Tag Archive | UK

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 […]

NI: Equal marriage intervention said to complicate talks

NI: Equal marriage intervention said to complicate talks

(Reuters) – The British parliament’s decision to bypass politicians in Northern Ireland and legislate on same-sex marriage could deepen a stalemate in the region at the heart of Britain’s struggle to leave the European Union, a senior lawmaker warned on Thursday. British lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to compel the government to legalise same-sex marriage, […]

UK: Lawmakers vote to legalise same-sex marriage in NI

UK: Lawmakers vote to legalise same-sex marriage in NI

(Reuters) – Britain’s parliament voted on Tuesday in favour of a plan that would compel the government to legalise same-sex marriage and extend abortion rights in Northern Ireland, if the province is unable to re-establish its own devolved government. The changes passed with a large majority in parliament in London on Tuesday, and turned a […]

UK: New pay gap – this time for Britain’s LGBT+ workers

UK: New pay gap – this time for Britain’s LGBT+ workers

LGBT+ people in Britain on average earn almost £7,000  less than their straight colleagues each year, a shortfall that dwarfs the country’s gender pay gap, according to a new workplace study. According to research by networking site LinkedIn and LGBT+ organisation, UK Black Pride, LGBT employees earn 16% less on average than their heterosexual peers, […]

UK: New lobby group calls for change to police rules over trans comments

UK: New lobby group calls for change to police rules over trans comments

A comedian, and a former policeman, reprimanded by the police for making public comments on transgender issues, have backed a new lobby group set up to push for police guidelines to be changed. Fair Cop, launched this week, argued that British police are misusing hate crime laws to “harass” those who question whether trans women […]