Opinion News

Linking the Feminist, Queer and Fat Lib Movts

Fine Ass Fatshion, a tumblr blog which, like much of the contemporary fat activist movement, is explicitly welcoming of LGBTQIA+ people, has posted a simple guide to the fat activist movement, noting some of the terminology and different currents within the overall umbrella of the movement.  They say “The term fat activist has been historically used since 1967, with the first sit in, but started with gusto in the 1970s.  In 1972, a group of fat radicals appeared, The Fat Underground.   They coined the term “a diet is a cure that doesn’t work, for a disease that does not exist”.  Meanwhile,

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Call for Straight Guests to Respect Our Space

Damian Kerlin writing in the long standing gay magazine Attitude encouraged heterosexual cisgender people who visit LGBTQIA+ clubs and pubs to “check their privilege” and remember that they are guests.

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LGBT+ Ally Symon Hill Faces Prosecution

On Christmas Eve, the progressive Christian organisation Ekklesia, which has always supported LGBTQIA Christians, reported that Symon Hill, the noted peace activist and spiritual affairs writer, was to be charged for the astonishing crime of being sarcastic.

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Sir Elton Sets Good Example & Quits Twitter

Gay musical hero Sir Elton John has become just the latest celebrity to quit the Twitter platform after its billionaire new owner, Elon Musk, allowed what have been described “superspreaders of hate” back on to the website.  Sir Elton said “All my life I’ve tried to use music to bring people toge

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British Papers Are Full of "Lies, and Spite"

Community Radio, college radio and small independent broadcasting stations such as the ones this programme broadcasts on are a choice for positivity in news output, promoting inclusion, tolerance and respect in the public sphere.

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Oct

Olly Alexander is among those LGBTQIA celebrities who have called out the far right wing newspaper Daily Telegraph, which is often mocked as the “Torygraph” for its constant diet of reactionary new

18
Sep

The Daily Mail newspaper, which is greatly hated amongst LGBTQIA people, has been accused of revealing its rank hypocrisy in a piece it published about Republican protesters during the period of mo

05
Sep

This week marks the twenty fifth anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, sometimes known as the “People’s Princess”.

02
Sep

Much needed publicity was given to the Queer Emporium Shop in Cardiff on the BBC Wales news website this week, as the city gears up for its Pride Week.

18
Aug

The Centre for Inquiry and Richard Dawkins Website host their joint online open ended discussion for atheists and agnostics for the month of August.

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