Some of you in the HIV field may have read this. And if you haven't, read and sign. It's a letter to the Chief Executive of NHS England demanding to...
Because there is not enough representation and these are early days, we are impatient to see aspects of ourselves represented in the media. We often get angry or upset when we don't see ourselves reflected in a mainstream character, no matter how authentic they may be.
This International Women's Day I am whole-heartedly behind the idea of making a #pledgeforparity. We all have a responsibility for working towards gender equality. To do this we need to give everyone the chance to express their experience of gender inequality and to listen to these experiences and to not dismiss them. And we can't do that unless we understand that there's no us and them.
I've been wanting to make a video with some of my queer family for a long time and 'Desire' felt like the right time to do it. Every Y&Y video has some similar elements that run through it: magical worlds, symbolism, pretty lights and this time I wanted sex added into that mixture.
It hadn't occurred to me before but, thinking about it, it did seem that contained within the notion of being a "trans ally" is the implicit assumption that one is not oneself trans. Did that assumption bother me? I wasn't sure.
Against this background of Mothering Sunday hysteria, it's understandable that over the years various teachers, play school helpers and creche supervisors approach the inevitable 'for whom should we make the card' conversation with us with visible dread.
Modern love is made from the inspiring stories of human history. Michael started his adolescent life in the 1950's engaged in criminal activity. ...
Scrapping Section 28 was a progressive and bold move so early on in the life of the Scottish Parliament. It sent a strong message and I remember the real sense of hope many of us felt at the time, that perhaps, school would be different for a new generation. So why, in 2016, has so little changed for young people in our schools?
Two weekends ago at student LGBT pride, I was part of a panel discussing the various things that young LGBT could be up against in 2016. This ranged from mental wellbeing to drugs, as well as fitting into a new world and gay shame. Having been an advocate of young LGBT rights for the last two years, I was privileged to be on the panel. During the talk I voiced my opinions on the lack of awareness my government gives to homophobic language in schools, and said I don't believe our education secretary, Nicky Morgan, gives a sh*t about young LGBT rights.
What's worrying is the way that the likes of Tinder and Happn have drained the depth out of the art of conversation. Creating a trivialised space where we can play 'shop', but with actual people. I still find it odd that Tinder tells me to 'keep playing', as though my love life is some sort of gay Temple Run.
There is no easy way to tell the person you love that you are not the man she thought you were; that, in fact, you are not a man at all. No easy way to tell indeed.
Of course trans women have a different experience of womanhood to cisgender women, but excluding them from 'women's' spaces is basically denying the entire existence of their identity. How can you properly exist without being acknowledged as a real person for who you actually are?
Regardless of who we love, there needs to be more available for the partners (and other family) of those transitioning. First few years of transition is a time of physical and mental changes. It's safe to say when you are doing something so huge, when you transition, the whole world transitions around you too.
As a Labour politician it isn't often that I defend a Tory. Maria Miller's past misdemeanors over expenses have been dealt with, losing her Cabinet seat. That has nothing to do with the recent Commons report on gender identity. Littlejohn's attack is just another cheap and nasty 'character assassination' in a desperate effort to undermine the report's legitimate findings.
LGB&T equality was on the agenda at this year's World Economic Forum meeting at Davos - for the first time. Here are the nine best quotes that came ou...
For those who've never been involved in the struggles that led us to where we are today, it's never too late. It might not always be obvious, but to repeat what Stonewall keeps saying - because ultimately they are right - there's still work to do.