LGBT

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Rainbow poppy sparks LGBT+ remembrance debate online

Rainbow poppy sparks LGBT+ remembrance debate online

A glittery rainbow poppy badge has sparked debate online over whether there should be a specific poppy to recognise LGBT+ war heroes.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019

Transgender man continues legal battle to be registered as father

Transgender man continues legal battle to be registered as father

A transgender man who has given birth but does not want to be described as "mother" on a birth certificate, is set to continue a legal battle.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Dancing On Ice to feature same-sex couple for first time

Dancing On Ice to feature same-sex couple for first time

Steps singer Ian “H” Watkins will team up with professional dancer Matt Evers in the 2020 series.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Monday, July 29, 2019

Police investigate Gay Pride ‘hate crime’

Police investigate Gay Pride ‘hate crime’

Police are investigating after a Muslim woman in a niqab hurled abuse at Gay Pride marchers in Walthamstow at the weekend.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Teenage boys charged with hate crime over ‘homophobic bus attack’

Teenage boys charged with hate crime over ‘homophobic bus attack’

Four teenage boys have been charged after a lesbian couple were subjected to an alleged homophobic attack on a London bus.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Monday, July 15, 2019

Code-breaker Alan Turing to feature on new £50 note

Code-breaker Alan Turing to feature on new £50 note

Alan Turing has been chosen to feature on the new £50 note for his work as a computer scientist and code-breaker during WW2.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Olympian Sharron Davies branded ‘transphobic’ for gender tweet

Olympian Sharron Davies branded ‘transphobic’ for gender tweet

The swimmer has been slammed online after a Twitter post in which she said “binary sex matters”.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Friday, June 28, 2019

Jess Phillips targeted by posters put up in ‘wrong’ constituency

Jess Phillips targeted by Birmingham anti-LGBT protesters

Jess Phillips targeted by Birmingham anti-LGBT protesters

Protesters against same-sex relationship lessons have put up posters called for a "vote of no confidence" in the Labour MP.

Over half of Britons think transphobia is an issue in Britain

Half of Brits think transphobia is an issue, survey says

Half of Brits think transphobia is an issue, survey says

Over half of Brits polled by YouGov think transphobia is a problem in the country, a study has found. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Twelve-year-old boy arrested over alleged 'homophobic' assault

Twelve-year-old boy arrested over alleged 'homophobic' assault

The boy has been arrested on suspicion of carrying out a 'homophobic' attack on two men in Liverpool.

Angela Eagle

Gay MP close to tears defending Birmingham LGBT lessons

Gay MP close to tears defending Birmingham LGBT lessons

Angela Eagle was visibly upset as she defended the teaching of same-sex relationships in schools.

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

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