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United Kingdom

LGBTI Rights in United Kingdom


ADDED ON: 04/20/2021

Gay conversion ban: Therapy is a ‘humiliating and harmful practice’

Gay conversion therapy is a humiliating and harmful practice that needs to be banned, a Stormont assembly debate has heard. Politicians on Tuesday passed a motion calling for a ban on gay…

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ADDED ON: 04/19/2021

Gay former extremist Caolan Robertson says leaving the far-right was like escaping ‘a cult’

A gay former extremist Caolan Robertson has said that leaving the far-right was like leaving “a cult”, and explained how homophobia contributed to his radicalisation. Robertson grew up in the Republic of…

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ADDED ON: 04/18/2021

Nicola Sturgeon pledges action against gay conversion therapy and reaffirms commitment on gender recognition reform

Last week Boris Johnson disbanded an LGBT advisory panel, which had been appointed by Theresa May when she was prime minister, shortly after three members quit accusing the UK Government of dragging…

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ADDED ON: 04/18/2021

‘Being trans is not something you put on and take off. It’s part of who you are’

Rowan Moore’s son Felix came out as transgender to his family seven years ago, when he was 19. Here they address some of the significant themes in the discussion about trans rights…

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ADDED ON: 04/14/2021

Alba Party candidate condemned for ‘dangerous and irresponsible’ lie Stonewall wants to lower age of consent

A Scottish Alba Party parliamentary candidate has been condemned for spreading the ‘dangerous and irresponsible’ lie that Stonewall wants to lower the age of consent to 10-years-old. Margaret Lynch, the Central Scotland…

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ADDED ON: 04/12/2021

Brunel Museum seeks LGBTQ+ engineers to change perceptions

The Brunel Museum is looking to work with engineers who identify as LGBTQ+ to help change perceptions of what makes an engineer. The museum plans to create a series of films to…

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ADDED ON: 04/01/2021

Defiant MP skewers LGB Alliance for spewing ‘nonsense, fake news and misinformation’ around conversion therapy

Jamie Stone, a Scottish Liberal Democrat MP, lambasted the high-decibel anti-trans lobbying group for “masquerading as LGBT+ allies”, a sentiment similarly expressed by top Pride organisers and trade unions. He told PinkNews…

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ADDED ON: 03/25/2021

New £50 note featuring Alan Turing to enter circulation in June

A new £50 note featuring Alan Turing, the scientist best known for his codebreaking work during the second world war, has been unveiled by the Bank of England and will go into…

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ADDED ON: 03/25/2021

UK: Trans community will be included in so-called conversion therapy ban

The transgender community will be protected under plans to outlaw so-called conversion therapy, the equalities minister has told ITV News. Calls for the Tory government to implement a ban on the practice…

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ADDED ON: 03/25/2021

‘Lockdown isolation helped me come out as LGBT’

"I'll be coming out of this pandemic as a completely different person," says 19-year-old Nathan. "If I was to look at who I was a year ago, just over a year ago,…

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ADDED ON: 03/20/2021

Entire Pride in London advisory board resigns citing ‘hostile environment’

Every member of Pride in London’s community advisory board has resigned citing an alleged culture of bullying and a “hostile environment” for people of colour volunteers. The resignation of the board on…

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ADDED ON: 03/17/2021

LGBT+groups from eight parties call for legislation to ban conversion therapy

L GBT+ groups from eight political parties have called on the Government to introduce a legislative ban on conversion therapy. They have written to the Government Equalities Office after what they describe…

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