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IDAHOBIT – Celebrating Difference and Challenging Abuse

IDAHOBIT – Celebrating Difference and Challenging Abuse

Each year on 17 May, LGBT activists and allies across the world mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, known as IDAHOBIT. The date of 17 May was specifically chosen to commemorate the World Health Organization’s decision in 1990 to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder. Initially entitled International Day Against Homophobia, it was […]

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Interim Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton takes charge

Interim Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton takes charge

London’s new interim Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton took up her post from 1st January, becoming the first woman appointed to the role in London Fire Brigade’s 151 year history. Commissioner Cotton, who was previously the Brigade’s Director of Safety and Assurance, took over from Ron Dobson who left the Brigade at the end of 2016 […]

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Lady Gaga visits young homeless LGBT people at the Albert Kennedy Trust

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Global pop superstar Lady Gaga visited the offices of The Albert Kennedy Trust in London and spoke with a number of young lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people, throwing a spotlight on LGBT youth homelessness, and urging people to donate. The surprise visit, which was arranged through The Elton John AIDS Foundation, saw Gaga […]

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World AIDS Day – Don’t forget your ribbon on 1st December

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World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, held for the first time in […]

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Hate Crime week (8th-15th) more important in post-Brexit UK

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There is little doubt that hate played a big part in the result of the Brexit vote. In the run up to polling day, some areas of the media focused entirely on immigration issues, stirring up racism and using it to justify our exit from the EU. However, this focus on race has not only […]

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Rocky Horror Returns to Oxford

Directed by Christopher Luscombe and featuring timeless classics – including ‘Sweet Transvestite’, ‘Damnit Janet’, and of course, the pelvic-thrusting ‘Time […]

LGBT Adoption – “The positives totally outweigh the negatives”

Ian and Jason’s story on adopting through Coram Cambridgeshire Adoption Where it all began… “We had talked about having children […]

The Journey to Acceptance

Life as the director of a Muslim funeral parlour isn’t always easy, but Ayesha has things pretty sorted. She and […]

Andrea Gibson: Hard Truths

The winner of the first ever Women of the World Poetry Slam talks Trump, guns and Christianity with Sam Bennett […]

“Bitch, This Boy Can Sing”

In 2015 Seann Miley Moore moved from Australia to London, in order to take part in The X Factor UK. He walked onstage […]

Policing, Safe Spaces and this Challenging World

Dr Clifford Williams joined the “extremely homophobic” police force in 1987. He recalls his training, which saw the Sexual Offences […]

A Queer Céilí at the Marty Forsythe

Written by Dominic Montague and directed by Paula McFetridge, A Queer Céilí at the Marty Forsythe is an exciting new […]

Matt Cain: Pop, Persecution and Politics

In a week that also saw him meet Michelle Visage after watching her as Miss Hedge in the wonderful musical […]

LGBT History Month

Philip Baldwin, LGBT/HIV activist When I was sitting my GCSEs and A-levels at school, around the turn of the millennium, […]

Our Hidden Histories

2015 marked the tenth anniversary of LGBT History Month in the UK. Playwright in residence for LGBT HM, Stephen M […]