United Kingdom

LGBTI Rights in United Kingdom


ADDED ON: 03/27/2019

New culture war’: Northern Ireland’s LGBT+ community fights for gay marriage

Hidden away up several flights of stairs in the centre of Belfast, Northern Ireland, teenagers, many of them with shocks of red, blue and rainbow hair, relaxed and joked with one another.…

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ADDED ON: 03/25/2019

UK lawmakers calls against detention of LGBT asylum seekers

Britain should not put LGBT+ asylum seekers in immigration detention centres where they risk being abused and harassed by staff and other detainees, lawmakers said on Thursday. LGBT+ people are often traumatised…

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ADDED ON: 03/21/2019

Multiple Birmingham Schools Refuse to Teach LGBTI and Diversity Lessons After Parents Protest

Another four schools in Birmingham have reportedly halted lessons on diversity and LGBT issues following complaints by parents. In a letter quoted by the BBC, Leigh Trust said it was suspending the No Outsiders project,…

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ADDED ON: 03/20/2019

Northern Ireland Equal Marriage Activists: UK Government ‘doesn’t care’

Activists have accused the UK government of “not caring” about equal marriage in Northern Ireland, after a car crash meeting with Northern Ireland secretary Karen Bradley. Karen Bradley met with LGBT+ campaigners…

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ADDED ON: 03/17/2019

LGBT attitudes in Wales: ‘Huge distance’ travelled in 30 years

Lisa Power, who lives in Cardiff, was the first openly LGBT person to speak on gay rights at the UN and has been a campaigner for decades. "When I came out in…

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ADDED ON: 03/09/2019

71% of LGBT voters would choose Remain in a second Brexit referendum

LGBT voters could decide the outcome of a second Brexit referendum, a YouGov poll found. A January 2019 survey showed that, if there is a new public vote on whether the UK…

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ADDED ON: 03/06/2019

London HIV Patient Becomes World’s Second AIDS Cure Hope

An HIV-positive man in Britain has become the second known adult worldwide to be cleared of the AIDS virus after he received a bone marrow transplant from an HIV-resistant donor, his doctors…

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ADDED ON: 03/06/2019

British Female Olympians Argue Against ‘unfair’ Trans Women Athletes

British female Olympians lined up to criticize the inclusion of transgender women in women’s sport on Tuesday, as debate rages over whether male-to-female athletes retain unfair physical advantages after taking cross-sex hormones.…

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ADDED ON: 03/05/2019

Parents urged to stop Birmingham LGBT-row school protests

A school at the centre of an LGBT rights teaching row has written to parents to urge them to stop holding "disruptive" and "upsetting" protests. Parkfield Community school in Alum Rock, Birmingham,…

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ADDED ON: 03/01/2019

Cardiff University criticised over student support services after deaths of two LGBT group members

Cardiff University has been criticised over an alleged lack of support for students with mental health issues after two members of an LGBT group took their own lives. The comments were made…

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ADDED ON: 02/28/2019

Younger pupils will not be taught about gay relationships, minister insists

Schoolchildren as young as four will not be taught about gay and transgender relationships as part of new compulsory lessons, ministers have insisted. New curriculum guidelines announced by the Government will introduce…

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ADDED ON: 02/26/2019

Force British territories to legalise gay marriage, report says

Last year, the British governor of Bermuda - the most populous territory - allowed legislation denying LGBT+ people the right to marry in favour of domestic partnerships. British overseas territories should be forced…

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