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Outgoing Mayor Appointed Reading Pride Patron

  Reading Pride is delighted to announce that outgoing Mayor of Reading Councillor Sarah Hacker has agreed to become the charity’s new patron. Councillor Hacker handed over the Mayoral chains to Mohammed Ayub last week following a year in which she has helped many organisations, and raised over £10,000 for her chosen charities. Of her new […]

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Rhondda Cynon Taf Council marks IDAHOT by launching ‘Perthyn’

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council are celebrating International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, by launching their Staff LGBT network, ‘Perthyn’, which translates into English as ‘Belonging’. Rhondda Cynon Taf Council strongly believes that no-one should face hate crime, bullying, harassment or discrimination simply because of who they are. For that reason, it stands united with people […]

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IDAHOT – Celebrating our own diversity

Ross Davies is the Diversity and Inclusion Manager at the National Assembly for Wales. He talks to Fyne about the importance of International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). “Each year on 17 May, people across the world mark IDAHOBIT to celebrate the diversity of gender identities and sexual orientations. The day is used […]

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New app addresses sexual health issues in the UK

The Sexual Advice Association, a UK charity focussed on improving sexual function and wellbeing, today announced the launch of a free smartphone app designed to allow people to ask the questions about their sex lives that they didn’t feel comfortable asking before. The SMART app provides an option for people to get expert advice to […]

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Poll shows over half of British Muslims would like gay sex banned

Research commissioned by Channel 4 has found that 52% of British Muslims think that homosexuality should be illegal. The poll was carried out by research group ICM and asked 1000 British Muslims about their attitudes with an aim to discover why so many are being drawn towards violence and extremism. The results of the study […]

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North Carolina counts the cost

The list of companies objecting to controversial new legislation in North Carolina are now starting to have a negative effect on the economy of the state, reports international media. A sudden and under-debated piece of legislation was introduced by the North Carolina House and Senate in under 12 hours in March. The bill requires public […]

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International Women’s Day 2016 theme: Pledge for Parity

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Worldwide, women are vital to social, economic, cultural and political achievement. And we have much to celebrate today. But progress towards gender parity has slowed in many places. The World Economic Forum predicted in 2014 that it would take until 2095 to achieve global gender parity. Then one year later in 2015, they estimated that […]

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Royal Navy Jobs

  Exciting. Rewarding. Fulfilling. your kind of career? The Royal Navy is one of the world’s most versatile fighting forces. Above and below the waves, on land and in the air, we represent and defend the UK’s interests at home and abroad. However, we deliver more than just military power; we help police the world’s […]

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Religious leaders discuss lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality at stonewall roundtable on faith

Stonewall, the lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity, held a seminar last night (25 February) with religious leaders to start conversations on LGBT equality across all faiths. Over 200 delegates attended the event in London to hear  faith leaders sharing best practice in a range of areas, including tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying […]

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Fake Monk has curfew over-turned

A ban which prevented a self-titled ‘monk’ from distributing anti-gay leaflets around Northampton has been over-turned by a judge. Damon Jonah Kelly is not a recognised member of a monastery but wears a religious habit and called himself a monk. Last October a court ordered him to carry out 170 hours of unpaid community work […]

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Outgoing Mayor Appointed Reading Pride Patron

  Reading Pride is delighted to announce that outgoing Mayor of Reading Councillor Sarah Hacker has agreed to become the […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council marks IDAHOT by launching ‘Perthyn’

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council are celebrating International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, by launching their Staff LGBT network, ‘Perthyn’, which […]

IDAHOT – Celebrating our own diversity

Ross Davies is the Diversity and Inclusion Manager at the National Assembly for Wales. He talks to Fyne about the […]

Exeter marks another successful Pride event

Exeter Pride returned for its eighth year over the weekend and hundreds joined the parade and attended the free events […]

The Danish Girl Available on Blu-Ray and DVD

With love comes the courage to be yourself in The Danish Girl, coming to Blu-ray™ and DVD on May 16 […]

New app addresses sexual health issues in the UK

The Sexual Advice Association, a UK charity focussed on improving sexual function and wellbeing, today announced the launch of a […]