Another huge success, the day was hosted by the magnificent University of Birmingham, with children’s workshops in the morning and a extremely entertaining and moving two-hour show in the evening, hilariously introduced by comedien Brbara Nice.
Today (20th November) is the annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance. In the last year 238 trans people have been murdered worldwide. SOUK’s Andrew Dobbin has written ‘Trans – The forgotten strand?’ , looking at Trans issues from an employment and educational viewpoint.
2013 is the 25th anniversary of the arrival of the reviled censorship law Section 28, and the 10th anniversary of its repeal. As part of our commemorations we have created a bank of resources covering the 15 year period that Section 28 was in place.
(7th November) on the Vanessa Feltz radio programme SOUK co-chair Sue Sanders and Sean Dellenty, of Inclusion For All led a phone-in on the use of the word ‘gay’ in schools. This programme went further asking whether teachers should be ‘out’ at schools. Promotions Officer Andrew Dobbin also made a contribution.
This morning (14th October 2013) Schools OUT UK’s co-chair Sue Sanders appeared live as part of a radio debate on the use of homophobic language in schools – particularly the use of ‘gay’ as a derogatory term.