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OPINION: Helping UK LGBT+ homeless youth means addressing their needs

OPINION: Helping UK LGBT+ homeless youth means addressing their needs

By Natasha Kennedy and Matt Horwood Natasha Kennedy is the policy officer, and Matt Horwood is the assistant director of communications at akt, a British charity that supports LGBT+ young people who are at risk of, or have experienced, homelessness LGBT+ young people are disproportionally affected by homelessness, with 1 in 4 young people experiencing […]

UK: Police investigate alleged homophobic chants by West Ham fans

UK: Police investigate alleged homophobic chants by West Ham fans

(Reuters) – Police are investigating allegations of homophobic chanting by some West Ham United supporters, during their team’s 1-0 Premier League win at Chelsea on Saturday, the BBC has reported. Official LGBT+ supporters’ groups of both clubs — Pride of Irons and Chelsea Pride — said on Twitter that they had witnessed continuous discriminatory chanting, […]

UK: C of E steps into sex education battle

UK: C of E steps into sex education battle

Guidelines to teach same-sex relationships to the 1 million children at Church of England (CofE) schools were dismissed by activists on Friday, as “underwhelming”, as the church stepped into the ongoing debate over age-appropriate sex education. The church’s eight-point charter, to which CofE schools and others can sign up, said it sought to balance a […]

OPINION: UK gov. must pardon all convicted of historic consensual same-sex offences

OPINION: UK gov. must pardon all convicted of historic consensual same-sex offences

By Paul Johnson Professor Paul Johnson is head of the department of sociology at the University of York; Alistair Lexden is a Conservative peer and Lords Deputy Speaker; and Michael Cashman, a former Labour MEP, is a non-affiliated peer in the House of Lords The UK government must stop dragging its heels and move quickly […]

UK: For sale – Gaol that held Oscar Wilde

UK: For sale – Gaol that held Oscar Wilde

Reading Prison – a forbidding Victorian gaol turned LGBT landmark – is for sale, Britain said on Thursday, offloading a deserted site best known for housing playwright, Oscar Wilde, for ‘gross indecency’. Campaigners had hoped to turn the austere brick prison, which lies just west of London, into an arts centre, to preserve a site […]

UK: Inquiry sought as LGBT+ hate-crime doubles in UK

UK: Inquiry sought as LGBT+ hate-crime doubles in UK

LGBT+ campaigners called on Thursday for a public enquiry into why prosecutions for hate-crime had plunged in Britain, despite a doubling of homophobic incidents in the past five years. The number of hate-crimes in Britain against the LGBT+ community grew by more than 130% between 2014-15 and 2018-19, according to a Freedom of Information request […]

London: First ParaPride calls on LGBT+ community to support disabled members

London: First ParaPride calls on LGBT+ community to support disabled members

Disabled LGBT+ people called on the wider gay community to be more inclusive, and address internal discrimination, at the launch of London’s first ever ParaPride on Saturday. Hosted at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern in London – listed as a historic building in 2015 because of its significance to the LGBT+ community – the event drew […]