1985 Film on YouTube Shows LGB Solidarity with The Miners

A video unearthed from the vaults shows the reciprocal support between LGB campaigners and the Dulais miners in the strike of 1884-5. The lesbian and gay movement supported the strike and the striking miners marched with gay Pride. To see more go here

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The Brutal, Bloody Horror of Gay Life in Putin’s Russia

The Brutal, Bloody Horror of Gay Life in Putin’s Russia – Ever since virulently homophobic Russian President Vladimir Putin pushed through a law effectively outlawing openly gay people, the country’s LGBTQ community has, predictably, been plagued by violence. Now a study published in Harvard University’s Health and Human Rights journal confirms what myriad horrific anecdotes suggest: Gay people in Russia are being beaten, raped, and murdered at record rates—and the government is doing little to stop it.

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Hold the Date!

Keep May the 10th free and get yourselves down to the Schools OUT Conference 2014: celebrating 40 years of working for LGBT people in education! This day will celebrate EVERYONE who has campaigned to make lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people, in all their diversity, visible AND SAFE in education. With guest speakers, workshops and an evening of musical entertainment. …

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First Male Same-Sex Kiss: 1927

BrainPickings recently highlighted the first kiss in cinema history. That takes you back to 1896, to a film brought to you by Thomas Edison. Now we rewind the videotape and present the first same-sex kiss in film history (or at least one of the earliest known ones). This Brokeback-before-Brokeback moment took place in the 1927 film Wings – the first and only silent …

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Norwich pub landlords beaten and abused by anti-gay mob

Norwich pub landlords beaten and abused by anti-gay mob – A gay couple who run a pub in Norwich said they were punched and kicked by a gang of 15 men recently, in an abuse they have called a homophobic hate crime.

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Australia high court overturns ACT gay marriage law

Australia high court overturns ACT gay marriage law – Australia’s High Court has overturned legislation allowing gay marriage in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). The ACT parliament passed a bill in October making the territory the first part of Australia to legalise same-sex weddings.

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India bans gay sex in Supreme Court shock ruling

India bans gay sex in Supreme Court shock ruling – India’s highest court has upheld a colonial-era law which criminalises gay sex, in what activists have described as a “black day” for gay rights.

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The implementation timetable for the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013

The implementation timetable for the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 was announced today – Culture Secretary Maria Miller said: “Marriage is one of our most important institutions, and from 29 March 2014 it will be open to everyone, irrespective of whether they fall in love with someone of the same sex or opposite sex.”

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LGBT History Month 2014 – the launch: University of Birmingham 28.11.13

UPDATED 10th December 2013

LGBT History Month 2014 was officially launched on Thursday at Bramall Hall in the university of Birmingham. We’ve put together The Day in Pictures to give you a flavour of what was a hugely successful and entertaining day!

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Equal marriage bill overwhelmingly passes Stage 1 Debate in Scottish Parliament

Equal marriage bill overwhelmingly passes Stage 1 Debate in Scottish Parliament – The Scottish Parliament this evening (Novembber 20th) passed its equal marriage bill through the first stage of debate with a large majority.

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