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Toilet film lifts lid on social exclusion

Besi Besemar March 23, 2018

A new short film brings to light the challenges some people face in using public toilets. The Toilet, a film which is part of the Around the Toilet project, led by Dr Jen Slater from Sheffield Hallam University, is an animated film which weaves together personal accounts from transgender, disabled and Muslim people, who share their experiences and challenges of using public toilets in a society where current toilet provisions prioritise some people’s needs at the expense of others.

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New film highlights toilet experiences of trans, disabled and Muslims

Besi Besemar November 7, 2017

A short animated film illustrating the trials and tribulations of accessing and using public toilets has received its premier in Sheffield. The Toilet, a short animated film which is part of the Around the Toilet project, led by Dr Jen Slater from Sheffield Hallam University, weaves together personal accounts from transgender, disabled and Muslim people, who share their experiences of using public toilets in a society where some are made to feel welcome and others are not.

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Research urges discussion about the term LGBT+ community!

Besi Besemar August 3, 2017

The phrase ‘LGBT community’ can be problematic and must be used with caution, according to research from Sheffield Hallam University. The UK-wide study, which included responses from more than 600 participants, explored the use of the phrase commonly used to describe and group people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or trans (LGBT).

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