United Kingdom

LGBTI Rights in United Kingdom


ADDED ON: 10/17/2019

School transgender support guidelines published

The first detailed guidelines for schools in Northern Ireland on how to support transgender pupils have been published. The guidance is from the Education Authority (EA). It covers things like uniforms, naming,…

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ADDED ON: 10/15/2019

Scotland pardons gay men convicted under homophobic laws

Gay and bisexual men in Scotland prosecuted for consensual same-sex activity will receive an automatic pardon under a law which came into effect on Tuesday aiming to correct a “historic wrong”. The…

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ADDED ON: 10/14/2019

Trans community’s ability to vote threatened by Boris Johnson’s voter ID plans

The UK prime minister Boris Johnson will tomorrow (October 14) unveil voter ID proposals to make showing photo ID compulsory in order to vote. The controversial voter ID plans, part of a…

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ADDED ON: 10/13/2019

Man who hurled homophobic abuse at nine-year-old boy facing jail

A Scottish man who assaulted a nine-year-old boy and shouted homophobic abuse at him is facing time in prison. Craig Stoddon appeared at a court in Scotland last week and admitted to…

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ADDED ON: 10/08/2019

HIV diagnosis for 15 men waiting for drug on NHS

At least 15 people in England have tested HIV positive while waiting to get a place on a trial for a pill which prevents the disease. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a daily…

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ADDED ON: 10/08/2019

Islamist extremists exploited LGBT school teaching tensions to fuel hate – report claims

Islamist extremists exploited tensions over equality teaching in Birmingham schools to amplify hate against LGBT+ people, a hard hitting report claims. Hizb ut-Tahir and other pro-Islamist organisations allegedly tried to use the…

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ADDED ON: 10/07/2019

UK Transgender law reforms ‘will happen’ insists government

After reports that a public consultation on the matter had been abandoned, equalities minister Liz Truss is reportedly committed to completing the process in a way that has a ‘positive impact on…

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ADDED ON: 10/04/2019

For sale: UK jail that held Oscar Wilde for gay sex

Reading Prison - a forbidding Victorian jail turned LGBT landmark - is for sale, Britain said on Thursday, offloading a deserted site best known for housing playwright Oscar Wilde for the “gross…

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ADDED ON: 09/28/2019

‘Basic human rights are being rejected’: Northern Ireland’s anti-DUP protest music

The dark upstairs room of an old sports bar in Belfast is an unassuming venue for a revolution. Against a backdrop of silver streamers and placards from the pro-choice rally that has…

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ADDED ON: 09/28/2019

Brexit could lead to a shortage of HIV-preventing PrEP drugs, experts warn

A hard Brexit could lead to a shortage of HIV-preventing drugs used for PrEP, experts have warned. PrEP drug Truvada can drastically reduce the risk of being infected with HIV if taken…

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ADDED ON: 09/27/2019

The struggle for equality is real. The ‘woke police’ are a myth

There’s a lot of talk these days about new political tribes, so allow me to introduce another one: the “anti-woke”. The first curious thing to note about members of this group is…

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ADDED ON: 09/26/2019

Transgender man loses court battle to be registered as father

A transgender man from Kent who gave birth with the help of fertility treatment cannot be registered as his child’s father, the most senior family judge in England and Wales has ruled.…

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