‘PRIDE’ TO CLOSE DIRECTORS’ FORTNIGHT AT THE 2014 INTERNATIONAL CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

Pride directed by Matthew Warchus has been selected to close Directors’ Fortnight at the 2014 International Cannes Film Festival on 23rd May.
Set in the summer of 1984, a group of LGBT activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking NUM. But the Union seems embarrassed to receive their support.. Previous British films that have premiered in Directors’ Fortnight include Billy Elliot and East Is East.

LGBT HM 2014 Prelaunch

LGBTHM 2014 is dedicated to ‘Music’. The day will be a community educational celebration of all things music and LGBT. The event takes place at Birmingham University on November 28th

‘As lesbians, we needed a guidebook on parenting’

When Hannah Latham was pregnant, she felt as if she and her partner Rowena were the only people in the world in their situation. So she started up a magazine to help other LGBT families feel less isolated – The Guardian 14.09.13

How I built a career in LGBT education

Elly Barnes has devoted her career to helping schools become environments in which LGBT students and teachers can thrive without fear of discrimination. She talks to Emily Drabble of the Guardian

Voyage of Discovery…

Young people from Wigan set sail on a Tall Ships adventure of a lifetime Explore. Dream. Discover…as Mark Twain once urged. And that’s exactly what one group of young people from Wigan are doing after to ‘throwing off the bowlines’ and ‘catching the trade wind in their sails’. The 11-strong crew, who are all members of the Wigan Council-backed B.yoU group, have swapped their home comforts for the high seas to take the Tall Ships Challenge. The trip has been …

Does coming out as gay or lesbian at the BBC harm your career?

Chantal Badjie, BBC Diversity Centre Last year the BBC’s cult business editor Robert Peston posted a blog  in which Colin (Lord) Browne, former CEO of BP, speaking at Arup’s staff LGBT network , claimed that the arts and media were much more tolerant of gay and lesbian workers than other working environments such as business and finance. Being openly gay was something Lord Browne never felt he could embrace, until he resigned from BP in 2007. But are the arts …

A Resources special: Equality – Still out of sight and out of mind

Schools must tackle homophobic bullying as forcefully as they do other forms of discrimination, says Elizabeth Bridges*

For anyone who works in a school, bullying is an unfortunate reality. From comments about weight to remarks about ethnicity or disability, pupils – and some teachers – can be cruel and thoughtless.

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