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.
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.