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A ban on transgender women competing in international rugby matches will not stop them playing the women’s game in England, the sport’s governing body said on Wednesday, in the latest split over trans competitors in sport. World Rugby, which controls international matches, banned trans women from international female games last week, saying they were a […]
In the UK, a scheme that was recommended by the JCVI (Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation) last November is to be implemented this June. English MP Mike Freer, Chair of APPG on HIV and AIDS, who had been campaigning for the scheme for the last two years, is delighted with the news. He praised […]
Well-known radio presenters Iain Lee and Justin Dealey (both of them straight men) from BBC Three Counties Radio took to the streets of Luton recently to see if they would come across homophobia when they held hands, presenting to be a gay couple for an afternoon. The results may not be surprising, but the two […]
The Rugby Football Union is currently investigating the alleged homophobic and racial abuse of openly-gay Welsh referee, Nigel Owens, during a recent game between England and New Zealand. Owens, 43, is the first openly-gay man to referee at the highest level in international rugby. Owens took charge of the test match at Twickenham on 8th […]
This year’s final West End Eurovision in London controversially ended in a tie – with two West End shows taking the ultimate honours for the first time in its history. The celebrity-studded event returned to the Dominion Theatre for its 7th and final year in support of The Make A Difference (MAD) Trust.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
We’re big fans of English singer/songwriter Ryan Keen here at EILE, but it’s been a while since we featured him last! Here’s his single, Focus, taken from the album, Room for Light. For more information about Ryan and where’s he’s gigging next, check out ryankeen.co.uk.