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20 August 2009
Spanning more than 80 years, from the 1840s to the 1920s, Edward Carpenter was involved in the rise of mass industrial trade unions, working-class political representation and the struggle for women's equality. Manny Thain reviews Edward Carpenter: a life of liberty and love, by Sheila Rowbotham.
7 August 2009
WIDESPREAD ANGER greeted the news that the far-right, racist, BNP won two seats in the recent European parliament elections, not least from those in society who are scapegoated by the BNP's poisonous ideas...
25 July 2009
The far-right, racist and homophobic British National Party won two MEPs in the European parliament. That's a warning to all of us on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender scenes...
1 July 2009
The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights movement saw the fortieth anniversary of its birth on 28 June 2009, writes Greg Randall, Convenor of the Socialist Party LGBT members' group.
3 December 2008
Twenty years since Section 28: This year is the twentieth anniversary of the infamous Section 28, an openly anti-gay law pushed through by Thatcher's Tory government, writes Greg Randall, Convenor of the LGBT socialist group.
9 July 2008
London Pride -: Members of the Socialist Party lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) group and London Socialist Party had a fantastic response when campaigning against homophobia on Saturday 5 July, writes Greg Randall, Convenor, Socialist Party LGBT group.
2 July 2008
"You can be gay behind closed doors, you can be heterosexual behind closed doors, but you don't bring it onto the streets, demanding more rights for it." So says Richard Barnbrook, a member of the racist and homophobic British National Party (BNP), writes Greg Randall, Socialist Party LGBT group convenor.
13 February 2008
It would be difficult to imagine a greater blunder for Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, than his latest one, writes Roger Bannister
28 June 2007
The annual Pride event should be about the assertion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) demands for equality...
28 June 2007
AS THE lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community celebrate Pride on 30 June, has equality arrived at last, as a headline in the gay press claimed recently...
2 June 2007
Once again the world's media has been focused on the horrific breaking up of an attempted protest in Moscow....
31 May 2007
Socialist Party LGBT meeting: This year sees the fortieth anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of gay sex between men in England and Wales...
22 February 2007
THIS MONTH is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History Month. Although now officially supported by the TUC, several government departments...
1 February 2007
WHILE SOCIALISTS were out last week campaigning against cuts in the NHS, the leaders of Britain's main Christian de-nominations were involved in a different kind of battle.
Picture: LGBT protest. Photo Marc Vallee.
They want to be given an exemption from laws due to be implemented this spring that will ban discrimination against Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered people (LGBT) in the provision of services.
9 November 2006
Israel: Gay Pride demo under serious threat: A GAY Pride demo will be held in Jerusalem, on 10 November, against a background of vicious incitement and homophobic propaganda by reactionary Jewish and Arab organisations... By Shahar Benhar, Maavak Sozialisti, CWI Israel
29 June 2006
EuroPride: THE LESBIAN, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community will be marching in London on 1 July at EuroPride. Many important legal reforms have been made, such as civil partnerships, which have improved the lives of LGBT people...
29 June 2006
THE SHIFT towards the left in social attitudes over the last ten years has meant that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people have won important rights in Britain, writes Tom Penman, Socialist Party LGBT group.
22 June 2006
Europride 2006 - 1 July: The Lesbian and Gay rights movement started in 1969 with the Stonewall riots in New York when drag queens physically fought the police who were raiding gay bars...
16 February 2006
26 January 2006
Reviews: Gay Muslims Channel 4: THE EXPERIENCE of British gay and lesbian Muslims was the subject for the Channel 4 documentary Gay Muslims. One of the aims of the programme was to illustrate the diversity within Islam and how different Muslim communities...
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