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Civil Partnership Conversions start today!

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From Wednesday 10 December 2014 you will be able to convert your civil partnership to marriage, but only if you registered it in England and Wales, or overseas in a consulate or armed forces base (where the civil partnership was registered according to the laws of England and Wales). The full fee for the conversion […]

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Stonewall joins #GivingTuesday movement

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Stonewall has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that encourages people and businesses to give their time, money or voice to a charity of their choice. #GivingTuesday – which takes place today (2 December) – aims to provide a charitable antidote to the pre-Christmas consumer boom, falling directly after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. […]

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World AIDS Day

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The 1st December is a day when worldwide, people take a moment to remember the victims of AIDS and wear the red ribbon to show their support to the fight against the illness. Around 100,000 people are currently living with AIDS, many of them in countries where vital life-preserving drugs are not available. The condition […]

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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 slaughter house by the co-creator of the Simpsons (no, really). The bull, named Benjy, was being fattened for slaughter after a vet declared he was homosexual. The bull was originally bought for breeding purposes, but […]

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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. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Rita Hester’s murder […]

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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 revealed two-thirds of British adults disagree with the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland’s decision to launch legal action. Asher’s Bakery in Northern Ireland refused to bake a cake which had a pro-gay marriage slogan on […]

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DfE tweet causes confusion and debate over LGBT issues in schools

The Department for Education (DfE) have fallen foul of a very modern curse – the misunderstood tweet! The department tweeted that it was ‘nonsense to say that schools must teach gay rights’. The tweet gathered an instant virtual riot against it, stating that the DfE were showing complete disregard for the importance of teaching LGBT […]

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Birmingham puts LGBTQ identities at the heart of its curriculum

The University of Birmingham is taking steps to ensure that its curriculum is inclusive towards those with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) identities.   The new project is innovative within the higher education sector and will draw on current effective practice across the University to develop a guide for colleagues seeking to embed LGBTQ […]

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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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Christopher Bailey and Richard Branson recognised as pioneers of LGBT diversity

The campaign to encourage greater diversity in Britain’s boardrooms was given a boost today as OUTstanding revealed two lists recognising the business elite who have gone above and beyond for the cause. Bailey and Branson are joined by industry heavyweights such as LGBT executives Antonio Simoes (CEO HSBC UK) and Beth Brooke-Marciniak (Global Vice Chair […]

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Civil Partnership Conversions start today!

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From Wednesday 10 December 2014 you will be able to convert your civil partnership to marriage, but only if you […]

Charlie Brooks – Beautiful Thing

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Best known as Eastenders troublemaker Janine Butcher, bringing drama to Albert Square with a medley of cocaine addiction, murder and […]

Shakespeare in Love

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The critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare in Love will begin rehearsals with a new cast on 8 December, taking over […]

1 in 5 women not ‘comfortable’ to get car repairs done

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Many women drivers are not able to care for their cars properly because they don’t know how to choose a […]

Stonewall joins #GivingTuesday movement

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Stonewall has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that encourages people and businesses to give their time, money or […]

World AIDS Day

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The 1st December is a day when worldwide, people take a moment to remember the victims of AIDS and wear […]