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United Kingdom

LGBTI Rights in United Kingdom


ADDED ON: 02/28/2021

The inclusion of LGBT+ people in the census is long overdue’

The new national census will be conducted this year, and for the first time, it will include questions about LGBTQ+ identity. This is a great stride towards inclusivity of LGBTQ+ people in…

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ADDED ON: 02/27/2021

LGBTQ+: Wales’ first bilingual magazine launched in lockdown

What is believed to be Wales' first national LGBTQ+ bilingual magazine has been launched. LGBTQymru will "celebrate, connect and support the communities of Wales - not just the LGBTQ+ community but Wales…

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ADDED ON: 02/21/2021

I escaped LGBT conversion therapy, but not everyone is so lucky – ban it now to stop more damage to lives

Whenever I mention conversion therapy, most people are surprised that such things still happen in the UK. There is a sense of bafflement about how and why someone could get into that…

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ADDED ON: 02/20/2021

UK’s MI6 apologises for past treatment of LGBT spies based on ‘misguided’ views

The head of Britain’s MI6 intelligence service apologized Friday to gay spies and aspiring agents who were fired or denied jobs because of their sexuality. Richard Moore said in a video statement…

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ADDED ON: 02/19/2021

As a gay footballer I want to help LGBT people realise they’re not alone

As a gay footballer, I am very aware of the status I have as a role model – even more so being a gay footballer with an equally high-profile partner in Pernille…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2021

LGBT+ History Month event for teens hijacked by ‘homophobic, transphobic and racist slurs’ and pornography

An LGBT+ History Month seminar for under-18s was interrupted by a cyber attacker who shouted homophobic, transphobic and racist slurs. Education non-profit Academus Education was hosting a digital think tank event in…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2021

British L.G.B.T. Veterans Stripped of Medals Can Get Them Back

LONDON — For decades, L.G.B.T. members of Britain’s military were systematically dismissed from the ranks and stripped of their medals. Now, after years of campaigning by those targeted by the policy, the…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2021

British children in limbo over gender therapy after court ruling

LONDON, Feb 15 (Openly) - Almost as soon as she could speak, Nina told her parents she was not a boy and she has lived as a girl since she was seven.…

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ADDED ON: 02/16/2021

Dismissed LGBT veterans can apply to reclaim confiscated medals

Former military members who were dismissed from service because of their sexuality are now able to reclaim lost medals. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said it wanted to address a "historical wrong"…

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ADDED ON: 02/14/2021

Highwayman’s 1750 confessions reveal ‘unusual’ ambivalence about gay sex

An “incredibly rare” deathbed confession from an 18th-century highwayman, written just before he was “hung in chains” for robbing the Yarmouth Mail and detailing his enlightened response to a failed gay seduction,…

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ADDED ON: 02/13/2021

Military veterans stripped of their medals for being gay will have honours restored under new rules

Military veterans who were stripped of their medals for being gay or transgender will be able to get them restored under a new scheme to remedy historic injustices. Veterans minister Johnny Mercer…

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ADDED ON: 02/12/2021

There will come a point when being a member of the LGBTQ+ community is not a big deal – we are not there yet

I feel very lucky because my own experience since coming out has been overwhelmingly positive, with the benefit of a loving family, great friends and a supportive work environment. Colleagues across the…

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