‘Gay conversion therapy’ to be banned as part of LGBT equality plan

Controversial “gay conversion therapies” are to be banned as part of a government plan to improve the lives of gay and transgender people. A national survey of 108,000 members of the LGBT community suggested 2% have undergone the practice with another 5% having been offered it. It also found more than two-thirds of LGBT people avoid holding hands in public, … Read More

Black journalists call on editors to improve diversity in newsrooms

Black Journalists Collective UK demands journalism that better serves all communities. More than 100 black and minority ethnic journalists have written to UK editors to denounce a lack of diversity that has led to “a long litany of inadequacies in newsroom coverage of race and how stories about non-white people are covered”. The journalists, assembled under the auspices of a … Read More

To reach true gender equality we must focus on good male role models

When we discuss role models, we tend to think of women or other discriminated groups, but if we are to reach true equality then focusing on male role models is paramount. Whether we like or not, they have power – and we need to see examples of other men helping to advance the equal treatment and compensation of women in … Read More