Feb 8 2018 12:32PM
Scotland moves towards legal gender self-declaration
This blog was written by Jennie Joy, committee member of Amnesty UK's LGBTI Network and lead for the network's presence in Scotland. The Gender Recognition Act In the UK, you can only legally change your gender by applying for and obta...
Feb 6 2018 1:27PM
Taking Pride in Our Unions - Part 3 - Champions of Equality Gives Us A Wealth Of Treasures
Taking Pride in Our Unions is an LGBT History Month blog series celebrating trade union and LGBT solidarity. This blog has been written by Carola Towle, UNISON's LGBT Officer. Peter Purton's book Champions of Equality gives us a wealth...
Jan 24 2018 6:10PM
Taking Pride in Our Unions - Part 2 - Hidden from History: How Trade Unions Championed LGBT+ Equality
An LGBT History Month blog series celebrating trade union and LGBTI solidarity
Jan 24 2018 6:09PM
Taking Pride in Our Unions - Part 1
An LGBT History Month blog series celebrating trade union and LGBTI solidarity
Dec 3 2016 7:48PM
We will stand by LGBTI asylum seekers and fight for their rights
We will stand by LGBTI asylum seekers and continue to fight with them for their rights. In these worrying times, that promise and commitment is needed now more than ever. One of the most distressing human rights concerns of our time is...
Oct 26 2016 9:07AM
Understanding the ‘I’ in LGBTI
Do you know what the term intersex means? If the answer is no, you’re not the only one. Many people couldn’t tell you; nor could they say what issues intersex people face. As well as stigma and discrimination, many children who are bor...
Oct 26 2016 9:07AM
Understanding the ‘I’ in LGBTI
Do you know what the term intersex means? If the answer is no, you’re not the only one. Many people couldn’t tell you; nor could they say what issues intersex people face. As well as stigma and discrimination, many children who are bor...
May 14 2016 11:24PM
We need your help on IDAHOT
I have to confess that before October 2015, I wasn’t overly familiar with Tunisia. It was just one of those countries that I didn’t really know much about. The only real connection I had with it was when I visited Tunis for about two d...
Oct 9 2015 11:03PM
'Marwan' sits behind bars. His crime? 'Confessing' he's gay
It's the start of term for students. I strongly dislike the start of term. After four relaxing and worry-free months off, I'm faced with the prospect of writing my 10,000 word dissertation. Ergh. Just ergh. Conversations with my lectur...
May 15 2015 1:14PM
5 brave ways activists are fighting for LGBTI rights worldwide
Around the world, people face violent attacks and threats simply because of who they are or who they have sex with. But some brave activists are still standing up for their rights. To mark the International Day against Homophobia, Tran...
Apr 14 2015 5:27PM
Elena Klimova and Russia's forgotten LGBTI youth
It’s ironic that a law claiming to ‘protect’ children actually helps marginalise and segregate them. I usually come to the library to work in peace. And by peace I mean absolute silence. I can’t stand noise when I’m trying to concentra...