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Global Peace Index 2017

The Institute for Economics and Peace have published their 2017 Global Peace Index. It’s an in-depth look at peace and violence around the world, ranking countries according to a range of indicators from ‘weapons imports /exports’ or ‘terrorism impact’, to ‘relations with neighbours’.  You can see an interactive map on the Vision of Humanity website. […]

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Happy IDAHOT! A Day to Stand Up for Equality

It’s the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOT). Events will be happening across the world to stand up against hatred and fear, and instead celebrate our diverse gender identities and sexual orientations: from Albania, where LGBT people are taking part in a ‘bike (p)ride’ event, to Zagreb where rainbow flags are parading throught […]

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Birmingham Pride: get involved

Photo zizzybaloobah CC-BY-NC. It’s just over 2 weeks until Birmingham Pride, a public celebration of LGBT culture in our city. It’s a chance to celebrate all the great things people with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities bring to our community, and to to stand up for equality.  The theme for 2017 is Love & […]

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Faiths call for Equality this IDAHOT

It’s 2 weeks to go until the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHOT) on 17th May, and people of faith are making a declaration against violence and for equality. Several European faith organisations have come together under the umbrella Faith IDAHOBIT to call for an end to discrimination, hatred and violence against LGBT people […]

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Looking forward to May

There are 2 great opportunities to celebrate LGBT culture and stand up for equality this May: 17th May: International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHOT) It’s a day to celebrate the ways that LGBT people contribute to our community, and stand up for LGBT equality. The theme for 2017 is Love Makes a Family: Celebrating […]

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A Moral Economy?

An event from our friends at Jubilee Debt Campaign and Methodist Tax Justice Network, relating to our previous theme Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal: Ann Pettifor: “A Moral Economy” Wednesday May 10th 6.30 for 7pm at Carrs Lane Church Centre, Birmingham, B4 7SX “Many people in Birmingham will remember Ann Pettifor. She was a […]

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Take Action for LGBT rights in Chechnya

Terrible reports have recently appeared from Chechnya of gay men being abducted, tortured and killed. Update: Birmingham LGBT have organised a solidarity march on Saturday 22nd April at 2:30pm.  Meet at Birmingham LGBT centre 38/40 Holloway Circus, B1 1EQ. Full details about the march here. Amnesty International report: Over a hundred men suspected of being […]

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Sam’s Story: Take Action for LGBT Rights

As well as celebrating diversity, our theme Love & Pride is about and also standing up for equality.  In places where being LGBT (diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, including lesbian, gay, bi, and trans) is not illegal, LGBT people can still face discrimination and oppression. Amnesty International have recently highlighted the case of Sam, a […]

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Love & Pride: let’s celebrate our diversity!

Photo: Robert Couse Baker CC-BY. Our theme for April and May is Love & Pride: let’s celebrate our diversity & stand together for equality. ‘Love & Pride’ is all about LGBT Equality: but what does that mean? ‘LGBT’ is a shorthand for a range of sexual orientations and gender identities.  The letters stand for: Lesbian […]

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Keep Taking Action for Fairtrade

Photo: Fairtrade Foundation. We’ve come to the end of our Fairtrade theme, but there are plenty of ways to keep active for Fairtrade. We’ll contiunue to stock Fairtrade snacks from Carrs Lane Fairtrade Shop, and of course whenever you pop into Peace Hub for a  cuppa, you can be sure it’s Fairtrade. You can also […]

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