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Support our entry for the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2016

Hampshire Constabulary is running its biggest survey ever about hate crime, domestic violence and sexual assault in the LGB&T community. This will be the constabulary’s biggest snapshot yet of how the LGB&T community is affected by these issues and the level of under-reporting. It is known from the force’s work with partner agencies that there […]

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Tatchell to have eye surgery to repair damage from bashings

LGBT and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell is undergoing major eye surgery in St Thomas’s hospital in London to correct the damage caused when he was beaten up by President Mugabe’s minders in Brussels in 2001 and by neo-Nazis in Moscow in 2007. The Mugabe assault involved several severe blows to his head, the last […]

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Teenager dies following Jerusalem Pride stabbings

One of the six victims of last week’s stabbings at Jerusalem Pride has died from her injuries. Shira Banki was just 16 and sustained the most serious injuries in an attack by Yishai Schlissel. Hours after Shira died, a vigil was held near the place where she was stabbed. Hundreds of people attended including some […]

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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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The countdown has begun for Pride Cymru!

This year Pride Cymru has an impressive line-up of live main stage acts, special guests and plenty homegrown talent. The variety […]

Cornwall Pride ’15

Cornwall Pride is fast approaching and while it has been a difficult year for raising funds, the Committee has been […]

Support our entry for the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2016

Hampshire Constabulary is running its biggest survey ever about hate crime, domestic violence and sexual assault in the LGB&T community. […]

FTSE 100 annual reports reveal lack of commitment to LGBT diversity

: A literature review  of all of the FTSE 100’s 2014 Annual Reports reveals that the UK’s largest listed companies […]

The Supreme Fabulettes to appear at Herts Pride

The Supreme Fabulettes will be headlining this year’s Herts Pride event for 2015 in Cassiobury Park, Watford on 22nd August. […]

Welsh company storms Edinburgh with new play about gay hero Alan Turing

Welsh company Scriptography Productions has achieved unprecedented levels of success with its first ever touring production of a new play […]