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GAY PRIDE

Student Pride 2015 programme announced

Journalist Owen Jones and actor Bethany Black will be speaking at student pride 2015 in London, in a programme that includes a jobs fair, arts pride, queer cinema, a carnival and parties
- 27 Feb - 1 Mar
studentpride.co.uk 28 Jan 15

 

Bristol Pride 2015 will be greenest event yet

Bristol Pride 2015 will be greenest event yet

'Green Rainbow' is the theme for Bristol 2015 and are organisers are encouraging people to create placards and recycled outfits for the parade
- 4-12 Jul
pridebristol.co.uk 28 Jan 15

 

HIV AIDS

64 local authorities aim to 'halve it' for HIV infections

64 local authorities aim to halve HIV infections

Southwark Council in London is the latest local authority to join the 'Halve It' campaign to reduce by 50% the number of residents diagnosed late with HIV and those living with undiagnosed HIV
halveit.org.uk
28 Jan 15

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STICKS AND STONES

School cancels LGBT workshop last-minute because 'the other side had to be heard'

School cancels LGBT workshop last-minute because 'the other side had to be heard'

Founder of ShoutOut Eoin O'Liathain said volunteers had already arrived at the Dublin school when he received the call. "It was a bit flabbergasting, because there is no political message or component to ShoutOut whatsoever."
independent.ie 28 Jan 15

 

Green party candidate apologises for offending transgender people

Green party candidate apologises for offending transgender people

The philosopher Dr Rupert Read sparked a heated debate after posting that the use of the word "cisgender" as the opposite of "transgender" troubled him
independent.co.uk 28 Jan 15

 

Under-fire Newport Ukip candidate faces calls to stand down

Under-fire Newport Ukip candidate faces calls to stand down

Donald Grewar is being investigated by the party for replying "Well said" in response to a message on the BNP website referring to gay people as "perverts" and "paedophiles"
southwalesargus.co.uk 28 Jan 15

 

GAY RESEARCH

LGBT support for same-sex marriage isn't as uniform as one might think

LGBT support for same-sex marriage isn't as uniform as one might think

Among US Republican LGBT adults, support for gay marriage is not as strong as it is among Democrat LGBT adults, according to a 2013 Pew Research Center survey (78% c/w 98%). And a substantial share say the issue has taken too much attention from other important issues
pewresearch.org 28 Jan 15

 

AFRICA

Nigeria arrests 12 planning 'homosexual' wedding

Nigeria arrests 12 planning 'homosexual' wedding

"These men were arrested as they planned to hold a wedding among themselves," said Sheikh Aminu Daurawa, head of Kano State's Hisbah board police. "They are homosexuals; their acts are against the (sharia) law"
dailysabah.com 28 Jan 15

 

Uganda: 9 gay men threatened by mob, arrested by police

Uganda: 9 gay men threatened by mob, arrested by police

Without knowing it, the men had put their lives in jeopardy by visiting an STI screening clinic, which attracted the attention of a homophobic mob
76crimes.com 28 Jan 15

 

ALAN TURING

Sicilian street named after gay codebreaker Alan Turing

Scicilian street named after gay codebreaker Alan Turing

Catania's place names committee has decided to name seven streets after two police commissioners killed by the Mafia, a theatre founder, a writer, and Alan Turing 'the discoverer of the codes of the Enigma machine'
cataniaoggi.com 28 Jan 15


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GAY ADOPTION

Meet the Adopter webcast

Meet the Adopter webcast

The "Meet the Adopter" webcasts are an opportunity for anyone interested in adoption to share comments, experiences and questions. Guests for the event, are adoptive parents, Tor Docherty and Rupert Smith who will be sharing their insights and experience as gay adopters
- begins 28 Jan, 6.30pmfirst4adoption.org.uk 27 Jan 15

 

GAY SPORTS

Gay Sports Fair 2015

Gay Sports Fair 2015

Find out about the various gay sports teams you could join at The List's evening of informal networking and drinks with a view of the pitch at the iconic Kia Oval Cricket Ground, Kennington
- Tue 27 Jan, 6-10pm
Register Free 27 Jan 15

 

GAY HISTORY

The Nazi bid to exterminate gay people

The Nazi bid to exterminate gay people

"We must exterminate these people (homosexuals) root and branch... We can't permit such danger to the country; the homosexual must be entirely eliminated." - Heinrich Himmle
- Holocaust Memorial Day, Tue 27 Jan
huffingtonpost.co.uk 27 Jan 15

 

TRANS

'Bank mistook my sex change for fraud' - when poor service counts as discrimination

'Bank mistook my sex change for fraud' - when poor service counts as discrimination

If a firm doesn't accommodate a customer's race, religion, disability or sexual orientation they could be ignoring their rights under the Equality Act
telegraph.co.uk 27 Jan 15

 

WORLD

What it's like to be gay in modern India

What it's like to be gay in modern India

After 20 years of living in San Francisco, Sandip Roy returned to India, a country where everyone wants to know your business and where the idea of a man living alone is baffling
telegraph.co.uk 27 Jan 15

 

GAY RESEARCH

The 10 kinkiest cities in the United States 2015

The 10 kinkiest cities in the United States 2015

We looked at 50 major American cities, ranking them for total kink population, the percentage of the population that identifies as kinky, the number of kink-aware professionals (therapists, doctors, lawyers), and by the porn purchases of their inhabitants
50skillsofgrey.com 27 Jan 15


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COMING OUT

British Army general on verge of coming out

British Army general on verge of coming out A married British Army general is on the verge of coming out as gay - an announcement which would send shockwaves through the Armed Forces. He has kept his homosexuality secret since joining 25 years ago
mirror.co.uk 26 Jan 15

 

ALAN TURING

Alan Turing private notebook to be sold at auction

Alan Turing private notebook to be sold at auction

A notebook belonging to the gay man who helped break the Nazi code, Alan Turing, is to be sold at auction. The book from 1942 showcases his mathematical genius, and gives an insight into his private thoughts
bbc.co.uk 26 Jan 15

