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What will Theresa May’s DUP deal mean for LGBT rights in the UK?

What will Theresa May’s DUP deal mean for LGBT rights in the UK?

Following a disastrous election result British Prime Minister Theresa May is hoping to cling to power by forming a government through a partnership between her Conservative party and the smaller Democratic Unionist Party. LGBTI groups however have raised concern about what effect this might have on gay rights in the UK given the smaller party’s […]

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Westboro Baptist Church says their ban from UK caused Westminster attack

Westboro Baptist Church says their ban from UK caused Westminster attack

The Westboro Baptist Church have blamed the recent terror attack in London on the organisations ban from the United Kingdom. The horrific attack in the heart of London earlier this week claimed the lives of four people and saw 20 more injured after a man drove a car into a crowded area and stabbed a […]

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Isle of Man will introduce gay pardon law

Isle of Man will introduce gay pardon law

The Isle of Man has announced it will be moving forward with plans to pardon historical convictions for gay offences. The former Home Affairs Minister, Juan Waterson, has indicated he’s pushing for the pardon’s to be included in a new sexual offences act that will be open for public consultation before the end of the […]

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Same sex lights at pedestrian crossings baffle some Britons

Same sex lights at pedestrian crossings baffle some Britons

A British newspaper says pedestrian crossing lights that promote LGBTI+ inclusion are causing confusion for tourists and people from the countryside. For this year’s Pride celebrations in London the lights at pedestrian crossings around Trafalgar Square were switched from the traditional ‘man crossing street’ image to an images of same-sex couples crossing and symbols for […]

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Britain’s potential new PM opposed to marriage equality

Britain’s potential new PM opposed to marriage equality

British politician Andrea Leadsom, who is in the running to replace David Cameron as the Prime Minister of Great Britain has declared she remains opposed to marriage equality despite thousands of British couples tying the knot. Speaking to ITV Leadsom said she would have preferred it if civil partnerships had been available to all couples, […]

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Manchester’s new Lord Mayor quotes ABBA at inauguration

Manchester’s new Lord Mayor quotes ABBA at inauguration

Carl Austin-Behan is the new Lord Mayor of Manchester, the first openly gay man to hold the role. At his swearing in ceremony the new Lord Mayor promised to do his best, quoting camp music legends ABBA. “I’m going to do my very best and it ain’t no lie. “You’re going to take me to […]

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Over 15,000 gay couples have wed in the United Kingdom

Over 15,000 gay couples have wed in the United Kingdom

Over 15,000 same-sex couples have wed in the United Kingdom since marriage equality was achieved. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed a total of 15,098 couples had legally married since 2014. Of those, 7,366 were marriages while 7,732 were conversions from civil partnerships to marriage. The number of couples opting for civil partnerships fell […]

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Bookings Open for Gay Marriages in UK Consulates

Bookings Open for Gay Marriages in UK Consulates

Same sex marriages in UK consulates around Australia will be available from July 27th, with bookings open today. UK consulates in Sydney and Perth are taking bookings for couples to lodge notices of intention to marry, and lodgement of notices can occur from June 12th with actual marriages occurring from July 17th. Other consulates around […]

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Tom Daley Named Biggest Sporting Inspiration in UK

Tom Daley Named Biggest Sporting Inspiration in UK

Tom Daley has gotten himself in the headlines yet again, this time by fairing well in a poll among young people in the United Kingdom. The National Citizen Service conducted the poll which occurred alongside a free event which was held to celebrate the acheivements of young people. At the event, the 19 year old […]

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UK to Introduce HIV Home Testing

UK to Introduce HIV Home Testing

Heath experts in the UK are pushing to have the countries laws changed to allow HIV home testing to be introduced. Britain’s ‘London Evening Standard’ is reporting that UK Health officials are about to announce that they will move for the introduction of home testing kits for HIV. Currently to get tested for HIV people […]

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