The 2004 Gender Recognition At (GRA) set up a process to allow transgender (trans) people “to receive legal recognition of their acquired gender” (Gov.uk, 2018). There are some who would argue that this system has flaws, and so the government is now consulting on reforming the GRA. It is important to note that this is not a proposal to reform the 2010 Equality Act, nor … Continue reading Have Your Say: The Gender Recognition Act
SAFE Week is coming to an end, and I’ve worked with so many great services this week and there’s many more that can help so I thought todays post would be a summary of those, as well as good places to start looking for information if you need it! Sexual Health – Solent NHS Sexual Health https://www.letstalkaboutit.nhs.uk/ and for more info on what will happen at … Continue reading Safe Week: Summary of the week!
We as a union, a university and a city pride ourselves on being welcoming and inclusive to all. Continue reading “Safe Week: Making Solent LGBT+ Inclusive”
Today probably won’t be as fun or personal as yesterdays post, but sometime we need to get real for a few minutes. CW for the rest of post for this sensitive area, although no specific topics. Consent. The word itself has so many negative and positive connotations, for so many reasons but the basic jist is don’t do anything to someone unless they tell you … Continue reading Safe Week: I Love Consent
This year, Southampton Solent’s Union Awards brought together rising talents, from society members and enterprising students, to committee staff and newcomers for an unforgettable night at the ”Dancing Man Brewery”. Following the Awards ceremony, Sonar Magazine went behind the scenes to meet the winners. The first one to share her thoughts about the evening was Naomi Fry from Sonar Film, awarded Volunteer of the Year. Sonar Mag: What were some of the … Continue reading In The Spotlight: What You Should Know About Solent’s 2015 Union Award Winners
The National Union of Students has passed policy to stop drag, and stop gay men from ‘appropriating black culture.’ Continue reading NUS: ‘White gay men should stop acting like black women’