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United Kingdom

LGBTI Rights in United Kingdom


ADDED ON: 10/15/2021

Sex Education’s’ gay teen Eric takes a risky trip to Nigeria. How realistic is it?

In season 3 of the popular Netflix series Sex Education, the character named Eric Effiong goes to Nigeria. It is a risky trip. Eric is a gay teenager in this series about a…

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ADDED ON: 10/14/2021

‘Enraged’ allies plan powerful show of solidarity with under-attack LGBT+ community in Birmingham

There was an outpouring of anger on social media over the weekend when John-Paul Kesseler, 38, posted a photo of himself with blood pouring down his face after he was attacked for…

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ADDED ON: 10/10/2021

Tom Daley calls for Olympic ban on countries where being gay is punishable by death

British Olympic diver Tom Daley said that he will make it his “mission” to stop countries where homosexuality is punishable by death from competing in the Olympics. “I think it’s really important…

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ADDED ON: 10/06/2021

Carrie Johnson urges Tories to back transgender rights

Carrie Johnson has urged Conservatives to fight for the rights of transgender people, throwing her support behind a cause that has begun to increasingly divide the party. In her sole public appearance…

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ADDED ON: 10/04/2021

Row looms over Tory conference invitation to gay lobbying group accused of transphobia

Senior Tories are concerned that their conference will be the latest to be overshadowed by a row over trans rights, after the party said it was standing by its decision to host…

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ADDED ON: 09/30/2021

Evangelicals push for new bishop after Church in Wales allows pastors to bless gay marriages

Evangelicals who hold to traditional Christian teaching on sexuality and marriage are pushing for a new bishop to be appointed in the Church in Wales following the results of the church's governing…

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ADDED ON: 09/30/2021

Grilling politicians on who has a cervix isn’t journalism – it’s toxic, transphobic theatre

Labour MP Emily Thornberry has expertly demonstrated how the question “do only women have a cervix” should be answered without feeding into a toxic debate. The reductive question has become the centre…

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ADDED ON: 09/27/2021

Sajid Javid condemned for saying it’s a ‘scientific fact’ that only women have cervixes

Health secretary Sajid Javid is facing strident backlash after he said it was a “scientific fact” that only women have cervixes. Javid made his comments after Labour leader Keir Starmer touched on the subject…

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ADDED ON: 09/24/2021

Scotland becomes first country in world to embed LGBT education in school curriculum

All school staff will be given a basic awareness e-learning course on LGBT inclusive education and a toolkit of LGBT inclusive education teaching resources. A dedicated website will also be launched with…

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ADDED ON: 09/19/2021

LGBT veterans booted out of army for being gay win right to lay wreath at Cenotaph

Forces veterans jailed or booted out for being gay will lay an official wreath at the Cenotaph for the first time on Remembrance Sunday. The LGBT support group Fighting With Pride has…

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ADDED ON: 09/18/2021

Appeal court overturns UK puberty blockers ruling for under-16s

The court of appeal has overturned a controversial judgment that children under the age of 16 considering gender reassignment are unlikely to be mature enough to give informed consent to be prescribed…

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ADDED ON: 09/09/2021

The Guardian accused of ‘censoring’ Judith Butler interview comparing TERFs to fascists: ‘Cowards’

The Guardian has been accused of “censoring” feminist icon Judith Butler after the newspaper deleted part of an interview in which they compared trans-exclusionary radical feminists (TERFs) to fascists. This week, an…

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