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UK refuses to change trans and non-binary law, sparks anger | Gay Star News

This pisses me off! Looks like we non-binary gender identified people have a long way to go before gaining official recognition in the UK and we’re even further behind in much of the USA. Here’s an excerpt from the report … Continue reading

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Transgender child speaks about decision to live as boy – BBC News

A transgender boy from Northern Ireland has been speaking out and making news. Here’s an excerpt from The BBC… An 11-year-old from Northern Ireland, who was born a biological girl, has spoken out about his decision to live as a … Continue reading

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Highly Recommended: These 59 people are the face of trans Britain today | Gay Star News

A beautiful collection of photos celebrating the notion that #TransIsBeautiful. Here’s the introduction and 3 of the many photos from Gay Star News which you can see by following the link… British trans people have faced down mockery, prejudice and … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: Young Brits say they aren’t 100% straight or gay, bigots go into meltdown | Gay Star News

In this article Tris Reid-Smith of Gay Star News collects the often hysterical reactions of biphobic commentators to the recent revelation that 43% of younger Britons don’t see themselves as exclusively gay or straight. Here are the opening paragraphs of … Continue reading

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Tom Daley Launches LGBT Charity

Calum McSwiggan celebrates the relaunch of an LGBTQ switchboard in Britain. Here’s the background and credits from his YouTube page: On June 25th Calum McSwiggan was joined by Tom Daley, Alesha Dixon and dozens of YouTubers to relaunch the London … Continue reading

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Research shows 1 in 5 gay and bi teens have been bullied by a teacher · PinkNews

A shameful truth is revealed in a report from the National AIDS Trust in the United Kingdom. No, it’s not about HIV transmission but is instead about bullying, specifically bullying by teachers and staff. Here’s the story from Joseph Patrick … Continue reading

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Benedict Cumberbatch Wants Britain to Stop Humiliating Gays | TakePart

It is always gratifying when celebrities use their positions in the public eye to advocate for social change. Such is the case with the remarkable actor Benedict Cumberbatch as Jennifer Swann reports in Take Part… The ‘Imitation Game’ actor signed … Continue reading

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Benedict Cumberbatch: broaden Turing’s pardon to other gay men | UK news | The Guardian

Stephen Fry, Benedict Cumberbatch and thousands of others have signed on to an open letter that urges the British government to pardon the thousands of gay men convicted of “gross indecency” before same-sex sex was decriminalized, including roughly 15,000 who … Continue reading

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UK University Tackles Unauthorised Poster Claiming Trans Women Pose “Rape” Risk

Even granting the perspective that lately Pink News UK has been a little sensationalistic, this story is extremely disturbing. In it a poster has appeared on the walls of a University in Bristol claiming that trans women (whom they call … Continue reading

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Congratulations! Stephen Fry marries stand-up comedian Elliott Spencer · PinkNews

I am so happy for Stephen Fry and Elliot Spencer! The happy couple got married today in Dereham, England, UK. Here’s the story from Nick Duffy writing for Pink News UK… Stephen Fry has married his partner, stand-up comedian Elliott … Continue reading

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School for LGBT pupils planned for Manchester | Education | The Guardian

I think this is a good idea for some LGBTQ youth. I don’t think it is intended as a substitute for creating LGBTQ-safe environments in regular schools. Efforts to make all schools safe for LGBTQ students must continue. We need … Continue reading

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Ugandan asylum seeker told to prove he’s gay · PinkNews

Why, oh why do LGBTQ people seeking asylum still report not being believed? Come on! Here’s the story from Naith Payton writing for Pink News UK… John Ssenkindu says he had his asylum application denied because he failed to “prove” … Continue reading

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Council considers closing domestic violence shelter for gay men · PinkNews

I suppose that I should be grateful that London has a shelter for Gay victims of domestic violence when so many places lack such a valuable community resource. Still, it does no good if it’s closed down as seems to … Continue reading

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Gay couple told to leave British pub for kissing | Gay Star News

There is a double standard, this bar owner’s claim notwithstanding, in how straight and same-sex displays of affection are tolerated whether you’re in the UK or in the U.S. When confronted about their homophobia the inevitable excuse is that they … Continue reading

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Could one court ruling force Northern Ireland to allow gay marriage? | Gay Star News

Will marriage equality come to Northern Ireland the same way its come to many U.S. states – through the courts? Here’s JOE MORGAN writing for Gay Star News… Gay couple married in England are hoping to have their marriage recognized … Continue reading

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Gay UK football fans lured to hoax meeting and attacked | Gay Star News

In Europe football (soccer) fans are known to be rowdy and some are racist and homophobic. This is an issue that seems to arise frequently in sports news stories. The UK has it’s share of biased and bigoted football supporters. … Continue reading

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London preacher who called for gays to be killed defends Paris Charlie Hebdo shootings · PinkNews

Fanatics that object to cartoons also object to us. Here’s the story from Joseph Patrick McCormick writing for Pink News UK… A London preacher who previously called for gay people to be stoned to death has written an article defending … Continue reading

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Scottish equal marriage does more than allow gay couples to tie the knot, by Nicola Sturgeon · PinkNews

This week marks the beginning of marriage equality in Scotland. In celebration of this milestone the First Minister of the country has taken to Pink News UK to share her thoughts. Here’s the commentary by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon… PinkNews … Continue reading

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Good News · Judith has been Released From Detention. She is Free !!!!! · Change.org

The young Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker threatened with deportation in the UK got some good news. From the petition sponsors… Judith has been released from the UK detention centre and her case will be heard again in the Upper Tribunal. … Continue reading

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Marriage Equality Arrives In Scotland | ThinkProgress

People that know me know I am a Scotophile. I own 3 kilts and love Scottish music, musicians, comedians and actors. So I am pleased to see that marriage equality has arrived in Scotland. Here’s the story from ZACK FORD writing … Continue reading

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