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Boy stands in the way of anti-gay march

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A photo is circulating on the internet of a 12 year old boy standing up to thousands of people on an anti-gay march in Mexico. Taken at the weekend, the boy is shown standing in the road in front of 11,000 protesters with his arms open wide. It later emerged that the young boy has […]

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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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British singer adds gay slant to Cheers theme tune

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British singer K Anderson has added a distinctly gay slant to a classic and well-loved theme tune. The 80s TV show Cheers, which was based around a bar in Boston, had a notoriously catchy theme tune which K Anderson felt was especially apt for the LGBT+ community. The original song was sung by Gary Portnoy […]

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1 in 12 adoptions in England now to same-sex couples

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Three in four LGBT people going through the adoption process actively consider adopting siblings, according to new research by New Family Social. However, the majority are matched with a single child first or are told no suitable match is available. The report Strength in Numbers: LGBT people on adopting siblings recommends that when approved LGBT […]

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Same-sex marriage comes to the Isle of Man

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The Isle of Man’s new Marriage and Civil Partnership Act has been granted royal assent, which means same-sex couples will soon be able to tie the knot on the island. The Act is based upon the same one in England and Wales, which made same-sex marriage legal in 2013. The Isle of Man is not […]

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Unison launches survey on public spending cuts

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The cuts in public spending on services affects us all in various ways, but how has it affected the LGBT+ community? Unison has commissioned NatCen Social Research to find out and you can help by filling in the survey. The study will help Unison better understand and re-act to the effect of reductions in public […]

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Abingdon refuses to fly rainbow flag

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Organisers of Oxford Pride have expressed their anger at a vote by Abingdon Town Council not to fly a rainbow flag at the town hall, citing worries about how the town will be viewed if it does. The council met recently and voted 7 to 6 not to fly the flag, with one Councillor asking […]

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Outgoing Mayor Appointed Reading Pride Patron

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Reading Pride is delighted to announce that outgoing Mayor of Reading Councillor Sarah Hacker has agreed to become the charity’s new patron. Councillor Hacker handed over the Mayoral chains to Mohammed Ayub last week following a year in which she has helped many organisations, and raised over £10,000 for her chosen charities. Of her new role […]

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IDAHOT – Celebrating our own diversity

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Ross Davies is the Diversity and Inclusion Manager at the National Assembly for Wales. He talks to Fyne about the importance of International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). “Each year on 17 May, people across the world mark IDAHOBIT to celebrate the diversity of gender identities and sexual orientations. The day is used […]

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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 […]