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Tony Fenwick Receives an MBE

Tony Fenwick Receives an MBE in the New Year Honours

Tony Fenwick, CEO of Schools OUT UK, the founders of LGBT History Month, has been awarded an MBE at the request of the DfE for services to equality in education. Tony said, “I am delighted and honoured to receive an MBE but I regard it as an award for all of us at Schools OUT […]

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George Michael dies at home in Oxfordshire

Fans and the LGBT community are united in their grief over the death of openly gay pop singer George Michael, who was found dead in his home in Goring-on-Thames in Oxfordshire. His manager Michael Lippman said that heart failure was to blame. It is thought he died peacefully in his sleep at some point on […]

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Dyfed-Powys Police introduce LGBT Liaison Officers

Dyfed-Powys Police introduce LGBT Liaison Officers, in a move that recognises that LGBT needs are far wider than Hate Crime. Being a victim of any type of crime or anti-social behaviour isn’t something that anyone chooses; it’s something beyond our control and can leave us feeling vulnerable and intimidated. As a police service, we are […]

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Native American nation introduces same-sex marriage

When same-sex marriage was introduced across all 50 states last year, there was an exception for Native American nations who live within the United States, recognising their autonomy. However, the Cherokee and Navajos nations, the two largest in the country, have now over-turned their own ban on same-sex marriages which was enacted in 2004. The […]

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The Rocky Horror Show: Fyne meets Riff Raff

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Kristian Lavercombe portrays Riff Raff in the current tour of the Rocky Horror Show, playing in Oxford from 13th-17th & 27th-31st December. Fyne got in touch with Kristian to discuss fans, looking haggard and Richard O’Brien… You’re currently in Italy with the Rocky Horror tour. Is the show received differently depending on what country you’re […]

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Adoptions by same-sex couples in England now nearly 1 in 10

New figures published today by the Department for Education show adoptions by same-sex couples accounted for 9.6 per cent of all adoptions in England in 2016. This was a rise from 8.4 per cent in 2015 and is the highest proportion of all adoptions in the country to date. The total number of adoptions by same-sex […]

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South Australia passes historic Relationships Register Bill

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A Bill introduced in September by Katrine Hildyard MP has been approved by the South Australia Council and offers many of the rights to same-sex couples that were previously only available to heterosexual married couples. The Bill also legally recognises same-sex marriages that took place overseas. Katrine raised the bill in response to the tragic […]

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Launch of World’s Fastest HIV Self Test in UK

Ahead of European HIV Testing Week (18-25 November), the world’s fastest HIV self-test will go on sale in the UK, relieving pressure on overcrowded sexual health clinics. bioLytical Laboratories, a world leader in rapid infectious disease tests, has developed the INSTI® HIV Self Testfollowing research revealing that over 103,000 people are living with HIV in the UK […]

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Gay man attacked by Trump supporters

A gay man from Calgary has reported that he was attacked by supporters of President Elect Donald Trump on election night. Chris Ball was watching the results come in at a bar in South California and as the evening went on, the atmosphere in the bar became tense. Chris says that before long, some of […]

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Sports Minister criticises FA boss’s views on gay players

The Sports Minister Tracey Crough has commented that gay footballers should have more encouragement and support to come out. Her announcement comes in the wake of FA chairman Greg Clarke’s comments in which he recommended against any player coming out at the moment. His comments were raised in the Commons by SNP MP Hannah Bardell […]

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Merthyr’s First LGBT+ Club Night

To celebrate LGBT+ history month, Hope Not Hate and Visible Merthyr are organising a unique historical moment in Merthyr’s history […]

Interim Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton takes charge

Interim Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton takes charge

London’s new interim Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton took up her post from 1st January, becoming the first woman appointed to […]

Tony Fenwick Receives an MBE

Tony Fenwick Receives an MBE in the New Year Honours

Tony Fenwick, CEO of Schools OUT UK, the founders of LGBT History Month, has been awarded an MBE at the […]

School’s Out issue statement on Julie Bindel appearance

Schools OUT UK wishes to make a statement concerning the proposed appearance of Julie Bindel at The Working Class Movement […]

George Michael dies at home in Oxfordshire

Fans and the LGBT community are united in their grief over the death of openly gay pop singer George Michael, […]

Dyfed-Powys Police introduce LGBT Liaison Officers

Dyfed-Powys Police introduce LGBT Liaison Officers, in a move that recognises that LGBT needs are far wider than Hate Crime. […]