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 …

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

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 …

Welcome to Dementia Action Week 2021! Read more »

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 …

Happy Trans Awareness Day? Read more »

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 …

Diversity and the myth of meritocracy Read more »

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 …

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

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, …

Why have an LGBTQ+ History Month? Read more »

Discover the slow but inexorable march to freedom for black people in the United States from the slavery abolition movement of the 1790s to the civil rights movements of the 1970s and on into the modern era in the Black …

Discover Black History in the US one historic document at a time Read more »