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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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Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January each year. It’s a time for us to pause to remember the millions of people who have been murdered or whose lives have been changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur. On HMD we ask you […]

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Memphis the Musical – More tickets go on sale!

Memphis the Musical has announced that 320,000 tickets are being put on sale as booking extends to 31st October 2015. The additional tickets will be available through the Box Office and all ticket agents from this Friday 7thNovember at 9am. Opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre to public and critical acclaim last month, David Bryan and […]

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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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H&M recruits Caitlyn Jenner for new campaign

  Clothing company H&M have recruited Caitlyn Jenner to be the face of their new sportswear campaign.  Launched just a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Election of Methodist Bishop could split the Church

The Methodist Church in the USA is facing a possible split after an openly gay women was elected as a […]

Gay Portsmouth asylum seeker detained

An Algerian man currently living in Portsmouth has been detained and is currently at an immigration removal centre after he […]

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+ […]