This year’s LGBT History Month, which takes place throughout February, focuses on the theme of citizenship, PSHE, and law, to mark the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales (Scotland and Northern Ireland wouldn’t decriminalise until 1981 and 1982 respectively). It's a time where local councils, government departments, and other … Continue reading LGBT History Month reminds us how far the community has come, but battles remain for equality.
Events are moving rapidly right now, from the impromptu protests at US airports against Trump's #MuslimBan Executive Order, to the promotion of Steve Bannon to the National Security Council over the Joint Chiefs. A petition of the British parliament calling for the cancellation of the planned state visit by Trump has reached over 420,000 signatories in … Continue reading An open letter to Stephen Barclay MP
There are times when a series of events makes you question what on earth is going on. To be honest, it’s fair to say that the cascade of domino-like political events over the past 18 months have caused me – and no doubt millions of others – to ponder whether we’re living something akin to … Continue reading Even Stranger Things: Events like Trump and Brexit have taken us to the Upside Down, but we can find our way back.
It’s estimated that approximately three million people took to the streets of 600 cities around the world on Saturday, coincidentally around the same figure as Hillary Clinton’s popular vote margin over Donald Trump. Footage of the anti-Trump rallies in LA, New York, Seattle, London – and even in deep red states including Kentucky, Texas, and … Continue reading The Women’s March was a tremendous start, but the work has only just begun.
The death of Jenny Swift while on remand at HMP Doncaster, a category B male prison described by inspectors in 2016 as “very poor” and “violent”, has once again highlighted the need for the ongoing strengthening of transgender rights in the UK. Ms. Swift, whose death was announced last week, was the fourth transgender woman … Continue reading Jenny Swift’s death while on remand at HMP Doncaster is a stark reminder the fight for transgender rights must continue.