Sexual Orientation

  • Shocking rise in homophobic bullying in British schools

    Worrying research highlights abuse Stonewall has published a major piece of research highlighting the shocking extent of homophobic bullying in schools. A major YouGov survey of primary and secondary school teachers has revealed that homophobic bullying affects more than the 150,000 gay pupils in British schools. The Teachers' Report, the largest ever ...

    Posted at July 6, 2012 | By : | Categories : Sexual Orientation | 0 Comment
  • Ben and Jerry’s new Equal Marriage Ice Cream

    Promotion brand Just as the UK Government has launched its consultation on equal marriage, the American ice cream company has launched or re-branded a popular ice cream. Ben & Jerry's, Apple-y Ever After is their renamed their apple pie ice cream Apple-y Ever After ...

    Posted at March 16, 2012 | By : | Categories : Sexual Orientation | 0 Comment
  • Same-sex marriage consultation to get under way

    Legislation before next election. The government is due to launch a consultation on whether or not same sex partners should be allowed to marry and according to the BBC plans to introduce legislation on gay marriage before the next election, the BBC understands. The proposal is being fiercely opposed by some senior ...

    Posted at March 15, 2012 | By : | Categories : Sexual Orientation | 0 Comment
  • FA investigate assistant referee for homophobia

    Homophobia and football David Cameron’s recently launched initiative to address issues of discrimination in football has been kicked in the teeth fairly early on. The campaign to address homophobia and racism in particular has taken a setback with the news that a Premier League linesman is the subject of serious homophobic. Scott ...

    Posted at March 6, 2012 | By : | Categories : Sexual Orientation | 0 Comment
  • Oxford University to host anti-Gay conference

    Christian Concern to hold conference in Oxford Days after the Education Secretary Michael Gove caused outrage by apparently supporting the right of faith schools to promote and use homophobic literature, Oxford University finds itself at the heart of a faith and sexuality storm Students, lecturers and gay rights campaigners have ...

    Posted at February 24, 2012 | By : | Categories : Sexual Orientation | 0 Comment
  • Gay marriage will be legalised Cameron insists.

    Growing anger at gay marriage proposals. Downing Street has again affirmed that despite growing pressure from Christian and other faith organisations, that proposals to allow gay marriage will be brought before Parliament. Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has spoken against the proposal to change the status of marriage, claiming it 'constitutes ...

    Posted at February 24, 2012 | By : | Categories : Sexual Orientation | 0 Comment
  • Law firm found guilty of discrimination

    Homophobic happenings in law firm In our work on equality at Equal and Diverse we sometimes work with legal chambers to train staff in basic equality and diversity good practice. The assumptions is often held at a popular level that lawyers and their colleagues in a chambers know the law and ...

    Posted at February 4, 2012 | By : | Categories : Sexual Orientation | 0 Comment
  • Church of England clergy challenge civil partnership stance

    Growing debate on equal marriage The on-going debate over civil partnerships and equal marriage has received an unexpected boost from what some might consider to be an unlikely quarter. A letter signed by 120 clergy is calling for the Church of England to reverse its ban on civil partnership ceremonies being held ...

    Posted at February 2, 2012 | By : | Categories : Sexual Orientation | 0 Comment
  • Cameron faces Tory backbench revolt over gay marriage plans

    Challenge to same-sex proposals The Prime Minister David Cameron is facing the threat of a new backbench revolt as traditionalists line up to oppose government plans to legalise gay marriage. Tory MPs, who have raised concerns about the move with ministers at meetings of the 1922 committee, are hoping to rally more ...

    Posted at January 17, 2012 | By : | Categories : Sexual Orientation | 0 Comment
  • An equality too far? Gay rights campaigner defends Christian.

      Demoted Christian defended. Peter Tatchell the well-known campaigner for Gay rights has come to the defence of Adrian Smith, 54, who was disciplined by the Trafford Housing Trust for remarks he made on his private Facebook page. Adrian Smith, who worked for the Trust for 18 years, used his page to point ...

    Posted at October 28, 2011 | By : | Categories : Religion and Belief,Sexual Orientation | 0 Comment
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