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Should gay men and lesbians be bracketed together?
03.07.2014
Should gay men and lesbians be bracketed together?
Lesbians and gay men have long campaigned alongside each other. But are they wrongly bracketed together, asks Julie Bindel. "We have absolutely nothing in common with gay men," says Eda, a young lesbian, "so I have no idea why we are lumped in together." Not everyone agrees. Since the late 1980s, lesbians and gay men have been treated almost as one generic group. In recent years, o ... READ MORE
Police & Crime Commissioner Bob Jones CBE dies
01.07.2014
Police & Crime Commissioner Bob Jones CBE dies
It is with great sadness we announce the death of Bob Jones, the Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands.   Mr Jones, who was 59, died in his sleep at home last night.   Bob Jones was elected the first West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner on 15 November 2012, after a long and distinguished career in public service.   An online book of condolence has been set up for th ... READ MORE
Network launches 2nd annual LGBT staff survey
24.06.2014
Network launches 2nd annual LGBT staff survey
FOR the second year running, The LGBT Network is running a force wide staff survey aimed at capturing the current culture, feelings and issues staff are facing across the force. Last year was the first of it's kind, and the results were shared with everyone, from the PCC down to constables on the ground.   This year is bigger and better, with lessons learned from the first survey being applie ... READ MORE
Stonewall to be ‘guided by trans people’ on how it can support trans communities
21.06.2014
Stonewall to be ‘guided by trans people’ on how it can support trans communities
Leading gay rights charity Stonewall England and Wales has asked the trans community for feedback on how it can “do more to support trans communities.” Stonewall acting Chief Executive Ruth Hunt in January said she would not rule out beginning a new dialogue with trans groups,following the resignation of former Chief Executive Ben Summerskill. Now the charity has invited the ... READ MORE
ASA rules Paddy Power transgender TV ad was offensive
08.06.2014
ASA rules Paddy Power transgender TV ad was offensive
Complaints over an advert for bookmaker Paddy Power featuring transgender people have been upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). The TV advert shown in February ahead of Ladies' Day at the Cheltenham Festival invited viewers to spot the "stallions" from the "mares". The ASA investigated 92 complaints that the advert was offensive and condoned harmful discriminato ... READ MORE
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