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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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‘Gay Bull’ saved from slaughter by Simpsons co-creator

In what must be one of the oddest stories of the year, a gay bull has been saved from the […]

Transgender Day of Remembrance – 20th November

The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. […]

‘Don’t be a bystander’ this Anti-Bullying Week

Anti-Bullying Week takes place between 17 and 21 November NoBystanders asks individuals and organisations to help eradicate bullying People urged […]

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 […]

Rugby great Gareth Thomas marks Anti-Bullying Week (Nov 17-21) with school visit

‘Schools are doing a fantastic job in developing their pupils’ resilience to bullying. I’m there to support their work and […]

Latest in the ‘gay cake’ row

A YouGov poll has examined public opinion on the row over a bakery’s refusal to make a pro-gay cake and […]