Tag Archive | Stonewall

UK: Cafe provides a lifeline for LGBT+ dementia sufferers

UK: Cafe provides a lifeline for LGBT+ dementia sufferers

Imagine living through the gay rights revolution that has transformed the lives of LGBT+ people in many parts of the world – and then, in old age, forgetting it. That is one of the many challenges facing gay people with dementia, who can find themselves plunged into a more hostile past, or be left struggling […]

Rugby teams don rainbow laces to support hate-crime victim Gareth Thomas

Rugby teams don rainbow laces to support hate-crime victim Gareth Thomas

International rugby players, including New Zealand’s World Cup-winning All Blacks, have taken to the field wearing rainbow laces in a show of support for former Wales captain, Gareth Thomas, who was recently victim of a homophobic attack. Stadiums across Britain were awash with rainbow flags on Saturday, as fans also rallied behind Thomas during rights […]

UK: Rise in reported LGBT+ hate crime a ‘wake-up call’

UK: Rise in reported LGBT+ hate crime a ‘wake-up call’

Reported hate crimes against LGBT people in England and Wales have risen by 28 percent, according to figures released on Tuesday that activists said were a “wake-up call”. Police recorded nearly 13,300 crimes in the year to the end of March, though rights group Stonewall said its research showed four in five incidents went unreported, with younger […]

UK: Proposed guidelines for sex education to include LGBT relationships

UK: Proposed guidelines for sex education to include LGBT relationships

England’s schools could, for the first time, treat LGBT life the same as heterosexuality, in a radical shift that campaigners say would transform the lives of children struggling with their sexuality or gender. According to draft guidance published by Britain’s Department of Education (DoE), children from five to 16 would be taught that other families, […]

Britain vows to end gay conversion therapy as survey reveals ‘burning injustices’

Britain vows to end gay conversion therapy as survey reveals ‘burning injustices’

The British government pledged to end gay conversion therapy on Tuesday as it set out plans to improve the lives of LGBT people, after a national survey found many experienced discrimination and prejudice. Prime Minister, Theresa May, said the 75-point plan aimed to deliver lasting change and address the “burning injustices” faced by LGBT people […]

Out Now! EILE Magazine’s May/June 2018 Edition – FREE!

Out Now! EILE Magazine’s May/June 2018 Edition – FREE!

Welcome to the May/June 2018 issue of EILE Magazine! In this issue, Pride month has come round once again, and along with some great Dublin Pride events, our Furry Friends, the Dublin Bears, have some treats in store, starting with a fundraiser game show for Gay Switchboard Ireland. Our music section includes Slovenian Anja Kotar, […]

Ex-rugby captain backs ban on anti-gay chants at British matches

Ex-rugby captain backs ban on anti-gay chants at British matches

Former Wales rugby captain, Gareth Thomas, launched a new battle on the sports field on Monday when he backed a move to outlaw homophobic chanting at football matches, saying it should be considered as serious as racist abuse. Thomas, who came out as gay in 2009, gave his support to a bill that would amend […]