Leading Gay Rights Charity Just Made A Historic Change

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK

Stonewall has announced it will now campaign for the rights of trans people, as well as lesbians, gays and bisexuals, in an unprecedented expansion of...

By Denying the Existence of Transphobia, Germaine Greer Reconfirms Its Existence

Frances Black | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Frances Black

It can feel ironic when someone embodies the thing they are trying to convince us doesn't exist. Like when people hurl sexist insults at those who fight sexism, or racist slurs at people speaking out about racism... Or Germaine Greer declaring to the world that transphobia doesn't exist.

It's Time We Start Protecting Trans Kids

Dean Eastmond | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Dean Eastmond

UK LGBT mental health charity PACE recently found in a study that 48% of Trans people under the age of 26 said they had attempted to take their own lives, with 30% saying that they had done so in the past year. That's almost half of the entire Trans community.

Homophobic Bullying and the Responsibilities of Children's Television

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Shaun Dellenty

Still missing is regular, usualised (to use Sue Sanders word) portrayals of LGBT pupils, parents and role models who are happy, successful and kind human beings- just going about their lives. Such portrayals send a vital life-changing message to the emergent young LGBT souls out there.

Sheffield SU and NUS Ban on Julie Bindle - An Affront to Free Speech, our Intellectual freedom and an Insult to Students .

Liam Deacon | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Deacon

Last week Julie Bindle, the feminist and journalist, was due to speak at our Student Union - except - at the last minute the student management team stepped in and banned her on our behalf.

Have No Fear - 'Sexual Orientation' and 'Gender Identity' Are Here

Elly Barnes | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elly Barnes

It has happened! Make no mistake, this is very big news. I have been delivering my Educate & Celebrate training to make schools LGBT-Friendly across the UK over the last few years and this is my first primary school to take the leap of using policy language and making it visible to all.

Dispelling the Dark Clouds of Section 28: Flying Into Blue Skies Through the Leadership of New Teachers

Claire Stoneman | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Stoneman

I write this in the last week of the six week summer holiday, teetering on the brink of a brand new school year brimming with all its hope and possibility. 2014-2015 academic year, for my school - Dame Elizabeth Cadbury in Bournville, Birmingham - is a very exciting one.

Haircuts and Misogyny

Kelly Teeboon | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kelly Teeboon

Picture this, you're out for a long day of shopping with a male companion, be it your partner or just a friend and he decides to go for a haircut. You are greeted with the request to leave 'women aren't allowed' the owner says. Are you in the 1940s? No, guess again, you're in 2014!

Thank You for the LGBT Music

Elly Barnes | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Elly Barnes

In all of my musical, equality and advisory roles, music continues to be a key tool in eradicating discrimination. In all our annual 'Educate and Celebrate' school showcases, students and teachers use music extensively through LGBT anthems, music by LGBT composers and equality songs written by our young people.

Internet Feminism, Call Out Culture, and White Women's Tears

Jeni Harvery | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jeni Harvery

Let's support that change without turning it into either a noisy, vindictive, self seeking and other woman bashing performance, or by engaging in unnecessary, overly indulgent self flagellation. Let's support that change whilst supporting each other, so that we can all come together and finally, finally, smash the patriarchy to smithereens.

Schools OUT Says You Are Never Too Young To Learn About Diversity

Elly Barnes | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Elly Barnes

Birmingham City Council is taking some radical steps to counter homophobia and transphobia in its schools, including primary schools. This may seem an inappropriate age to speak to students, but only if you do not have the necessary tools and training.

Normalizing Violence in Grand Theft Auto V

Stephen Beirne | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Stephen Beirne

With the recent release of Grand Theft Auto V, the roles have shuffled around a bit. Parents and news anchors seem largely disinterested in the latest instalment. Instead it's the fans, now grown up, calling it transgressive as a satirical text, in light of critics' dressing down of the game's attempts at a message.

The Pink List 2013 and Other Ways to Stop (Trans)gender Related Bullying

Catherine McNamara | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine McNamara

Bullying can take many forms and when young trans people tell us that they feel consistently frightened and anxious about what their fellow students and teacher might say or do we know there is more work to be done.

Some School Leaders and School Governors Must Stop Preventing Trainee and Newly Qualified Teachers from Saving Young Lives

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Shaun Dellenty

Whilst these engagements provide wonderful opportunities to share these vital messages, there is one 'genre' of speaking engagement which cuts to the very core of why I undertake this work; trainee teacher and newly qualified teacher events...

Transphobia Is in the Dictionary

Claudia White | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Claudia White

I could not be more proud of each and every person who signed my petition and made this possible. The first step in tackling a problem is identifying it, and that is what this petition is about: We have officially defined and identified transphobia. It's not about accepting that transphobia takes place, but about identifying that there is a problem and tackling it.

Homophobia: One-In-Four LGBT People Victim of Violence or Threats in the Last Five Years

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

What should have been a time of celebration for gay people in France turned into a nightmare when, a few weeks before France was due to become the latest European country to allow same-sex marriage, a young couple was assaulted in Paris on 7 April for being gay.

A Quarter Of Gay People Have Been Physically Attacked

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK

A quarter of gay people in European Union nations have been physically attacked, according to the biggest ever survey of its kind. Released to mark...

Vigil for Lucy Meadows 25-03

Patrick Cash | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK
Patrick Cash

I went to the candlelit vigil held outside the Daily Mail's Kensington headquarters, Northcliffe House, in memory of transgender primary teacher Lucy ...

The Death of Lucy Meadows

Scottee | Posted 23.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Over 4000 people have signed an online petition calling for a public apology from the Daily Mail and for the Editor to sack Richard Littlejohn. I, however am indifferent if he loses his job at the Mail or not; he's a journalist and will find other avenues for his transphobic and homophobic rants

Richard Littlejohn Faces Online Wrath For Column On Transgender Teacher Lucy Meadows

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK

A firebrand Daily Mail columnist has faced online wrath in the wake of the death of a transgender primary school teacher he had referred to in a colum...

Why Transphobia Needs A Place In The Dictionary

Claudia White | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Claudia White

Last month, I started a petition to get the term "transphobia" added to the both the Oxford English Dictionary and Microsoft Office's dictionary lexicon. The petition gained 500 signatures in just five hours and now stands at over 9,000.

When Did 'Freedom of Speech' Become a Cover for Bigotry?

Alex MacDonald | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Politics
Alex MacDonald

What really worries me here is that a self-confessed feminist is actually resorting to the same tactics used by the likes of Ann Coulter and Nick Griffin to justify her hateful beliefs.

What Can You Say?

Judi Sutherland | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Judi Sutherland

Transgender people might be one of the last oppressed minorities. If Ms Burchill's rant had been directed against black or Asian people, homosexual people, Jews, or Muslims, I am pretty sure it would have been met with the full force of the law.

Lucy Sherriff

'Gay Bars Are Not Zoos' | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Students and an NUS officer have condemned an article written by a student journalist titled 'The Week I Became A Lesbian' as "disgusting" and offensi...

Homophobia Put Us Off Sport For Life, Say LGBT Students

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Homophobic and transphobic bullies are driving LGBT students out of sport, with many victims blasting school and university cultures as "alienating an...