Not all pride is inclusive

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A couple of weeks ago I was invited to the launch of a new regional branch of a pride network belonging to a large bank. I went in my capacity as a member of the committee of our local LGBT group. Since the event was an internal affair and I … Continue reading

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Out and about the LGBT web

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Saeed Jones wrote a great article on Buzzfeed this week about the responsibility that the media has to report stories about transgender individuals with some respect for their subject. It’s worth a read and because I couldn’t have put it better myself I’m not going to paraphrase it here. Having … Continue reading

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Out and about the LGBT web

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Human Rights Day (9 December) marks the 65th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN General Assembly in 1948. The progress of LGBT rights since then has been momentous, but there is still progress to be made in Africa and the Middle East … Continue reading

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Equality – not quite

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The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act passed into law on 17 July this year. Although it’s a step closer to equality, it isn’t an amendment to the Marriage Act 1949, which governs different-sex marriages, and consequently it is different. Peter Tatchell has been campaigning for equal marriage rights for many … Continue reading

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