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Dolly v Miley

Miley Cyrus has been talking about gender and sexuality – and “what it looks like for someone that’s a queer person like myself to be in a hetero relationship”. So has their godmother, Dolly Parton. As part of an interview in Vanity Fair Miley writes, “Being someone who takes such pride in individuality and freedom, and being a proud member […]

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The bi week ahead: 25 Feb – 3 Mar 2018

Well, it’s the end of LGBT History Month, and we’ve been delighted to have a smattering of bi events around the country to mention in among our regular listings. As we inch into March, here’s what’s on around the UK in our weekly bi diary. Monday night in London it’s the Over 50s bi group from 6pm-8pm at AgeUK, Tavis House, Tavistock […]

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Last Call! Scottish Hate Crime Review

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The Scottish Parliament have been conducting a consultation of public’s views on proposed changes to the Scottish Hate Crime legislation. These include adding gender and age as categories of hate to be recognised alongside race, religion, disability, sexual orientation and trans identity. The public meetings have come to an end and there’s just two days left to have your say […]

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Taiwan might fudge marriage

The Taiwanese government is about to legislate on same-sex marriage – or not. The supreme court ruled that same-sex marriage had to be introduced but last November a referendum in Taiwan voted out against same-sex marriage and civil partnerships. The bill now presented to parliament is subject to change – so although it mentions marriage, that might be deleted from […]

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TIG, Women and Equalities

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This week has seen the formation of a new Parliamentary grouping The Independent Group, made up of former Labour and Conservative MPs. Remarkably, two of the eleven members TIG currently has are members of the cross-party Women And Equalities sub-committee of the House of Commons.  One has crossed from the Conservatives – Anna Soubry – and another from Labour – […]

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The next five years: Europe and LGBT+ Equality

The UK may be leaving the EU but the European Parliament’s work programme on LGBT+ issues will carry on without us – and as the end of the 2014-2019 parliamentary term approaches, the current parliamentarians are trying to plot out a way ahead for the next term. In a resolution adopted on 14 February, the European Parliament calls on the […]

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