Category : Features

‘B’ Stands for Bisexual

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As part of our LGTBQ+ series, Emma Hooker discusses the lack of positive bisexual representation and how this can lead to people struggling to find acceptance of their sexuality. It’s 2018 and LGBTQ+ History Month is upon us once again. There is so much history worth celebrating within our community, … Read More

Remembering Storm Jameson: a forgotten feminist pioneer

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As the winter sunshine illuminates the banners on the University Union Square, proudly displaying our best and brightest alumni, including Jack Straw and Chris Pine, there is a name missing: that of Margaret Storm Jameson. Jameson was a committed suffragist and tireless campaigner against the appeasement of Hitler. During her … Read More

Free Speech on trial in Turkey

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  A destination popular with tourists for its beautiful beaches and mouth-watering kebabs,  but sadly, Turkey is no stranger to the incarceration of their journalists. Taking the lead as the world’s leading jailer of journalists, Turkey surpasses Egypt and China when it comes to suppression of press freedom. The Gryphon … Read More

‘The stigma is probably more damaging than the disease’: Leeds Youth Stop Aids HIV+ Speaker Tour

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LUU’s Youth Stop AIDs society presented their long-awaited HIV+ speaker tour on Wednesday 14 February as part of their #itaintover campaign, which seeks to keep the HIV epidemic on the government’s agenda. The UK youth-led movement are lobbying for a world without AIDs by 2030. Working towards this, three incredible … Read More

Leeds Launch BME Conference

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Following the BME Leadership Conference last Wednesday, The Gryphon Features explores the lack of Black, Asian and other ethnic minorities in leadership and academia roles at the University of Leeds, the Union and further afield. According to LUU, only sixteen percent of home and EU students at Leeds are of … Read More

World Unite Festival 2018

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A fact known to us all: Leeds is a vibrant, diverse university and city, but not many people are aware of just how many different countries and cultures are represented as part of the student body. World Unite Festival, happening throughout the month of February, provides the perfect opportunity to … Read More

Pioneers in Politics: The Transformation of Female Suffrage from Alice Bacon and Harriet Harman to Rachel Reeves

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“A woman MP has to do everything a man MP did, and a little bit more. I don’t believe that any woman in parliament, ever, has done more for women outside of parliament, or for women entering parliament, than Harriet Harman.” With its allusion to the famous words of Alice … Read More

Brits Behaving Badly: Pornographic Dancing Terrorises Cambodia

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Last week saw the arrest of ten tourists, including five Britons, for allegedly producing and displaying “pornographic pictures”, according to a statement published on the National Police website after a police raid in the city of Siem Reap, Cambodia. The Gryphon looks into the future of South East Asian traveller hotspots … Read More

Trump Versus Morgan: Battle of the Egos

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On the evening of Sunday 28th January, three million viewers tuned into ITV to watch Piers Morgan interview President Donald Trump, covering topics from Trump’s views on Brexit to his sentimental feelings towards Scotland and the rest of the UK due to his late mother. The interview attracted many headlines … Read More

Fees Must Fall: Cape Town’s Struggle for Academic Equality

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From the perspective of a Leeds student on her year abroad at the University of Cape Town, The Gryphon explores the mistreatment of students fighting for free education in South Africa. Exam season in Cape Town. The regulation bag check and ID scan grant you entry onto the University of … Read More