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The UK’s first School Pride Week is happening this year

Described as “the biggest ever demonstration of support for tolerance, equality and diversity in schools.” Just Like Us, a charity which promotes ...
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Ireland’s First Disability Confidence Project launched in Midwest

Written By: Mark Dumphy  6/2/16 The EmployAbility Services in Clare and Limerick have joined forces with the Chambers of Commerce in Shannon, Ennis a...
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UK’S FIRST DEBUT LEAD ROLE DISABLED ACTRESS WINS L.A. MOVIE AWARDS AND JOINS OSCARS DIVERSITY DEBATE

LONDON (February 1st 2016) With the lack of black actors causing boycotts at this year’s Oscars; criticism of leading men like Eddie Redmayne ‘cri...
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The First Line of Dolls with Disabilities Is Finally Here

Written By: Joanna Valente  14/1/15 Right after American Girl launched a line of dolls with a diabetes care kit, British toymaker Makies has released...
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First UK festival dedicated to black and minority-ethnic writers to debut next month

Written By: Alison Flood  13/1/16 Bare Lit in London will feature Jane Yeh, Selina Nwulu, Robin Yassin-Kassab and others, in response to ‘overwhel...
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Transgender model Tara Hudson’s mum is calling for the UK’s first transgender prison

The mother of a Bath transgender glamour model who was detained in a Bristol prison is calling for the UK’s first transgender facility to be bui...
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Pinterest Hires Its First Head of Diversity

Written By: Kia Kokalitcheva  6/1/16 As Silicon Valley companies continue to grapple with questions of increasing the diversity of their employees, ...
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China’s first same-sex marriage case accepted by court

Written By: Erini Lemos  6/1/16 China court accepts country’s first same sex marriage case, lodged by gay man against civil affairs bureau which r...
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Tokyo issues Japan’s first same-sex partner certificates

  Two Tokyo districts issued Japan’s first certificates officially recognising same-sex partnerships on Thursday, a major step forward for ...
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‘God is not a he or a she’, says first female bishop to sit in House of Lords

Written By: Harriet Sherwood  24/10/15 God should not necessarily be seen as a masculine figure, according to the UK’s first female bishop to sit i...