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Support Needed for Staff at Catholic School

The left wing weekly, Socialist Worker reports that teaching staff at John Fisher School in Purley, South London, have taken strike action after the Catholic Archdiocese that controls the school cancelled a visit by the gay author Simon James Green, an event that has been widely reported in LGBTQIA media. The teaching staff  are fighting for the governors to be reinstated after they were sacked by the archdiocese for protesting against the decision.

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Wales to Go Ahead with Conversion Therapy Ban

The government of Wales, NHS Wales and the Deputy Minister for Social Partnership in Wales have all indicated that the country will press forward for a total ban on “conversion therapies” against members of the LGBTQIA+ communities, and have distanced themselves from the Westminster English gover

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West Midlands Town Gets First Gay Lord Mayor

The Birmingham Mail reports that Councillor Richard Jones will be Sandwell’s first out gay Lord Mayor after being unanimously approved for the role by a strong coalition of both Labour and Conservative groups on the Sandwell Council.  His consort will be his partner of sixteen years, Councillor R

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Casting a Sharp Light on Threats to Democracy

Hope Not Hate, a network bringing together academics, activists and democrats to monitor and cast light on the activities of the hard right wing in all its forms, has published its State of Hate report.  A full colour, free to download analysis of the far right in Britain, the document is essenti

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Goth Couple Attacked in Glasgow

The Scottish Daily Record says that a goth couple were attacked by two heterosexual males on April 15th in Glasgow City Centre.  The Police are investigating.  Lexie Jackson and her partner say that they have been targetted several times because they are part of a subcultural minority.  In additi

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Rainbow Migration, which supports LGBTQIA asylum seekers and refugees, has joined with many other refugee organisations to oppose the UK government’s plans to send refugees to the African state of


North Somerset LGBT+ Forum are holding a Jumble Sale in the picturesque seaside resort of Portishead, to the West of Bristol, on Sunday 24th April.


DJ Magazine reports that legendary club DJ and late seventies pioneer of the New Romantic scene in London, Princess Julia, will be playing Brighton Pride this Summer.  Princess Julia, who is most i


Katy Dollar writing in the left wing paper Solidarity, which is published by the Marxist group Alliance for Workers Liberty, says that apparent anti-LGBTQIA prejudice seems to be motivating the Lon


LGBTQIA media activists broadly welcomed the decision by the UK’s broadcast and telecommunications regulator, OFCOM, to revoke the license to transmit from the television network Russia Today, whic

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