The National Diversity Awards Announce 2017 Shortlist

Diversity champions from across the UK will gather at the magnificent Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool on 8 September 2017 for the UK’s largest celebration of diversity. Able Magazine is once again proud to join the best of British diversity as they showcase the outstanding achievements of those who have demonstrated their devotion to enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion in today’s … Read More

West Yorkshire Police shortlisted for National Diversity Award

West Yorkshire Police has been shortlisted in this year’s National Diversity Awards. The annual awards celebrate the best of British diversity and those who have devoted time to enhancing equality, inclusion and diversity in today’s society. The Force has been nominated in the Diverse Company of the Year category, having shown commitment in increasing the number of officers and staff … Read More

Ten facts about Liverpool

1. The city of Liverpool was created in 1207 when King John granted a Royal Charter which was written in Latin. Liverpool was once the “Second City of Empire”, eclipsing even London for commerce at times. 2. Liverpool holds the Guinness Book of Records title for being the Capital of Pop. More artists with a Liverpool origin have had a number … Read More

Inspiring team in the running for trophy

CHADDERTON Park Cerebral Palsy Football team is looking to add another trophy to its cabinet after being shortlisted in the 2017 National Diversity Awards. The CP team was the first in the north west to offer footballing opportunities to youngsters with cerebral palsy and has trail-blazed the sport ever since. Three years on they now have 50 children on their … Read More

Lancashire PC in running for award for vital service

Lancashire PC in running for award for vital service A police officer has been short-listed for a national award in recognition of his service to the public. PC Ian Ashton, community cohesion and hate crime officer for Lancashire police, is one of eight people across the country in the running for a National Diversity Award. Ian is in with a … Read More

Blog by Sarah-Victoria Bayley, 2017 Positive Role Model Award Nominee

This is a blog written by Sarah-Victoria Bayley, nominee for the 2017 Positive Role Model Award. Hello, I’m Sarah-Victoria Bayley, a 34 year old disabled single mother of three beautiful children. I am also a national beauty queen holding the title of Woman Crown and Glory Scotland 2017/18. Becoming a titleholder was always a dream of mine as it now … Read More

Will publishing gender pay gaps bring about equality?

Will publishing gender pay gaps bring about equality? No matter what they may say to the contrary, businesses will not have welcomed the government’s decision to force employers to publish their gender pay gaps. Unless you’re one the very few firms that do in fact pay men and women equally, it’s going to make you look bad: yes, a pay … Read More

Almost half of trans pupils in UK have attempted suicide, survey finds

Almost half of trans pupils in UK have attempted suicide, survey finds Stonewall survey shows eight out of 10 trans young people bullied at school or college have self-harmed, despite instances of LGBT bullying decreasing Eight out of 10 trans young people have self-harmed and almost half have attempted to kill themselves, according to a significant new study looking at … Read More

How to get the Pride rainbow flag reaction on Facebook

How to get the Pride rainbow flag reaction on Facebook Facebook has added a new rainbow flag reaction to its social network for a limited time so users can celebrate Pride month. The flag, which has been a symbol of the LGBT community since 1978, joins the thumbs up and heart signs as well as excited, shocked, sad and angry emoji … Read More