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United Kingdom

LGBTI Rights in United Kingdom


ADDED ON: 05/24/2022

Church of Scotland general assembly votes to allow same-sex marriages.

The Church of Scotland has voted to allow same-sex marriages, after fresh warnings that its historical opposition had increased the church’s decline towards irrelevance. The church’s general assembly, its decision-making body, voted…

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ADDED ON: 05/23/2022

UK plummets further down ranking of LGBTQ-friendly countries in Europe

ILGA Europe’s Rainbow Map and Index has ranked European countries on the basis of their “legal and policy situation” for LGBTQ+ people each year since 2009. It ranks countries from zero to…

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ADDED ON: 05/17/2022

Jake Daniels becomes first current English footballer to come out as gay.

Jake Daniels is determined to “drive change” after the teenage Blackpool forward came out as gay. The 17-year-old posted a message via the Tangerines’ website on Monday, stating that he has been…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2022

Home Office admits LGBTQI+ refugees could be persecuted if sent to Rwanda

The Home Office has admitted that lesbian, gay and bisexual refugees could be persecuted if sent to Rwanda – but still plans to fly them 4,000 miles to Kigali. The department’s equality impact assessment…

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ADDED ON: 05/09/2022

Gay Village welcome for Commonwealth visitors from where homosexuality is a sin

Birmingham’s Gay Village will be a ‘place of welcome for everyone’ during the Commonwealth Games , Pride chief Lawrence Barton said today. Mr Barton - who chairs Southside BID - said the LGBTQ+ community would welcome the world ‘with open…

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ADDED ON: 05/09/2022

Writing poetry helped me realise I didn’t have to conform to gender norms

When Peter Scalpello started writing their debut poetry collection, they could never have known just how much they would discover about themselves along the way. Peter’s debut was published in March by Cipher Press, the queer…

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ADDED ON: 05/07/2022

Minister publishes update on work to disregard historic convictions of gay and bisexual men

The Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee, has published a progress report from the Working Group to examine the ‘Disregard of Convictions for Certain Qualifying Offences Related to Consensual Sexual Activity between Men’.…

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ADDED ON: 05/01/2022

Brave Ukrainian student flees to Edinburgh after LGBT+ safe spaces disappear due to war

A brave Ukrainian student has fled to Edinburgh after his country became extremely unsafe for the LGBT+ community. Nick, a 22-year-old journalism student from Kyiv says he is "physically and emotionally destroyed"…

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ADDED ON: 04/30/2022

LGBTQ+ Muslims on finding queer joy: “It’s important to show future generations”

“I didn’t know you could be LGBTQ+ and Muslim” is a statement I overheard not too long ago. For the speaker, a religious identity (one of practised faith) felt juxtaposed alongside one…

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ADDED ON: 04/29/2022

Ship stewards make history with same-sex marriage in Antarctica

Two research ship crew members, Eric Bourne and Stephen Carpenter made history on Sunday 24 April as the first same-sex couple to get married in icy Antarctica. Same-sex marriage has been legal…

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ADDED ON: 04/27/2022

Life in Scotland is getting worse, say young LGBT+ people.

Life for LGBT+ young people in Scotland is “worse now than it has been for a long time”, according to a report that highlights growing concerns about homophobia in public spaces, bullying…

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ADDED ON: 04/27/2022

Torture won’t fix me’ Protestors gather in Cardiff against transgender conversion therapy.

Protestors gathered in the centre of Cardiff to oppose conversion therapy for transgender people all over the UK. Organised by south Wales based group, Trans Aid Cymru, the demonstrators said they were…

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