United Kingdom

LGBTI Rights in United Kingdom


ADDED ON: 12/01/2020

One of Scotland’s first LGBT hubs to open in Kirkcaldy town centre

LGBT charity Pink Saltire said it was proving doubters wrong with the creation of the inclusive centre in the town centre. It will contain a café, shop, meeting rooms and a permanent…

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ADDED ON: 11/27/2020

Climate protester who climbed Big Ben in Boris Johnson wig avoids jail

A climate change protester who climbed Big Ben dressed as Boris Johnson has avoided a jail sentence. Tree surgeon Benjamin Atkinson, 44, scaled the clock tower during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest…

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ADDED ON: 11/16/2020

Wait times for trans healthcare are out of control. These activists take matters into their own hands

Being transgender in Britain in 2020 has at times felt incredibly difficult: not because being trans is in itself hard, necessarily, but because society makes it so. From a long-awaited and ultimately…

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ADDED ON: 11/16/2020

Poles apart: the Polish activists in Scotland fighting for equality back home

Remigiusz Jabłecki had never organised a protest before. During the four years he had lived in Scotland he had never felt much need to become involved in politics. Back in Poland something…

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ADDED ON: 11/15/2020

How LGBTQ people have been affected by COVID

The experiences of LGBTQ+ people of the Covid-19 pandemic vary immensely. Some have been forced to return to families who don't accept them, where as others have even had to put their…

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ADDED ON: 11/11/2020

Church of England could hold historic vote on gay marriage in 2022

The Church of England could hold a historic vote on gay marriage as early as 2022, as Archbishops apologised for the "damage and hurt" caused to the LBGTI+ community. The House of…

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ADDED ON: 11/10/2020

Rainbow poppy wreath laid at the Cenotaph in remembrance of the LGBT+ heroes who gave their lives for freedom

A rainbow poppy wreath was laid at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday (November 8) by campaigner Peter Tatchell and RAF veteran David Bonney. Bonney was the last UK serviceman to be imprisoned…

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ADDED ON: 11/08/2020

Oxford English Dictionary amends ‘sexist’ definition of the word ‘woman’ to LGBT-inclusive version

The world-famous dictionary previously described women as “a man’s wife, girlfriend or lover”. This has now been amended to acknowledge the fact that a woman can be “a person’s wife, girlfriend, or…

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ADDED ON: 10/31/2020

UK government finally admits it trained and equipped Nigeria’s homophobic SARS unit

The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has a long record of horrifying abuses, including the routine intimidation, harassment and attacks of peaceful protesters. It has also been accused by Amnesty International of torture,…

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ADDED ON: 10/29/2020

CHRISTIAN GROUP SUING UK VENUES FOR AXING ANTI-LGBTQ PREACHER FRANKLIN GRAHAM’S EVENTS

An evangelical Christian group is reportedly suing a string of UK entertainment venues and city councils after they axed public appearances by anti-LGBTQ preacher Franklin Graham. The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA)…

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ADDED ON: 10/25/2020

Civil partnerships can now be converted to marriages in Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Office has recently announced the ability to convert civil partnerships to marriage and vice versa. “Regulations were laid in Parliament today allowing conversion from same-sex civil partnership to marriage,…

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ADDED ON: 10/19/2020

UK census will include questions about gender identity and sexual orientation for the first time

The Office for National Statistics will be asking questions concerning gender identity and sexual orientation in its upcoming census. Answers from these questions will be used to “help build a clearer picture…

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