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UK: Squeamish, divisive and trad – campaigners’ verdict on sex education

UK: Squeamish, divisive and trad – campaigners’ verdict on sex education

A planned overhaul of sex education in British schools is squeamish, conservative, and caters more to boys than girls and LBGT+ pupils, according to feedback on the government proposals, as a consultation period ended on Wednesday. The government wants sex education to be compulsory at all schools in England, and this year began working on […]

UK: ‘Wake-up call’ as medics push LGBT towards conversion therapy

UK: ‘Wake-up call’ as medics push LGBT towards conversion therapy

One in 20 British LGBT+ people have been pressured to undergo conversion therapy while getting healthcare, rising to one in five among transgender people, a charity said on Thursday. LGBT+ patients experience “shockingly high level of hostility and unfair treatment”, with many avoiding medical care as a result, Stonewall said in a report based on […]

UK: Young, gay and married – some LGBT wed to avoid abuse

UK: Young, gay and married – some LGBT wed to avoid abuse

Dressed in a golden, laced gown, Noor was relieved to wed a man she had met briefly online, ending years of pressure from her Pakistani family to marry. As lights flashed and guests danced merrily inside an English wedding hall, Noor felt she might finally be free to live her life as a lesbian, since […]

Stonewall UK: Speculating about athletes’ sexual orientation needs to stop

Stonewall UK: Speculating about athletes’ sexual orientation needs to stop

Stonewall UK have criticised betting company Paddy Power’s stunt for Brighton Pride, an empty bus called the Official Bus of Gay Professional Footballers, which Power says is to highlight the lack of openly LGBT players in the Premier League. On the Stonewall UK website, a piece by Kirsty Clarke, Director of Sport, states: We know […]

Stonewall UK: Jump For Equality 2018 Skydiving Event

Stonewall UK: Jump For Equality 2018 Skydiving Event

Stonewall UK have organised a 10,000 ft Skydiving fundraiser to take place on 23 September, for those brave enough to try it! Jump for Equality details below: Date: 23 September 2018 Height: 10,000ft Location: Old Sarum Park, Old Sarum, Salisbury, SP4 6EB, UK Registration: £50 (€56.24) Fundraising: £425 (€478.03)

US: Transgender equality battle front line moves to Ohio

US: Transgender equality battle front line moves to Ohio

The front line in the battle for transgender equality in the United States has moved to Ohio, where campaigners are leading a push for change, after Puerto Rico allowed people to alter their gender on birth certificates. Ohio, Kansas, and Tennessee are the only three US states that do not allow people to determine their […]

Stonewall UK: 2018 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100

Stonewall UK: 2018 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100

The incredible Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 is back again this year for cycle enthusiasts across the UK. Starting at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the route winds its way through beautiful Surrey countryside on closed roads, before coming back into London and past some of the most iconic sights. Date: 29 July 2018 Distance: 100 miles Location: London-Surrey Registration: £40 Fundraising: £500 Cycling for Stonewall