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Sue Sanders shortlisted for the UK’ Largest Diversity Awards

Sue-Sanders

Sue, a pioneer from Schools OUT UK has been nominated for the Lifetime Achiever at The National Diversity Awards. Headline sponsors Microsoft be just one of the brands supporting a sky fall of diversity talent – positive role models, community organisations and businesses from the LGBT, ethnic minority, age, gender, religion and disability communities Over […]

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“Snow wouldn’t put us off” Liverpool Pride

The boy who dare not mention the fact he is gay to his work colleagues, grandparents and teammates in the cricket team can be open about his sexuality at Pride. Pride is that kind of environment, and Liverpool Pride is no exception. 2 August 2014 saw an abundance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people […]

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American blogger loses job for using word that sounds like ‘homosexual’

A qualified language teacher from Utah has been fired after his boss disagreed with him using the word ‘homophone’ in a blog post. Tim Torkildson was working at the Nomen Global Language Centre and published an article on his blog about when words sound identical – such as too, two and to – but are […]

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Worries over new Cabinet appointment

The Cabinet reshuffle has caused a ripple of displeasure through the gay community after a minister who voted against same-sex marriage was named as the new Education Secretary. Morgan was given the job of minister for women earlier this year although the equalities portfolio was handed to Sajid Javid, the culture secretary. Morgan does now […]

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AKT Turns 25, but still so much to do

 7th July marked the 25th anniversary of the UK’s Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) youth homelessness charity, The Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT), and was celebrated with a Reception at Manchester Town Hall hosted by Lord Mayor of the City of Manchester, Councilor Susan Cooley. Born in Manchester out of the LGBT activism of the […]

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Just one in eight teachers trained to tackle homophobic bullying

New YouGov polling released today by Stonewall shows that teachers are still failing to tackle homophobic bullying in Britain’s schools. The Teachers’ Report 2014 polled nearly 2,000 school staff and reveals that fewer than one in ten (eight per cent) primary school teachers and fewer than one in five (17 per cent) secondary school teachers […]

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Former Oxford UKIP Chair calls for Grindr to be banned

An MEP candidate, formerly the chair of the Oxford branch of UKIP has called for Gringr to be banned to stop MPs ‘violating democracy’. Dr Julia Gasper quit the job of chair after remarks she made saying some homosexuals prefer sex with animals and branding gay rights a ‘lunatic’s charter’. Now a candidate for the […]

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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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Swindon and Wiltshire Pride: Interviews

Jo Sharpe (Pride Chair) Steve Pryor (Committee member and Parade Manager) I want to congratulate you first on today because […]

Lauren Bacall – 1924-2014

US film actress and gay rights advocate Lauren Bacall has died at the age of 89 at her home due […]

Same-sex marriage – conversions and cross-border hazards

Author Lauren Evans is family law solicitor at Kingsley Napley LLP and a member of the firm’s International Families & […]

Swindon & Wiltshire 7th Annual Pride: Saturday 9th August 2014

“We are really pleased to announce that, following a hard year of, fundraising, planning and organising next week see’s Swindon […]

Sue Sanders shortlisted for the UK’ Largest Diversity Awards

Sue-Sanders

Sue, a pioneer from Schools OUT UK has been nominated for the Lifetime Achiever at The National Diversity Awards. Headline […]

The Saturdays – Living for the weekend

It has been seven years since Una Healy, Rochelle Humes, Mollie King, Frankie Sandford and Vanessa White joined forces to […]