Ruth Hunt is the new chief executive of Stonewall

Ruth Hunt StonewallStonewall have announced that Ruth Hunt is to be the new Chief Executive of the lesbian, gay and bisexual charity. Hunt had been acting CEO since February when Ben Summerskill stepped down at the end of January this year.

Hunt said, through a statement on the charity's website, that she is "delighted to have been given the opportunity to lead Stonewall, a highly-respected organisation that is synonymous with achieving equal rights for lesbian, gay and bisexual people. It is full of committed, intelligent and creative people and I am very pleased to be heading up such a talented team."

Feminist writer subjected to “a stream of vile sexist and anti-Semitic abuse”

laurie bio-500x500Feminist author Laurie Penny has recently released her new book Unspeakable Things which some have hailed, including Ivrine Welsh, as essential reading “for anybody who truly believes in equality and freedom" and The Guardian saying she was "A raw, bright, urgent voice..."

Casey Stoney and partner expecting

Casey Stoney Megan HarrisThe England and Arsenal Ladies defender has revealed through her BBC online column that the couple are expecting twins later this year. Her partner, Megan Harris, is also a footballer playing for Lincoln Ladies last season but Stoney wrote that "her desire to be a mum far outweighed her ambitions in football so she is the one who is pregnant".

Cameron's cabinet reshuffle prompts surprise and disappointment

david cameronLGBT campaigners have reacted with surprise at some of the appointments made during the cabinet reshuffle carried out this week by the Prime Minister, David Cameron.
Political commentators have said that this week's reshuffle – a year before the General Election battle – was partly undertaken to help change the public's perception of the Conservative hierarchy, still widely seen as white, male, middle-class and middle-aged. To this end, there has been a general weeding out of what some Westminster insiders have dubbed the 'male, pale and stale'.

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