Tuesday 21 February 2012

Links round up

Lashings of Ginger BeerPosted by Lashings of Ginger Beer

Amnesty International petition to defend LGBT rights in Russia.
Authorities in St Petersburg, Russia, are in the final stages of creating a Bill that severely restricts freedom of expression and assembly for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in the city. The Bill will introduce fines for “public actions aimed at propaganda of sodomy, lesbianism, bisexuality, transgenderness amongst minors”.

The Open University is researching couple relationships. You can fill out their survey and let them know about the glorious variety of relationships here: www.enduringlove.co.uk

TW: physical abuse
You didn't thank me for punching you in the face Great post on the problem of teaching girls that boys bother you "because they like you"

Mitt Romney meets a gay Vietnam Veteran (link is to video). The end result? Veteran 1, Virulently Homophobic Politician 0.

CN Lester on trans issues in the media and the launch of a new trans magazine, META

The Bisexuality Report
This in-depth report summarises national and international evidence and draws out useful recommendations for future bisexual inclusion in many different settings.

Oxford International Women's Festival have lots of events planned over the first two weeks of March.

Scott Henson (who is white) writes about being stopped and handcuffed by the police while out walking with his granddaughter (who is Black).

My Application to Write for Unilad Triggers for rape culture, misogyny, homophobia and, well, Unilad
Brilliant satire of a horrifically misogynist website


  1. Hey, somebody who wasn't me added the Chris Coltrane link to this round-up!

    Thank you, kind stranger - I was intending to do so, and completely forgot. But now there is a mystery - who else in Lashings is a Chris Coltrane fan?

  2. I'd never heard of Chris Coltrane until this, but everyone I know on Facebook was sharing this link!

  3. Ooh, he's great! Proper lefty queer feminist political comedian. Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/chris_coltrane