Topics :: U.K.

UK Gay Couples Get Right to Combine Coats of Arms

By Jill Lawless | Friday May 9, 2014
Britain’s gay couples have taken a step forward - into the Middle Ages. Like blue-blooded families down the centuries, they can now have their own coats of arms.

Britain Set to Hold First Same-Sex Weddings

By Jill Lawless | Friday Mar 28, 2014
The British government has ordered rainbow flags flown over two prominent government buildings to mark the country’s first same-sex weddings.

UK Bi Teen Lied About Hate Crime Attack, Police Say

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Mar 12, 2014
The claims by a British bisexual teen who said he was viciously attacked because of his sexuality last month are false, according to local authorities.

UK Warns Adults About Underage Teens on Hookup Apps

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Feb 11, 2014
The United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency issued a warning to adults to be careful they are not hooking up with teenagers when using dating applications, like Grindr.

UK PM Won’t Attend Olympics, Not Because of Russian Anti-Gay Law

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Jan 29, 2014
Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron announced Tuesday that he will not go to Sochi, Russia, to attend the 2014 Winter Olympics, but said it’s not because of the country’s anti-gay law.

UK to Hold First Same-Sex Weddings on March 29

Tuesday Dec 10, 2013
The British government says the country’s first same-sex weddings can be held on Saturday, March 29.

British Lawmaker to Introduce Bill to Ban Conversion Therapy

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Oct 21, 2013
A British member of parliament plans to introduce a measure that would ban licensed therapists from using conversion therapy, which some believe can "turn" gay people straight.

Lawmakers: Gay Asylum Seekers in UK Feel Pressured to Prove Their Sexuality

Friday Oct 11, 2013
A British parliamentary committee has slammed the country’s asylum system, saying that some gay claimants felt under pressure to prove their sexuality.

Gay Marriage Bill Clears Britain’s House of Lords

Monday Jul 15, 2013
Britain’s gay marriage bill has cleared its last major hurdle, passing through the House of Lords and prompting celebrations from campaigners outside Parliament.

Church of England Gives Up Fight Against Marriage Equality

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Jun 7, 2013
It appears the Church of England is no longer going to fight against U.K.’s marriage equality bill, but will still attempt to insert amendments to protect religious people and teachers.