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 […]

Pre-order the Eurovision digital album now!

Eurovision 2015 album out now While we already know the release date of the physical CD and the DVD for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest, then now you can also pre-order the digital album! The digital album also includes all the 40 competing songs of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest and will be released as […]

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Brave gay teenager post’s Father’s homophobic messages on Facebook

A Canadian gay teenager has received support from around the world after he used social media to name and shame his homophobic father. ‘Tyler’, who is 15 and from Vancover, came out to his father and was shocked to receive homophobic message from him in return. “‘If only you didn’t reject God and His teachings […]

International Women’s Day

Each year around the world, International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. Thousands of events occur not just on this day but throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organisations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women’s groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day. Many groups around the world […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust tops Stonewall’s 2015 list of gay-friendly employers

Stonewall today publishes its Top 100 Employers 2015, showcasing Britain’s best employers for lesbian, gay and bisexual staff. Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust is named as 2015’s top gay-friendly employer; in second place is Tower Hamlets Homes and Lloyds Banking Group is third. On the fifteenth anniversary of the repeal of the ban on lesbian, gay […]

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Armed forces to ask recruits if they are gay

It has been 15 years since LGGT soldiers won the right to serve and for the first time ever, the armed forces are planning to ask new recruits their sexuality. The responses will create valuable information about the prevalence of homosexuality in the armed forces and provide a picture of how diverse the forces are […]

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THE ROYALS – SEASON 1

Available on Digital HD from 28th May and on DVD from 15th June Get to know a royal family like no other this June as the outrageous, excessive and utterly addictive THE ROYALS – SEASON 1 comes to DVD on June 15, 2015 courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Presenting a scandalous look at an alternative […]

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Join the global campaign action!

LGBTI young people are particularly vulnerable to human rights abuses. Violence, exclusion, bullying, are often their daily reality. You can help change this! Join the call to leaders of the world, launched by a large international alliance of Youth organisations. Signing up to this Thunderclap action will only take you a few seconds. Click here: […]

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Jacob and Isobel tell their story

Oxfordshire County Council needs adopters in Oxfordshire to consider all their children – children under 2, older children, siblings and children with complex needs or a disability. This short video will tells you the story of Jacob and Isobel, two children who found parents through Oxfordshire County Council.   To find out more, visit www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/adoption  

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Broken Rainbow relocates to Manchester and launches its first LGBT IDVA Service

  Broken Rainbow is excited to announce that our head office has relocated to Manchester. The North West will be the base for Broken Rainbow’s main office and as well as new outreach programmes, such as the LGBT Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy role. The Broken Rainbow helpline will still be based in London, giving the […]

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UK petition to Debenhams urges: Drop D&G

A 44,000-strong petition was delivered today to Debenhams’s flagship Oxford Street store in central London, asking them to stop stocking […]

Barelesque Anim8te – It honestly doesn’t get hotter than this!

    Since 2011, the Barelesque team have whipped, stripped and painted the town rainbow coloured all for charity and […]

Refuse visas for US ‘gay cure’ preachers & stop the ‘Holy Sexuality Conference’

On 21st April The Seventh Day Adventist Church plans to bring three speakers from the US to London to run […]

Charities condemn Woman’s Hour debate on trans children

Trans Media Watch and Mermaids protest at BBC misrepresentation The charities Trans Media Watch and Mermaids today condemned BBC Radio […]

The World Premiere of Hello Kitty Live

Hello Kitty Live announces UK Tour Sanrio GmbH, Live Nation and Zen Tiger Live in association with WME Entertainment officially […]

Largest Annual LGBT Solidarity Action, International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia, to take place May 17th

The upcoming International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (‘IDAHOT’), on May 17, is an opportunity for activists, community groups, international […]