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 […]

Hidden ‘scandal’ of LGB and T hate crime exposed

Fear of how they will be treated is leading to thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGB and T) not reporting hate crimes. As a result perpetrators are evading justice, a new report published today reveals. Evidence nationally suggests around 35,000 cases of hate crime committed against people because of their sexual orientation […]

Tel Aviv’s Largest Ever Pride Festival Attracted a Record 180,000 Participants

  ‘Tel Aviv Loves all Genders’ The biggest-ever Tel Aviv Pride Festival took place over the last week with the participation of over 180,000 people from Israel and abroad. The parade, held under the theme “Tel Aviv Loves All Genders” marks the City?s commitment of support to the Transgender community, and was launched by the […]

New police vehicle underlines commitment to increase reporting of hate crime

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) and Hampshire Constabulary are working closely with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGB & T) communities to reinforce trust in policing. A police Ford Focus carrying the existing artwork of Hampshire Constabulary’s established Lesbian and Gay Liaison Officers (LAGLO) was unveiled at the force’s Families […]

Gay Pirates…who knew!

They were the feared and violent criminals of the sea. The loss of a leg or an eye could not stop them from boarding your ship and taking everything. And if you crossed them, they would think nothing of making you ‘walk the plank’. Yet pirates were actually trailblazers with laws that where centuries ahead […]

First Irish Gay Marriages by autumn

Ireland has voted overwhelmingly in favour of same-sex marriage and already, there is talk of the first unions taking place by the Autumn. Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has said she is working to implement same-sex marriages as soon as possible. The standard notification period in Ireland is three months. This means that hopefully, the first […]

EU Court: Permanent exclusion homosexual and bisexual men from blood donation may be justified

Yesterday, the EU Court of Justice (EUCJ) ruled that permanently banning men who have had sex with men (MSM) from blood donation, may be justified, depending on the situation in the country. The case got to the EU Court after Mr Léger, a French national, was refused blood donation on grounds of his sexual relations […]

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New patron for the Pink Triangle Trust

The UK LGBT Humanist charity the Pink Triangle Trust (PTT) is delighted to welcome a new patron, Sophie in’t Veldt MEP. Sophie In ‘t Veld has been a Member of the European Parliament for D66, the Dutch social-liberal party, since 2004. Currently, she is the Vice-Chair of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe […]

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North Wales Pride attracts a wealth of talent

North Wales Pride is returning 24th-26th July 2015! The event will be held at Hendre Hall with camping during the weekend festival. Early bird tickets now available at £10. Last year the event was even bigger and better than before. Even more people turned out throughout the weekend with more than 500 in attendance. Organisers are […]

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Teens hanged in Iran remembered by Peter Tatchell Foundation & Out and Proud Diamond Group at London vigil

Peter Tatchell Foundation & Out and Proud Diamond Group hold London vigil for teens hanged in Iran

To mark the tenth anniversary of Iran’s hanging of two teenagers, Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhoni, the Peter Tatchell Foundation and the African LGBTI Out and Proud Diamond Group held a memorial vigil in London on 19 July to remember the two youths who were publicly hanged by agonising slow strangulation in the city of […]

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Bournemouth Borough Council in Education Equality Index Top 10

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Stonewall have announced the winners of its 2015 Education Equality Index. And Bournemouth Borough Council have once again been placed in the top 10. Bournemouth Borough Council has developed specific guidance on tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic language in schools called Stop and Think –Words Can Hurt. An anti-bullying pamphlet for young people was also […]

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Rhondda Cynon Taf Council gives homophobia the boot

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is fully committed to ending homophobia and promoting the benefits of an inclusive workplace. It was […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is proud to be at Pride Cymru

Following a successful attendance at Pride Cymru last year, where a large number of Rhondda Cynon Taf residents were consulted […]

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 […]

Loads of fun at Essex Pride

Essex Pride is an annual celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) life in Essex and beyond. Essex Pride 2015 is happening […]

Bourne Free marks its 11th year

Bournemouth’s big celebration of LGBT life in Dorset returns this year, bigger and better than ever on Saturday 11th July […]

Heather Small to perform at Bristol Pride

Taking place on Saturday 11 July, Pride Day will feature a bustling local food and market zone, onsite bars, community […]