United Kingdom

LGBTI Rights in United Kingdom


ADDED ON: 10/10/2018

The Next Frontier of LGBTI Equality? Reforming the Gender Recognition Act

“You can get married now, isn’t that all you wanted? I thought the struggle for LGBTI equality was over?” Over and over again, I get asked these kinds of questions. People trying…

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ADDED ON: 10/08/2018

LGBT Pride Parade Puts the Out in Outer Hebrides

In a crowded cellar bar a drag artist, 6ft 6in tall in stiletto heels, belts out Tainted Love. One thing is obvious: change has come to the Isle of Lewis. This is the…

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ADDED ON: 10/07/2018

Scotland: Government Set to Back ‘world Leading’ Reforms on LGBTI Education in Schools

LANDMARK reforms on how LGBTI issues are taught in schools will be pushed through after a blueprint was produced by a working group set up by the Government. The changes, which followed a…

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ADDED ON: 10/06/2018

Gay, Muslim and Living With HIV

Shamal Waraich, 34, was born in Manchester and grew up in a religious British-Pakistani household. He was diagnosed with HIV in 2013, and now educates people about what it’s like to be…

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ADDED ON: 10/05/2018

Supreme Court Set to Announce Decision in Ashers ‘gay Cake’ Case

The UK’s highest court is to rule next week on whether the Christian owners of a bakery discriminated against a customer by refusing to make a cake decorated with the words “Support Gay…

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ADDED ON: 09/28/2018

Minister for Africa Announces Vital Funding for LGBT Inclusion

Although the UK leads the way in much of its LGBT legislation and policies, there is still more to do. At the Commonwealth Summit earlier this year, the Prime Minister Theresa May,…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2018

Dua Lipa Speaks Out About Brazil’s Anti-LGBT Presidential Candidate Jair Bolsonaro

Singer Dua Lipa and other musicians have spoken out against Brazil’s anti-LGBT presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro. The politician, who is a frontrunner in the presidential race, has made several homophobic comments, including…

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ADDED ON: 09/21/2018

UKIP Vows to Gut LGBT Rights in Extreme New Manifesto

LGBT+ activists were described as child abusers at the pro-Brexit UK Independence Party’s conference on Friday, as it launched a new manifesto that takes drastic new anti-LGBT stances. UKIP faced a mass…

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ADDED ON: 09/20/2018

Northern Ireland DUP Councillor Backs LGBTI Rainbow Town Hall, Defying Party Line

A Democratic Unionist Party councilor voted to light up a town hall in Northern Ireland in rainbow colors to mark Pride days. Tom Smith, who represents Donaghadee and Bangor East, voted in favor of…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2018

Novichok Suspects: Gay Or Not Gay? That Is Russian State Media’s Question

“Living together is merrier and easier, it’s normal,” explained Ruslan Boshirov as he appeared to defend himself against the suggestion that he and fellow Novichok-poisoning suspect Aleksandr Petrov had slept in the…

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ADDED ON: 09/14/2018

Dua Lipa ‘proud’ of Fans Ejected from Concert for Waving LGBT Flags

The pop singer Dua Lipa has praised her fans’ bravery after some audience members at her concert in Shanghai were forcefully removed for dancing in their seats and apparently waving flags in support of…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2018

LGBTI Kenyans Hope for Court Win After India Scraps ‘gay sex’ Ban

A battle in Kenya’s courts to throw out a British colonial-era law criminalizing gay sex has been reinvigorated after India scrapped similar legislation in a landmark ruling last week, LGBT rights campaigners…

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