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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 […]

UK: Gay men at risk without access to HIV prevention pill

UK: Gay men at risk without access to HIV prevention pill

Delays in rolling out an HIV prevention pill in Britain are putting gay men’s lives at risk, with thousands buying it online without medical supervision, HIV campaigners said on Wednesday. Britain is lagging behind the United States and Kenya, where the highly-effective drug is more widely available, as health authorities only give the pills to […]

UK: Not just for Pride – top firms urged to back LGBT+ rights

UK: Not just for Pride – top firms urged to back LGBT+ rights

Many UK firms adopted rainbow branding for Pride month, but one in three of Britain’s 100 biggest companies did not mention LGBT+ policies in their annual reports, research showed on Friday. Just 2% of FTSE 100 company reports referred to staff LGBT+ role models, who are visibly out or a vocal ally, despite 17% changing […]

UK: Film Editing Workshop with Oscar-winner CHRIS DICKENS 5-6 October London

UK: Film Editing Workshop with Oscar-winner CHRIS DICKENS 5-6 October London

Fest Film Lab will hold a film editing workshop in October, with Oscar-winning film editor, Chris Dickens In 1990, Chris Dickens graduated from the Bournemouth Film School. He began his filmmaking career as a film and linear editing assistant in television documentaries at Channel 4, and the BBC. During this time, he began to cut […]