United Kingdom

LGBTI Rights in United Kingdom


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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ADDED ON: 01/19/2022

Peter Tatchell at 70: why the fight goes on – after Netflix stardom and 30 years of gay rights victories

On a gloweringly grey January afternoon, Peter Tatchell arrives on time, bearing gifts. “Happy New Year!” he says, and hands me the latest issue of the New Humanist magazine (“a rational approach…

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ADDED ON: 01/18/2022

‘They are literally murdering us’: poet Joelle Taylor on bringing the LGBTQ+ community together

Since winning the TS Eliot award for poetry last week, Joelle Taylor has been referred to on more than one occasion as a “slam poet”. Which, she says, is fascinating: “Because there’s…

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ADDED ON: 01/07/2022

‘Gay cake’ case shows power of US Christian Right

Gay rights activist Gareth Lee has lost his seven-year battle with the Christian owners of a Northern Ireland bakery who refused to make him a cake decorated with the words ‘Support Gay…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2022

U.K. expands ‘Turing’s Law’ to pardon past same-sex convictions

In a long-awaited triumph for the U.K.’s LGBTQ community, the government on Tuesday announced that anyone convicted of consensual same-sex activity under now-defunct laws will soon be eligible to be pardoned and…

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ADDED ON: 01/04/2022

All gay sex convictions to be pardoned in plan to ‘right wrongs of the past’.

Any conviction that was imposed on someone purely due to consensual homosexual activity under now-abolished laws will be included in a scheme aimed at “righting the wrongs of the past”, the home…

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ADDED ON: 01/03/2022

Major group of UK girls schools says ‘it will not accept transgender students’

A LEADING group of girls schools has stated it will not accept transgender students through fears of jeopardising single-sex status, leaving unions to call on the Government for guidance. The Girl’s Day…

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ADDED ON: 01/02/2022

Tom Daley promises to use his OBE to advocate for LGBT+ rights across the world

The Olympic diver was made an OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List, and he told BBC Breakfast that he now feels a responsibility to make the Commonwealth “a more inclusive”…

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ADDED ON: 12/30/2021

10 essential LGBT+ books that opened minds and broadened horizons in 2021

Over the last year, countless powerful and important LGBT+ books have been published – and they’ve helped queer people feel seen in new and exciting ways. Queer literature has always been vital…

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ADDED ON: 12/08/2021

Trans people waiting years for gender healthcare as demand surges

When British tattoo artist Eva Echo found the courage to come out as transgender, she quickly sought specialist medical care to help her transition. More than four years later, she is still…

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ADDED ON: 12/07/2021

Banksy pledges work to help save ‘LGBT cultural heritage site’

A stencil used by artist Bansky to paint the side of a former jail – described as an ‘LGBT cultural heritage site’ – is to go up for sale, with proceeds supporting…

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ADDED ON: 12/07/2021

Church in Wales could elect UK’s first female and first out gay archbishop

Cherry Vann, the Bishop of Monmouth, is in the running to be elected the Church in Wales’ first lesbian archbishop. Following the retirement of John Davies, the election for a new archbishop…

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