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Tag Archives: UK

ILGA Europe reacts to EU referendum result

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    ILGA-Europe, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) Association working for human rights of LGBTI people in Europe, has issued a statement in the aftermath of the UK’s EU referendum result. British voters supported withdrawing from the EU by a margin of 52% – 48%. The LGBTI rights organisation, which represents over 400 member organisations in ...

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Jeffrey Marsh, Di(vine) Star

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  Jeffrey Marsh identifies as genderqueer and is an LGBTI+ advocate, host and author. Jeffrey is big on social media, creating Vine Videos with a positive, inclusive message. In 2015 Jeffrey was named “Red Carpet Correspondent” for MTV/LOGO and GLSEN. In August of this year, Penguin/Random House will publish Jeffrey’s first book, How To Be You. Stuart Russell spoke to Jeffrey Marsh ...

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Majority in Scotland wish to remain in the EU reveals poll

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A poll conducted by Yougov has found an overwhelming majority of Scotland’s population wishes to remain in the European Union (EU). The Yougov EUref poll, published earlier this week, showed that 55% of Scots would vote to remain, while 30% to leave.  In Wales the poll found that 42% would vote to remain versus 38% to leave, out of a ...

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Scotland’s government opposes Human Rights Act repeal

The Scottish Government has expressed its opposition to repeal of th Human Rights Act

The Scottish government has made clear its opposition to Conservative Party proposals to repeal the Human Rights Act. Responding to yesterday’s Queen’s Speech, in which the plans to replace the Human Rights Act with a British “Bill of Rights” were put on hold, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warned that the UK government’s ongoing commitment to scrapping the legislation must be ...

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Report: Biphobia affects half of UK’s bisexuals

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Nearly half (48%) of bisexual people have experienced biphobia in the UK, and almost for out of ten (38%) said they had experienced sexual harassment, says a new report published today. The ‘Complicated?’ report was launched by the Equality Network, is the first UK wide research report to focus specifically on bisexual people’s experiences of accessing services. It highlights examples of ...

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UK research show anti-lesbian and gay job-seeker discrimination

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A survey published today suggests that discrimination against lesbian and gay job seekers is commonplace across the United Kingdom. Dr Nick Drydakis of Anglia Ruskin University carried out a research that included 144 first-time job seekers students from 12 randomly selected Universities across the UK making 11,098 applications to 5549 firms. Results indicated that gay and lesbian applicants were 5 ...

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Morrissey at SSE Hydro says YES Scotland

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Morrissey, one of our most renowned singer icons who revealed having a same-sex partner in his 2013 autobiography, gave a spectacular performance at SSE Hydro, Glasgow and also voiced his support for Scottish independence. The Smiths was the soundtrack of my late teens and has been one of my favourite bands since then. Morrissey’s voice and lyrics brings me back ...

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Study shows PrEP highly protective against HIV for gay men

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A two-year study into whether pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) should be routinely made available on the UK NHS for gay and bisexual men is being fast-tracked after interim results show it highly protective against HIV. The trial study of a two year research project entitled PROUD recruited 545 gay men at high risk of HIV infection through 13 sexual health clinics in ...

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Ban HIV positive migrants from the UK, says Nigel Farage

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Nigel Farage, leader of the right wing UKIP party, called for HIV positive people and murderers to be banned from migrating to Britain as a “good start” in “controlling the quality of people who come” to the UK. The statement came shortly before the UKIP’s first ever MP was elected into office in the Clacton byelection, last night. His statement ...

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