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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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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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Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 – Don’t Stand By

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day. Don’t stand by is the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2016. The Holocaust and subsequent genocides took place because the local populations allowed insidious persecution to take root. Whilst some actively supported or facilitated state policies of persecution, the vast majority stood by silently – at best, afraid to speak out; […]

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Bowie dies, aged 69

Legendary singer and gay icon David Bowie has died at the age of 69, his son Duncan has confirmed. His father had been battling cancer for 18 months, Duncan revealed, and passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday 10th January 2016. Bowie’s career stretched back to 1967 when he released his first album […]

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Adults could have right to decide their gender

The UK could see and end to the controversial gender recognition panels after the introductions of proposed legislation which could see adults choose their own gender. The recommendation of a change to the procedure comes fro an inquiry by a committee of MPs and could mean legally changing your gender is as easy as filling […]

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Trans women Vicky Thompson dies in male prison

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A 21 year-old trans woman has been found dead in prison after her partner reports she was distressed at being sent to an all-male prison. Vicky Thompson has been given a suspended sentence in August but breached her conditions and was remanded at Bradford Crown Court. Her solicitor, Mohammed Hussain, urged for her to be […]

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Transgender actor Riley Carter Millington tops this year’s Rainbow List

The Independent on Sunday has revealed its sixteenth annual Rainbow List, a list that recognises the 101 most influential lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals in Britain, with intersex people being recognised for the first time. This year, new entry Riley Carter Millingtonclaims The Independent on Sunday’s number one place, marking the first time a […]

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Calls for Cameron to discuss gay rights with Prime Minister Narendra Modi

  Pressure is being put on the Prime Minister to raise the issue of gay rights when he meets with the Prime Minister of India during the next three days. The visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is intended to strengthen relations between the UK and India and issues such as finance, defence and climate […]

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Equality and Diversity Lead receives global accolade

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Lindsey Ambrose has been globally recognised in the Economist’s Top 50 Diversity Professionals list released Friday, 30 November. Chosen from thousands of nominations from around the world, Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe, Chief Executive Officer of the Global Diversity List said the List recognises “the world’s most influential, innovative and creative diversity professionals in one comprehensive list for […]

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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

Rosie Wilby.

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 […]