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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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The Independent on Sunday opens nominations for its ‘Rainbow List’

  The Independent on Sunday has today opened the nominations for this year’s Rainbow List – the pioneering list, now in its sixteenth year, celebrates today’s 101 most influential lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people in Britain. This year will also see intersex people recognized for the first time. The list, formerly known as the Pink List, was […]

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Polish President vetoes gender recognition bill

  Last Friday, Polish President Andrzej Duda, vetoed the Gender Accordance Act. The bill was hailed as the country’s first gender recognition legislation in history. It would have foreseen that gender recognition could proceed to any unmarried Polish citizen, who had received two independent expert opinions. This would have brought the gender recognition procedures in […]

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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 […]

We Could be Heroes

If you remember watching re-runs of the 1960’s TV version of Batman as a child, you may be forgiven for […]

Halftime show labelled ‘gay’

Beyoncé and Coldplay’s halftime show at the Super Bowl has provoked homophobic comments from viewers all over the USA. The […]

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 […]

MI5 Security Service at the top of Workplace Equality Index 2016

  MI5 has been named as the UK’s most gay friendly employer in the UK after coming top of the […]

Charity welcomes media comments in Parliamentary Report but criticises IPSO

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Trans Media Watch today welcomed the recommendations on media and online services in the report from the Parliamentary Inquiry into […]