Introduction from the Editor

Welcome to another issue of OUTburst: Schools OUT UK’s Official Guide to LGBT History Month!

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Welcome to another issue of OUTburst: Schools OUT UK’s Official Guide to LGBT History Month! Last year’s magazine was a huge success and the response we’ve had has been wonderful. We hope that this year’s magazine pleases you just as much.

We open with introductions from the Prime Minister and the CEO of Schools OUT UK, Tony Fenwick. These introductions show you where we’ve come from and why marking LGBT History Month is important. We then go on to explore the impact of the Sexual Offences Act 1967 but also look to the future, and at the battles still to be won.

LGBT History Month is a time for coming together and celebrating our shared heritage as a community. This year, our theme is Citizenship, PSHE and Law, allowing us to look at what makes us British but also what makes us unique. From real life activists to superheroes, we explore figures who inspire us and events that have shaped us. We also look at some of the great work conducted throughout the year by our community to educate out prejudice and engender a more inclusive, diverse culture.

Because we had too much to fit in here, you’ll find additional content on our website (lgbthistorymonth.co.uk). Go check it out, get in touch with us, and share your own stories.

Adam Lowe
Editor

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