People all over the island support #IDAHOT day

May 17th is #IDAHOT day.  International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.  People across the island have been posting photos in support. Deputy Jonathan Le Tocq was among those who posted pictures of themselves holding a variety of signs showing their support for inclusion and diversity. John Fernandez from ITV Channel Islands also posted a…

CI Pride 2017 will have #IDo theme

Preparations are under way for Channel Islands Pride 2017.  This year the event will be on September 9th and will be held in Jersey. Liberate Jersey’s new chair Rachel French has confirmed that the event will have a theme of #IDo. Legislation has only recently been introduced in Jersey to allow same-sex couples to marry.…

Today is Transgender Day of Visibility

International Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual holiday occurring on March 31 dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide. This year’s theme is trans resistance, the aim is to fight against prejudice.  But it’s also about education and understanding transgender issues.  There are social media pages dedicated to the…

Lesbian and Bisexual women need cervical smear tests too

Lesbian and bisexual women are being incorrectly told they don’t need a smear test The National LGB&T Partnership has highlighted the fact that 37 per cent of women who have sex with women have been told they do not require a cervical screening test due to their sexual orientation.  This is wrong. The HPV Virus can cause cervical cancer. Genital HPV…

Alderney to introduce Same-Sex Marriage

Alderney has taken a step towards introducing Same-Sex Marriage. The Policy and Finance Committee agreed to support the law being drafted when they met in February. The new legislation will need to be taken to the Privy Council for ratification, and is expected to take a year or more to come into force. Policy and…