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Bi Falklands veteran gets medals returned at last

Parliament

A bisexual man who was thrown out of the Royal Navy more than 20 years ago has had his medal returned to him. Joe Ousalice, 68, had to take the Ministry of Defence to court last year to force them to hand back a medal taken from him on the grounds of his sexual orientation – despite the European courts […]

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Welsh Government to undo legacy of Section 28

Kirsty Williams AM

Parents in Wales will no longer be able to prevent their children from learning about relationships and sexuality in the country’s new Curriculum.  Education Minister Kirsty Williams made the announcement yesterday emphasising the need for ‘careful and sensitive implementation’ of the decision alongside a similar move on education about religion. For many years there has been sex and sometimes also […]

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Northern Ireland Consults on Same-Sex Marriage

The UK government has launched a consultation on two issues: same-sex religious marriage and the appropriate protections, and conversion entitlements in Northern Ireland. This consultation follows the changes to the law in Northern Ireland which came into effect on 13 January 2020, and mean that same-sex civil marriage and mixed-sex civil partnerships are now legal in Northern Ireland. This consultation […]

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HIV infection rates fall sharply

A new report from NHS England highlights that rates of new HIV diagnoses have fallen sharply. So much so that the NHS report talks optimistically of getting to zero new diagnoses ten years from now in 2030. “HIV in the UK: towards zero HIV transmissions by 2030” notes that: After a peak of new HIV diagnosesin the United Kingdom in […]

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Court rules against inaction on hate crime

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled against the Lithuanian government in a groundbreaking case brought following inaction on hate crime. ILGA reports on the outcome of the court case Beizaras and Levickas v. Lithuania where the respondents are a male couple, one of who shared a photo of the pair kissing on social media. The post attracted hundreds […]

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Why are women divorcing each other?

The Office for National Statistics has published its analysis of the divorce rates in 2018 – and there is one thing that really leapt out at us about it. The number of same-sex couples divorcing has rised every year since 2014, when same-sex marriage and divorce became a thing in the UK. But in same-sex couples, women are ending their […]

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