 

SEX - LIFE

Alan Titchmarsh, a gay lecturer and a row over teenage sex

Alan Titchmarsh, a gay lecturer and a row over teenage sex

The television gardener has attacked Professor Eric Anderson, 46, who boasted in a lecture that gay sex is best, that he targets 16 to 18-year-olds, that he had already had sex with more than 1,000 teenagers and men, and that he planned to double the total even if he had to pay young prostitutes
dailymail.co.uk 26 Jan 15

 

"If you love she-males come to the United Kingdom"

"If you love she-males come to the United Kingdom"

Nigel Farage's top UKIP aide Matthew Richardson condemned the NHS as "the biggest waste of money in the UK," and said "Socialists think that if somebody wants to reassign their gender the state should pay"
mirror.co.uk 26 Jan 15

 

HIV AIDS

Bill Gates predicts HIV vaccine by 2030

Bill Gates predicts HIV vaccine by 2030

Microsoft founder told the World Economic Forum in Davos that new intensive drugs to combat HIV should be available by 2030 and end most new cases of the virus
theguardian.com 26 Jan 15

 

GAY BUSINESS

Irish Schools and hospitals to lose right to sack gay staff

Irish Schools and hospitals to lose right to sack gay staff

Religious-run schools and hospitals will be stripped of the ability to sack staff for being gay, divorced, or unmarried parents by Easter, Equality Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin says
irishexaminer.com 26 Jan 15

 

China's first ever sexual-orientation discrimination lawsuit

China's first ever sexual-orientation discrimination lawsuit

Mu Yi said he was "outed involuntarily" because of a viral video, and is now suing his employers for firing him because he is gay
shanghaiist.com 26 Jan 15

 

Illinois tourism appoints gay chief

Illinois tourism appoints gay chief

Cory Jobe has been picked to be the state's new director of tourism - "I'm the kind of guy who wants to bring people together"
windycitymediagroup 26 Jan 15

 

Gay mecca on Fire Island sells for $10.1 Million at auction

Gay Mecca on Fire Island sells for $10.1 Million at auction

A strip of commercial real estate along the harbor in Fire Island Pines sold for $10.1 million at auction on Thursday to developers with plans to continue the revival of a former mecca for closeted gay men
nytimes.com 26 Jan 15

 

Vietnam breaks up $47m gambling ring led by gay magazine owner

Vietnam breaks up $47m gambling ring led by gay magazine owner

Police have detained To Cong Hung, 33, the owner of Attitude's Vietnam edition in Ho Chi Minh City
tuoitrenews.vn 26 Jan 15

 

GAY ADVERTISING

You Don't Say Campaign explains why we are uncomfortable with certain words
Student athletes at Duke University are taking part in a powerful campaign to challenge homophobia, transphobia, and other prejudice
facebook.com 26 Jan 15

 

RUSSIA

Russian LGBT activist fined for disseminating 'Gay Propaganda'

Russian LGBT activist fined for disseminating 'Gay Propaganda'

Yelena Klimova, the founder of the DETI-404 online support group for LGBT teenagers, has been fined 50,000 rubles ($780) for violating Russia's controversial law against the "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations among minors." Russia's media watchdog, Roskomnadzor, opened a case against Klimova last November
themoscowtimes.com

DETI-404 26 Jan 15


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Sunday

 

GAY BUSINESS

Stephen Fry: Save Soho from threat of property boom

Stephen Fry: Save Soho from threat of property boom

In an open letter to Chancellor George Osborne and Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles, actor Mr Fry and other leading names from the creative industries lament the dearth of "office and studio space" at the expense of housing - and an "imminent crisis for London's creative businesses"
standard.co.uk 25 Jan 15

 

Lawyer arrested after boyfriend dies of suspected drugs overdose

Lawyer arrested after boyfriend dies of suspected drugs overdose

Henry Hendron, a 34-year-old civil barrister, was arrested in London on Tuesday morning, after the sudden death of his boyfriend, 18-year-old Miguel Jimenez. Mr Hendron is a close friend of gay senior Tory MP Nigel Evans
pinknews.co.uk 25 Jan 15

 

HIV AIDS

Ukip's official health spokesperson disagrees with Farage over HIV

Ukip's official health spokesperson disagrees with Farage over HIV

Mr Farage said that he wanted to control "the quality" of people allowed to live in the UK - and suggested "people who do not have HIV" as an example. Louise Bours disagrees, saying: "HIV is rather a bad example though, to be honest. HIV is managed now, isn't it."
independent.co.uk 25 Jan 15


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Saturday

 

GAY PARENTS

Sharp rise in number of children adopted by gay and lesbian couples

Sharp rise in number of children adopted by gay and lesbian couples

Last year 180 infants were adopted by gay couples and another 150 went to live with lesbian parents, according to the UK's Department of Education
telegraph.co.uk 24 Jan 15

 

GAY BUSINESS

Gay rights takes center stage at Davos

Gay rights takes center stage at Davos

For the first time in the history of the World Economic Forum's annual conference in Davos, Switzerland, gay rights in the workplace is on the official agenda. The Diversity Dividend panel discussed ways to ensure that employers help the LGBT community and other minorities feel valued and respected in the workplace
fortune.com 24 Jan 15

 

"Faggot". "Poof". What Google Translate suggests when you type the word "gay"

"Faggot". "Poof". That's what Google Translate suggests when you type the word "gay"

Google is listening out for feedback this week, as they just launched a new version of their translation app. Sign now to ask Google - known as a pro-equality company - to remove anti-gay slurs from its translation
Sign Petition 24 Jan 15

 

