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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 – […]

Love among the gay penguins at London Zoo (+ Video)

Love among the gay penguins at London Zoo (+ Video)

The chief curator of London Zoo probably has more experience of penguins than most. When it comes to love, he thinks we humans could learn a thing or two from them. “I think there is something we can learn from penguins and other species in the way that they’re tolerant of same-sex relations”, Brian Zimmerman […]

Opinion: Britain’s 20 years of open transgender military service shows Trump is wrong

Opinion: Britain’s 20 years of open transgender military service shows Trump is wrong

By Caroline Paige [Monday 4th February marked] the 20th anniversary of the day the Royal Air Force allowed me to serve openly as a transgender woman. As I reflect on the past 20 years of positive transgender inclusion in the British Armed Forces, US President, Donald Trump, continues to pursue his 2017 order to prevent […]

UK: Diversity at work is better for business – top UK lawyer

UK: Diversity at work is better for business – top UK lawyer

Global law firm, Pinsent Masons, beat competition from Britain’s MI5 security service and a northern English fire department to be named the country’s most LGBT-friendly workplace on Monday. Leading LGBT+ rights charity Stonewall, which made the award, said Pinsent Masons had introduced “a range of inclusive policies and practices for lesbian, gay and bi staff”. […]

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 […]