Peter Tatchell awarded Albert Medal 2016

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Inspired by US black civil rights movement to fight for LGBT freedom Acceptance of the medal dedicated to Southall Black Sisters London, UK – 29 November 2016 source Awarded for “tireless campaigning on human rights & social equality”   The Albert Medal 2016 has been awarded to LGBT and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation. …

Parliament’s Speaker’s Chamber Goes Rainbow to Launch LGBT History Month 2017

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The LGBT History Month Launch is a November tradition in the Diversity Calendar and it’s always held in a prestigious venue, but with 2017 being the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act we took it up a notch and held it in the Speaker’s Chamber at the Houses of Parliament. As guests of the Speaker John Bercow, a …

Peter Tatchell Foundation celebrates 5 years of human rights work 

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Huge thanks to all our supporters & donors – You make it possible. Celebrate with us at the Equality Ball on 26 November in London  London, UK – October 2016 “A huge thank you to all our friends and donors. This month the Peter Tatchell Foundation celebrates five years of human rights work – casework, education, research and advocacy. We …

Stuart Milk on Continuing his Uncle’s Legacy and the Importance of Teaching LGBT History

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Stuart Milk is a global LGBT human rights activist and political speaker. He’s also the nephew of the late US civil rights campaigner Harvey Milk. Stuart’s Uncle Harvey was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, and was responsible for passing a gay rights ruling for the city of San Francisco in 1978. In that …

TranzWiki – a comprehensive Trans directory for the UK

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TranzWiki.net (http://www.tranzwiki.net/) is a comprehensive directory of the groups supporting, assisting, and campaigning  on behalf of transgender people and their families across the UK. It has been developed by GIRES (http://www.gires.org.uk/) to support the trans community and welcomes contributions to keep it up-to-date. People have many reasons for contacting support groups. Some of them may be the victim of a …

‘Wow, you really do have two mums!’: What it’s like when the children of lesbian mothers go to school

‘Wow, you really do have two mums!’: What it’s like when the children of lesbian mothers go to school – As the debate around Putin’s homophobic stance rages around the Sochi Winter Olympics; as gay people in Nigeria arebeaten to death in the streets as the police stand by; and with the first same-sex marriages in England and Wales only 38 days away, Anna Carlile feels the need to talk about how her family, and other families with lesbian mums, experience school. The fact is, things are better in the UK than they are in many other places around the world, but there is still a long way to go.

Call The (Gender) Police!

Call The (Gender) Police! – Brynn Tannehill, Director of Advocacy with SPART*A writes for Huffington Post: ‘Even people who should know better police gender and define what is masculine and feminine enough. There are still therapists out there who won’t give recommendation letters for HRT to transgender women unless they show up to every appointment in a dress and heels’.