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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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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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Terrence Higgins Trust condemns government decision on Sex and Relationships Education

Already two months later than expected, having promised to comment by the end of last year, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has ignored countless reports, evidence and calls – most notably from the Education Select Committee – to make personal, social and health education (PSHE) and sex and relationships education (SRE) statutory. Instead, the government has […]

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Julie Bindel slams the normalising of censorship

Guardian journalist Julie Bindel has slammed a petition calling for presidential hopeful Donald Trump to be banned from entering the UK because of his highly controversial views. In a video recorded by the Guardian and circulated around social media, Bindel warns that the UK is getting worryingly close to making censorship the standard response to […]

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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 colourful half-time performance ended by promoting the message ‘Believe in Love’ . The message was displayed in multi-coloured stripes using cards held up by the audience. The national anthem was this year sung by gay […]

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Adoptions by same-sex couples in Britain rise to record high

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New figures published by Department for Education on 10 December show that adoptions by same-sex couples accounted for 8.4 per cent of all adoptions in England in 2015. In 2010 adoptions by same-sex couples accounted for less than four per cent of all adoptions in the country. For the first time adoptions by married same-sex […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rosie Wilby: The Conscious Uncoupling

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Old Fire Station Loft , 40 George St, Oxford OX1 2AQ Saturday 25th June at 8.45pm (duration 50 mins) £8 […]

Proud OF Oxford – Proud IN Oxford!

Fyne Times is once again proud to sponsor Oxford’s biggest LGBT event – Oxford Pride. Following the incredible success of […]

New website to celebrate 2nd Anniversary of the UK’s first same sex marriage

Just after midnight on 29th March 2014, the first same sex marriage took place in the UK. Seen as one […]