The History and Identity of Trans and Non-binary People in Non-western Communities

Despite what western society seems to believe, transgender and non-binary people have existed for centuries in communities all over the world. Looking at the history of transgender and non-binary people in non-western communities not only highlights the fact that gender non-conformance is far from a modern issue, but also underlines the often-erased identities of transgender […]

How Young People Are Attempting To Overcome The Colonial Origins Of Anti-LGBTQ Sentiment In Trinidad and Tobago

It’s no secret how society within the West Indies perpetuates a tight-lipped, conservatively religious mindset, a culture that has not significantly changed since the days of British rule in the 60s. Unchanged and outdated laws on abortion and LGBTQ rights are merely a reflection of the societies, reluctance or even fear of adopting a more […]

The Joy of Queerness

The Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act, signed by former president,  Goodluck Jonathan in 2013 was a horrible time for queer people in Nigeria. I remember feeling so defeated the day I heard the news. Everything felt hopeless and I felt obligated to perform compulsory heterosexuality before I officially came out to myself and met other amazing […]

Pride in London’s Mass CAB Resignations Demonstrate The Importance Of Holding ‘Community Organisations’ Accountable

Last Wednesday, Rhammel Afflick released this article detailing why he left his post as Pride in London’s Director of Communications in February. He writes: “As one of the most senior Black volunteers at Pride, I felt it was incumbent on me to make sure that the most marginalised communities were represented in our work. Calling […]

The Impact of Covid-19 on QTIBPOC

akt is a charity supporting LGBTQ+ young people facing homelessness, experiencing familial rejection and living in a hostile environment. The charity works across London, Manchester, Newcastle and Bristol to provide safe refuge and forge better futures for the young people accessing our services.  24% of the U. K’s homeless population identify as LGBTQ+. 68% of […]

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Phyll Opoku-Gyimah appointed Executive Director of Kaleidoscope Trust

Congratulations are in order to Phyll Opoku-Gyimah who has been appointed as the new executive director of Kaleidoscope Trust, the leading UK charity advocating for the human rights of LGBTQ people globally effective 5 August 2019. She replaces outgoing executive director Paul Dillane. Established in 2011, Kaleidoscope Trust strives for a free and equal world for […]