February is LGBT History Month

LGBT History Month is a month-long annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. Currently, LGBT History Month is a month-long celebration that is specific to the United States and the United Kingdom. LGBT History Month was initiated in the UK by Sue Sanders, […]

World AIDS Day: 1st December

WHAT IS WORLD AIDS DAY? World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was […]

South East Region LGBT affiliates to ILGA Europe

The South East Region LGBT Group met on Saturday 20th May at UNISON Centre in London. Dr Jasna Magic from ILGA – Europe spoke about the challenges facing many LGBT people across Europe including the appalling situation facing LGBT people in Chechnya. ILGA-Europe – the European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and […]

LGBT History Month: Remembering the gay man who saved 17 million lives

Alan Mathison Turing was a pioneering computer scientist, and he served as a mid-20th century British mathematician, logician, and cryptanalyst who, working during World War II at England’s Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, succeeded with his team of scientists and linguists in cracking the “Enigma code” used by the Nazi command to conduct […]

LGBT History Month: 50th Anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act

By Lucy Power, Kent Police and Justice Branch It took almost 500 years from the passing of the buggery act, which made homosexuality punishable by death, to reach partial decriminalisation.  As we celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act, it would serve us well to recognise how far we’ve come, and yet how […]

LGBT History Month: Lesbians and Gays support the miners

Gethin Roberts spoke at the South East LGBT AGM, following the release of the film Pride, in which his character featured. The film explores the events following the 1984 Lesbian and Gay march, in which money and awareness was raised to support the miners in the UK. The film follows the relationship that developed between […]