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FTSE 100 annual reports reveal lack of commitment to LGBT diversity

: A literature review  of all of the FTSE 100’s 2014 Annual Reports reveals that the UK’s largest listed companies are failing to effectively communicate their engagement with the issue of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) inclusion, most comprehensively overlooking transgender staff. While 99% of the annual reports refer to diversity as a whole, […]

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An Audience with Gareth Thomas

Friday 11 Sep 2015 – Doors 7pm. £10 including booking fee. U18’s £10. One of the most successful and well-respected Welsh rugby players shares his life experiences and moving, personal journey of his identity struggle, amidst sporting triumph, through to his work as a gay rights activist and icon with local sports media celeb, Paul […]

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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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Scouts announce end to gay leader ban

The Boy Scouts of America have declared 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 of the ban and the board has passed the final […]

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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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‘Im Proud to be Straight’

August brings Pride to the capital of Wales, with the people of Cardiff and beyond spending the day listening to […]

Reading Pride ready to rock the town

Reading Pride was formed in 2003 to represent and support the local LGBT+ community. Since the first Festival, attendance has […]

The countdown has begun for Pride Cymru!

This year Pride Cymru has an impressive line-up of live main stage acts, special guests and plenty homegrown talent. The variety […]

Cornwall Pride ’15

Cornwall Pride is fast approaching and while it has been a difficult year for raising funds, the Committee has been […]

Support our entry for the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2016

Hampshire Constabulary is running its biggest survey ever about hate crime, domestic violence and sexual assault in the LGB&T community. […]

FTSE 100 annual reports reveal lack of commitment to LGBT diversity

: A literature review  of all of the FTSE 100’s 2014 Annual Reports reveals that the UK’s largest listed companies […]