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UK

What kissing gay couple claim driver said before kicking them off

Jack James, 23, and his partner were on a number 89 bus near Blackheath when the driver ordered them off following an anti-gay rant, saying 'My bus, my rules', they claim
standard.co.uk 20 Oct 14

 

Stephen Gately's family to hire private investigator for fresh inquiry into his death

Stephen Gately

Tony Gately, the former singer's younger brother, claims his family never had a full explanation from Gately's partner Andrew Cowles after the Boyzone star was found dead in the apartment they shared in Majorca five years ago
dailymail.co.uk 20 Oct 14

 

WORLD

Anti-gay Russian lawmaker Milonov protests homoerotic Tom of Finland stamps

Anti-gay Russian lawmaker Milonov protests homoerotic Tom of Finland stamps

St. Petersburg lawmaker Vitaly Milonov has appealed to Russian Post to prevent an influx of postage stamps depicting homoerotic scenes by a Finnish artist that the outspoken deputy says violate Russia's anti-gay-propaganda law
themoscowtimes.com 20 Oct 14

 

GAY HISTORY

Thomas Barrow will try to 'cure' his homosexuality in Downton Abbey

He will try to 'cure' his homosexuality with a controversial medical experiment in the period drama. In the 1920s, homosexuality was illegal, meaning that for men like Thomas, it was a risk to let anyone know the truth about their sexual orientation
stv.tv 20 Oct 14

 

Weekend

 

O-M-G

Catholic synod: Pope Francis suffers setback on gays

Pope Francis suffers setback on gays

Pope Francis has suffered a setback as proposals for wider acceptance of gay people failed to win a two-thirds majority at a Catholic Church synod.

A draft issued half-way through the meeting of senior clerics had called for greater openness towards homosexuals, and divorced and remarried Catholics.

But those paragraphs were not approved, and stripped from the final report
bbc.co.uk 18 Oct 14

Gay rights groups 'disappointed'
bbc.co.uk

 

Young U.S. Catholics overwhelmingly accepting of homosexuality

Young U.S. Catholics overwhelmingly accepting of homosexuality 85% of Catholics ages 18-29 said in a 2014 Pew Research Center survey that homosexuality should be accepted by society, compared with just 13% who said it should be discouraged. Even among Catholics ages 65 and older, 57% say that homosexuality should be accepted
pewresearch.org 18 Oct 14

 

GAY PRIDE

Pride in London seeks three new directors

Pride in London seeks three new directors

1. Strategic Delivery Director - to lead our volunteer Operations Team

2. Sponsorship and Fundraising Director - essential to ensure that we have the funding

3. Legal and Secretarial Director - to ensure that we all keep on the straight and narrow

Full details 18 Oct 14

TUC open discussion on Pride in London
- 6pm, Mon 27 Oct
Register to attend 16 Oct 14

 

SHOW BIZ

Artist beaten up over Butt Plug Sculpture

Paul McCarthy Beaten Up over Butt Plug Sculpture

Paul McCarthy received complaints that he was corrupting and misusing the "sacred symbol" of the Christmas tree, as part of the "Hors Les Murs" program at Place Vendôme, Paris
artnet.com 19 Oct 14

 

USA

Two male strippers quarantined after sitting near Ebola nurse on plane

Two male strippers quarantined after sitting near Ebola nurse on plane

Axl Goode and Taylor Cole have placed themselves under voluntary quarantine on the advice of the CDC after finding out they sat less than 3 feet away from Ebola-stricken nurse Amber Vinson on her flight from Cleveland to Dallas
gawker.com 19 Oct 14

 


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O-M-G

Vatican edits out 'welcoming' to focus on 'providing for' gays

Pope two fingers

Facing outrage from traditional Catholics, top clergy at a Vatican meeting on Thursday altered a document meant to guide future outreach to gays and lesbians, changing the goal of "welcoming homosexual persons" to "providing for homosexual persons."
washingtonpost.com 17 Oct 14

 

