LGBT

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Children's commissioner backs primary school at centre of LGBT row

Children's commissioner backs primary school at centre of LGBT row

Anne Longfield has pledged her support to Anderton Park Primary School, which is at the centre of protests around LGBT teaching.

Birmingham protests 'not an issue of gay people vs Muslim people'

Birmingham protests 'not an issue of gay people vs Muslim people'

The editor of an Islamic current affairs website has claimed protests by parents against LGBT lessons have been "misrepresented".

Monday, June 10, 2019

Monday, June 10, 2019

New injunction issued banning anti-LGBT protests from school gates

New injunction issued banning anti-LGBT protests from school gates

A judge has issued a fresh injunction against protesters demonstrating against LGBT relationship education at a primary school in Birmingham.

Parents protesting against LGBT teaching are ‘misinformed’

Parents protesting LGBT lessons are ‘misinformed’

Parents protesting LGBT lessons are ‘misinformed’

Parents protesting over a primary school teaching about LGBT relationships are “misinformed”, a pro-LGBT campaigner has said.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Friday, June 7, 2019

Birmingham LGBT school headteacher: ‘We have never taught sex'

Birmingham LGBT school headteacher: ‘We have never taught sex'

Birmingham LGBT school headteacher: ‘We have never taught sex'

The Headteacher of the primary school facing protests against LGBT relationships lessons has said teachers “have never taught sex here”.

Arrests made after 'homophobic' attack on gay couple

Arrests made after 'homophobic' attack on gay couple

Arrests have been made after a gay couple were attacked on a London bus, the Metropolitan Police have said. 

Monday, June 3, 2019

Monday, June 3, 2019

Gay rugby player feeling ‘hopeless’ after losing deportation battle

Gay rugby player feels ‘hopeless’ after losing deportation battle

Gay rugby player feels ‘hopeless’ after losing deportation battle

A gay rugby player said he is feeling "hopeless and depressed" after losing his deportation battle and being ordered to leave the UK.

Protests against LGBT teaching to continue despite injunction

Protests against LGBT teaching to continue despite injunction

Protests against LGBT teaching to continue despite injunction

Parents protesting against LGBT teaching at a Birmingham primary school have vowed to continue their campaign despite an injunction.

Brexit Party’s Ann Widdecombe shamed for 'poisonous' comments

Brexit Party’s Ann Widdecombe shamed for 'poisonous' comments

Brexit Party MEP Ann Widdecombe has come under fire for suggesting science could one day “produce an answer” to being gay.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Thursday, May 23, 2019

School teaching LGBT lessons to close early due to protests

Birmingham school teaching LGBT lessons to close early

School teaching LGBT lessons to close early due to protests

A primary school facing protests from parents on Friday over the teaching of LGBT equality is to close early on Friday over safety fears.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Comedian Joe Lycett calls out local MP over anti-LGBT voting record

Comedian Joe Lycett criticises local MP over anti-LGBT voting record

Comedian Joe Lycett criticises local MP over anti-LGBT voting record

Comedian Joe Lycett has written to his local MP to call him out over his voting history on LGBT issues.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Protests against primary school’s LGBT lessons to continue

Protests against primary school’s LGBT lessons to continue

Protesters demonstrating against the teaching of LGBT relationships at a primary school have vowed to continue action despite calls from police to stop. 

Monday, May 20, 2019

Monday, May 20, 2019

Labour MP Jess Phillips confronts parents protesting LGBT lessons

Labour MP Jess Phillips confronts parents protesting LGBT lessons

Labour MP Jess Phillips confronts parents protesting LGBT lessons

Labour MP Jess Phillips has confronted protesters outside a school in Birmingham after they took their children out of school to continue campaigning against the teaching of LGBT lessons.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Parental protest

LGBT+ lessons should be compulsory in schools, says teaching union

LGBT+ lessons should be compulsory in schools, says teaching union

The National Education Union has called for lessons about LGBT+ relationships to be compulsory in all schools.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Damian Hinds says parents should be consulted over LGBT lessons

