Tag Archives: IDAHOBIT

PM promises action on PrEP and more

David Cameron yesterday promised to push the health services to enable access to HIV prevention regime PrEP as quickly as possible. He also repeated his party’s manifesto pledge to pardon all the bisexual, gay and other men with convictions for consensual sex dating back to the time before decriminalisation. The remarks were made at the near-annual 10 Downing Street LGBT […]

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Bi-Da-Hobbit?

Each year the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB, or as it is commonly rephrased in the UK, “IDAHOBIT”) is marked on May 17th – the anniversary of the World Health Organization’s decision in 1990 to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder.  For 2016 the chosen focus is Mental Health and Wellbeing.  Within that two issues are being […]

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Turning a town around

The publication this year of awful hate crime statistics for Bolton motivated a number of different groups and individuals to take action. Bolton Library & Museum Service, Bolton Lads & Girls Club, Bolton Council Community Safety team, the local Police and the organisers of Wigan Pride had all started to act independently to improve the situation in the town. The […]

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IDAHOBIT in Leeds

IDAHOBIT in Leeds this year was marked in style at the Corn Exchange shopping centre, with the entire basement floor given over to stalls from LGBT and allied organisations, along with an enormous number of rainbow flags.   The afternoon’s events also included a beginners’ dance class, musical performers and a discussion panel.  It was a free event to attend with […]

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