‘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 … Read More

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The fight for trans equality must be recognised as a class struggle

Trans people are frozen out of work – this will change only if we move beyond the vicious and obsessive arguments about the boundaries of identity. A third of UK employers are less likely to hire a trans worker, according … Read More

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Women march across UK to celebrate 100 years of female suffrage

More than 100,000 thought to have marched in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London. In glorious sunshine the streets of the capitals of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland filled on Sunday afternoon with marching, cheering, singing, chanting women, rejoicing in … Read More

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Gender equality should be at the heart of all policy

When people think of gender equality, they probably don’t immediately think of snow. But the small Swedish city of Karlskoga did just that, when, five years ago, the city reviewed the way it cleared its streets. Officials realised that clearing … Read More

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”We should follow Church’s cue on transgender inclusion”

The Church of England’s new guidelines on gender diversity should be embraced by the Jewish community. ”As a proud parent of a trans, gender-queer adult, I strongly believe the Church of England has done a brave and excellent thing this … Read More

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Scotland set to create legally recognised third gender

Scotland is set to become the first part of the UK to create a legally-recognised third gender for people who do not identify as either male or female.Young children who have not yet reached puberty could also be allowed to … Read More

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Higher education gets gender equality boost as taskforce to review practices

The group will carry out a review of recruitment and promotion policies in the sector, as well as other practices.The establishment of the Gender Equality Taskforce, launched on Monday by Minister of State Mary Mitchell O’Connor, was welcomed by NUI … Read More

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Leicestershire Fire Service praised for first Transgender Policy

  Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service – in the quest to provide equality for all their employees has launched their first Transgender Policy. The Fore Service stated that they wanted a service where everyone could be themselves in the workplace … Read More

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UK has one of worst records for gender equality at work

UK has one of worst records for gender equality at work  Researchers rank Britain 11th out of 18 countries, including US, France and Spain, for factors such as pay and board level representation Britain has one of the worst records … Read More

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HR professionals divided over impact of pay gap reporting on gender equality

PM survey also suggests employers will need to significantly rethink pay and reward discussions Nearly half (47 per cent) of HR professionals believe the new gender pay gap reporting requirements will make ‘little difference’ to improving gender equality at work. … Read More

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