Posts in 'Politics' Category
With word of Thatcher’s death, news stories have flooded in about how this woman and her government dismantled the unions, privatised the UK’s utility servicers and sold of the council housing stock, which was great for many first time buyers, but neglected to reinvest in social housing.
When is it right or wrong to prosecute in the UK over an expressed statement on social media? When is it freedom of speech and when is it against the law?
TRANS* EQUALITY SCRUTINY Brighton and Hove City Council (BHCC) is carrying out a trans* equality scrutiny. This is where a small group of councillors investigate an issue in detail and make public recommendations for change. Councillors Phelim Mac Cafferty, Denise Cobb and Warren Morgan, along with two independent trans people want to hear from a [...]
There’s a joke Maureen Lipman use to tell about trusting a politicians body-language: “If a politician’s touches his hair, he’s telling the truth. If he rubs his nose, he’s telling the truth. If he scratches his ear, he’s telling the truth. If he adjusts his tie, he’s telling the truth. But as soon as he opens his [...]
LGBT superheroes in mainstream comics in the past have been far and few between. Although there has always been LGBT characters appearing within the pages of DC’s or Marvel’s pages, they have never ran a storyline in which an LGBT character has taken centre stage. Instead they would be so deep in the closet that [...]
This year the theme for IDAHOBIT is ‘global voices against homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in schools.’ This theme is particularly poignant for the young people at Allsorts Youth Project who either attend school, or have done very recently. With this in mind Allsorts has launched a campaign asking LGBT young people to share their experiences and ideas on how schools could be made safer for LGBT young people.
So what’s been happening in the last month with The L Project? Who are The L Project? Really, you’re not already a fan? Okay, for those of you living in caves, here’s what you missed.. The L Project released an anti-bullying charity single entitled ”It Does Get Better” on Feb 11th 2012 recorded by 17 of the UK’s [...]
Nick Douglas is the LGBT Health and Inclusion Project (HIP) Coordinator “I wanted to give you an update on the Council meeting Tuesday evening. The Council Overview and Scrutiny Commission agreed to carry out a trans equality scrutiny. Councillor Phelim MacCafferty made a brilliant speech in favour as the proposer. Councillor Warren Morgan also gave a [...]
On Wednesday night (21st March 2012 at the Queens Hotel) the LGBT Community Safety Meeting came together along with four guest speakers: Council Leader Cllr Bill Randall, Chief Superintendent Graham Bartlett, Dr Kath Browne Count Me In Too Researcher, Sgt Alex Evans. Speaking at the launch of the resurrected LGBT Community Safety Forum, Council Leader [...]
Last week The Arch Bishop of Westminster, Vincent Gerard Nichols published a letter that warned plans to extend marriage to same-sex couples would be a ‘profoundly radical step’ that would reduce it to a vague commitment between two people. Now would be a good a time as any for Nichols and his cronies to step out of their ivory tower and see that for thousands of people the idea of love, be it between mixed or same sex couples is so much more palatable then his continuous onslaught of hate in the name of God.