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Ireland votes yes in same-sex referendum
23.05.2015
Ireland votes yes in same-sex referendum
Early results suggest the Republic of Ireland has voted to legalise same-sex marriage in a historic referendum. More than 3.2m people were asked whether they wanted to amend the country's constitution to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry. Government ministers have said they believe it will pass, while prominent "no" campaigners have conceded defeat. Counting started at 09:00 BST on ... READ MORE
Football v Homophobia event accused of transphobia
23.05.2015
Football v Homophobia event accused of transphobia
Organisers of a football tournament aimed at tackling homophobia have been accused of discriminating against a transgender man who wanted to play. Matches were due to take place at the University of Nottingham as part of the Football v Homophobia tournament. Luke Hutchinson said he was prevented from playing unless he paid for medical tests to prove his affirmed gender. The university said everyone wa ... READ MORE
Wolverhampton Homes mark IDAHoT day with hate crime input
18.05.2015
Wolverhampton Homes mark IDAHoT day with hate crime input
Staff at Wolverhampton Homes are rallying behind its ‘Proud To Be Me Network’ to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia(IDAHoT day).  The day is being completed with a hate crime training input by the chair of West Midlands Police LGBT Network, PC Gary Stack. Up until 25 years ago, being gay was still classed by the World Health Organisation as a ment ... READ MORE
Transgender Scrabble champ took her own life to escape abuse, inquest hears
23.04.2015
Transgender Scrabble champ took her own life to escape abuse, inquest hears
An inquest into the death of a transgender Scrabble champion has heard that she received regular abuse on the streets of Carlisle. 36-year-old Mikki Nicholson, who made headlines in 2010 when she was crowned UK Scrabble Champion – died on November 7 last year, when she stepped in front of a train. Ms Nicholson, who was female but never gained legal gender recognition, sp ... READ MORE
New National LGBT Police group a step closer
20.03.2015
New National LGBT Police group a step closer
Representatives from police forces and crime agencies up and down the UK attended a national meeting today hosted by The Network at West Midlands Police Tally Ho confefence centre. The meeting was to agree on a name, logo and constitution for the formation of a new national LGBT police group.  The GPA (Gay Police Association) ceased to exist 2 years ago when funding was pulled and the group took ... READ MORE
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