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Employers may discriminate against autism without realising

Employers often think they’re communicating well, but they use ‘neurotypical’ standards of interacting, writes Brett Heasman

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people connect and relate to others and also how they experience the world around them.

Most non-autistic people are not aware of the complex ways in which autistic people* experience the world and are not adequately prepared […]

Students’ photo exhibition revaluates ‘diversity’

Juliane Hoss – an LSE postgraduate student – reflects on the project ‘Tackling diversity‘, in which 30 students discovered different meanings of diversity. The project consisted of two workshops, in which the students learned more about the need for diversity and discussed different meanings as well as the development of a photo exhibition, through which the participants shared their […]

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    Interview with Ruth Hunt: LGBT rights in Britain – culture, education, and religion

Interview with Ruth Hunt: LGBT rights in Britain – culture, education, and religion

Since being formed in the late ’80s, Stonewall has been at the forefront of social and legislative progress for LGBT equality. Ahead of her LSE lecture, Ruth Hunt, Stonewall’s Chief Executive, sat down with Hayley Reed and Artemis Photiadou to discuss the charity’s work, the importance of education, the role of faith communities, as well as some of the challenges […]

How your sexual orientation affects your salary in the UK

Gay men earn less than straight ones and heterosexual women earn less than lesbians, write Cevat Giray Aksoy, Christopher S. Carpenter and Jefferson Frank

Finding the right data

Since the mid-1990s, labour market discrimination based on sexual orientation has been investigated by a number of researchers (Badgett 1995, Black et al. 2003, Arabsheibani et al. 2005 and others). These studies frequently find sizeable earnings […]

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    Sociology and the Gay Liberation Front – Bob Mellors at LSE

Sociology and the Gay Liberation Front – Bob Mellors at LSE

On 14 October 1970 the first UK meeting of the Gay Liberation Front was held in an LSE classroom. The room was booked by Bob Mellors, a second year Sociology student. Sue Donnelly takes us through the academic life of Bob Mellors and his contribution in advancing LGBT+ issues. 

Bob Mellors was born on 28 October 1949 and came to […]

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    Listen carefully: The voice of transgender employees is not being heard

Listen carefully: The voice of transgender employees is not being heard

Jonathan Booth, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management, discusses why transgender voices in the workplace are not being heard and proposes solutions for fixing this issue…

Given advances in the gay, lesbian and bisexual movement over the last several decades, society assumes that advances have been similar for the transgender community (those whose gender identity does not […]

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    ‘Tackling diversity’: student workshop to promote diversity

‘Tackling diversity’: student workshop to promote diversity

Juliane Hoss – an LSE postgraduate student – reflects on the importance of diversity in the workplace and its impact on the productivity of organisations. This provides a context for the ‘Tackling diversity’ workshop for students at LSE, which is taking place on 3 December 2016 between 10am and 4pm, in the sixth floor studio in the Saw Swee […]

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    Five minutes with Laura Bates: ‘Women bear children’ is not an excuse

Five minutes with Laura Bates: ‘Women bear children’ is not an excuse

Why have we built a society in which that prevents women from progressing in their careers?

Laura Bates rose to prominence in 2012 when she founded the Everyday Sexism Project, a website that collects women’s daily experiences of gender inequality. Since then she has published two books (Everyday Sexism, 2014; and Girl Up, 2016) and given a number of talks about […]

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    Five minutes with Sophie Walker: Women, equality, and doing politics differently

Five minutes with Sophie Walker: Women, equality, and doing politics differently

Founded in March 2015, by October the Women’s Equality Party (WEP) had a manifesto and by April 2016 a membership of over 45,000, including registered supporters. In the upcoming elections Sophie Walker, party leader, is running for London Mayor and WEP candidates are standing for the British assemblies. In an interview with editors, Artemis Photiadou and Luke Temple, Sophie outlines how WEP hopes to set […]

It’s ‘Time to Talk’

Mental health issues affect many in this country, yet people often prefer not to talk about them. This culture of silence exacerbates mental health conditions instead of making things better. As part of the Time to Change campaign, the ‘Time to Talk Day’ on Thursday 4 February 2016 is meant to initiate these often unspoken conversations, writes Stef Hackney. 

Mental health issues inflict […]

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