Damian Hinds: Parents should be consulted over LGBT lessons

Damian Hinds: Parents should be consulted over LGBT lessons

Headteachers have been told consultation does not mean parents have the right to veto parts of the new relationships and sex education curriculum.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Teacher at centre of LGBT education row receives ‘threats’

Teacher at centre of LGBT lessons row receives threats

Teacher at centre of LGBT lessons row receives threats

The teacher at the centre of protest for teaching LGBT relationship lessons has received threats and other "nasty" messages.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Saturday, April 6, 2019

LGBT protest at Christian conference for those with ‘same sex temptations’

LGBT protest at Christian conference for those with ‘same sex temptations’

LGBT protest at Christian conference for those with ‘same sex temptations’

Campaigners for LGBT rights have held a protest outside a Christian conference offering support for people experiencing "same sex temptations".

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Peter Tatchell

Government must sever ties with Brunei, urges Peter Tatchell

Government must sever ties with Brunei, urges Peter Tatchell

The human rights campaigner called for the UK to sever all ties with Brunei, as it introduces a law which allows LGBT people to be stoned to death.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Friday, March 29, 2019

BBC Question Time faces backlash for LGBT education question

BBC Question Time faces backlash for LGBT education question

BBC Question Time faces backlash for LGBT education question

BBC political show Question Time has been criticised for airing a debate over whether it is "morally right" to teach children about LGBTQ+ "issues".

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

LGBT lessons

Protests at school's LGBT lessons forces kids 'back in the closet'

Protests at school's LGBT lessons forces kids 'back in the closet'

Religious parents protesting against a Birmingham school's LGBT lessons will force children 'back in the closet', according to a Muslim gay rights campaigner.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Parkfield Protest

Religions united by 'bigotry and intolerance of homosexuality'

Religions united by 'bigotry and intolerance of homosexuality'

The chief executive of the National Secular Society has said it is "bigotry" for parents to protest against their children learning about homosexuality.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Muslim parents protest after LGBT lessons taught at Birmingham primary school

Muslim parents protest after LGBT lessons taught at Birmingham primary school

Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell said it was important for children to learn about same-sex relationships, amid complaints over a Birmingham school teaching pupils about homosexuality.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019

Damian Hinds

New sex-ed guidelines will 'keep children safe'

New sex-ed guidelines will 'keep children safe'

The education secretary accepted there were “understandable and legitimate concerns” about sex and relationship education, but said new government guidelines will “keep children safe”.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

LGBT

Google under pressure to remove gay conversion therapy app from online store

Google under pressure to remove 'pray away the gay' app from online store

Google has come under fire for not removing an app promoting gay conversion therapy from its app store.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Friday, January 11, 2019

LGBT personnel 'still suffer persecution' in the armed forces, says member of Royal Legion LGBTQ+ branch

LGBT personnel 'still suffer persecution' in the armed forces, says member of Royal Legion LGBTQ+ branch

LGBT people 'suffer persecution' in armed forces, says Royal Legion LGBTQ+ group

Marc Edwards, a member of the LGBTQ+ Royal Legion branch, has said that LGBTQ+ personnel still “suffer persecution” whilst serving in the Armed Forces.

Royal British Legion opens first-ever branch for LGBTQ+ veterans

Royal British Legion opens first-ever branch for LGBTQ+ veterans

Royal British Legion opens first-ever branch for LGBTQ+ veterans

The Royal British Legion has opened its first branch dedicated to LGBTQ+ veterans, 19 years after a ban on LGBT people serving in the army was lifted. 

Friday, January 4, 2019

Friday, January 4, 2019

Ann Widdecombe says children are too young to be read a story by a drag queen

Ann Widdecombe says children are too young to be read a story by a drag queen

Ann Widdecombe says children are too young to be read a story by a drag queen

Former MP Ann Widdecombe has spoken out against a library's plans to have a drag queen read to children as part of LGBT week

Friday, December 21, 2018

Friday, December 21, 2018

A ‘hard-core minority’ of young people are committing LGBT+ hate crimes, says human rights campaigner

A ‘hard-core minority’ of young people are committing LGBT+ hate crimes, says human rights campaigner

A ‘hard-core minority’ are committing LGBT+ hate crimes, says campaigner

Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has said that there remains a "hard-core minority" of young people who commit hate crimes against LGBT+ people. 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Is Fairytale of New York homophobic for its 'f****t' lyric?

