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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 …

Sir Ian McKellen

Sir Ian McKellen has shared that his greatest regret in life was not coming out to his parents. McKellen was recently a guest on podcast David Tennant Does A Podcast With, and opened up about how he wished he could have told his parents – Denis and Margery – that he was gay before they …

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Gay computer pioneer Alan Turing beat out Martin Luther King Jr and Nelson Mandela in a British poll. The poll asked people to name the most iconic figure of the 20th century. The public vote in favour of Turing came during a live broadcast of BBC program Icons: The Greatest Person Of The 20th Century. …

A gay couple have pleaded guilty to having a threesome with a third man in front of other passengers on a train in the London Underground. While on the train, 35-year-old man George Mason and his 24-year-old boyfriend Nicholas Mullan had “full sex, oral sex and masturbation in the presence of the traveling members of …

A British MP has told the UK’s House of Commons that he is HIV-positive in a bid to tackle stigma around the disease ahead of the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day on Saturday. Lloyd Russell-Moyle told his fellow MPs, “Next year, I’ll be marking an anniversary of my own, 10 years since I became …

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Britain’s Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a bakery that refused to make a cake supporting same-sex marriage for a gay customer. In 2014, Ashers Baking Co. in Northern Ireland refused to make a cake iced with Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie and the phrase “Support Gay Marriage.” The bakery’s Christian owners argued …

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The Queen’s cousin, Lord Ivar Mountbatten, has become the first member of the extended royal family to have a same-sex wedding. Mountbatten (pictured, right) wed his partner James Coyle at an intimate ceremony in front of 60 people on Lord Mountbatten’s estate in Devon on Saturday, the Daily Mail reported. Lord Mountbatten, who is the …

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