O-M-G

Isis publishes penal code listing stoning as punishments for sodomy

Isis publishes penal code listing stoning as punishments for sodomy

The document emphasises the need for Muslims to adhere to tough Sharia codes of conduct. 'Crimes' such as homosexuality are among those deemed punishable by death. Sodomy (homosexuality): Death for the person committing the act, as well as for the one receiving it
independent.co.uk 24 Jan 15

 

TRANS

Watch Transparent free ... today only

Transparent

In celebration of the historic double Golden Globe win for Amazon Original TV series Transparent, Amazon are inviting UK customers to watch all 10 episodes for free on Saturday 24 January
amazon.co.uk 24 Jan 15


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GAY BUSINESS

Soho's The Yard bar is fighting development plans

Soho's The Yard bar is fighting development plans

The Yard bar and restaurant in Rupert Street has been given just a week's notice that Westminster City Council intends to give the plans approval at a committee meeting on Tuesday, 27 January. The Yard needs your support to help stop this development
yardbar.co.uk 23 Jan 15

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GAY MARRIAGE

MP Mike Freer converts civil partnership to gay marriage

MP Mike Freer converts civil partnership to gay marriage

Finchley and Golders Green MP Mike Freer has converted his civil partnership with Angelo Crolla into marriage. Mr Freer won awards for his moving speech in support of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in parliament in 2013
hamhigh.co.uk 23 Jan 15

Obama hopes high court legalizes gay marriage
thehill.com 23 Jan 15

 

SHOW BIZ

Cucumber, Banana and Tofu review

Cucumber, Banana and Tofu review

- 'gloriously, triumphantly, explicitly gay and the television event of the week' - Three interconnected shows from Russell T Davies that are dead funny and very, very human
theguardian.com 23 Jan 15

 

O-M-G

Love Letters to Richard Dawkins

Love Letters to Richard Dawkins

Dr. Richard Dawkins - Author, Professor and Evolutionary Biologist - reads "fan mail" he has received from some of his not-so-great admirers, most of whom seem to think he is gay
youtube.com 23 Jan 15

 

GAY RESEARCH

US Government spent $432,000 studying gay hookup Apps

NIH project studied 'arousal' of gay men when using Grindr. Columbia University interviewed gay men who use GPS dating apps to determine whether it increases their likelihood of engaging in risky sexual behavior
freebeacon.com 23 Jan 15

 

GAY BOOKS

To find yourself, sometimes you must lose everything

To find yourself, sometimes you must lose everything

Patrick Gale's latest book is the portrait of a gay man's journey from the comfortable hypocrisies of pre-War England to the harsh purity of farming in Canada
Buy Book 23 Jan 15


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GAY JOBS

NUT seeks Senior LGBT Organiser

NUT seeks Senior LGBT Organiser

The post will include campaigning activity and ensuring the Union delivers on priorities for under- represented groups particularly amongst our LGBT members
teachers.org.uk 22 Jan 15

 

GAY BUSINESS

Out and abroad: businesses have a responsibility to support gay staff

Out and abroad: businesses have a responsibility to support gay staff

"Corporations have a significant ability to influence society, not through government lobbying, but just through their actions and being role models," claims Vincent Cipollone, corporate development executive for IBM.
theguardian.com 22 Jan 15

 

McDonalds doorman suspended after man was 'told to stop kissing male friend'

McDonalds doorman suspended after man was 'told to stop kissing male friend'

Matthew Dummigan said he was told no kissing was allowed in the Leicester restaurant when his friend "pecked" him on the lips. When he asked the doorman whether it would be acceptable if they were male and female, he was told it would be
leicestermercury.co.uk 22 Jan 15

 

WORLD

How Marine Le Pen is winning France's gay vote

How Marine Le Pen is winning France's gay vote

The Front National now has the support of a quarter of Paris's gay voters - and only 16 per cent of the straight ones
spectator.co.uk 22 Jan 15

 

Is Egypt's press collaborating with the regime against gays?

Is Egypt's press collaborating with the regime against gays? According Monsour Ibrahim, editor of liberal publication Tahrir News, the government sends instructions to the media on the topics they should cover, including the arrests of homosexuals
Fyagg.com 22 Jan 15

 

SHOW BIZ

Doctor Who nominated for a GLAAD award

Doctor Who nominated for a GLAAD award

The episode which featured the show's first lesbian kiss has been nominated for Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character). Other nominations include: Pride, The Imitation Game, Orphan Black, Vicious, and Sam Smith
glaad.org 22 Jan 15


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Wednesday

 

TRANS

'Transgender' said for first time in State of the Union address

'Transgender' said for first time in Obama's State of the Union address

"That's why we defend free speech, and advocate for political prisoners, and condemn the persecution of women, or religious minorities, or people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender," President Obama said. "We do these things not only because they're right, but because they make us safer." He went on to call gay marriage a civil right
thehill.com 21 Jan 15

 

UK

Manchester 'gay school': Petition launched against plan

Manchester 'gay school': Petition launched against plan

LGBT Youth North West
is being asked to cancel any plans to create a LGBT specific school and focus work on equality for all within mainstream education
manchestereveningnews

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Head hits back after Sunderland free school branded 'inadequate'

Head hits back after Sunderland free school branded 'inadequate'

Principal Chris Gray complained: "In the days after the inspection ... I heard reports of primary schoolchildren being asked if they knew of any boys or girls who thought they were in the wrong body and others if they knew what gay and lesbians did"
sunderlandecho.com 21 Jan 15

 

NI Health Minister backs Edwin Poots' gay blood ban

NI Health Minister backs Edwin Poots' gay blood ban

Jim Wells says he continues to support a ban on gay men donating blood here despite the prohibition being lifted elsewhere in the UK and an ongoing legal appeal that has cost his department £39,000 so far
belfasttelegraph.co.uk 21 Jan 15

 

