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Sir Elton John and the Duke of Sussex will join forces to launch a new global coalition focused on treating HIV infections in men, it has been announced. The musician, who founded The Elton John Aids Foundation (Ejaf) in 1992, will launch the new effort along with the International Aids…
Controversial gay conversion therapies are to be banned under a new LGBT action plan outlined by the Government. The £4.5 million initiative aimed at making society more inclusive for the LGBT community brands so-called "gay cure" conversion therapies "abhorrent". The initiative follows a major Government survey which more than 108,000…
The Government will next week publish an action plan on advancing the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the UK. It comes after the largest survey anywhere in the world of their experiences was carried out. Theresa May told Cabinet that the findings of the survey,…
A new law giving automatic pardons to gay men convicted under historical discriminatory legislation and enabling them to have any such convictions effectively scrubbed from criminal records has been passed unanimously at Holyrood. Justice Secretary Michael Matheson said the legislation marks a “proud day for Scotland”. The Historical Sexual Offences…
The UK should be a country where "no one feels the need to hide" who they love, Theresa May said as she promised a new action plan for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LBGT) people. The Prime Minister said the new plan would be published this summer and would aim…
Research into the adequacy and consistency of knowledge on gender variance in social work training and continuous professional development. This review takes a systematic approach, providing an overview of the density and quality of evidence on social worker education in regard to gender identity and gender variance. It scopes and…
Parallel Westminster bills calling for same sex marriage in Northern Ireland represent the biggest step in the ongoing campaign to lift the ban, activists have said. Identical private members' bills will be tabled in the Lords and Commons this week, one by a Conservative peer and the other by a…
A married couple who have a platonic relationship and live in different homes have been made the legal parents of a child born following a foreign surrogacy arrangement. The most senior family court judge in England and Wales says the fact that the couple's relationship is not romantic is no…
A man has been charged with murder after an LGBT rights campaigner was discovered stabbed to death in his home, Scotland Yard has said. Officers were called to the West Kensington flat of Julian Aubrey on October 30 to reports of a man found with stab wounds. The 55-year-old was…
The British Government should urgently introduce measures addressing the legacy of Northern Ireland's violent past, Amnesty International said. Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley is to consult on mechanisms for investigating historic wrongdoing envisaged in the Stormont House Agreement between the main parties following the collapse of powersharing talks. Amnesty said…
The UK Government has said same sex marriage in Northern Ireland could be introduced via Westminster. Northern Ireland Secretary of State Karen Bradley said while it should be a matter for the Stormont Assembly, if the matter was to be raised at Westminster it is the Government's policy to allow…
A devout Christian was lawfully thrown off a Sheffield University social work course after being accused of posting derogatory comments about homosexuals and bisexuals on a Facebook page, a judge has decided. Felix Ngole, of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, said he was expressing a traditional Christian view and complained that university…
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