United Kingdom

LGBTI Rights in United Kingdom


ADDED ON: 01/15/2019

Countries that allow gay people to serve in army

Months after Supreme Court decriminalised consensual gay sex between adults, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat has reignited the debate around gay rights by insisting that homosexuality is not permissible in the military.…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2019

Royal British Legion launches LGBT branch

The Royal British Legion has launched an official branch for LGBT+ people serving in the Armed Forces. The charity, which provides financial, social and emotional support to veterans, servicepeople and military families,…

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ADDED ON: 01/13/2019

First-time father reveals his baby will have two mummies and two daddies

A first-time father has revealed his baby will have two mummies and two daddies. Carl Austin-Behan and husband Simon are expecting a girl in March after conceiving with a lesbian couple who are also their close friends. The foursome…

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ADDED ON: 01/10/2019

Two Thirds of Teachers Have No Training on LGBTI Issues, Says Survey

More than two thirds of teachers in Scotland have no recent grounding in LGBT+ issues, according to a new survey. The results of the research, released by Scotland’s government to TES following a Freedom of…

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ADDED ON: 01/09/2019

Out gay Nigerian prepares online help for others

Nigerian gay man Dan Yomi is gearing up to launch an online project that he hopes will help other gay people deal with issues relating to their sexual orientation, including coming out. Yomi…

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ADDED ON: 01/09/2019

Bisexual poverty is overlooked by the LGBT+ community

Poverty is one of the main issues facing bisexual people. Yet it is a problem that is seriously overlooked. Bisexual people are the “invisible majority” of the LGBT+ community. Despite being the…

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ADDED ON: 01/09/2019

Marriage equality campaigners urge UK govt. to extend rights to Northern Ireland

Campaigners said they will increase the pressure on Westminster to spread marriage equality to all parts of the UK. Stephen Donnan, a campaigner with LGBTI rights group Love Equality, spoke to the…

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ADDED ON: 01/08/2019

Judge rules that UK magistrates’ “intolerant views” must be respected

The ruling came after a magistrate lost his job following him expressing anti-LGBTQ views on adoption. A UK judge, Her Honour Judge Katherine Tucker, has ruled that not only are magistrates allowed…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2019

In this UK city, new sex education lessons are a victory for trans rights

The city of Brighton and Hove in the United Kingdom will be teaching a more inclusive sex education curriculum. School children in the city’s schools will now learn that people of any…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2019

Raising awareness of LGBT issues in Asian community

Syeda Sarwat came to Britain as a student in 2010 in a bid to escape the violence, abuse and social isolation that she says she suffered as a Muslim lesbian in Pakistan,…

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ADDED ON: 01/05/2019

Life of a gay migrant: Racism exists in the LGBT community too

Ireland may be known as the land of céad míle fáilte, but a report in the last months of 2018 suggests more needs to be done to make it a welcoming place…

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ADDED ON: 01/03/2019

Government ‘mishandling’ Trans Rights Reform by Failing to Tackles Health Inequalities, Former Tory Minister Says

A former Conservative cabinet minister has accused the government of “mishandling” reforms needed to improve the health and quality of life of transpeople. Maria Miller, the chair of the commons women and equalities committee – and equalities minister under David…

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