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The sudden intensity of Indonesia's anti-gay onslaught
01.03.2016
The sudden intensity of Indonesia's anti-gay onslaught
A few short weeks in Indonesia has seen a former communications minister make a call for the public to kill any gay people they find and the leading psychiatric body describe transgenderism as a mental disorder. BBC Indonesian's Rebecca Henschke and Ging Ginanjar went to find out about the insecurity of life on the receiving end of such threats and hostility. The swiftness and intensity of the att ... READ MORE
Transgender patients in England face 'long waits' for appointments
21.02.2016
Transgender patients in England face 'long waits' for appointments
Transgender people are waiting up to 18 months for an initial consultation at specialist NHS gender identity clinics. Those seeking gender reassignment at one of England's eight centres face a further wait of more than three years. Under NHS guidelines, an initial appointment for hormone therapy and surgery should be within 18 weeks. NHS England said centres were limited due a shortage of "su ... READ MORE
Trial of alleged Grindr serial killer delayed
18.01.2016
Trial of alleged Grindr serial killer delayed
The trial of alleged serial killer Stephen Port has been hit with a delay due to the case’s “complexity”. 40-year-old Stephen Port, of Barking, east London has been charged with the alleged murders of Anthony Walgate, Gabriel Kovari, Daniel Whitworth, and Jack Taylor in October.   Port, who met men through gay hook-up app Grindr, allegedly used GHB to poison four men. ... READ MORE
UK a long way from Trans Equality, say MPs
14.01.2016
UK a long way from Trans Equality, say MPs
Transgender people in the UK face "high levels of transphobia" on a daily basis and they have "a long way to go" to achieve equality in the UK, MPs say. The Commons Women and Equalities Committee urged ministers to draw up a new strategy to tackle discrimination. The NHS and prison service need urgent reform, its MPs said, and there should be more training for police officers and t ... READ MORE
Celebrity Big Brother: Ofcom 'assessing' complaints
06.01.2016
Celebrity Big Brother: Ofcom 'assessing' complaints
TV watchdog Ofcom has received 165 complaints about comments made by Winston McKenzie on the launch show for Celebrity Big Brother. In his entry video, the London Mayoral candidate said he would "cope with a homosexual in the house" by "standing against a brick wall all the time". The former boxer was booed by the live crowd as he entered the house. Ofcom said it would assess the c ... READ MORE
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