UK Diversity

Safe Spaces And The 'Right' To Be Offended

Simon Sapper | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Politics
Simon Sapper

I think you can't and shouldn't vaccinate or insulate yourself against being offended. But in these highly insecure times, you can't be surprised if people try. Safe spaces are surely a symptom more than anything else.

Why I'm Back At The British LGBT Awards

Marjorie Strachan | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Marjorie Strachan

Big organisations can play a role - we can role model inclusive behaviours and sound business practices and encourages others to do the same. That's why The British LGBT Awards are a great way of drawing attention to those that do this well and encourage improvements where they're required.

The Search Is On For More Black And Asian People To Feature On Blue Plaques

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK

Less than 4% of hundreds of commemorative blue plaques in London are dedicated to Black and Asian figures from history - but English Heritage is now d...

Rio Paralympics 2016. Are People With Disabilities Superhuman Or Simply Human?

Luca Badetti | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Sport
Luca Badetti

As the Rio 2016 Paralympics continue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, international attention of varying degree is being given to this second round of Olympic sport galore, involving persons who have disabilities.

Adverts Replaced By Stunning Photo Exhibition To Reflect Diversity Of British Public

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Adverts in shopping centres, train stations and high streets have been replaced by photographs featuring members of the British public to reflect the ...

Let's Stop Our Drama Schools Playing Lip Service When It Comes To Diversity

Sanjay Lago | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Sanjay Lago

It is amazing to see the large contribution made by the many creative voices within the sector, that are continuing to work and make the creative world a colourful place. But this isn't just the people that are on our screens and stages making the noise for diversity. It is also the people in education who want to make change, the new generation of graduated talent or soon to be graduated talent.

Marketing Should Promote A New Masculinity

Uri Baruchin | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK
Uri Baruchin

Traditional masculinity is driven by the patriarchal authority over women. Consequently, it constructs a toxic masculine ideal that is an inversion of even more oppressive feminine ideals. For example, it oppresses men by telling them they are too flabby and can never be tough enough.

Cancer Charity To Update Campaign Starring White YouTubers After ‘Lack Of Diversity’ Complaints

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Stand Up To Cancer has updated its latest campaign after it was criticised heavily on social media for including only white people. The #StandUpWithYT...

Dear Readers - Have You Been White-Washed?

Ann Girdharry | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK
Ann Girdharry

I think it's about time the mainstream bookshelves reflected the mix and diversity that actually exists in society. I think it's time that diverse characters, with racially diverse backgrounds and parentage and histories, finally found their way onto our contemporary bookshelves in the 'main' sections.

Beyond Binaries: The Impact Of Changing Gender Identity For Brands

Rebekah Mackay Miller | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK
Rebekah Mackay Miller

Significant numbers of Gen Z no longer define themselves primarily by gender. They use gender-neutral pronouns, reject the idea of gender binaries in stores and explore fluidity in sexual orientation far more so than the Millennial generation above them. As Gen Z (and their spending power) matures, brands will have to respond if they want to keep this new market engaged.

The Million Dollar Question: Why do Talented Women Leave Their Jobs?

Astrid van Waveren | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK
Astrid van Waveren

If a man and a woman, both aged thirty, quit their jobs, the stock assumption remains: The man leaves for a greater challenge, or a higher salary. The woman leaves because she wants to start a family.

Vogue Cover Star Reveals The Dark Side Of The Modelling Industry

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Style

A former model has shared her story of shooting to fashion fame as a young teenager, exposing the worrying effects of the industry on young girls. Kay...

Designing, Not Drowning

Karen Dobres | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Style
Karen Dobres

n its 100-year history the fashionista's bible has never featured a brand aimed at the post-surgery market until now. Describing the range as "stunning" and saying it "can be worn by all women who desire figure-enhancing swimwear," Vogue included the "Dive Collection" in the "Making Waves" edit in their celebratory 100 years edition, massively boosting diversity in the fashion industry at the same time.

In an Age of Uncertainty, Uniting Communities Should Be Our Priority

Sam Williams | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Politics
Sam Williams

The historic vote to leave the EU has still not properly sunk in for many communities across the UK. Indeed, the jury is still out as to what the impact of the vote - and of course the long-winded process of actually leaving the EU - will be on people's lives. Uncertainty over the future economic stability of the UK, and by extension society as a whole, has arguably never been more acute.

Snapchat Removes Filter That Promoted Racist Stereotype Of Asians

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Tech

Snapchat has removed a filter that turned selfies into Asian caricatures after it was accused of promoting a racist stereotype. Appalled users turned ...

Chrissy Teigen Slams Miss Teen USA Beauty Pageant For Lack Of Diversity

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Queen of Twitter Chrissy Teigen stole our hearts long ago for her frank accounts of parenting on social media. But now we adore the model even more af...

Meet Elle Magazine's First Transgender Cover Star

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Style

Elle magazine have made history with their upcoming September issue, featuring a transgender woman on its cover for the first time. The woman in quest...

The Power of Words

Chris Dreyfus-Gibson | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Politics
Chris Dreyfus-Gibson

Words are powerful! I love language and am a self-confessed punctuation vigilante. As humans we are fortunate to be able to convey meaning, emotion, or subtlety through the words we choose and the way in which we say or write them.

Has Progress Stalled for LGBT+ Inclusion in 2016?

Suki Sandhu | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK
Suki Sandhu

This time last year, during the nominations process for our third annual OUTstanding and FT Power Lists, there was a sense of progress and celebration...

Chanel Iman Gets Real About Fashion's Diversity Problem

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Style

Chanel Iman has spoken out about diversity in the fashion industry. The supermodel, who has posed for Vogue and walked the runway for Victoria’s Sec...

Ladies and Gentlemen Please Show Your Appreciation for Diversity

Helen Rosethorn | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK
Helen Rosethorn

You could get depressed reading this - we are inherently discriminatory and there's limited ways to tackle it! And given some of the news headlines right now should we lurch for the panic button? I would not dare enter the fray on our societal challenges, but any organisation that is not elevating the question of inclusivity is not thinking as strategically as it needs to, not simply for today but absolutely for the future.

The Burst of the Globalisation Bubble

Liza Bel | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK
Liza Bel

Until not long ago, globalisation seemed like an inevitable trend for contemporary world; a state of affairs we were all steering towards. Cheap trav...

Black Lives Do Matter

Edward Adoo | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK
Edward Adoo

It's clear not all but a minority of these officers DO NOT LIKE Black people. Officers should be banned from using fire arms until further notice to prevent more incidents and deaths. It's time Black lives are valued and respected like any other human being. It could be your Mother, Father, Daughter, Sister, friend or close relative. Enough is enough.

Words Are Powerful

Kelly Knox | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK
Kelly Knox

Words can inspire, empower, motivate, lift your spirits and give you joy and happiness. Equally, words can make you feel useless, anxious, depressed, not worthy, hurt and lower your self-esteem. Words Make. Works Break. Words are like a magical powder or a deadly potion.

Louder and Prouder: We Have to March with Pride Everyday

Ria Chatterjee | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK
Ria Chatterjee

"You're a gay-loving prick". The final words of a man who - so poisoned by hatred - continued to utter such bile as he was taken, handcuffed, to a police car. My partner and I had spent the previous twenty minutes trying to tackle his backward views but also keep him in place until the police arrived.