In this series we look at various heroes and advocates of the LGBTQIA family. Christine Jorgensen was one of the first American trans women to be open and widely known in America for having sex reassignment surgery. She grew up in New York and shortly after high school was drafted in the U.S army for… Continue reading Christine Jorgensen
RuPaul’s Brick Race is a loving homage to everyone’s favourite American television drag fest – RuPaul’s Drag Race, a series that is successful in many countries. A fan-made LEGO Ideas project, it blends the colour, whimsy, fun and creativity of the RuPaul and LEGO universes. Submitted to LEGO Ideas – the LEGO Group’s platform for… Continue reading RuPaul’s Brick Race!
Chat to Alex on Twitter @_alexandraclare. I read an article in the Sunday Times magazine today (05/03/17). The long-time host of Women’s Hour Jenni Murray has written ‘Be trans, be proud – but don’t call yourself a “real woman”’. Her concern is that those who transition bring their privilege from a male upbringing with them.… Continue reading Could a Real Woman step forward, please?
A message for all to understand about the effects of bullying! From someone who has experienced bullying first hand, being bullied is an experience that doesn’t go away that quickly. It marks you for years to follow. Some things will stay with the victim forever. A friend of mine spoke to me at the beginning… Continue reading Bullying : Understanding the long term effects.
In this series we look at various heroes and advocates of the LGBTQIA family. 1 October 1867– 4 June 1950 Place of birth: Germany. George Cecile Ives was one of Britain’s first gay activists, living in a time were he was in danger of imprisonment for up to two years hard labour for his sexuality. … Continue reading George Cecile Ives
“I am sorry, I am not going out with you because you are gay!” There I said it! By now you are calling me homophobic and talking on the phone ordering, the lynch mob……………. Only I was using it to make a point! Perhaps you felt hurt, perhaps betrayed and maybe you felt as though… Continue reading Anti lgbt sentiment.
Combined with the Public Order Act: 1986 and the Sexual Offences Act: 1967. Many gay and bisexual men found themselves being prosecuted for simply kissing their partners in the street. The 1967 act was far from equal. The age of consent was twenty one, which meant young same sex lovers could never feel comfortable showing… Continue reading How the ‘gay community’ was affected by the laws surrounding them in the latter part of the 20th century.