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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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Native American nation introduces same-sex marriage

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When same-sex marriage was introduced across all 50 states last year, there was an exception for Native American nations who live within the United States, recognising their autonomy. However, the Cherokee and Navajos nations, the two largest in the country, have now over-turned their own ban on same-sex marriages which was enacted in 2004. The […]

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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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Adoptions by same-sex couples in England now nearly 1 in 10

Adoptions by same-sex couples in England now nearly 1 in 10

New figures published today by the Department for Education show adoptions by same-sex couples accounted for 9.6 per cent of all adoptions in England in 2016. This was a rise from 8.4 per cent in 2015 and is the highest proportion of all adoptions in the country to date. The total number of adoptions by same-sex […]

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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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New condom guidelines published

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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

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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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New app addresses sexual health issues in the UK

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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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Improving the Much-loved Marlborough

For the past ten years, the Marlborough Pub & Theatre in Brighton has put on “work which is at the […]

Speaking Out: Gareth Thomas

The openly gay ex-rugby player  talks homophobia, bullying, and his upcoming Beauty and the Beast panto gig. Since retiring from […]

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 […]

Men’s Health and Movember: “An Everlasting Difference”

  The Movember Foundation tackles men’s health on a global scale, year round. Millions have joined the movement, raising over […]

HIV Diagnoses Fell by 17% Across the UK Last Year

As Fyne Times readers may know I was diagnosed with HIV in January 2010, when I was 24 years old. […]

Be a Better Trans Ally

If you aren’t trans yourself, it can sometimes feel like you are walking on eggshells when talking to a trans […]

“Fully Happy”

Gabriel Barnes talks political conflict, being transgender, and the Albert Kennedy Trust Gabriel Barnes fled South Africa aged 16, and […]

A Homotopian Rent Party

Sam Bennett During the 1920s Harlem Renaissance, poor African Americans – paid low wages yet asked for disproportionately high rent […]

“If I Sound Angry…”

Linda Bellos OBE talks racism, Thatcher and trans with Sam Bennett “My growing-up years were spent as a socialist and […]

“It’s not Black and White”

No Offence is a British Museum partnership touring exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act (1967) which […]