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LGBTI Rights in United Kingdom


ADDED ON: 04/28/2021

Scottish election 2021: Douglas Ross attacked for historic comments on gay marriage during TV leaders’ debate

The Scottish Conservative leader was asked about his position on equal marriage in Tuesday night’s debate following a report in the Daily Record that he, while a councillor in Moray in 2014,…

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ADDED ON: 04/27/2021

Cameroonian LGBT activist champions imprisoned transgender women

Coming from Cameroon where letting it be known that she was a lesbian could lead to prison time, activist and social media influencer Bandy Kiki struggled to adjust to her newfound safety…

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ADDED ON: 04/27/2021

Long road to motherhood: Lesbians fight for IVF in Europe

LONDON, April 26 (Openly) - It took Leonie Plastina and her wife Sonja years of careful research - poring over LGBT+ rights laws and private medical costs in various European countries -…

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ADDED ON: 04/27/2021

UK government disbands LGBT advisory panel after members quit in protest

The UK government has disbanded an LGBTQ advisory panel after three of its members resigned in protest. Established under former Prime Minister Theresa May as part of the government’s LGBT Action Plan,…

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ADDED ON: 04/24/2021

What is conversion therapy and will it be banned?

According to NHS England, conversion therapy, sometimes called "reparative therapy" or "gay cure therapy", is based on attempts to change someone's sexual orientation or gender identity. It and other professional bodies have…

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ADDED ON: 04/24/2021

Plans for DUP leader Arlene Foster to meet with LGBT groups ‘belatedly welcome’ say campaigners

Plans for First Minister Arlene Foster to meet with LGBT organisations have been described by campaigners as "belatedly welcome". The DUP leader is set to meet with LGBT groups in the coming…

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ADDED ON: 04/20/2021

Gay conversion ban: Therapy is a ‘humiliating and harmful practice’

Gay conversion therapy is a humiliating and harmful practice that needs to be banned, a Stormont assembly debate has heard. Politicians on Tuesday passed a motion calling for a ban on gay…

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ADDED ON: 04/19/2021

Gay former extremist Caolan Robertson says leaving the far-right was like escaping ‘a cult’

A gay former extremist Caolan Robertson has said that leaving the far-right was like leaving “a cult”, and explained how homophobia contributed to his radicalisation. Robertson grew up in the Republic of…

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ADDED ON: 04/18/2021

Nicola Sturgeon pledges action against gay conversion therapy and reaffirms commitment on gender recognition reform

Last week Boris Johnson disbanded an LGBT advisory panel, which had been appointed by Theresa May when she was prime minister, shortly after three members quit accusing the UK Government of dragging…

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ADDED ON: 04/18/2021

‘Being trans is not something you put on and take off. It’s part of who you are’

Rowan Moore’s son Felix came out as transgender to his family seven years ago, when he was 19. Here they address some of the significant themes in the discussion about trans rights…

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ADDED ON: 04/14/2021

Alba Party candidate condemned for ‘dangerous and irresponsible’ lie Stonewall wants to lower age of consent

A Scottish Alba Party parliamentary candidate has been condemned for spreading the ‘dangerous and irresponsible’ lie that Stonewall wants to lower the age of consent to 10-years-old. Margaret Lynch, the Central Scotland…

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ADDED ON: 04/12/2021

Brunel Museum seeks LGBTQ+ engineers to change perceptions

The Brunel Museum is looking to work with engineers who identify as LGBTQ+ to help change perceptions of what makes an engineer. The museum plans to create a series of films to…

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