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New patron for the Pink Triangle Trust

The UK LGBT Humanist charity the Pink Triangle Trust (PTT) is delighted to welcome a new patron, Sophie in’t Veldt MEP. Sophie In ‘t Veld has been a Member of the European Parliament for D66, the Dutch social-liberal party, since 2004. Currently, she is the Vice-Chair of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe […]

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Scouts announce end to gay leader ban

The Boy Scouts of America have declared a partial change in policy on the controversial gay leader ban. The decision comes after Defense Secretary Robert Gates called on the organisation’s president to ‘reflect’ upon the ban. The National Executive Committee last month approved the lifting of the ban and the board has passed the final […]

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Teens hanged in Iran remembered by Peter Tatchell Foundation & Out and Proud Diamond Group at London vigil

Peter Tatchell Foundation & Out and Proud Diamond Group hold London vigil for teens hanged in Iran

To mark the tenth anniversary of Iran’s hanging of two teenagers, Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhoni, the Peter Tatchell Foundation and the African LGBTI Out and Proud Diamond Group held a memorial vigil in London on 19 July to remember the two youths who were publicly hanged by agonising slow strangulation in the city of […]

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Bournemouth Borough Council in Education Equality Index Top 10

Ruth Hunt

Stonewall have announced the winners of its 2015 Education Equality Index. And Bournemouth Borough Council have once again been placed in the top 10. Bournemouth Borough Council has developed specific guidance on tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic language in schools called Stop and Think –Words Can Hurt. An anti-bullying pamphlet for young people was also […]

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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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Join the Pride Parade and help proclaim the Freedom To Live

Brighton Pride 2015 needs you to stand beside the global LGBT+ community. Brighton Pride needs you to help them highlight […]

New patron for the Pink Triangle Trust

The UK LGBT Humanist charity the Pink Triangle Trust (PTT) is delighted to welcome a new patron, Sophie in’t Veldt […]

Scouts announce end to gay leader ban

The Boy Scouts of America have declared a partial change in policy on the controversial gay leader ban. The decision […]

North Wales Pride attracts a wealth of talent

North Wales Pride is returning 24th-26th July 2015! The event will be held at Hendre Hall with camping during the weekend […]

Teens hanged in Iran remembered by Peter Tatchell Foundation & Out and Proud Diamond Group at London vigil

Peter Tatchell Foundation & Out and Proud Diamond Group hold London vigil for teens hanged in Iran

To mark the tenth anniversary of Iran’s hanging of two teenagers, Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhoni, the Peter Tatchell Foundation […]

Bournemouth Borough Council in Education Equality Index Top 10

Ruth Hunt

Stonewall have announced the winners of its 2015 Education Equality Index. And Bournemouth Borough Council have once again been placed […]