Britain's Jews are rightly proud of the community's great entrepreneurial traditions. Over the past decade, the former Carmel College schoolboy looked to have overcome the reputational damage when his jeans company Amber Day fell apart in the s. Through his acquisition of fading, high-street favourite BHS and then through the turnaround of Arcadia - owner of Topshop, Miss Selfridge, Topman, Burton, Wallis and much else - he luxuriated in the title of "King of the High Street". And he gained the public recognition he craved when the Blair-Brown government awarded him a knighthood for retail services after he had funded the establishment of a "fashion" academy school.
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I find it difficult because as a gay man in his mid fifties who is committed to equality in its fullest sense I know that, despite changes in the law, we are still in many, many ways socially far from being an equal society. Statutes are on the books yet inequality is still something that we see enacted every day in all aspects of our lives — sometimes insidious, frequently unspoken but increasingly noticeable. Government has to not only talk about zero-tolerance of hate and the need for equality but has to be seen to be enacting the very word of the law and ensuring that all services, employers and organisations are committed to and working for equality. Some have tried to explain it away to me as the hierarchy of oppression, the youthful body beautiful hedonism of the gay male community or the reflection of misogyny within wider society. I say hogwash. We have to talk and listen openly, learn, and treat each other with a bit more respect. The Equal Pay Act and Sex Discrimination Act were two of the earliest pieces of equality legislation, women are the strong base on which society is built, to whom we entrust childcare and much of education, and yet somehow there is still a gender pay gap and women do not hold even a quarter of our Westminster seats, let alone parity with men across wider society.
Dr. Richard Green, 82, Dies; Challenged Psychiatry’s View of Homosexuality
On 29th November at 2pm I faced my second appeal against the Department for Work and Pensions, the decision of the previous appeal held on 3rd October last year having been set aside. And so, last Wednesday, I faced the Tribunal in a small room of a smart central London office block, although the DWP Tribunals part is entered in a separate entrance on a side street, out of sight of smart office workers , and I won. I was placed back in the Support Group. I knew that. I would have been left having to start a whole new claim and been left without money in the same way I was for almost three months last year.
He was Green, who was also a forceful advocate for gay and transgender rights in a series of landmark discrimination trials, became aware of the marginalization of people because of their sexual and gender identities while training to be a doctor at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, a leader in the study of sexuality. Jack Drescher, a clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia, said in an interview. That paper and others set off a long dispute in the profession, much of it bitter and sarcastic. In one published debate, in The American Journal of Psychiatry, prominent figures on both sides took barbed shots at one another.