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Rainbow flags raised across the UK

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Rainbow flags have appeared all over the UK to herald the start of LGBT History Month. Colleges across Oxford and Cambridge University, the Welsh National Assembly and the Guildhall in Bath are just a few of the notable buildings that have hoisted the rainbow flag to show their support. With the initiative going from strength […]

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School’s Out issue statement on Julie Bindel appearance

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Schools OUT UK wishes to make a statement concerning the proposed appearance of Julie Bindel at The Working Class Movement Library in Manchester on the 4th of February, which is promoted on the LGBT History Month Calendar. As the creators of LGBT History Month and the owners of the website and associated social media, we […]

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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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Launch of World’s Fastest HIV Self Test in UK

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Ahead of European HIV Testing Week (18-25 November), the world’s fastest HIV self-test will go on sale in the UK, relieving pressure on overcrowded sexual health clinics. bioLytical Laboratories, a world leader in rapid infectious disease tests, has developed the INSTI® HIV Self Testfollowing research revealing that over 103,000 people are living with HIV in the UK […]

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Unfairly convicted gay men to get pardon

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Gay men in England and Wales who were convicted of now-abolished sexual offences will receive an official pardon, the government has announced. There are currently thousands of men in the UK who were convicted under laws which made consensual same-sex acts illegal, even though they are perfectly legal today. The un-equal age of consent and […]

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Simon Cowell says sorry for back door joke

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X factor judge Simon Cowell has said sorry after he seemingly joked about a TV presenter’s sexuality and caused upset among many viewers. Simon was appearing on the X Factor spin-off show Xtra Factor when the comment was made by the 57 year-old music mogul, which is co-hosted by openly gay singer and previous contestant […]

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Pope welcomes homosexuals, but dismisses LGBT issues in education

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Pope Francis has continued to surprise the Catholic world by calling for homosexuals and transsexuals to be accepted and embraced by the Church. However, he did add that he is strongly opposed to schools promoting or endorsing such tendencies. The official line from the Vatican is that homosexual acts are sinful but homosexuality as an orientation […]

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First pride flag in space

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LGBTs have now officially made their mark on space! Not content with having out flag flying over town halls on Pride day, the rainbow flag has now made its way into space! The flag was reportedly sent up with the aid of a high-altitude balloon in August and the GoPro footage has just been released. […]

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The full line up for Reading Pride has been announced !

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From multi-platinum and gold selling artist Sam and the Womp and Eurovision finalists Joe and Jake to the likes of Sandra London, the world renowned drag artist it’s all happening at Reading Pride this year!! The ever growing Reading Pride Festival, which see over 12,000 attendees throughout the day in celebration of equality and diversity […]

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Christian Voice slams Tom Daley and Caster Semenya

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Openly homophobic UK ‘prayer group’ Christian Voice has found itself back in the news after a long absence by stating that Caster Semenya is not a woman and Tom Daley’s career has been hindered by his ‘choice’ to be gay. Christian Voice, which sparked the start of the Bourne Free event when it organised an […]

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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 […]