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58th LFF reveals strong LGBT focus

The 58th LFF (London Film Festival) will run between Wednesday 8th October – Sunday 19th October and this year has a particularly strong focus in the programme on films with LGBT relevance. This focus covers everything from historical biopics detailing the repressive ‘gross indecency’ laws and the events leading to the controversial murder of a […]

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender couples urged to research honeymoon destinations

New research suggests fewer than half of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB&T) couples research whether a destination is LGB&T-friendly before travelling overseas   The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) is encouraging LGB&T couples going on honeymoons overseas to choose their destination with care after new research suggested that less than half (46%) of LGB&T […]

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Russia passes anti-gay propaganda law

Russia’s Parliament has passed a federal law which banns ‘gay propaganda’. The law states that ‘propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations’ should be banned for minors. This in effect means it is no longer legal to tell children same-sex relationships are equal to heterosexual ones in schools. The distribution of gay rights material will also now […]

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Join the Global Rainbow Flashmob today!

If you haven’t heard yet, this year the IDAHO committee team is lending a special support to rainbow themed flashmobs around the world today (May 17th).  It is hoped this will give an added vibrancy, buzz and common signature to unique local actions. You can find out all about it in the new, dedicated website: […]

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Accenture tops Stonewall’s 2013 list of gay-friendly employers

Gentoo and the Co-op complete the top three on tenth anniversary of key legal change protecting gay workers   Stonewall today publishes its Top 100 Employers 2013, showcasing Britain’s best employers for lesbian, gay and bisexual staff. Accenture tops the list; in second place is Gentoo and the Co-operative comes third.   This is the […]

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New equal marriage group hopes to act as voice for marginalised Christians

Ever thought it was impossible to be a Christian and support same-sex marriage? If so, think again. At the dawn of a new year, an organisation has been established that believes just that . Christians for Equal Marriage UK is already attracting interest from across the country, and aims to act as a voice for those […]

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As Terrence Higgins Trust marks 30 years, Boris Johnson backs HIV testing campaign

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson is backing a major HIV testing campaign in the run up to World AIDS Day on 1 December. HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust, which marks its 30th anniversary with a reception at City Hall on 19th November, has launched England’s first ever National HIV Testing Week. […]

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Bletchley Park Launches Special Edition Alan Turing Monopoly

Bletchley Park is delighted to officially launch the Alan Turing Monopoly board, developed from a unique original board in the Bletchley Park Museum, hand-drawn by William Newman, son of Turing’s mentor, Max, over sixty years ago. In this special edition of Monopoly, the squares around the board and revised Chance and Community Chest cards tell […]

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Williams – The Church could do more for LGBTs

Three months before he is due to leave the post of Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams has stated that he feels the Church has not supported LGBTs strongly enough. Although still opposed to the Conservative’s plans for same-sex marriage, Dr Williams has said that the Church should speak out more for the rights of […]

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Oxford University relax gender dress-code

Oxford University, the second oldest university in the English speaking world has relaxed its gender dress restrictions for formal events. The University has up until now only allowed cis females to wear skirts and cis men to wear ties or bow ties. However, a motion put forward by the LGBTQ soc raised concerns over the […]

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Birmingham puts LGBTQ identities at the heart of its curriculum

The University of Birmingham is taking steps to ensure that its curriculum is inclusive towards those with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender […]

Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ celebrates 15 triumphant years in London

On Sunday 19th October Disney’s THE LION KING will celebrate its 15th anniversary at London’s Lyceum Theatre. The award-winning musical […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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