Tag Archive | Stonewall

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 According to draft guidance published by Britain’s Department of Education (DoE), children from five to 16 would be taught that other families, […]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 […]

Nominations Now Open! For Inspirational LGBT+ Executives, Future Leaders and Allies

Nominations Now Open! For Inspirational LGBT+ Executives, Future Leaders and Allies

OUTstanding nominations are now open for the 2018 LGBT+ Executives, LGBT+ Public Sector Executives, Ally Executives and LGBT+ Future Leaders Nominate yourself, or someone who has inspired you, via the OUTstanding website Nominations for the inspirational role model lists close on September 7th 2018 OUTstanding, the membership initiative for LGBT+ inclusion in business, today launches […]

Gay conversion therapy film at London festival hits home for campaigners

Gay conversion therapy film at London festival hits home for campaigners

The contentious practice of gay conversion therapy was in the spotlight at the British spin-off of the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, a move welcomed by gay rights activists. The film, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, tells the story of a teenage girl in the United States caught kissing a female friend after prom, and […]