Equality is Controversial, Apparently

Written by Lou Gibney Trigger Warning: mentions of transphobia, racism, homophobia … Bias. It’s something we all have – to varying degrees – based on our worldview. The BBC claims to be as objective as possible whilst producing TopGear, which, with Jeremy Clarkson behind the wheel, regularly causes controversies and problems of diplomacy. What else […]

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LGBT+ Representation: It’s Not Forced Diversity, People Just Exist

Written by Lollie Melton Trigger Warning: discussions of homophobia, transphobia, brief mentions of death … The Baker Thief by Claudie Arsenault is the most brilliant book I have ever read. Well, actually, no it’s not…it’s just the first book with unquestioning aromantic representation that I’ve ever encountered. And it also happens to be gripping, seriously […]

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Response to the Government Consultation on ‘Toilet Provision for Men and Women’

At a time when the lives of trans people are being discussed unlike that of any other minority group. When their very existence is being ‘debated’, dismissed, and ‘intellectualised’ by non trans politicians, academics, and anti-trans groups and individuals, the Ministry of Housing, Communities, and Local Government has put out a bizarrely timed and strangely […]

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Statement in Support and Solidarity with Kathryn Bristow

On Sunday 7th February 2021, The Daily Mail launched a transphobic attack on Kathryn Bristow, the democratically elected co-chair of Green Party Women, as well as towards the LGBTIQA+ Greens. Sunday’s attack on Kathryn Bristow was heartbreaking to read. We take this opportunity to show our public support for and solidarity with Kathryn, as well […]

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Why Trans People are Joining the Greens

Written by Pandora Hughes Trigger Warning – mentions of transphobia … Although I had voted Green on occasions, I didn’t join the Party until December 2019, in the middle of the last General Election. Up to that point I had been a Labour member and supporter. I had been voting Labour and occasionally campaigning for […]

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LGBT+ Rights and the Trade Union Movement: Building on a Historic Allyship

Written by Joe Lever (he/him) Trigger Warning: homophobia … It’s difficult to properly dissect modern UK LGBT+ history without at least acknowledging the impact of the Stonewall Riots, from across the pond. The fallout from ‘Stonewall’ resulted in the creation of the Gay Liberation Front in the US. Which in turn inspired the UK group […]

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Generation 28

Written by Hannah Graeber (she/they) Trigger Warning – homophobia, mentions of AIDS … It can be easy to slip into thinking of a “time when LGBT+ people didn’t have many rights” as solely being the domain of pre- and post-WWII born generations. Whilst this was certainly a hugely challenging time, and members of younger generations […]

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The Institute of Sexology and the Erasure of Transgender History

Written by Pandora Hughes (she/her) Trigger Warning: Transphobia, mentions of violence, murder … If you’re nursing a prejudice against a persecuted minority and someone calls you on it, what do you do? Merely denying that you are a bigot leaves you under social suspicion, and wheeling out the ‘some of my best friends are…’ defence […]

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