GAY HISTORY

The first National Festival of LGBT History is just around the corner

The first National Festival of LGBT History is just around the corner

Trailblazing campaigners speaking at the event include Christine Burns MBE (Press For Change), Peter Tatchell (Gay Liberation Front), Mike Jackson (featured in the year's smash hit "Pride"), Stuart Milk (chair of the Harvey Milk foundation) and veteran ex-politician Linda Bellos OBE
- 14-15 Feb 2015
lgbthistoryfestival.org 21 Jan 15

LGBT History Month

SNP to host LGBT History Month conference

650 delegates from across Scotland will attend the event, which will mark LGBT History Month with a debate on how LGBT rights have improved in Scotland over the years
- Sat 7 Feb

facebook.com 21 Jan 15

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Supreme Court faced gay rights decision in 1958 over 'obscene' magazine
Supreme Court faced gay rights decision in 1958 over 'obscene' magazine
The road to gay rights at the U.S. Supreme Court began in a small downtown Los Angeles office, where volunteer writers and editors in 1953 launched ONE - a new "magazine for homosexuals"
latimes.com 21 Jan 15

How the Germans invented gay rights - more than a century ago

Gay Berlin

Robert Beachy's Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity begins with the story of Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, essentially the first gay activist, who encountered censorship and ended up going into exile, but his ideas very gradually took hold
newyorker.com 21 Jan 15

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GAY MARRIAGE

Irish gay adoption law due before same-sex marriage referendum

Irish gay adoption law due before same-sex marriage referendum

Irish minister for justice Frances Fitzgerald has pledged that legislation providing for adoption by gay couples will be enacted before the referendum on same-sex marriage in May
irishtimes.com 21 Jan 15

 

Christian group's free speech denied over gay marriage conference ban, UK Government signals

Christian group's free speech denied over gay marriage conference ban, UK Government signals

Christian Concern, which campaigned against the legalisation of same-sex marriage, has received a public apology after it was barred from staging a debate on marriage at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre opposite the Houses of Parliament
telegraph.co.uk 21 Jan 15

 

FYR Macedonia bans same-sex marriage and creates constitutional obstacle future civil unions

FYR Macedonia bans same-sex marriage and creates constitutional obstacle future civil unions "Instead of guaranteeing equal rights for all couples, Macedonia's parliament decided to create a constitutional obstacle to even create possible legislation on this issue in the future," warned the Intergroup on LGBTI Rights
lgbt-ep.eu 21 Jan 15

 

SHOW BIZ

Pride wins Unsung Film of the Year and the LGBTQ Film of the Year

Pride wins Unsung Film of the Year and the LGBTQ Film of the Year

Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics also named Boyhood their Film of the Year, while Transparent and The Normal Heart win TV awards
galeca.com 21 Jan 15

 

Sixteen years after Queer As Folk exploded on to the screen ...

Sixteen years after Queer As Folk exploded on to the screen...

... award-winning writer Russell T Davies is back with Cucumber, Banana and Tofu: three new interlinked shows for Channel 4, E4 and online. Cucumber and Banana are two original drama series exploring the passions and pitfalls of 21st century gay life
- C4, Thu 22 Jan 9pm
channel4.com 21 Jan 15

Channel 4's diversity quotas read like a comedy script
independent.co.uk 21 Jan 15


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UK

Lord Cashman reveals he considered suicide after husband's death

Lord Cashman reveals he considered suicide after husband's death

In emotional comments during a House of Lords debate on assisted dying, the former MEP and actor described how his partner Paul Cottingham had died "very swiftly" from a "very aggressive cancer"
independent.co.uk 20 Jan 15

 

GAY BUSINESS

Why now is the time for world and business leaders to talk LGBT at Davos

Why now is the time for world and business leaders to talk LGBT at Davos

Global professional and tech services company Accenture is leading the way by hosting a groundbreaking conversation with three of the most senior gay and lesbian corporate executives on the panel
gaystarnews.com 20 Jan 15

World Economic Forum is addressing the issue of gay and lesbian rights on the formal agenda for the first time
nytimes.com

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SHOW BIZ

The blunt reason Kevin Hart won't play a gay character on screen

The blunt reason Kevin Hart won't play a gay character on screen

"It's because I don't think I'm really going to dive into that role 100 percent because of insecurities about myself trying to play that part. Does that make sense?" - homosexuality is still a stigma in the African-American community
cinemablend.com 20 Jan 15

 

Gay directory Lee Daniels says he wants to 'blow the lid off homophobia'

Gay directory Lee Daniels says he wants to 'blow the lid off homophobia'

The creator of Fox's prime-time soap Empire said he wants to "blow the lid off homophobia in the African-American community
nydailynews.com 20 Jan 15


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GAY MARRIAGE

First Pagan same-sex wedding

First Pagan same-sex wedding

The UK's first Pagan same-sex wedding took place in Edinburgh yesterday as Tom Lanting (34) and Iain Robertson (39) were married in a ceremony which saw them literally tie the knot
Pictures by Cherrie Coutts 19 Jan 15

 

No plan to allow nude weddings

No plan to allow nude weddings Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has dismissed reports the government is planning to allow nude weddings. The government was looking into humanist marriages in England and Wales, he said
bbc.co.uk 19 Jan 15

 

GAY BUSINESS

HSBC boss: 'Being gay helped me rise to the top'

António Simões told a Portuguese newspaper that gay people have a 'personal duty at the professional level to come out of the closet'
telegraph.co.uk 19 Jan 15

 

GAY PARENTS

Family Court magistrate suspended for objecting to gay parents

Family Court magistrate suspended for objecting to gay parents

Christian magistrate Richard Page told colleagues that he thought it would be better for a child to be brought up in a traditional family rather than by a gay couple. He was reported to the judges' watchdog for alleged prejudice
dailymail.co.uk 19 Jan 15

 

GAY PRIDE

Kent Pride comes to Margate

Organisers need sponsors, and volunteers to help with Distribution of Flyers and as Stewards
- Sat 29 Aug
facebook.com 19 Jan 15

