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Understanding The Conversion Therapy Ban

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What is Conversion Therapy?   Conversion therapy tries to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity. The ‘therapy’ itself can look wildly different place-to-place as people who force it on others don’t really know what they’re doing. Some of these might look like:   pseudo-scientific counselling sessions  pain-inducing “aversion therapy”  being induced to ingest “purifying” substances  threatening […]

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Diverse Matters

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Diverse Matters is a diversity and inclusion consultancy that works with organisations within the UK and globally to embed diversity and inclusion within their practices.  We use a tailored approach to ensure that the services required meets the specific needs of the organisation and is fit for purpose as ‘one size does not fit all’. […]

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New National Cervical Screening Campaign Launches

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The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), with the support of NHS England and NHS Improvement, has launched a major new national campaign, Help Us Help You – Cervical Screening Saves Lives, to increase the number of those eligible attending their cervical screening. The campaign is being supported by The National LGB&T Partnership, the LGBT Foundation and […]

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Taking Pride in Progress

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As part of its ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion across its 1,700 managed pubs and office network, Greene King has donated £10,000 from the sales of its limited-edition keg beer to the LBGT+ helpline charity, Switchboard.   Progress Pale Ale is the first ever limited-edition keg beer to be brewed by Greene King. To ensure […]

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The creative mind behind the infamous Thameslink LGBT+ train wrap

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From a design apprenticeship, to train dispatching and now conducting for Southern, Mags Luckhurst has gained experience in a range of roles since joining the railway in 2018. They’re sharing their story for LGBT History Month. “When we started planning for Pride Month at the start of 2019, I thought it would be really cool […]

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Government Independent Review Announced

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Fighting With Pride are pleased to see the Government announce today an Independent Review of what happened to LGBT+ Veterans.  We expect the review to last about 9 months and will report to Parliament on what needs to happen in the future to support LGBT+ Veterans. Whilst we are pleased to see this cornerstone of […]

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

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Ringwood Library has recently launched a Veterans Hub Drop-In, welcoming all service leavers. The Hub meets every Thursday with two sessions, each providing a different aspect: between 10:00-12:00, we meet to discuss shared experiences, participate in activities (such as a monthly cooked brunch!) and access any help and information as needed. Currently, during the afternoon […]

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DWP Armed Forces Champions

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As part of the Armed Forces Covenant, the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) is transforming the way veterans and members of the Armed Forces Community are supported in accessing Jobcentre Plus services, with the introduction of Armed Forces Champions. Armed Forces Champions have specific responsibilities for supporting members of the Armed Forces Community and […]

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

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An increased amount of people will be eligible for a pardon for historical criminal convictions thanks to the new scheme soon to be put into place. Home Secretary Priti Patel is due to announce a plan to “right the wrongs of the past” including the deletion of the wrongful convictions of same-sex activity. This means that those […]

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Review: Somewhere to Belong

4 STARS  Somewhere to belong was a brilliantly witty and clever exploration of societal views on bisexuality and the implications […]

Review: The Mountaintop

Boni Adeliyi stands at the front of The Theatre Chipping Norton stage, reeling off a plethora of names from Black […]

Songs of Queer Women

When banks and sandwich shops have more pride than we do, where can we go to be with our tribe? It’s […]

Understanding The Conversion Therapy Ban

What is Conversion Therapy?   Conversion therapy tries to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity. The ‘therapy’ itself can look […]

Pride and Kink at Battersea

Having spent a lifetime being an inspiration to others, queer, Crip (disabled) artist Dan Daw is finally seizing the moment […]

Trixie Mattel: “GROWN UP” Re-scheduled Tour

She’s back, Drag Queen, musician, stand up comedian, entertainer, entrepreneur. After a successful UK tour in 2018, All Stars 3 winner Trixie […]

The Ministry of Lesbian Affairs

It’s 2022. There’s a rainbow flag in every high street window – and no lesbian bar.   Enter The Ministry […]

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Comes to New Theatre Cardiff

PERFORMANCES BEGIN ON TUESDAY 3RD MAY  Michael Harrison and the Really Useful Group are delighted to announce that direct from […]

Tropicana Queer Comedy Cabaret makes its Oxford Debut

Join queer cabaret icon and performance tour-de-force Aidan Sadler as they take you on the award winning journey to Tropicana!   […]

Finding Somewhere to Belong

Somewhere To Belong, a funny and gloriously unsubtle theatre show about bisexuality that amplifies the voices of those who are […]