GAY SPORTS

Manchester gay rugby team in flamboyant singalong to hit from Disney's Lion King

Manchester gay rugby team in flamboyant singalong to hit from Disney's Lion King

They might look so macho... but there's nothing these rugby guys like more than belting out hits from Disney's The Lion King on tour. The Manchester Village Spartans sing along with the film's hit song Just Can't Wait To Be King
manchestereveningnews 17 Oct 14

 

CYBER-GAYS

Hook-up Apps are destroying gay youth culture

Hook-up Apps are destroying gay youth culture

Many dating apps help perpetuate what people scorn about LGBT: promiscuity, impersonal behavior, and compromised interpersonal connection
time.com 17 Oct 14

 

TRANS

Kellie Maloney having final operation in January

Kellie Maloney having final operation in January

Ex-boxing promoter Kellie Maloney talks movingly of her reconciliation with her daughter, who says seeing her father as a woman is 'the best feeling'
dailymail.co.uk 17 Oct 14

 


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GAY MARRIAGE

Government regulations set out the process for the conversion of civil partnerships into marriages

Government regulations set out the process for the conversion of civil partnerships into marriages

Minister for Skills and Equalities, Nick Boles, has announced that couples in a civil partnership will have the option to convert it into a marriage from 10 December this year, once regulations laid before Parliament yesterday are approved
familylaw.co.uk 16 Oct 14

 

UK

A thousand kisses to support store couple

A thousand kisses to support store couple

More than a thousand students and supporters of gay rights descended on the Sainsbury's store in New England Street, Brighton, in protest after a lesbian couple were told they would be thrown out if they did not stop kissing
theargus.co.uk 16 Oct 14

 

HIV AIDS

PROUD study finds pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is highly protective against HIV for gay men

PROUD study finds pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is highly protective against HIV for gay men

The PROUD Trial Steering Committee says participants currently on the deferred arm of the study, who have not yet started PrEP, will be offered the opportunity to begin PrEP ahead of schedule
proud.mrc.ac.uk 16 Oct 14

Most exciting development in HIV prevention in some years
tht.org.uk 16 Oct 14

 

How you can take part in Pants2HIV

GMFA says pants2HIV

Support GMFA by:
1. Posing in your pants, wear them over your trousers, on your head, on your pet's head - any way you like.
2. Write on a piece of paper:
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Text 'GMFA14 £5' to 70070

3. Take a selfie and post it online
4. Donate
gmfa.org.uk 16 Oct 14

 

GAY HISTORY

First photo of prisoner Oscar Wilde was 'attracted to' revealed

Henry Bushnell

The only known photograph of a working-class man Oscar Wilde took an interest in has been unearthed in a search of Reading Prison archives. The playwright had been "attracted to" Henry Bushnell but full details of their relationship were unknown
bbc.co.uk 16 Oct 14

 

Book a stall at the launch of LGBT History Month

Next February sees the first Festival of LGBT History, in Manchester over the Valentine's weekend. Join us for the launch of LGBT History Month and promote your organisation:
Book a stall
cost £50.
Book advert
in the programme from £60.

- Tue 18 Nov
Launch - at Museum of St John, London

- February 2015
LGBT History Month

- 14-15 Feb Manchester
Festival of LGBT History: 16 Oct 14

 

GAY BUSINESS

Grindr co-founder opens up about success, sanity and happiness

In 2009 Scott Lewallen helped launch Grindr,

In 2009 Scott Lewallen helped launch Grindr, and was thrust into the spotlight as a leader and co-founder of a disruptive technology and social phenomenon. Working hard pays off, he reveals
founderdating.com 16 Oct 14

 

TRANS

Sex change DJ on attitudes to gender reassignment

Stephanie Hirst

Simon Hirst, a Capital FM Yorkshire presenter, announced last week that he was becoming Stephanie Hirst. Over the summer he had suddenly disappeared from the airwaves
bbc.co.uk 16 Oct 14

 

 

GAY PRIDE

TUC asks how we feel about Pride in London
We have now witnessed two London Prides under the governance of London Pride Consortium, and it is time for us to reconvene and discuss how we feel about their efforts. You are invited to an open discussion at TUC Congress House, Great Russell St, London WC1
- 6pm, Mon 27 Oct
Register to attend 16 Oct 14

