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The UK Supreme Court has ruled same-sex married couples should get the same pension benefits as straight couples. John Walker, an ex-British army officer, brought the case with the help of human rights organization Liberty. He has been battling for five years to get this ruling. In a unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court ruled a loophole

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Guernsey officially approves same-sex marriage

Guernsey has officially approved same-sex couples to marry on 21 September. Members of the States has voted 33 to 5 to legalize same-sex marriage. Until today, the Channel island was one of the only places in the UK that did not allow either civil partnerships or same-sex marriage. In June 2015, Guernsey launched a consultation

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First Same-Sex Wedding in Estonia

The first same-sex marriage was concluded in Tallinn between a British national and his Estonian partner. The two men were married on 14 August by British Consul Kathryn Lindsay. The marriage ceremony between British national Christopher and his Estonian partner Siim was performed at the British Embassy in Tallinn in the presence of witnesses and

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LGBT*IQ counseling: third QuPiD partners meeting took place in Carlisle, UK

Life stories and confessions of intersex activists, professional experiences of counseling and therapy, insights into UK based LGBT*IQ organizations, best practices, brainstorming sessions and a number of other formal and non-formal activities – all of this happened on July 2-6, 2014, when representatives of LGL participated to a QuPiD Project partners meeting in Carlisle, UK.

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Lesbian, gay, Muslim and proud

Last month Omar Kuddus wrote an article for the Gay Star News titled ‘It’s time to come out as gay, Muslim and proud’. As the chair of Imaan, the largest LGBTQI Muslim organization in the UK, Europe and probably even the world, I was definitely interested in what Kuddus had to say. He wrote of personal struggles

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UK police to hunt down gay hate soccer thugs online

Gay rights campaigners say making homophobia as unacceptable as racism is a step towards an environment where gay players will be able to come out. Homophobic British football fans are being warned they will face prosecution under new police guidelines. For the first time, anti-gay slurs are being included in a Crown Prosecution Service policy