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Appeal denies CPs to heterosexual couples

An appeal has ruled that civil partnerships will not be extended to heterosexual couples. The ruling was after an appeal of a previous court case which sought to extend the right of civil partnerships beyond same-sex couples. However, the court once again rules there was no need to extend the reach of civil partnerships. He […]

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Tony Fenwick Receives an MBE

Tony Fenwick Receives an MBE in the New Year Honours

Tony Fenwick, CEO of Schools OUT UK, the founders of LGBT History Month, has been awarded an MBE at the request of the DfE for services to equality in education. Tony said, “I am delighted and honoured to receive an MBE but I regard it as an award for all of us at Schools OUT […]

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“Embracing the freaks”

The current UK tour of Rocky Horror comes to New Theatre Oxford 13th-31st December.

Sam Bennett sits down with Charlie Condou at the Randolph Hotel, the venue for the Rocky Horror Show Oxford launch, to discuss same sex families, Coronation Street, and feeling different… “There wasn’t anything for same sex families events wise,” Charlie Condou says of life before he set up Out with the Family, an initiative described […]

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New website to celebrate 2nd Anniversary of the UK’s first same sex marriage

Just after midnight on 29th March 2014, the first same sex marriage took place in the UK. Seen as one of the biggest turning points for LGBT rights, Clicky Media, on behalf of prestigious wedding venue provider, The Tabor Group, has created a microsite, www.loveequals.co.uk to mark the second year anniversary, officially launching on 29th […]

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The Moor Park Estate – The Perfect Setting For Your Perfect Day

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Set in leafy Hertfordshire, near the picturesque village of Rickmansworth, the Moor Park Estate is situated close to the boarders of both Middlesex and Buckinghamshire.   Settled within 250 beautiful acres of Capability Brown landscaped gardens, the Mansion is decorated and maintained to the highest standard.  In its past, Moor Park Mansion has housed Archbishops, Queens […]

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The Montagu Arms Hotel

Set in the heart of the New Forest, Hampshire in the picturesque village of Beaulieu, The Montagu Arms is a vintage wedding venue that offers an exquisite setting throughout the year. Available for exclusive use, the hotel provides an intimate setting where romance and history entwine. Our attentive staff are perfectly suited to ensure your […]

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Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa

Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa is a four star luxury Victorian house situated in the heart of the beautiful New Forest. Set in the charming village of Brockenhurst, Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa offers a delightful blend of traditional English charm and character with contemporary elegance. At Careys Manor we understand that your wedding day […]

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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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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender couples urged to research honeymoon destinations

New research suggests fewer than half of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB&T) couples research whether a destination is LGB&T-friendly before travelling overseas   The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) is encouraging LGB&T couples going on honeymoons overseas to choose their destination with care after new research suggested that less than half (46%) of LGB&T […]

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Sparsholt Weddings

The venue of choice for partnership ceremonies. Sparsholt has 450 private acres and a lovely venue. Exclusive use with only one ceremony per day taking place. Caring and professional staff ensure the perfect day at this very special venue. For full details of staging your own partnership ceremony, call for a free consultation on 01962 […]

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Review: The Dragprov Revue

The Dragprov Revue – a title born out of the marrying together of drag and improv. But in the case […]

Mi Flamenco Presents: Incognito

Exciting, moving flamenco dance, powerful song, virtuoso guitar and cello – with lots of charm, imagination and theatre thrown in […]

Getting Life Back Up: An Interview with Elton Justice

Scotland-born Elton Justice spent three years of his life living in a country of the Far East (having previously lived […]

“Different, New, and Quite Dangerous”: An Interview with Jo Noble

Last year Jo Noble directed Oxford Playhouse’s 17|25 Young Company in Jane Eyre, which “got really good reviews”, she recalls. […]

LGBT Adoption and Fostering: “It Is Just Happening”

Ahead of LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week (5-11 March) we talk to the New Family Social’s James Lawrence – himself […]

A Shift Towards Equality: An Interview with Zoe Broughton

Sam Bennett Over 20 years ago, Oxford video journalist Zoe Broughton and Jamie Hartzell made a film about a group […]