16 Days in 16 Ways

From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women up to 10 December – Human Rights Day, the 16 days of activism against gender based violence campaign is a time to galvanise action to end violence against women and girls around the world. 16 days in 16 ways is a campaign […]

A statement from Regional LGBT Co-Chair and trans ally on Transgender Day of Remembrance

As a gay man who identifies as cisgender I remember growing up and going through school being bullied due to my perceived sexuality. I struggled, I dreaded getting on the bus knowing the endless taunts and abuse would start as soon as I arrived at the bus stop, even outside of school. It never ended […]

An LGBT rainbow will shine on Penshaw Monument this week

This Wednesday evening (17 May) the Penshaw Monument in Sunderland is to be lit up in rainbow colours by UNISON Northern region’s LGBT group and Sunderland City Council to mark international day against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia (IDAHOBIT). The day is celebrated every year to remind people of the huge number of hate crimes and […]