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National LGBT Survey: Summary report

In July 2017, we launched a survey to gather more information about the experiences of LGBT people in the UK. The survey response was unprecedented. Over 108,000 people participated, making it the largest national survey of LGBT people in the world to date.

Today (7th February 2019) we are publishing a detailed report on the headline findings. These focus on the experiences of LGBT people in the areas of safety, health, education and employment.

Click for the full article from the Government website.

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India decriminalises same sex relations

In a historic decision, India's Supreme Court has ruled that gay sex is no longer a criminal offence.

The ruling overturns a 2013 judgement that upheld a colonial-era law, known as section 377, under which gay sex is categorised as an "unnatural offence".

The court has now ruled discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is a fundamental violation of rights.

Read the full report from the BBC

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Message from the Peter Tatchell Foundation
All eyes on India & one fifth of the worlds LGBTs

As we gear up for summer, the staff and I at the Peter Tatchell Foundation are not slowing down, with a busy summer planned. We eagerly await the Supreme Court in India and its ruling on Section 377 of the criminal code - the British colonial-era law that bans homosexuality. If the court does strike down this archaic law, then almost one fifth of the world's LGBTs will be set free from criminalisation. This will be cause to celebrate but then the work will begin to challenge the stigma, discrimination and hate crime that LGBTs face in India.

Our report, entitled 'The Economic Cost of Homophobia, is being widely distributed and gaining traction. Homophobia is often, and rightly, framed through the lens of human rights. But our study, that you can read HERE, shows that discriminating governments are also holding their economies back. Another reason, not that one is needed, for equality.

June was dominated by the World Cup. Thank you once again for the many messages of support I received during and after my arrest near the Kremlin. Russia’s and Chechnya's treatment of LGBT+ people is shocking. However, I end on this sobering thought: the 2020 World Cup is in Qatar - a country that STILL has the death penalty for same-sex relations.

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Delhi Pride: The decision of India's Supreme Court is imminent.

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Emerging sex disease MG 'could become next superbug'

A little known sexually transmitted infection could become the next superbug unless people become more vigilant, experts are warning. Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) often has no symptoms but can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, which can leave some women infertile. MG can be missed - and if it is not treated correctly, it can develop resistance to antibiotics.

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The Economic Cost of Homophobia

On Tuesday 19 June 2018, the Peter Tatchell Foundation launched a new study into discrimination that sheds an entirely new light on the effects of inequality.

Anti-LGBT+ legislation is bad for the economy and the 71 countries that still criminalise homosexuality are losing out on the economic advantages that more progressive nations enjoy.

Our report, The Economic Cost of Homophobia, doesn’t gloss over the human rights abuses endured by hundreds of millions of LGBT+ people worldwide but conclusively proves that discriminating nations have yet another reason, apart from human decency, to repeal unjust, outdated and unnecessary laws.

Click here to read or download the report.

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Stonewall names Welsh Assembly as top LGBT employer

The Welsh Assembly has been named as the UK's leading employer of LGBT staff in a workplace equality survey. Ruth Hunt, chief executive of the charity Stonewall, praised the assembly as a "trailblazer" for equality, particularly on transgender rights.

See full story on the BBC website

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Oral sex spreading unstoppable bacteria

Oral sex is producing dangerous gonorrhoea and a decline in condom use is helping it to spread, the World Health Organization has said.
It warns that if someone contracts gonorrhoea, it is now much harder to treat, and in some cases impossible.

The sexually transmitted infection is rapidly developing resistance to antibiotics.
Experts said the situation was "fairly grim" with few new drugs on the horizon.
About 78 million people pick up the STI each year and it can cause infertility.

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HIV prevention drug is 'highly effective'

An anti-HIV infection drug has "clear potential" to prevent people catching the virus, a Welsh Government-commissioned report has said.

Read the full article on the BBC website.

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