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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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St Mary’s School, Henley on Thames, Receives National Award

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  St Mary’s Preparatory School, Henley on Thames, has been recognised by National charity Stonewall for their work in creating an atmosphere of tolerance and respect in their school. The Stonewall School Champion Awards allow schools based in England to effectively benchmark their progress and give direction to their ongoing work in tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying and […]

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National Adoption Week (14-20 October)

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LGBT+ parenting has never been more visible, whether on the news, in shows like Emmerdale, or at the school gate as increasing numbers of same-sex couples share the school run. In 2018 a record 1 in 8 adoptions in England were to same-sex couples. But there’s an increasing and urgent need for more LGBT+ people […]

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Safe Spaces for LGBT+ Expats

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Choosing where to set up base when you’re an LGBT+ expat can be difficult. Not only do you have the same decision making as your straight counterparts –destination, cost and language – but you also have to consider whether the culture will welcome you, and your rights and your community will be safe. Laws change […]

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The Wrong Kind of 80s Revival

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I’ve written in these pages previously about Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988; a pernicious little sinew of discriminatory law that referred to homosexuality as a ‘pretended family relationship’. This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots and the 30th anniversary of the eponymous charity that was the focal point of efforts to repeal Section 28 in the UK. However, amidst celebration of milestones have been some […]

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Oxfordshire’s first “Starting a Family” Seminar for LGBT+ parents

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  Oxfordshire Solicitors Spratt Endicott and Barristers Chambers 3 Paper Buildings will hold a seminar on 13th of June to provide information for prospective LGBT parents who are planning on starting a family. The event, which is free to attend, will be held at Oxford Holiday Inn from 3-7pm and will discuss the different options […]

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LGBT Adoption – “The positives totally outweigh the negatives”

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Ian and Jason’s story on adopting through Coram Cambridgeshire Adoption Where it all began… “We had talked about having children before, and one day we asked each other the ‘what if’ question. We looked at our options and decided that if we were going to do this then adopting would be the best way forward. […]

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The Journey to Acceptance

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Life as the director of a Muslim funeral parlour isn’t always easy, but Ayesha has things pretty sorted. She and Zeyd share everything: a marriage, a business, a future. Until Tom walks in to organise his boyfriend’s funeral. A snap moral decision, informed by the values of their community and their faith, has profound consequences. […]

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Adoption: “Life Does Change but Nothing is Missed”

Coram Adoption tell us about Paul and Mark, who adopted their son Stephen in 2013, as we mark National Adoption Week 15-21 October is National Adoption Week, a campaign that highlights the need to find families for the vulnerable children who so desperately need them. Coram, which runs one of the largest and most successful […]

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Review: Bat out of Hell

Bat out of Hell: the award winning musical featuring Jim Steinman and MeatLoaf’s Greatest Hits At the New Theatre, Oxford until Saturday 16th October Bat out […]

Queer In Brighton

Present…  Queer History Club(bing!) Vol #1  Sunday Oct 24th 4.30-8pm, Ironworks Studios 30 Cheapside, Brighton BN1 4GD  Queer In Brighton/Queer […]

Awards Ceremony to celebrate the achievements of older people in communities across Wales

Organised by Age Connects Wales, the inaugural Older Person’s Awards will be launched to celebrate the achievements of older people in communities […]

Anne Lister returns to Calderdale with Piece Hall Installation

On 26 September, a landmark sculpture of prominent 19th century diarist, landowner, entrepreneur, scholar, traveller, and lesbian, Anne Lister, was unveiled in […]

Switzerland votes to legalize same-sex marriage

Switzerland agreed to legalise civil marriage and the right to adopt children for same-sex couples by a nearly two-thirds majority […]

Altitude Set Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY SPECIAL EVENT IN UK & IRISH CINEMAS ON 29TH SEPTEMBER! Directed by: Ric Burns  ‘A multi-layered […]

SWEETHEART

Peccadillo Pictures Announces 24th September UK & Irish Theatrical Date For: Sweetheart A Film by: Marley Morrison  Film London, BFI, BBC […]

GRIPPING DRAMA COMES TO THE NEW THEATRE!

TUESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER – Saturday 2 OCTOBER 2021 Based on the book by the multi-million number 1 best-selling author Peter James, the […]

CICADA

PECCADILLO PICTURES ANNOUNCES 5TH NOVEMBERUK AND IRISH THEATRICAL & DIGITAL RELEASE DATE FOR: CICADA Directed by Kieran Mulcare and Matthew FiferWritten […]

Welsh University of the Year 2022

Cardiff University has been named Welsh University of the Year in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022. […]