In the face of discrimination

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On IDAHOBIT, Anisa Easterbrook learns about LGBTQI rights in Poland BY ANISA EASTERBROOK Today marks International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia or, the shortened catchier version that you’ll see trending on Twitter which has absolutely nothing to do with The Lord Of The Rings – IDAHOBIT. This day was created in 2004 to [….]

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah named as Executive Director of Kaleidoscope Trust

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“With more than 20 years of experience as an LGBTQ rights activist and anti-racism campaigner, I’m thrilled to embark on this next chapter” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Widely known as Lady Phyll (partly due to her decision to reject an MBE to protest Britain’s role in formulating anti-LGBTQ penal codes across its empire) DIVA columnist Phyll [….]

Rainbow Europe calls for immediate action over “stagnation and regression on LGBTI equality”

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“If ever there was a time to put high political priority on LGBTI equality, it is now!” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Rainbow Europe 2019 has revealed not only a standstill but “a visible backslide on laws and policies safeguarding equality and the human rights of LGBTI people” in a significant number of European countries. Officially unveiled in [….]

Women and non-binary people come together at this year’s akt charity Youth Conference

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Building a stronger community with the UK’s leading LGBTQI youth homelessness charity 🌈🏠 BY CHARLIE JORDIN. IMAGE SADIE SINNER BY CLAIRE LEACH One in four young people at risk of homelessness identify as LGBTQI – and 40% of the young people the UK’s youth homelessness charity, akt, work with, identify as female. As the new [….]

Getty Images announces a $20,000 LGBTQI+ Stories Creative Bursary

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Are you a budding photographer? Do you have queer stories to tell? Then Getty Images want you! 📸 BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE “Getty Images Creative Bursary will foster and support projects and new content that tell important visual stories, exploring narratives around LGBTQTIA+ lives…” Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, has announced its annual global [….]

Introducing #TransAND

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A brand new series created by trans people, about trans people, for everyone BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Have you heard? My Genderation has just dropped their latest, ongoing film project celebrating trans lives and trans experiences. Please give a warm welcome to… #TransAND! Led by trans campaigners, authors of the Trans Teen Survival Guide and couple [….]

Health inequalities continue to disadvantage older LGBTQI people, report finds

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“LGBT people aged 50+ have poorer self-rated health and are more likely to have other conditions that impact their wellbeing” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Older LGBTQI people continue to experience poorer health outcomes than their heterosexual and cisgender counterparts, a new report has found. The report, published today (Wednesday 8 May 2019) by the International Longevity [….]