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Disney pulls sponsorship to Scouts

The Walt Disney Company has announced it will cut its funding to the Boy Scouts of America in 2015 due to its homophobic policy. The organisation currently banns gay and lesbian parents and adults from becoming scout leaders as it wishes to ‘protect its members from paedophilia’, as one source states. Others say the organisation […]

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Royal Navy Jobs

  Royal Navy Chef Sector Accountancy, Domestic, IT, Public Sector   Job Type Permanent   Location Various   Benefits excellent pension scheme, six weeks’ paid holiday a year and free medical and dental care   Salary £14,000 to £48,000 Per Annum   Job Summary In the RN, no two days are the same. You could […]

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LGBTs in Uganda prepare for the worse

LGBTs in Uganda are bracing themselves for arrest and harassment after the country’s president Yoweri Museveni signed stricter anti-gay laws into power on Monday. The new bill is officially named the Anti-Homosexual Bill and strengthens the current punishments for the ‘crime’ of homosexuality. LGBTs now risk life imprisonment if they are convicted. There is also […]

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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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BrewDog creates first ever protest beer

Hello My Name is Vladimir mocks Putin’s discriminatory legislation ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi Scottish craft brewery, BrewDog has today launched Hello My Name is Vladimir, a craft beer apparently ‘not for gays’ that carries an image of the Russian premier wearing make up on the label. The ale is the world’s first […]

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Dr Rosemary Gillespie appointed as Chief Executive of Terrence Higgins Trust

HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Rosemary Gillespie as its new Chief Executive. Dr Gillespie joins the charity from the role of Chief Executive of international HIV awareness charity AVERT. Her previous roles have included Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Policy and Research for […]

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Turing’s pardon sparks debate

It was announced over Christmas that the notable mathematician Alan Turing, who broke the German Enigma code and shortened the war by many years, will receive a pardon for his gross indecency conviction. His punishment was chemical castration in which Turing was forced to take female hormones resulting in feminisation of his body and sexual […]

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Australia and India take a step backwards

Both Australia and India have over-turned pro-gay legislation, causing a large shift backwards in the fight for equality. In India, a landmark ruling for gay rights which ended the criminalisation of consensual sexual acts between same-gender couples has been overturned but the Delhi High Court. Section 377 is a 153 year-old colonial law under which […]

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Pussy Riot to be freed

Rumours are circulating that Pussy Riot are to be freed. The husband of one of the imprisoned singers – Nadezhda Tolokonnikova- has said they are being released under the amnesty bill being submitted by the Kremlin to parliament in order to mark the Russian constitution’s 20th anniversary on Thursday. These reports are as yet unconfirmed […]

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Protests over Russian LGBT activist’s deportation

Update: You will be glad to hear that Ira was released last night and is no longer on fast track for deportation. Well done to all the supporters who helped bring her story to public attention. Over 100 protesters turned up at the UK Border Agency’s offices near London Bridge last night to protest the […]

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Schools Out at 40

Diversity at National Assembly for Wales

By Dame Rosemary Butler, AM, Presiding Officer at the National Assembly for Wales At the National Assembly for Wales, our […]

Oxfordshire Art Weeks

Around 1000 artists and designer-makers across the county of Oxfordshire welcome you this spring for Oxfordshire Artweeks, the longest-running and […]

Force Control Room Controllers (Scale 4 bar 5 bar 6 or Police Constable)

Scale 4 bar 5 bar 6 or Police Constable Working in a pressurised and reactive environment, the job has a […]

Force Enquiry Centre Controllers (PC/Scale 4 bar 5)

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PC/Scale 4 bar 5 To be the first point of contact for all types of calls from the public and […]

Surrogacy: 10 things you should know

By Claire Wood, Lawyer, Kingsley Napley LLP Same-sex marriage may now be legal, but surrogacy remains a legal minefield in […]