February is LGBTQ+ History Month and at The Gryphon we want to shine a light on some of the exceptional people and movements that have made, and are continuing to make, strides to stamp out […]
Statistics published by both The Gryphon and the University reveal that certain groups of students face a far greater likelihood of dropping out of university. Between the academic years in 2018/19, statistics reveal that University […]
The whole case of Folau is quite symbolic of LGBT in sport, many institutions, teams and players actively showing their support and vehemently expressing their displeasure at those exhibiting homophobic comments; meanwhile, a minority continue to show lack of awareness or acceptance.
Image Credit- The Mirror The lack of openly gay players in professional football is an issue that cannot be explained by one single factor. It’s a subject raising many questions not only about the sport […]
Sam Lawrence review the latest season of one of Netflix’s most acclaimed shows, Sex Education.
Leeds City Council has removed an advert for an upcoming Lesbian Strength march after its organisers reportedly told the council that transgender women would not be allowed to participate. The group Lesbian Strength have said […]
The first time my girlfriend kissed me in public, I went home and cried. I cried because she had never dated a girl before, had never kissed a girl in public before, and it hadn’t […]
Over the past year, there has been growing discontent within the LGBT+ community here in Leeds at the inactivity and inflexibility of the LGBT+ Society, which has deprived LGBT+ people at Leeds the chance to […]
A few weeks ago, when visiting Londonderry, the mood of residents was hopeful. Despite the car bomb explosions earlier in the year, people were largely unfazed, reasoning that the groups undertaking terrorist acts in an […]
On 3rd April, the South-East Asian country Brunei officially made gay sex acts punishable by stoning to death. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah established Brunei’s Sharia penal code in 2014 with the aim of increasing Islam’s influence. […]
For as long as members of the LGBT+ community have been visible in society, their right to exist has been under attack. The gay community has suffered violence, discriminatory legislation, and oppressive dogmatic ideologies that not only undermine the rights people have to
self-identify and express themselves but also serve to dehumanize and degrade innocent members of society.
Section 28 of Margaret Thatcher’s Local Government Act in 1988 which stated that a local authority “shall not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality” or “promote the teaching in any maintained school of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship”. The now-repealed act was passed over 30 years ago, and LGBTQ+ rights have advanced miles since then, but this year has raised questions of how much has really changed.