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UK leads the way on asylum rights

Since 2010 the UK has been ahead of the game in terms of providing a safe haven for lesbian, gay and transgender people fleeing persecution in one of the 80 countries throughout the world where homosexuality remains illegal.  The UK made the headlines with the Case of HJ from Iran and HT from Cameroon v […]

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New EU asylum rules will better protect LGBT people

The European Parliament has adopted a new version of the European Union law on asylum procedures. The text contains notable improvements for LGBT asylum-seekers. The new Directive now foresees that some asylum-seekers “may be in need of special procedural guarantees due […] to their age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity […]“. When receiving an asylum application, Member […]

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 – Don’t Stand By

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day. Don’t stand by is the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2016. The Holocaust and subsequent genocides […]

MI5 Security Service at the top of Workplace Equality Index 2016

  MI5 has been named as the UK’s most gay friendly employer in the UK after coming top of the […]

Charity welcomes media comments in Parliamentary Report but criticises IPSO

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Trans Media Watch today welcomed the recommendations on media and online services in the report from the Parliamentary Inquiry into […]

Bowie dies, aged 69

Legendary singer and gay icon David Bowie has died at the age of 69, his son Duncan has confirmed. His […]

Clinton speaks out against conversion therapy

  Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has expressed her support for a ban on so-called ‘conversion therapy’ on social media. The […]

Telegraph political journo streaks down Westminster for Terrence Higgins Trust

Following his pre-election 2015 Twitter boast that if UKIP achieved more than 6 per cent of the national vote he […]