Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Downing Street Reception for LGBT History Month

NOTE: Due to the demise of David Cameron's son, Ivan, this event was cancelled and will now be taking place on Thursday 5 March.

The Prime Minister has invited Schools OUT and LGBT History Month co-chairs, Sue Sanders and Tony Fenwick, to 10 Downing Street this evening. The occasion is to celebrate LGBT History Month. It is an important endorsement of the work and achievements made by the Month in the 5 years since it came into being.

The reception will also include Harriet Harman and Michael Cashman.

"This is a fantastic moment for the LGBT community; we really are on the threshold of something big," according to Tony. "Who would have thought five years ago that a group wanting to put lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans people into the National Curriculum would be welcomed by the Prime Minister of our nation?"

In what proves to be a busy day, Tony also appeared on BBC1's Breakfast TV as part of a report on education and LGBT people tomorrow. Katie Ivens, Vice-Chairman of the Campaign for Real Education, also featured in the debate. The programme aired at 7.20am.

Finally, viewers in London will also see LGBT History Month featured on BBC1's Inside Out at 7pm tonight.

2 comments:

Rob Hughes said...

Why is it necessary for homosexual lobby groups to force people to bow down to their wishes. If people want to be homosexual then so be it, but why must those who believe it to be sinful and wrong be forced to accept it as normal??Why must young children brought up in homes in which they are taught homosexuality is wrong be forced to accept the school curriculum that conflicts with the wishes of their parents. Why must the beliefs of people who see homosexuality as being sinful be discrminated against. Why must we who see homosexuality as being wrong and sinful be forced to tolerate the beliefs of those who see it as normal? Is that not intolerance towards those who view it as being wrong??

John said...

why is it necessary for 'Christians' to force people to bow to their wishes. If people want to accept the literal truth of an ancient book then so be it, but why must those who believe it to be irrelevant be forced to accept it? Why must young children brought up in homes in which they are taught to respect diversity, and accept themselves and others as they are be forced to endure the bigotry and condemnation by a vocal minority. Why must the understanding that homosexuality is a natural component of human sexuality be discriminated against. Why must we who see homosexuality as being normal for some people by forced to tolerate the beliefs of those who see it as 'abnormal'? Is that not intolerance?