United Kingdom

LGBTI Rights in United Kingdom


ADDED ON: 06/14/2020

Boris Johnson Scraps Plans To Make Changing Gender Easier In Blow For Trans Rights

Boris Johnson has reportedly scrapped plans to make changing your gender easier, in a blow for trans rights. On the first day, Boris Johnson came to power plans to make changing your…

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ADDED ON: 06/10/2020

‘Trans women are women’: Daniel Radcliffe speaks out after JK Rowling tweets

The Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has spoken out over JK Rowling’s recent comments about the transgender community and said he hopes they will not “taint” the series for fans. The statement…

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ADDED ON: 06/05/2020

Edinburgh Pride: Scotland to become first nation in the world to put LGBTQ history on curriculum

Next year Scotland will become the first nation IN THE WORLD to teach LGBTQ history in schools. In November 2018, Scottish Ministers accepted in full the recommendations to deliver LGBT inclusive education…

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ADDED ON: 05/24/2020

U.K. Contact Tracing App Could Endanger LGBT Human Rights

Contact tracing is going to become an inevitable reality as the world leaves lockdown. But, the longterm human rights implications of that for LGBT people and minorities could be "incredible," experts are…

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ADDED ON: 05/24/2020

‘It means that I’m not limiting myself’: Being agender means living outside the gender binary

What is agender? For this arts worker, its meaning comes down to “not limiting” yourself to the perceived gender binary. The definition of agender in the Merriam-Webster dictionary is: “A person who…

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ADDED ON: 05/22/2020

Over half of LGBTQ Europeans are not out about their identities, report finds

Six in 10 gay and lesbian Europeans avoid holding hands with same-sex partners in public, and over half of LGBTQ people in Europe are almost never open about their sexual orientations or…

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ADDED ON: 05/19/2020

Coronavirus causing a humanitarian crisis for LGBT+ people around the world

LGBT+ people around the world are facing a humanitarian crisis. And COVID-19 risks decimating the organizations they rely on for support. UK-based international LGBT+ charity, the Kaleidoscope Trust, conducted research in 37…

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ADDED ON: 05/18/2020

The ‘gender critical’ feminist movement is a cult that grooms, controls and abuses, according to a lesbian who managed to escape

“TERF is hate speech and it’s time to condemn it,” gender-critical writer Amy Dyess announced in October 2018 – words she now regrets. “TERF is a slur used to sexually harass, threaten,…

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ADDED ON: 05/15/2020

Anti-LGBT violence and discrimination ‘remain high,’ EU report says

Levels of “fear, violence and discrimination remain high” for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Europe, according to a survey published Thursday by the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA). Even…

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ADDED ON: 05/14/2020

These queer Muslims are finding ways to stay connected, focused and safe this Ramadan – even under lockdown

Halfway through Ramadan, Sabah Choudrey, a “reluctant activist on most things trans, brown and hairy” and the co-founder of Trans Pride Brighton, says they’re still figuring things out. “I’ve been thinking about…

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ADDED ON: 05/14/2020

LGBT+ asylum seekers are sharing bedrooms with strangers during coronavirus

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how our dysfunctional asylum and immigration system is failing to support people in need. The system prevents people from accessing health services and puts LGBT+ people at…

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ADDED ON: 05/04/2020

‘Fearless’ Scots lawyer who worked to decriminalise sex between men found dead in his home

65-year-old Derek Ogg QC was found dead at his home in Langside, Glasgow on the evening of May 1. There are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. The…

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