United Kingdom

LGBTI Rights in United Kingdom


ADDED ON: 04/29/2022

Ship stewards make history with same-sex marriage in Antarctica

Two research ship crew members, Eric Bourne and Stephen Carpenter made history on Sunday 24 April as the first same-sex couple to get married in icy Antarctica. Same-sex marriage has been legal…

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ADDED ON: 04/27/2022

Life in Scotland is getting worse, say young LGBT+ people.

Life for LGBT+ young people in Scotland is “worse now than it has been for a long time”, according to a report that highlights growing concerns about homophobia in public spaces, bullying…

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ADDED ON: 04/27/2022

Torture won’t fix me’ Protestors gather in Cardiff against transgender conversion therapy.

Protestors gathered in the centre of Cardiff to oppose conversion therapy for transgender people all over the UK. Organised by south Wales based group, Trans Aid Cymru, the demonstrators said they were…

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ADDED ON: 04/11/2022

Boris Johnson’s LGBTQ rights advisor criticizes advocacy groups over conference cancellation

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s advisor on LGBTQ issues on Sunday issued a lengthy statement in response to the boycott of the government’s Safe to Be Me Conference that prompted its cancellation. Nick…

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ADDED ON: 04/10/2022

Leo Varadkar warns Ireland can’t take LGBT+ progress ‘for granted’ as Britain backslides

Deputy prime minister Leo Varadkar has warned Ireland to not take LGBT+ progress “for granted” as Britain back peddles under Boris Johnson. Tánaiste Varadkar told the national independent radio station Newstalk that…

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ADDED ON: 04/08/2022

By cancelling its LGBT conference, the government shows its lack of concern for our rights

This week, the government cancelled its first global LGBTQ+ conference which was meant to further equality and help tackle pressing issues like violence and hate. It did this after more than 150…

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ADDED ON: 04/06/2022

LGBTQ+ conference cancelled over conversion practices furore.

The government’s flagship LGBTQ+ conference has been cancelled after falling into disarray, with more organisations pulling out and a key government adviser quitting after accusing ministers of waging a “woke war”. Iain…

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ADDED ON: 04/05/2022

Groups pull out of landmark LGBT conference over conversion therapy ban change.

At least one hundred organisations have pulled out of a landmark LGBT Government conference planned for this year following the “unacceptable” exclusion of transgender people from plans to ban conversion therapy. More…

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ADDED ON: 04/03/2022

How Liverpool became the first UK city to recognise its ‘gay quarter’

Liverpool's 'Gay Quarter' is a prime destination for not only the LGBTQ+ community but for tourists from all over the world and it's easy to see why. Week in and week out,…

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ADDED ON: 04/01/2022

Conversion therapy: Ban to go ahead but not cover trans people

The government now says it will ban so-called conversion therapy for gay or bisexual people in England and Wales - but not for transgender people. It comes hours after it had said…

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ADDED ON: 04/01/2022

Qatari official says rainbow flags may be confiscated to “protect” World Cup fans

Fans at the World Cup in Qatar may have rainbow flags confiscated by security in order to “protect” them against perceptions they are “insulting” the society, a senior official has claimed. Last…

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ADDED ON: 04/01/2022

One in three LGBT+ Brits abused by their family, disturbing report finds

One in three LGBT+ people in Britain have been abused by their relatives, a study by Galop has found. The LGBT+ anti-abuse charity found that of the 5,000 people surveyed, nearly one-third…

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