Tag Archive | Theresa May

Stonewall UK: LGBT+ Leader Ruth Hunt Becomes Life Peer In House of Lords

Stonewall UK: LGBT+ Leader Ruth Hunt Becomes Life Peer In House of Lords

Ruth Hunt, who was chief executive of Stonewall UK until August this year, forging strong links with the Rainbow Project NI, has been made a cross-bench (independent) life peer in Theresa May’s parting honours list. 39-year-old Hunt, who has worked in senior positions in the organisation since 2011, had been appointed chief executive in 2014, […]

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 […]

UK: Firefighters and bankers pledge to be ‘transgender allies’ in the workplace

UK: Firefighters and bankers pledge to be ‘transgender allies’ in the workplace

In fire stations, banks, companies and parliament, British workers have pledged to support transgender colleagues facing violence and discrimination through a training programme that aims to promote inclusive workplaces. Britain’s lower house of parliament, leading banks Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group, consumer goods maker Procter & Gamble Co, and accounting firm EY are among those […]

As Australian LGBT Community Celebrate, NI LGBT Feel More Isolated

As Australian LGBT Community Celebrate, NI LGBT Feel More Isolated

Yesterday, Wednesday 15th November, Australia voted overwhelmingly that they wish to allow same-sex marriage, in their marriage equality plebiscite. Meanwhile, Theresa May’s UK government is propped up by the DUP in Northern Ireland, a party that has consistently blocked the north’s LGBT community equal marriage rights.

UK: Trans People Will Not Need Medical Tests – May Says Law To Change

UK: Trans People Will Not Need Medical Tests – May Says Law To Change

Eliminating medical tests for transgender people in Britain seeking to legally change gender would spare them from distress and humiliation, activists said on Thursday, hailing British Prime Minister Theresa May’s pledge to make the process easier. People in Britain wanting to change their legal gender must win the approval of medical professionals, and be diagnosed […]

Opinion: The DUP May Bring LGBT Equality, Whether They Like It Or Not

Opinion: The DUP May Bring LGBT Equality, Whether They Like It Or Not

Scott De Buitléir writes from an England that is trying to re-aquaint itself with the Democratic Unionist Party, and sees that now could be a turning point for LGBT rights in Northern Ireland. Never let it be said that British politics is dull; if anything, recent events have given playwrights and screenwriters a plethora of […]