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British singer adds gay slant to Cheers theme tune

British singer K Anderson has added a distinctly gay slant to a classic and well-loved theme tune. The 80s TV show Cheers, which was based around a bar in Boston, had a notoriously catchy theme tune which K Anderson felt was especially apt for the LGBT+ community. The original song was sung by Gary Portnoy […]

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1 in 12 adoptions in England now to same-sex couples

Three in four LGBT people going through the adoption process actively consider adopting siblings, according to new research by New Family Social. However, the majority are matched with a single child first or are told no suitable match is available. The report Strength in Numbers: LGBT people on adopting siblings recommends that when approved LGBT […]

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Same-sex marriage comes to the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man’s new Marriage and Civil Partnership Act has been granted royal assent, which means same-sex couples will soon be able to tie the knot on the island. The Act is based upon the same one in England and Wales, which made same-sex marriage legal in 2013. The Isle of Man is not […]

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Unison launches survey on public spending cuts

The cuts in public spending on services affects us all in various ways, but how has it affected the LGBT+ community? Unison has commissioned NatCen Social Research to find out and you can help by filling in the survey. The study will help Unison better understand and re-act to the effect of reductions in public […]

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Abingdon refuses to fly rainbow flag

Organisers of Oxford Pride have expressed their anger at a vote by Abingdon Town Council not to fly a rainbow flag at the town hall, citing worries about how the town will be viewed if it does. The council met recently and voted 7 to 6 not to fly the flag, with one Councillor asking […]

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Outgoing Mayor Appointed Reading Pride Patron

Reading Pride is delighted to announce that outgoing Mayor of Reading Councillor Sarah Hacker has agreed to become the charity’s new patron. Councillor Hacker handed over the Mayoral chains to Mohammed Ayub last week following a year in which she has helped many organisations, and raised over £10,000 for her chosen charities. Of her new role […]

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IDAHOT – Celebrating our own diversity

Ross Davies is the Diversity and Inclusion Manager at the National Assembly for Wales. He talks to Fyne about the importance of International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). “Each year on 17 May, people across the world mark IDAHOBIT to celebrate the diversity of gender identities and sexual orientations. The day is used […]

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New app addresses sexual health issues in the UK

The Sexual Advice Association, a UK charity focussed on improving sexual function and wellbeing, today announced the launch of a free smartphone app designed to allow people to ask the questions about their sex lives that they didn’t feel comfortable asking before. The SMART app provides an option for people to get expert advice to […]

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