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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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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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Barelesque Anim8te – It honestly doesn’t get hotter than this!

    Since 2011, the Barelesque team have whipped, stripped and painted the town rainbow coloured all for charity and […]

Refuse visas for US ‘gay cure’ preachers & stop the ‘Holy Sexuality Conference’

On 21st April The Seventh Day Adventist Church plans to bring three speakers from the US to London to run […]

Charities condemn Woman’s Hour debate on trans children

Trans Media Watch and Mermaids protest at BBC misrepresentation The charities Trans Media Watch and Mermaids today condemned BBC Radio […]

Pre-order the Eurovision digital album now!

Eurovision 2015 album out now While we already know the release date of the physical CD and the DVD for […]

The World Premiere of Hello Kitty Live

Hello Kitty Live announces UK Tour Sanrio GmbH, Live Nation and Zen Tiger Live in association with WME Entertainment officially […]

Same Sex Ballroom for Beginners

Same-Sex ballroom

Special guests Marcus Collins and Ricky Rojas 13th April 2015, doors 6.30pm, classes start 7pm £30 (£5 of every ticket […]