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 […]

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, […]

"institutionally ableist " – Schools OUT's Adam Lowe on the ME Scandal

Schools OUT UK Committee member Adam Lowe has made a stinging attack on the health system over its treatment of people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). Adam, an author, poet and journalist who himself suffers from the condition, compares the lack of knowledge and mistreatment of sufferers with the early ‘treatment’ of LGBT people and implies institutional prejudice. Contributing […]

LGBTQ youth in Kent – Needs, assets and provision

This report outlines some of the experiences of a sample of young people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and those questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity (LGBTQ) attending the LGBTQ youth hubs in Kent between August 2013 and December 2014 – as reported by young people themselves. It also provides useful information about […]

Poll Shows Older Gays and Lesbians Worse off

A recent poll shows that LGB people are disadvantaged compared to their heterosexual counterparts. Half as likey to be visited regularly by their relatives and twice as likely to be dependent on care. This follows a number of surveys and documentaries exposing shocking abuse and negligence in our care services for older people in the […]

National LGB&T Partnership Joins DoH Strategic Partner Programme

The National LGB&T Partnership are to join The Department of Health Strategic Partner Programme The England-wide group of LGB&T voluntary and community organisations are committed to reducing health inequalities and challenging homophobia and transphobia within public services. The Partnership has been praised for its ‘excellent progress in building robust governance arrangements and working practices’ as […]