Articles about 'homophobia'

Let’s talk about stats, baby

How many people in the UK are LGB? Megan Stodel says that statistics released this week won't tell you

Megan Stodel // 13 October 2016

Categories: Blog

New interview: Ste McCabe

Holly Combe has a listen to Brains of Britain and talks to Ste McCabe about DIY touring, fab feminist girls in the 1990s and coping with the divisive tactics of...

Holly Combe // 7 March 2015

Categories: Blog

“I couldn’t care less if miserable people who work in offices laugh at me”

Holly Combe has a listen to Brains of Britain and talks to Ste McCabe about DIY touring, fab feminist girls in the 1990s and coping with the divisive tactics of biscuit-hogging bullies in 2015 Britain

Holly Combe //

Categories: Interviews, Music

Preview: Women Make Noise discussion

The music women make when left to their own devices is often sidelined. Julia Downes, editor of 2012’s Women Make Noise, previews an upcoming discussion in Sheffield on 16 October...

Holly Combe // 13 October 2014

Categories: Blog

Women talk about making noise

The music women make when left to their own devices is often sidelined. Julia Downes, editor of 2012's Women Make Noise, previews an upcoming discussion in Sheffield on 16 October about DIY feminist efforts to counter this

Julia Downes //

Categories: Books, Events, Music, Reviews

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 20 January 2014

Categories: Blog

Silent T

Sarah challenges cis lesbian, gay and bisexual people to look at how they treat trans people, and to see the parallels that exist in LGB and T communities and the oppressions we face

Sarah Thomasin // 19 September 2013

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 16 September 2013

Categories: Blog

Victim blaming: the easy option?

Guest blogger Sarah writes about whether victim blaming is a handy way of avoiding taking real action, and whether it is used for others to feel safe

Sarah Thomasin // 9 September 2013

Categories: Blog

New feature: Karen Ablaze! talks to Sabrina Chap

Musician and singer Sabrina Chap talks to Karren Ablaze! about putting the joy in the fight for LGBT rights and how same-sex marriage is by no means the end of...

Holly Combe // 31 May 2013

Categories: Blog

The long walk to equality

Musician and singer Sabrina Chap talks to Karren Ablaze! about putting the joy in the fight for LGBT rights and how same-sex marriage is by no means the end of the road

Karren Ablaze //

Categories: Features, Interviews, Music, Politics and Current Affairs, Sex and Relationships

Call for television reviewers

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Holly Combe // 17 April 2013

Categories: Blog

LGBTQ asylum seekers facing life threatening prejudice in UK

Laura shares some shocking examples of asylum judges' attitudes to LGBTQ asylum seekers

Laura // 10 February 2013

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 14 January 2013

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Gwen Avery – Sugar Mama

A joyous bluesey lovesong from the 1977 Lesbian Concentrate album on Olivia Records, a music collective founded in 1973 to record and market women's music. Unfortunately, it didn't lead to more exposure on the label for singer Gwen Avery...

Holly Combe // 21 August 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Barbara Mason – Another Man

Nice tune, shame about the homophobia

Holly Combe // 27 July 2012

Categories: Blog

Sexist bullying forces mother to cut boy’s hair

Laura argues that a mother's decision to cut her son's long hair reflects the sexist, homophobic and transphobic nature of our society.

Laura // 17 March 2012

Categories: Blog

Ask A Feminist #2: No, I don’t want you to watch

In this week’s Ask A Feminist, reader Jenny is looking for ways to challenge people who think her bisexuality is all about them… Dear Laura, I’d *love* some suggestions for...

Laura // 19 January 2012

Categories: Blog

17 May: International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia

To mark this year’s International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA-Europe) has published its Rainbow Europe Map and Index in which...

Helen G // 17 May 2011

Categories: Blog

Being Offensive To Show How Offensive Offensiveness Is

Philippa writes about how misguided a press release from Ben Summerskill of Stonewall is, when it uses racist language to highlight that homophobic language is bad.

Philippa Willitts // 21 September 2010

Categories: Blog

UK government opposes Austrian gay marriage

The UK government has tried to block other European countries from allowing same-sex marriage and civil partnerships, despite claiming to be in favour of LGB equality. The Guardian newspaper reports...

Mel J // 10 December 2008

Categories: Blog

‘Double-glazed’ glass ceiling for lesbians in the workplace

Gay and bisexual women think their gender creates a greater barrier to success at work than their sexual orientation, according to research by Stonewall. The report, entitled The Double-Glazed Glass...

Mel J // 4 November 2008

Categories: Blog

“Real dads not lesbo dads” say New Fathers 4 Justice

Protest group New Fathers 4 Justice last week attacked lesbian parenting in an effort to promote the rights of fathers.

Mel J // 22 September 2008

Categories: Blog

Woman wearing lesbian tshirt thrown out of US Government building

A woman was forced to leave a government building in California because she was wearing a ‘lesbian.com’ tshirt. Los Angeles Daily News reports that Lapriss Gilbert, 31, was stopped by...

Mel J // 26 August 2008

Categories: Blog

London Mayor Boris Johnson cuts Soho Pride funding

London Mayor Boris Johnson has slashed £10,000 from Soho Pride, just over a week before the event is due to take place. Soho Pride is a smaller gay pride event...

Mel J // 12 August 2008

Categories: Blog

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