Current Affairs News

Iran Forced to Abandon Execution of Activists

The Peter Tatchell Foundation for Human Rights says that thanks to enormous publicity through the international LGBTQIA and progressive media, and the pressure of a one hundred thousand strong petition on activist website AllOut.Com, the proposed execution of two brave lesbian activists in Iran, known as Sareh and Elhman has been dropped.

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Census Returns on Gender and Sexuality Out

The Office for National Statistics has issued the first headline figures of equalities characteristics as monitored by the 2021 Census. There are 262,000 people living in England and Wales in March 2021 who identified with a gender different from their sex registered at birth.

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Government Abandons CH4 Privatisation Plans

The Secretary of State for Culture has written to the Prime Minister to recommend that the government abandons previous proposals to privatise Channel Four Television, the network known for innovation, progressive views and which is often considered to be “our” station.  Since its launch in Novem

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Support for Principled Welsh Women Publisher

Honno Books, the specialist press that celebrates Welsh Women writers, is standing firm despite attracting the ire of the far right wing newspaper The Daily Telegraph.

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Large Take Up for Civil Partnerships in West

It’s been a successful year for opposite sex Civil Partnerships in the West Country, as Bristol City authorities release the number of partnerships formed in the city – a total of 128 in 2021 and 283 since a change in the law allowed opposite sex pairings to register for a Civil Partnership.

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20
Dec

The UK’s Office for National Statistics, which has already issued several “teaser” results from the 2021 Census Data, says that it will issue the first summary of sexual orientation and gender iden

17
Dec

LGBTQ Nation newswire calls out the latest bizarre and factually incorrect claims by right wing and ostensibly “Christian” groups about a book published by pro-diversity doll company “American Girl

17
Dec

Cosmopolitan Magazine reports on a new joint initiative between LGBTQIA lobby group Stonewall and the popular condom manufacturers Durex.  The magazine says “Hundreds of studies have shown that wel

12
Dec

Top gay newswire Pink News has published a guide to funds that are working to deal with the aftermath of the homophobic and transphobic gun attack on the Q Nightclub in Colorado Springs.

30
Nov

On Monday evening, 21st November, David Baddiel, a long standing comic ally of the LGBTQIA communities, fronted a documentary based on his book “Jews Don’t Count”.  Broadcast by Britain’s tradition

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