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GAY MARRIAGE

Stephen Fry and Elliott Spencer marry

Stephen Fry and Elliott Spencer marry

Stephen Fry and Elliott Spencer married in the Norfolk town of Dereham on Saturday afternoon. The author and TV presenter tweeted: "Gosh. @ElliottGSpencer and I go into a room as two people, sign a book and leave as one. Amazing"
hellomagazine.com 18 Jan 15

 

COMING OUT

Leo Varadkar becomes Ireland's first openly gay minister

Leo Varadkar becomes Ireland's first openly gay minister

Health minister tipped as future party leader tells radio show: 'I am a gay man. It's not a secret'
theguardian.com 18 Jan 15

 

GAY BUSINESS

Bakery that refused anti-gay cake slapped with 'religious discrimination complaint'

Bakery that refused anti-gay cake slapped with 'religious discrimination complaint'

"He wouldn't allow me to make a copy of the message, but it was really hateful," said Marjorie Silva of Denver's Azucar Bakery, "I remember the words detestable, disgrace, homosexuality, and sinners."
outfrontonline.com 18 Jan 15

 

GAY PRIDE

Oxford Pride's celebration rally is returning to Paradise Street

Oxford Pride's celebration rally is returning to Paradise Street

Oxford Pride had been held in Oxpens since 2003 but this year it will return to Paradise Street, where it first took place in 2002
oxfordmail.co.uk 18 Jan 15

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O-M-G

Isis throw man off roof in Iraq for being gay
Harrowing photographs show the shocking final moments before a man was thrown from the roof of a building in Iraq by Isis as 'punishment' for being gay
metro.co.uk 17 Jan 15

 

Being an Atheist as hard for Tories as being gay, says MP

Being an Atheist as hard for Tories as being gay, says MP James Arbuthnot, who has served as a the chair of the defence committee as well as a defence minister and Chief Whip in his time in parliament, told the Commons on Friday that he had kept secret the fact he was not religious for almost thirty years
huffingtonpost.co.uk 17 Jan 15

 

Pope says same-sex marriage threatens family

Pope says same-sex marriage threatens family

"The family is also threatened by growing efforts on the part of some to redefine the very institution of marriage," the pope said during his visit to the Philipines, "...forces which threaten to disfigure God's plan for creation"
catholicnews.com 17 Jan 15

 

GAY MARRIAGE

US Supreme Court to rule on gay marriage

US Supreme Court to rule on gay marriage

The US Supreme Court will rule this year on whether gay couples have a right to marry across all states. The justices said they would hear a combined case about marriage bans in four states
bbc.co.uk 17 Jan 15

 

Michael Sam proposes to Vito Cammisano in Vatican City

Michael Sam proposes to Vito Cammisano in Vatican City

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL, has taken another leap of confidence - and likely controversy - by proposing to his longtime love from what is renowned as one of the holiest Catholic sites
dailymail.co.uk 17 Jan 15

 

COMING OUT

What it's like to be gay in the Armed Forces

Recruits to British armed forces quizzed on sexuality to improve diversity

Just 15 years ago, openly gay people were banned from serving in the military - now the Ministry of Defence is asking recruits to declare their sexuality in a bid to improve diversity. One serviceman shares his experience of being 'out' in the Forces
telegraph.co.uk 17 Jan 15

 

GAY SPORTS

Sarah Watts soccer campaigner dies aged 49

Sarah Watts soccer campaigner dies aged 49

Sarah, together with her friend and colleague, Liz Costa, worked with the Gay Football Supporters' Network in an effort to end the homophobic abuse that Brighton & Hove Albion supporters had been subjected to for many years
gfsn.org.uk 17 Jan 15

 

SHOW BIZ

Glee coach is transitioning from a woman to a man

Glee coach is transitioning from a woman to a man

Dot Marie Jones who plays coach Shannon Beiste revealed that the character is transitioning from a woman to a man. To tell the story, Glee armed the character with a letter from a psychologist diagnosing her with gender dysphoria. Her transition wasn't about who she wanted to go to bed with but who she wanted to go to bed as
hollywoodreporter.com 17 Jan 15


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UK

Plans drawn up for Britain's first lesbian and gay school

Plans drawn up for Britain's first lesbian and gay school

A £63,000 feasibility study has been commissioned into the idea of building the school in Manchester. Amelia Lee says it would teach 40 full-time students and also offer 20 part-time places
independent.co.uk 16 Jan 15

 

WORLD

Bajan gets prestigious Queen's award

Bajan gets prestigious Queen's award

Donnya Piggott, head of Barbados Gays and Lesbians Against Discrimination (BGLAD), is among 60 people to receive the inaugural Queen's Young Leaders Award
nationnews.com 16 Jan 15

 

SHOW BIZ

Russell T Davies writing TV drama about Aids in the 1980s

Russell T Davies writing TV drama about Aids in the 1980s

Davies said the project, called The Boys, being developed for Channel 4, tells the story about the "quiet" deaths of men who died of the disease more than 30 years ago
theguardian.com 16 Jan 15

 

In The Flesh cancelled by BBC3

In The Flesh cancelled by BBC3

The confirmation will come as a blow to fans of the beloved gay zombie drama, who have fervently campaigned for its return and last year crowned it best show of the year in RadioTimes.com's 2014 TV Show Championship
radiotimes.com 16 Jan 15

 

TfL gives gay Reg poster the bum's rush

The late Kevin Elyot's 1994 play about a group of gay friends was revived by the Donmar Warehouse last year and transfers to the Apollo Theatre on Saturday. The new poster has passed Advertising Standards Authority restrictions but TfL is more prone to blushes and won't allow naked Lewis Reeves on the Underground
standard.co.uk 16 Jan 15


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Thursday

 

