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Boris Johnson promises to bring forward ban on conversion therapy

Boris Johnson promises to bring forward ban on conversion therapy

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reiterated his party’s promise to ban the harmful practice of LGBTIQ+ conversion therapy across Great Britain. Originally put in motion by former Conservative PM Theresa May in 2018, Johnson has said his government is working towards the prohibition of conversion practices as reported by the BBC. “On the gay conversion […]

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Former professional soccer player Thomas Beattie comes out as gay

Former professional soccer player Thomas Beattie comes out as gay

Former professional soccer player Thomas Beattie has revealed he is a gay man, becoming the first UK star to come out as LGBTIQ+ since Justin Fashanu in 1990. The 33-year-old played for the youth squad of Hull FC, taking his skills around the world to the US, Singapore and Canada for more than a decade. […]

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British government apologises for banning gays from the military

British government apologises for banning gays from the military

Twenty years after it lifted its policy banning gays from the military the British government has apologised for the policy and the service personnel who were discharged. Addressing a group of veterans at a function at Westminster the UK’s Minister for Defence, Johnny Mercer, said the ban was wrong. “It was unacceptable then and it […]

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UK teacher banned from profession over gay statements

UK teacher banned from profession over gay statements

A British school teacher who told children that “gay people have a disease” has been banned from the profession. Joshua Onduso was teaching at a specialist school for students who have difficulty attending regular school, many of the students have emotional and mental health issues. In May 2015 when students asked the teacher what he […]

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Bibliophile | Danger Music finds beauty in a brutal place

Danger Music by Eddie Ayres Allen & Unwin When Emma was 12 years old, they were desperately unhappy and wanted to get as far away as possible from their home in Shropshire, England. The ordered, tranquil world of studying and playing music made life better and Emma went from learning the viola as a child […]

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UK Police welcome first gender-fluid officer

UK Police welcome first gender-fluid officer

A new initiative from Britain’s Metropolitan Police has encouraged the country’s first gender-fluid officer to reveal their identity in the workplace. Callum/Abi, who has been an officer for 13 years, revealed their fluidity after receiving an email encouraging staff to “Bring Your Whole Self To Work.” “The first time I walked into a Met building […]

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Hundreds protest Chechnya’s gay purge in London

Hundreds protest Chechnya’s gay purge in London

Protesters gathered at London’s Russian Embassy today to speak out against reports of gay ‘concentration camps’ in Chechnya. The reports from Russian media have revealed allegations of gay men being targeted by Chechen officials, being herded into camps, tortured and killed. It it said that approximately 100 men have been affected by the purge so […]

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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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Andrew Hastie dismisses marriage equality warnings from British MP

Andrew Hastie dismisses marriage equality warnings from British MP

Liberal MP Andrew Hastie has dismissed comments from former UK minister Nick Herbert about the perils of conservative governments ignoring the issue of marriage equality. The member for Canning in Perth’s south suggested that true conservatives don’t fly around the world and lecture other people on how to run their countries. Hastie posted the comment […]

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UK man found guilty of murdering police officer met on Grindr

UK man found guilty of murdering police officer met on Grindr

A man in the UK has been handed a life sentence for murdering a police officer he had met using Grindr. Stefano Brizzi was found guilty of murdering 59-year-old Police Constable Gordon Semple, who was strangled and dismembered in April. PinkNews have reported that Mr Brizzi attempted to dispose of PC Semple’s body by dissolving his […]

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