United Kingdom

LGBTI Rights in United Kingdom


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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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ADDED ON: 06/14/2020

Boris Johnson Scraps Plans To Make Changing Gender Easier In Blow For Trans Rights

Boris Johnson has reportedly scrapped plans to make changing your gender easier, in a blow for trans rights. On the first day, Boris Johnson came to power plans to make changing your…

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ADDED ON: 06/10/2020

‘Trans women are women’: Daniel Radcliffe speaks out after JK Rowling tweets

The Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has spoken out over JK Rowling’s recent comments about the transgender community and said he hopes they will not “taint” the series for fans. The statement…

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ADDED ON: 06/05/2020

Edinburgh Pride: Scotland to become first nation in the world to put LGBTQ history on curriculum

Next year Scotland will become the first nation IN THE WORLD to teach LGBTQ history in schools. In November 2018, Scottish Ministers accepted in full the recommendations to deliver LGBT inclusive education…

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ADDED ON: 05/24/2020

U.K. Contact Tracing App Could Endanger LGBT Human Rights

Contact tracing is going to become an inevitable reality as the world leaves lockdown. But, the longterm human rights implications of that for LGBT people and minorities could be "incredible," experts are…

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ADDED ON: 05/24/2020

‘It means that I’m not limiting myself’: Being agender means living outside the gender binary

What is agender? For this arts worker, its meaning comes down to “not limiting” yourself to the perceived gender binary. The definition of agender in the Merriam-Webster dictionary is: “A person who…

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ADDED ON: 05/22/2020

Over half of LGBTQ Europeans are not out about their identities, report finds

Six in 10 gay and lesbian Europeans avoid holding hands with same-sex partners in public, and over half of LGBTQ people in Europe are almost never open about their sexual orientations or…

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ADDED ON: 05/19/2020

Coronavirus causing a humanitarian crisis for LGBT+ people around the world

LGBT+ people around the world are facing a humanitarian crisis. And COVID-19 risks decimating the organizations they rely on for support. UK-based international LGBT+ charity, the Kaleidoscope Trust, conducted research in 37…

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