Combat the "vast expanse of nothingness" facing LGBT people in north Dorset
New support group - where people can meet, have a drink and discuss what they would like to see in the future - is planning a second meeting at Charly's Bar in Gillingham Square
- 7.30pm, Wed 22 Oct
westerngazette.co.uk 16 Oct 14

 

GAY BOOKS

Fathomless Riches: My journey from pop star to celibate vicar

Richard Coles: My journey from pop star to celibate vicar

As a pop star turned vicar who inspired the character in 'Rev', Richard Coles would be forgiven for wanting to draw a veil over a past of drugs, mendacity and sex in car parks. But his new autobiography lays it all bare
independent.co.uk

Buy Book 16 Oct 14

 

The Life and Loves of a He Devil

In his new autobiography, Graham shows that life is more than just a series of dates and it's really the things you love that make you who you are. From his beloved dogs to his rediscovered love of Ireland, the men Graham has loved and lost to his love affair with New York
Buy Book 16 Oct 14

 


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UK

Mass 'kiss-in' at Sainsbury's store after lesbian couple thrown out

Mass 'kiss-in' at Sainsbury's store after lesbian couple thrown out

Annabelle Paige, 22, a student at The University of Sussex, was told to leave a Brighton branch of the supermarket chain by a guard after a fellow shopper complained when she saw her kissing her girlfriend on the cheek
- Kiss-in, Wed 15 Oct, 6pm
standard.co.uk 15 Oct 14

 

UK full of gays and incest, says 'plot' student

Tarik Hassane Tarik Hassane, 21, has argued it is a "major sin" for Muslims to live among "disbelievers", advising them to emigrate instead to a country governed by sharia
thesundaytimes.co.uk 15 Oct 14

 

Lambeth recognises Royal Vauxhall Tavern as a 'community asset'

Royal_Vauxhall_Tavern

Registering the RVT as a community asset means that if the world famous gay pub is put up for sale again, community groups will get first refusal
facebook.com 15 Oct 14

 

Gay man cleared of trying to rape woman
William Craig has been cleared of trying to rape a 49-year-old woman after telling a Glasgow court he was actually gay
scotsman.com 15 Oct 14

Shrien Dewani's bisexuality irrelevant to murder charge, judge says

Shrien Dewani 'surfed gay websites day after wife's body found'

British police officer's evidence regarding emails of sexual nature between accused and unnamed man dismissed
theguardian.com

'Single gay man' - Shrien Dewani describes himself on gaydar
independent.co.uk 15 Oct 14

 

O-M-G

Under conservative assault, Vatican backtracks on gay comments

Victory for Pope Francis on gay issues In a report Monday, the Vatican had said that gays and lesbians have "gifts to offer". Many conservatives complained that the statement watered down church teaching
cnn.com 15 Oct 14

 


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Tuesday

 

GAY RESEARCH

Identical twins show how childhood experiences shape our sexual experiences

Mat and Jon Price with Peter Tatchell at Totnes Pride

Researchers at the University of Essex are seeking identical British twins where one is gay or bisexual and the other is straight, to study positive interactions with parents, siblings or peers
essex.eu.qualtrics.com 14 Oct 14

 

UK

Mike Freer MP resigns Government role over Palestine Vote

Mike Freer

The gay MP for Finchley and Golders Green has resigned as a parliamentary private secretary over the Palestine vote, saying "I had to vote and it was therefore easy to quit."
jewishnews.co.uk 14 Oct 14

 

Psychic Sally Morgan sacks husband in anti-gay shame

Psychic doubter Mark Tilbrook was involved in an 'altercation' between Sally's husband, John Morgan, and son-in-law Daren Wiltshear. Mr Morgan warns: "One day you're going to be lifted, and you'll disappear somewhere. You're a poof as well, we know all about your life."
kaleidoscot.com 14 Oct 14

 

