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New Sexually Transmitted Infection figures show rapid increases among gay men

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Latest figures published today from Public Health England (PHE) show there were 439,243 sexually transmitted infections (STIs) reported in England in 2014. The impact of STIs remains greatest in young people under the age of 25 years and gay men (gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men). Chlamydia is the most commonly […]

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Brave gay teenager post’s Father’s homophobic messages on Facebook

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A Canadian gay teenager has received support from around the world after he used social media to name and shame his homophobic father. ‘Tyler’, who is 15 and from Vancover, came out to his father and was shocked to receive homophobic message from him in return. “‘If only you didn’t reject God and His teachings […]

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St Andrew’s Healthcare

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St Andrew’s Healthcare is the largest charitable provider of specialist mental healthcare to the NHS. We are proud to be the second highest ranking healthcare provider in the 2015 Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, rising more than 60 places overall from last year. We want patients and employees to be able to be themselves and to […]

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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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Call for Commonwealth gay rights

Tuesday 14th February is set to be a day of demos for those calling on all Common Wealth countries to embrace gay rights. A mass kiss-in will take place in Trafalgar Square before a Valentine’s Day card will be delivered to the Queen at her home (Buckingham Palace).  At the moment, 41 Commonwealth countries have […]

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Hampshire Constabulary launches smartphone hate crime reporting app

There’s a new app for your smartphone that can help tackle hate crimes in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The ‘Helping Victims of Hate Crime’ app has been developed for Hampshire Constabulary and will be officially launched on Tuesday, May 14, in conjunction with Hampshire Cricket Community Trust who will be hosting the event […]

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Stonewall Cymru publishes the first of ten short films marking the charity’s 10th anniversary.

    Stonewall Cymru publishes the first of ten short films marking the charity’s 10th anniversary. The films, produced in partnership with the Iris Prize International Film Festival, feature lesbian gay and bisexual people talking about different aspects of lesbian, gay and bisexual people’s lives in today’s Wales.   The first film is about gay […]

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Support U is 1 year old

In 2011 after a successful campaign to have a place for the LGBT Community to call home. Support U has made it to its 1st Anniversary. At 7.30pm on Tuesday 12th March Support U will be holding a celebration at 21 South Street. Everyone is welcome to attend and support the cause. The price is […]

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EU law to protect victims of crime due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression

The European Parliament has agreed on a new Directive on the rights guaranteed to victims of crime in the EU. Notably, it provides specific assistance and protection to people who suffered crime because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. The Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing minimum standards on […]

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Outdated convictions can at last be wiped

The Protection of Freedom Act, which among other things enables men to wipe away their criminal records of acts which are now consensual, has received Royal Assent.  The Act was promised by David Cameron  in 2010 before the last election and by February 2011 it was ready to be presented to Parliament. The Act clears […]

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We Could be Heroes

If you remember watching re-runs of the 1960’s TV version of Batman as a child, you may be forgiven for […]

Halftime show labelled ‘gay’

Beyoncé and Coldplay’s halftime show at the Super Bowl has provoked homophobic comments from viewers all over the USA. The […]

Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 – Don’t Stand By

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day. Don’t stand by is the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2016. The Holocaust and subsequent genocides […]

MI5 Security Service at the top of Workplace Equality Index 2016

  MI5 has been named as the UK’s most gay friendly employer in the UK after coming top of the […]

Charity welcomes media comments in Parliamentary Report but criticises IPSO

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Trans Media Watch today welcomed the recommendations on media and online services in the report from the Parliamentary Inquiry into […]

Bowie dies, aged 69

Legendary singer and gay icon David Bowie has died at the age of 69, his son Duncan has confirmed. His […]