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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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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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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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