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June 22, 2019

“There is a history of lesbians — and similarly, there is a history of black people — that both seem to be hidden from history, and we keep being ‘disappeared.'”

NOVEMBER 13, 2018 by MEGHAN MURPHY

Linda Bellos

Linda Bellos is a lesbian feminist, longtime Labour activ...

April 30, 2019

Today, I heard a news item on BBC Radio 4 and reported in Guardian both of which covered the news that Cambridge University intend to investigate its links with ‘the slave trade’. I was outraged at yet another example of ignoring the existence of Black people bringing...

October 9, 2018

Britain has slightly different equality laws in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales but they are all based on the same notions, which is that these are civil not criminal law and that we as citizens can do anything except that which the law does not allow.

Fir...

September 12, 2018

In my soon to be published Memoirs I naturally referred to coming out as a lesbian, but it is only now that I am coming to the end of my story that the notion of the construction of gender occurs to me. And what I mean by the words social construction is the creation o...

September 6, 2018

I have today been told that I am disinvited to speak at a Black Workers Group at Lambeth Council as part of Black History Month because a member of Unison believes that my ‘reported remarks’ about the proposed changes to the gender recognition legislation’ are transpho...

May 8, 2018

Apparently if I question to notion of gender as a natural category of humans I am being transphobic. I say this because I have received several responses from people identifying as Trans who denounce my thoughts and words as transphobic. What is not clear is whether th...

May 1, 2018

On Saturday the 21st of April 2018 I drove to King’s Lynn to meet, voluntarily 2 Police Officers who wished to interview me under caution regarding words I spoke at a meeting on the issue of Trans Women in York on the 8th November 2017. What I found out during the cour...

April 13, 2018

I was deeply surprised to find the Shadow Equalities Minister and the Labour Party Leader both assuming that there is something radical about the new Trans Politics, admittedly it had taken me several weeks back in September last year to recognise how different the cur...

March 30, 2018

I wish to speak out as a Jew against the demand that Christine Shawcross be further punished for her support of an Anti-Semitic comment/action/thought. She has apologised for giving support to someone who had she the time to read what she was invited to support, no dou...

March 27, 2018

Thirty-Six years ago Israel invaded the Lebanon and I was working at Spare Rib, the now-defunct Feminist Magazine. Like many other Jewish Feminists, I protested against what I thought was a criminal act but within weeks we found that not only was Israel denounced for t...

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