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UK: New lobby group calls for change to police rules over trans comments

UK: New lobby group calls for change to police rules over trans comments

A comedian, and a former policeman, reprimanded by the police for making public comments on transgender issues, have backed a new lobby group set up to push for police guidelines to be changed. Fair Cop, launched this week, argued that British police are misusing hate crime laws to “harass” those who question whether trans women […]

UK: LGBT couples and single women use of fertility treatment hits record

UK: LGBT couples and single women use of fertility treatment hits record

More people in Britain are opting for fertility treatment with the fastest growth among same-sex couples, single women and surrogates, the fertility watchdog said on Thursday, as modern families become increasingly diverse. While heterosexual couples accounted for 91 percent of patients – having about 68,000 treatment cycles in 2017 – they saw the smallest increase […]

UK: Navy veteran fired for bisexuality sues for return of medals

UK: Navy veteran fired for bisexuality sues for return of medals

A navy veteran, who spent 18 years fighting for Britain, said on Wednesday he is suing the government to get back medals that were removed when he was fired for being bisexual in 1993. Joe Ousalice, a radio operator who served in the Falklands, Northern Ireland, and the Middle East, had his Long Service and […]

UK: Hundreds protest outside The Dorchester over Brunei’s anti-gay laws

UK: Hundreds protest outside The Dorchester over Brunei’s anti-gay laws

(Reuters) – Hundreds of people rallied outside the Brunei-owned Dorchester hotel in London on Saturday, in protest at new anti-gay laws in Brunei, that punish homosexuality, adultery and rape with the death penalty. Brunei’s state-owned investment agency BIA owns the Dorchester Collection hotel group, which features luxury venues such as the Dorchester, the Beverly Hills […]

Opinion: Homophobia in Britain’s schools must be eradicated

Opinion: Homophobia in Britain’s schools must be eradicated

By Steve Wardlaw Hatred and homophobia start small. It’s someone’s careless remark, or a nodded conversation between two people at a bus stop that’s overheard. But experience breeds normalisation and tolerance of those views, creating fertile ground for intolerance and phobia to grow and spread. Does this sound far-fetched? Perhaps. But there have been studies […]

UK: London HIV patient becomes world’s second AIDS cure hope

UK: London HIV patient becomes world’s second AIDS cure hope

(Reuters) – An HIV-positive man in Britain has become the second known adult worldwide to be cleared of the AIDS virus after he received a bone marrow transplant from an HIV-resistant donor, his doctors said. Almost three years after he received bone marrow stem cells from a donor with a rare genetic mutation that resists […]

UK: New drag kings rewriting the rules of masculinity

UK: New drag kings rewriting the rules of masculinity

Carefully painting in sharp cheekbones and heavy eyebrows before applying a moustache and a final sprinkling of glitter, Jen Powell slowly transforms into male alter-ego, Adam All, ahead of a performance at a London club. Powell is among a growing number of drag kings – mostly female or transgender performers playing exaggerated male characters – […]