Articles about 'LGBT'

The problem with ‘manning up’

Jo Whitehead enjoys the YA novel Girl Mans Up, but is somewhat disappointed at the lack of critical examination of sexist language and internalised misogyny

Joanna Whitehead // 4 May 2017

Categories: Books, Reviews

The challenges of non-partisan politics

Helen Raymond reports from the first ever Women’s Equality Party conference

Helen Raymond // 9 January 2017

Categories: Features, Politics and Current Affairs

What’s gay got to do with it?

Jennifer Evans is tired of being treated differently because she is in a relationship with a woman

Jennifer Evans // 12 November 2016

Categories: Blog

How to have a conversation about Keith Vaz

Shoshana Devora considers why the language we use when discussing Keith Vaz is important within the broader context of LGBT+ MPs

Shoshana Devora // 7 September 2016

Categories: Blog

Theatre and Dance at the Edinburgh Fringe – part one

Hot on the heels of our first set of Edinburgh Festival Fringe reviews comes our second. This post covers shows from the Theatre and Dance, Physical Theatre & Circus sections of the programme

Various Authors // 10 August 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Setting off the Home Office’s gaydar

The Home Office has updated its guidance on asylum claims relating to sexual orientation; Megan Stodel considers its poor track record

Megan Stodel //

Categories: Blog

Sexual orientation on the syllabus

Although feminism has been retained on the politics A Level syllabus, this writer thinks more needs to be done to educate students about LGBT rights

KS5 PolSoc // 24 June 2016

Categories: Blog

This week

Megan Stodel writes about the terrible events of recent days

Megan Stodel // 17 June 2016

Categories: Blog

Fringe! Fest highlight: Women and the Word director Q&A (plus competition)

Interview with Sekiya Dorsett, director of the documentary Women and the Word: The Revival Movie

Ania Ostrowska // 18 November 2015

Categories: Blog

We’re over here!

Bi Visibility Day was celebrated on 23 September. Megan Stodel starts listing ways that would help increase the visibility of bisexuality

Megan Stodel // 26 September 2015

Categories: Blog

Broken Rainbow Helpline loses funding

The Broken Rainbow Helpline which provides support for LGBT victims of domestic abuse has lost its government funding and may be forced to close. D H Kelly explores why lesbian, bisexual and trans* women who are abused might struggle to get support

D H Kelly // 18 January 2015

Categories: Blog

Richard III: a trans revelation

Katherine Wootton is blown away by new writing, Drag King Richard III, that explores trans experiences through Shakespearean dialogue and manages to get it just right

Katherine Wootton // 3 September 2014

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Weekly round-up and open thread, 10th February 2014

Philippa links to topics we weren't able to cover this week including fat shaming, the privacy of NHS health records, legal gender recognition, Woody Allen, women in politics, vagina art in schools, the rainbow Google doodle and more

Philippa Willitts // 10 February 2014

Categories: Blog

Coping with Christmas: a survival guide for when festivities are tough

Christmas is supposed to be joyful, but for many people it is a time full of triggers, loneliness and bad memories. Philippa offers advice and further information for those dreading the seasonal festivities.

Philippa Willitts // 16 December 2013

Categories: Blog

Some remain invisible

Despite serious reservations about its lack of diversity, CN Lester finds a lot to love in 'Les Invisibles', Sébastien Lifshitz's documentary about the older generation of French lesbians and gay men

CN Lester // 17 October 2013

Categories: Films, Reviews

New Review: Les Invisibles

Representing older people’s sexuality on-screen is not an easy task and is rarely done in a respectful manner (on representation of older women in cinema, I recommend an excellent essay...

Ania Ostrowska //

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

Campbell X on Stud Life

Selina Robertson talks to British queer filmmaker Campbell X about her first feature, gay-lesbian friendships and how buying flowers for a lover is a feminist thing

Selina Robertson // 30 August 2013

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

Implications of austerity on LGBT people in public services

Philippa shares a call from UNISON for LGBT individuals to contribute to research about the impact of austerity on LGBT people in public services

Philippa Willitts // 11 August 2013

Categories: Blog

Dyke Central – help make it happen

Television is a really hard game to break into. Maybe that’s one of the reasons that so much of what’s on TV is so… samey. Dyke Central, a TV show...

Jess McCabe // 11 April 2013

Categories: Blog

More equal than others: marriage, relationships and prejudice

Philippa explains why equal marriage should be allowed, and looks at how ridiculous some of the arguments against it are

Philippa Willitts // 5 February 2013

Categories: Blog

A tale of two cities

Is Tel Aviv's reputation as an LGBT-friendly tourist destination just pinkwash? Hannah Brock visits

Hannah Brock // 3 November 2012

Categories: Politics and Current Affairs

New review: Edinburgh gets Pussy Whipped!

Queer-feminist pop-punk singer, Dandelion Radio DJ, ‘zine writer and organiser Ste McCabe has been described as a performer “armed with a mean, lean, bedroom Disco drum machine, a cheap guitar...

Holly Combe // 30 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Edinburgh gets Pussy Whipped!

Edinburgh may not immediately come to mind as a music city or pioneer for queer activism but there is clearly a demand there for space for diverse performers. Pop punk singer and organiser Ste McCabe has helped create that in the form of the Pussy Whipped queer feminist festival. Liz Ely reports

Liz Ely //

Categories: Music, Reviews

Song of the day: Candi Staton – Young Hearts Run Free

Candi Staton warns against being trapped into a negative relationship for the sake of settling down

Holly Combe // 6 September 2012

Categories: Blog

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