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HIV National Testing Week

On the 1st of December is World Aids Day and this week is National HIV Testing Week (22-30th November). Over the past few months the media has been raising awareness about HIV as HIV diagnoses are still climbing year on […]

Is it Real Love?

Is it ‘Real Love’? It’s that time of year where the remarkable John Lewis have released their nostalgic romance-filled very quintessential British Christmas advert – which you can’t help but fall in love with! This year’s star is Monty the […]

Some people are gay, some people can’t get over that?

Assistant Headteacher Andrew Moffat reportedly resigned from his job after being targeted by parents with religious beliefs that did not want him to teach their children ‘that it is OK to be gay’. I’ve known Andrew for many years and […]

An Easter Thought

An Easter Thought Most of us are getting ready for a four day weekend getaway, some of us have already packed our bags, taken our annual leave and are on vacation right this minute. Whether the holidays are to spend […]

LGBT History Month Every Month

LGBT History Month was created in 2005 by Sue Sanders and Schools Out in the United Kingdom and it takes place each February. The USA has had LGBT History Month since 1994 and was created by school teacher Rodney Wilson […]

Fred Jester Barnes

Frederick “Fred” Jester Barnes was born on the 21st May 1885 at 219 Great Lister Street, Saltley, Birmingham in a bedroom above his father’s butchers shop. Modest and unremarkable beginnings indeed for a man who went on to live an […]

Before Stonewall 1930s-1950s

So… LGBT people before the Stonewall Riots and the gay liberation movement of the 1970s lived “furtive, closeted, miserable lives, while after Stonewall, gays could be free and open… out of the closet, fighting back, refusing to be mistreated any […]

1970s Gender, Race & Sexuality

The late 1960s and early 1970s saw the development of second wave feminism, the women’s movement started in the twenties with the suffragette movement. Some (Socialist/Marxist Feminists) analysed women’s issues in terms of inequalities both in economic power and between […]

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