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New police vehicle underlines commitment to increase reporting of hate crime

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) and Hampshire Constabulary are working closely with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGB & T) communities to reinforce trust in policing. A police Ford Focus carrying the existing artwork of Hampshire Constabulary’s established Lesbian and Gay Liaison Officers (LAGLO) was unveiled at the force’s Families […]

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Welcome to the gayest parliament in the world!

  You are either over the moon by the result of the election or mortified. But what’s done is done. However, if you are one of the devastated, you can take heart from the fact that despite the rise of UKIP and a definitive overall victory for the right, this is in fact the gayest […]

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First Irish Gay Marriages by autumn

Ireland has voted overwhelmingly in favour of same-sex marriage and already, there is talk of the first unions taking place by the Autumn. Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has said she is working to implement same-sex marriages as soon as possible. The standard notification period in Ireland is three months. This means that hopefully, the first […]

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Facebook launches ‘I’m a Voter’ button ahead of Ireland’s Same-Sex Marriage Referendum

Ahead of Ireland’s Same-Sex Marriage Referendum on Friday, Facebook today announces that the ‘I’m a Voter’ button will appear in the Facebook News Feed of those eligible to vote. This will allow people from across Ireland to share that they’ve voted and to encourage their friends and family to do the same. Voters logging on […]

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EU Court: Permanent exclusion homosexual and bisexual men from blood donation may be justified

Yesterday, the EU Court of Justice (EUCJ) ruled that permanently banning men who have had sex with men (MSM) from blood donation, may be justified, depending on the situation in the country. The case got to the EU Court after Mr Léger, a French national, was refused blood donation on grounds of his sexual relations […]

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Broken Rainbow relocates to Manchester and launches its first LGBT IDVA Service

  Broken Rainbow is excited to announce that our head office has relocated to Manchester. The North West will be the base for Broken Rainbow’s main office and as well as new outreach programmes, such as the LGBT Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy role. The Broken Rainbow helpline will still be based in London, giving the […]

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UK petition to Debenhams urges: Drop D&G

A 44,000-strong petition was delivered today to Debenhams’s flagship Oxford Street store in central London, asking them to stop stocking the fashion designers Dolce & Gabbana over their offensive dismissal of IVF babies as “synthetic children.” It was delivered by petition author and human rights activist, Peter Tatchell, members of the Out and Proud Diamond […]

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Barelesque Anim8te – It honestly doesn’t get hotter than this!

    Since 2011, the Barelesque team have whipped, stripped and painted the town rainbow coloured all for charity and on 22nd April, they return with a distinctly cartoon theme. One of the most talked about evenings of entertainment in London, Barelesque does exactly what the name suggests and punters can expect an evening of […]

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Refuse visas for US ‘gay cure’ preachers & stop the ‘Holy Sexuality Conference’

On 21st April The Seventh Day Adventist Church plans to bring three speakers from the US to London to run a 5-day conference ‘for people that have struggled with same-sex attraction’. This conference will promote the dangerous view that homosexuality is something to be cured. It should not be allowed to take place in the […]

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Stonewall Annual Dinner raises £470,000 for LGBT equality

Stonewall, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality charity, has tonight raised a record £470,000 at its annual Equality Dinner. The event took place at the Hilton on Park Lane and was supported by Aviva, with a champagne reception supported by E.ON. Speakers on the night included Stonewall CEO Ruth Hunt, Vicar of Finedon, broadcaster […]

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Lloyds Banking Group supports UK Pride with ‘GAYTMS’

Lloyds Banking Group is publically demonstrating its support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) colleagues and customers by joining […]

Mancinism Organic Apparel: Equality & Diversity

Initiatives such as KickStarter are opening doors to an eclectic collection of new projects which would otherwise have struggled to […]

The new Smirnoff LGBT jacket makes its debut at Pride in London

In what could be the first item of clothing to ‘come out’ in the UK, Smirnoff has given the infamous […]

Pride 2015 at The House of Ho

On Saturday 27th June, The House of Ho, the modern Vietnamese restaurant in Soho, is celebrating Pride 2015 with an […]

Sir Ian McKellen and Paul O’Grady back RVT Future’s campaign to make the Royal Vauxhall Tavern a listed building

Yesterday, New York’s Stonewall Inn was awarded Landmark Status in recognition of its role in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and […]

Rosie Wilby: The Science of Sex

Rosie Wilby.

8th – 15th August at 17.00 at Sneaky Pete’s, Cowgate, PBH’s Free Fringe   BBC Radio 4 regular Rosie Wilby […]