Speaking about Sex, Gender and Equality

Engaging presentations and workshops on Transgender Awareness, LGBT History, Gender Equality and Unconscious Bias

Helping to Create a Fairer World…

My mission in life is to help create a fairer world in which every person’s gender, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation are accepted and respected. The content in this site and blog is designed to contribute toward furthering that mission.

I deliver keynote presentations, seminars and workshops,  especially Transgender Awareness Training, for hundreds or organisations and if you are a Meeting Planner, L@D or Equalities Professional you will find the information you need to assess whether my services would meet the needs of your organisation

If you have attended one of my workshops or presentation you will know that I don't usually give out handouts that are filed and become out of date or get lost.  Here you will find an online resource for participants and audience members as a refresher on the presentation content and to extended background information on issues of sex, gender and equality.

The key to ending gender based discrimination and harassment is education and I hope you find this site to be an entertaining and enjoyable educational experience. Please don't hesitate to contact me or comment on anything you see here.

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I have been aware of this project for a few months now but didn't look in detail at who the 50 queer icons selected for the project were - I am both stunned and honoured beyond belief to find that I am one of the 50. Wow!!! I cannot believe I am in a list that includes so many people who have inspired me like Freddie Mercury, Eddie Izzard, Ian McKellan, Dusty Springfield, Alan Bennett and many more. ... See MoreSee Less

50 Queers for 50 Years

July 22, 2017, 10:30am - July 22, 2017, 8:00am

Duckie and Hull UK City of Culture 2017 are looking for participants to carry the handmade icons in the Pride in Hull Parade.

The call is to arrive at 10.30am on Saturday 22 July at The Duckie Shop 95 Jameson Street, HU1. You will then meet the team, select your icon and take it to the start of the march and parade through the city centre ending at Queens Gardens.

You will be finished on the parade by 2pm. Each participant then will be rewarded with a delicious specially made packed lunch and drink (soft or alcoholic).

People carrying the icons will also get a special teeshirt and floral crown to wear... if you want!

Just click attending on this Facebook Event Page and turn up at 10.30am.

Bring your mates!

LGBTQ+ people and all allies welcome.

You can choose from the following 50 icons: Bobby Mandrell, Freddy Mercury, Lily Savage, Dusty Springfield, Clare Balding, Sam Fox, Quentin Crisp, Tom Daley, Gok Wan, The Divine David, Alan Bennett, David Hockney, Linda Bellos, Lady Phyll, Amy Lamé, Women of Greenham Common, Liz Carr, Lesbians Against Section 28, Pat Butcher, Carol Ann Duffy, Maggie Hambling, Ruth and the Ru Dens, Hull Lesbian Gangs, Miriam Margolyes, Jeanette Winterson, Justin Fashanu, Isaac Julian, Camp Comics, Leigh Bowery, Bronski Beat, Rikki Beadle Blair, Eddie Izzard, Derek Jarman, April Ashley, Sabah Choudrey, Genesis P'Orridge, The Drakes, The Gay Liberation Front, Outrage, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, The Silhouette Club, The Warren, Fuel and the Current Hull Gay Scene, Gay Sailors Down the Docks, Rikki Arundel, Sue Perkins and George Michael.

This national event marks the 50th anniversary of the DeCrim of homosexuality in the UK, the Sexual Offences Bill of July 1967.

The Duckie gang of four artists - Robin Whitmore, Patrick Bullock, Terry Herfield & Sarah Curry - have been working with Hull participants and volunteers for the past 2 months to create these 50 Icons from the last 50 years.

Never Forget! Queer Power!

Gay is Good!

Any questions, call Simon on 07930 395 188 or email simon@duckie.co.uk

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