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New app addresses sexual health issues in the UK

The Sexual Advice Association, a UK charity focussed on improving sexual function and wellbeing, today announced the launch of a free smartphone app designed to allow people to ask the questions about their sex lives that they didn’t feel comfortable asking before. The SMART app provides an option for people to get expert advice to […]

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DrugsDirect makes PrEP available with no mark-up after Government’s shock decision

Following the Government’s decision from the NHS that providing PrEP is ‘not their responsibility’ specialty pharmacy, DrugsDirect.com, has pledged to make PrEP available at trade price* to those with a private prescription. PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and is the use of an already licensed antiretroviral (ARV) medication to prevent HIV negative people from becoming […]

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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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Religious leaders discuss lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality at stonewall roundtable on faith

Stonewall, the lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity, held a seminar last night (25 February) with religious leaders to start conversations on LGBT equality across all faiths. Over 200 delegates attended the event in London to hear  faith leaders sharing best practice in a range of areas, including tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying […]

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LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week

For the launch of LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week  Barnardo’s is asking more people to consider putting themselves forward as potential foster parents – particularly for older children. More attention needs to be paid to the care of older, vulnerable, children. Nearly twelve thousand (43%) of all the children who entered care in England last […]

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Becoming same-sex adopters with Adoption UK

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AS a childless gay couple Scott Casson-Rennie and his partner Tristan would enjoy up to five foreign holidays every year. The couple would also go off every other weekend, often staying up late and sleeping in the following morning. But their lifestyle changed dramatically eight years ago when they became same sex adopters. Scott, aged […]

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Adoptions by same-sex couples in Britain rise to record high

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New figures published by Department for Education on 10 December show that adoptions by same-sex couples accounted for 8.4 per cent of all adoptions in England in 2015. In 2010 adoptions by same-sex couples accounted for less than four per cent of all adoptions in the country. For the first time adoptions by married same-sex […]

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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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Adoption 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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More than fifty Bucks children are waiting for new adoptive families

During National Adoption Week (4 – 10 November) we are looking for people like you to become adoptive families to the fifty Buckinghamshire children of all ages who are desperately waiting to find their forever homes. We particularly need families who can offer groups of brothers and sisters a stable loving home, to help them […]

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New app addresses sexual health issues in the UK

The Sexual Advice Association, a UK charity focussed on improving sexual function and wellbeing, today announced the launch of a […]

Poll shows over half of British Muslims would like gay sex banned

Research commissioned by Channel 4 has found that 52% of British Muslims think that homosexuality should be illegal. The poll […]

North Carolina counts the cost

The list of companies objecting to controversial new legislation in North Carolina are now starting to have a negative effect […]

Rosie Wilby: The Conscious Uncoupling

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Old Fire Station Loft , 40 George St, Oxford OX1 2AQ Saturday 25th June at 8.45pm (duration 50 mins) £8 […]

Proud OF Oxford – Proud IN Oxford!

Fyne Times is once again proud to sponsor Oxford’s biggest LGBT event – Oxford Pride. Following the incredible success of […]

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 […]