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Kiss-in welcomed by Sainsbury’s

A branch of Sainsbury’s in London has been the location of a mass-protest in response to a gay couple being ejected for holding hands. A security guard had apparently responded to a customer complaint and asked Thomas Rees and Joshua Bradwell to leave. The couple were surprised and shocked at the suggestion and said that […]

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New condom guidelines published

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have issued draft consultation on making condoms more accessible to the 16-24 age group. The document is aimed primarily at local authorities and other organisations that currently provide or are considering the provision of free condoms. Produced just days after an NHS decision not to provide […]

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Historic win for NAT as the High Court overturns NHS England refusal to consider PrEP

NAT (National AIDS Trust) is delighted by the judgment passed down in the High Court today that NHS England acted unlawfully in withdrawing PrEP, a game-changing drug preventing transmission of HIV, from its decision-making process. When, after 18 months of preparation, NHS England suddenly abandoned its work on PrEP, NAT considered it had no option […]

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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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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 bishop. The Church in the USA has rules against “Self-Avowed practicing homosexuals” from ordination. However, delegates at the Western Jurisdictional Conference ignored this rule and elected Revd Karen Oliveto to the post of Bishop.  The […]

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Pope calls for apology to homosexuals

Pope Francis has broken further with the traditional Catholic view of homosexuality by saying openly that the Church should not just respect homosexuals but apologise to them for the way they have been treated. While talking to reporters on a flight to Rome after his recent trip to Armenia, the pontiff was asked if he […]

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UK holds vigils for Orlando

Thousands of LGBTs and their allies gathered last night across the world for vigils to mark the worse homophobic hate crime perpetrated on US soil ever. Orlando was naturally the centre of the grief and in the city there was a two hour event with a series of speakers a moving performance by the Orlando […]

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Exeter marks another successful Pride event

Exeter Pride returned for its eighth year over the weekend and hundreds joined the parade and attended the free events in the city. The annual event is getting stronger year on year and has some fantastic support from organisations such as Devon and Cornwall Police and Somerset Fire and Rescue.  The events started with The […]

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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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North Carolina counts the cost

The list of companies objecting to controversial new legislation in North Carolina are now starting to have a negative effect on the economy of the state, reports international media. A sudden and under-debated piece of legislation was introduced by the North Carolina House and Senate in under 12 hours in March. The bill requires public […]

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Reading Pride ready to rock the town this weekend

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

The full line up for Reading Pride has been announced !

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From multi-platinum and gold selling artist Sam and the Womp and Eurovision finalists Joe and Jake to the likes of […]

The Pink Festival

During the first weekend of September, The Pink Festival will be headlined by Andy Bell – best known as the […]

Christian Voice slams Tom Daley and Caster Semenya

Openly homophobic UK ‘prayer group’ Christian Voice has found itself back in the news after a long absence by stating […]

Kiss-in welcomed by Sainsbury’s

A branch of Sainsbury’s in London has been the location of a mass-protest in response to a gay couple being […]

Swindon and Wiltshire Pride returns for an 8th year

Swindon Pride was launched in 2008, with the first ever Pride festival being held in the town. In 2009, the […]