United Kingdom

LGBTI Rights in United Kingdom


ADDED ON: 09/21/2018

UKIP Vows to Gut LGBT Rights in Extreme New Manifesto

LGBT+ activists were described as child abusers at the pro-Brexit UK Independence Party’s conference on Friday, as it launched a new manifesto that takes drastic new anti-LGBT stances. UKIP faced a mass…

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ADDED ON: 09/20/2018

Northern Ireland DUP Councillor Backs LGBTI Rainbow Town Hall, Defying Party Line

A Democratic Unionist Party councilor voted to light up a town hall in Northern Ireland in rainbow colors to mark Pride days. Tom Smith, who represents Donaghadee and Bangor East, voted in favor of…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2018

Novichok Suspects: Gay Or Not Gay? That Is Russian State Media’s Question

“Living together is merrier and easier, it’s normal,” explained Ruslan Boshirov as he appeared to defend himself against the suggestion that he and fellow Novichok-poisoning suspect Aleksandr Petrov had slept in the…

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ADDED ON: 09/14/2018

Dua Lipa ‘proud’ of Fans Ejected from Concert for Waving LGBT Flags

The pop singer Dua Lipa has praised her fans’ bravery after some audience members at her concert in Shanghai were forcefully removed for dancing in their seats and apparently waving flags in support of…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2018

LGBTI Kenyans Hope for Court Win After India Scraps ‘gay sex’ Ban

A battle in Kenya’s courts to throw out a British colonial-era law criminalizing gay sex has been reinvigorated after India scrapped similar legislation in a landmark ruling last week, LGBT rights campaigners…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2018

The Homophobic Legacy of the British Empire

A wave of joy and relief swept through India's LGBTI community last week following a landmark decision by the country's Supreme Court to legalize consensual gay sex. The announcement that Section 377,…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2018

British LGBTI Domestic Abuse Victims Twice as Likely to Attempt Suicide

British LGBTI victims of domestic abuse are almost twice as likely to have attempted suicide as their heterosexual counterparts, a major survey published on Tuesday revealed. Gay and transgender people attacked by…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2018

Hundreds Sign Controversial Petition to Ban Inverness Gay Pride March Branding it ‘shameful and deeply offensive’

HUNDREDS of people have signed a petition to stop a parade celebrating gay culture in Inverness, describing it as ‘unsavoury and deeply offensive’. The controversial petition has gathered over 700 signatures to…

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ADDED ON: 09/09/2018

Muslim Council Asks Government to Stop Evangelical Preacher With Links to Trump Visiting UK

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has called on the Home Office to stop an evangelical preacher from the US coming to the UK. Franklin Graham, the son of the evangelist Billy Graham, is linked to Donald…

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ADDED ON: 09/03/2018

Plaque for ‘first Modern Lesbian’ to Be Reworded after Complaints

A blue plaque celebrating a woman described as “the first modern lesbian” is to be changed after complaints that it “erased” her sexuality. The tribute to 19th-century diarist Anne Lister described her as “gender-nonconforming”, but…

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ADDED ON: 09/01/2018

Half of British Teenagers Struggling with Sexuality Have Self-harmed – Report

Almost half of British teenagers who are LGBT or questioning their sexuality have self-harmed, according to a study released on Wednesday that found they have significantly lower life satisfaction than their peers.…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2018

We Cannot Forget Jamel Myles’ Name – His Death Must Move Us All To Work Harder For LGBTI Equality

Last Thursday Jamel Myles took his own life in his family home in Colorado. He was nine-years-old. It had only been four days since he started in the fourth grade. Over the summer…

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