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Jazz hands – appropriation or inspiration?

The NUS Women’s Campaign has passed an important motion. In an age of female genital mutilation, when more men called ‘John’ run big companies than all the females combined and when LGBTs are being stone to death, the conference called for a ban on members appropriating black female culture. Yes, the pressing matter on their […]

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A great time to be LGB or T?

  Never before in history have lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people enjoyed more in the way of legal rights than we do today, and imminent same sex marriage has convinced l ots of people we’ve never had it so good.  It’s true, too, that social attitudes surveys show that never before have more of […]

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Olympic Blog

20/02/12 – 09:12 Pussy Riot have taken part in a protest and cossack police have used physical force on them http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/feb/19/pussy-riot-attacked-whips-cossack-milita-sochi-winter-olympics   19/02/12 -11:41 The two Pussy Riot members arrested yesterday have been released. They were arrested for planning to perform an anti-Putin song.   18/02/14 – 13:52 Rumors have started on the internet that […]

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What’s all this fuss about self-definition?

Self-definition is something we talk about a lot within the LGBT campaign and NUS liberation campaigns in general therefore I felt it might be useful to give some insight into what I believe self-definition to be. I believe self-definition has two facets. Firstly, it’s about your personal identity. The word/words that best describe you. Secondly, […]

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UKIP Councillor invents new metrological science

A UKIP councilor has solved the riddle of what caused the latest floods in the UK. While many believe it was a shift in the normal location of the Gulf Stream which is also thought to have caused the cold weather in America, David Silvester has pointed out that it was actually an act of […]

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It’s in her kiss – or is it? And does that really matter?

The only way you could have failed to see the press around Russia’s legal crackdown on the LGBT community is if you’ve been in a media vacuum; and if you’ve managed that, you are probably a happier individual for having done so. If that is the case, then I’m sorry to burst the bubble, but […]

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Heterosexual awareness month…really?

So it has come to light that July is heterosexual awareness month and in the Fyne office, we were totally unaware. As we have straight people working here, we feel a little embarrassed about this. Luckily there is a website with all the info we need. The month was set up in response to the […]

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The Ultimate Eurovision 2013 Guide

Hello, Euroboys and Eurogirls! Hal de Vil here with some thoughts on this year’s Eurovision entries. My first thoughts about this year’s crop was that it was largely a bit dreary, but upon closer inspection, I began to realise that there’s some cracking stuff lined up for us. There is also some stuff which is […]

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UKIP – A BNP alternative?

By Natalie Thorne, Dpt Editor The recent demise of the BNP has been welcome on many fronts. For years it looked as though the British National Party was the place an extremist right-wing MP might come from. But with the party all wrapped up in leadership contests and internal arguments, it seems as though the […]

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Gay marriage proposals welcome but flawed

“While we welcome the commitment to legalise same-sex civil marriages, we are unhappy that the government intends to maintain the ban on heterosexual civil partnerships and the ban on religious same-sex marriages, even if faith organisations wish to conduct them. This is not equality. It perpetuates discrimination,” said human rights campaigner and coordinator of the […]

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Scouts announce end to gay leader ban

The Boy Scouts of America have declared a partial change in policy on the controversial gay leader ban. The decision […]

North Wales Pride attracts a wealth of talent

North Wales Pride is returning 24th-26th July 2015! The event will be held at Hendre Hall with camping during the weekend […]

Teens hanged in Iran remembered by Peter Tatchell Foundation & Out and Proud Diamond Group at London vigil

Peter Tatchell Foundation & Out and Proud Diamond Group hold London vigil for teens hanged in Iran

To mark the tenth anniversary of Iran’s hanging of two teenagers, Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhoni, the Peter Tatchell Foundation […]

Bournemouth Borough Council in Education Equality Index Top 10

Ruth Hunt

Stonewall have announced the winners of its 2015 Education Equality Index. And Bournemouth Borough Council have once again been placed […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council gives homophobia the boot

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is fully committed to ending homophobia and promoting the benefits of an inclusive workplace. It was […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is proud to be at Pride Cymru

Following a successful attendance at Pride Cymru last year, where a large number of Rhondda Cynon Taf residents were consulted […]