Now celebrating its eighth year, LGBT History Month officially
begins tomorrow and boasts a packed itinerary to help u-turn
homophobia in schools and the curriculum.
Headed by Sue Sanders of School's Out, it is annually observed
during February to coincide with the abolition of Section 28, which
infamously prohibited discussion about homosexuality in the
Numerous events take place throughout February, starting with
Queer Question Time at London's Glazier's Hall, tomorrow.
Hosted by Suran Dickson, CEO of Diversity Role Models, it will
follow a similar format to the BBC's Question Time with a panel
that includes: Peter Tatchell, Claire Harvey, Bob Ballard and Kelly
Admission is FREE but advance booking is strongly advised as
places are limited. To book your place contact Helen Laker on 020
7525 0848 or Helen.Laker@southwark.gov.uk.
The Schools OUT Conference will, as usual, take place on the first
Saturday of the month.
Entitled: Educating OUT Prejudice through the LGBT Lens, it will
be held at London's Drill Hall and feature contributions from
Christine Blower, General Secretary NUT.
There will also be an open-day training course on 21 February,
designed for all teachers and educators.
Taking place at Stoke Newington school, they have trained at least
fifty teachers nationally in LGBT issues in the past year.