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

Barbie has a new line up and we’re in love with how diverse it is

Barbie has a new line up and we’re in love with how diverse it is Barbie doll is often used as a short-hand for cookie cutter beauty. Everyone knows that Barbie is thin, and blonde, and embodies the Eurocentric ideals of beauty. Or at least, she used to be. Barbie haven’t been resting on their laurels. In fact, they’ve moved … Read More

People with autism among most likely to fall victim to disability hate crime, figures show

People with autism among most likely to fall victim to disability hate crime, figures show People who suffer from learning disabilities and autism are considerably more likely to experience hate crime than other disabled groups, figures show. Analysis by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) shows people whose disability impacts them “socially and behaviourally” were four times more likely to … Read More

South Shields charity get £500 supermarket boost

South Shields charity get £500 supermarket boost A community fundraising group launched by a mother and daughter to help good causes and people in South Tyneside has received a boost from a supermarket giant. Helen Harber, manager at the Tesco South Shields store, visited the Community Corner organisation at their newly opened shop on Boldon Lane, South Shields, to hand … Read More

Diversity efforts ‘fail to change proportion of women high earners in six years’

Diversity efforts ‘fail to change proportion of women high earners in six years’ The proportion of women high earners has not changed for six years despite moves to increase diversity in senior positions, a study has found.  Only one in four people earning between £43,000 and £150,000 in each of the last six years are women, research showed.Heidi Watson, of … Read More

Student campaign to ‘name and shame’ schools without diversity

Student campaign to ‘name and shame’ schools without diversity A group of drama students has set up a campaign to address the lack of diversity in UK drama schools. The Diversity School Initiative aims to hold schools accountable for their decisions concerning diversity and seeks to support students who feel under-represented. It will also lobby drama schools to develop more … Read More

Thousands of Scottish wheelchair users inadequately housed

Thousands of Scottish wheelchair users inadequately housed A new report into life for disabled people across Great Britain by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has highlighted a decrease in the amount of wheelchair adapted local authority housing in Scotland. According to the report, up to 17,000 Scottish wheelchair users (15% of all wheelchair users in Scotland) are now inadequately housed … Read More

LGBT rights group wants UK passports to include gender neutral ‘X’

LGBT rights group wants UK passports to include gender neutral ‘X’ British passports should allow people who do not identify as male or female to define themselves as gender neutral ‘X,’ an LGBT rights group says. Stonewall has warned many people who define themselves as transgender in the UK are “afraid to travel abroad” because they fear intrusive questions or … Read More

Politicians urged to take a tougher stance on workplace racism

Politicians urged to take a tougher stance on workplace racism A recent survey carried out by researchers at The University of Manchester suggests that workplace racism is still a major issue. According to the survey of 25,000 UK workers, ethnic minority workers are frequently subjected to racism by their colleagues, managers and service users. At the same time, says the … Read More