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Fostering with Oxfordshire County Council

Oxfordshire County Council is looking for adopters and foster carers from the lesbian and gay communities.  We are looking for people who are committed to transforming the lives of children by sharing their lives and homes. We asked Tom and James to tell us their story about adopting Harry. Tom said “Being an adoptive parent […]

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Join some top names at the annual Collars and Coats Gala Ball

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s annual world-famous Collars & Coats Gala Ball returns for a spectacular night of entertainment and glamour. The fundraiser brings together the biggest names from stage, screen, sport, and fashion to celebrate and support the animal charity’s work caring for lost and abandoned dogs and cats. The star-studded charity ball welcomes […]

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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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Royal Navy Jobs

  Royal Navy Chef Sector Accountancy, Domestic, IT, Public Sector   Job Type Permanent   Location Various   Benefits excellent pension scheme, six weeks’ paid holiday a year and free medical and dental care   Salary £14,000 to £48,000 Per Annum   Job Summary In the RN, no two days are the same. You could […]

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AKT Turns 25, but still so much to do

 7th July marked the 25th anniversary of the UK’s Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) youth homelessness charity, The Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT), and was celebrated with a Reception at Manchester Town Hall hosted by Lord Mayor of the City of Manchester, Councilor Susan Cooley. Born in Manchester out of the LGBT activism of the […]

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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 institutions, governments, local councils, schools, companies, artists, and media to generate – and to benefit from – public attention around contemporary issues facing LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Intersex) communities worldwide. In 2013, approximately […]

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Gloucestershire County Council – Promoting Equality and Diversity locally

“Gloucestershire County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and our responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010.  In specific reference to LGB and Transgender (LGB and T) we support both our workforce and our community with the development of good practice some of which is demonstrated as follows. We take part in Gloucestershire Pride each […]

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Diversity at National Assembly for Wales

By Dame Rosemary Butler, AM, Presiding Officer at the National Assembly for Wales At the National Assembly for Wales, our vision is to be an exemplar organisation in our commitment to promoting equality, valuing diversity and respecting human rights. We strive to be an accessible parliamentary body, which engages with and respects all of the […]

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Surrogacy: Ten things you should know

By Claire Wood, Lawyer, Kingsley Napley LLP Same-sex marriage may now be legal, but surrogacy remains a legal minefield in the UK. Surrogacy is an increasingly popular route to parenthood for gay couples, enabling them to have a child genetically connected to one of them. UK based couples should, however, be fully aware of the […]

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LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week

There are around 90,000 children in care across the UK, 6,000 of whom need to be adopted.  However, there is a desperate shortage of both adopters and foster carers.  Thousands more people are needed to give these vulnerable children a secure and loving home and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) adopters and foster carers […]

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‘Gay Bull’ saved from slaughter by Simpsons co-creator

In what must be one of the oddest stories of the year, a gay bull has been saved from the […]

Transgender Day of Remembrance – 20th November

The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. […]

‘Don’t be a bystander’ this Anti-Bullying Week

Anti-Bullying Week takes place between 17 and 21 November NoBystanders asks individuals and organisations to help eradicate bullying People urged […]

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 […]

Rugby great Gareth Thomas marks Anti-Bullying Week (Nov 17-21) with school visit

‘Schools are doing a fantastic job in developing their pupils’ resilience to bullying. I’m there to support their work and […]

Latest in the ‘gay cake’ row

A YouGov poll has examined public opinion on the row over a bakery’s refusal to make a pro-gay cake and […]