UK

LGBT domestic violence helpline is facing closure

LGBT domestic violence helpline is facing closure

Broken Rainbow, the service that is a crucial lifeline for thousands of LGBT people experiencing domestic violence and abuse, is coming to the end of its main funding stream in March and has had no clear confirmation from the Home Office whether it will be extended for another year
brokenrainbow.org.uk 15 Jan 15

 

Public figures come out as Tatchell patrons

Public figures come out as Tatchell patrons

Eleven leading public figures from politics, broadcasting, film, music, law and campaigning have become patrons of the human rights organisation, the Peter Tatchell Foundation
petertatchellfoundation.org

Donate 15 Jan 15

 

Woman found dead in King William IV pub in Hampstead

Police were called at 10.05am this morning to the King William IV pub in Hampstead High Street to find a 36-year-old woman who was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say the death is being treated as non-suspicious
hamhigh.co.uk 15 Jan 15

 

NHS staff told to stop helping patients get gay conversion therapy
The treatment isn't offered on the NHS, but it's understood some staff have occasionally put patients in touch with organisations who provide it. Experts say attempting so-called "gay cures" can be "dangerous" and "damaging"
bbc.co.uk 15 Jan 15

 

COMING OUT

Twins come out to their dad in emotional YouTube video

Twins come out to their dad in emotional YouTube video

Austin and Aaron Rhodes' video shows them sharing the news with their nearly 56,000 subscribers and then calling their Dad to tell him. The confession takes an emotional turn
towleroad.com 15 Jan 15

 

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Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game gets EIGHT Oscar nominations

Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game gets EIGHT nominations

The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, has been nominated for eight Oscars including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress. The film has also received nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Film Editing and Production Design
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Naomi Campbell claims she 'wouldn't exist without gay men'

Naomi Campbell claims she 'wouldn't exist without gay men'

Speaking on the red carpet at the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) awards last night, the supermodel said: "Hair, make-up, designer, photographer, stylist, manicure, hair-dresser, I mean, I just wouldn't exist"
independent.co.uk 15 Jan 15


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Wednesday

 

UK

Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2015

Stonewall's definitive list of Britain's most gay-friendly workplaces showcases the achievements of employers submitting to the Workplace Equality Index
stonewall.org.uk 14 Jan 15

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust the most gay-friendly employer in the UK
telegraph.co.uk 14 Jan 15

 

Memorandum of Understanding on Conversion Therapy in the UK

Memorandum of Understanding on Conversion Therapy in the UK

Organisations across the UK acknowledge that conversion therapy, or "repareative therapy", which attempts to change a person's sexuality, is unethical and harmful. It also sets out plans to tackle conversion therapy and protect patients from it
psychotherapy.org.uk 14 Jan 15

 

O-M-G

If a gay Mormon man marries a woman, divorce is likely, study finds

If a gay Mormon man marries a woman, divorce is likely, study finds

Marriages like those profiled on TV show "My Husband Is Not Gay" are two to three times more likely to end in divorce than others, finds an in-depth survey of 1,612 self-selected LGBT/same-sex attracted Mormons
sltrib.com 14 Jan 15

 

GAY PARENTS

Black gay dads defend viral photo in new commercial

Black gay dads defend viral photo in new commercial

Kordale and Kaleb Lewis and their three children are starring in a heartwarming commercial for Nikon. They hope the images reveal how much their family is just like everyone else's
thegrio.com 14 Jan 15


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Tuesday

 

UK

Soho gay bar Green Carnation to close

The Oscar Wilde-inspired Green Carnation bar on Greek Street is to close its doors this month, to be redeveloped as a new venue
pinknews.co.uk 13 Jan 15

 

Gay couple in legal bid to have marriage declared lawful in NI
The couple, from Northern Ireland, were married in England after same-sex weddings became lawful there in March last year. They have now launched a High Court bid to have their marriage declared lawful in Northern Ireland
irishtimes.com 13 Jan 15

 

Entrepreneurs meet at THT's pop-up shop

THT Boutique Shop

The Gay Business Association will join GPN and start this year's networking meetings at a pop up place in Soho amongst the sex shops ... a pop-up shop for the Terrence Higgins Trust at 10 Walkers Court, Soho, London W1F 0BZ MAP
- Thu 15 Jan, 6.30-10pm
gba.org.uk 13 Jan 15

 

Channel 4 set LGBT targets

As well as producing ground-breaking new LGBT dramas like Cucumber, Banana and Tofu, Channel 4 360 Diversity Charter aims to ensure 6% of staff are LGBT
channel4.com 13 Jan 15

 

Tesco apologises after checkout worker said 'gay people shouldn't have babies'

Tesco apologises after checkout worker said 'gay people shouldn't have babies'

Natalie Rivans was shopping with her girlfriend Helen Embleton at Tesco Extra in Surrey Quays when a cashier who had served a pregnant lesbian couple in front of them apparently said homosexuality was "wrong" and "all gay people should die alone"
standard.co.uk 13 Jan 15

 

Gay couple told to leave for kissing in Plymouth pub

Gay couple told to leave for kissing in Plymouth pub say it was because they are gay

Darren Barnett, 22, and his boyfriend Dylan Morris, 20, say they were told to leave the St Levan Inn, in Devonport, if they carried on kissing. But landlord Paul Bodenham, 66, said he is not homophobic and would have told a straight couple the same thing
plymouthherald.co.uk 13 Jan 15


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Unionist gay rights man Jeffrey Dudgeon eyeing seat as MP

Unionist gay rights man Jeffrey Dudgeon eyeing seat as MP

Mr Dudgeon speaks about being questioned by the RUC in the 1970s about his sexuality and spearheading a case in the European courts to legalising homosexuality in Northern Ireland: "We were of the time and we were angry, out and proud, so we stuck together and survived"
belfasttelegraph.co.uk 12 Jan 15

 

A serial killer could be stalking Greater Manchester's canals

A serial killer could be stalking Greater Manchester's canals

Professor Craig Jackson, head of psychology at Birmingham City University, said 61 bodies have been pulled from the region's rivers and canals in six years ... and claimed it was possible a canal killer was at large. Police insiders have dismissed the claims
manchestereveningnews 12 Jan 15

 

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Golden Globes winner thanks trans people for their courage

Transparent - Accepting the award for 'Best Actor in a Comedy', Jeffrey Tambor, who plays transgender parent Maura Pfefferman, said he was so grateful to transgender people for their inspirational bravery.

