ABA: Disabled young people that identify as LGBT+ bullied and silenced in our schools

“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 […]

Schools Practise One Third of Tatchell's Twelve Types of LGBT Discrimination

With a General Election due next year, Peter Tatchell has laid out his LGBTI manifesto for any incoming government to address. While acknowledging the improvements in our rights since 1999, Tatchell highlights 12 examples of discrimination regarding LGBTI people. Furthermore, 4 out of the 12 examples concern what happens in our schools. The 12 examples […]

Ukraine: Can We Be in the EU and Discriminate against LGBT People Please?

On Thursday Ukraine’s Parliamentary Commissioner for Human Rights, Valeriya Lutkowska, announced that she and a number of parliamentarians will travel to Brussels to try and persuade the EU to release the country from its responsibility to legislate against discrimination. In June 2013, the Ukrainian government made a commitment to the EU that it would develop […]

Trans Community Let Down in Same Sex marriage Vote

Trans campaigners feel let down by Government and LGB campaigners alike over the Same Sex Marriage Bill debate. Although the House of Commons passed the Bill on Tuesday it failed to accept the principle of compensating the victims of stolen marriages – where couples were forced to divorce if either husband or wife wanted their […]

Ricky Martin At The UN Talking About Homophobia

Ricky Martin discussed homophobia and “combatting violence and discrimination against LGBT persons” with South African singer and human rights campaigner Yvonne Chaka Chaka before UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon yesterday at a UN seminar held in New York. Read the report from the UN website and watch the video by going here

Desperate Plea: Help Me be with the One I Love

A young gay man has recorded a video on YouTube do explain how the US Government’s Defence of Marriage Act prevents him from seeing his boyfriend across the pond and denies him a visa even in the states that have same sex marriage. In the vid Mike explains his predicament and how heartbroken he is that he […]

Irish Schools Still Discriminate against LGB Teachers

Come out as a gay. lesbian or bisexual teacher in Ireland and you can still face the sack, according to a report in The Montreal Gazette. Irish schools can waive European legislation outlawing discrimination in the workplace on the grounds of sexual orientation on the grounds of their religious ethos, so gay and lesbian staff who are open […]