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    Your tenants are gay, get over it!: How housing services discriminate against LGBT+ users

Your tenants are gay, get over it!: How housing services discriminate against LGBT+ users

Are public services delivering equality for LGBT+ service users? In a socially progressive society like the UK, the presumption is that probably they are. However, Peter Matthews and Chris Poyner’s research suggests some very basic steps are still required to deliver equality.

In 2017 gay men and LGBT+* allies in the UK are celebrating 50 years since sex between two […]

The middle-class enjoy definite advantages in public service provision. More critical and extensive research is needed

Annette Hastings and Peter Matthews argue that it is vitally important to better research and address the uneven distribution of public services and the benefits enjoyed by the sharp-elbowed middle classes.  Back in the mid 1980s, when public spending on public services was under a similar intensity of pressure as it is now, Julian Le Grand warned that middle class […]