O-M-G

Victory for Pope Francis on gay issues

Victory for Pope Francis on gay issues

He has convinced many Catholic Church leaders to moderate their formerly strongly critical language about gay unions, and to admit that homosexuals may have "gifts and qualities to offer"
bbc.co.uk 14 Oct 14

 

COMING OUT

Russian Police search for minors at International Coming Out Day event

Russian Police search for minors at International Coming Out Day event

Homophobes attacked Sakharov Centre in Moscow and besieged it for more than two hours. Police arrived very late and instead of dispersing the offenders and ensure safety, they began to search for minors among the guests of the Sakharov Centre Museum. Despite the attempts to disrupt the event, it turned out to be successful
queerussia.info 14 Oct 14

 

SHOW BIZ

Stephen K Amos to open Glasgay! Festival 2014

Stephen K Amos to open Glasgay! Festival 2014 Don't miss Stephen K Amos opening Glasgay! Festival 2014, at The Stand Comedy Club, Glasgow
- Mon 20 Oct
glasgay.co.uk 14 Oct 14

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Britain's first Muslim drag queen's potential Eurovision entry

Asifa Lahore releases her self-penned debut single 'You And I'

Asifa Lahore's first single from her new EP is 'You And I' which has been submitted as a potential Eurovision entry for the United Kingdom
youtu.be 14 Oct 14

 

 

Waiting

Adonis Art international newsletter features work by Andrew Potter with his painting "Waiting"

London-based Adonis Art international features work by Andrew Potter with his painting "Waiting", plus superb and imaginative new work by Kirill Fadeyev
adonisartinternational 14 Oct 14

 


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GAY MARRIAGE

Scotland to host same-sex weddings from 31 December

Gay sporans

Health Secretary Alex Neil announced gay couples can tie the knot in marriage ceremonies from December 31. Mr Neill said Hogmanay would be "a proud and no doubt emotional day for many" and said: " I, for one, can't wait."
thecourier.co.uk 13 Oct 14

 

TRANS

Britain's oldest sex change as James becomes Ruth at 81 thanks to NHS surgery

Ruth Rose

A former RAF navigator has become the oldest person in Britain to have sex change surgery - at the age of 81. The NHS op for Ruth Rose, once a man named James, drew criticism because of her age. But she said: "I always knew I was in the wrong body."
mirror.co.uk 13 Oct 14

 

SHOW BIZ

All God's Creatures wins Iris Prize

All_Gods_Creatures

A film about the relationship between two young brothers following the death of their father has been announced as winner of the 2014 Iris Prize - Cardiff's International Gay and Lesbian Short Film Prize supported by The Michael Bishop Foundation. The £25,000 prize will allow the filmmaker to make a new short film in the UK
irisprize.org 13 Oct 14

 


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CYBER-GAYS

'Dot gay' domain name bid rejected

'Dot gay' domain name bid rejected

ICANN, the entity that controls internet domain names, has rejected the application by dotgay LLC, which was applying under the "community priority evaluation" process set up to protect names that served the interests of a particular community, following a review by the Economist Intelligence Unit
slate.com 12 Oct 14

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GAY HISTORY

Documents detail Bill Clinton, Colin Powell talk on gays in the military

Documents detail Bill Clinton, Colin Powell talk on gays in the military

The near-transcript is a reminder of how dramatically public opinion on homosexuality has changed in the course of two decades and how views that were commonplace in 1993 are now widely seen as narrow-minded or even bigoted
politico.com 12 Oct 14

 

How Morocco became a haven for gay Westerners in the 1950s

How Morocco became a haven for gay Westerners in the 1950s

There was a time though when Morocco was renowned as a haven for gay Americans and Britons, who fled restrictions in their own countries to take advantage of its relaxed atmosphere
bbc.com

 


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UK

Digby Jones doesn't want people coming to Britain to 'Give Him Aids'

Lord Digby Jones

Lord Digby Jones, the former director general of the CBI and Labour trade minister, has backed Nigel Farage's controversial call for people with HIV to be banned from entering the United Kingdom
huffingtonpost.co.uk 11 Oct 14

 

