Durham University Signs Sports Charter

DURHAM students are leading a campaign to axe discrimination in sport. The city’s Students’ Union has signed the Government-led charter aiming to eliminate homophobia and transphobia in sport at Durham University. Led by the union’s community officer, Grace Abel, and receiving backing from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Association at the union, along […]

Featherstone Ditched in Cabinet Re-shuffle

Minister for Equalities Lynne Featherstone, who attended last year’s LGBT History Month pre-launch and the Rugby league match where Sheffield Eagles wore Schools OUT Tackle Homophobia shirts, has lost out in the cabinet re-shuffle. Featherstone was an outspoken advocate of same-sex marriage and at the Eagles match she announced the launch of the LGBT Sports Charter, which every […]

Same Sex Marriage: Your Thoughts

The Government Equalities Office launched its consultation re-same sex marriage on the 15th of March 2012. While Equalities minister Lynne Featherstone has made clear her plans to push forward same sex marriage legislation, some clerics have voiced major concerns and – in the case of cardinal O’Brien – used some inflammatory language.  To find out more and make your views known […]

Football Clubs "Dragging their Feet" on Homophobia

Premier league Football clubs have been accused of ‘dragging their feet’ over their commitment to tackling homophobia and transphobia, according to an article in the Independent. Following the announcement by Lynne Featherstone that all the premiership tems were to sign the LGBT Sports charter, made at the LGBT History Month pre-launch last November, the Government […]

Charlton Sign up

Charlton has become the second professional football club to sign the Government’s Charter for Action, two days after Wycombe Wanderers. The Charter was launched by Equalities Minister  Lynne Featherstone at a special rugby legue match between Sheffield Eagles and Wigan, during which the home team wore shirts emblazoned with the logo: “Homophobia – Tackle it!” and the Schools OUT […]