Articles by Helen G

Weekly round-up and open thread, 8 May 2012

This week's open thread for discussion and our regular round-up of some of the articles and blogs we've noticed over the last week or so, but not had time to post about.

Helen G // 8 May 2012

Categories: Blog

Ancient and modern design: The Cornshed Sisters Tell Tales

Fresh from touring the UK with the Futureheads, Sunderland vocal harmony group The Cornshed Sisters are marrying British folk traditions and vocal harmonies with a mixture of ancient and modern lyrical concerns. Helen G found herself impressed by their debut album, and eager to witness the band live.

Helen G // 18 April 2012

Categories: Music, Reviews

European Union lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans survey launched

The first ever EU-wide online LGBT Survey is launched. ILGA-Europe encourages all individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans to take part.

Helen G // 2 April 2012

Categories: Blog

European Parliament adopts 2012 accession reports

On Thursday 29 March the European Parliament adopted its annual enlargement progress reports for Turkey, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo. All resolutions require more progress in the field of LGBT rights.

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TGEU’s Trans Murder Monitoring project: Press Release, 23 March 2012

TGEU's Trans Murder Monitoring project has published its latest analysis of the available figures for the reported killings of trans people in 55 countries worldwide.

Helen G // 23 March 2012

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Made in solidarity: The Selecter in the 21st century

The Selecter brought us their 2 Tone sound when right wing politics was dividing a nation. Helen G reviews their most recent release Made in Britain and finds their music -new and old- to be as relevant today as their most famous tracks were in the 1980s

Helen G // 20 March 2012

Categories: Music, Reviews

Alleged members of Pussy Riot facing up to seven years in prison

Three alleged members of Pussy Riot, the feminist punk-rock collective, could face lengthy prison sentences following the unauthorised performance of a "punk prayer" in a Moscow cathedral.

Helen G // 16 March 2012

Categories: Blog

Landmark move towards same-sex marriage a step closer

The Home Office launches an online consultation about civil marriage.

Helen G // 15 March 2012

Categories: Blog

Moving the mountain, one teaspoon at a time

Possibly my quote-of-the-day today comes from Sophie in ‘t Veld, Vice-president of the European Parliament’s LGBT Rights Intergroup and author of a newly-adopted report on equality in the EU between...

Helen G // 13 March 2012

Categories: Blog


Helen summarises a recent conversation between some of the TFW bloggers regarding a proposal to drop the title 'miss' from official documents.

Helen G // 12 March 2012

Categories: Blog

Update: Paddy Power transphobic ad no longer to be screened

A transphobic advert is no longer to be broadcast, but are there further implications for trans* and cis women attending the event?

Helen G // 23 February 2012

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread, 20 February 2012

This week's open thread for discussion and our regular round-up of some of the articles and blogs we've noticed over the last week or so, but not had time to post about.

Helen G // 20 February 2012

Categories: Blog

Transphobia is not an acceptable marketing device

In which an online betting company's advert ticks most of the boxes on Helen's "transphobic bingo" card.

Helen G // 19 February 2012

Categories: Blog

Further details announced for Southbank Centre’s WOW – Women of the World Festival

Katy B, Annie Lennox, Jess Mills and Emeli Sandé are amongst those confirmed for the annual Women of the World Festival at London's Southbank Centre to promote, recognise and celebrate women.

Helen G // 18 February 2012

Categories: Blog

Forced sterilisation of TS/TG and gender variant people in Sweden will be stopped

The Swedish government changes its mind on keeping the requirement for sterilisation as a condition of legal change of gender.

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Turkey: Another victim in the undeclared war on transgender women

Melda Yuksel is murdered in Turkey, the latest victim in an undeclared war against transgender women.

Helen G // 15 February 2012

Categories: Blog

The Lost World of the Suffragettes

Radio 4's recent "Archive on 4" strand presented an absorbing documentary which examined archive recordings of interviews with suffragettes

Helen G // 14 February 2012

Categories: Blog

Bristol Feminist Network on closure of Hooters Bristol

Bristol Feminist Network's statement on the closure of the Bristol branch of Hooters

Helen G // 8 February 2012

Categories: Blog

Canada: Changes to identity screening requirements

Last July, the Governor General of Canada made changes to the Aeronautics Act, (note: these changes were not subject to the Parliamentary process) which have the potential to adversely affect...

Helen G // 1 February 2012

Categories: Blog

International contest of short films against homophobia

Via Facebook and RAINBOW website: Calling all European young people RAINBOW (Rights Against INtolerance – Building an Open minded World) is now seeking submissions of short films made by young...

Helen G // 27 January 2012

Categories: Blog

Increased opportunities for women in Africa through improved water and sanitation

Homeless International's year-long project to improve water and sanitation for poor communities in Malawi, Tanzania and Zimbabwe has brought improved water and toilet facilities to over 10,000 people.

Helen G // 26 January 2012

Categories: Blog

Online campaign to stop enforced sterilisation of TS/TG and gender variant people in Sweden

Last week, the government of Sweden took the decision to retain a 1972 gender recognition law under which TS/TG and gender variant people who want to change their legal gender...

Helen G // 17 January 2012

Categories: Blog

Protest against BPAS clinic in east London continues

Last autumn, BPAS opened a new clinic in Stratford, London, to provide a free walk-in service and was met almost immediately with protests by members of the Christian Peoples Alliance...

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Categories: Blog

Women on Britain’s Railways, 1830-1914

Due to popular demand, David Turner, PhD student with the Institute of Railway Studies and Transport History, York, will be re-running at short notice his talk on female workers on...

Helen G // 12 January 2012

Categories: Blog

Happy & bleeding?

A television commercial for Libra tampons has generated a storm of controversy across numerous social networking sites. The advert depicts two women in a nightclub restroom engaging in a non-verbal...

Helen G // 3 January 2012

Categories: Blog


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