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DM Weekly Digest 25/02/22

Russia-Ukraine crisis: Concern and fear for LGBT people in Ukraine expressed by Scottish MSPs


Scottish MSPs have expressed “fears and concerns” for LGBT+ people in Ukraine after Russia launched a full-scale invasion. Read article here.


Out of the Sun by Esi Edugyan review – beguiling essays on Blackness


An eloquent collection explores our perceptions of race and identity – in the arts, folklore and in ourselves. Read more about this book and order here.


Hiding from the cutters: the fight to save girls from mutilation in Kenya


As girls are paraded through Kuria’s streets in the school holiday cutting season, hundreds more are hidden by a network of neighbours working to change attitudes on FGM from the ground up. A harrowing story from The Guardian here.


Much as we love the NHS, we can no longer ignore the ethnic inequalities that beset it


A new report shows that the health service, like other institutions, has a deep-seated problem, a blight that Covid has made harder to ignore. Read more about the report here.


‘Bleak’ ScreenSkills report highlights disability discrimination in UK animation


A staggering 74% of disabled animators in the UK industry believe that the sector discriminates against people with disabilities, according to a new report from TV skills body ScreenSkills. Read full article here.


Team GB paralympians visit school in Knutsford to get children talking about disability


A pair of North West Team GB Paralympian's are using their platform ahead of the Winter games in Beijing to get people talking about disability. See more on this story here.


Trans rights charities call for ‘concrete action’ after MPs debate Gender Recognition Act reform


Politicians were praised for supporting trans rights in a Commons debate, but campaigners say they want to see meaningful action. Read the full story here.


Andy Murray calls out Dubai Championships' gender pay gap: 'A big step backwards'


Andy Murray has said the difference in prize money at the Dubai Championships is a "big step backwards," with the men's singles winner set to receive five times more the amount as compared to the women's champion. Read more about what Murray had to say here.


Jurgen Klopp 'honoured and proud' to be nominated in LGBT awards


The Liverpool manager was nominated for Ally of the Year accolade. See story here.