Hackney Museum Sankofa Exhibition and Black History Season

Sankofa – why Britain celebrates Black History Month 24 September 2013 – 4 January 2014. Sankofa is the African Adinkra symbol meaning the wisdom of learning from the past to build the future.

ShoutOut School Workshops – Ireland

Shout Out’s one hour interactive sessions build understanding for people who are struggling with their sexuality, foster support amongst friends and classmates, and encourage a supportive and welcoming school environment for LGBTQ students.

Journey of a transgender child

Cathie Dickens saw a change the first time she took her granddaughter Harriette shopping for a dress. “It just broke my heart to see her put it on and look at herself in the mirror,” Dickens said. “She’s so much happier, being allowed to be who she is.” Harriette Cunningham says she always knew she was a girl, even if she was born with a boy’s body. The Comox transgender girl transitioned last September and took the name Harriette in …

The independent Steering Group’s report of the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) review and Government response

This report reviews the equality requirements placed on public bodies when carrying out their day-to-day work.

Publication of the new national curriculum

The Secretary of State for Education, the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP has published the new national curriculum.

The faces of LGBT HM 2014 – Ethel Smyth

Valarie Morris, composer and founder of Sandscape Publications has published online a biography of Dame Ethel Smyth, one of the four ‘faces’ of LGBT History Month 2014. The site is a valuable resource for teachers considering celebrating HM next February, and are looking for ideas.

How natural is homosexuality?

The anti-human undertones of searching for gayness in nature.Craig Fairnington, writer and researcher, in an essay from Spiked-online.com

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.

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