United Kingdom

LGBTI Rights in United Kingdom


ADDED ON: 03/21/2020

Do you need to take PrEP every day if you’re self-isolating because of coronavirus?

If coronavirus-related self-isolation means you won’t be getting any for a while, the advice is that it’s safe to alter your PrEP routine. Here’s how. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, government advice in…

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ADDED ON: 03/21/2020

Scotland’s plans to reform gender-recognition laws could be ‘kicked into the long grass’ because of coronavirus

Scotland could put plans to reform gender recognition laws on hold because of the coronavirus crisis, according to The National. The reforms, which have been in the works since 2017, would make…

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ADDED ON: 03/16/2020

Catholic college responds to trans man coming out with ‘brilliant’ show of love and support

Ben Hodge, 20, didn’t feel able to come out as a trans man at school – despite coming out as non-binary at 14 and using they/them pronouns. It was only when he…

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ADDED ON: 03/14/2020

A British court ruling may change laws for LGBT+ people around the world

Years of legal battles around same-sex marriage in Bermuda will come to a head 5,548kms away in London on 7 and 8 December this year. And the result may help make same-sex…

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ADDED ON: 03/11/2020

Court rules against gender-neutral passports and says people must define as either male or female

The UK’s Court of Appeal has ruled against campaigner Christie Elan-Cane in per fight for a gender-neutral passport. Christie Elan-Cane had challenged the legality of the UK government’s passport policy, which requires…

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ADDED ON: 03/10/2020

Why I’m reclaiming the homophobic slur I used to fear

Growing up, “faggot” was the one word I never wanted to be called. I could stand sissy, punk and even homo. But “faggot” felt like a scarlet letter I would never be…

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ADDED ON: 03/10/2020

London’s only specialist HIV/AIDS hospital, famously visited by Princess Diana, faces imminent closure

Countless people living with HIV are worried about their future as Mildmay Hospital, London’s only specialist hospital for supporting them, is threatened with closure. Mildmay Hospital, in the trendy East London neighbourhood…

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ADDED ON: 03/04/2020

Why do we need LGBT leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics?

This February, PinkNews, Amazon and glamazon partnered up for the LGBT Leaders: STEM 2020 conference. The event addressed the under-representation of LGBT+ people in science, technology, engineering and mathematical roles, where guests…

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ADDED ON: 03/01/2020

Tickets are now on sale for London’s first ever Muslim LGBT+ Pride

Tickets are officially on sale for London’s first LGBT+ Muslim Pride festival, bringing together artists and advocates for an event that organisers hope will spotlight a community so under-represented in the Pride…

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ADDED ON: 02/28/2020

‘Scared’ gay sisters given temporary reprieve from being returned to Pakistan

Two sisters say they are "relieved but worried" after they narrowly avoided being deported to Pakistan where they say they face the threat of LGBT-based violence. Samina, 52, and Nazia Iqbal, 48,…

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ADDED ON: 02/28/2020

Lesbian speaks about the heartbreaking process of trying to ‘prove’ sexuality to the government

A lesbian from Zimbabwe has spoken out about how it took five gruelling years to convince the Home Office that she’s gay and should be granted asylum. Angel fled to the UK…

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ADDED ON: 02/27/2020

‘Return the key’: the parents who reject their gay children

Chris Jewell was in tears after a big, intense fight with his boyfriend of five years. So big, the police were called. Highly distressed, he phoned someone with whom his relationship had…

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