UK News

Largest Equal Pay Strike Since Sixties

The public sector trade union UNISON reports that two trade unions, itself and the GMB, participated in a major day of action in Glaschu / Glasgow on 23rd October as part of a major campaign for equal pay at Glasgow City Council, which is the largest municipal authority in the United Kingdom. Eight thousand people, most of them women, struck for forty eight hours and took part in a well publicsed rally to back demands for equal pay dating back a decade. The claims constitute the largest industrial action for equal pay since the radical high tide of the late sixties.


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AS GRA Consultation Closes - Coalition Builds

An unprecedented coalition of LGBT and general companies, ranging from the lesban magazine DIVA to Channel Four Television, and from Vice Magazine to Lloyds Bank, have joined forces to back Stonewall’s campaign for transgender equality before the law.  Stonewall is urging as many people as possib

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All Female UK Station Goes Live!

A new radio station has started on the national DAB digital radio platform here in the UK. It will gain many listeners as it intends to play all female artists.

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Du Maurier's Code Decoded in Cornish First

BBC Radio Cornwall has reported that one of the Celtic peninsula's most beloved writers Daphne Du Maurier is now understood to have been bisexual. She enjoyed a relationship with the wife of the DoubleDay Book Publisher. Doubleday Books, of course, is still going strong.

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Police Appeal for Intel on Yorks Bigots

Police in Yorkshire are asking the LGBT communities and others with any intelligence on extremist anti-gay religious or political groups to come forward  as they attempt to catch a group of self defined "Local Men" who attacked a rainbow flag which was actually flying outside a police station in

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We should give a big mention to Swindon and Wiltshire Pride.


In Scotland, the country's largest Pride event, in Glasgow, took place on Saturday 14th July.


Gay bloggers and news commentators have broadly welcomed the news that Paul Dacre is to finish as the editor of the Daily Mail newspaper at the end of the year.


There was a time, within living memory, that not only were gay and trans people not welcome in the security services, but that LGBT groups were subject to surveillance by the secret state.


The Guardian reports on the celebrations seen in New Delhi for LGBT Pride, even though homosexuality still remains illegal in India.

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