This Saturday – Olly Pike Pop-Up Shop

Olly says: Can you believe this is actually happening? Because I can’t! Come and join me and my co-authors at the first EVER Pop’n’Olly Pop-Up Shop! Details: https://bit.ly/3kFZ7Ms Celebrate Pop’n’Olly’s new book ‘What Does LGBT+ Mean?’ with me and enjoy some wonderful drinks courtesy of the incredible Digby Fine English and Slingsby Gin And a […]

Health Disparities in the LGBTQ+ Community: Causes, Impact and How to Get Help

The LGBTQ+ community faces significant disparities in healthcare access and dispensation at practically every level and in every area of specialization. Research suggests that LGBT individuals face health disparities linked to societal stigma, discrimination, and denial of their civil and human rights. Discrimination against LGBT persons has been associated with high rates of psychiatric disorders,1 […]

Queering the North

23 Aug 2021 — 28 Aug 2021 Queering the North The OUTing the Past International Festival of LGBT+ History (est. Manchester in 2005) has teamed up with the Museum of Free Derry to create the first retrospective showcase of NI Queer Activism. A rare insight into the previously unacknowledged tenacious heroism of queer activism in […]

Terry Reed

Terry Reed OBE, JP, BA (Hons), MCSP, SRP, Grad. Dip. Phys. On 20th June, 2021, Terry Reed finally lost her long battle with Cancer and we, GIRES, and the wider transgender community, lost one of their fiercest, and most able advocates. Terry entered the field of gender advocacy in 1997, when she and her husband […]

My GWork – Work Pride 2021

This year we are organising again #WorkPride, a free for all, 5-day pride conference to learn and celebrate. We (and the LGBTQ+ community) would be very grateful if you could spread the news by publishing an article. Please kindly find our press release attached. This year we are proudly bringing the LGBTQ+ community and anyone wishing to […]

Time for a reboot on LGBTI rights in Europe as Rainbow Map reveals a disturbing stand-still

As the 2021 Rainbow Europe Map reveals widespread and almost complete stagnation on human rights of LGBTI people, we are at a juncture when governments can actively choose the right way forward, says leading LGBTI rights organisation, ILGA-Europe. Published on Monday, May 17 2021, ILGA-Europe’s annual Rainbow Europe Map and Index, ranking the legal and policy situation of LGBTI […]

Lesbian Visibility Week 2021

Thank you for supporting Lesbian Visibility Week 2021!  Week Information This years Lesbian Visibility Week takes place on 26th April – 2nd May 2021. Although Lesbian Visibility Day began in 2008, Linda Riley and DIVA magazine launched Lesbian Visibility Week in 2020 to create a week long celebration of LGBTQI women and non- binary people […]

Romani Cultural & Arts Company

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller LGBTQ+ Spoken History Archive Celebrating GRT Diversity Available from 1st February 2021 on the RCAC website: http://www.romaniarts.co.uk/voices/grt-lgbtq-spoken-history-archive/ The Romani Cultural & Arts Company is proud to announce the launch of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller LGBTQ+ Spoken History Archive. This new online resource is the result of research carried out by the RCAC, […]

Letter – The Diversity Roundtable to the Department for Education

The Diversity Roundtable March 1st  2021  Dear Secretary of State,  We are writing to you publicly as The Diversity Roundtable, a collective of professionals and specialists working in the field of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), to express our alarm at the recent withdrawal of funding in multiple areas in schools and Further Education. The cuts include: […]

A Community Challenged – LGBT+ History Month 2021

A Community Challenged LGBT+ History Month 2021 Sam Bennett, Features Editor Fyne Times Magazine In 2020 and 2021, we’ve had the utmost sympathy for the young LGBTQIA+ people, locked down in spaces where their identities are not celebrated. We have lost our social LGBTQIA+ space, which frequently is the only safe space many young people […]