United Kingdom

LGBTI Rights in United Kingdom


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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ADDED ON: 03/30/2022

U.K. to host global LGBTQ rights conference.

The U.K. this summer will host a global LGBTQ rights conference that will coincide with London Pride’s 50th anniversary. The Safe to Be Me Conference will take place in London from June…

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ADDED ON: 03/27/2022

We will not back down from bullies! Look who’s on the side of Trans folks

What a week it’s been. But whenever I think, this is so hard, dealing with a death threat, hatemongers and malcontents, I remember there are many who have it worse than me.…

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ADDED ON: 03/21/2022

Baroness Nicholson forced to back down on banning trans people from hospital wards

In the early hours of the morning on Thursday (17 March), Baroness Nicholson proposed an amendment to the controversial Health and Care Bill, which aims to reorganise the NHS to make it more…

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ADDED ON: 03/20/2022

Meet the asylum seeker who chairs Carlisle City of Sanctuary group

MINA Banisaeid is an asylum seeker who has not only changed her own life, but is helping to improve the lives of others around her. She is keen to stress that she…

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ADDED ON: 03/02/2022

Majority of Anglicans back same-sex marriage despite Church of England’s archaic stance Majority of Anglicans back same-sex marriage despite Church of England’s archaic stance.

A majority of English Anglicans now back same-sex marriage, despite the Church of England’s refusal to perform or bless them. The Church of England does not perform same-sex marriages and refuses to…

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ADDED ON: 02/26/2022

The UK’s First LGBTQ+ Museum

For Joseph Galliano, Director of UK charity Queer Britain, museums signal what stories and communities we value. A new museum in London, dedicated to Britain’s LGBTQ+ history, will open in Spring 2022…

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ADDED ON: 02/20/2022

Freestyle skiing-Kenworthy urges IOC to consider host’s human rights stance

Freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy, an advocate for LGBT+ rights, said on Saturday the International Olympic Committee (IOC) should take a host nation's stance on human rights issues into consideration when awarding the…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2022

‘Nuns quivered at the naughty bits!’ The story of trailblazing gay pop song Kay, Why?

For LGBTQ+ people, and especially for gay men, the summer of 1967 offered much promise. The Sexual Offences Act had just been passed, meaning that homosexuality – at least, homosexual acts in…

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ADDED ON: 02/16/2022

LGBTI Asylum Seekers Suffer Double Discrimination in Europe

Members of the LGBTI community which are looking for asylum in different countries of Europe are facing some difficulties, including double discrimination even in countries that rank high for positive LGBT legislative…

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ADDED ON: 02/12/2022

Isle of Man to pardon men convicted for homosexual acts

Men who have been convicted for homosexual acts on the Isle of Man will be automatically pardoned later this year in what campaigners said was a long overdue and necessary change in…

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ADDED ON: 02/12/2022

LGBT organisations ask UN to revoke status of British rights watchdog

A group of 20 LGBT organisations have asked the UN to revoke the status of Britain’s Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). A 19-page submission to the UN – which the groups…

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