Civil Service Diversity and Equality Award winners named

Civil service Diversity and Equality Award winners named

Among the winners was Sharon Drewell, who won the Leading, Championing, and Role Modelling Award. She works in the HM Prison Service on the Isle of Wight and was credited by the award judges for making a "massive difference to the management of transgender prisoners at HMP Isle of Wight and across the prison service"
civilserviceworld.com 11 Oct 14

 

USA

Gay Nevada state senator proposes to boyfriend live on TV

Kelvin Atkinson (L) and Sherwood Howard

Nevada state Sen. Kelvin Atkinson (L) and Sherwood Howard kiss after being married in Las Vegas - 'I always felt I'd stay and I'd stick it out and hopefully Woody would stick it out with me and we'd wait until this was done so that I could do what I thought I wanted to do... and that was to propose to him.'
metro.co.uk 11 Oct 14

 

Congressional candidate Carl DeMaio accused of lewd acts by ex-staffer

Congressional candidate Carl DeMaio accused of lewd acts by ex-staffer

Todd Bosnich says he was subjected to unwelcome touching and repeated sexual harassment while working on the congressional campaign for the former San Diego city councilman
nbcsandiego.com 11 Oct 14

 

WORLD

ILGA's 27th World Conference this year in Mexico City

ILGA's 27th World Conference this year in Mexico City

The International Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans & Intersex Association conference theme "Decolonizing Our Bodies" is meant to encourage reflection about the multiple intersections of oppression and highlight means of healing and empowerment
- Mexico City, 27-31 Oct
ilgaworldconference.org 11 Oct 14

 

SEX - LIFE

Just how 'gay' is anal play, really?

Anal Treet

The kind of sex that gay men are having isn't exclusive to the LGBT community. It's just that few straight people admit having it
theguardian.com 11 Oct 14

 

Gay flamingo couple adopt cute baby chick

Gay flamingo couple adopt cute baby chick

A little flamingo chick has been taken under the wings of a gay couple after it was abandoned by its parents. "Male-male pairs are equally able to rear youngsters," said Edinburgh Zoo
mirror.co.uk 11 Oct 14

 

GAY BUSINESS

Financial Times editor: UAE distributors removed gay supplement from circulation

Financial Times editor: UAE distributors removed gay supplement from circulation

Lionel Barber reiterated a commitment by the newspaper to stand for all minorities. The FT published the OUTstanding Top 100 Business Leaders list worldwide, but the supplement was removed from the newspaper in the UAE by distributors who feared legal challenge
pinknews.co.uk 11 Oct 14

 

Beleaguered Las Vegas wedding industry pins its hopes on gay marriage

Las Vegas to host gay weddings as ban struck down

The Wedding Capital of the World has been hurting badly since the recession, but business owners expect a 'tremendous boost' from same-sex couples looking to get married
theguardian.com 11 Oct 14

 

Philadelphia site hailed as model for LGBT housing

Philadelphia site hailed as model for LGBT housing

The John C. Anderson Apartments - a six-story building that opened recently in Philadelphia - caters to low-income LGBT seniors, many of them pioneers of the gay rights movement
pressherald.com 11 Oct 14


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No charges for broadcaster Paul Gambaccini in Yewtree case

No charges for Paul Gambaccini in Yewtree case
Gay BBC broadcaster Paul Gambaccini will not face action over alleged historical sex offences against teenage boys in the early 1980s, prosecutors say. Mr Gambaccini has always denied the claims
bbc.co.uk 10 Oct 14

 

Shrien Dewani 'surfed gay websites day after wife's body found'

Shrien Dewani 'surfed gay websites day after wife's body found'
Court documents show British businessman looked at a homosexual dating website as he and his new wife waited to board their honeymoon plane and later gay and fetish websites after she was killed
telegraph.co.uk 10 Oct 14

I'm filthy-minded, says Dewani's Gaydar profile
news24.com 10 Oct 14

 

