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LGBTI Rights in United Kingdom


ADDED ON: 01/20/2020

Same-sex marriage now legal in Northern Ireland

From Monday, same-sex couples will be able to register to marry, meaning the first ceremonies will take place in February. For couples who are already married, their marriage will now be legally…

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ADDED ON: 01/19/2020

UK Reports Massive Decline In HIV Rates

The British government has reported a massive decline in the number of people diagnosed with HIV since 2012. According to figures released by Public Health England, new infections among gay and bisexual…

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ADDED ON: 01/19/2020

Scotland: Catholic Church opposes ‘troubling’ reforms to gender recognition lawsin

The Catholic Church has called on its congregation to oppose proposed reforms to gender recognition laws in Scotland, which it called “troubling”. It also said that trans people must accept the gender…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2020

Chastity campaigner banned from schools over LGBT comments

A number of talks due to be given in Ireland this week by Jason Evert, the American Catholic campaigner who promotes conservative Catholic teaching around sex and marriage, have been cancelled following…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2020

Indonesia rights body condemns LGBT raids ordered by mayor after UK rape case

Indonesia’s human rights commission on Tuesday condemned plans by a mayor to launch raids targeting the LGBT community in his city after a local man was convicted in Britain of sexually assaulting…

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ADDED ON: 01/11/2020

Depok mayor calls for more anti-LGBT raids in wake of Reynhard Sinaga case

In response to reports that the family of Reynhard Sinaga, an Indonesian convicted serial rapist in the United Kingdom, lives in Depok, West Java, the city's mayor has instructed his administration to…

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ADDED ON: 01/10/2020

Indonesia’s LGBT community fears repercussions after UK’s ‘most prolific rapist’ jailed

When the reports surfaced about Britain's "most prolific rapist" Reynhard Sinaga — an Indonesian national sentenced to life for 150 crimes, including 136 rapes against men — Riko was upset. Riko, who…

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ADDED ON: 01/09/2020

Bulgarian Women Battle on for Recognition of Their Marriage

For two years, Lili and Darina Babulkova have been struggling to have their marriage in the UK legalised in Bulgaria, where LGBT marriages are not recognised. Their most recent appeal, to the…

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ADDED ON: 01/08/2020

Masculinity is back! The lesbian comics rediscovering their butch side

Sarah Keyworth has, she says, a “weird kind of relationship with masculinity”. She appears confident in her dapper, boyish looks, with her short quiffed hair, but behind that handsome veneer are insecurities.…

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ADDED ON: 01/07/2020

LGBT Muslim charity condemns spike in hate crimes after Birmingham school protests

The LGBT+ education row centred on two Birmingham primary schools and was led mainly by Muslim parents. The disruptive protests began in March 2019 and continued for months until they were finally…

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ADDED ON: 01/05/2020

Same-sex ‘Dancing on Ice’ couple sparks hopes of greater LGBT+ representation

Two men taking to the ice might seem uncontroversial, but as a same-sex couple competing together this week on British reality TV show “Dancing On Ice”, singer Ian Watkins and professional skater…

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ADDED ON: 01/03/2020

Anti-LGBT Christian group threatens legal action over equal marriage in Northern Ireland

Gay weddings are set to begin in the region on Valentine’s Day after Westminster moved to extend equal marriage to the region in the absence of a devolved parliament. However, the London-based…

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