Gay rights


Trans and gender-queer prisoners face a double punishment.

24 October 2017 For trans prisoners, abuse isolation and poor medical care are routine parts of incarceration. By 'ASBO', a former inmate.

The rights and safety of LGBTQ+ people are not guaranteed – we must continue to fight for them

26 September 2017 Kennedy Walker looks at the growth in hate attacks at a time when the Tory government is being propped up by homophobes

It’s time to shut down Yarl’s Wood detention centre

16 May 2017 Hundreds of people surrounded the fences this weekend. Hera Lorandos spoke to women who have suffered inside.

Book Review: Sex, Needs and Queer Culture: from liberation to the post-gay

3 December 2016 Aiming to re-evaluate the radicalism and efficacy of queer counterculture and rebellion - April Park takes us through David Alderson's new work.

Summer event: the Spark

15 May 2014 A week of workshops, films, discussions, poetry, music, art and more, looking at the fight for social justice in the UK and around the world to take place in June

Married strife: going beyond marriage equality

1 January 2014 The same-sex marriage campaign has been successful, but LGBTQ equality is still a distant dream. It’s time to reassess our priorities, argues Siobhan McGuirk

Putting the protest back in Pride

25 July 2010 Siobhan McGuirk reports on the fight to reclaim Pride in Manchester and beyond

Unnatural no more

11 October 2009 In July, the Delhi high court in India decriminalised homosexuality. Sylvia Rowley talks to Shaleen Rakesh, the activist who brought the case

Coming out in Kenya

23 August 2009 Pauline Kimani is one of Kenya's few openly lesbian women. Interview by Arusha Topazzini