Media roundup: this week’s diversity news

The top leadership diversity and equality stories from across the UK

Australia’s PM wants marriage equality by Christmas after ‘overwhelming’ vote
Crowds cheer results of postal survey after divisive three-month campaign, with 61.6% saying yes to same-sex marriage

Transgender people in US facing an ‘epidemic of violence’ as number of murders hit record high
Transgender people in the US are facing an “epidemic of violence”, as new reports reveal more murders and deaths of trans people have been recorded this year than ever before.

Sarah Clarke becomes first female Black Rod after 669 years
Queen appoints former director of Wimbledon tennis championships to take up parliamentary role early next year

Maternity discrimination down to ill-equipped managers
Maternity discrimination is often down to line managers not being equipped to deal with difficult conversations

Apple VP of diversity and inclusion Denise Young Smith is leaving
Apple’s first-ever vice president of diversity and inclusion, Denise Young Smith, is leaving Apple at the end of this year.

Quebec plans ‘diversity and anti-discrimination forum’ for December
Speakers will present “best practices that can be adapted to the realities of every Quebec region.”

And finally…

Trans people already face a hostile world. Now the media is making it worse
Trans children are at high risk of self-harm and bullying. What they need is understanding and support; what they receive is vilification and ridicule

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