Glad to be Out4Marriage

This morning I saw three short video’s that made my day and I just had to share them with you. First if you are reading this post because you have seen it on a social network site or received it via email because you subscribe to my blog then you will need to follow the link to […]

Rikki Arundel’s Blog: Lies, Damn Lies and the Gender Pay Gap

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Lies, Damn Lies and the Gender Pay Gap

Popularised by author Mark Twain who attributed t to British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, the quote Lies, Damned Lies and statistics has never been more appropriate than when applied to the issue of the Gender Pay Gap as I will demonstrate in this article. But first this EU video is really excellent at highlighting the issue of gender […]

Transsexual v Transvestite – is there really a difference

Transsexual, Transgender and Transvestite candidates for Philippines Beauty Pageant – can you tell which is which? {EAV:0220c2d2aa08fad0} I  asked this question on RosesForum – the leading UK online forum for trans people, on 21st  December 2005 in conjunction with my masters degree in gender research. The discussion was closed a month later on 21st January, partly because […]

Christian Bigots and Gay Marriage

Cardinal O’Brien opposes same sex marriage proposals  {EAV:110e7d9ac648319f} I cannot help but feel angry at the constant bigotry from Church leaders over the issue of same sex marriage, the latest being the decision by the leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland to withdraw from discussions on the topic – an action that is being interpreted as public snub […]

Dignity and Respect Campaign

The driver behind all Equality and Diversity legislation is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights brought about in 1947 as a result of the condemnation of the atrocities by Nazi’s against various minority groups. The underlying principle of Human Rights legislation is to: Treat Everyone with Dignity and Respect How do you feel about that […]

Government Launches Transgender Action Plan

{EAV:10098809470ead49}In December 2011 equalities Minister. Lynne Featherstone launched the coalition government’s Transgender Action Plan, the first ever government action plan to advance transgender equality.  This is the latest in a series of government plans to address basic inequalities for the LGBT community following on from the Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender equality: moving Forward report and action plan issued in […]

Empower LGBT Toolkit

In February in conjunction with LGBT History Month I had the pleasure of facilitating a training workshop in York for equality staff in Further Education for Pinnacle Training Solutions which went really well. Colleges are presently at the forefront of tackling LGBT discrimination which it really important because so many LGBT people fall far short […]