United Kingdom

LGBTI Rights in United Kingdom


ADDED ON: 06/26/2018

British Government to Publish Action Plan to Improve LGBT Lives

The British government will next week publish an action plan on advancing the lives and rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the UK. It comes after the largest…

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ADDED ON: 06/17/2018

Edinburgh Pride Celebrated in Style as Thousands Parade Through Capital for LGBTI Festival

Thousands of people have attended Edinburgh’s Pride festival, with a parade carving a route through the heart of the capital. The theme for Pride Edinburgh 2018 is “true colours” as organisers of the LGBTI event marked…

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ADDED ON: 06/17/2018

GCHQ Seeks Gay Codebreakers

INTELLIGENCE agency GCHQ has taken out an ad for new recruits in a gay magazine – 64 years after the country’s greatest codebreaker was hounded to death for his homosexuality. The service…

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ADDED ON: 06/15/2018

LGBT Activist Arrested in Russia During World Cup

An LGBT activist was arrested in Russia for staging a one-man protest. Peter Tatchell, a British citizen, was detained Thursday in Moscow, the first day of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, for…

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ADDED ON: 06/14/2018

LGBTI Teachers Suffering in Rural Areas

LGBTI teachers working in rural areas are far more likely to suffer mental health problems than those based in urban schools according to new research by Anglia Ruskin University. More than half…

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ADDED ON: 06/13/2018

Cycling Legend Philippa York Embraced by Her Sport After Coming Out as Transgender

Philippa York was arguably the most celebrated British bicycle racer of the 20th century. Yet, when she turned up to watch a race in Switzerland this spring, York realized it was her…

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ADDED ON: 06/07/2018

The Government’s Treatment of Gay Refugees Shames Britain

"My neighbours will put a tyre around my neck and set it on fire.” That is what Rosemary fears will happen if she, a lesbian, is deported by Britain back to Nigeria. She…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2018

LGBT And Abortion Rights Campaigners Are Fighting Together For Equality In Northern Ireland

The LGBT and abortion rights movements in Northern Ireland have vowed to fight in solidarity to win the same rights as people in the rest of the UK and in the Republic…

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ADDED ON: 06/02/2018

Gay Conversion Film at London Festival Hits Home for Campaigners

The contentious practice of gay conversion therapy will be in the spotlight at the British spin-off of the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, a move welcomed by gay rights activists. The film…

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ADDED ON: 05/31/2018

How Feminism Can Help in the Fight Against Transphobia

TERFs - or trans-exclusionary radical feminists - is an internet buzzword that recently rose from obscurity and found itself increasingly in newspaper headlines, TV shows and mainstream discussion. Pretty much shorthand for…

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ADDED ON: 05/29/2018

Birmingham Pride: Rainbow Train Unveiled as LGBTI Community Celebrates

Birmingham Pride took place over the weekend – with the LGBT community out in force to celebrate the event. The wet weather did not deter thousands from taking to the streets to…

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ADDED ON: 05/26/2018

Clothing Chain Primark’s In The Hot Seat After Revealing Where Its Pride Merch Comes From

Earlier this week, clothing chain Primark announced that it would be working with LGBTQ charity Stonewall to sell Pride-themed clothing. The company announced this union while also saying that they will be…

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