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UK: Elite London Gents’ Club Bends Rules To Accept Trans Woman

UK: Elite London Gents’ Club Bends Rules To Accept Trans Woman

An exclusive London gentlemen’s club has defied its 150-year-old tradition as a male-only bastion, by allowing a woman to join – but only because she was born a man. The Savile Club, in Mayfair in central London, has never accepted women since it opened in 1868, but bent its rules after one of its existing […]

UK: Trans People Will Not Need Medical Tests – May Says Law To Change

UK: Trans People Will Not Need Medical Tests – May Says Law To Change

Eliminating medical tests for transgender people in Britain seeking to legally change gender would spare them from distress and humiliation, activists said on Thursday, hailing British Prime Minister Theresa May’s pledge to make the process easier. People in Britain wanting to change their legal gender must win the approval of medical professionals, and be diagnosed […]

GFEST – Gaywise FESTival 2017

GFEST – Gaywise FESTival 2017

GFEST – Gaywise FESTival 2017 Arts Protest! Not just dissent. A World full of Stories of “protests” revealed at London LGBTQI artists fest GFEST 2017. GFEST – Gaywise FESTival invites you to the 10th anniversary celebrations of the showcasing eclectic art, films & performances by both local and international LQBTQI artists. The event will take place across multiple […]

UK: Survey shows hate crimes against LGBT almost double in 4 years

UK: Survey shows hate crimes against LGBT almost double in 4 years

Hate crimes against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Britain have almost doubled in the past four years, campaigners said on Thursday last (7th September), with one in five people targeted in the past 12 months. A newly-released survey of 5,000 LGBT people by pollster, YouGov, found 16 percent of lesbian, gay and […]

UK: Brighton and Hove Triathlon 2017 – Stonewall

UK: Brighton and Hove Triathlon 2017 – Stonewall

After a fantastic first year’s event with 1,000 entrants, the UK’s Brighton and Hove Triathlon returns on Sunday 17 September 2017. The race will see participants take on the challenge of a sea swim (which was a mill pond for the 2016 event), a scenic cycle along the seafront on the closed road cycle leg, […]

UK: Brighton LGBT – Diversity Games

UK: Brighton LGBT – Diversity Games

On Saturday 8th July 2017, Brighton enjoyed the third Diversity Games organised by BLAGSS (Brighton’s LGBT Sports Society).  This year they held a Golf Tournament and a Same Sex Dance Championship.  The golf competition was well attended by LGBT golfers from Brighton, London, Dorset, and Cardiff.  Helen Woodcock-Downey, the organiser, said:

UK: Gay man wins equal pension rights for husband in landmark decision

UK: Gay man wins equal pension rights for husband in landmark decision

A British gay man won a legal battle on Wednesday (12 July) for his husband to receive the same pension benefits when he dies as a heterosexual partner, in what has been described as a landmark case for LGBT rights. The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that John Walker’s husband was entitled to a spouse pension, […]