Is Fairytale of New York 'homophobic' for its 'f****t' lyric?

Is Fairytale of New York 'homophobic' for its 'f****t' lyric?

There are fresh calls to censor Fairytale of New York from the LGBT community unhappy about the 'f****t' lyric

Friday, September 7, 2018

Friday, September 7, 2018

India same sex reform is the “single most significant” in world history, says LGBT campaigner

India same sex reform is the “single most significant” in world history

Peter Tatchell has said that India legalising same sex relations will have an impact “all across the region”.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The initiative follows a major Government survey which more than 108,000 LGBT people responded to

Controversial gay conversion therapies to be banned

Controversial gay conversion therapies to be banned

The £4.5 million initiative aimed at making society more inclusive for the LGBT community brands so-called "gay cure" conversion therapies "abhorrent"

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Gay rights campaigner detained in Russia after protest

Gay rights campaigner detained in Russia after protest

Peter Tatchell has been arrested in Moscow after staging a one-man protest near the Kremlin.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Monday, May 28, 2018

Rita Ora says she'll keep performing 'Girls' despite criticism from some LGBT artists

Rita Ora says she'll keep performing 'Girls' despite criticism from some LGBT artists

Rita Ora says she'll keep performing 'Girls' despite criticism

Rita Ora was slammed by some LGBT artists for sexualising lesbian relationships on 'Girls', but said the song tells her story

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Theresa May's LGBT Action Plan is not enough to tackle hate crime, says Dawn Butler MP

Theresa May's LGBT Action Plan is not enough to tackle hate crime, says Dawn Butler MP

PM's LGBT Action Plan is not enough to tackle hate crime, says Dawn Butler MP

Theresa May will release an LGBT Action Plan this summer intended to improve the lives of LGBT people in the UK, but Labour's Dawn Butler slammed the plans

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Gay priest loses discrimination appeal after being denied job

Gay priest loses discrimination appeal after being denied job

Gay priest loses discrimination appeal after being denied job

Canon Jeremy Pemberton had his permission to officiate revoked after marrying Laurence Cunnington in April 2014

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Bearded Egyptian belly dancer protests against treatment of LGBT people

Bearded Egyptian belly dancer protests against treatment of LGBT people

Bearded Egyptian belly dancer protests against treatment of LGBT people

Shrouk El-Attara wears the beard to highlight the problems people who are LGBT face in Egypt

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

LGBT fundraisers subjected to 'more than 100 hate incidents whilst working on market stall'

LGBT fundraisers subjected to 'more than 100 hate incidents whilst working on market stall'

LGBT fundraisers 'subjected to abuse whilst working on market stall'

Warwickshire Pride claims the abuse went on for around three hours

Monday, March 12, 2018

Monday, March 12, 2018

India Willoughby says trans Mother's Day cards are no big deal

Trans broadcaster says gender-neutral Mother's Day cards are 'no major threat'

Trans broadcaster says gender-neutral Mother's Day cards are 'no major threat'

India Willoughby says such cards are not harming anyone

Monday, March 5, 2018

Monday, March 5, 2018

'Children are being pushed down the route of being transgender', says social theorist

'Children are being pushed down the route of being transgender', says social theorist

'Children are being pushed down the route of being transgender'

Dr Heather Brunskell-Evans has warned it's not scientifically clear that it's possible to be born in the wrong body

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Three British tourists arrested after 'harassing gay couple on flight'

Three British tourists arrested after 'harassing gay couple on flight'

Three British tourists arrested after 'harassing gay couple on flight'

The trio allegedly continued the verbal abuse of a bus journey to the baggage terminal

US anti-LGBT groups 'listed as churches to hide finances'

US anti-LGBT groups 'listed as churches to hide finances'

US anti-LGBT groups 'listed as churches to hide finances'

