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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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UK petition to Debenhams urges: Drop D&G

A 44,000-strong petition was delivered today to Debenhams’s flagship Oxford Street store in central London, asking them to stop stocking the fashion designers Dolce & Gabbana over their offensive dismissal of IVF babies as “synthetic children.” It was delivered by petition author and human rights activist, Peter Tatchell, members of the Out and Proud Diamond […]

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Barelesque Anim8te – It honestly doesn’t get hotter than this!

    Since 2011, the Barelesque team have whipped, stripped and painted the town rainbow coloured all for charity and on 22nd April, they return with a distinctly cartoon theme. One of the most talked about evenings of entertainment in London, Barelesque does exactly what the name suggests and punters can expect an evening of […]

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Refuse visas for US ‘gay cure’ preachers & stop the ‘Holy Sexuality Conference’

On 21st April The Seventh Day Adventist Church plans to bring three speakers from the US to London to run a 5-day conference ‘for people that have struggled with same-sex attraction’. This conference will promote the dangerous view that homosexuality is something to be cured. It should not be allowed to take place in the […]

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Stonewall Annual Dinner raises £470,000 for LGBT equality

Stonewall, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality charity, has tonight raised a record £470,000 at its annual Equality Dinner. The event took place at the Hilton on Park Lane and was supported by Aviva, with a champagne reception supported by E.ON. Speakers on the night included Stonewall CEO Ruth Hunt, Vicar of Finedon, broadcaster […]

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HIV Charity mourns Germanwings passenger death

A man who was a volunteer for an HIV charity has been named as one of the passengers killed in the Germanwings plan crash yesterday. Greig Friday was a longstanding volunteer for Victoria AIDS Council (VAC) and was killed along with his mother in the crash. Due to celebrate his 30th birthday at the end […]

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Brave gay teenager post’s Father’s homophobic messages on Facebook

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A Canadian gay teenager has received support from around the world after he used social media to name and shame his homophobic father. ‘Tyler’, who is 15 and from Vancover, came out to his father and was shocked to receive homophobic message from him in return. “‘If only you didn’t reject God and His teachings […]

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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 […]

Trade Unions to lead Birmingham Pride Parade

The 2015 Birmingham Pride Parade will be led by the original members of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM), […]

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 Open University recognised for its ‘outstanding’ impact on diversity

The Open University has received two Excellence in Diversity Awards (EiDA) 2015 – Diverse Education Company and Diversity Champion for […]

Marking IDAHOT at the National Assembly for Wales

By Presiding Officer, Dame Rosemary Butler AM The National Assembly for Wales is the democratically elected body that represents the […]

Victim Support – proudly supporting IDAHOT

Victim Support is one of the many businesses across the country that are proud to mark IDAHOT. The charity also […]