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You’d expect British Labour, indeed all of Britain, to remain pretty focused at the moment. After all, Brexit sees the unUnited Kingdom in a pretty bad spot. But no, British Labour would rather stop for a Monty Pythonesque squabble over gay giraffes. The once apparently great Britain faces immense challenges. Trapped in an ever descending …

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A gay man from Dublin, Ireland, has opened up about a violent homophobic attack he experienced after arranging a meetup on Grindr. Marc Power was talking to a man on the hookup app and arranged to meet him on Tuesday at a Dublin cinema, local media reported. However, when he arrived at the location he …

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Police this week arrested a man after the hate crime committed against Ryan Williams in Lancashire, England last July. The arrest followed information supplied by the public in response to Ryan’s appearance on Crimewatch Roadshow. Attackers set upon Ryan Williams outside a McDonald’s in the town of Preston. Found unconscious in the street by the …

manchester pride homophobic abuse

A woman was filmed hurling homophobic abuse at a gay man on a bus during Manchester Pride. Karina Townsley was travelling home on the bus from the festival with her seven-year-old daughter when she filmed the incident. Ms Townsley said the man was sporting a T-shirt with the slogan “homophobic abuse is criminal” and was …

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RuPaul’s Drag Race UK begins its first season later this year and BBC today ruvealed the queens competing in the show. Scroll down for video RuPaul seemed impressed by the British talent. “Each of the UK queens is so unique, so courageous and so special. “I can’t wait for the UK – and the world …

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Police have made an arrest after a woman hurled homophobic abuse at a London pride parade. Twitter user Yusuf Patel posted video of the incident, showing a woman wearing a niqab yelling at people, including one man draped in a rainbow flag. In the video, the woman shouts, “God created Adam and Eve, not Adam …

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A Twitter user who claimed to be a UK Championship footballer has said he won’t come out publicly as gay. But almost a month of international media coverage, he denied the Twitter profile was an elaborate hoax. The profile was created in early July, and the user claimed to be a professional football player under …

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British MPs have passed legislation that may finally bring marriage equality to Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK and Ireland where same-sex marriage is still illegal. The UK government passed marriage equality in 2013. Ireland legalised same-sex marriage in a 2015 referendum, becoming the first country in the world to …

BBC lgbt reporter Ben Hunte

BBC LGBT correspondent Ben Hunte has said he’s shocked about the level of homophobic and racist abuse he has received online since he started the new role at the broadcaster late last year. During a panel discussion during the UK’s National Student Pride, Hunte opened up about the negative reaction he had gotten since he …

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A fifth of gay, lesbian and bisexual British people who have tried to change their sexual orientation have attempted suicide, according to a study of harmful “gay conversion therapy” in the UK. It ran during December 2018 and attracted over 4600 responses, of which a tenth (458) stated they had personal experience of attempting to …

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