New Galop Survey to Better Understand How Covid-19 Lockdown Restrictions Impacted LGBT+ People’s Relationships.

Galop has launched a new online survey to help us understand how LGBT+ people’s relationships, both intimate and familial, have been affected by the Covid-19 lockdown measures. The results will shape the support that is being provided and help identify future support priorities.  The survey can be accessed on this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/galopcovid19                              We […]

The new NHS coronavirus contact tracing app could put LGBT+ rights in danger in the future, a democracy advocate has warned

Story originally featured on Pink News According to the NHS, the COVID-19 app, currently only available in the Isle of Wight, works by using Bluetooth on phones to “record the distance between other phones that also have the app installed”. It added: “If you become unwell with symptoms of coronavirus, you can allow the app to inform […]

Schools OUT UK Statement regarding recent evidence given by minister Liz Truss MP to the Women and Equalities Select Committee.

The Women and Equalities Minister Liz Truss gave evidence on the 22nd of April before the Women and Equalities select committee to set out her priorities in this role.  While stating that the UK has had a positive record of supporting LGBT rights, she then went on to make several statements regarding the rights of […]

Joint Statement about LGBT Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT+) Domestic Violence and Abuse During the COVID-19 pandemic

Over the last month professionals and activists, agencies, policymakers and government have faced an extraordinary set of circumstances in light of the COVOID-19 pandemic, including in relation to domestic violence and abuse.  While work has been going on behind the scenes to ensure the delivery of services, the public face of much of the response […]

Award-Winning Photographer Left Iran To Be Gay. Two Months After Finding Love, He Died Of Coronavirus.

by via Patrick Strudwick, Buzzfeed To the customers at the branch of Sainsbury’s supermarket in Clapham, South London, where he worked part-time towards the end of his life, Shahin Shahablou was simply an incredibly helpful member of staff. They had no idea who he was or what he had endured. Shahablou, who died of the […]

To all the LGBT+ children and young people. We see you and we hear you.

To all the LGBT+ children and young people. We see you and we hear you.  As LGBT+ youth organisations from across the UK and Ireland, we are raising our (metaphorical) rainbow flags in solidarity with you,  and commitment to being here for you. As LGBT+ youth organisations we are reaching out to welcome you in […]

Resilience case study – The Proud Trust: Business as (Un)usual

We recognise the position The Proud Trust has as England’s largest LGBT+ youth charity. Funding is always an issue for us, as it is for all in our sector. However, we do have capacity and resource to support others and we are mindful of how we can use our position to work collaboratively with other […]

Tarlach Mac Niallais – Belfast-born LGBT+ activist dies in New York of Coronavirus

Family of north Belfast man who died in New York from coronavirus speak of their ‘immense’ loss The family of a north Belfast-born man who died in the United States from coronavirus have spoken of their “immense” loss. Tarlach Mac Niallais (Terry Nellis), who was originally from the Newington area but lived in New York, […]

Teachers can let pupils know 'it's okay to be gay' Education Secretary Damian Hinds tells Commons

Education Secretary Damian Hinds has said teachers should tell children it is okay to be gay. Mr Hinds was responding to Birmingham Yardley MP Jess Phillips, whose city has been at the centre of protests from parents demonstrating against schools giving lessons on LGBT relationships. Ms Phillips told the Commons she met a headteacher from her constituency […]

Nearly 7 in 10 LGBT people say they have been sexually harassed at work, says TUC

Nearly 7 in 10 LGBT people say they have been sexually harassed at work, says TUC TUC publishes first GB major report into LGBT sexual harassment at work 1 in 5 LGBT women who have worked in the last 5 years report that they have been sexually assaulted at work TUC calls for a new […]