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Glam Rock Hero Commemorated

The Jewish Chronicle notes this week that it's been forty years exactly since the tragic death of Marc Bolan, the elfin young singer who along with David Bowie, helped define the glam sound of the early nineteen seventies. Bolan was heterosexual, but that didn't stop him from becoming an icon for gender nonconformity across the board, with his wispy persona, make up and liberal appliances of glitter. Although it is sometimes fashionable these days to mock the glam rock craze, it did have a profound effect on men and women alike during a period of intense social change.

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Drag Queen Storytime a World Hit

You may have seen on local television channel Made in Bristol that local drag queens have been on story telling duties for youngsters at local libraries.

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Diversity Guidelines for BBC

The BBC has introduced diversity guidelines for its radio channels, local and national. The Corporation runs more than forty local and UK wide radio services, and now they have standards in the commissioning and presentation of programmes designed to reflect the diverse nature of modern Britain.

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Feminist Anti-Trans Activists Allege Violence

Separatist feminists have launched a scathing attack on transgender activists in the pages of the communist newspaper Morning Star.

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Pussy Riot Speak Out on Russian Politics

This week's issue of the street sold newsmagazine The Big Issue meets up with Pussy Riot, the feminist punk rock group that was imprisoned for their protests against the Russian government and who have stood up against homophobia in the increasingly authoritarian state.

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21
Sep

Radio Free Europe, the famous dissident radio station for Eastern Europe, says that ultranationalists and the Orthodox church in the Ukraine have targeted a new children's book by respected author

21
Sep

Media Against Hate is a project of the pan-continental European Journalists project and aims to empower media to counter hate agendas and encourage empathy and social solidarity.

21
Sep

Amid the myriad of flyposters and stickers that seem to hold most of central Bristol together, a new grass roots feminist campaign against pornography has appeared, with slogans on lamp-posts in pa

21
Sep

A local action day is being convened by the national gay rights charity Stonewall.

21
Sep

Now you can cut out and keep your very own version of everyone's favourite Catholic conservative MP, Jacob Rees-Mogg.

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