United Kingdom

LGBTI Rights in United Kingdom


ADDED ON: 07/15/2019

Alan Turing to be face of new £50 note in first for LGBT community

Alan Turing, the mathematician who helped invent modern computing and break the Enigma code, will be the face of the new £50 note, the Bank of England announced today. Turing, who is…

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ADDED ON: 07/12/2019

LGBT bullying more common than racist bullying in schools – poll

LGBT bullying is the most prevalent type of bullying in schools, with research showing it was more common than incidents relating to racism, sexism or religion. A YouGov poll of more than…

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ADDED ON: 07/10/2019

MPs vote to extend abortion and same-sex marriage rights to Northern Ireland

MPs have voted resoundingly to extend same-sex marriage and access to abortion to Northern Ireland, bringing the region into line with the rest of the UK on the two significant social issues.…

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ADDED ON: 07/10/2019

Finding acceptance among the world’s first gay cricket team

The sound of cricket bags wheeling along uneven concrete and the click-clacking of cricket studs accompanies the arrival of Manish Modi and his teammates. They have just arrived at Botany Bay Cricket…

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ADDED ON: 07/07/2019

Should white members of the LGBT+ community be allowed to attend UK Black Pride?

This weekend, as part of one of the most anticipated celebrations of the summer, thousands of people have made the trek to the capital for Pride. But the parade didn’t end yesterday.…

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ADDED ON: 07/06/2019

Four LGBT Syrian refugees arrive in UK in time for Pride

Four newly arrived LGBT Syrian refugees will be able to openly express their sexual identity when they join the Pride celebrations in central London on Saturday. They arrived in London on Thursday…

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ADDED ON: 07/05/2019

UK government defends failing to pass equal marriage in Northern Ireland

The UK’s capital is about to host its biggest Pride weekend tomorrow (6 July), but same-sex couples do not have the right to marry in Northern Ireland. The government revealed its progress…

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ADDED ON: 06/28/2019

London Zoo celebrates LGBT couple Ronnie and Reggie with banner telling visitors ‘some penguins are gay, get over it’

LONDON Zoo is celebrating Gay Pride and it's famous same-sex penguin couple with a penguin-size banner entitled 'Some penguins are gay. Get over it'. Gay residents, Humboldt penguins Ronnie and Reggie, welcomed…

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ADDED ON: 06/16/2019

Legalising homosexuality: Germany did it 25 years ago – what about other European countries?

This week Germany celebrated legalising homosexuality twenty-five years ago. Until June 11, 1994, it was still considered a crime in Germany even though since 1969 homosexuals were no longer prosecuted for “fornication”.…

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ADDED ON: 06/15/2019

Same-sex couple on viral London bus attack: ‘We were just sexual objects’

A same-sex couple have opened up about the homophobic and misogynistic attack they suffered on a bus in north London. A picture of a bloody and crying couple went viral last week.…

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ADDED ON: 06/10/2019

Munroe Bergdorf: NSPCC cuts ties with transgender activist

Transgender activist Munroe Bergdorf says she is "unbelievably sad" that the NSPCC has cut ties with her, days after she revealed she was Childline's "first LGBT+ campaigner". She said the charity was…

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ADDED ON: 06/08/2019

Lesbian couple viciously beaten in homophobic attack on London bus

Five teenagers have been arrested in connection with a homophobic attack on two women on a London bus that prompted widespread condemnation in the UK. The attack took place on a night…

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