United Kingdom

LGBTI Rights in United Kingdom


ADDED ON: 02/06/2023

Same-sex marriage row looms over Church of England synod

The repeal of a century-old act of parliament that allows the Church of England to govern itself is among options being considered by MPs frustrated at the church’s continued refusal to offer…

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ADDED ON: 02/05/2023

Jasvir Singh: ‘I’m a devout Sikh – and married to a man’

Jasvir Singh is one of the most prominent Sikh voices in British public life. He is also gay - a fact that he has kept mostly private until now. It's put him…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2023

UK Athletics want to prevent transgender athletes from competing in women’s category

UK Athletics want the women's category to be reserved for those who were female at birth to ensure fair competition while transgender athletes can compete in an "open" category alongside the men,…

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ADDED ON: 02/02/2023

LGBTQ+ History Month: Remembering the Glamour Boys – the gay MPs who warned 30s Britain about Nazism

In the 1920s and 1930s of buttoned-up Britain, homosexuality was an illicit act, and would remain that way until 1967 when the law changed in England and Wales. Even though gay culture was…

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ADDED ON: 01/30/2023

Scotland introduces new measures as transgender prisoner policy reviewed

LONDON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - The Scottish government said on Sunday it would review the management of trans prisoners and introduce measures in the meantime to stop transgender people with a history…

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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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