United Kingdom

LGBTI Rights in United Kingdom


ADDED ON: 11/30/2018

LGBTQ asylum-seekers in Europe subjected to stereotyping and humiliation, rights group says

Navid Jafartash fled Iran in 2014 because he feared for his life: He is gay, and homosexuality is illegal in Iran and in some cases punishable by death. He went to Vienna, where…

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ADDED ON: 11/28/2018

UK: Asylum-seeking Zimbabwean referee publicly outed as gay retells blackmail story

Zimbabwean referee Raymond Mashamba, 30, knew from the time he was 14-years-old that he was gay but managed to keep his sexuality a secret because of societal attitudes about homosexuality. To conform…

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ADDED ON: 11/28/2018

Theresa May faces equal marriage protesters on Northern Ireland trip

The Prime Minister visited Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Tuesday as part of a UK-wide charm offensive in order to win support for her Brexit deal. However, her speech at Queen’s University Belfast faced…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2018

Rugby stars support Gareth Thomas with rainbow laces

Rugby players from across the globe rallied behind hate-crime victim Gareth Thomas as part of the Rainbow Laces campaign. World champions New Zealand and USA followed the likes of Wales and France…

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ADDED ON: 11/24/2018

LGBT+ people’s health ‘seen as less important to NHS’, equalities committee warns

The NHS has been accused of treating the health needs of gay, transgender and other LGBT+ people as “less important” than the wider population by the head of parliament’s Women and Equalities Committee. After receiving evidence from more than 60 groups…

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ADDED ON: 11/21/2018

Rugby team rallies against deportation of gay player to Kenya

An English rugby team is fighting to save a gay teammate from being deported to Kenya, where they fear he will face persecution or imprisonment. Kenneth Macharia, who has lived in the UK…

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ADDED ON: 11/15/2018

Birmingham University Warned of Risk to LGBT Rights at Dubai Campus

Staff and students at the University of Birmingham have warned that LGBT rights are not adequately protected at its new campus in Dubai where being gay or transgender risks imprisonment, flogging and execution. They have called…

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ADDED ON: 11/14/2018

Gay ‘cure’ Therapy Exposed in UK Churches, with Claim LGBTI Equality is ‘Like Nazi propaganda’

An ITV News investigation has exposed gay conversion therapy taking place in UK churches, with one pastor comparing society’s acceptance of LGBT+ people to Nazi propaganda. The broadcaster also found that several pastors at…

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ADDED ON: 11/13/2018

Doncaster ‘Gay Pride’ Poppy Divides Opinion on Remembrance Sunday

A ‘gay pride' poppy decorated with LGBT rainbow colours has divided opinion after being shared by Doncaster Pride on Remembrance Sunday. The organisation shared the image - with part of the poppy’s…

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ADDED ON: 11/11/2018

Scotland to Embed LGBTI Teaching Across Curriculum

Scotland will become the first country in the world to embed the teaching of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex rights in the school curriculum, in what campaigners have described as a historic…

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ADDED ON: 11/10/2018

Alan Turing: Visionary, War Hero and the Only Choice for the £50 Note

The Bank of England has decided that the next prominent figure to feature on the £50 note should be a scientist and have put the call out for nominations from the general public. For…

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ADDED ON: 11/08/2018

Intersex Day of Remembrance: What issues do intersex people face?

It marks the birthday of Herculine Barban, a French intersex person who lived from 1838 to 1868. Her memoirs, combined with additional research, were published by Michel Foucault in the 1970s as…

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