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Online support for bi, gay & trans women with cancer

This week in support of National Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Health Week, and in recognition of the needs of LGBTQ women, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust have opened a new dedicated section of their online forum. Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust are the only UK charity dedicated to supporting women affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities. They say: “This section of […]

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5,000 people married – without a wedding?

Nearly two and a half thousand couples got married in 2014 – usually without a wedding! When same-sex marriage was introduced there was an option introduced for those couples who had registered a civil partnership to be able to ‘convert’ their partnership registration to marriage. This month’s Office for National Statistics figures show that, following the introduction of the same-sex […]

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More Role Models Sought

Stonewall ran two bisexual role models programmes last year with around 60 people making their way through the training event. They got some excellent reviews – see the feature in our December issue. It’s back again this autumn. Stonewall say: We are delighted to be running a Role Models programme specifically for bi people to explore what it means to […]

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Kristen Stewart remixes bi slogan

“That whole certainty about whether you’re straight or gay or whatever. You’re not confused if you’re bisexual. It’s not confusing at all. For me, it’s quite the opposite,” says actress Kristen Stewart. Veterans of bisexual sloganeering will recognise the message of the old “I’m bisexual; you’re confused” slogan in there. The star was being interviewed ahead of the release of […]

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Civil partnership reform “inevitable”

Reform of civil partnerships is inevitable according to the archietect of the same-sex marriage bill.  In an interview this weekend former MP Lynne Featherstone says of civil partnership reform: It’s an inevitability, as it leaves an inequality that is not sustainable. It would be wonderful if the government would just do it. They’ve already had a review and a consultation, […]

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South Dakota licences prejudice

USA

Last night South Dakota became the first US state of the year to retreat from treating LGBT people as equals with the rest of society. The snappily titled “SB149” law will allow adoption agencies to discriminate based on “religious belief or moral conviction” – weasel words for having adoption rules based on prejudice and bigotry and without care for the […]

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TUC asks: how’s work?

The TUC launches a major new survey today into how lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) people find working life in the UK. Despite changes in the law that should have brought an end to discrimination and prejudice, there is evidence that LGBT people are still experiencing difficulties at work: In 2013 Stonewall reported that 1 in 4 (26%) LGBT […]

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