Tag Archive | Britain

UK: Hollyoaks Looking for Transgender Actors

UK: Hollyoaks Looking for Transgender Actors

Lime Pictures, producers of the popular British soap drama, Hollyoaks, are currently looking for transgender actors to take part in the show. Trans people with a passion for acting, whether they have previous professional experience or not, are invited to get in touch.

UK: Gay ‘Conversion’ Therapy “Has No Place in NHS” Says Health Minister

UK: Gay ‘Conversion’ Therapy “Has No Place in NHS” Says Health Minister

The British health minister has written that so-called ‘gay conversion therapy’ has “no place” in the UK’s National Health Service. Norman Lamb, a Member of Parliament for the Liberal Democrats, has also asked the NHS in England for assurances that doctors will not refer patients to such treatment. According to The Guardian, fifteen British MPs have […]

Watch: Gay Couple Married in Brighton Under New Law

Watch: Gay Couple Married in Brighton Under New Law

Neil Allard and Andrew Wale were amongst the first same-sex couples to be married in England and Wales, as their wedding ceremony took place at the Royal Pavillion in Brighton just after midnight last night. While the Rainbow Flag flew alongside the Union Flag in London, the LGBT community in the UK celebrated the major milestone […]

Joy as Lesbian & Gay Couples Able to Marry in England & Wales

Joy as Lesbian & Gay Couples Able to Marry in England & Wales

Starting just after midnight last night, lesbian and gay couples are now able to marry in England and Wales. The Westminster parliament passed the legislation last July that came into effect today, Saturday, March 29. The Scottish Parliament passed marriage legislation in February which will come into effect in autumn 2014. Northern Ireland, however, does not yet have civil […]

Survey Reveals Plight of LGBT Elderly in UK Care Homes

Survey Reveals Plight of LGBT Elderly in UK Care Homes

Despite changes in social attitudes, many older LGBT people feel unable to disclose their sexual orientation or gender identity to staff according to a new survey of care home staff. But though two-thirds of care home staff say not even one resident has disclosed their sexual [orientation] 82% report they would not feel embarrassed to […]

Review: Signs of a Diva @ Axis Ballymun

Review: Signs of a Diva @ Axis Ballymun

Dublin’s wonderful Axis Theatre Ballymun kicked off the Irish tour of Signs of a Diva, produced by Graeae Theatre Company in London and in association with Arts & Disability Ireland. Scott De Buitléir went along to see the production’s first Irish performance Written by: Nona Sheppard Director: Jenny Sealey Starring: Caroline Parker The story behind the […]

Scotland Passes Equal Marriage Bill

Scotland Passes Equal Marriage Bill

The Scottish Parliament has passed the Marriage and Civil Partnership Bill earlier today by 105 votes to 18, making it the 17th nation in the world to introduce marriage equality. It is expected that couples will be able to marry from later this year in Scotland, joining England and Wales in providing equal access to marriage […]

British LGBT Rights Activist to be Deported, Banned from Entering Israel for 10 Years

British LGBT Rights Activist to be Deported, Banned from Entering Israel for 10 Years

A British LGBT rights and political activist, Gary Spedding, has been detained at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport upon arrival from the UK, and is expected to be deported later today. He has also been told that he faces a 10-year ban on entering Israel. Spedding, 23, arrived at Ben Gurion Airport at 4pm local time […]

Edwin Poots To Appeal “Irrational” Blood Ban Ruling

Edwin Poots To Appeal “Irrational” Blood Ban Ruling

The Northern Irish Health Minister, Edwin Poots, is appealing a Belfast Appeal Court ruling, which slammed his lifetime blood ban on gay & bisexual men in Northern Ireland as “irrational”. In October of last year, Justice Treacy ruled that it was irrational for Northern Ireland’s Department of Health, under Minister Edwin Poots (DUP) to ban […]

ITV Criticised for Upcoming James Arthur X-Factor Performance

ITV Criticised for Upcoming James Arthur X-Factor Performance

British television channel, ITV, has been met with a barrage of complaints following the announcement that former X Factor winner, James Arthur, is expected to return to the show to perform his latest single this weekend. The complaints lodged against the UK broadcaster are in light of homophobic language used by James Arthur in a […]