Tag Archives: homophobia

Proud 2 Be

Mat and Jon Price, 30, are identical twins and both gay. Their childhood in a rural village near Birmingham was not filled with positive messages about homosexuality. This experience led them to set up the Proud 2 Be project in 2011, an online campaign supporting LGBT people to be proud of who they are. A…
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Stonewall Riots Anniversary

The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the gay community against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, located in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. They are widely considered to constitute the single…
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International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & biphobia

A global celebration of sexual and gender diversities An annual landmark to draw the attention of decision makers, the media, the public, opinion leaders and local authorities to the alarming situation faced by lesbian, gay, bisexuals, transgender and intersex people and all those who do not conform to majority sexual and gender norms. May 17…
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Day of Silence

The Day of Silence is a student-led national event that brings attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. Students from middle school to college take a vow of silence in an effort to encourage schools and classmates to address the problem of anti-LGBT behavior by illustrating the silencing effect of bullying and harassment…
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Up close and personal with Sue Sanders, founder of LGBT History Month

Sue Sanders, 68, is Professor at Emeritus Harvey Milk Institute and is Chair of Schools OUT UK, an organisation for educators that helps them include LGBT people in the classroom. As a vocal out lesbian Sue is one the pioneers at the forefront of the LGBT and diversity awareness movements, and has spent the last…
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Unexpected lessons

Olivia reflects on her time at We Are Family, and what she's learnt along the way When I started my Social Media and Marketing internship at We Are Family, I expected to gain more experience in expanding the magazine’s reach and in planning promotional campaigns… Happily, for my future career prospects, (I think) this has…
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Committing to the politics of awareness

Guest blogger Anna Bianchi is a creative activist, writer, workshop teacher and change guide, and a grandmother with a 4-year-old grandson who is exploring female gender identity. Here Anna explores the role she has in society that only became apparent through having a gay son and a grandson exploring female gender identity. Anna’s blog: www.anna-courageousliving.com/writing-from-life…
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Supporting my grandson as he explores his identity

Guest blogger Anna Bianchi is a creative activist, writer, workshop teacher and change guide, and a grandmother with a 4-year-old grandson who is exploring female gender identity. Here Anna reflects on her own conditioning and honouring Reuben's* journey. Anna’s blog: www.anna-courageousliving.com/writing-from-life Reuben’s powder blue princess dress is bunched up over his thighs as he sits…
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What is it about marriage?

As Ireland is on the verge of voting on same-sex marriage, Hannah contemplates what marriage and family building means to her So The Republic of Ireland are about to vote on same-sex marriage. The 'No' voters, driven by the Catholic Church, are outraged – they say marriage, the bedrock of family life, should be between…
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Crossing borders as a gay family

In his first guest blog for us, James of 4 Relative Strangers, blogs about his family holidays "Deciding where to take your family for their holidays is always challenging. And when you are a same sex adoptive family; and by that I mean we are all the same sex, two dads and two sons; there…
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