COVID-19, Brexit and the US election have meant that news stories which would usually make the headlines are getting no coverage at all. That’s helping the government to go unchallenged on serious and important issues. The experiences of those seeking asylum in the UK and the rest of Europe on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity (SOGI) need to be discussed.
Diversity brings value to the workplace and most importantly, right now, we all need to listen to diversity. Whilst we are listening, we also need to be aware of the impact the world is having on people from diverse backgrounds and communities.
Ideas are the lifeblood of innovation. Without new ideas, development in all areas stagnates, be it new products, services, ways of doing things, or new solutions to old problems. The appetite in society for the new, for the next big thing, is insatiable; hence the long queues outside shops selling the latest model. A business … Continued
Every year, throughout June, there are gay pride festivals and events across the world. These celebrations mark the anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which began outside the Stonewall Inn, Greenwich Village, in New York City in late June 1969. The weekend of rioting is acknowledged as the birthplace of the modern gay liberation movement. … Continued
The rise in work-from-home opportunities has been a huge boost to the disabled and chronically ill communities. Accessible jobs are on the increase, free education offerings abound and on-line opportunities to connect with others are growing. People are increasingly open to expanding their networks and the sense of community is growing as increasing numbers of … Continued
The hidden homeless akt is a specialist charity that supports LGBTQ+ young people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or vulnerably housed. This particular group accounts for 24% of the young homeless population, as stated in a study conducted by akt in 2015*. This statistic includes anyone who is sofa surfing, staying with friends … Continued
During our lock down, most industries and people are taking a break from the rat race. From the daily grind of commuting, offices, meetings, seminars, commuting home, microwave meals, sleep and then repeat. I’m generalising, but we often overload our days, trying to fit everything in, which leaves little time to reflect on our lives. … Continued
LGBT History Month marks a time to celebrate the incredible shift in LGBTQ rights the UK has experienced since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1967. Measures towards equality have come in a relatively short period of time, including the scrapping of Section 28 which prevented schools from talking about LGBTQ issues in a positive … Continued
History, almost as a rule, doesn’t look at itself in terms of eras. Nor do the people who live in those eras tend to spend too much energy on what word best fits their generational situation. A young man or woman leaving the land in search of a better life in the city in late … Continued
Race and higher education hit a pivotal moment in 2018 as Black British student’s experiences made headlines across the UK. Mainstream and social media campaigns such as #MyRacistCampus reported Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) students’ everyday experiences of racism(s) on university campuses as users submitted their stories via Facebook and Twitter. The campaign supported prior … Continued