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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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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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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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Dr Rosemary Gillespie appointed as Chief Executive of Terrence Higgins Trust

HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Rosemary Gillespie as its new Chief Executive. Dr Gillespie joins the charity from the role of Chief Executive of international HIV awareness charity AVERT. Her previous roles have included Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Policy and Research for […]

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Talking and tackling bullying

mhs homes believes that everyone has the right to enjoy their home and live peacefully in the way they choose. That’s why we have introduced a number of campaigns and initiatives to raise awareness about bullying, hate crime and anti-social behaviour, which are aimed at our customers, staff and communities. Stop it, challenge it, report […]

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17-24-30 no to hate crime campaign

17-24-30 represents the dates that the three London nail bombs were planted, 17th April – Brixton Market, Brixton, 24th April – Brick Lane and the 30th April – the Admiral Duncan, Soho. In April 1999 David Copeland set out to attack the Black, Asian and Gay communities of Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho hoping that […]

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Norwich Pastor investigated for sending homophobic email

A pastor from a church in Norwich is under investigation by the police for sending an abusive email to the organisers of Norwich Pride.  Alan Clifford, who is the pastor of Norwich Reformed Church, attended the event and handed out leaflets to Pride-goers. He then sent an open email to the organisers in which he […]

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Civil Partnership Conversions start today!

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From Wednesday 10 December 2014 you will be able to convert your civil partnership to marriage, but only if you […]

Charlie Brooks – Beautiful Thing

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Best known as Eastenders troublemaker Janine Butcher, bringing drama to Albert Square with a medley of cocaine addiction, murder and […]

Shakespeare in Love

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The critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare in Love will begin rehearsals with a new cast on 8 December, taking over […]

1 in 5 women not ‘comfortable’ to get car repairs done

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Many women drivers are not able to care for their cars properly because they don’t know how to choose a […]

Stonewall joins #GivingTuesday movement

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Stonewall has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that encourages people and businesses to give their time, money or […]

World AIDS Day

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The 1st December is a day when worldwide, people take a moment to remember the victims of AIDS and wear […]