Tag: LGBT

Less Than 1% People In British Advertisements Are LGBT

The world of advertisement (with all its elements that we may appreciate or criticize), is definitely a utopian one. Good or bad, our, your, or your mum’s utopia, it’s still a utopia. We might judge the role-models portrayed in, and goals promoted through advertising as harmful or problematic in terms…

We Went To Gay Conversion Therapy Camp

Powerful documentary from Vice that needs to be watched. Conversion therapy is the practice of “curing” gay people by trying to turn them straight through counselling and lifestyle restrictions. The practice dates back to the early Freudian period, when homosexuality was considered pathological and attempts to treat it were deemed appropriate.…

Being Trans in Brazil: Prejudice and Murder

Summer brought a glitter ball of worldwide Pride events, and in Brazil they held the biggest Pride going. However looking past the partying, we sometimes forget about the day-to-day bravery of transgender people, and the discrimination they face. Our world has yet to take those accepting steps towards equality, and…

Gay and Green

Gay and Green – a recent Harris Interactive survey showed that LGBTs are more likely to consider themselves eco-friendly than straight people, there’s always room for improvement. From recycling as much of our rubbish as possible to walking and cycling instead of driving, we can always be a little more…

LGBT History Month @University of East Anglia

This year the university will be presenting a number of events in support of LGBT History Month –  All talks are free and they take place in Arts 2.02 at 7 pm. Visit www.uea.ac.uk/literature/engagement/lgbt-history-month Music in Queer Fiction – Dr Clare Connors – 3 February 2014 When music is described in novels…