The Normal Heart - The acclaimed historical HIV drama was also recognised, with out gay actor Matt Bomer announced 'Best Supporting Actor in a TV Movie or Series'
samesame.com.au 12 Jan 15

The Imitation Game - Alan Turing biopic lost out at the Golden Globes
manchestereveningnews 12 Jan 15

 

WORLD

Egypt court acquits 26 men in gay trial

Egypt court acquits 26 men in gay trial

The men faced various charges, including debauchery and performing indecent public acts after being arrested in a televised raid last month by police looking for gays at a Cairo public bathhouse. Rights activists say 2014 was the worst year in a decade for Egypt's gay community, with at least 150 men arrested or put on trial
aljazeera.com 12 Jan 15

 

Goa plans to make LGBTs 'normal' with medicine and training

Goa plans to make LGBTs 'normal' with medicine and training

Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Ramesh Tawadkar's Youth Policy lists "stigmatised" LGBT youth as one of the many "target groups" which the documents says required "focused attention"
indiatoday.intoday.in 12 Jan 15

 

GAY BUSINESS

Tiffany & Co. jewelry ad campaign features its first gay couple

Tiffany & Co. jewelry ad campaign features its first gay couple

The two men depicted in the "Will You?" campaign are a real-life couple. The campaign was shot by fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh
time.com 12 Jan 15

 

Iris Prize increased to £30,000 thanks to The Michael Bishop Foundation

Iris Prize increased to £30,000 thanks to The Michael Bishop Foundation The Cardiff LGBT film festival also confirmed that the family of Partner Festivals, who each nominate one short film to compete for the Iris Prize, will include a festival from China
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Recruits to British armed forces quizzed on sexuality to improve diversity

Recruits to British armed forces quizzed on sexuality to improve diversity

Details of the service personnel's sexual preference will be stored, but recruits have the option to "prefer not to say". The measure has been introduced in a bid to foster greater tolerance within the armed forces
telegraph.co.uk 11 Jan 15

 

Queen's guards rocked by complaint of gay soldier that he was bullied

Queen's guards rocked by complaint of gay soldier that he was bullied

The Queen's Household Cavalry has been hit by claims that a gay soldier was bullied by a senior colleague over a number of years. He said: 'I want to get on with my career and keep my private life private.'
dailymail.co.uk 11 Jan 15

 

Charlton Athletic LGBT fans attacked

Charlton Athletic LGBT fans attacked

A group of LGBT football fans have claimed they were attacked after being lured to a meeting with a fake like-minded group. Police have launched an investigation after Charlton Rainbows were assaulted before yesterday's match against Brighton and Hove Albion
mirror.co.uk

 

GAY MARRIAGE

Heartbreak for Scottish gay couple following wedding mix-up

Heartbreak for Scottish gay couple following wedding mix-up

John and Sean Vernon's marriage had to be cancelled when a staff member at Inverness registrar's office realised it was not legally possible because his civil partnership was registered in Belfast
inverness-courier.co.uk 11 Jan 15

 

GAY BUSINESS

Obamacare commercial targets same-sex couples

Obamacare commercial targets same-sex couples

The advert features married couple, Jake and Allen, who say making the choice to #GetCovered turned into a life saving decision
youtube.com 11 Jan 15

 

Virginian lawmaker wants businesses to discriminate against 'homosexual conduct'

Virginian lawmaker wants businesses to discriminate against 'homosexual conduct'

The legislation, proposed by Tea Party Republican Bob Marshall and pertains to obtaining any government-issued license, AND specifically allows discrimination on grounds of "homosexual behavior"
care2.com 11 Jan 15

 

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Stephen Daldry attached to Wicked movie

Stephen Daldry attached to Wicked movie

Wicked might finally be on its way to defying gravity on the big screen with Stephen Daldry, the gay director of Billy Elliot on film and stage - aiming for a 2016 release date
insidemovies.ew.com 11 Jan 15


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UK

'Pipe bomb' threats to gay MP Chris Bryant

'Pipe bomb' threats to gay MP Chris Bryant Police are investigating a series of vile expletive-laden tweets sent to the Welsh MP - including a threat to pipe bomb his office
walesonline.co.uk
10 Jan 15

 

TRANS

Russian transgender people will no longer qualify for driving licences

Russian transgender people will no longer qualify for driving licences

Fetishism, exhibitionism and voyeurism are also included as "mental disorders" now barring people from driving. The government says it is tightening medical controls for drivers because Russia has too many road accidents
bbc.co.uk 10 Jan 15

 

Ireland's foremost "gender discombobulist" on TED

Ireland's foremost "gender discombobulist" on TED

Panti Bliss (aka Rory O'Neill) shares her experience of the little, everyday things that can have a huge impact on the wellbeing of gay people
youtube.com 10 Jan 15

 

COMING OUT

Dublin priest says he is gay during Mass - receives standing ovation

Dublin priest says he is gay during Mass - receives standing ovation

Father Martin Dolan, who has been a priest at Church of St Nicholas of Myra in Dublin's city center for 15 years, opened up to his congregation at the Saturday night Mass
irishcentral.com 10 Jan 15


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Pride and Imitation Game win Bafta nominations

Pride and Imitation Game win Bafta nominations

The film Pride, about gay activists during the miners' strike in Wales, is up against six other films including Paddington and The Imitation Game at this year's Baftas
walesonline.co.uk 9 Jan 15

 

