Slovakia will vote

November 1, 2014
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On Tuesday, the Slovak Constitutional Court ruled that Slovakians will be called to vote in a multi question referendum seeking to limit the rights of LGBT people and to limit sexuality education. The questions ended up at the Constitutional Court after President Andrej Kiska was faced with a petition with 400,000 signatures organised by...
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An LGBT Manifesto for 2015?

October 31, 2014
An LGBT Manifesto for 2015?

Where next for LGB&T equalities? The heads of some of the bigger LGBT organisations across England have put together their proposals in an LGBT manifesto for 2015. They say: The passing of equality & same-sex marriage legislation in England, Wales & Scotland were hugely significant turning points in LGBT equality, both in terms of...
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European Parliament condemns Russian clampdown

October 30, 2014
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In a resolution adopted last week, the European Parliament strongly condemned the intensified clampdown on Russian civil society which will further limit work on LGBT people’s freedoms and rights there. The motion condemns the strengthened ‘Foreign Agents Law’. In June 2014, Putin signed amendments to the law which allow the Ministry of Justice to...
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Tackling biphobia in schools: what’s your plan?

October 29, 2014
Tackling biphobia in schools: what’s your plan?

A £2 million package will be offered to schools to help them tackle biphobic, transphobic and homophobic bullying, the government has announced today.  Organisations are being urged to come forward with ideas to stamp out such bullying. The money announced today will be offered to charitable and not-for-profit organisations that come forward with creative ideas...
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Leeds group launch huge success

October 23, 2014
Leeds group launch huge success

Leeds’ new bisexual group got off to a great start last night. A dozen people attended for cake (see photo!), bi film, a speaker from BiPhoria and chatter and mingling with other bis from Leeds and nearby. The group will meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 7pm, at MESMAC...
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Civil Partnership to Marriage: conversion rules

October 21, 2014
Civil Partnership to Marriage: conversion rules

The government’s second draft of rules for converting a civil partnership to a marriage has been published today. They will come into effect from 10th December and apply to Wales & England.  It’s expected that Scotland will have its own equivalent rules published in the near future. You can read the legislation here.
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Meet bis this week!

October 19, 2014
Meet bis this week!

Want to get out and meet some other bis? We have plenty of bi meets in our diary around the country in the next few days! Monday night in London it’s the Over 50s bi group from 6pm-8pm at AgeUK, Tavis House, Tavistock Square, London. WC1H 9NA. Tuesday night has three meets. Third Way meet in Wolverhampton...
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Scotland: Marriage in 2014, just!

October 13, 2014
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The Scottish Government has at last announced the date for the first same-sex marriage ceremonies in Scotland: 31st December 2014! Same-sex marriage will be legal in Scotland from 16 December, but that is only the date from which couples can submit notice that they intend to get married. There is a standard 15 day notice...
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Meet bis this week

October 13, 2014
Meet bis this week

There are a host of bi meetups around the country all this week. Bristol BiVisible meets on Monday from 7pm at Cafe Kino, Stokes Croft, Bristol. Look for the table with the purple teapot. Tuesday is London’s Bisexual Underground meeting at the Blue Posts pub, 81 Newman St W1T 3EU, from 6pm to late....
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