Identity and respect

Our individual identity determines how we see ourselves, how others perceive us and how socio-cultural-economic-political institutions, structures and histories define and reflect us. Identity is our core. The majority of us have aspects of our identity which change and are fluid and intersect*. For example, our view of ourselves change with age, with grief, with… Read More

Reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act 2010

In brief The reasonable adjustments duty under the Equality Act 2010 is to avoid the disadvantage which a disabled person experiences because of their disability. For example, being unable to access a workplace because the building only has stairs and no ramps. Making reasonable adjustments are usually straight forward although people tend to still get… Read More

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia May 17th

The first International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) was held on May 17th in 2005. The day was established in recognition of the date in 1990 when the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders. IDAHOBIT is celebrated in over 120 countries around the world. Why is it important… Read More

Carers

It is estimated that there are 6.5 million carers in the UK, 3 million of whom are also employed in the workplace. Research suggests that estimates of the number of adults and children with caring responsibilities is too low. In addition many carers live in poverty with little if any support. Carers and legislation Significant… Read More

Annual Brighton Trans and Non-Binary Conference 2017

Bookings are now being taken for the annual Brighton trans and non-binary conference. The event is open to trans and non-binary people; researchers; people from the public, community and voluntary sector, and those who want to know more about trans lives and trans issues. Jack Monroe is a confirmed keynote speaker. The aim of the… Read More

Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity Event, 28th April 2017

An event to celebrate the vibrancy and effectiveness of culturally and ethnically diverse communities support and promotion of Wellbeing. You’ll be able to see and get involved in a day packed with performances, presentations, demonstrations and talks. All welcome, the event is free. Free lunch and refreshments. Location Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton. The event starts at… Read More

Privilege and inclusion

In and around the discussions about diversity and inclusion, there is a growing conversation around the concept of privilege and how this affects different people and how the delivery of inclusion initiatives may have different outcomes due to identity differences. What is privilege? Originally formulated by W. E. B. Du Bois in 1903, privilege as… Read More

Trans Needs Assessment

The Trans Needs Assessment was produced after the Brighton & Hove Trans Equality Scrutiny Panel set out to ask: what needs to be done to make things fairer for trans people to live, work and socialise in the city? The report was developed after listening to trans people’s stories of discrimination, disadvantage, transphobia and invisibility.… Read More