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Two landmark court challenges against the ban on same sex marriage in Northern Ireland have been dismissed. Mr Justice O'Hara rejected both cases, insisting the ban did not violate the rights of LGBT couples in the region. Delivering judgment at the High Court in Belfast, he said it was for…
Northern Ireland risks falling behind in the fight against HIV if the infection prevention drug PrEP is not rolled out in the region, a charity has warned. Positive Life called for the introduction of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) after the NHS in England announced that the drug would be offered to…
Changes making it easier for gay and bisexual men to donate blood will be introduced in Wales early next year, the Welsh Government has said. Current rules mean that men cannot give blood for 12 months after having sex with another man but the deferral period will be reduced to…
Same-sex marriage campaigners in Northern Ireland have urged thousands of people to take to the streets in protest against the DUP's refusal to approve a law change. LGBT activists gathered at Belfast City Hall to announce plans for a mass demonstration through the city on July 1. They are hoping…
Scottish Secretary David Mundell has said he wants the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to "change its position" on LGBTI issues. Prime Minister Theresa May is due to meet DUP leader Arlene Foster on Tuesday to finalise a deal on propping up her minority government. Mr Mundell, Conservative MP for Dumfriesshire,…
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…
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