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During National HIV Testing Week, organisations across England are to encourage gay men and African people in particular, to take an HIV test. This is because these are the people most at risk of getting HIV in the UK. Across England, organisations will offer more opportunities to test, both in clinics and in the community.

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Thank you to our Member the Equality Network for this news item.

Last night, in a free vote, MSPs approved the general principles of the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill. The vote was 98 votes in favour of...

The 18th November 2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the scrapping of Section 28 from the Statute books.

Section 28 was the law that banned the ‘promotion’ and ‘publication’ of anything that supported a LGBT ‘pretend lifestyle’ in UK schools. The impact of such a law was to strictly limit discussion about different types of family units,...

The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland has just published a new document outlining the priorities for change for LGB communities.

The paper outlines three key areas requiring strategic action and these are: tackling prejudicial attitudes; promoting positive attitudes and raising awareness of rights. It recommends that legislation...

One of our Board, Sal Khalifa, has recently written an article for a newspaper in Scotland on the under-representation of South Asian LGB Men and Women in Britain. We thought it would be wonderful to share this article with you all:

I can’t speak for the entire UK South Asian LGB community but I can speak of my work in the field of LGB...

Schools Out is running a ‘Pink Promotion’ to commemorate the 10 year anniversary since the repeal of Section 28. They are urging everyone, particularly those involved in education, to wear pink on the 18th November 2013 or to turn their profiles pink and get Twitter talking about #S28pink.

Section 28 was the law that banned the...

In 2012 we asked all of our Members to renew thier Membership with us. This was the first time we had asked our Members to actively renew and as a result we are far more engaged with them than ever before.

For many it is now time to renew for the year ahead and now that the new Consortium website is here it can be done quickly online. ...

Many positive changes to our Membership have already taken place for us over the last 18 months and we have seen a huge increase in demand for our engagement services, especially from those Members who have low incomes or are unfunded and pay no Membership fees.

To help continue provision of free services to these Members we are...

It has come to our attention that it appears someone is trying to masquerade a similar website to ours as being LGBT Consortium. This site states it offers LGBT information advice and loan information, and is using our copyright. LGBT Consortium wishes to make it very clear that this site has no relation to our organisation and that the only...

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