Tag: lgbt

Illusory equality and the hidden traps of promoting diversity

I would like to round out this LGBTQ+ History Month blog post series examining equality and discrimination by reviewing some of the traps that lurk in the pursuit of equality and dignity for all people. Much deliberate discrimination is disguised

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Diversity and the myth of meritocracy

Following on from the white privilege and heterosexual privilege questionnaires in my last LGBTQ+ History Month blog post (find them here if you haven’t taken them yet – they are really quick and I promise you will find the results

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LGBTQ history is more than just a history of middle-aged white gay men

Since 2015 there has arisen a united campaign against discrimination in the UK that began with the Black Lives Matter movement and has since expanded to include the prejudice and discrimination faced by all those who span different groups that

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Why have an LGBTQ+ History Month?

Throughout history, to one extent or another, there has been an ongoing fundamental misunderstanding of discrimination against those who are not exclusively attracted to the opposite sex, and against those who do not entirely identify with their anatomical birth gender,

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Sit back in front of the big screen this LGBTQ+ History Month

It’s February, which means it’s LGBTQ+ History Month – the time we help people to understand better what it is like for sexually and gender diverse people, to help correct misconceptions, and help people understand the lived experiences and particular

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Happy LGBT History Month!

February celebrates the formerly marginalised history of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, who have spent the best part of the past two centuries in obscurity and suffering persecution.  Our display this year compares and finds similarities between the oppression

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Happy LGBT History Month!

Welcome to February, often the coldest month of the year!  Warm yourselves beside the Café or on our first floor landing and browse the collection of books on LGBTQIA+ history and culture, novels and more.  From the history of gay

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