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January 21, 2014

Music icons named in campaign to promote the inclusion of LGBT history in education in schools

Gay British composer Benjamin Britten has been selected as one of the icons of LGBTI History Month.

The campaign, which aims to improve LGBTI education in UK schools, takes on a musical theme this year and four icons have been selected to spearhead it this February.

Britten’s compositions, including well-known pieces such as ‘The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra’, were often inspired by his 40-year relationship with lover Sir Peter Pears.

November 26, 2013

LGBT History Month in Birmingham will see schoolchildren join together to perform to politicians and celebrities

British school kids will be singing out to celebrate LGBTI history this month.

Over a hundred young people will perform a concert for politicians and celebrities to celebrate LGBT History Month 2014's theme of music.

The concert at the University of Birmingham will take place on 28 November at the Bramall Concert Hall, hosted by comedian Barbara Nice.

Both primary and secondary schools will perform in the celebration of diversity.

May 2, 2013

Police constable Ian Ashton has been awarded for helping LGBT members of the UK police

UK’s Lancashire Police Constabulary have awarded their equality and diversity officer for his work on LGBT issues within the police.

Police Constable Ian Ashton received a Regional Commander’s Commendation award presented by Chief Superintendent James Lee.

‘I am extremely proud to have received this and it supports and endorses Lancashire constabulary’s work around LGB&T,’ Ashton told Gay Star News.

The commendation was awarded for Ashton’s work on national and local LGBT issues.

November 30, 2012

A Further Education college in Edinburgh, Scotland won an award for raising awareness about LGBT issues

Edinburgh College won Scotland’s Colleges Annual Award today (30 November) for its efforts of raising awareness for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) youth community.

The portal Caledonian Mercurty reported that the college, which only opened two months ago (October) did various events for the LGBT History Month which was also marked with the launch of its LGBT Society – a support group to address homophobic bullying.

November 1, 2012

Linda Bellos to debate impact of science on LGBT rights at Bletchley House

Linda Bellos, a black lesbian renowned for her outspoken feminist views, will speak at Bletchley Park as part of LGBT History Month’s pre-event in November.

Bellos’ appearance forms part of a debate called 'This House Believes That Science Has Been the Enemy of the LGBT Community'. On her opposing side will be Annika Joy of London’s Science Museum.

October 23, 2012

Event in Bletchley Park will celebrate life of gay scientist Alan Turing

UK schools are being encouraged to start planning their activities for LGBT History Month with a pre-launch event taking place in Bletchley Park to celebrate the life of Alan Turing.

The event, taking place on 15 November and organised by SchoolsOUT, coincides with the 100th birthday of Turing, whose groundbreaking coding work during World War II helped save thousands of lives and is often credited as the father of the modern computer. However, he was hounded by the authorities for his homosexuality, and eventually committed suicide.

October 1, 2012

As we start Black History Month in the UK and LGBT History Month in the US, we look at why they matter and what we will be doing to celebrate black gay history

In 1987, Linda Bellos and a couple of black British people came together to organised the first Black History Month in the UK. Linda in an interview with the Guardian last year said: ‘It was a political decision on my part to make it happen’.

Now, 25 years on, Linda, who is also an LGBT rights campaigner, and the rest have not only made it happened, they have given young black people in this country the power of history.

Many times white people ask me why do we need Black History Month? The same question is asked on the morality of LGBT History Month.

July 12, 2012

Lesbian teacher Elly Barnes has been commended as an ‘inspiration’ for making her school a centre for LGBT tolerance in UK schools

A British lesbian teacher has received ‘high commendations’ in a UK teaching awards ceremony for her campaign to end homophobia in schools.

Elly Barnes of Stoke Newington School, London, was highly commended in the: ‘most inspirational teacher category’, in the Times Educational Supplement (TES) award.

January 31, 2012

Sue Sanders anticipates diverse program for nationwide celebration

Sue Sanders, founder of British LGBT History Month is eagerly anticipating the launch of the eighth annual event.

Speaking to Gay Star News, Sanders said: 'I am so excited and proud of our community.

'We have grabbed a space, a concept and populated it with such a myriad of ideas that demonstrate the diversity of our community.

January 30, 2012

Achievements of LGBT people to be celebrated in eighth annual event

February 2012 marks the eighth annual British LGBT History Month. First initiated in 2005, LGBT History Month is a time to celebrate the lives and achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

January 30, 2012

Britain's top gay and lesbian film professionals to be honoured during LGBT History Month

An exhibition honouring Britain's top gay and lesbian professionals working in the UK film industry will open during LGBT History Month, Cardiff.

Stephen Fry, Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Antony Sher and Sophie Ward are among the 11 stars photographed by Donald MacLellan for the Pink Portraits collection.

The 20 free-standing portraits will be exhibited at the Office for National Statistics in Newport, Wales throughout February.

January 27, 2012

Gay Games Ambassador and gold medal winner Chris Morgan launches timeline for LGBT History Month

Gay Games Ambassador and champion powerlifter Chris Morgan has launched a Timeline of LGBT Sport for LGBT History Month 2012.

The six time British champion and six time Gay Games gold medalist in powerlifiting has compiled a comprehensive timeline of the achievements of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender sportspeople in Britain dating from 1976 to present day.

January 26, 2012

Wales' top officials to honour gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people at opening of event

For the first time in history, leading dignitaries in Wales will declare their support for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people at the opening of LGBT History Month Cymru 2012.

Leading figures such as Welsh government minister Huw Lewis, leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats Kirsty Williams and Assembly minister for Plaid Cymru Lindsay Whittle will all give speeches at the launch of the event on 1 February at Senedd, Cardiff.

November 23, 2011
British history enthusiasts have launched a new wikimedia web site, LGBT History Project, and want other lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to contribute to it.
British history enthusiasts have launched a new wikimedia web site, LGBT History Project, and want other lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to contribute to it. The site was unveiled at the prelaunch event for Britain's LGBT History Month in November at the Oval Cricket Ground in south London. Using Wikipedia’s own software, everyone is invited to log on and enter stories, memories and knowledge of British gay life. Suggested topics include arts, sport, business, health, press, people and pubs and clubs.