Category: Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

The successes and failures of LGBTQ+ Pride past, present and future

On 28 June 1969, police raided a gay club in Greenwich Village, New York. Not an unsurprising event – it was still illegal for men to dance together in a nightclub, let alone have consensual sexual relationships, and “masquerading” as

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Out on an Island

Following a year-long project capturing the written and oral histories of LGBTQ+ people living on the Isle of Wight, Out on and Island offers a unique glimpse into the development of sexual and gender diversity expression, support and liberation in

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Welcome to Dementia Action Week 2021!

Welcome to Dementia Action Week 2021! Dementia is a biological disease with many diverse causes and which affects people of all ages but it is a condition that our current care system is unable handle. Yet, with the right support

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Accessible learning study looking for volunteers

Reading University is looking at ways of optimising the accessibility of learning materials. They are looking for undergraduate participants who are deaf or hard of hearing, who have dyslexia, or for whom English is not their native language to help

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Happy IDAHOBIT 2021!

Today is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.* Created in 2004, IDAHOBIT aims to draw attention each 17 May to the ongoing violence and discrimination facing homosexual, bisexual, trans and other sexually and gender diverse individuals who are

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Happy Trans Awareness Day?

Monday 31 March was Trans Awareness Day. It celebrates the existence, resilience and success of the trans and gender non-conforming community and aims to raise awareness of trans rights, or more often their absence, around the world.  We also all need

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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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Undoing discrimination

If people are all good, where does discrimination come from? Discrimination does not happen “because of a person’s sexuality”, it happens because people are homophobic. Discrimination does not happen “because of a person’s race”, it happens because people are racist. 

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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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Grab your popcorn and settle in for a free film this weekend!

Stream new release film Monsoon (12A rated) for free this weekend as part of the ongoing online LGBTQ+ Film Festival. Streaming starts from 7 pm tomorrow night but you can watch the film at any time in the next 72

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