A letter to the University of Rhode Island

(11th April 2021).   Donna Hughes, professor of Women’s Studies at the University of Rhode Island, recently published an essay entitled “Fantasy Worlds on the Political Right and Left: QAnon and Trans-Sex Beliefs”. In response, the university has come under...

Our letter to MPs on conversion therapy

(30th March 2021). Last week we wrote to all MPs. Replies are coming in and we’ve got some introduction meetings lined up. Here’s what we sent them:   Stop transing the gay away We are writing to you following the motion on LGBT Conversion Therapy...

High Court rules ONS must change census guidance

(9th March 2021).  A High Court judge has ordered that the Office for National Statistics (ONS) amend the guidance they provide for how people should answer the question about sex in the census. Having initially agreed the wording of the “what is your sex” question in...

Update from LGSM Serbia

8th March 2021. (by Srđan).   Lezbejska i Gej Solidarna Mreža (Lesbian and Gay Solidarity Network) LGSM is a network of lesbians, gay men and bisexuals in Serbia who recognise the need for a new and radically different form of LGB organising. These are a few of...

Sex in the Census – Joint Statement

16th February 2021.  Update, 21/02/21: See campaign page statement: https://lgballiance.org.uk/sexinthecensus2021/ Sex in the Census The census is unique. Every ten years it collects data to create a complete picture of the nation. The questions apply to everybody,...

LGB groups around the world are growing fast

4th February 2021. (by Bev Jackson). There are LGB Alliance groups in several countries, with new groups on the way in many more. The German group launched recently and within a week it had already acquired almost 1,000 followers on Twitter! Meanwhile, the recent...

SNP doesn’t seem to hear when LGB people and women leave the party

30th January 2021. (by Rhona Hotchkiss) On Thursday evening, Nicola Sturgeon took to Twitter to issue a self-filmed, off-the-cuff video message. She made it in response to reports of ‘significant numbers’ of young people resigning from the SNP over allegations of...

Call for your real life lesbian, gay and bisexual stories

13th December 2020 We’re producing a book of real lives. Send us your stories and photos of coming out, love & loss, tragicomedy, and everyday uniquely LGB experiences. Our book will launch later in 2021 with a free copy for everyone whose story is included,...

Hate Crime Bill Scotland

15th December 2020 We wrote directly to every MSP, in advance of the Bill’s Stage 1 debate in Holyrood, to highlight our concerns about why the Scottish government’s proposed Hate Crime Bill such a threat to free speech. We believe the new offence of ‘stirring...