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

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

My Life Story – Joanne Monck

David Nigel Vincent Monck was born in June 1955, in Rugby Warwickshire, the first of two sons born to Anne Josephine and Peter. With blonde hair and blue eyes he was a healthy bonny boy. However he did not realise so young in life that he was about to start a battle. A battle that would last for the next … Read More

Strength, Power & Consistency

A blog piece written by Efe Ezekiel – Shortlisted Nominee for The Entrepreneur of Excellence Award for Race at The National Diversity Awards 2012. My beautiful girls that I mentor all over the country are all obsessed with the perfection of themselves. I teach that perfection of self is in the now but that is sometimes a bit much for both … Read More

Black, female and proud: lawyer is praised by Theresa May

A black female campaigner for equality in the legal industry has been praised by Theresa May. As the most senior black female lawyer in her field, Funke Abimbola 43 from St Albans has been named a Point of Light by the Prime Minister for her work. Ms Abimbola has spoken to Parliament, the Law Society and countless conferences about diversity … Read More