Bisexual young people likely to smoke and drink alcohol twice more than heterosexual peers

Young people who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual are twice as likely to have smoked than their heterosexual peers, according to new research published in BMJ Open. Lesbian and gay young people were also more likely to drink alcohol frequently and more hazardously.

Bayard Rustin: the gay black pacifist at the heart of the March on Washington

Though he was chief strategist for King’s march, Rustin was kept in the background as some organizers considered him a liability. He died in 1987, and is sometimes forgotten in civil rights history

Michael Rubenstein Presents – “Plenty of evidence to support the Public Sector Equality Duty”

The Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) is a key feature of the Equality Act 2010. The purpose and effectiveness of the duty are being questioned by the coalition government. This article was written by Professor Simonetta Manfredi and Kate Clayton-Hathway and appeared first on the Oxford Human Rights Hub.

ESOL Nexus Research Award Exploring LGBT lives and issues in adult ESOL

This project addresses challenges for ESOL policy and practice of issues surrounding sexual diversity raised by the new legal climate created by the 2010 Equality Act. At a NATECLA

The Homophobia Project – DVD

The Homophobia Project DVD is a 60 minute film which explores the lives of Janet and John; two Heterosexual young people growing up in a world where everyone else is Lesbian or Gay.

NEW Families Together Website

The new Families Together website is launched today!

Launch of the Navajo-UCL​an Sexuality Training Toolbox

The National Conference, ‘Invisible Boundaries’, took place on Wednesday 24th April 13. It received unprecedented interest in the conference and it was attended by over 100 people, with representation from the public sector, local authorities, voluntary sector, educational establishments and UCLan students and staff.

National LGBT Toolkit.pd​f

Birmingham LGBT Centre has published a document aimed as a guide for teachers and support staff.


The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) has launched its 2013 issue of the state-sponsored homophobia report, a world survey of laws on criminalisation, protection and recognition of same-sex love, from its newly opened office in Geneva.

LGBT UK History Project

CHE has launched a major resource via Wikipedia, the LGBT UK History Project.

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