Poland, a LGBT-free zone?
Polish parliament is considering a new law called “Stop LGBT”, pushed forward by the Foundation for Life and Family. This one is a difficult bit of news to read. Find out what this new law would bring here.
Activision Blizzard reportedly fires 20 employees following harassment claims
Video game maker will also expand its ethics and compliance team after reports of sexual misconduct and discrimination. Read more here.
More than 800 sign open letter accusing BBC of failures in reporting of LGBT issues
More than 800 people have signed an open letter to the BBC claiming the broadcaster is failing in its responsibilities when reporting on LGBT issues, particularly those affecting the trans community. Read the BBC's response here.
Why some ethnic groups are more likely to refuse the COVID vaccine (and what we could do about it)
Some ethnic groups in England are more likely to refuse the COVID vaccine than others. Miqdad Asaria (LSE), Joan Costa-Font (LSE) and Faical Akaichi (SRUC) reports on an LSE survey that explores the reasons for their hesitancy and looks at which incentives might make a difference. Some interesting research here.
MPs suspended for bullying or sexual harassment could face by-elections
MPs suspended for bullying or sexual harassment can now face a recall petition - a move that could lead to a by-election - under a rule change approved in the House of Commons. Find out more here.
UK black women continue to be underrepresented in leadership roles across the UK workforce
A new report, produced by The Inclusion Initiative (TII) at the London School of Economics and Political Science shows that black women continue to be underrepresented in leadership roles across the UK workforce. 92% of the women interviewed called for systemic change within their workplaces. Read more about what the report uncovered here and read the full report here.
Research suggests people with learning disabilities in Scotland feel 'invisible'
And another report, which suggests people with learning disabilities in Scotland are being let down due to lack of effort to understand the scale of the issues they face. Read the summary of the findings here and read full report here.
Lanarkshire teacher who overcame stutter urges people with disability to embrace their quirks
Adam Black is using his experience and skills to help pupils and adults living with the neurological condition. Read more here.
British leavers and remainers as polarised as ever, survey finds
Nine out of 10 people would vote the same way again, but leavers feel better about UK politics since Brexit. An interesting insight here.
Home Office criticised over handling of Sri Lankan scientist’s asylum claim
Commonwealth Rutherford fellow and his family face deportation from UK amid conflicting messages from department. Read the full story here.
Disability ambassadors successfully complete Zero-G flight
"What we did yesterday was absolutely historic," George Whitesides said. An inspiring story here.
Hit-and-run survivor with PTSD brands lack of disability access ‘humiliating’
An Aberdeen woman left severely injured and with PTSD after a hit-and-run has slammed the “humiliating” lack of facilities for disabled people in the north-east. Read full story here.