Focus on the Family and the Liberty Counsel are both said to be listed as churches

Friday, February 16, 2018

Friday, February 16, 2018

Malaysia cancels concert 'due to singer's support for LGBT people'

Malaysia cancels concert 'due to singer's support for LGBT people'

Malaysia cancels concert 'due to singer's support for LGBT people'

Denise Ho, a singer from Hong Kong, claims her promoter was told the event could not go ahead

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018

LGBT groups slam transgender guide as 'intentionally provocative' and 'deeply misleading'

LGBT groups slam transgender guide as 'intentionally provocative' and 'deeply misleading'

LGBT groups slam transgender guide as 'intentionally provocative'

Transgender Trend released a guide for schools which claims activists teach 'anti-science' concepts to children

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Burberry to unveil new rainbow tartan in support of LGBT charities

Burberry to unveil new rainbow tartan in support of LGBT charities

The fashion company will reveal the tartan during London Fashion Week

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Labour and Tories go head to head on equality and discrimination

Has Labour's equality drive backfired? Tories certainly think so

Has Labour's equality drive backfired? Tories certainly think so

Labour's Young Labour Equalities Conference has come under fire for not allowing white heterosexual able-bodied men to attend

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Core Issues Trust: The group claiming western civilisation is in trouble and people aren't born gay

Core Issues Trust: The group whose 'gay cure' film has become a scandal

Core Issues Trust: The group whose 'gay cure' film has become a scandal

The Core Issues Trust has been criticised over a film about people who claim they're ex-gay

Bermuda becomes first country to repeal same-sex marriage

Bermuda becomes first country to repeal same-sex marriage

Bermuda becomes first country to repeal same-sex marriage

Same-sex marriage in the country has not even been legal for a full year

Christian group Core Issues Trust says 'gay cure' film will go ahead, despite cinema cancelling screening

'Gay cure' film row: Christian group says its screening will go ahead despite cinema blocking it

Christian group says its 'gay cure' film screening will go ahead

The Core Issues Trust says its never used the term 'gay cure' and the media is just trying to dismiss its views

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Stonewall names Welsh Assembly as leading UK employer of LGBT staff

Stonewall names Welsh Assembly as leading UK employer of LGBT staff

Stonewall names Welsh Assembly as leading UK employer of LGBT staff

The Welsh Assembly has provided transgender awareness training as well as installing both gender neutral toilets and showers

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Flags, cat selfies and dating in pie shops - we had it all today

The Independent Republic of Mike Graham: January 30

The Independent Republic of Mike Graham: January 30

Flags, cat selfies and dating in pie shops - we had it all today

Conservative LGBT group apologises over 'abusive and misogynistic' tweet towards MP David Davies

Conservative LGBT group apologises over 'abusive and misogynistic' tweet towards MP David Davies

Conservative LGBT group apologises over 'abusive and misogynistic' tweet

MP David Davies had claimed anyone who has male genitalia is 'definitely not a woman'

Monday, January 29, 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018

First-ever public LGBT festival held in Myanmar

First-ever public LGBT festival held in Myanmar

First-ever public LGBT festival held in Myanmar

The festival featured drag queens and handbag throwing

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Gay couple sues US State Department for allowing only one of their twins citizenship

Gay couple sues US State Department for allowing only one of their twins citizenship

Gay couple sues US State Department for allowing only one child citizenship

Andrew and Elad Dvash-Banks had twins using a surrogate mother, each with one of the father's DNA

Monday, January 22, 2018

Monday, January 22, 2018

Ethan Stables allegedly made the threats on Facebook

'Far-right extremist' due to face terror charges

'Far-right extremist' due to face terror charges

Ethan Stables stands accused of plotting to 'slaughter' revellers at a gay pride event

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Tim Farron has performed a u-turn regarding his beliefs on gay sex

Peter Tatchell says Tim Farron has made a 'gigantic mess' with gay sex u-turn

Peter Tatchell says Tim Farron has made a 'gigantic mess' with gay sex u-turn

Farron has admitted he believes gay sex is a sin, months after doing the opposite during the general election campaign.

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