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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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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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Stonewall launches new guidance to tackle endemic levels of online abuse

New guidance published in partnership with O2 Almost a quarter of gay young people experience cyberbullying ChildLine survey reveals worrying levels of ‘sexting’ among gay young people Stonewall today launches new guidance in partnership with O2 to help gay young people stay safe online. Staying Safe Online is launching to coincide with Safer Internet Day (11 February) […]

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Call for Commonwealth gay rights

Tuesday 14th February is set to be a day of demos for those calling on all Common Wealth countries to embrace gay rights. A mass kiss-in will take place in Trafalgar Square before a Valentine’s Day card will be delivered to the Queen at her home (Buckingham Palace).  At the moment, 41 Commonwealth countries have […]

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Foster carers needed in Hampshire

If you’ve thought about fostering before, or are just learning about it for the first time, there’s never been a more important time to foster. We urgently need more carers to look after children and young teens to help them achieve their full potential. With over 500 foster carers working with Hampshire County Council to […]

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The Closet and the Rainbows

Daniel Pierce was forced out of his home after coming out as gay to his family. $90,000 was donated to […]

Joan Rivers – 1933-2014

It has been announced that veteran female comic and TV personality Joan Rivers has died at the age of 81. […]

Davies, The Paying Guests and Pride

Russell T Davies and Queer as Folk gave us some brilliant moments: Nathan standing up on a nightclub stage and […]

Reading Pride Announce Festival Line-Up

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Reading Pride have announced the full programme and stage line-up for the 2014 Pride Parade & Festival on Saturday 30th […]

Sparsholt Weddings

The venue of choice for partnership ceremonies. Sparsholt has 450 private acres and a lovely venue. Exclusive use with only […]

Swindon and Wiltshire Pride: Interviews

Jo Sharpe (Pride Chair) Steve Pryor (Committee member and Parade Manager) I want to congratulate you first on today because […]