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A domestic violence charity that received £1.4 million of taxpayers' cash collapsed after "chaotic" management, according to a public spending watchdog. Broken Rainbow, which supported lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender abuse victims, had been surviving "hand to mouth" for years, the National Audit Office said. It found that over 15…
A religious education teacher who says he was wrongly thrown off a university social work course after suggesting that same-sex marriage was a sin during an online discussion has won the latest round of a legal fight. Felix Ngole, 39, of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, said he had been lawfully expressing…
Dr Trish Hafford-Letchfield, Professor of Social Care at Middlesex University, has completed a project with six Anchor care homes in London to ensure care homes across the country become more LGBT- friendly. The collaborative project also included researchers from Bristol, Edge Hill and Hertfordshire University. Funded by Comic Relief, Anchor…
A drive to improve mental health services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans people has begun today with the launch of a new guide by the Mental Welfare Commission. The guide, which was co-produced with LGBT Health and Wellbeing, has been launched in a bid to increase awareness of LGBT…
Thousands of gay and bisexual men convicted of now-abolished sexual offences have been posthumously pardoned. The historic moment was confirmed by the Government as the so-called "Turing's Law" took effect on Tuesday. Justice minister Sam Gyimah said it was a "truly momentous day". The pardons, first announced last year, have…
Council bosses have paid a vulnerable transgender teenager nearly £5,000 damages after a member of staff breached his human rights by revealing personal information. The teenager, now 17, had taken legal action, saying the disclosure of information had damaged his mental health. His legal team, headed by barrister Sarah Morgan…
Northern Ireland's Equality Commission needs to take a long look at itself and stop favouring the "metropolitan liberal elite definition" of equality, Stormont's First Minister has said. Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster criticised the publicly-funded watchdog for its handling of the so-called "gay cake" case when it supported a gay…
Attempts to introduce same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland are set to be thwarted for at least another five years after the Democratic Unionists insisted they would continue to block a law change. First Minister and DUP leader Arlene Foster said she would deploy the contentious vetoing mechanism - the petition…
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