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Coming Out As Gay

The next time a high-profile footballer, like former German international Thomas Hitzlsperger, comes out as gay, I’d like our collective response to be along the lines of, “That’s just great. Good for you,” and for that to be the end of it. Coming out and declaring that you’re not like the heterosexual majority (not that […]

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Mary Seacole

I would never have heard of Mary Seacole were it not for Black History Month, the one time in the year when black achievement is given centre stage.

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Why do we use the term ‘openly gay’?

A recent twitter exchange with a well-regarded science writer, who had asked the hive mind for help in figuring out how many heads of state

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Diane Abbott and racism

But for one word, the twitter storm surrounding Diane Abbott would have come to nothing. If she had just qualified her tweet

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Sepp Blatter and racism

Everyone’s lining up to give Sepp Blatter a kicking, with good cause.

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What caused the riots?

One of the first initiatives from the coalition government was to start a conversation about fairness. “What is it?” they asked. “And what does it really mean?”

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Zadie Smith on Library Closures

Zadie Smith, award winning novelist, was given five minutes on the Today programme this morning to give her views on library closures. This is what she said.

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Will more diversity across UK publishing and bookselling really make a difference to what’s being published?

Diversity in publishing is something that many publishing houses aim for but don’t achieve. I ask why?

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A Discussion About Fairness

Fairness has become the word of the moment with politicians and commentators of all hues unusually making space around the table for us all to join in the discussion of what it means.

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