Jeremy Corbyn pledges to put gay history in the school curriculum

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to put LGBT history on the school curriculum and protect gay bars from property developers, as he launches his LGBT manifesto. Mr Corbyn is re-running for the party leadership amid a challenge from MP Owen Smith, and is expected to win a large majority. The leader today launched his LGBT+ Manifesto, which includes a number of radical pledges on equality. In addition to making inclusive Sex and Relationship Education compulsory in schools, Mr Corbyn says he …

Home Office Launches ‘Hate Crime Action Plan’

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has called on communities across Britain to come together and stand united against those who use hate to divide us. Launching the hate crime action plan, published today (26 July 2016), she urged more victims of hate crime to come forward, so that the full scale of the challenge facing communities can be understood and tackled. Ms Rudd, who met campaigners – including LGBT+ equalities groups – working to combat hate crime today, announced that the hate …

Kent LGBTQ Youth Report 2015

This report outlines some of the experiences of a sample of young people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and those questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity (LGBTQ) attending the LGBTQ youth hubs in Kent between August 2013 and December 2014 – as reported by young people themselves.

The 2014 LGBT Youth North West Pink Box Competition

Still time to enter! View this email in your browser The 2014 LGBT Youth North West Pink Box Competition comes to you in the form of a musical contest! Ur Own Vision A real opportunity for young people to share their own vision of what life is life for LGBT youth in 2014. Marking International Day Against Homophobia, this event will take place at Knotty Ash Youth and Community Centre on Friday 16 May 2014 6.30 – 9.00pm This promises to be quite …

Armistead Maupin’s ‘Tales’ Included in World Book Night USA – 23rd April

Each year, 30- 35 books are chosen by an independent panel of librarians and booksellers. After the book titles are announced, members of the public apply to personally hand out 20 copies of a particular title in their community. On April 23rd, they give their books to those who don’t regularly read and/or people who don’t normally have access to printed books, for reasons of means or geography.

New Queer Voices, Outspoken

Patterflash! is a literary variety show, combining the best traditions of live literature with all the energy and verve of queer performance.

The Network – tackling social exclusion …

The Network – tackling social exclusion … a network of people working in libraries, museums, archives and cultural and heritage organisations, who are working to tackle social exclusion and to promote social justice.

Schools E-book Competition: design an early reader book

We have the rules finalised for our E-book competition. We’re asking schools around the country to design an early reader e-book that usualises LGBT people as well as others in the Equality Act’s list of protected characteristics. The competition is being run in conjunction with teaching union the ATL. Closing date 15th September 2014.

LGBT History Month 2014 – The Events Calendar

Are you putting on a show, concert or exhibition for LGBTHM? Or simply looking to support a local event this February? Then take a look at our national Events Calendar!