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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

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Remembering George Michael

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

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Review: Gypsy Queen

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

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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

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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?

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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

Bridget Kendall (left) is the first female Master of Peterhouse since its establishment 732 years ago. Photo: russavia@Wikimedia Commons

First female Master appointed at Peterhouse college Cambridge

Bridget Kendall has given students of Peterhouse hope that the college will no longer be perceived as dominantly right-wing and “stuck in the past”

The Stonewall group works towards challenging homophobia, transphobia and biphobia in the workplace. (Photo: Fae @Wikimedia Commons)

Manchester 53rd in top 100 LGBT*-friendly workplaces

Stonewall evaluates organisations across the country using submissions to the Workplace Equality Index

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LGBT* people continue to face huge, hidden health problems

The LGBT* community is still experiencing a major health crisis, yet its extent remains relatively unknown and the NHS often fails to provide adequate care

Are the media missing the real message of high profile transgender figures? Photo: Mike Mozart @ Flickr

Understanding the media’s transgender explosion

Harriet New discusses the powerful impact of the media’s influence on the narratives of the transgender community, and questions the future of the perception of trans men and women

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A year of change for the LGBT community

Hannah McGrory reviews the monumental changes that 2015 has brought to the LGBT community and considers what the future holds in Manchester and beyond

After Bindel's banning, further developments have led to the Union banning Yiannopoulos too. Photo: piku @Flickr

Update: Yiannopoulos also banned from censorship event

After barring Julie Bindel from a debate on censorship planned for mid-October, the Students’ Union have now told Milo Yiannopoulos that he is also prohibited from attending