We were shocked, but not really surprised, by the programme's findings about the differences in expectations and treatment of girls and boys. And, it's hard to deny its conclusion: that these stereotypes affect how our children grow up - from the jobs they choose to the way in which they are able to express their emotions.
I took a walk the other morning with my partner. The memories of a night celebrating Manchester Pride still a little too strong, and my hangover even stronger - we figured the fresh air would do us good.
"Did you see what that guy just did?", my friend Emma exclaimed as we stood in a queue for the cinema. She continued to recount in disbelief, how a gay guy stood next to us had taken a step back, looked me up and down from head to toe and then turned back around again dismissively.
Same-sex marriage in Australia has become one of their biggest political footballs in recent years. Whereas in the UK, marriage equality was pretty much forced through the House Of Commons when it became embarrassing and archaic for it not to be legal. In Australia it has been put to a public postal vote, scheduled to happen on September the 12th which then has to pass through government.
Confused? Join the club. I set up Disability Pride Brighton (the first Disability Pride in England) last year after one of my adopted disabled children suffered an incident of disability discrimination. It snowballed into a wildly successful festival which was held in July and which turned out to be one of the best days of my life.
'Fags go home, you have no testosterone...' - chant heard at the Charlottesville Rally, 12th August 2017. The past week has
Important as seasons like this are, we're committed to reflecting life for the LGBTQ+ community year round, in all its complexity, diversity and variety. My very personal hope is that the films in this season inspire LGBTQ+ people all over the country and, that in 10 years' time, when Britain marks the 60th anniversary that a film about homophobic violence in Britain belongs very firmly in the past.
As a gay, brown British man I thought I had made it to the sunlit uplands. With a Fedora fixed at a jaunty angle and a gin
For as long as gay and bisexual men, who are not at high risk, are told they are, and their blood is refused, then discrimination exists. We've learned the hard way that equality is won in inches and not in miles so for now let's take this victory. The changes are due to be implemented in Scotland in November 2017 and January 2018 in England, so when they do, if you can, give a pint or two and make a BIG thing about it.
Statistically, it's 210 times harder to get into Big Brother than Harvard. Love Island received over 60,000 applications this year, so the odds of being cast (1 in 2,000) are akin to the chance of you fatally slipping in the bath or shower.