Schools Out UK

The overall aim of Schools OUT UK (Registered Charity No. 1156352) is to promote equality and diversity for the benefit of the public.

We do this by:
  • Increasing the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (“LGBT+”) people, in all their diversity, their history, lives and their experiences in the curriculum and culture of educational and other institutions, and the wider community.
  • Raising awareness and advancing education on matters affecting the diverse LGBT+ community.
  • Working to make educational and other institutions safe spaces for all LGBT+ communities.
  • Promoting the welfare of LGBT+ people, in all their diversity by ensuring that the education system recognises and enables LGBT+ people to achieve their full potential, so they contribute fully to society and lead fulfilled lives, thus benefiting society as a whole.
  • Providing free, comprehensive and detailed resources to develop and support the above ideas across the whole spectrum of the education, museum and library sectors and beyond. We do this across several websites: https://lgbtplushistorymonth.co.uk, www.schools-out.org.uk, www.the-classroom.org.uk, www.outingthepast.com.

We have been in existence since 1974. Chair Sue Sanders is an Emeritus Professor of the Harvey Milk Institute, and won the 2019 Rainbow Honours Lifetime Achievement Award. Tony Fenwick our late CEO accepted an MBE on behalf of the organisation. We have been nominated twice in the ‘Best Community Group’ category at the Pink News Awards, and committee member Kate Hutchinson was voted Number 19 of the 40 most influential LGBT+ people  in Wales in 2020.

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