Oxfordshire Art Weeks

Around 1000 artists and designer-makers across the county of Oxfordshire welcome you this spring for Oxfordshire Artweeks, the longest-running and biggest ‘open studios’ event in the UK with painters and photographers, potters and sculptors, silversmiths and textile artists throwing open their doors to delight, amaze and inspire you from 3rd-26th May. People travel from far and […]

Disney pulls sponsorship to Scouts

The Walt Disney Company has announced it will cut its funding to the Boy Scouts of America in 2015 due to its homophobic policy. The organisation currently banns gay and lesbian parents and adults from becoming scout leaders as it wishes to ‘protect its members from paedophilia’, as one source states. Others say the organisation […]

LGBTs in Uganda prepare for the worse

LGBTs in Uganda are bracing themselves for arrest and harassment after the country’s president Yoweri Museveni signed stricter anti-gay laws into power on Monday. The new bill is officially named the Anti-Homosexual Bill and strengthens the current punishments for the ‘crime’ of homosexuality. LGBTs now risk life imprisonment if they are convicted. There is also […]

Call for Commonwealth gay rights

Tuesday 14th February is set to be a day of demos for those calling on all Common Wealth countries to embrace gay rights. A mass kiss-in will take place in Trafalgar Square before a Valentine’s Day card will be delivered to the Queen at her home (Buckingham Palace).  At the moment, 41 Commonwealth countries have […]

BrewDog creates first ever protest beer

Hello My Name is Vladimir mocks Putin’s discriminatory legislation ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi Scottish craft brewery, BrewDog has today launched Hello My Name is Vladimir, a craft beer apparently ‘not for gays’ that carries an image of the Russian premier wearing make up on the label. The ale is the world’s first […]

Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January each year. It’s a time for us to pause to remember the millions of people who have been murdered or whose lives have been changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur. On HMD we ask you […]

Canadian Minister calls for gay rights across the commonwealth

The Foreign Affairs Minister for Canada, John Baird, spoke strongly last night about the need to unify the Commonwealth’s core values when it comes to LGBT issues. Speaking to an audience in London, Baird said that Canada would not stand by its Commonwealth cousins who still criminalise homosexual acts and limit personal freedom. “Dozens of […]

UKIP Councillor invents new metrological science

A UKIP councilor has solved the riddle of what caused the latest floods in the UK. While many believe it was a shift in the normal location of the Gulf Stream which is also thought to have caused the cold weather in America, David Silvester has pointed out that it was actually an act of […]

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Force Control Room Controllers (Scale 4 bar 5 bar 6 or Police Constable)

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Surrogacy: 10 things you should know

By Claire Wood, Lawyer, Kingsley Napley LLP Same-sex marriage may now be legal, but surrogacy remains a legal minefield in […]

Same-sex marriage now legal as first couples wed

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The first same-sex weddings have taken place after gay marriage became legal in England and Wales at midnight. Politicians from […]

Same-sex couple marriage act inspires launch of The Gay Wedding Guide

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With the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act coming into place on the 29th March 2014, same sex couples in England […]

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  Never before in history have lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people enjoyed more in the way of legal rights […]

ROSIE WILBY: NINETIES WOMAN

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Twenty years on – in a brand new show, award winning comedian and storyteller Rosie Wilby traces her former colleagues […]

First same-sex marriage registrations start

Registration has opened for the first same-sex marriages.  Weddings can’t take place until the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 […]