Tag Archive | Britain

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.

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 […]