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LGBT+ Ally O'Neill is Ulster First Minister

Ireland's RTE Radio 1 reports that Michelle O'Neill representing the nationalist and centre left party Sinn Fein has become the first nationalist, Catholic and left of centre First Minister in Northern Ireland.  Devolved power sharing resumed at the Stormont Assembly after a deadlock that had lasted several years.  The conservative unionist organisation the DUP, which is anti-gay, has the deputy first minister position.  Addressing the chamber after her appointment was confirmed and she affirmed the pledge of office, Ms O'Neill said the restoration of the i

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Taunton Haters Will Not Win - Community Vow

BBC Radio Somerset and Taunton based community radio service Apple FM both report that Police are investigating and appealing for information after it a walkway brightly painted with the cheerful colours of the Pride Rainbow was covered with white paint.  The min

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Tackling Domestic Violence in Plymouth

Radio Exe Devon, a local commercial station based in Exeter and Plymouth, reports that heterosexual violence is a common problem in the latter city, with three quarters of people saying that they feel unsafe in the straight bars and clubs in the city.  Cross party support has bee

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Gay Catholic Poet Linden Honoured

Tributes have been paid to the Scottish poet, writer, and political activist Edward Sean Linden, who has passed on to the realm of our LGBTQIA ancestors at the age of 88.  From 1969 to 2002, he published and edited the poetry magazine Aquarius, which, according to The Irish Post,

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Radical LGBT Friendly Bookstore Loses Patron

The pacifist journal Peace News says that one of the many people to play a role in the legendary Housman's Bookstore in King's Cross, which was the first home to the London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard from 1974 into the early eighties, has passed on.  Pacifist ac

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Princess of Pop, Kylie Minogue, will be hosting a special programme across the network of BBC Local Radio services across the UK on Boxing Day morning from 9am.  The popular singer


Hay On Wye, a small village on the English and Welsh border country in amongst beautiful countryside, has long been a popular LGBTQIA travel destination, with its organic cafes, fa


The Guardian newspaper reports that a new veterinary hospital opening at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is being named in honour of the charity's ambassador, the gay


Whilst the party lost one of its more mediocre and less memorable MPs to the anti-gay and anti-transgender Conservative and Unionist Party last week, the Scottish National Party co


BBC Radio Manchester says that Thousands of revellers flocked to Manchester LGBT+ Pride over the August Bank Holiday weekend as it celebrated 10 years of "marriage equality" for LG

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