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ADDED ON: 02/24/2018

Stonewall Quits Pride in London Over Failure to Involve Black and Ethnic Minority Communities

Britain’s biggest LGBT charity has quit Pride in London and accused organisers of failing to represent non-white communities. Stonewall said the annual pride event had ignored repeated “concerns about the lack of…

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ADDED ON: 02/23/2018

Three Brits Arrested in Spain for ‘mocking gay couple’ on Flight to Gran Canaria

Three British tourists have been arrested for allegedly hurling abuse at a gay couple on a flight to Gran Canaria. The incident is said to have taken place on a flight from…

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ADDED ON: 02/21/2018

Bermuda’s Gay Marriage Reversal Sparks Fears Others May Follow

Bermudian Joe Gibbons and his Canadian partner were ecstatic last year when the wealthy Atlantic island legalized same-sex marriage after a long struggle for gay equality - but their joy only lasted…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2018

The Shocking Abuse Aimed at Tom Daley Over Baby News Should Be a Wakeup Call for LGBT People

This week, on Valentine’s Day, Team GB Olympian Tom Daley and his husband Dustin Lance Black shared on social media the exciting news that they’re expecting a baby. What should have been…

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ADDED ON: 02/06/2018

Ethan Stables Convicted Over Gay Pride Attack Plan

Ethan Stables, 20, planned to strike at the LGBTI event at the New Empire pub in Barrow, Cumbria, in June 2017. He claimed he posted comments on Facebook to impress far-right friends…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2018

Survey Finds Bullying of LGBT Pupils in Scottish Schools is Rife

More than one third of lesbian, gay and bisexual pupils experienced a hate crime or incident in the past year, according to a new survey. A poll of nearly 700 LGBT pupils…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2018

Equality Charities Celebrate as Jersey Becomes Last Channel Island to Legalize Gay Marriage

Equality charities are celebrating after gay marriage was finally legalized on the Channel Island of Jersey. Politicians voted to pass the new marriage laws on Thursday night by a majority of 42-1. It followed…

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ADDED ON: 02/01/2018

Northern Ireland: Survey Shows Changing Attitudes Towards LGBTI People

Social attitudes in Northern Ireland towards LGBTI people are much more positive than they were a decade ago, a newly released Equality Commission survey has found. Positive views of LGB people increased…

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ADDED ON: 01/31/2018

New Data Released on Attitudes Toward Transgender People

Today, the global research firm IPSOS released the results of a 23 country survey, including the US, on attitudes toward transgender people. The data was collected online between October 24th and November…

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ADDED ON: 01/31/2018

Welsh Assembly Named Britain’s Best Employer for LGBTI

The national assembly for Wales has been named Britain’s best employer for LGBTI staff in Stonewall’s annual list of top 100 LGBT-inclusive employers. The list drawn up by Britain’s leading charity for LGBTI equality…

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ADDED ON: 01/30/2018

Scotland Has Made Great Steps in LGBT Issues but Its Time to Speak Up for Equality

Scotland has gone from criminalising LGBT people, to now recognised as among the best in the world for LGBT equality.  This week marks the start of LGBT History Month. The annual celebration across Scotland…

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