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 […]
Peter Tatchell is not a new name for those who have been involved or interested in the campaign for human rights. Asiya Islam got a chance to hear him in person, here she writes about the inspiring story Peter Tatchell told.
February is LGBT History Month. This year, the month is especially significant and historic in the UK as Parliament has voted in favour of same sex marriage. In this post, John Peart, LSESU LGBT Officer, gives a very interesting overview of the history of LGBT equal rights movement. He concludes that though the journey to equality has not been smooth, we still have much to be hopeful for.
Currently in the UK, same-sex couples can enter into civil partnerships but not get married. This is set to change with government proposals to introduce equal civil marriage rights for same-sex couples. Today is the last day for consultation on this legislation. If you haven’t responded to the consultation yet, you have until midnight to have your say!