Tag Archive | Britain

Britain sees big rise in same-sex couples living together

Britain sees big rise in same-sex couples living together

The number of same-sex couples living together in Britain has jumped by more than 50 percent in three years, driven by a big surge in gay marriage, according to official statistics. There were 232,000 same-sex couples living together last year, up from 152,000 in 2015, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. The biggest rise […]

Britain vows to end gay conversion therapy as survey reveals ‘burning injustices’

Britain vows to end gay conversion therapy as survey reveals ‘burning injustices’

The British government pledged to end gay conversion therapy on Tuesday as it set out plans to improve the lives of LGBT people, after a national survey found many experienced discrimination and prejudice. Prime Minister, Theresa May, said the 75-point plan aimed to deliver lasting change and address the “burning injustices” faced by LGBT people […]

Stonewall UK Criticise Voter ID Pilots In Local Elections

Stonewall UK Criticise Voter ID Pilots In Local Elections

In Britain, on 3 May 2018, local government elections will be taking place across London. The British Government is planning to pilot a new voter identification scheme in polling stations, in Woking, Gosport, Bromley, Watford and Swindon. This would require individuals to bring photo ID with them to be able to vote. Stonewall UK are […]

UK: Trans People Will Not Need Medical Tests – May Says Law To Change

UK: Trans People Will Not Need Medical Tests – May Says Law To Change

Eliminating medical tests for transgender people in Britain seeking to legally change gender would spare them from distress and humiliation, activists said on Thursday, hailing British Prime Minister Theresa May’s pledge to make the process easier. People in Britain wanting to change their legal gender must win the approval of medical professionals, and be diagnosed […]

Review & Trailer: Pride

Review & Trailer: Pride

Frances Winston takes a look at the hilarious and moving British film, based on a true story Director: Matthew Warchus Starring: Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Andrew Scott, George MacKay, Ben Schnetzer, Joseph Gilgun, Freddie Fox, Paddy Considine, Faye Marsay, Jessie Cave, Julie Barclay as Pam A group called the LGSM (Lesbians and Gays […]

LGBT Tourism Wants To Know Your Best And Worst Travel Experiences

LGBT Tourism Wants To Know Your Best And Worst Travel Experiences

Have you ever been badly treated as an LGBT tourist? Or, have you ever been treated particularly well? If so, GETA wants to hear from you. GETA, the Gay European Travel Association, is working with the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office to promote travel advice to LGBT tourists though the UK Government’s Know Before You Go campaign. […]

Watch: LGBT News Round-Up for July 29

Colin Fallesen presents the PinkSixty LGBT News round-up for Tuesday, July 29. Stories featured today include Virginia’s equal marriage ban being declared unconstitutional; the One Scotland LGBT equality campaign and much more. EILE Magazine hosts PinkSixty News reports, each weekday afternoon on eile.ie. For more information on PinkSixty News, visit their website.

Review & Trailer: Belle

Review & Trailer: Belle

Scott De Buitléir reviews this striking British film based on a true story Director: Amma Asante  Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizebeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) […]

Archbishop of Canterbury to Implement Anti-Homophobic Bullying Measures in CoE Schools

Archbishop of Canterbury to Implement Anti-Homophobic Bullying Measures in CoE Schools

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Rev. Justin Welby, has announced the introduction of new measures to counteract homophobic bullying in schools run by the Church of England, calling such behaviour “anathema” to Christian practice. Writing for the i newspaper, Justin Welby acknowledged that despite recent progress, “homophobic bullying is still widespread in schools” in British schools. With almost a […]

Watch: Silence Helps Homophobia – Powerful Scottish Anti-Bullying Video

This powerful video shows how damaging inaction and silence can be when it comes to the effects of homophobic language and abuse on young people. Created by LGBT Youth Scotland, this 7-minute video delivers a powerful message. See what you think.