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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 […]

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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 […]

Five tips for LGBT+ inclusive communications at work

To mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) on 17 May, Hayley Reed sensitises the readers to the need for appropriate language, avoiding unnecessary divisions and respecting self-identification in the workplace.



Understanding how being LGBT+ affects an individual’s experience of the workplace will help you improve your skills as a line manager. It is not uncommon for […]

A piece of LGBT history at LSE

As we step into the LGBT History Month, James Deeley (Spectrum Chair, LSE), Gillian Urquhart and Gillian Murphy walk us through the history of Spectrum, the LSE LGBT+ staff network for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans(gender) people, and the LGBT archives in the LSE library. 

On 13 October 1970 the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) met for the first time in the UK – in a […]

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    Three approaches to awareness-raising: LSE Spectrum and intersex awareness

Three approaches to awareness-raising: LSE Spectrum and intersex awareness

Intersex Awareness Day takes place annually on 26 October. Hayley Reed – co-chair of Spectrum (the LSE LGBT+ staff network) – discusses how to ensure maximum impact from awareness-raising by keeping up the momentum; talking to people, rather than simply about them; and using powerful visual messages. Spectrum is the LSE LGBT+ staff network, representing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and […]

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Racial Biases in Recruitment

Many organisations are promoting diversity throughout their workforce to create a competitive edge in the market. However, there are questions as to how bias in the recruitment and selection process hinders an organisation’s efforts. Snéha Khilay discusses bias in the recruitment and selection process, and its effect on organisations who are trying to achieve a competitive edge with reference to some thought provoking cases.

Celebrate LGBT History Month at LSE

February is LGBT History Month in the UK. The month celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community. At LSE, a number of events are taking place – come along to join in the celebration!

LGBT at LSE? Get involved!

Are you an LGBT student at LSE? Whether you’re starting as a fresher or returning after the break, there’s a lot going on that you can get involved in. John Peart, the LSESU LGBT Officer, says this academic year is one of the most fun-filled that the LSESU has ever run! Find out more about the events in this post.

Still a Protest. Still Needed. Still Proud.

This weekend London will be ‘Loud and Proud’ as World Pride comes to the capital. John Peart, LSESU LGBT Officer, discusses the relevance of the Pride movement today. He argues that though flamboyant images of the Pride march might perpetuate certain stereotypes, it is essentially a protest that is still very much needed. John encourages everybody to “don their rainbow flag” and join the march this weekend!

Last day for the equal marriage consultation: have you responded yet?

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!

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