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United Kingdom

LGBTI Rights in United Kingdom


ADDED ON: 01/15/2021

Steelers: How anti-gay row inspired rugby film

Conventional perceptions around sexuality, gender and manliness are challenged in a new documentary about Kings Cross Steelers - the world's first gay rugby club. The film, called Steelers, shows how the club…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2021

Non-binary person granted asylum in first-of-its-kind ruling

A non-binary person from El Salvador has been granted asylum in the UK in a first-of-its-kind ruling. Arthur Britney Joestar, 29, identified as a gay man when they arrived in the UK…

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ADDED ON: 01/03/2021

‘Puberty blockers’ were lifesaving for my daughter – all young people deserve a shot at happiness

For most of us, the Bell v Tavistock ruling was just another news story. You may not even know what it was. But for a small group of British families, it meant…

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ADDED ON: 01/02/2021

Ofcom widens hate speech definition to include transgender intolerance in new guidelines

Broadcasters were previously required to ensure shows contained no material that incited hated based on race, religion, nationality or sex. This has now been amended to include transgender intolerance and ‘political or…

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ADDED ON: 12/30/2020

From coronavirus crackdowns to court battles: 10 top LGBT+ stories in 2020

LONDON, Dec 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Coronavirus dominated news around the world in 2020, creating particular challenges for the LGBT+ community in terms of mental health, access to HIV medication and…

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ADDED ON: 12/29/2020

This artist is proving you can be disabled, queer and sexuality active one powerful illustration at a time

llustrator Dandy Doodlez has opened up about sex, the intersection between queerness and disability, and why the LGBT+ community is so inaccessible. Dandy developed Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), a complex neurological disease that…

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ADDED ON: 12/27/2020

Tears of joy as LGBTQ asylum seeker battered by police wins fight to stay in Liverpool

An LGBTQ asylum seeker described their tears of joy when a judge said they could stay in Liverpool after fleeing murder, police brutality and discrimination in El Salvador. The artist, who now…

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ADDED ON: 12/24/2020

Dozens of anti-gay groups are making money off Amazon’s charity platform

More than 40 anti-LGBTQ organizations are skirting AmazonSmile’s ban on promoting hatred and intolerance, according to a new report. Amazon’s charity platform is allowing dozens of anti-LGBTQ organizations to receive donations, according…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2020

Are COVID-19 vaccines safe for people living with HIV?

As the first COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out around the world, HIV/AIDS experts and advocates have sought to reassure those living with HIV that they can safely get the coronavirus vaccination. Some…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2020

British trans clinic appeals puberty blockers judgment

LONDON, Dec 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - England’s only youth gender clinic said on Tuesday it had sought leave to appeal a court ruling that has stopped its doctors from being able…

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ADDED ON: 12/21/2020

Boris Johnson appoints evangelical anti-LGBT+ MP as religious freedom envoy

Boris Johnson has sparked serious concern with the appointment of Fiona Bruce MP as his new envoy for freedom of religion and belief. It was announced on Sunday (20 December) that Bruce,…

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ADDED ON: 12/15/2020

New Zealand, Britain ease rules on blood donations by gay men

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New Zealand and Britain became on Monday the latest countries to ease rules on blood donations by gay and bisexual men, as supply concerns caused by COVID-19…

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