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Stonewall joins #GivingTuesday movement

Stonewall has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that encourages people and businesses to give their time, money or voice to a charity of their choice. #GivingTuesday – which takes place today (2 December) – aims to provide a charitable antidote to the pre-Christmas consumer boom, falling directly after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. […]

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World AIDS Day

The 1st December is a day when worldwide, people take a moment to remember the victims of AIDS and wear the red ribbon to show their support to the fight against the illness. Around 100,000 people are currently living with AIDS, many of them in countries where vital life-preserving drugs are not available. The condition […]

‘Gay Bull’ saved from slaughter by Simpsons co-creator

In what must be one of the oddest stories of the year, a gay bull has been saved from the slaughter house by the co-creator of the Simpsons (no, really). The bull, named Benjy, was being fattened for slaughter after a vet declared he was homosexual. The bull was originally bought for breeding purposes, but […]

Rugby great Gareth Thomas marks Anti-Bullying Week (Nov 17-21) with school visit

‘Schools are doing a fantastic job in developing their pupils’ resilience to bullying. I’m there to support their work and ensure that not a single child’s school days are blighted by bullying, as mine were’ Anti-bullying champion Gareth Thomas, the 100-times capped former Wales skipper, now leads Prospero Teaching’s Balls to Bullying campaign. He visits schools nationwide to […]

Latest in the ‘gay cake’ row

A YouGov poll has examined public opinion on the row over a bakery’s refusal to make a pro-gay cake and revealed two-thirds of British adults disagree with the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland’s decision to launch legal action. Asher’s Bakery in Northern Ireland refused to bake a cake which had a pro-gay marriage slogan on […]

Memphis the Musical – More tickets go on sale!

Memphis the Musical has announced that 320,000 tickets are being put on sale as booking extends to 31st October 2015. The additional tickets will be available through the Box Office and all ticket agents from this Friday 7thNovember at 9am. Opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre to public and critical acclaim last month, David Bryan and […]

Join some top names at the annual Collars and Coats Gala Ball

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s annual world-famous Collars & Coats Gala Ball returns for a spectacular night of entertainment and glamour. The fundraiser brings together the biggest names from stage, screen, sport, and fashion to celebrate and support the animal charity’s work caring for lost and abandoned dogs and cats. The star-studded charity ball welcomes […]

Cardinals discuss greater respect for same-sex couples

The Catholic Church has given its most positive statement on homosexuality ever after commenting that it was time to ‘turn respectfully’ to same-sex couples and ‘appreciate the positive values’ the partnerships have. Cardinals have been meeting at the Vatican to discuss family policy and an interim report acknowledges that homosexuals have ‘gifts and qualities’ to […]

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Civil Partnership Conversions start today!

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From Wednesday 10 December 2014 you will be able to convert your civil partnership to marriage, but only if you registered it in England and Wales, or overseas in a consulate or armed forces base (where the civil partnership was registered according to the laws of England and Wales). The full fee for the conversion […]

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Charlie Brooks – Beautiful Thing

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Best known as Eastenders troublemaker Janine Butcher, bringing drama to Albert Square with a medley of cocaine addiction, murder and prostitution, Charlie Brooks is now taking her talent on tour, playing Sandra in the iconic play, Beautiful Thing. The ‘Walford witch’ has finally left the East End, and now you’ll be seeing Charlie Brooks in […]

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Shakespeare in Love

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The critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare in Love will begin rehearsals with a new cast on 8 December, taking over at the Noel Coward Theatre from 12 January 2015. The production, which has one of the biggest ever casts for a play in the West End, has twice extended its run due to popular demand […]

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1 in 5 women not ‘comfortable’ to get car repairs done

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Many women drivers are not able to care for their cars properly because they don’t know how to choose a garage or technician they can trust, research released today reveals. In response, IMI, the professional body for the UK motor industry, is launching a campaign, featuring presenter Suzi Perry, to give them the tools they […]

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Transgender Day of Remembrance – 20th November

The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. […]

‘Don’t be a bystander’ this Anti-Bullying Week

Anti-Bullying Week takes place between 17 and 21 November NoBystanders asks individuals and organisations to help eradicate bullying People urged […]

Could You be a Special Constable?

How would you feel if you could spend a minimum 16 hours a month helping full-time police officers to make […]

DfE tweet causes confusion and debate over LGBT issues in schools

The Department for Education (DfE) have fallen foul of a very modern curse – the misunderstood tweet! The department tweeted […]

Fostering with Oxfordshire County Council

Oxfordshire County Council is looking for adopters and foster carers from the lesbian and gay communities.  We are looking for […]

Birmingham puts LGBTQ identities at the heart of its curriculum

The University of Birmingham is taking steps to ensure that its curriculum is inclusive towards those with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender […]