LGBT hate crime on the rise
More than a fifth of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people have experienced abuse in the past year says the charity Stonewall – attacks both verbal and physical. The figures for transgender people are even higher, with 41 per cent saying they have been the victims of hate crime. But only a small proportion of…
New Parliament is most diverse ever
The number of women MPs is at an all-time high after Thursdays Vote. There’s also a rise in the number of LGBT, ethnic minority and disabled representatives. So what can we expect from this latest re-balancing of representation in the Mother of Parliaments?
Church debates same-sex marriage
Church of England leaders have just voted to throw out a controversial report on same-sex marriage and homosexuality.
From bullying to mental distress to anxiety about telling parents: a record number of children are seeking counselling about gender identity, some of them as young as 11. I’ve been talking to a transgender teenager Felix about his story.
Stephen Port guilty of four murders
A man has been found guilty at the Old Bailey of drugging and murdering four young, gay men at his flat in east London, then dumping their bodies nearby. Stephen Port was also convicted of four rapes and 10 counts of drugging victims.
Inside the world’s first transgender madrassa
Issues around sexuality and gender are still sensitive in Indonesia – but there are some more positive signs of tolerance – like a school for transgender women, known as Waria. Jonathan Miller visit the world’s first transgender madrassa.