United Kingdom

LGBTI Rights in United Kingdom


ADDED ON: 01/25/2023

Adoption of gay blessings would lead to the removal of Welby as leader of the Anglican world — warn Global South archbishops

IF the General Synod of the Church of England affirms the House of Bishops’ recommendations to ‘Bless’ Same Sex Marriage, or Civil Partnerships, the Church of England will be in violation of…

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ADDED ON: 01/22/2023

Science Museum denies removing trans ‘boy or girl’ exhibit over right-wing backlash

The Science Museum has rejected claims it removed a trans-inclusive exhibit due to complaints being made, insisting it was taken down as part of updates to its display. Both The Daily Mail…

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ADDED ON: 01/22/2023

Church Of England Apologizes For ‘Hostile And Homophobic’ LGBTQ Treatment — But Still Bans Marriages

The Church of England issued an apology for its treatment of LGBTQ people Friday, days after bishops said it would not allow same-sex marriages inside its churches following a six-year period of…

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2023

Veto of Scottish transgender rights bill sparks constitutional crisis

Britain is mired in yet another constitutional row this week after the United Kingdom government took the unprecedented step of vetoing Scottish legislation that sought to reform gender identity laws. The Gender…

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ADDED ON: 01/19/2023

Reviled, reclaimed and respected: the history of the word ‘queer’

Recently, a number of people have questioned or critiqued the use of the word “queer” to describe LGBTIQA+ folk. One writer to the Guardian claimed that the “q-word” was as derogatory and offensive…

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ADDED ON: 01/19/2023

Lesbian who fled Ghana spared jail after working illegally as nurse during Covid-19 pandemic

Eunice Owusu had no choice but to escape her abusive arranged marriage after her sexuality was disclosed against her will to her employer, Teeside Crown Court heard, with her lawyer John Nixon…

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ADDED ON: 01/18/2023

Conversion practices ban will include transgender people, Donelan confirms

The government’s plans for a ban on so-called conversion practices will now also include transgender people, the culture secretary has confirmed. The policy, which has been proposed several times by successive Conservative…

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ADDED ON: 01/17/2023

Transgender people lose NHS waiting times High Court case

A group of transgender people have lost their legal case against NHS England over waiting times to get seen by a gender specialist. The two trans adults and two trans children had…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2023

Sunak to block Scottish transgender bill using constitutional ‘nuclear option’

Rishi Sunak is set to use a constitutional “nuclear option” for the first time by blocking legislation passed by the Scottish parliament that seeks to make it easier for people north of…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2023

Tory government to finally announce new law banning barbaric, torturous conversion therapy

The UK government is set to finally announce details of a long-promised conversion therapy ban – and it will be inclusive of trans people, reports suggest. The Tories first promised a conversion…

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ADDED ON: 01/13/2023

LGBTQ+ groups alarmed by UK review of migrant trans recognition

Jan 13 (Openly) - Trans migrants in Britain could face increased harassment and discrimination if the government proceeds with plans to stop recognising legal gender change documents from some other countries, LGBTQ+…

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ADDED ON: 01/12/2023

Queer or gay? Why LGBTQ+ people are fiercely debating former slur being reclaimed

The word ‘queer’ is intrinsically linked to the LGBTQ+ community – it’s right there in the name. However, the way the word is used and received by some people is complicated. While many of…

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