Equality and Diversity

When I publish a post I like to make it punchy and not too long. The reason behind this lies in the fact that I have always believed that I was dyslexic. I have never been tested but I have some of the traits outlined in the spectrum. One particular trait is the anxiety caused my reading long text. I … Read More

Gender pay gap down to 5% among UK workers in their 20s, study finds

But Resolution Foundation says women will still earn significantly less during their careers as the gap widens after age 30 Women in their 20s have seen the pay gap halve to 5%, but just as in previous generations the discrepancy compared with men’s earnings widens when they hit 30 and start a family. In a report highlighting the challenge facing … Read More

6 best LGBT-inclusive books for kids and young adults

Discover reads that will help broaden their horizons – and encourage compassion in the classroom The stories we’re told as children can play a huge part in influencing our childhoods. They spark our imaginations and begin engagement with some of life’s big questions beyond the nursery room. While previous generations might have been limited to books about passive princesses rescued … Read More

Miranda Brawn Becomes Patron Of Black Cultural Archives

Black Cultural Archives’ Vice-Chair Miranda Brawn steps up to become a Patron of the UK’s Black heritage centre MIRANDA BRAWN has taken on more responsibility in addition to her current role at the Black Cultural Archives (BCA), based in Brixton south London. Brawn is currently Vice-Chair on the Board of BCA and will continue to support the sustainability of the … Read More

Childline Reports Record Number Of Counselling Sessions About Trans And Gender Issues

The number of child counselling sessions about transgender issues and genderdysphoria offered by a national charity has reached a record level in the past year. Kids as young as 11 have told counsellors they were unhappy with their assigned birth gender or felt their biological sex didn’t match their gender. In 2015/16, the NSPCC’s helpline held 2,796 counselling sessions – an average … Read More

Research reveals lack of diversity in UK ad imagery

A review of the top 20 advertising spenders in 2015 by Lloyds Banking Group reveals that minorities continue to be significantly under-represented. Lloyds Banking Group’s ‘Reflecting Modern Britain’ report, which analysed campaigns from 20 of the UK’s top advertising spenders, found that less than a fifth of the people used in press and TV ads represent the diversity of British … Read More

Microsoft celebrates diversity and LGBT equality in Christmas advert

Microsoft is the latest company to celebrate the LGBT community in their Christmas advert. The technology firm’s new Art Of Harmony campaign sees them celebrate real-life activists, including transgender reality star Jazz Jennings and seven-year-old Zea Bowling who stood up to a homophobic preacher. Others who feature in the advert include Mona Haydar, a Muslim-American activist who invites people to … Read More

High street disability access ‘needs more progress’

Not enough progress has been made to improve disabled access to Welsh high streets, a charity has said. Disability Wales told Good Morning Wales there has been some improvement in the seven years since its Streets Ahead report but more needs to be done, more quickly. The 2008 survey found problems with communication, attitude and access to shops and public … Read More

UK airports asked to make improvements for people with ‘hidden disabilities’

Airports will provide more support for people with hidden disabilities under new guidelines introduced by the aviation regulator. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) guidance sets out how UK airports can make air travel more accessible for people with conditions such as dementia, autism, hearing loss and visual impairment. The guidelines, which hope to reduce stress and anxiety for passengers with … Read More

LGBT people are still mostly invisible in advertising

Minorities including LGBT people are still significantly under-represented in advertising, research has found. The Reflecting Modern Britain report reviewed the top 20 advertising spenders of 2015, and found that less than one fifth of the people featured in TV and press advertisements reflected the full diversity of British society. The research, conducted by Lloyds Banking Group, shows that there remains … Read More