United Kingdom

LGBTI Rights in United Kingdom


ADDED ON: 12/19/2018

Lesbian magazines unite to issue statement of support for trans women

Six leading publications aimed at lesbian and bisexual women have issued a joint statement in support of trans people. Representatives of DIVA, Curve, Autostraddle, LOTL, Tagg and Lez Spread The Word signed the statement. They…

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ADDED ON: 12/15/2018

UK: Questions about sexuality and gender identity will be included in 2021 census

The ONS is recommending that the national census includes questions about sexual orientation and gender identity for those aged 16 and above. The next census, which will be taken in 2021, intends…

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ADDED ON: 12/13/2018

Study Finds High Levels of Depression Among LGB Teenagers

Young lesbian, gay and bisexual people start becoming depressed and self-harming from the age of 10 because they feel different from their heterosexual peers, research has found. LGB 16- to 21-year-olds are…

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ADDED ON: 12/12/2018

Church of England Approves Transgender Clergy Guidance for Welcoming Trans Christians

The Church of England issued guidance to clergy on how to be "creative and sensitive" as they welcome transgender people into the faith. The church's House of Bishops approved the pastoral guidance document…

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ADDED ON: 12/11/2018

Argentina, UK to co-chair LGBT rights organisation for two years

Argentina and the United Kingdom have been chosen Monday to co-chair the Equal Rights Coalition for two years starting next June, to succeed Chile and Canada at the helm of the first-ever…

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ADDED ON: 12/10/2018

Church of England bishops to start inquiry into so-called ‘gay cure’ therapies

Senior Church of England bishops will start an inquiry into 'gay cure' therapies. Bishops will take evidence from people who have gone through the so-called 'treatments' to turn people from gay to…

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ADDED ON: 12/06/2018

Presidential Candidate, Oby Ezekwesili Promises Equal Treatment Of The LGBTI Community

The 2019 presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Obiageli Ezekwesili, has taken a stance on issues concerning the LGBT community in Nigeria.  She said, yesterday, during an interactive session in the…

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ADDED ON: 12/03/2018

Rejected by my family, raped – but proud to be gay’

Seyeda has been rejected by her family, abused and raped because she is gay - but is determined to be out and proud. The 42-year-old from Pakistan believes she would have been…

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ADDED ON: 12/03/2018

Agony of Orthodox Jews caught between two worlds

A childhood friendship between two women deepens into first love, passionate and consuming. But in a north London Orthodox Jewish community, it is illicit, an abomination, against the strict codes that govern their…

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ADDED ON: 11/30/2018

Gay rugby player facing deportation allowed to leave holding centre

A gay rugby player who is facing deportation to Kenya, where he says he will be persecuted because of his sexuality, has been granted bail allowing him to leave the immigration centre where…

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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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