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NHS England agrees to stop referring people to ‘gay cure’ therapy
20.01.2015
NHS England agrees to stop referring people to ‘gay cure’ therapy
Staff of the NHS in England have been instructed not to facilitate access to gay “cure” therapy. Despite the NHS not offering gay conversion therapy directly, some patients seeking to change their sexuality have been connected to organisations which do provide it by NHS staff. An agreement has now been signed by fourteen organisations, including NHS England, which agrees that the controver ... READ MORE
New gender e-learning package launched
14.01.2015
New gender e-learning package launched
Working in partnership with GIRES (the Gender Identity Research and Education Society), Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has created an e-learning course to help healthcare and other staff understand the needs of these young people. The course is free, is easily accessible online and takes around 45 minutes to complete. It is designed for healthcare staff of all levels and disciplin ... READ MORE
Barnardo's launch adoption and fostering events
13.01.2015
Barnardo's launch adoption and fostering events
Adopting siblings can be one of the most rewarding things you can do.  But it can also be one of the hardest.   Barnardo's are running a series of Information events aimed at people who are interested in adopting and want to find out more. You can adopt if you are: Single, Married or unmarried From any ethnic background or religious background Heterosexual, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Tran ... READ MORE
Liverpool Trans woman assault: Attacker detained
13.01.2015
Liverpool Trans woman assault: Attacker detained
A transgender woman was attacked as she wore women's clothes in public the first time on her own, a court heard. Ryan Kenny, 20 of Bridge Street, Birkenhead, admitted hitting the 25-year-old with her wig, stealing her handbag and punching her repeatedly while asking if she wanted to die. He was given 20 months' detention in a young offenders' institution. Judge Brian Lewis told Liverpool C ... READ MORE
Armed forces finally start capturing monitoring data for new recruits
11.01.2015
Armed forces finally start capturing monitoring data for new recruits
The British armed forces are to finally begin monitoring the sexuality of new recruits, in order to help tackle homophobia. As part of the monitoring process when joining the military, recruits will be asked to disclose their sexuality – though they can ‘prefer not to say’. The move comes just 15 years after openly gay troops were accepted into the armed forces for the first tim ... READ MORE
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