Appeal denies CPs to heterosexual couples

An appeal has ruled that civil partnerships will not be extended to heterosexual couples. The ruling was after an appeal of a previous court case which sought to extend the right of civil partnerships beyond same-sex couples. However, the court once again rules there was no need to extend the reach of civil partnerships. He […]

Royal Vauxhall Tavern granted sui generis status

Following a huge effort from RVT Future and the wider LGBTQ+ community last summer – including the submission of 600+ representations, over 1,000 pages of emails, and around 2,000 file attachments – Lambeth Council have now granted Sui Generis classification to the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. This planning classification enshrines the Tavern’s unique usage as we […]

Rainbow flags raised across the UK

Rainbow flags have appeared all over the UK to herald the start of LGBT History Month. Colleges across Oxford and Cambridge University, the Welsh National Assembly and the Guildhall in Bath are just a few of the notable buildings that have hoisted the rainbow flag to show their support. With the initiative going from strength […]

Lloyds named best employer for LGBT+

Lloyds Banking Group has been named the most inclusive employer in Britain by lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) charity Stonewall in its Top 100 Employers list for 2017. The banking firm, which came second in the 2016 list, launched a new colleague volunteering programme, forming official partnerships with LGBT charities. This includes trans youth […]

George Michael dies at home in Oxfordshire

Fans and the LGBT community are united in their grief over the death of openly gay pop singer George Michael, who was found dead in his home in Goring-on-Thames in Oxfordshire. His manager Michael Lippman said that heart failure was to blame. It is thought he died peacefully in his sleep at some point on […]

Lady Gaga visits young homeless LGBT people at the Albert Kennedy Trust

Global pop superstar Lady Gaga visited the offices of The Albert Kennedy Trust in London and spoke with a number of young lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people, throwing a spotlight on LGBT youth homelessness, and urging people to donate. The surprise visit, which was arranged through The Elton John AIDS Foundation, saw Gaga […]

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South Australia passes historic Relationships Register Bill

A Bill introduced in September by Katrine Hildyard MP has been approved by the South Australia Council and offers many of the rights to same-sex couples that were previously only available to heterosexual married couples. The Bill also legally recognises same-sex marriages that took place overseas. Katrine raised the bill in response to the tragic […]

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World AIDS Day – Don’t forget your ribbon on 1st December

World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, held for the first time in […]

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Review: Wonderland at New Theatre Oxford

Wonderland is at New Theatre Oxford until 25th February.

Sam Bennett In Frank Wildhorn’s Wonderland, Alice (Rachael Wooding) lives in “the real world”. She’s 40 and her husband has left her. We watch as she discovers her car has been stolen and then we witness her being fired from her job. Cue her return to Wonderland, this time following her daughter, Ellie (Naomi Morris), […]

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Merthyr’s First LGBT+ Club Night

To celebrate LGBT+ history month, Hope Not Hate and Visible Merthyr are organising a unique historical moment in Merthyr’s history – the Welsh town’s first LGBT+ club night. The team are still putting a call out to performers, such as DJs (soul, disco and funk), musicians, artists, drag performers, film makers (there is space to project […]

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Interim Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton takes charge

Interim Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton takes charge

London’s new interim Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton took up her post from 1st January, becoming the first woman appointed to the role in London Fire Brigade’s 151 year history. Commissioner Cotton, who was previously the Brigade’s Director of Safety and Assurance, took over from Ron Dobson who left the Brigade at the end of 2016 […]

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Tony Fenwick Receives an MBE

Tony Fenwick Receives an MBE in the New Year Honours

Tony Fenwick, CEO of Schools OUT UK, the founders of LGBT History Month, has been awarded an MBE at the request of the DfE for services to equality in education. Tony said, “I am delighted and honoured to receive an MBE but I regard it as an award for all of us at Schools OUT […]

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School’s Out issue statement on Julie Bindel appearance

Schools OUT UK wishes to make a statement concerning the proposed appearance of Julie Bindel at The Working Class Movement […]

Dyfed-Powys Police introduce LGBT Liaison Officers

Dyfed-Powys Police introduce LGBT Liaison Officers, in a move that recognises that LGBT needs are far wider than Hate Crime. […]

Native American nation introduces same-sex marriage

When same-sex marriage was introduced across all 50 states last year, there was an exception for Native American nations who […]

The Rocky Horror Show: Fyne meets Riff Raff

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Kristian Lavercombe portrays Riff Raff in the current tour of the Rocky Horror Show, playing in Oxford from 13th-17th & […]

Adoptions by same-sex couples in England now nearly 1 in 10

New figures published today by the Department for Education show adoptions by same-sex couples accounted for 9.6 per cent of all […]

Warwick rowers strip for equality

The multiple award-winning and globally acclaimed Warwick Rowers announce the official launch of their 2017 calendar with the release of a […]