United Kingdom

LGBTI Rights in United Kingdom


ADDED ON: 01/31/2019

Church of England Faces Calls to Withdraw Trans Welcome Ceremonies

The Church of England is facing pressure to withdraw guidance for ceremonies welcoming transgender worshippers following a transition after more than 2,000 members signed a letter of protest. Clergy members were among…

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ADDED ON: 01/29/2019

Londoners rally at Russian embassy demanding end to torture in Chechnya

The situation in Chechnya is urgent. That’s why nearly one hundred people flocked to a rally outside of the Russian embassy in London to call for an end to the persecution of gay men…

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ADDED ON: 01/28/2019

Holocaust Memorial Day: How the pink triangle became a symbol of gay rights

As the world marks Holocaust Memorial Day on Sunday (January 27), PinkNews remembers all those in the LGBT+ community that were persecuted by the Nazis—and how the pink triangle, used to identify…

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ADDED ON: 01/24/2019

Too queer to be Muslim, too Muslim to be queer’: LGBTI Woman on Fear of Discrimination

Being accepted by my cultural and religious groups means hiding my sexuality for fear of being ostracized, or even fear of violence. In LGBT+ groups, I am asked how I can identify…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2019

Home Office Postpones the Removal of LGBTI Asylum Seeker

THE UK Home Office has deferred the removal from Scotland of a young asylum seeker who is currently in the Dungavel detention centre. Isabella Katjiparatijivi, a 29-year-old from Namibia, had sought asylum fearing that…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2019

“Fires don’t discriminate and neither do we” – Lancashire Ramps up Recruitment of Women and LGBTI Firefighters

Lancashire fire service is seeking to recruit more firefighters from underrepresented social groups. LFRS will be recruiting full time firefighters in March and the service said it wants to see more female…

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ADDED ON: 01/22/2019

Brexit threatens LGBT+ rights: top British lawyer

The rights of British minority groups are under threat from hardline politicians holding the government to ransom during the Brexit process, leading lawyer Helena Kennedy told the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Friday.…

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ADDED ON: 01/22/2019

Haredi Parents Consider Underground Schooling to Escape LGBT Curricular Requirements

Shraga Stern, a Haredi parent living in the UK, sent a letter to the secretary of state for education, Damian Hinds, saying: “Many members of the community would choose to leave the…

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2019

How Chester’s first LGBT+ choir are taking the city by storm

Chester's only LGBT+ choir is looking for new members of all ages and diversities to complete their ensemble. Proud Marys, who formed in November 2017, already have around 40 singers ranging from…

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2019

Court Decisions on LGBT Rights Echo ‘A Wild Wish’

More than two centuries ago Mary Wollstonecraft laid the foundations for feminist thought with a simple premise: lack of equal opportunity diminished individual self-worth and hobbled social progress. In A Vindication of the…

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ADDED ON: 01/19/2019

Murdered’ transgender woman from Droitwich was LGBT hero

Amy Griffiths was discovered dead at her flat in Chalverton Court, Droitwich, on Monday. Police said she had suffered head and throat injuries. Martin Saberi, aged 53, was charged with murdering Amy,…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2019

Over 100 Anglican clergy, critical of their bishops’ LGBT guidance, threaten to go elsewhere

More than 100 Anglican priests in the Diocese of Oxford signed a letter critical of their bishops’ advice permitting active homosexuals to receive communion and to be ordained. The priests warned their…

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