Monday , 18 December 2017

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Greece Recognises Same-Sex Partnerships

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  Greece has become the 26th country to recognise same-sex partnerships, after an overwhelming majority of 194 to 55 in the Hellenic Parliament supported a new bill. Following a manifesto pledge from ruling party Syriza, the bill was published in June this year, followed by a revised bill in November. Registered partnerships for heterosexuals were introduced in 2009, and this ...

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Lib Dem leader: Tories “trail” on transgender rights

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  Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has hit out at the Conservatives’ record on transgender rights, claiming that they are “trailing behind” and not responding to public opinion. Mr Farron, writing for the Huffington Post earlier this week, insisted that he hoped evidence of shifting attitudes towards transgender rights would “pave the way for change” from a government that, to ...

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New report says LGBTI people still face discrimination in EU

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The European Union’s Fundamental Rights Agency released a report highlighting that LGBTI people in the EU still face fundamental discrimination and lack of protection. The report that was released on Monday, entitled “Protection against discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics in the European Union: Comparative legal analysis” presents legal evolutions in fields affecting LGBTI people ...

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Intersex Awareness Day – the right to be yourself and not be mutilated

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Today’s Intersex Awareness Day highlights the right of intersex people not to have their bodies mutilated and to underscore the fact that they exist and need to be accepted and respected. An intersex person is born with some of their biological sex characteristics varying from what is typically considered clearly male or female. Intersex people represent a significant percentage of the ...

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Lib Dems vote to tackle anti-trans and intersex discrimination

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  The Liberal Democrats have today voted to approve a policy motion supporting a number of measures aimed at tackling discrimination towards transgender and intersex people. The party’s conference, gathered at Bournemouth and meeting for the first time since the General Election, passed the motion which will now form the basis of both the Transgender and Intersex Health Charter and ...

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Trans Scripts Transcends Expectations

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  My expectations and excitement before going into the review Trans Scripts, or – to give it it’s full title, Trans Scripts, Part I, The Women – were high to say the absolute least. But I was also very nervous, suspecting it might pander too much to a mainstream audience and skip over all of the key challenges faced by ...

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Bear Hug – Fun, promising farce

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Bear Hug is a gleefully old-fashioned, farce about sexuality in the 21st Century. Written by Rory Mackenzie and performed by Mermaids Performing Arts Fund, it is a smart and funny, with sharp performances, and many witty laugh out loud lines and moments. The basic plot revolves around the parents of shy university graduate Alex, and his fear of telling the ...

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MPs call for end to LGBTI discrimination

Stewart McDonald MP: "This group has been founded at a crucial time."

The speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, yesterday formally launched a new cross-party group to champion intrenational LGBTI equality and rights. The newly formed All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Global LGBTI Rights is the first of its kind, and includes members of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. The APPG will take on the ...

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Cisgender: When New Definitions Matter

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Cisgender (also cisgendered): adjective. Denoting or relating to a person whose self-identity conforms with the gender that corresponds to their biological sex; not transgender. It’s not often an article opens with a definition ripped directly from the pages of The Oxford English Dictionary (O.E.D.), but this is an exception.  Why?  Because I realised that setting the context of this article ...

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STUC LGBT Conference to underline homophobia and human rights

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A conference of LGBT trade union members from all over Scotland will be held in Glasgow this weekend and will tackle work place homophobia, transphobia and biphobia as well as the UK government’s plan to repeal the human rights act The conference, which will be held during IDAHOT, will focus on problems in the work place, where many still feel unable ...

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