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Victim Support Projects – Wales

Victim Support Projects - Wales

  Victim Support Cymru run two specialist projects that offer free and confidential support to the LGBT+ community. Rainbow Bridge Rainbow Bridge was set up in 2015 and receives funding from the Big Lottery Fund to support and empower victims of domestic abuse who identify as LGBT+ in Cardiff and The Vale. This can include […]

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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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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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Two decades plus of safer LGBT+ communities in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

Inspector Kirsten Troman from Hampshire Constabulary on International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.  Having the trust and confidence of […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf showing support for IDAHOBIT.

Today is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) and we celebrate this on May 17th as it commemorates […]

IDAHOBIT – Justice and Protection for all

Nicola Stephens, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, National Assembly for Wales In recognition and celebration of the advances made towards improving […]

“I Do” Declare… Wedding Looks, Tracks and Venues with Blair St. Clair

Last year Blair St. Clair’s debut dance pop album Call My Life reached the number one spot on iTunes Dance […]

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 […]