United Kingdom

LGBTI Rights in United Kingdom


ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

DUP’s Anti-gay Comments Set to Be Showcased in New Belfast Opera

A new opera featuring the anti-gay comments of senior DUP politicians will premiere in Belfast later this month. The lyrics for Abomination: The DUP in Concert are composed entirely of verbatim views…

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ADDED ON: 10/20/2018

‘A Homophobic Attack Destroyed My Life’: New Push to Tackle Anti-LGBT Hate Crimes

To mark Hate Crime Awareness Week, the government Tuesday has outlined plans including extra funding to support victims, improvement to the way incidents are responded to, and a nationwide public information campaign to educate…

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ADDED ON: 10/16/2018

Hate Crimes Against LGBTI Community on Rise in UK

Reported hate crimes against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in England and Wales have risen by 28 per cent, according to figures released on Tuesday that activists said were a "wake-up…

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ADDED ON: 10/14/2018

Bakers in Gay Cake Case Urge other Christians to ‘Take their stand’

The Northern Irish bakers who claimed a landmark legal victory in the “gay cake” case have urged fellow Christians to “take their stand” on religious issues. Last week, the UK Supreme Court…

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ADDED ON: 10/11/2018

The Ashers Bakery Decision is a Disaster For LGBTI Mental Health

It’s World Mental Health Day 2018. Around the world and across the internet those with an interest in mental health have been making their views known and offering their solidarity to everyone…

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ADDED ON: 10/10/2018

The Next Frontier of LGBTI Equality? Reforming the Gender Recognition Act

“You can get married now, isn’t that all you wanted? I thought the struggle for LGBTI equality was over?” Over and over again, I get asked these kinds of questions. People trying…

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ADDED ON: 10/08/2018

LGBT Pride Parade Puts the Out in Outer Hebrides

In a crowded cellar bar a drag artist, 6ft 6in tall in stiletto heels, belts out Tainted Love. One thing is obvious: change has come to the Isle of Lewis. This is the…

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ADDED ON: 10/07/2018

Scotland: Government Set to Back ‘world Leading’ Reforms on LGBTI Education in Schools

LANDMARK reforms on how LGBTI issues are taught in schools will be pushed through after a blueprint was produced by a working group set up by the Government. The changes, which followed a…

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ADDED ON: 10/06/2018

Gay, Muslim and Living With HIV

Shamal Waraich, 34, was born in Manchester and grew up in a religious British-Pakistani household. He was diagnosed with HIV in 2013, and now educates people about what it’s like to be…

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ADDED ON: 10/05/2018

Supreme Court Set to Announce Decision in Ashers ‘gay Cake’ Case

The UK’s highest court is to rule next week on whether the Christian owners of a bakery discriminated against a customer by refusing to make a cake decorated with the words “Support Gay…

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ADDED ON: 09/28/2018

Minister for Africa Announces Vital Funding for LGBT Inclusion

Although the UK leads the way in much of its LGBT legislation and policies, there is still more to do. At the Commonwealth Summit earlier this year, the Prime Minister Theresa May,…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2018

Dua Lipa Speaks Out About Brazil’s Anti-LGBT Presidential Candidate Jair Bolsonaro

Singer Dua Lipa and other musicians have spoken out against Brazil’s anti-LGBT presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro. The politician, who is a frontrunner in the presidential race, has made several homophobic comments, including…

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