Campaigns & Politics

Scottish Conservative Party elects first lesbian leader

Ruth Davidson November 7th, 2011

MSP Ruth Davidson became the first openly gay leader of a major British political party at the weekend when she was chosen to lead the Scottish Conservatives. (more…)

Nigeria to further criminalise LGBTI people

National Assembly Building. Photo: Shiraz Chakera November 3rd, 2011

A coalition of international human rights groups argue that a bill designed to ban same-sex marriage in Nigeria will have far-reaching consequences. (more…)

Religious civil partnerships to be legal from next month

Church window November 2nd, 2011

The current ban on civil partnerships in religious settings may be lifted as soon as 5th December. (more…)

One third of LGBT students are subject to abuse

University College London November 1st, 2011

31% of lesbian, gay and bisexual student respondents and 45% of trans respondents said that they had experienced a hate incident in a new study published by the National Union of Students (NUS). (more…)

Zimbabwean Prime Minister under fire after backing gay rights

Morgan Tsvangirai. Photo: Harry Wad October 31st, 2011

Morgan Tsvangirai has been criticised by President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party after telling the BBC that “freedom of sexual orientation [...] is a human right”. (more…)

Hate crime vigil to be held in Trafalgar Square

no hate October 27th, 2011

Hundreds will gather in Trafalgar Square from 8pm on Friday 28th October to take part in a two-minute silence for victims of homophobic hate crime. Similar vigils will also be taking place in Brighton, Kettering, Norfolk, Norwich, Reading and Stoke. (more…)

Women gain ground in Independent’s annual Pink List

Jessie J October 25th, 2011

Schoolteacher Elly Barnes topped the Independent on Sunday’s Pink List this year, joining Jessie J, Clare Balding, Sue Perkins, and Heather Peace in the Top 10. However, the list remains broadly male-dominated, with women occupying less than a third of the 101 places. (more…)

Gay-friendly jobs website launched by Stonewall

Stonewall Logo October 21st, 2011

The new website lists jobs with companies such as Barclays and BP who are members of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme.

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£10,000 for Reading LGBT centre

Reading. Photo: Derek Harper October 20th, 2011

Councillors from all parties in Reading unanimously backed a motion to provide local charity Support U with accommodation and funding. (more…)

Lesbian parents under fire for delaying trans daughter’s puberty

trans symbol October 18th, 2011

A lesbian couple in the United States are facing media scrutiny after agreeing to provide their 11-year-old daughter with hormone blockers. (more…)

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