“People think you can be disabled or LGBT but not both” The Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA), hosted by leading children’s charity National Children’s Bureau, is publishing new resources for school staff to help tackle the homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying of disabled young people and those with special educational needs (SEN). Research shows that HBT […]
Up close and personal: Frida Kahlo’s photo album. Dinner parties at Frida and Diego’s, rigging up a contraption so she can paint in bed after an accident, recuperating at home with her tiny dog … here are the most personal moments of Frida Kahlo’s extraordinary life, taken by her father and her friends
UK Disability History Month: 22nd November – 22nd December 2013. UK Disability History Month was set up to celebrate our lives and to explore the history of negative attitudes and their consequences. Despite the Olympics creating positive shifts in the media and public attitudes to disabled people, levels of hate crime continue to increase and disabled people are bearing the brunt of Government austerity measures. The long history of civil and human rights’ struggles by the Disabled People’s Movement has led to the majority of disabled people living independently in the community. Over the last 70 years, all long stay hospital and institutions, where disabled people were inhumanely ‘warehoused’, have rightly been closed. This is now in danger of being reversed. The UK’s international human rights obligations are increasingly not being met.
Gay people and people with disabilities were among those being forced into marriage over the last year, according to new figures. A helpline has received 75 calls since new laws on forced marriage were enacted in Scotland in November last year. More than 5% of the calls to the Scottish Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage […]
The Schools OUT 2012 Conference – which featured how to raise trans issues, disability issues, an OFSTED speaker, the leader of the National Union of Teachers, workshops on our latest method The Classroom, the European Rainbow film project and youth workshops, has been reviewed extensively by Adrian Tippets in Pink News. Read it here (part […]
Here is a list of famous LGBT people who have a disability. Disability History Month takes place every year from November 22 – December 21. To add to this list, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Lord Byron Poet and bisexual. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Byron He was born with a deformity of his foot which affected him all his life. Edith Cooper The […]
Obituary of one of the disabled people’s movement’s earliest and staunchest allies and supporters.