Tag Archive | UK

UK: Young, gay and married – some LGBT wed to avoid abuse

UK: Young, gay and married – some LGBT wed to avoid abuse

Dressed in a golden, laced gown, Noor was relieved to wed a man she had met briefly online, ending years of pressure from her Pakistani family to marry. As lights flashed and guests danced merrily inside an English wedding hall, Noor felt she might finally be free to live her life as a lesbian, since […]

UK: LGBT Homeless Face Mental Health Issues, Exploitation & Family Rejection

UK: LGBT Homeless Face Mental Health Issues, Exploitation & Family Rejection

LGBT individuals are 14 times more likely to be homeless than straight people, largely due to being ‘rejected and ejected’ from home Soon after coming out as gay to his family, 16-year-old Samuel slept over at a friend’s house one night and never returned home, preferring to live with drug dealers, under archways, and sofa-surfing […]

UK: Police ‘let down’ gay community as hate crimes soar – HMICFRS Report

UK: Police ‘let down’ gay community as hate crimes soar – HMICFRS Report

Hate crimes against the gay community are rising rapidly in England and Wales but victims are often “let down” by the police, a watchdog said in a landmark report on Thursday. Homophobic crimes rose by about 50 percent in two years to 10,015 in 2016/17, while transphobic incidents more than doubled to 1,510, police data […]

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 According to draft guidance published by Britain’s Department of Education (DoE), children from five to 16 would be taught that other families, […]

Video: The Ramona Flowers – Ghost

Video: The Ramona Flowers – Ghost

Another fabulous track from UK-based, indie/rock/electronic band, The Ramona Flowers! The new single is called Ghost, from their third album, Strangers, and the band are evolving into a force to be reckoned with on the world stage. Explaining their growing popularity, even with U2’s Bono, lead singer, Steve Bird, says: “We’ve supported a lot of bands […]

UK: LGBT asylum seekers denied refuge due to unfair demands – charity

UK: LGBT asylum seekers denied refuge due to unfair demands – charity

An estimated 6 percent of all asylum claims made in Britain between July 2015 and March 2017 were based on sexual orientation Gay and transgender asylum seekers in Britain are being unfairly denied refuge because authorities are demanding excessive proof of their sexual orientation or gender identity, and rejecting claims based on flawed assumptions, a […]

IDGTF 2018: ‘Let Me Look At You’ at the Pearse Centre Theatre

IDGTF 2018: ‘Let Me Look At You’ at the Pearse Centre Theatre

Starving Artists Theatre Company presents: LET ME LOOK AT YOU by Godfrey Hamilton, performed by Mark Pinkosh As a part of the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival (IDGTF 2018) presented at the The Pearse Centre Theatre – 27 Pearse Street – Dublin, May 7 – 12 at 9 pm, additional performances May 7 & 12 at 2.30 […]