The Mancunion

Britain's biggest student newspaper

Archives

Photo: Guanaco @ Wikimedia

LGBT History Month: body issues

In the last of this four-part series, Michael Petch looks at how unattainable beauty standards harm LGBT people

Photo: People's History Museum

Never Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT+ Rights

The People’s History Museum opens a new, politically-motivated exhibition this month

Photo: Vegasjon @ Wikimedia Commons

LGBT History Month: Blood Donation

Part three of four in the LGBT History Month series: this time, Michael Petch takes to task the barriers that make donating blood a problematic experience for LGBT people

Photo: Guanaco @ Wikimedia

LGBT History Month: coming out

In the second of this four-part series, Michael Petch discusses the dilemma of coming out, and the societal problems that stem from it

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

New report suggests sex and relationship education is ignored by Ofsted

Pressure is mounting on MPs to make Sex and Relationships Education and PSHE compulsory after the release of a damning report by the British Humanist Association

Photo: Jenny Mealing @ Flickr

LGBT History Month: Street Harassment

In the first of a four-part series on the continuing relevance of LGBT History Month, Michael Petch discusses the progress that the needs to be made on the street

Photo: Robyn @ Flickr

Homophobic Richard Hammond takes ignorance to a new level

Richard Hammond’s comments about homosexuality reveal a worrying underbelly of prejudice that still pervades popular culture

Photo: MandyJC72 @flickr

Remembering George Michael

Tara Bharadia reflects on the legacy of pop star and gay icon George Michael, who died on Christmas Day

Photo: Martin Harris Centre

Review: Gypsy Queen

Though moving and at times hysterical, Rob Ward’s Gypsy Queen didn’t quite meet its potential

Photo: Barbara Krawcowicz @flickr

Top 5: book recommendations from your university peers

Students from different areas of the university offer up their suggestions for a book to read this semester

Photo: Eric Parker @Flickr

Can language eliminate discrimination?

With the word ‘cisgender’ established in the dictionary, does the term help or hinder the cause for transgender and other LGBT+ people?

Photo: mattbuck @Wikimedia Commons

Peter Tatchell accused of being transphobic and racist

The NUS’ LGBT Officer has refused to attend an event where celebrated gay rights activist Peter Tatchell was speaking, raising questions about his conduct and ideology