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ECHR: Russian law is discriminatory and violates human rights

Yesterday, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Russia’s Section 28 style ‘anti-propaganda’ legislation is in breach with human rights. The federal law was adopted in 2013 and bans the “promotion” or “propaganda” of homosexuality, bisexuality and transgenderism. The Court found that the law breaches the right to freedom of expression (Article 10) and the prohibition of discrimination (Article 14). […]

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It’s Dublin Pride!

This Saturday is Dublin LGBT Pride and there’ll be a bi bloc on the parade again this year. Join them at the assembly point, at St Stephen’s Green for 11am on Saturday 24th June. It’s organised by Bi+ Ireland – look for the pink, purple and blue bi flags and the Bi+ Ireland banner to find the right bunch of […]

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Respecting LGBT+ a condition of joining EU

The European Parliament has approved three of its annual reports for candidate and potential candidate EU countries. In those reports MEPs have assessed the rights of LGBTI people in Serbia, Macedonia and Kosovo, and urged the countries to improve the situation. While the UK is busy negotiating its way out of the EU following the Brexit referendum, other countries are eager to […]

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Bis Hold On in UK Election

The UK General Election yesterday produced a polling upset – yet another in a recent run of them in the UK – as the governing Conservative party narrowly lost its majority in the House of Commons. Both the out-bi MPs who were defending their seats were re-elected, with Cat Smith (Labour, Lancaster) increasing her majority while Daniel Kawczynski (Conservative, Shrewsbury) […]

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Orange Is Back In

Orange Is The New Black is back for another season – and it’s landing on Netflix on Friday just in time to take our minds off the election results, whatever they might be. The comedic drama set in a women’s prison from creator and executive producer Jenji Kohan stars a diverse and award-winning ensemble of women including Taylor Schilling, Uzo […]

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The bi week ahead: 5-11 June 2017

Welcome to our weekly roundup of what’s on for bi people around the UK. Monday from 5pm it’s BiVisible pub night at the Sandford Park pub on the High Street in Cheltenham. On Tuesday there are two talky-space type meetings in community centres. It’s Manchester BiPhoria at the LGBT Foundation on Richmond Street at 7.30pm. Their web page tells you […]

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A fourth LGBT premier – but it’s LGGG

Leo Varadkar has been elected leader of Fine Gael – making him the first openly gay leader of the Republic of Ireland and the fourth out-LGBT national leader in modern times. He replaces Enda Kenny, whose resignation was announced on 17th May – coincidentally the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. The only other currently out premier is Xavier […]

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