January 01, 2020

Linda Bellos on Battles in Feminism - Podcast

The term ‘TERF‘ is widely used as a term of abuse by third wave feminists for second-wave feminists, often with extreme hostility and even threats of violence. Linda was invited, and then un-invited to speak to the Beards Society in Cambridge University, as part of a bitter dispute between factions within feminism.

November 29, 2017

Meghan, Harry and an outdated notion of race

Today in the Guardian in Letters surrounding the announcement of the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

November 19, 2017

Veteran feminist Labour politician faces being kicked out of the party for joking about 'thumping' transgender supporters

I have been caught up in a bitter war between feminists and ‘zealots’ over the proposed new legislation, the Gender Recognition Act (GRA).


October 25, 2017

I’m proud of Britain’s Black History Month. But now it needs a rethink

Read my article below in the Guardian.

October 05, 2017

If feminist Linda Bellos is seen as a risk, progressive politics has lost its way

Progressive politics has seriously lost its way. When feminists who have spent decades challenging sexism, racism, and homophobia are viewed as a risk to the wellbeing of students, something has gone very wrong indeed. Linda Bellos became the most recent feminist whose invitation to speak was withdrawn for raising questions about the direction in which modern-day gender politics is heading. Bellos, who is responsible for establishing Black History Month in Britain, was uninvited by the Beard Society, a “gender and feminist group” within Cambridge University.

May 31, 2016

Our London podcast: Take Back the City! With Amina Gichinga, Linda Bellos and Dan Hancox

Dan Hancox talks to Amina Gichinga and Linda Bellos about what it means to live in London and how, given the various challenges the city faces, it can be changed for the better.

Dan is the author of The Village Against The World, and ebooks including Kettled Youth and Fight Back! Dan tweets at @danhancox.

Linda Bellos is an activist and former leader of Lambeth Borough Council 1986-88 and chair of the Greater London Council's Women's Committee. She was the second black woman to become leader of a British local authority. She tweets @BellosLinda

Amina Gichinga is a musician and a City & East London Assembly candidate for Take Back the City. Amina tweets at @Aminaminky

October 14, 2013

Equality champion Linda Bellos: Proud to be an African, Jewish, Lesbian-Feminist

Linda Bellos, ex-politician, equality champion and public figure, talks about the layers of identity, mixed heritage, and being an ‘angry woman’ back in the 1980 and 90s.

August 31, 2008

Achievements of Caribbean Women Celebrated

The first public monument to Black women in Britain was unveiled in an historic ceremony which took place in Stockwell Gardens, south London 

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