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22nd Anniversary Of The Lifting Of The Ban On LGBT+ Personnel In The UK Armed Forces

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Today we acknowledge the 22nd anniversary of the lifting of the ban on LGBT+ personnel in the UK Armed Forces. Transgender personnel had been allowed to serve openly from January 1999. Much has been accomplished in the last year, but we still have a long way to go before LGBT+ Veterans and families impacted by that […]

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LGBT+ Adoptions

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LGBT+ people still account for 1 in 6 adoptions in England in 2021, despite fall in numbers  Wales sees ‘problematic’ tumble in LGBT+ people granted adoption orders over the same time Coronavirus’ impact on the adoption sector was clear this week with the publication of statistics for 2021. Adoptions in England fell to 2,870 in […]

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Elaine Chambers

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My name is Elaine Chambers. Sadly, the career I intended to follow for my whole working life was dramatically cut short one sunny August in 1987 when everything changed forever. Five years prior I joined Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps. It was a such an exciting prospect for me, I was destined to become a nurse in one […]

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Menopause is a trade union issue

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At Community, we are proud to support members going through the menopause with practical tools, help in the workplace, as well as campaign nationally for a #MenopauseRevolution. During a recent roundtable we held with Community members and Community MP Carolyn Harris, who is leading the charge in Parliament on menopause legislation, our members shared personal stories, explaining their struggles […]

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Real Stories: Coram Adoption

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There are nearly 2,500 children waiting to be adopted in England but according to the most recent statistics, children are waiting longer to find permanent families. However, LGBT+ adoption is on the rise, boosting children’s chances by offering them the much-needed love and stability of a permanent family.  As we mark National Adoption Week from […]

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Cambridge University Press and Assessment

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“History is everyone’s story” Cambridge University Press and Assessment help millions of people worldwide to unlock their potential. Our qualifications, assessments, academic publications, and original research spread knowledge, spark curiosity and aid understanding around the world. OCR is one of our UK exams boards, our syllabuses guide what children are taught from age 14 upwards. It’s a […]

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Switzerland votes to legalize same-sex marriage

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Switzerland agreed to legalise civil marriage and the right to adopt children for same-sex couples by a nearly two-thirds majority in a referendum on Sunday, making it one of the last countries in Western Europe to legalise gay marriage. According to results provided by the Swiss federal chancellery, 64.1% of voters voted in favour of […]

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Fighting With Pride: Cenotaph

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LGBT+ veterans to remember the fallen at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday for the first time .  It has been announced that  for  Remembrance Sunday  2021, LGBT+ veterans will honour fellow servicemen and women at the National Service of Remembrance. It is the first time LGBT+ veterans have been  openly  invited to the event at the Cenotaph.  […]

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PALAVER Festival

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A pioneering new LGBTQ+ arts festival specifically for children and families comes to Cambridge Junction 10am-5pm, Thursday 28th October, 2021.    Fatt Projects and Cambridge Junction present PALAVER Festival, celebrating the radical potential of LGBTQ+ inclusive performance work specifically created for children aged 3-8 and family audiences. PALAVER Festival offers a joyful, messy and delightfully unruly programme of high-quality entertainment providing essential representation, space and dialogue.   Over the course of one day in October half-term, Cambridge Junction gets a dazzling PALAVER makeover, transforming this […]

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Glow Your Own

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Cj Zangerle Murray is an Argentine/English queer, trans, visual artist, musician and educator based in the North East, with an MSc in neuroaesthetics. They’ve worked in schools and on creative community projects with children and young people from a diverse range of backgrounds. They are an LGBTQIA+ awareness trainer for Curious Arts – an organisation […]

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Ringwood Library, Hampshire, Looking To Engage With LGBT+ Veterans

Ringwood Library has recently launched a Veterans Hub Drop-In, welcoming all service leavers. The Hub meets every Thursday with two […]

DWP Armed Forces Champions

As part of the Armed Forces Covenant, the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) is transforming the way veterans and […]

22nd Anniversary Of The Lifting Of The Ban On LGBT+ Personnel In The UK Armed Forces

Today we acknowledge the 22nd anniversary of the lifting of the ban on LGBT+ personnel in the UK Armed Forces. Transgender […]

Pardons Scheme Will Extend to All consensual Gay Sex Convictions Under Newly Abolished Laws

An increased amount of people will be eligible for a pardon for historical criminal convictions thanks to the new scheme soon […]

Somewhere To Belong

Tuesday 25 – Friday 28 January 2022   The Crypt – VAULT Festival ‘They said “You’re Bi – you like your […]

Review: Séayoncé at The Glory

10 December 2021 – Sam Bennett Rudi Douglas sits at the piano, captivating London’s The Glory audience with a gorgeous […]

JANET DEVLIN NEW EP ‘IT’S NOT THAT DEEP’ OUT NOW

Northern-Irish singer-songwriter has released her much-anticipated EP It’s Not That Deep on 10th December, a collection of songs (covers and originals) that […]

MyGwork Secures Additional £1.6m For Global Expansion

MyGwork, the  global business LGBTQ+ recruitment and networking platform,  has secured  £1.6 million  in the latest funding round led by  24Haymarket  to  grow […]

Awkward Productions presents: how to live a jellicle life

Following the success of Awkward Conversations With Animals I’ve F*cked (Underbelly Edinburgh 2018, King’s Head Theatre + National Tour 2019) […]

THE NEW THEATRE PANTO IS BACK!

The New Theatre’s unmissable family pantomime is back.  The festive favourite Aladdin opens on Saturday 4 December 2021, featuring eye […]