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United Kingdom

LGBTI Rights in United Kingdom


ADDED ON: 07/22/2021

UK to engage Guyana on LGBT rights, abolishing death penalty and decriminalising suicide

The United Kingdom (UK), through its High Commission in Guyana, intends to engage the Irfaan Ali led government on major human rights issues in the coming months. These include but are not…

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ADDED ON: 07/20/2021

Gay rugby player wins five-year battle against deportation to Kenya

A gay rugby player is celebrating after winning a five-year battle against deportation to Kenya, where he feared he would be persecuted because of his sexuality. Kenneth Macharia, 41, on Monday won…

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ADDED ON: 07/16/2021

Here are 3 Olympic couples who will be competing on the same team in Tokyo

A record number of out LGBTQ athletes are heading to Tokyo, and naturally, that means several Olympic couples will be making the trip together. We’ve seen same-sex couples compete on the same…

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ADDED ON: 07/15/2021

How a fearless activist forced Isle of Man to end its gay sex ban – and why his fight isn’t over

On 10 July, 1991, local gay rights campaigner Alan Shea, supported by activists from LGBT+ group OutRage! In London, demanded the end of the Isle of Man’s homosexuality ban. Although homosexuality was…

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ADDED ON: 06/27/2021

Liverpool attacks: ‘Things must change or LGBT people won’t feel safe’

"It's 2021, things are supposed to be better for us now," says 19-year-old Josh Ormrod. Josh is a music student from Buxton, living in Liverpool, and he's bisexual. In the early hours…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2021

Trans men ‘let down’ and in ‘extreme distress’ as NHS quietly stops life-changing penis surgery

Finlay Games is a trans man who, as part of his transition, had a series of operations to construct a penis, which is known as phalloplasty. “I am a functioning man precisely…

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ADDED ON: 06/17/2021

How lockdown changed the coming out experience for LGBT people

Until last year, Alayna Fender was a ‘confirmed bisexual’ – a slogan she used on merch for her Youtube channel MissFenderr after coming out to her thousands of subscribers in 2015. She…

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ADDED ON: 06/15/2021

Boris Johnson tells G7 leaders world must rebuild ‘in a more gender-neutral and feminine way’

Boris Johnson surprised the G7 summit by saying the world must rebuild post-pandemic in a more “gender-neutral and feminine” way. At a meeting of leaders of the G7 member states and representatives…

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ADDED ON: 06/13/2021

Pride Month: LGBT Scots on homophobia, trans rights and what still needs to change in Scotland

There may not be a parade this year, but Pride Month is an opportunity to spotlight LGBT+ experiences in Scotland. So we spoke to a range of young people about their lives…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2021

Pride month: The LGBT history you probably didn’t learn in school

If you think we live in an open-minded, sex-positive society now, just wait until you hear what may have been going on down the Yorkshire mines in the 1950s. There's a lot…

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ADDED ON: 05/28/2021

Number of over-65s identifying as gay, lesbian or bisexual rises for first time

The number of older people identifying as gay, lesbian or bisexual (LGB) has increased for the first time, figures show. Proportions of people aged 65 and over in the UK who classed…

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ADDED ON: 05/21/2021

Outcast to icon: Peter Tatchell’s 50 years of LGBT+ activism

Driven by passion and motivated by justice, veteran activist Peter Tatchell says LGBT+ equality remains elusive despite his 50-year campaign for gay rights in Britain and beyond. In a Netflix documentary that…

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