Diriye Osman's short story collection wins Polari First Book Prize

Diriye Osman's short story collection wins Polari First Book Prize
The British-Somali short story writer, essayist, critic and visual artist was presented with a cheque for £1,000 by Societe Generale for Fairytales for Lost Children, published by Team Angelica Press, at the Polari Literary Salon at the London Literature Festival
lariliterarysalon.co.uk 9 Oct 14
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Ray Cole Gay man from Kent jailed in a Moroccan prison

Gay Briton Ray Cole released from Moroccan jail
Ray Cole, from Deal, Kent, was sentenced to four months with his Moroccan partner after homosexual images were found on his phone. Following his release his family thanked the Moroccan authorities for "showing compassion"
bbc.co.uk 8 Oct 14

Foreign Office guidelines state homosexuality is a crime in the north African country
gov.uk 8 Oct 14

 

Chris Cox of Facebook

Victory for drag queens as Facebook apologises for 'real-name' policy
Facebook's chief product officer, Chris Cox, said: "I want to apologise to the affected community of drag queens, drag kings, transgender, and extensive community of our friends, neighbours, and members of the LGBT community for the hardship that we've put you through in dealing with your Facebook accounts over the past few weeks."
theguardian.com 2 Oct 14

 

Evan Davis takes over from Paxo

Evan Davis takes over from Paxo
The gay journalist gets off on right foot on Newsnight with gentler interrogation style
theguardian.com 30 Sep 14

 

Former MP Adam Price tells how Miners' Strike helped him come out

Former MP Adam Price tells how Miners' Strike helped him come out
Former Plaid Cymru MP Adam Price reveals how the miners' strike helped him find a bridge between being gay and living in a coal mining valley
walesonline.co.uk

 

Tony Blair

Tony Blair named top gay icon of the last 30 years
The former Prime Minister, who a recently won a GQ Award for philanthropy, was listed by the Gay Times alongside Boy George and Sir Ian McKellen
independent.co.uk 26 Sep 14

 

Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry: I took cocaine at Buckingham Palace
Writing in More Fool Me about his 15-year addiction to the Class A drug, Stephen Fry, 57, disclosed that he also took cocaine the House of Lords, the House of Commons and BBC Television Centre
telegraph.co.uk 26 Sep 14
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Manchester mural

Artists create massive mural to honour Manchester's gay icons
Computing pioneer Alan Turing, Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, fashion designer Quentin Crisp and drag queen Foo Foo Lammar are all pictured on the huge mural taking shape in Manchester's Gay Village
manchestereveningnews 25 Sep 14

 

Stonewall Awards 2014

Tom Daley, Vicky Beeching and trans activist Pepe Onziema lead Stonewall Awards nominees
Hero of the Year, Journalist, and Advert of the Year nominees have ben announced ahead of the ceremony at the V&A Museum, London
- Thu 6 Nov
stonewall.org.uk

 

Michael Cashman

Ed Milliband appoints Michael Cashman as LGBT envoy
In his final party conference speech before May's general election, the Labour leader said he would appoint a world envoy for lesbian and gay rights - the former actor and MEP Michael, soon to be Lord, Cashman
bbc.co.uk 24 Sep 14

 

Edward Lord

Equality adviser sacked by FA gets broad support
29 figures from sport, politics and the arts have signed a letter of support for Edward Lord, who was sacked over remarks he made during the recent Football Association sexism scandal: 'The public and the rest of the sport industry are getting fed up with football's inability to tackle discrimination in the game'
libdemvoice.org
24 Sep 14

 


RESOURCES

Stonewall launches new 'coming out' guidance for young people

Stonewall launches new 'coming out' guidance for young people
This guide is designed to provide answers to some of the most common questions that young people might have if they are thinking about coming out or think they might be lesbian, gay or bisexual
Download guide 9 Oct 14

 

Men who have sex with men experience poor and worsening sexual health in London

Men who have sex with men experience poor and worsening sexual health in London
Even though MSM make up only an estimated 2% of the London adult population (3.8% of the male population), they constituted nearly one in five (24%) of all London residents diagnosed with new sexually transmitted infections (STI) in 2013, finds Pubic Health England report
gov.uk 23 Sep 14

 

