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UK study: Effects of childhood bullying still evident after 40 years

Monday, April 21, 2014
Children who are bullied — and especially those who are frequently bullied — continue to be at risk for a wide range of poor social, health, and economic outcomes nearly four decades after being victimized, according to new research by King’s College London. [ Read more → ]
Colin Kazim-Richards

British court finds soccer player guilty of anti-gay gesture

Thursday, April 10, 2014
BRIGHTON, England -- A British court has found Turkish forward Colin Kazim-Richards guilty of making an anti-gay gesture at a match while playing for Blackburn. [ Read more → ]
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Elton John, David Furnish to exchange vows again to celebrate UK gay marriage

Saturday, March 29, 2014
LONDON -- Elton John and David Furnish say they plan to exchange vows for a second time to celebrate the legalization of same-sex marriage in the United Kingdom. [ Read more → ]
Matt Dunham, APSean Adl-Tabatabai, left, and Sinclair Treadway kiss each other as they are announced officially married during a wedding ceremony in the Council Chamber at Camden Town Hall in London, minutes into Saturday, March 29, 2014.

At midnight hour, first same-sex weddings take place in United Kingdom

Friday, March 28, 2014
LONDON -- Gay couples in Britain waited decades for the right to get married. When the opportunity came, it took just a few minutes to make history. [ Read more → ]
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First same-sex marriages just hours away in England and Wales

Friday, March 28, 2014
LONDON -- Gay couples in Britain waited decades for the right to get married. When the opportunity came, some had just days to plan the biggest moment of their lives. [ Read more → ]
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Queen Elizabeth II gives royal approval to Scotland gay marriage law

Thursday, March 13, 2014
LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday gave her royal stamp of approval to Scotland's Marriage and Civil Partnership Act 2014, clearing the way for same-sex marriage to begin by the end of the year. [ Read more → ]
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A royal first: Queen Elizabeth II marks anniversary of LGBT group

Friday, March 7, 2014
LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday congratulated one of Britain’s oldest LGBT charity and advocacy groups, the London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard, in what royal watchers say is the first time 87-year-old Monarch has recognized an LGBT advocacy group in her 62 years on the British throne. [ Read more → ]
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British Immigration office criticized over ‘degrading’ LGBT questionnaire

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
LONDON -- A confidential internal report by the British government, leaked to the British press last week, details a series of graphic questions posed to LGBT people seeking political asylum in the United Kingdom, including inquiries into a person's sexual activity. [ Read more → ]
Casey Stoney

English gay footballer slams FIFA on selecting Russia, Qatar for World Cups

Monday, February 10, 2014
LONDON — A leading figure within the English Football Association says she won't go to the World Cups in Qatar and Russia because of their anti-gay laws. [ Read more → ]
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WATCH: British TV documentary reports on brutal attacks on LGBT Russians

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
LONDON – Just days ahead of the opening of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, a new documentary airing Wednesday on Britain's Channel 4 sheds new light on the violent, homophobic attacks on LGBT Russians. [ Read more → ]
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British lawmakers defeat proposal to ban HIV+ immigrants from entering UK

Thursday, January 30, 2014
LONDON -- An proposal by a group of conservative British lawmakers to ban HIV and Hepatitis B positive immigrants from entering the United Kingdom, was shot down Thursday in the House of Commons. [ Read more → ]
Dr. John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York (left) and Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury.

Leaders of Anglican Communion speak out against anti-LGBT violence, laws

Thursday, January 30, 2014
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York, spiritual heads of the worldwide Anglican Communion, have called upon Church leaders and the presidents of Nigeria and Uganda to support and care for all people “regardless of sexual orientation.” [ Read more → ]
Competing ads: Stonewall UK's message (top) that "some people are gay;" Core Issues Trust's ad (below) that some people are "ex-gay" and proud.

London ban on anti-gay bus ad put in doubt by court of appeal ruling

Monday, January 27, 2014
LONDON -- A ban on a Christian charity's bus advertisements suggesting that gay people can “cured” was put in doubt on Monday by a court of appeal judgment. [ Read more → ]
David Silvester

UK councilman suspended by party after blaming floods on gay marriage

Sunday, January 19, 2014
LONDON -- A British far-right party has suspended a local councilman who blamed recent severe flooding on the government's legalization of same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
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Evander Holyfield: Homosexuality is like a ‘handicap,’ it ‘ain’t normal’

Sunday, January 5, 2014
LONDON -- Former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield is facing calls to be kicked off the U.K.'s "Celebrity Big Brother" after likening homosexuality to a "handicap," and insisting that being gay is a choice and "ain't normal." [ Read more → ]
Sonewall UKDemonstrators outside the British Parliament celebrate after the House of Lords backs same-sex marriage.

United Kingdom to hold first same-sex weddings on March 29

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
LONDON -- Save the date: The British government announced Tuesday that the country's first same-sex weddings can be held on Saturday, March 29. [ Read more → ]
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Ian McKellen says British government told him not to go to Russia

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
LONDON -- Actor Ian McKellen says the British government has advised him not to go to Russia because of the country's anti-gay "propaganda" law. [ Read more → ]
Peter and Hazelmary Bull

UK bed and breakfast owners lose appeal in gay discrimination case

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
LONDON -- The Christian owners of a hotel in southern England have lost a U.K. Supreme Court appeal over whether their refusal to let a gay couple stay amounted to discrimination. [ Read more → ]
Norman Lamb

British health minister calls reparative therapy ‘abhorrent,’ but rules out ban

Thursday, November 21, 2013
LONDON -- Britain's Minister of State for Care and Support, (Health) Norman Lamb, told an audience during a special debate in Westminster Hall Wednesday that practitioners trying to convert gay patients to heterosexuality is "wholly abhorrent." [ Read more → ]
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U.K. man in Uganda court after stolen gay sex images published

Sunday, November 17, 2013
KAMPALA, Uganda -- A British man faces a court hearing in Uganda on Monday following the publication of images from his stolen laptop of him having sex with another man. [ Read more → ]
Geraint Davies

British lawmaker to introduce bill to ban conversion therapy in the U.K.

Monday, October 21, 2013
LONDON -- A British parliamentarian from Wales has announced plans to introduce legislation that would ban licensed therapists from performing controversial gay-to-straight reparative therapy in the United Kingdom. [ Read more → ]
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Christian group files suit seeking removal of pro-gay ads from London buses

Thursday, October 17, 2013
LONDON -- An anti-gay Christian group which advocates for gay-to-straight conversion therapy has lodged a legal challenge against a London transportation company for displaying advertisements that read "Some People Are Gay, Get Over It!" [ Read more → ]
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Campaign against gay abuse causes stir at British football clubs

Saturday, September 21, 2013
LONDON -- The boxes of rainbow-colored laces landed at the training grounds of English Premier League clubs unannounced at the start of the week. [ Read more → ]
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British footballers asked to wear rainbow laces in support of gay players

Monday, September 16, 2013
LONDON -- Professional football players across Britain are being asked to wear rainbow-colored shoe laces at matches this weekend in support of a campaign to show support for gay footballers and to tackle homophobia in soccer. [ Read more → ]
Lucy Vallender

Transgender Muslim woman at center of Islamic religious debate

Thursday, September 12, 2013
LONDON — A week after the a story of the first openly Muslim transgender woman was published, Lucy Vallender has been barred from her Mosque and shunned by her local community. [ Read more → ]
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