Girls and boys names in the UK are becoming increasingly diverse - but does having a popular name make your life easier?
The idea that LGBT equality should be justified on the grounds that being gay is natural is tenuous at best and harmful at worst; it actually frames being gay as a second preference to heterosexuality.
Highlights from our Conway Hall event on 30 July 2014.
For more than 30 years, the Islamic Republic has been obsessively battling against sex, but as with anything that is suppressed or banned, people have learned to sidestep the punitive regulations.
Because providing affordable housing is too expensive.
What Does It Mean to Be Gay Today? asks Julie Bindel in the subtitle of her new book. For me, it means enduring endless dull and pukey nights out on the scene, says Eleanor Margolis.
Can’t get no satisfaction.
John Dolan spent almost two decades in the “revolving door” between homelessness and prison. That changed when he adopted George in 2009.
One nation, indivisible.
A drop in the bucket.
Walk this way.
Because otherwise the terrorists win.
Look, mum, no hands!
If “best friendship” is on the rise, what does it mean?
A load of old rubbish.
They’ve been silent too long.
It’s probably wrong.
“Boris beasts”, anyone?
If you are a woman of my generation, you were born into an era of extraordinary good fortune, where you have the right to decide what happens to your body. But we mistook a truce in the war on women for a victory.
If I had a piece of North Face clothing for every time a straight woman has said to me, “I wish I were a lesbian, but I just don’t fancy women” I would be able to open a Dyke Wear Emporium.
Cyberbullying became a major subject last year after a number of teen suicides linked to social network Ask.fm. But what is it, and how can we prevent young people from abusing each other online?
A healthy, humane culture should have space not just for the idea of us, but for our bodies, our children, what we are and what we do.
The time is coming when everyone who believes in equality and social justice must decide where they stand on the issue of trans rights.
No, not all prostitutes get paid loads - and they're aren't all on drugs or from Eastern Europe. To make better policy around street-based sex work, we must first understand the reality of what it involves.
Thanks to the success of the fathers’ campaigns, public policy is now biased against responsible mothers.
To get what I wanted from my divorce, I had to be tough and demanding – things women are constantly told we must not be.
The idea we might be the repositories of buried traumatic memories is integral to psychoanalysis – so the SRA panic had a ready-made audience in people primed to accept notions of repression.
In a perfect world, no woman would need to defend herself from attack. But until that world arrives, learning self-defence is a solution that defies the patriarchy’s attempt to impose passivity and blame on women.