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11:42 | 20th August 2017

News: UK

Mon 6 Jun, 2011
By Sam Bristowe

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Exclusive – Angela Eagle MP praises first ever LGBT History Month Magazine

Exclusive – Angela Eagle MP praises first ever LGBT History Month Magazine

The UKs first ever LGBT History Month magazine is being launched with the support of Angela Eagle


EasyJet offers free flight to Pope (Plus Speedy Boarding)

Budget airline EasyJet yesterday offered to fly Pope Benedict XVI to the UK following the recent controversy surrounding his viewpoints on British Equality laws and estimated cost of his visit.


Anger of The Sun gay minister survey

The Sun has caused havoc after publishing a poll yesterday asking whether gay people should be allowed to be cabinet ministers.


Harman confirms discrimination law bid dropped

The Government will not push through proposals that churches argue would restrict their ability to deny jobs to gay people and transsexuals, Equality Minister Harriet Harman has confirmed.


Scouts Association to hire more gay people for leadership roles

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The Scouts are looking to end rumours that the organisation is anti-gay after revealing their new scheme entitled “It is OK to be gay and a Scout” which aims to hire more gay people as leaders and recruits to coach the activities for the youths.

Scottish paper Scotland on Sunday reported that the organisations is planning to work hard to fight homophobic bullying.

Scouts spoekmen Simon Carter reportedly said: ‘ There was an assumption that being gay meant you couldn’t be part of the movement. That was never the case and we are keen to make it clear that we accept people of any particular orientation.



‘We have had youth members dads attend gay Pride events and plan to do so again this year. It shows that we are not just talking about it but are demonstrating our support publicly’.

 

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