By @pridematters1 For many years the UK has been one of the leading countries for equal rights. Although there were laws before 2010, one of the biggest game changes was the Equality act 2010 http://www.acas.org.uk/equalityact . As a nation we are lucky to have such acts. You only have to look at America, where a… Continue reading UK Attitude Adjustment: A Simple message to employers.
By @pridematters1 Almost every week we hear people complain about the lgbt acronym. Recently student bodies have suggested that bi should be bi+ to include persons who are not attracted to ethier male or female. On first glance we need to ask if it appears like asexual eraser! That’s just one of many arguments… Continue reading It’s a little bit queer!
By @pridematters1 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… Continue reading Bullying : Understanding the long term effects.
By @pridematters1 “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… Continue reading Anti lgbt sentiment.
By @pridematters1 My thoughts on the American presidency and the lgbt family. Above: Trump on the campaign trail, being given a folded flag from a member of the crowd, with the message upside down. Every single eye and ear was turned towards America, watching every move, listening to every word, as the new American President… Continue reading Don’t isolate yourselves!
By @pridematters1 In the UK, the average life expectancy age is almost eighty years for men, this has increased by six years over the past two decades. As the global population increases and generations get older, society must change and realise that in future, the older populations may need help. That is to say, it… Continue reading Getting old! (older)
Each year on November 20th Transgender Remembrance day is marked for those who have fallen for simply being transgender. It’s hard to imagine receiving that knock on the door to discover your own son, daughter, brother, or sister have been murdered for being themselves or took their own lives, simply for being visible. A friend… Continue reading My thoughts as an ally on Transgender awareness.