Polish President vetoes gender recognition bill

  Last Friday, Polish President Andrzej Duda, vetoed the Gender Accordance Act. The bill was hailed as the country’s first gender recognition legislation in history. It would have foreseen that gender recognition could proceed to any unmarried Polish citizen, who had received two independent expert opinions. This would have brought the gender recognition procedures in […]

Victory for community as UK’s oldest LGBTQ pub becomes a listed building

  LGBTQ pub, today became a listed building! The RVT is the first building in the country listed for its significance to LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) heritage. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport confirmed the designation on the advice of Historic England (formerly English Heritage). The news is a victory for […]

Study suggests ‘gaydar’ doesn’t exist

  A new study has not only suggested that ‘gaydar’ doesn’t exist, it has also said it could be harmful for the LGBT community. The study was carried out by researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and published in the Journal of Sex Research. It suggests you can’t ‘just tell’ somebody is gay by looking […]

FTSE 100 annual reports reveal lack of commitment to LGBT diversity

: A literature review  of all of the FTSE 100’s 2014 Annual Reports reveals that the UK’s largest listed companies are failing to effectively communicate their engagement with the issue of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) inclusion, most comprehensively overlooking transgender staff. While 99% of the annual reports refer to diversity as a whole, […]

An Audience with Gareth Thomas

Friday 11 Sep 2015 – Doors 7pm. £10 including booking fee. U18’s £10. One of the most successful and well-respected Welsh rugby players shares his life experiences and moving, personal journey of his identity struggle, amidst sporting triumph, through to his work as a gay rights activist and icon with local sports media celeb, Paul […]

Teenager dies following Jerusalem Pride stabbings

One of the six victims of last week’s stabbings at Jerusalem Pride has died from her injuries. Shira Banki was just 16 and sustained the most serious injuries in an attack by Yishai Schlissel. Hours after Shira died, a vigil was held near the place where she was stabbed. Hundreds of people attended including some […]

Scouts announce end to gay leader ban

The Boy Scouts of America have declared a partial change in policy on the controversial gay leader ban. The decision comes after Defense Secretary Robert Gates called on the organisation’s president to ‘reflect’ upon the ban. The National Executive Committee last month approved the lifting of the ban and the board has passed the final […]

Sir Ian McKellen and Paul O’Grady back RVT Future’s campaign to make the Royal Vauxhall Tavern a listed building

Yesterday, New York’s Stonewall Inn was awarded Landmark Status in recognition of its role in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) history. Today, as Pride weekend approaches, Sir Ian McKellen and Paul O’Grady give their support to a community campaign to make the Royal Vauxhall Tavern – believed to be the UK’s oldest LGBTQ […]

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Kirsty Logan wins the Polari First Book Prize 2015 for The Rental Heart

Glasgow-based author Kirsty Logan has been awarded the Polari First Book Prize 2015 for her critically acclaimed debut short story collection, The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales. Now in its fifth year, the Polari First Book Prize celebrates the very best debut books that explore the LGBT experience, whether through poetry, prose, fiction or non-fiction. […]

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Battersea’s eagerly awaited Collars & Coats Gala Ball returns


Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s annual world-famous Collars & Coats Gala Ball, proudly supported by Henry Wiltshire International, returns with a bang for a seventh year on Thursday 12 November 2015. Taking place at Evolution, an exclusive venue set in the grounds of Battersea Park, this spectacular night of entertainment and glamour brings together the biggest […]

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Whose Pride is it?

  A public meeting Wednesday 23 September, 6.30-8.00pm Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS (tube: Tottenham Court Road or Holborn) Speakers include: Maria Exall (TUC LGBT Committee) Peter Tatchell (human rights campaigner) Nicola Field (Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners) David Sharkey (SERTUC LGBT Network) Phyll Opoku-Gyimah (UK Black Pride) Does Pride London […]

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Want to make a difference in your community?

Why not become a Special Constable Bedfordshire Police has ambitions to double the size of its Special Constabulary by spring 2017, so we are looking for special and unique people to join our team of volunteers. Working alongside full-time police officers and Police Community Support Officers on the front line, you will be given full […]

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‘Im Proud to be Straight’

August brings Pride to the capital of Wales, with the people of Cardiff and beyond spending the day listening to […]

Reading overcome with over 14,000 attendees at READING PRIDES 12th Year event!

Hundreds marched the parade that started place at Station Hill the flag-bearing procession began its colourful and vibrant march which […]

The countdown has begun for Pride Cymru!

This year Pride Cymru has an impressive line-up of live main stage acts, special guests and plenty homegrown talent. The variety […]

Cornwall Pride ’15

Cornwall Pride is fast approaching and while it has been a difficult year for raising funds, the Committee has been […]

Support our entry for the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2016

Hampshire Constabulary is running its biggest survey ever about hate crime, domestic violence and sexual assault in the LGB&T community. […]

The Supreme Fabulettes to appear at Herts Pride

The Supreme Fabulettes will be headlining this year’s Herts Pride event for 2015 in Cassiobury Park, Watford on 22nd August. […]