LGBT rights

Instant Opinion: Starmer must complete ‘purge of Corbynism’
Keir Starmer
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Instant Opinion: Starmer must complete ‘purge of Corbynism’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 16 June
16 Jun 2020
Pride month 2020: how the gay pride movement started
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Pride month 2020: how the gay pride movement started

Celebrations will this year move online amid the coronavirus outbreak
2 Jun 2020
The countries where homosexuality is illegal
Gay marriage
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The countries where homosexuality is illegal

Singapore court upholds law criminalising gay sex
3 Apr 2020
Canada moves to ban gay conversion therapy
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Canada moves to ban gay conversion therapy

Justin Trudeau’s government says the treatment has no basis in science
10 Mar 2020
McEnroe and Navratilova protest: who is Margaret Court?
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McEnroe and Navratilova protest: who is Margaret Court?

Tennis stars object to arena being named after legend with controversial views
29 Jan 2020
Parents banned from LGBT lesson protest outside school
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Parents banned from LGBT lesson protest outside school

Judge upholds exclusion zone around Birmingham school
27 Nov 2019
South Korea: conservative MPs push to reduce LGBT+ rights
LGBT, South Korea
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South Korea: conservative MPs push to reduce LGBT+ rights

Right-wing politician has proposed an amendment to the country’s laws
22 Nov 2019

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Instant Opinion: ‘Who are the Liberal Democrats?
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Instant Opinion: ‘Who are the Liberal Democrats?

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 16 September
16 Sep 2019
‘Gay gene’ debunked by scientists
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‘Gay gene’ debunked by scientists

Largest study of its kind finds sexual preferences are influenced by complex mix of genes, environment and life experiences
30 Aug 2019
London Pride 2019: when is the parade and what else is on?
Pride 2014
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London Pride 2019: when is the parade and what else is on?

Pride month is coming to a close - it must be time to hit the streets of the capital
4 Jul 2019
Why are transgender hate crime rates soaring?
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Why are transgender hate crime rates soaring?

New figures show number of reported incidents in UK has risen by 81%
27 Jun 2019
How hard is it to change your gender in the UK?
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How hard is it to change your gender in the UK?

Scotland puts transgender reforms on hold following outcry
21 Jun 2019
Five things the Vatican says about gender
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Five things the Vatican says about gender

Catholic Church disappoints liberal followers with new ‘Male and Female He Created Them’ treatise
11 Jun 2019
Dallas deaths: why are black transgender women being killed?
Chynal Lindsey
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Dallas deaths: why are black transgender women being killed?

Police call in FBI amid fears of serial attacker
5 Jun 2019
The countries where gay marriage is legal
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The countries where gay marriage is legal

Taiwan becomes the latest place to legalise same-sex marriage, prompting dispute with the government of China
21 May 2019
Gentleman Jack: inside the real diaries of Anne Lister
Gentleman Jack
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Gentleman Jack: inside the real diaries of Anne Lister

New BBC One drama tells the story of Britain’s first modern lesbian
14 May 2019
Should Brunei be expelled from the Commonwealth?
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Should Brunei be expelled from the Commonwealth?

Labour says it is time to draw ‘a line in the sand’ after new sharia laws introduce death penalty for gay sex
5 Apr 2019
Donald Trump’s pledge for gay decriminalisation explained
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Donald Trump’s pledge for gay decriminalisation explained

Administration aims to target dozens of countries where homosexuality is prohibited, but critics say it has its sights set on Iran
21 Feb 2019
Prominent US ‘gay conversion therapist’ comes out as gay
Dave Matheson
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Prominent US ‘gay conversion therapist’ comes out as gay

David Matheson was a leading exponent of widely maligned and discredited courses
25 Jan 2019
Nigerian police chief says gay people ‘should leave country’
Dolapo Badmos
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Nigerian police chief says gay people ‘should leave country’

Chief Superintendent Dolapo Badmos posted Instagram message citing 2014 law banning homosexuality activity
24 Jan 2019
Sesame Street dispute: are Bert and Ernie gay?
Debate over the sexual orientation of Bert and Ernie has been re-ignited
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Sesame Street dispute: are Bert and Ernie gay?

Debate over Sesame Street characters rages after writer claims the pair are a ‘loving couple’
19 Sep 2018
Cuban president defies church to back same-sex marriage
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Cuban president defies church to back same-sex marriage

Miguel Diaz-Canel says he is committed to eliminating all types of discrimination in society
18 Sep 2018
Malaysian women caned for ‘attempting lesbian sex’
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Malaysian women caned for ‘attempting lesbian sex’

LGBT groups express dismay as pair given six strokes for violating sharia law
3 Sep 2018
Ruby Rose quits Twitter amid Batwoman backlash
Ruby Rose
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Ruby Rose quits Twitter amid Batwoman backlash

Actress has deleted her profile after row over casting as Batwoman in TV series
13 Aug 2018
The government’s new LGBT plan explained
London Pride 2017
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The government’s new LGBT plan explained

Theresa May promises ‘real and lasting change’ in response to nationwide survey
3 Jul 2018
Straight Britons ‘care more about animals than gay equality’
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Straight Britons ‘care more about animals than gay equality’

Survey by Pride London reveals huge divide between LGBT and straight people when it comes to equality and tolerance
22 Jun 2018
A Very English Scandal: the real story behind the BBC series
A very British scandal
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A Very English Scandal: the real story behind the BBC series

Three-part drama recounts the former politician's rise and fall as well as changing attitudes in British society
4 Jun 2018
China broadcaster loses Eurovision rights over censorship
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China broadcaster loses Eurovision rights over censorship

Mango TV blacked out segment featuring two male dancers during Irish performance in semi-final
11 May 2018
Folau homophobia row: New Zealand back diversity - video
Israel Folau homophobia row
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Folau homophobia row: New Zealand back diversity - video

All Blacks promote Diversity is Strength campaign, as row over Australian's social media comments continues
23 Apr 2018
LGBT lawyer David Buckel dies after setting himself on fire
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LGBT lawyer David Buckel dies after setting himself on fire

Crusading attorney set himself alight in New York City park to protest use of fossil fuels
16 Apr 2018
Marvia Malik: Pakistan hires first transgender news anchor
Marvia Malik
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Marvia Malik: Pakistan hires first transgender news anchor

The 21-year-old journalist and model said she was ‘moved to tears’ when offered the job
27 Mar 2018
Bermuda becomes first country to repeal same-sex marriage
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Bermuda becomes first country to repeal same-sex marriage

Government asked to explain why it gave permission for overseas territory to repeal LGBT rights
9 Feb 2018
Stonewall 100: Welsh assembly ‘best place to be gay’
LGBT, South Korea
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Stonewall 100: Welsh assembly ‘best place to be gay’

National Assembly tops list of LGBT-friendly employers
31 Jan 2018
Billie Jean King: ‘rename Margaret Court Arena’
Billie Jean King
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Billie Jean King: ‘rename Margaret Court Arena’

US champion says Australian legend’s anti-gay comments ‘went deep in my heart and soul’
12 Jan 2018
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