United Kingdom

LGBTI Rights in United Kingdom


ADDED ON: 02/08/2022

Met Police chief says ‘nasty’ homophobia, racism and misogyny ‘risks force losing public consent’

A damning report by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) revealed that there was “pervasive evidence” of bullying and harassment within the Met Police involving officers “predominantly working in teams based…

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ADDED ON: 02/08/2022

Queer Square Mile – two centuries of diverse Welsh storytelling

Queer Square Mile is a ground-breaking anthology of queer Welsh writing edited by Mihangel Morgan, Kirsti Bohata and Huw Osborne and published by Parthian. The volume makes visible a long and diverse…

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ADDED ON: 02/06/2022

Meet the 23 Gay Women Competing in the 2022 Winter Olympics

The 2022 Winter Olympics kicked off its razzlin’, dazzlin’, flipplin’, slidin’ 16-day event with a fireworks-heavy opening ceremony this morning in Beijing, and if you’re anything like us, you’re cheering for Team…

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ADDED ON: 02/06/2022

Abhorrent and Inhumane. So why has a ban on gay conversion therapy in Scotland still not happened?

Is this a good time to bring up the subject of whether Conservative governments can be relied on, whether they stick to their word, whether they keep their promises? It is years…

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ADDED ON: 02/05/2022

Staff Are Quitting Britain’s Equality Watchdog the EHRC Due to ‘Transphobia’

Employees are quitting Britain’s equalities and human rights watchdog because they say it has become “transphobic” and “the enemy of human rights”, VICE World News has learned. Some staff members have left…

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ADDED ON: 01/31/2022

Activists warn against loophole in UK ban on conversion practices

Campaigners are urging ministers to ensure any forthcoming UK-wide ban on conversion practices does not contain a loophole allowing those who received “informed consent” from their victims to evade justice. Critics of the…

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ADDED ON: 01/30/2022

Meet the LGBT+ East and Southeast Asian club night queering Lunar New Year

For June Lam, running a queer club night for Lunar New Year represents an important chance to “stop everything, dance and be connected to our cultures”. Lunar New Year is one of…

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ADDED ON: 01/29/2022

LGBT veterans: Flashbacks after ‘sadistic’ interrogation

A gay veteran said being starved, denied sleep and subjected to "sadistic" internal examinations on an RAF station has left him with flashbacks and depression 35 years on. Simon Hinchley-Robson was discharged…

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James Bates — Gender Community Lending Library, United Kingdom

Since the beginning of 2021, the Gender Community Lending Library has supported the LGBTQ+ community by providing access to trans and queer texts for people across the United Kingdom. I spoke with…

ADDED ON: 01/27/2022

UK equalities watchdog urges Scotland to pause gender recognition reforms

The UK’s equalities watchdog has written to the Scottish government asking it to pause plans to simplify the legal requirements for gender recognition. LGBT+ equality campaigners hit back at the unexpected intervention by…

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ADDED ON: 01/25/2022

UK’s first LGBTQ museum to open in London this spring.

The UK’s first LGBTQ museum is due to open this spring in London, founded by the charity Queer Britain. The museum will be located on the ground floor of 2 Granary Square…

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ADDED ON: 01/20/2022

LGBT veterans who served during ban on gay troops to share experiences in government review

LGBT veterans will be asked about how they were treated when serving in the British military while there was a ban on gay personnel. About 5,000 ex-service personnel had been severely penalised…

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