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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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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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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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The Global Rainbow Flashmob Video is out !

  This year’s global action for the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia – in which over 100 cities were lit up with rainbow colours – has now been edited into a video-montage which showcases the amazing diversity of events ! From dance flashmobs in the UK, Myanmar and South Africa, to Die-ins in Brazil […]

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Join the Global Rainbow Flashmob today!

If you haven’t heard yet, this year the IDAHO committee team is lending a special support to rainbow themed flashmobs around the world today (May 17th).  It is hoped this will give an added vibrancy, buzz and common signature to unique local actions. You can find out all about it in the new, dedicated website: […]

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Threats and attacks on activists with just 24 hours left to IDAHO

With just 24 hours until the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO), threats of reprisals in Malaysia and attacks on activists in Albania have underscored the importance of the commemoration of the Day. In Malaysia, security concerns have forced the cancellation of planned IDAHO demonstrations. Activists have cited the increasing number of threats being […]

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Polish President vetoes gender recognition bill

  Last Friday, Polish President Andrzej Duda, vetoed the Gender Accordance Act. The bill was hailed as the country’s first […]

Kirsty Logan wins the Polari First Book Prize 2015 for The Rental Heart

Glasgow-based author Kirsty Logan has been awarded the Polari First Book Prize 2015 for her critically acclaimed debut short story […]

Battersea’s eagerly awaited Collars & Coats Gala Ball returns


Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s annual world-famous Collars & Coats Gala Ball, proudly supported by Henry Wiltshire International, returns with […]

Whose Pride is it?

  A public meeting Wednesday 23 September, 6.30-8.00pm Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS (tube: Tottenham Court Road […]

Want to make a difference in your community?

Why not become a Special Constable Bedfordshire Police has ambitions to double the size of its Special Constabulary by spring […]

Victory for community as UK’s oldest LGBTQ pub becomes a listed building

  LGBTQ pub, today became a listed building! The RVT is the first building in the country listed for its […]