Gay By Degree names UK's most gay-friendly universities

Gay By Degree names UK's most gay-friendly universities
Stonewall's
University Guide will help prospective students to choose a university that will welcome you and support you in being yourself. It measures each university against 10 criteria including: tackling homophobic bullying, LGBT societies, and support for LGB staff.
gaybydegree.org.uk 17 Sep 14

 

Sex Educational Supplement

Sex education should be compulsory in English schools, says gay alliance
A coalition of LGBTI organisations have written an open letter to political leaders in the UK, highlighting the urgent need to make Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) statutory in all schools - as well as appropriate for LGBTI young people
nat.org.uk 16 Sep 14

LGBT equalities need to be visible in school sex and relationships education
sexeducationforum.org.uk 16 Sep 14

 

Talent Action Plan

Government Talent Action Plan aims to remove barriers for LGBT talent in Civil Service
The plan sets out to improve the skills of the Civil Service by removing the obstacles which have limited the numbers from various groups, including from the LGB&T communities
pinknews.co.uk
Talent Action Plan 12 Sep 14

 

LGBTI Equality and the Scottish Independence Referendum
The leaders of the main political parties in Scotland have outlined their party's commitments to advancing LGBTI equality following each potential outcome of the Scottish Independence referendum
equality-network.org 10 Sep 14

TUC Staying Alive

Lesbian and gay groups face funding crisis
LGBT voluntary and community organisations suffer disproportionately from coalition cuts, TUC 'Staying Alive' report shows
tuc.org.uk 3 Sep 14

 

Rainbow Teaching

New LGBT+ resource site for teachers
LGBT+ inclusion extends far beyond PSHE and into the language that teachers use, the policies they adopt, the activities they include in lessons
rainbowteaching.co.uk 2 Sep 14

 

Come Out To Play LGBT sports research

Research reveals distress of gay students on the sports field
80% of school students have experienced casual homophobia in PE lessons while a quarter have been physically abused by classmates during school sporting activities, new research into depression and anxiety has found
starobserver.com.au 11 Aug 14

Download report 11 Aug 14

LGBT Human Rights in Africa report

Report on Human Rights for LGBT Africans published
In advance of President Barack Obama's upcoming US-Africa Leaders Summit with nearly 50 African heads of state, Human Rights First and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation released a report that provides brief country-specific overviews on the status of LGBT people in each of the continent's 54 nations
allafrica.com | Download Report 30 Jul 14

 

Planning for later life

LGB people grow older fearing discrimination and isolation
YouGov
poll shows that 48% of LGB people fear discrimination when dealing with bereavement while 55% of those over the age of 45 have no financial provision for their funeral. Shockingly, one in ten say they have experienced discrimination at a funeral or when arranging one
stonewall.org.uk 17 Jul 14

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Blast resources to protect boys from grooming

Resources to tackle the grooming of young men
The BLAST Project
- the UK's leading male only sexual exploitation project - has launched a range of posters and booklets, and a guide for professionals
mesmac.co.uk/blast 1 Apr 14

 

Stonewall guide to activists worldwide

Guide for international activists
Stonewall launches a guide for equality activists worldwide on how to engage with the UK Government
stonewall.org.uk 10 Dec 13


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Russia's anti-gay law
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What's it like to be gay around the world

What is it like to be gay around the world?
Russia introduces an anti-gay law, while Britain makes marriage legal. Read personal stories of what's it like to be gay around the world in 2013
theguardian.com 15 Nov 13

 

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ALAN TURING
CENTERNARY YEAR

Alan Turing Institute

Alan Turing Institute to be set up

to research big data, the chancellor has announced in his Budget speech. The government will provide £45m over five years for the project to focus on new ways of collecting, organising and analysing large sets of data
bbc.co.uk 20 Mar 14

 

Alan Turing

The Alan Turing (Statutory Pardon) Bill clears the Lords
and will now be considered by the Commons. "The view the Government took in the Lords is one I would expect us to reflect in this House too," said Commons Leader Andrew Lansley
telegraph.co.uk 1 Nov 13

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