United Kingdom

LGBTI Rights in United Kingdom


ADDED ON: 01/08/2020

Masculinity is back! The lesbian comics rediscovering their butch side

Sarah Keyworth has, she says, a “weird kind of relationship with masculinity”. She appears confident in her dapper, boyish looks, with her short quiffed hair, but behind that handsome veneer are insecurities.…

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ADDED ON: 01/07/2020

LGBT Muslim charity condemns spike in hate crimes after Birmingham school protests

The LGBT+ education row centred on two Birmingham primary schools and was led mainly by Muslim parents. The disruptive protests began in March 2019 and continued for months until they were finally…

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ADDED ON: 01/05/2020

Same-sex ‘Dancing on Ice’ couple sparks hopes of greater LGBT+ representation

Two men taking to the ice might seem uncontroversial, but as a same-sex couple competing together this week on British reality TV show “Dancing On Ice”, singer Ian Watkins and professional skater…

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ADDED ON: 01/03/2020

Anti-LGBT Christian group threatens legal action over equal marriage in Northern Ireland

Gay weddings are set to begin in the region on Valentine’s Day after Westminster moved to extend equal marriage to the region in the absence of a devolved parliament. However, the London-based…

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ADDED ON: 12/30/2019

Transgender man gives birth after getting pregnant with female sperm donor

Reuben Sharpe, 39, transitioned to male 12 years ago but decided he still wanted to become a parent. Six years ago he stopped taking hormones in the hope of the dream coming…

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ADDED ON: 12/22/2019

J.K. Rowling backs sacked worker in transgender speech case

J.K. Rowling on Thursday backed a British woman who lost her job for tweeting that people cannot alter their biological sex after she lost a legal case against her employer. Maya Forstater…

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ADDED ON: 12/17/2019

Tory politician makes history as the first openly gay Muslim MP to be elected in the world

Imran Ahmad-Khan made history when he was elected as MP for Wakefield in Yorkshire on Friday, having beaten the incumbent MP by 3,358 votes. His election marks the first time that the…

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ADDED ON: 12/14/2019

Gay Afghans Facing Deportation From UK Told ‘Pretend To Be Straight’

Gay Afghans facing deportation from UK told ‘pretend to be straight’ Gay Afghans being deported to their home country where homosexuality is illegal are being told to pretend to be straight, in…

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ADDED ON: 12/11/2019

First-ever Pride held on tiny remote island of South Georgia between South America and Antarctica

Around 20 people – essentially the island’s entire population – attended South Georgia’s first Pride last month. (Katharine Ganly) On a remote sliver thousands of miles away from South America and Antartica…

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ADDED ON: 12/10/2019

Nicola Sturgeon vows to use SNP influence in hung parliament to champion ‘world-leading’ LGBT reforms

The Scottish National Party (SNP) is pledging to lead the world in LGBT+ rights reforms as it releases its LGBTI Equality manifesto. The SNP is the only major party to release a…

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ADDED ON: 12/09/2019

UK‘s first LGBT retirement community set to open in Manchester

The northern British city of Manchester has announced it is to open the country‘s first retirement community for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. There are more than 7,000 LGBT people…

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ADDED ON: 11/29/2019

Teenagers admit homophobic London bus attack on two women

Three teenage boys pleaded guilty on Thursday to public order offences over a homophobic attack on two women on a London bus in which one of the victims said the attackers had…

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