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UK: Brexit threatens LGBT+ rights: top British lawyer

UK: Brexit threatens LGBT+ rights: top British lawyer

The rights of British minority groups are under threat from hardline politicians holding the government to ransom during the Brexit process, leading lawyer, Helena Kennedy, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Friday. British Prime Minister Theresa May is trying to win support across political lines after her proposed Brexit deal was defeated by a historic […]

UK to double participation in trial of HIV prevention pill

UK to double participation in trial of HIV prevention pill

Health authorities in England said on Friday last that they support a plan to double to 26,000 the number of participants in an HIV prevention pill trial, ahead of a potential national roll-out. Demand for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) – a once-daily pill that is highly protective against HIV – has exceeded expectations, said National Health […]

Opinion: Bisexual poverty is overlooked by the LGBT+ community

Opinion: Bisexual poverty is overlooked by the LGBT+ community

Poverty is one of the main issues facing bisexual people. Yet it is a problem that is seriously overlooked. Bisexual people are the ‘invisible majority’ of the LGBT+ community. Despite being the largest group under the rainbow flag by some measures, our needs and our marginalisation are often ignored.

UK: Government accused of ‘mishandling’ trans healthcare

UK: Government accused of ‘mishandling’ trans healthcare

Transgender people in Britain called for more equal access to public healthcare on Thursday, saying they faced long waits for help in transitioning, after a senior politician said the government had “mishandled” trans issues. Some reported waiting up to two years for an appointment at a specialist gender identity clinic, while others said they were […]

Video: Sam Callahan – Say Something

Video: Sam Callahan – Say Something

On our EILE music slot this morning, we feature British singer-songwriter, and former X Factor contestant, Sam Callahan, and his single, Say Something. Following his chart-topping debut, Burns Like Fire, and with the release of Say Something, Sam has taken his music to the next level, and has given us a punchy, sleek pop track. Sam rose […]

UK: Cafe provides a lifeline for LGBT+ dementia sufferers

UK: Cafe provides a lifeline for LGBT+ dementia sufferers

Imagine living through the gay rights revolution that has transformed the lives of LGBT+ people in many parts of the world – and then, in old age, forgetting it. That is one of the many challenges facing gay people with dementia, who can find themselves plunged into a more hostile past, or be left struggling […]

Rainbow Project NI: ‘Pride in Newry’ to host UK & Ireland Pride

Rainbow Project NI: ‘Pride in Newry’ to host UK & Ireland Pride

The Rainbow Project in Northern Ireland have congratulated their partners, Pride in Newry, on being chosen to host next year’s 2019 UK & Ireland Pride Festival and Parade. They say the team have worked very hard in increasing visibility and acceptance of LGBT people in Newry, and beyond. The Rainbow Project said: