Coronavirus – Thinking Globally, Acting Locally.

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

LGBTQ Rights: With or without EU?

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

Equality in the Green Sector by Manu Maunganidze

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

Voices & Visibility LGBT History Event Sat 8th Feb 2020

  Join us in celebrating LGBT History with Voices & Visibility: Uncovering Hidden Stories in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. The Diversity Trust is proud to be co-hosting this free afternoon event in collaboration with Aerospace Bristol. You will hear inspiring personal testimonies from speakers – Caroline Paige, Rob Hurley, Finn Mackay and Pom Pom. Date: … Continued

When actions speak louder than words, race in UK higher education.

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

“Hair Apparent – A Voyage Around My Roots”

I grew up a mixed-race foster child in an all-White rural community in Yorkshire back in the 60s and 70s and being ‘high-visibility’ was something I had to learn how to handle alone. Not just my colour but my mass of tightly-curled hair also became a distinguishing feature; my White foster-mother struggled with it and … Continued

Care under the Rainbow Launch Event on IDAHOT Day 17th May 2019

Introducing a new learning resource for creating inclusive care home environments for older LGBT+ residents. Friday 17th May 2019 marks IDAHOT Day – International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. This is a significant day for a number of reasons. For LGBT+ groups and organisations it’s about recognising and speaking out against the violence and … Continued

“Your City, Your Voice”

For our March blog post Hannah Hier, former female Youth Mayor of Bristol, writes about her experiences championing the voices of young people in Bristol. Opportunities to shape diversity, inclusion and equality discourse are often hard to come by for young people, but through political involvement and groups, such as our Alphabets LGBTQ Youth Project, … Continued

Arrested for Cottaging: A 21st Century Experience

Most of us have heard of cottages: public toilets where men sought the company of other men. Some were unfortunate enough to be confronted by Police Officers who were in there with open smiles perhaps in order to invite attention and make an arrest. These were darker times for men who have sex with men … Continued