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School Cancels Visit From Trans Author Calling It ‘Inappropriate’

School Cancels Visit From Trans Author Calling It ‘Inappropriate’

The multi-award winning author Juno Dawson has had her visit to a Catholic school cancelled because she’s transgender. Dawson has been visiting schools across the UK to promote her latest book, ‘Margot and Me’, and was due to visit Brownedge St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Preston, Lancashire.  However, just 48 hours before her visit […]

Oxfordshire Teens Verbally Assaulted after Council Refuses to Fly Rainbow Flag

Oxfordshire Teens Verbally Assaulted after Council Refuses to Fly Rainbow Flag

A group of teenagers were verbally assaulted while advocating for pride in the Oxfordshire town of Abingdon-on-Thames following the council’s refusal to fly the rainbow flag. The group of teens, ranging from 15 to 17 years-old organised the event to raise awareness of the issue and support Oxford Pride following the council’s refusal to display […]

Sainsbury’s Staff Tell Gay Couple To Stop Holding Hands – Offers £10 Gift Card As Apology

Sainsbury’s Staff Tell Gay Couple To Stop Holding Hands – Offers £10 Gift Card As Apology

Thomas Rees and his boyfriend Josh were asked to leave the Hackney branch of Sainsbury’s and told that a complaint had been made about them holding hands, claiming that they were ‘touching inappropriately’. Mr. Rees has spoken out about the incident to ITV News, saying ‘My boyfriend and I went to our local Sainsbury’s holding […]

British PM Hopeful Proudly Defends Homophobic Views

British PM Hopeful Proudly Defends Homophobic Views

With the resignation of David Cameron the Tory party has been looking for their next leader, someone who will not just become the next Tory leader, but an unelected Prime Minister.  After the final round of voting for candidates by members of the Conservative party today Home Secretary Theresa May stands in the lead, but […]

Trans Notes from a Small Island: Brexit Blues

Trans Notes from a Small Island:  Brexit Blues

In 1990, the crime of sodomy between two consenting adult males in private still existed in Jersey. In light of the number of HIV and AIDS related deaths that had been rising at an alarming rate throughout the 1980s, the States of Jersey led by the uninformed, prejudiced and fearful Health and Legislation Ministers resisted […]

Theresa May Says UK Pride Events Should Go Forward

Theresa May Says UK Pride Events Should Go Forward

The British Home Secretary Theresa May has spoken out in the wake of the tragic Orlando shooting to say that Pride events across the UK should still go ahead. Speaking in the Commons yesterday the Home Secretary said, ‘The attacks in Orlando on Saturday night were utterly evil and the government condemns them completely.  At […]

Labour Party’s First Transgender Councillor Elected

Labour Party’s First Transgender Councillor Elected

The Labour Party has become the latest British political party to have an elected transgender politician. Anwen Dawn Muston was elected for Wolverhampton City Council during last week’s elections, where she secured the East Park ward with 1,022 votes. “I’m proud to have been elected, as the first openly out elected transgender politician at any […]

Tory MP Condemns Charity Status For Anti-LGBT+ Religious Group

Tory MP Condemns Charity Status For Anti-LGBT+ Religious Group

Mike Freer, a senior Tory MP, has hit out at the decision by the UK Charity Commission to grant charity status to the Christian group Living Out, as the group encourages LGBT+ people to practice abstinence for life. The Living Out group was granted charity status earlier this week, claiming that they work towards the ‘public […]

Gay Cure Therapies Still Not Banned In UK Despite Debate

Gay Cure Therapies Still Not Banned In UK Despite Debate

Despite debate in parliament and assurances from the government that so called ‘gay cure’ therapies would be banned in the UK many treatments are still readily available on the NHS. Following a day of debates on gay cure therapies, where many ministers spoke out against the subject and condemned the practise as ‘torture’ Health Minister […]

Bestselling UK Author James Dawson Comes Out As Transgender

Bestselling UK Author James Dawson Comes Out As Transgender

British young adult author James Dawson has come out as transgender during a recent interview with the website Buzzfeed. Dawson, who has stated that for the moment he still wishes to be referred to with male pronouns, has written a whole host of award winning books for teenagers, including ‘Say Her Name’, ‘Hollow Pike’ and the […]

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