Two radio presenters hold hands and face homophobia in Luton

Two radio presenters hold hands and face homophobia in Luton

After a caller-in said he had suffered homophobic abuse on a train in Luton, BBC Three Counties DJ Iain Lee and Justin Dealey decided to conduct "an experiment" to see whether the public had an issue with people being openly gay
independent.co.uk 9 Jan 15

 

I'm sorry, but your husband is gay

I'm sorry, but your husband is gay One gay man who spent time researching the lives of gay Mormons already knows what TLC's upcoming show is all about
advocate.com 9 Jan 15

 

Being gay and black on TV will never be the same

Being gay and black on TV will never be the same

Director Lee Daniels "holds up the mirror to us as human beings," said Jussie Smollett, who plays a young black gay character on the new Fox series Empirebuzzfeed.com 9 Jan 15


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Thursday

 

UK

Teenager wants support for LGBT kids in foster care

Teenager wants support for LGBT kids in foster care

18-year-old Emma Willoughby, who realised she was bisexual while in foster care, is calling for foster carers to be better trained on how to look after LGBT young people. She found the views of her conservative foster parents upsetting and struggled to open up to them about her sexuality
itv.com 8 Jan 15

 

O-M-G

Details of Church of Scotland vote for gay ministers revealed

Details of Church of Scotland vote for gay ministers revealed

The Kirk has now said 32 of the 45 presbyteries backed proposals to allow them to appoint a minister who is in a civil partnership. A final decision on the issue will be taken at General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh in May
bbc.co.uk 8 Jan 15

 

GAY BUSINESS

Lynx commercial says 'kiss the hottest girl ... or boy'

Lynx commercial says 'kiss the hottest girl ... or boy'

'A little effort goes a long way so make the most of your hair while it is still there,' says this Australian TV commercial for LYNX Clean Cut
youtube.com 8 Jan 15

 

COMING OUT

Why do people 'choose' to be gay?

Why do people 'choose' to be gay?

Those opposed to homosexuality regularly describe being gay as a choice, despite all evidence to the contrary. But what is never explained is why people would make this choice in the first place
theguardian.com 8 Jan 15

 


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Alex Kay-Jelski is the new Sports Editor at the Daily Mail

Alex Kay-Jelski is the new Sports Editor at the Daily Mail
Alex Kay-Jelski sais: "It's a great place to work, they have always been very supportive of me, especially when I got married in November, and I hope people realize that you can be gay and work in sports journalism without any problems at all"
outsports.com 7 Jan 15

 

NEW YEARS HONOURS

Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy made a dame

Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy made a dame
The lesbian Scottish poet and playwright Carol Ann Duffy, 59, is being made a dame in the new year list
independent.co.uk 31 Dec 14

Jenny Broughton MBE - 80, helped set up Fflag (Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) more than 20 years after her own daughter came out at the age of 17 and she found there was "a great desert of help" for gay people and their relatives. The librarian, who is made an MBE, helped campaign against the draconian Section 28 legislation which banned the promotion of homosexuality in schools
independent.co.uk 31 Dec 14

Nigel George Warner MBE - ILGA-Europe's Council of Europe adviser

Dr Jay Stewart MBE - co-founder of Gendered Intelligence

Jenny-Anne Bishop OBE - services to the trans community - interview

 

Michael Sam tells Oprah being gay not a factor in losing spots on NFL teams

Michael Sam tells Oprah being gay not a factor in losing spots on NFL teams
'I do believe I'm a very talented football player and I'm going to continue working hard and try to get that opportunity to play in the league'
theguardian.com 28 Dec 14

Heartbreaking childhood bullying story
huffingtonpost.com 28 Dec 14

 

Angelina Jolie's daughter 'wants to be called John'

Angelina Jolie's daughter 'wants to be called John'
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's daughter Shiloh dresses as a boy and wants to be known as John. But do signs like these mean a child is a tomboy, or could it be the start of gender identity issues? Radhika Sanghani asks the experts
telegraph.co.uk 24 Dec 14

 

Apple's Tim Cook named Financial Times 'Person of the Year'

Apple's Tim Cook named Financial Times 'Person of the Year'
Financial success and dazzling new technology alone might have been enough to earn Apple's steely chief executive the FT's vote as the 2014 Person of the Year, but Mr Cook's brave exposition of his values also sets him apart
ft.com 14 Dec 14

 

Stavros Louca a 30 stone man entered Mr Gay UK

What happened when a 30 stone man entered Mr Gay UK? - video
Mr Gay UK
organisers have apologised after 190kg Stavros Louca was disqualified on a technicality, despite winning the judges and audience vote
mrgayuk.co.uk 13 Dec 14

What happened - video
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Former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe dies aged 85

Former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe dies aged 85
Mr Thorpe resigned as Liberal Party leader in 1976 after allegations of an affair with a former male model, Norman Scott, at a time when male homosexual acts were illegal. He was cleared of the charges of incitement to murder Mr Scott in 1979
bbc.co.uk 4 Dec 14

 


RESOURCES

First UK guide for lesbian and bisexual women affected by sexual violence
First UK guide for lesbian and bisexual women affected by sexual violence

The LGF booklet provides survivors of rape or sexual violence with information to find the support they need. Funded by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester, research suggests that LGB&T people often fail to access support services for fear of experiencing homophobia
lgf.org.uk 26 Nov 14

 

Equality Means Mind Your Language new training video
Equality Means Mind Your Language:
new training video for carers

This DVD can be used by any staff facilitator in any organisation, but especially relevant for health and social care staff., and is produced by the Older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans Association
olga.uk.com 10 Nov 14

 

Resources for schools ahead of Anti-Bullying Week in November
Resources for schools ahead of
Anti-Bullying Week
in November

Diversity Role Models team up with national anti-bullying charity Kidscape, to launch Being Me, a series of resources to give children an insight into the life of their classmate, and a better understanding of what it is like to be them
kidscape.org.uk 22 Oct 14

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

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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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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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