Tag Archive | England

Pilot Scheme To Offer Gay Men Anti-Cancer Vaccine, As Championed By UK MP Mike Freer

Pilot Scheme To Offer Gay Men Anti-Cancer Vaccine, As Championed By UK MP Mike Freer

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 […]

Watch: BBC Radio Takes to Luton to Test Public Homophobia

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 […]

UK: Rugby Football Union Investigates Homophobic Abuse of Gay Referee

UK: Rugby Football Union Investigates Homophobic Abuse of Gay Referee

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 […]

West End Eurovision (in aid of HIV/AIDS) Goes Out With A Bang

West End Eurovision (in aid of HIV/AIDS) Goes Out With A Bang

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. 

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: 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 […]

Midweek Music: Ryan Keen – Focus

Midweek Music: Ryan Keen – Focus

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.

UK: LGBT Catholics Seek Pastoral Response from Church

UK: LGBT Catholics Seek Pastoral Response from Church

A group of LGBT Catholics in Westminister, England, have written to the Bishops of England and Wales ahead of next year’s Extraordinary Synod in Rome, which will examine various issues of importance to the Catholic Church, including family life, birth control and same-sex relationships. The letter was written by the LGBT Catholics Westminster Pastoral Council, which […]