Hate crime in the UK has increased by 29% in the last year, from 62,518 recorded hate crimes in 2015/16, to 80,393 recorded hate crimes in 2016/17, according to the Home Office. A considerable amount of these hate crimes are thought to be race motivated, with an astounding 62, 685 of all recorded hate crimes […]Read More Hate crimes increased by 29% in the past year, according to police reports
Oxford college has recently voted no to introducing gender neutral bathroom facilities across the Somerville college. Students voted no to this movement over fears that it would make women feel uncomfortable. The proposal was to turn every bathroom into either a gender neutral facility, or a gender-neutral facility with urinals, replacing the two existing categories […]Read More Oxford College says ‘No’ to proposed gender neutral bathroom facilities
With Canada being the 10th country to legalize and official recognise Gender ‘X’ as being a third, unspecified gender option on official documents, why is it taking so long for the UK to catch up? Countries such as the US, India, Canada and Australia have options for Gender ‘X’, or ‘intersex’ to be on birth […]Read More Where are we with the official recognition of Non-Binary as a gender-option?
In a trans mental health study, conducted by McNeil et al (2012), over 50% of participants said they avoid public places, specifically toilets, due to fears of being harassed or subjected to ‘toilet policing’. This campaign is dedicating its efforts on a smaller area, of a big problem. Starting on such a small-scale, will start […]Read More Why do we need to be all-gender inclusive?
We, at #Peequality, are petitioning Manchester Metropolitan University to make bathrooms more inclusive, uni-wide. The biggest student society at MMU, is the LGBT society, with many students identifying as trans, non-binary or Asexual. For these students, using a gendered bathroom is a daunting task, due to ‘toilet-policing’. Although MMU does currently have 2 all-gendered bathrooms, […]Read More Sign our Petition!