Do you think ‘that labels such as ‘LGB and T’ are irrelevant in an increasingly gender fluid world.’? If your answer to that is ‘don’t know’ then you have missed out by not attending iDebate’s debate at City Hall on Wednesday 29th November.
It is 50 years on from the milestone Sexual Offences Act of 1967 which partially decriminalised homosexuality in England and Wales (Scotland was to follow later) and we are asking what progress will the next 50 years bring?
We will be debating the motion This House believes that labels like “LGB and T” will be irrelevant to future generations in our increasingly gender-fluid world.
Join iDebate to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexual relationships in the UK. The Sexual Offences Act of 1967 decriminalised private homosexual acts. It was a milestone and the start of the slow march over the last half century towards legal equality with heterosexuals. As it was fifty years ago it is worth rejoicing in the progress that has taken place. The change may have stopped people in the UK going to jail for homosexuality but it did little to prevent discrimination. It is only in the last decade that gay marriage has become legal.
Should parental leave be compulsory for fathers?This was the motion of IDEA FR's first 'live' debate which took place at the Solvay Solbosch Campus in Brussels on 28 May. Together with IDEA FR's partners Debating Europe, Solvay Debate Society and Brussels Debaters, the debate was filmed and is now available for you to watch online: http://www.debatingeurope.eu/2015/06/30/parental-leave-compulsory-fathers/#.VZo49BscSUkThere are two videos.
Girls Rights Watch (GRW) is a youth lobbygroup which focuses on genderequality from Plan Netherlands. Yvonne Heselmans and Roeland Hemsteede provided a debate training to the youth from GRW on the 17th of June. The objective was to prepare them for the debates GRW organises during the Equal = Different festival on Saturday the 27th of June. The central theme of the evening was the role gender plays in the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).