Wednesday, August 15The Voice of London

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What does it mean to be transgender in the UK

Activism, LGBTI+, Lifestyle, Society, UK, Uncategorized
Words: Delmar Terblanche Subbing: Etienne Fermie 300,000 people marched in London’s Pride parade this week, while over a million watched. The Mayor was there, as were more than 300 LGBT Metropolitan Police officers - a new record. LGBT rights have become , in many ways, a publicly accepted fact in the UK. Remarkable in a country where, just 20 years before, seven gay men were convicted of “gross indecency” for daring to have sex. But one part of the LGBT community still lags well behind: Transgenderism. There are signs of change - the government has launched a 16 week consultation into the legal process of “gender transitioning”, assessing the requirements needed for transgender people to receive legal recognition. But the proposal was muted, hidden behind a louder, more publ
A cheap solution to Summertime fun: Walks!

A cheap solution to Summertime fun: Walks!

Bars, culture, Lifestyle, photography, Shopping, Society
Words and Photos: Delmar Terblanche Subbing: Harrison Hindle There was a time when “English Summer” was a punchline. But with the nationwide heatwave set to continue another week (albeit with slightly lower temperatures), that time feels like a distant memory. The question then becomes - how best to make use of a genuine London Summer? This isn’t a beach city, nor is it famous for its outdoors scenery. Not to mention, of course, that it’s one of the most expensive places on earth. Well, the solution is here: morning walks. I know those two words aren’t exactly relaxing ones, but there’s a lot to be said for walking through a London summer. For one, it’s cheap, and, for another, you can avoid the stinking, sweaty, sodden crowds that plague the tube and the buses this time of year
8 struggles of a Coeliac

8 struggles of a Coeliac

Featured, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, Uncategorized
“Gluten free” - a term used far too much recently. But for those of you whose entire life isn’t dominated by a tiny grain, do you really know what it’s like to be gluten free? For a Coeliac (also known as Celiac), our chronic disease can affect all aspects of our lives, from our ability to have children to our fashion choices.  Now with the gluten-free diet coming further into fashion, there is a general misconception of what being Coeliac really is. It isn’t as glamorous as you may imagine. Yes, Instagrammers and celebs swear by this diet to lose weight, but trust me it is NOT fun. The Voice of London has come up with a list of 8 struggles Coeliacs have to go through every day, that dieters will NEVER understand. 1. "I would die if I had to give up *insert yummy gluten food*” Yes,
It’s the season of giving! 5 charities you should donate to this Christmas

It’s the season of giving! 5 charities you should donate to this Christmas

Lifestyle
For this festive season, why not try and do something for those who aren’t as fortunate as we are? Christmas is the holiday most of us look forward to each year. It's the time to spend with family, be thankful and of course, get a lot of gifts! However some people may not be as lucky as we are. Scroll down to see a list of charities running different kinds of christmas donations. The Salvation Army The Salvation Army is a church and a registered charity. This month you can support their Christmas Present Appeal by donating unwrapped gifts for children who may not receive one otherwise. Our Church in Scarborough has been overwhelmed by the generosity and support from their local community who have been donating toys to their Christmas appeal. Across the UK many of
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