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Devon-based community organisation Proud2Be Project, have received widespread support for plans to install Europe’s first permanent rainbow crossing in the Rural Town of Totnes, Devon.

According to the Proud2Be website: “The crossing will be a way of celebrating diversity in Totnes and raising awareness about the issues still faced...

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Ahead of the 2015 General Election we wanted to give you the 'LGBT Consortium low down' on what each party is pledging for LGBT people in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

England

Conservative Party

David Cameron pledged to continue to champion equality for LGBT people. We know that the...

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We wanted to let you know that we at Schools OUT UK had a very successful 1st festival of LGBT History this year. You can see a short film about the events held in Manchester in February, the festival being a major part.

We are already thinking about next...

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Broken Rainbow UK has partnered with organisations from Italy, Hungary, Croatia, Portugal, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Belgium for a cross-national research project aimed at raising awareness of domestic and DATING violence against lesbians, bisexual and...

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Campaigners for trans rights are calling on all general election candidates to support the three principles underpinning the Trans Manifesto.

The Trans Manifesto was launched in April 2014 to draw politicians’ attention to areas where trans people face inequality. 15 trans groups quickly identified three core principles:

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Today eight organisations will be told they are to get a share of £2 million to help prevent and eradicate homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying. The funding was announced by Jo Swinson, Minister for Women and Equalities, and Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan, in October 2014.

Homophobic bullying in schools is...

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We currently have no idea how many trans* people in the UK are living with HIV. We know even less about how living with HIV affects trans* peoples’ lives, livelihood and day-to-day experiences, but Public Health England and The People Living with HIV Stigma Index want to find out.

The survey is for ANYONE living with HIV, and is ...

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The leading London HIV Prevention provider GMI Partnership led by METRO Charity with Positive East and West London Gay Men's Project and working with NHS Freedoms Shop has been awarded just under £1 million over two years to continue to provide outreach and condom distribution across London to gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex...

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Early day motion 47: LEGAL RECOGNITION FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT ASSOCIATE WITH A PARTICULAR GENDER

Just 30 more MP signatures are required in order to push for a full parliamentary debate for provision of non gender-specific ‘X’ Passports in the UK.

'That this House recognises the issues faced by those in the UK who identify themselves...

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A major new initiative to tackle hate crime has been announced by the LGBT Consortium today. It brings together a partnership of 31 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) organisations from across England and Wales.  Funded by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the partnership will aim to increase the reporting of LGBT hate crimes and...

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As the #GeneralElection draws closer, ask your candidate to support #Trans rights http://t.co/79TnIXa9tj #LGBT #ELECTION2015 #TransManifesto
April 24, 2015 - 14:43
Check out the events happening this weekend from our members @Clini_Q and @Proud2BeProject | http://t.co/UA8spNGIeI #LGBT #GetInvolved
April 24, 2015 - 10:05
BREAKING NEWS from our member @Proud2BeProject. More here: http://t.co/HQod5RIZJ4 #LGBT #TotnesRainbowCrossing #GetInvolved
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