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Election of Methodist Bishop could split the Church

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The Methodist Church in the USA is facing a possible split after an openly gay women was elected as a bishop. The Church in the USA has rules against “Self-Avowed practicing homosexuals” from ordination. However, delegates at the Western Jurisdictional Conference ignored this rule and elected Revd Karen Oliveto to the post of Bishop.  The […]

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Gay Portsmouth asylum seeker detained

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An Algerian man currently living in Portsmouth has been detained and is currently at an immigration removal centre after he traveled to the UK to escape homophobia in his home country. Ahmed Guerrah left Algeria two years ago with his boyfriend, who was arrested in Greece and has since lost communication with Ahmed. The couple […]

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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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Will Young Joins Tinder

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Tinder users might find themselves hooking up with a rather famous British pop star as it is rumored out singer Will Young has joined the dating app. Young has not confirmed his membership yet, but London newspaper Metro UK has published pictures allegedly from his dating profile. Will’s love life has been a pretty quiet […]

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Bourne Free 2016 – This Saturday!

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Bournemouth will once again come together to mark Bourne Free, one of the few Pride events which started with a direct protest against a homophobic event. Ever since the community came together in 2004 in a counter-protest against Christian Voice who were descending upon the town to support a homophobic preacher’s right to speak publicly. […]

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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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Rhondda Cynon Taf Council marks IDAHOT by launching ‘Perthyn’

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Rhondda Cynon Taf Council are celebrating International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, by launching their Staff LGBT network, ‘Perthyn’, which translates into English as ‘Belonging’. Rhondda Cynon Taf Council strongly believes that no-one should face hate crime, bullying, harassment or discrimination simply because of who they are. For that reason, it stands united with people […]

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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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Schools OUT UK, launches a landmark competition to design the LGBT+ History Month Badge for 2022

Every year since its launch in 2004, LGBT+ History Month raises vital funds for its work to make schools safe […]

ANDREW LANCEL TO OPEN LIVERPOOL THEATRE FESTIVAL WITH ONE-MAN LGBT+ COMEDY PLAY BY CITY PLAYWRIGHT JONATHAN HARVEY

Swan Song, a comedy by Liverpool playwright Jonathan Harvey, will open a brand-new theatre festival in the city next week […]

Dame Shirley Bassey To Release New Album as a ‘Thank You’ to her Fans

Today, Decca Records can reveal the signing of Britain’s most successful female artist of all time, Dame Shirley Bassey. With a career spanning […]

Connection’s Conceivable Comeback

Recent surveys in the UK report that approximately one in three women deem themselves less interested in sex than they […]

ALTERNATIVE MANCHESTER PRIDE FESTIVAL 2020

LGBTQ+ Charity Announces Three Days Of Celebrations Of LGBTQ+ Life In Greater Manchester LGBTQ+ charity Manchester Pride has today announced […]

Anthony (Tony) Fenwick, MBE – 27 March 1960-8 July 2020

An obituary by Schools OUT UK (LGBT+ History Month) Tony was a giant of our LGBTQ+ movement. Tony dedicated his […]

CUBITTS CREATE ONE-OFF PRIDE FRAME WITH FASHION DESIGNER AND LAMBETH MAYOR PHILIP NORMAL TO TACKLE LGBTQ+ HOMELESSNESS

Modern spectacle makers Cubitts have collaborated with fashion designer and the UK’s first openly HIV+ mayor, Philip Normal, to create a one-off pair […]

A New Chapter for Brighton’s Queer Cultural Innovators

Marlborough Productions, the company behind the Marlborough Pub & Theatre’s renowned cultural programme have ceased management of the historic LGBTQ+ […]

Schools OUT UK launches #PrideInEducation2020

Schools OUT UK launches #PrideInEducation2020 Schools OUT UK, the education charity working towards equality in education for LGBTQ+ people, today […]

Youth Pride MCR

LGBTQ+ charity takes engagement programme online with programme of workshops for 14+ LGBTQ+ young people and allies Manchester Pride is […]