United Kingdom

LGBTI Rights in United Kingdom


ADDED ON: 08/03/2020

Edinburgh’s Lord Provost writes to Mayor of Krakow seeking clarification on LGBT+ rights

THE Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Frank Ross, has written to the Mayor of Krakow asking him to clarify the Polish city’s opposition to homophobia and LGBT+ oppression. Last year Edinburgh City Council…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 08/02/2020

LGBT+ domestic abuse centre named for Stonewall pioneers Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera opens

London’s The Outside Project has opened a new LGBT+ domestic abuse refuge, named for transgender pioneers Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson. The grassroots organisation, which in 2018 opened the UK’s first…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 08/01/2020

Builders will start work on this new £2.4million LGBT+ center for Manchester next week

Builders are to start work creating a bespoke £2.4million LGBT+ center for Manchester, the northern capital of LGBT+ Britain. And TV writer and producer Russell T Davies will get them going by…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 07/29/2020

Police launch investigation after homophobic comic books pushed through letterboxes

Officials are investigating after extreme anti-LGBT+ cartoons listing homosexuality alongside incest, bestiality and child sacrifice were pushed through letterboxes in the suburb of Redland and possibly other parts of the city on…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 07/23/2020

Gay, black and fast: Olympic hopeful swims against tide of homophobia in Jamaica

Early in his budding career as a professional swimmer, Olympic hopeful Michael Gunning faced a regular putdown in the pool from snide schoolmates: “Black people don’t swim.” But rather than be bullied…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 07/14/2020

UK debates creation of gender-neutral passports

Gender-neutral passports (where ‘X’ replaces M/F) will be debated again this week in the British Parliament after judges ruled in March that the Home Office has the right not to give out…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 07/10/2020

Northern Ireland to get religious same-sex marriage

Same-sex religious marriages will be allowed in Northern Ireland, the British government said on Thursday, bowing to pressure from LGBT+ campaigners after the first secular lesbian wedding in February. Gay and lesbian…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 07/06/2020

Protesters take to the streets amid concerns over Tory government’s alleged rollback of trans rights

More than a thousand people gathered in London’s Parliament Square yesterday (July 4) to protest against the government’s alleged abandonment of reforms to the Gender Recognition Act. The British government is reportedly…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 07/04/2020

Government slammed for asking people if ‘gay cure’ therapy should be made illegal

The government has come under fire for a now-deleted tweet asking people to debate conversion therapy and the effect it has on the LGBTQ community. The House of Commons asked ‘should it…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 06/28/2020

LGBT+ Marches From London to New York Call for End to Racism

As thousands of people marched in support of Pride and racial justice globally this weekend, many demonstrators called for an end to often-overlooked racism within the LGBT+ community. Pride events to celebrate…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 06/21/2020

British Museum adds five priceless LGBT+ artefacts to its collection to improve diversity

The British Museum has added five new LGBT+ artefacts to its collection, improving the diversity of its collection with priceless pieces of queer history. The pieces, which will be permanently displayed at…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 06/19/2020

Gender Recognition Act: LGBT political group anger at trans law ‘changes’

LGBT groups from the UK political parties have expressed "disappointment and anger" over potential changes to laws affecting trans people. Leaders of the groups representing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members directly…

GO TO FULL STORY