United Kingdom

LGBTI Rights in United Kingdom


ADDED ON: 12/11/2019

First-ever Pride held on tiny remote island of South Georgia between South America and Antarctica

Around 20 people – essentially the island’s entire population – attended South Georgia’s first Pride last month. (Katharine Ganly) On a remote sliver thousands of miles away from South America and Antartica…

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ADDED ON: 12/10/2019

Nicola Sturgeon vows to use SNP influence in hung parliament to champion ‘world-leading’ LGBT reforms

The Scottish National Party (SNP) is pledging to lead the world in LGBT+ rights reforms as it releases its LGBTI Equality manifesto. The SNP is the only major party to release a…

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ADDED ON: 12/09/2019

UK‘s first LGBT retirement community set to open in Manchester

The northern British city of Manchester has announced it is to open the country‘s first retirement community for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. There are more than 7,000 LGBT people…

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ADDED ON: 11/29/2019

Teenagers admit homophobic London bus attack on two women

Three teenage boys pleaded guilty on Thursday to public order offences over a homophobic attack on two women on a London bus in which one of the victims said the attackers had…

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ADDED ON: 11/19/2019

Brexit Party candidate declares ‘war’ on LGBT+ community and wants to turn ‘Christ-rejecting creatures’ into shoes and handbags

Victor Farrell is the Brexit Party’s candidate for Glenrothes in Scotland. His bizarre social media rants against “perverts pushing sodomite rights” were revealed on Monday by SNP MSP Jenny Gilruth on Twitter.…

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ADDED ON: 11/17/2019

Abomination: A DUP Opera review – an outstanding new work

Driving over the hills into north Belfast, as fields give way to houses, the visitor is plunged into election fever. Images of Nigel Dodds, the Democratic Unionist party MP for this hotly…

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ADDED ON: 11/10/2019

Same-sex marriage ruling overturned in Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of the government, overturning Chief Justice Anthony Smellie’s previous ruling that legalised same-sex marriage in the Cayman Islands. At the same time,…

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ADDED ON: 11/06/2019

Woman divides people with angry rant about rainbow poppies for Remembrance Day

Each year in the run up to November 11, you'll see people pinning red poppies to their jackets. The little paper flowers or badges are worn for Remembrance Day, or Armistice Day…

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ADDED ON: 11/01/2019

HIV-positive rugby star Thomas’ UK magazine cover hailed for tackling stigma

Former rugby international Gareth Thomas became one of the first openly HIV-positive people to appear on the cover of a mainstream British magazine on Thursday, a move hailed as chipping away at…

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ADDED ON: 10/30/2019

LGBTQ Muslims set to celebrate first Pride in London, after successful fundraising campaign

London Muslims are getting ready to celebrate their very own LGBTQ Pride celebration next spring, after raising over 10,000 pounds (around $12,900) in a fund-raising campaign. The event is being organized by…

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ADDED ON: 10/27/2019

Lawyer who announced the launch of the anti-trans LGB Alliance is thrown under the bus by her law firm

Lawyer Allison Bailey of Garden Court Chambers, who describes herself as “gender critical”, wrote a tweet on Tuesday (October 22) announcing the launch of the group. She wrote: “This is a historic…

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ADDED ON: 10/26/2019

LGBTQ+ Community Rallies Against Anti-Trans ‘LGB Alliance’

A new lesbian, gay, and bisexual alliance group was blasted by on social media for excluding trans and nonbinary communities. The “LGB Alliance” group launched Tuesday evening with “gender critical feminist” (another…

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