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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 your community safer? As a Special Constable you would share the same powers as a Police Officer. The difference is that you would be volunteering your services. You can expect to grow significantly as a […]

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Mancinism Organic Apparel: Equality & Diversity

Initiatives such as KickStarter are opening doors to an eclectic collection of new projects which would otherwise have struggled to get off the ground. When friend of Fyne Winston Hoyte shared his fantastic KickStarter campaign with us on twitter, we simply had to take the time to introduce you to his new ethical apparel business. […]

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Hidden ‘scandal’ of LGB and T hate crime exposed

Fear of how they will be treated is leading to thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGB and T) not reporting hate crimes. As a result perpetrators are evading justice, a new report published today reveals. Evidence nationally suggests around 35,000 cases of hate crime committed against people because of their sexual orientation […]

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New police vehicle underlines commitment to increase reporting of hate crime

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) and Hampshire Constabulary are working closely with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGB & T) communities to reinforce trust in policing. A police Ford Focus carrying the existing artwork of Hampshire Constabulary’s established Lesbian and Gay Liaison Officers (LAGLO) was unveiled at the force’s Families […]

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Marking IDAHOT at the National Assembly for Wales

By Presiding Officer, Dame Rosemary Butler AM The National Assembly for Wales is the democratically elected body that represents the interests of Wales and its people, makes laws for Wales and holds the Welsh Government to account. We strive to be an accessible parliamentary body, which engages with and respects all of the people of […]

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Victim Support – proudly supporting IDAHOT

Victim Support is one of the many businesses across the country that are proud to mark IDAHOT. The charity also has some great credentials when it comes to LGBT rights as   The latest Workplace Equality Index calculated by Stonewall ranks Victim Support as the top national charity and second best LGBT employer in the […]

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Join the global campaign action!

LGBTI young people are particularly vulnerable to human rights abuses. Violence, exclusion, bullying, are often their daily reality. You can help change this! Join the call to leaders of the world, launched by a large international alliance of Youth organisations. Signing up to this Thunderclap action will only take you a few seconds. Click here: […]

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Broken Rainbow relocates to Manchester and launches its first LGBT IDVA Service

  Broken Rainbow is excited to announce that our head office has relocated to Manchester. The North West will be the base for Broken Rainbow’s main office and as well as new outreach programmes, such as the LGBT Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy role. The Broken Rainbow helpline will still be based in London, giving 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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Stonewall Annual Dinner raises £470,000 for LGBT equality

Stonewall, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality charity, has tonight raised a record £470,000 at its annual Equality Dinner. The event took place at the Hilton on Park Lane and was supported by Aviva, with a champagne reception supported by E.ON. Speakers on the night included Stonewall CEO Ruth Hunt, Vicar of Finedon, broadcaster […]

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Can We Borrow Your Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Bus Please?

The LGBT History Month 2016 Showcase is all set to take place in Cambridge on Thursday, with Labi Siffre, Cyril […]

The philosophy of sexuality

Philosophy takes a long hard look at some of the most fundamental subjects in nature, and so it is natural […]

Trans women Vicky Thompson dies in male prison


A 21 year-old trans woman has been found dead in prison after her partner reports she was distressed at being […]

Transgender actor Riley Carter Millington tops this year’s Rainbow List

The Independent on Sunday has revealed its sixteenth annual Rainbow List, a list that recognises the 101 most influential lesbian, […]

Science Vs Belief – The search of the gay gene

Strip back homophobia to its core constituents, the justification that homosexuality is wrong comes down to one simple belief – […]

Calls for Cameron to discuss gay rights with Prime Minister Narendra Modi

  Pressure is being put on the Prime Minister to raise the issue of gay rights when he meets with […]