Voicebox: Identity and Equality
We believe that the arts, and society as a whole, is better when it is diverse. Better representation, equal opportunities, and a voice for everyone should be an expectation, not a pipe dream. There should be more accurate depictions of LGBTQ+ relationships on screen, more BAME talent celebrated in award ceremonies, and more access for disabled people in theatre. People should be able to see themselves represented and acknowledged in society. Our differences are what make us the same, and we should cherish that, and build upon it to make a better world for all.
4 October 2021
BAME history to be taught in Welsh schools from 2022
Wales is set to become the first country in the UK to make BAME history and experiences a compulsory aspect of the curriculum.
1 October 2021
“A tool of systemic racism”: Simon Woolley criticises UK drug laws
The former race advisor to No. 10 has called for an independent review into the UK’s drug legislation and its effects on black communities.
1 October 2021
Black History Month with Voice
Join us in celebrating Black creatives for the whole month of October.
29 September 2021
Scotland becomes first country worldwide to include LGBT issues in education system
Advice and information will be available across the curriculum to teachers and students regarding LGBT issues.
26 September 2021
Mike Freer appointed as new additional Minister for Equalities
The gay Conservative MP will occupy the role alongside Kemi Badenoch and Liz Truss, both of whom have faced criticism from LGBTQ groups.
22 September 2021
Disabled artists from Wales to Southeast Asia collaborate on murals
The international collaboration is intended to inspire solidarity between disabled artists across the world, with large murals painted on buildings in each participating country.
20 September 2021
Under-16s gain better access to puberty blockers as limiting ruling overturned
The case concerns the use of reversible hormone treatments, and is a win for the rights of transgender young people.
15 September 2021
Strictly Come Dancing seeks to improve inclusivity with first deaf participant
EastEnders star Rose Ayling-Ellis hopes to “break stereotypes” when it comes to assumptions on the ability for deaf people and those with hearing impairments to enjoy music.
15 September 2021
Hairvolution: Her hair, her story, our history
Our assistant editor Saskia Calliste, and co-author Zainab Raghdo are releasing new book 'Hairvolution'. A book of interviews with 31 influential Black women about the history and politics of Black women's hair and the journey to self-love and acceptance in Western society.
1 September 2021
Review: Coming Out, Going Out
Jeremy Atherton Lin discusses gay bars, unreliable non-fiction narration, and his debut book at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
23 August 2021
Day release prisoners needed to cover meat industry job shortages
A labour crisis in the UK is encouraging companies to consider alternative employees.
23 August 2021
Marseille McDonalds occupied illegally to give back to the community
A local McDonald’s in Marseille’s 14th district that was set for closure in 2019, has been occupied by its former employees to give back to the community.
8 September 2021
SIXBYNINES&CO host BLM co-founder Alicia Garza in virtual book event
Tickets are available for SIXBYNINES&CO's virtual event with BLM co-founder Alicia Garza on September 8.
6 August 2021
Summer Showcase: Fashioning Our History
The Fashioning our History Project explores diversity in fashion and art, through a series of workshops, and talks, culminating in an
exhibition of participants work and a fashion installation at Willesden Green Library Centre.
22 July 2021
Argentina to officially recognize non-binary gender identity
Argentina becomes the first Latin American country to include non-binary as a gender option in the national document of identity.
20 July 2021
Interview with Anagha Rajesh, founder of youth mental health charity, MindChamps
“Young people are unable to find safe spaces to talk about their mental health. I think this is the biggest concern. They are afraid of being judged, worried about being perceived as weak.”
18 July 2021
Bop or flop? Is this Billie Eilish's fall from grace?
Billie Eilish released her new song ‘NDA’ last Friday and her fans are hot on her toes to criticise her. The public are no longer enjoying her music and it's turning nasty. She is experiencing the full force of angry fans. But are they justified?
16 July 2021
The elephant in the classroom: Equality in school
Claudia McIntosh talks about the work she is doing both in her school and more broadly to bring conversations of diversity and inclusivity into the forefront.