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80% Fall in HIV Diagnoses at Europe’s Largest Clinic

Europe’s largest sexual health clinic has seen an 80% reduction in HIV transmissions. London’s 56 Dean Street saw monthly diagnoses fall from 72 a month to just 11 in September 2017. They are continuing to test the same number of people. Doctors are now attempting to emulate the San Francisco model and are rolling out...

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Egyptian Authorities Continue Crackdown on LGBT Citizens

The authorities in Egypt have arrested more than 20 individuals over the last 4 days as they continue their crackdown on LGBT citizens. According to Amnesty International, thirty-two men and one woman have been detained since a rainbow flag was displayed at a pop concert in the capital, Cairo, last month. It has also been...

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LGBT Student and Activist Shot Dead on University Campus

An investigation has been launched after an LGBT activist was shot dead in the state of Georgia. Police confronted Scout Schultz at a university campus after they received a call about a ‘person with a knife and a gun’ late on Saturday night. A video showing the man refusing to obey police commands has surfaced online....

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95% of Young People Not Taught About LGBT Relationships

A study has found that 95% of young people are not taught about LGBT relationships. The survey, conducted by the sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust, found that most young people have no education when it comes to LGBT sex and relationships. The research, which surveyed over a thousand 16-25-year-olds, also found that 75% of them...

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Anti Gay Marriage Group Accidentally Use Bisexual Pride Flag

A group of campaigners protesting against the equal marriage act in Australia have accidentally used a flag which represents bisexual pride. The Coalition for Marriage, which consists of several other groups including the Australian Christian Lobby, is campaigning against a potential law which would give same sex couples equal rights when it comes to marriage....

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Gay Men Afraid to Hold Partner’s Hand in Public

A survey by the advocacy group Stonewall has found that half of gay men in Britain would not feel comfortable holdings hands with their partner in the street. The research also revealed that one in five people who identify as LGBT have been the victim of a hate crime in the last 12 months. The...

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Uganda cancels all gay pride events

LGBT campaigners have expressed outrage at the Ugandan government’s decision to cancel an upcoming gay pride parade. Simon Lokodo, the state minister for ethics announced that an event to be held at the Sheraton Hotel in the country’s capital, Kampala, was canceled on grounds of an illegal attempt to recruit and promote homosexuality. The government...

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National Trust Backs Down Over Gay Badge Row

The National Trust has backtracked on a policy requiring all staff to wear an LGBTQ badge and lanyard. The staff at a Nolfork stately home, Felbrigg Hall, had been requested to wear the badges as part of a wider campaign celebrating 50 years since homosexuality was abolished in the United Kingdom. After a number of volunteers...

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When will we realise trans rights are not the same as LGBT equality?

Transgender rights have been thrown into the spotlight in recent weeks with several high-profile cases hitting the mainstream headlines. These struggles are consistently referred to as LGBT rights, a term which has become wrongly ubiquitous when discussing both the gay and transgender communities. It’s clear to anybody involved in the trans or gay community that...

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Black trans woman shot dead aged just 32

A black transgender woman has been shot to death in America. The 32-year-old was found next to her vehicle in the College Park area of Atlanta. She was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital but later died from her injuries. The police said they were not yet treating it as a hate crime but were seriously looking...