United Kingdom

LGBTI Rights in United Kingdom


ADDED ON: 04/12/2020

‘Father’ of modern Iraqi architecture dies after contracting coronavirus

Rifat Chadirji, a man often referred to as the father of modern Iraqi architecture, has died after contracting coronavirus. The 93-year-old architect and photographer was living in London when he was diagnosed…

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ADDED ON: 04/07/2020

Don’t ‘celebrate’ gay people, just accept us, says teacher at centre of schools row

Andrew Moffat, the gay teacher targeted by Muslim anti-LGBT protesters at Parkfield community school in Birmingham, is wearing his usual rainbow lanyard and says he feels safe again. A year on from…

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ADDED ON: 04/05/2020

Coronavirus: LGBT+ charity says young people should ‘pause’ coming out in lockdown

LGBT+ young people should "hit pause" on coming out while self-isolating with their families during the coronavirus pandemic, a UK charity has advised. The Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT), a UK charity that…

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ADDED ON: 03/30/2020

Isolation and HIV memories hit LGBT+ elderly hard in lockdowns

As lockdowns are imposed around the world to stop the spread of coronavirus, LGBT+ groups are scrambling to support older members of their community who are more likely to live alone and…

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ADDED ON: 03/29/2020

UK Black Pride warns coronavirus will adversely affect queer people of colour as annual festival is postponed

UK Black Pride has been indefinitely postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has seen the UK go into lockdown. The event, which is Europe’s largest celebration for LGBT+ people of…

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ADDED ON: 03/28/2020

LGBT+ people warned off casual sex go online during coronavirus

With LGBT+ communities warned off casual sex during the coronavirus pandemic, the latest dating site figures show people are sending more messages online to meet new people, flirt - and swap explicit…

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ADDED ON: 03/28/2020

Gay dancer trapped at home with homophobic Christian parents who think he has an ‘evil disease’

A young, gay dancer has described how, because of the coronavirus lockdown, he is trapped at home with his homophobic Christian parents who believe he has an “evil disease”. Sam, 23, told…

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ADDED ON: 03/25/2020

This mum is raging because kids in coronavirus isolation are displaying rainbows in their windows

Children’s drawings and paintings of rainbows have been springing up in windows across the UK after a heartwarming trend started online. Hundreds of schools encouraged their pupils to join in and “spread…

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ADDED ON: 03/23/2020

Pride in London has been postponed until further notice due to coronavirus

Pride in London has been postponed until further notice due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. Organisers announced the decision in a statement released today (March 23) in which they said the…

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ADDED ON: 03/21/2020

Do you need to take PrEP every day if you’re self-isolating because of coronavirus?

If coronavirus-related self-isolation means you won’t be getting any for a while, the advice is that it’s safe to alter your PrEP routine. Here’s how. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, government advice in…

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ADDED ON: 03/21/2020

Scotland’s plans to reform gender-recognition laws could be ‘kicked into the long grass’ because of coronavirus

Scotland could put plans to reform gender recognition laws on hold because of the coronavirus crisis, according to The National. The reforms, which have been in the works since 2017, would make…

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ADDED ON: 03/16/2020

Catholic college responds to trans man coming out with ‘brilliant’ show of love and support

Ben Hodge, 20, didn’t feel able to come out as a trans man at school – despite coming out as non-binary at 14 and using they/them pronouns. It was only when he…

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