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Scouts expected to announce leader ban

An announcement is expected later today from the Boy Scouts of America in which they will declare a partial change in policy on the controversial gay leader ban. The decision comes after Defense Secretary Robert Gates called on the organisation’s president to ‘reflect’ upon the ban. The National Executive Committee last month approved the lifting […]

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Sir Ian McKellen and Paul O’Grady back RVT Future’s campaign to make the Royal Vauxhall Tavern a listed building

Yesterday, New York’s Stonewall Inn was awarded Landmark Status in recognition of its role in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) history. Today, as Pride weekend approaches, Sir Ian McKellen and Paul O’Grady give their support to a community campaign to make the Royal Vauxhall Tavern – believed to be the UK’s oldest LGBTQ […]

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Hidden ‘scandal’ of LGB and T hate crime exposed

Fear of how they will be treated is leading to thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGB and T) not reporting hate crimes. As a result perpetrators are evading justice, a new report published today reveals. Evidence nationally suggests around 35,000 cases of hate crime committed against people because of their sexual orientation […]

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Tel Aviv’s Largest Ever Pride Festival Attracted a Record 180,000 Participants

  ‘Tel Aviv Loves all Genders’ The biggest-ever Tel Aviv Pride Festival took place over the last week with the participation of over 180,000 people from Israel and abroad. The parade, held under the theme “Tel Aviv Loves All Genders” marks the City?s commitment of support to the Transgender community, and was launched by the […]

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New police vehicle underlines commitment to increase reporting of hate crime

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) and Hampshire Constabulary are working closely with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGB & T) communities to reinforce trust in policing. A police Ford Focus carrying the existing artwork of Hampshire Constabulary’s established Lesbian and Gay Liaison Officers (LAGLO) was unveiled at the force’s Families […]

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Gay Pirates…who knew!

They were the feared and violent criminals of the sea. The loss of a leg or an eye could not stop them from boarding your ship and taking everything. And if you crossed them, they would think nothing of making you ‘walk the plank’. Yet pirates were actually trailblazers with laws that where centuries ahead […]

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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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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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Pre-order the Eurovision digital album now!

Eurovision 2015 album out now While we already know the release date of the physical CD and the DVD for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest, then now you can also pre-order the digital album! The digital album also includes all the 40 competing songs of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest and will be released as […]

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

Gay Teenager Facebook

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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Scouts expected to announce leader ban

An announcement is expected later today from the Boy Scouts of America in which they will declare a partial change […]

North Wales Pride attracts a wealth of talent

North Wales Pride is returning 24th-26th July 2015! The event will be held at Hendre Hall with camping during the weekend […]

Teens hanged in Iran remembered by Peter Tatchell Foundation & Out and Proud Diamond Group at London vigil

Peter Tatchell Foundation & Out and Proud Diamond Group hold London vigil for teens hanged in Iran

To mark the tenth anniversary of Iran’s hanging of two teenagers, Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhoni, the Peter Tatchell Foundation […]

Bournemouth Borough Council in Education Equality Index Top 10

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Stonewall have announced the winners of its 2015 Education Equality Index. And Bournemouth Borough Council have once again been placed […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council gives homophobia the boot

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is fully committed to ending homophobia and promoting the benefits of an inclusive workplace. It was […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is proud to be at Pride Cymru

Following a successful attendance at Pride Cymru last year, where a large number of Rhondda Cynon Taf residents were consulted […]