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Trade Unions and LGBT Equality: A Q&A with Peter Purton

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Peter Purton was the Trade Union Congress’ disabilities and LGBT officer from 1998 until his retirement in 2016. A committed campaigner for LGBT rights since the seventies, his latest book, Champions of Equality: Trade Unions and LGBT Rights in Britain, is a comprehensive account of the crucial role that the trade unions played in the […]

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Dangers Facing Young LGBT Homeless People Revealed by Depaul Report

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New research by homelessness charity Depaul UK revealed in March that one in four LGBT young people had engaged in sexual activity in exchange for a place to stay while out of stable accommodation. And LGBT young people were twice as likely to have left stable accommodation to escape emotional or mental abuse, according to […]

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Further the Fight: International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

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Across the world, struggles against violence and discrimination continue to rage on. Created in 2004, the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on May 17 aims to draw attention to the global plight of LGBT people. May 17 is now, 14 years later, established as the most important date for mobilising marginalised communities to […]

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LGBT Adoption and Fostering: “It Is Just Happening”

Ahead of LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week (5-11 March) we talk to the New Family Social’s James Lawrence – himself an LGBT adoptive parent – about NFS’s role and those who are still against members of the LGBT community becoming parents. So New Family Social is the go-to for LGBT people wanting to adopt or […]

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A Shift Towards Equality: An Interview with Zoe Broughton

Sam Bennett Over 20 years ago, Oxford video journalist Zoe Broughton and Jamie Hartzell made a film about a group of women who wanted to stop some Hawk aircraft, being built in England, from being sold to Indonesia. These women believed the planes in question would be used for genocide against the people of East […]

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Number One in Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers List

The National Assembly for Wales has been recognised as the 2018 UK leading employer for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the latest Stonewall Workplace Equality Index. The Assembly is the democratically elected body that represents the interests of Wales and its people, makes laws for Wales, agrees Welsh taxes and holds the Welsh […]

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Caerphilly Youth Services launch LGBTQ+ Youth Group

Caerphilly Youth Services, Basement team run Caerphilly Borough’s only specific LGBTQ+ group for young people, providing a safe and confidential environment where young people are able to express their true selves, whilst meeting other young people that share the same experiences and issues. The group is for any young people aged 11-25 that identify as […]

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Exeter Pride: Celebration!

Exeter’s 10th LGBT Pride has announced the theme of this year’s event; celebration! Exeter Pride is one of the South West’s biggest celebrations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) communities in the region and a key annual event in the city’s calendar. Events include a colourful rainbow flag parade from the St Sidwell […]

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Third Nordic Rainbow History & Culture Month

Bill Schiller of the Nordic Rainbow History and Culture Month… Plans are underway for the third LGBT History Month in the Nordic zone this coming October, featuring seminars, performance, film screenings, music, dance, drama, poetry, art and photography. The idea for a Nordic LGBT HM was long ago kindled by LGBT History Month in the UK […]

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Norena Shopland Talks Forbidden Lives

Forbidden Lives: LGBT stories from Wales is the first book on Welsh LGBT history. Here its author Norena Shopland tells us more. What time period does Forbidden Lives cover? It stretches across the ages. It starts with Gerald of Wales, which is medieval, and goes up to the present day (it’s got Jan Morris in […]

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