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Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust tops Stonewall’s 2015 list of gay-friendly employers

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Stonewall today publishes its Top 100 Employers 2015, showcasing Britain’s best employers for lesbian, gay and bisexual staff. Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust is named as 2015’s top gay-friendly employer; in second place is Tower Hamlets Homes and Lloyds Banking Group is third. On the fifteenth anniversary of the repeal of the ban on lesbian, gay […]

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Armed forces to ask recruits if they are gay

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It has been 15 years since LGGT soldiers won the right to serve and for the first time ever, the armed forces are planning to ask new recruits their sexuality. The responses will create valuable information about the prevalence of homosexuality in the armed forces and provide a picture of how diverse the forces are […]

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Panti Bliss is now an Oxford Pride Patron!

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People need people. And the one we just got is fantastic…   We at Oxford Pride are delighted to add Panti Bliss to our list of patrons. Panti (aka Rory O’Neill) is from Ballinrobe, Ireland. From a young age he felt he was different to those around him. Panti is now an LGBT activist, a […]

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World AIDS Day

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The 1st December is a day when worldwide, people take a moment to remember the victims of AIDS and wear the red ribbon to show their support to the fight against the illness. Around 100,000 people are currently living with AIDS, many of them in countries where vital life-preserving drugs are not available. The condition […]

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Latest in the ‘gay cake’ row

A YouGov poll has examined public opinion on the row over a bakery’s refusal to make a pro-gay cake and revealed two-thirds of British adults disagree with the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland’s decision to launch legal action. Asher’s Bakery in Northern Ireland refused to bake a cake which had a pro-gay marriage slogan on […]

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Cardinals discuss greater respect for same-sex couples

The Catholic Church has given its most positive statement on homosexuality ever after commenting that it was time to ‘turn respectfully’ to same-sex couples and ‘appreciate the positive values’ the partnerships have. Cardinals have been meeting at the Vatican to discuss family policy and an interim report acknowledges that homosexuals have ‘gifts and qualities’ to […]

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Christopher Bailey and Richard Branson recognised as pioneers of LGBT diversity

The campaign to encourage greater diversity in Britain’s boardrooms was given a boost today as OUTstanding revealed two lists recognising the business elite who have gone above and beyond for the cause. Bailey and Branson are joined by industry heavyweights such as LGBT executives Antonio Simoes (CEO HSBC UK) and Beth Brooke-Marciniak (Global Vice Chair […]

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British man jailed for homosexuality in Morocco is free

Update: In a surprise move, Moroccan police have chosen to release Mr Cole who has now returned to the UK to be with his family. The Foreign Office’s latest advice is for LGBTs to avoid the region if possible and if not, to exercise caution. A British man has started a four month jail sentence […]

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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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The Closet and the Rainbows

Daniel Pierce was forced out of his home after coming out as gay to his family. $90,000 was donated to the teenager through crowd funding. Pierce has elected to give a chunk of the money to Atlanta’s Lost-N-Found homeless shelter (lost-n-found.org). From coming out at home to coming out at work. This can be so […]

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Royal Shakespeare Company Transfers New Play into the West End This Spring

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Tom Morton-Smith’s new play Oppenheimer transfers into the Vaudeville Theatre The RSC announced today that Tom Morton-Smith’s new play Oppenheimer […]

Hampshire Constabulary seek new PCSOs

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Is it time to take on a new role with variety, meaning and excitement – not to mention a good […]

Meet the (foster) parents

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Every year, Foster Care Associates help many people to become foster parents. Here are a few stories of LGBT couples […]

Stuart Milk Hands Honorary Professorship to Sue Sanders at Historic Event

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LGBT History Month Chair Sue Sanders is now and Emeritus Professor thanks to The Harvey Milk Institute. The lifelong equalities […]

Health will be on the agenda at South West’s biggest Pride event

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HEALTH and well-being advice and information will be found at the South West’s biggest free celebration of the lesbian, gay, […]

Banana: Interview with Charlie Covell & T’Nia Miller

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  Charlie Covell wrote episodes 4 and 6 of Banana, and stars in episode 6 as Amy.   What attracted […]