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May 21, 2015

Trans players wanted to play on their preferred team of males or females

The University of Nottingham has cancelled the Football v Homophobia Tournament after being accused of transphobia.

Trans players had wanted to play in the amateur tournament in teams of their gender, not the one they were assigned at birth.

But because of Football Association rules, they only allow trans players to do this if they have undertaken gender therapy. They must also disclose their medical information in the interests of 'fairness and safety'.

May 8, 2015

The channel aims to give viewers and insight into 'a hidden world and a surprising, sideways look at modern gay relationships'.

British TV station Channel 4 will show a documentary about Gay Saunas in the UK.

‘Sauna visitors come from all walks of life – teachers, plumbers and accountants, young and old,’

Focusing on the CS2 sauna in Nottingham, Secrets of the Sauna is set to reveal an ‘insight into a hidden world and a surprising, sideways look at modern gay relationships’.

‘Customers come here at any time of the day – during their lunch break or after a night out to have sex with perfect strangers,’ the statement reads.

‘And business is booming.’

January 18, 2015

Civil partners Sherrie and Joanne Johnson, of Nottingham, England, explain why they chose to become foster carers and why others should consider it

Have you ever considered fostering?

A British agency, Fostering Solutions, has just launched a campaign, Foster15, to highlight the fact that, on average, a child is taken into care in England every 15 minutes; a figure that it believes is set to rise if current trends continue.

Among the foster carers supporting the campaign is same-sex couple, Sherrie and Joanne Johnson, aged 38 and 43, of Nottingham.

July 26, 2014

Peter Tatchell has warned that he would name Anglican bishops he believes to be in same-sex relationships should they discipline members of the clergy who have entered into same-sex marriages

Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell says he has compiled a list of Anglican bishops he believes are in same-sex relationships and has threatened to reveal their identities publicly if they discipline homosexual clergy for marrying their partners.

Last month hospital chaplain Jeremy Pemberton had his license to preach revoked by the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham after marrying his partner Laurence Cunningham earlier this year.

January 10, 2014

Couples are being left disappointed with some believing there is too little information out there for those who want to be the first to walk down the aisle

Gay couples in England and Wales are furious with the confusion surrounding the first day of same-sex marriage on 29 March.

Couples up and down the country are having different issues.

In Brighton, one couple’s plan to have the first marriage has been scuppered by a council run competition and in Nottingham, civil partners are quickly realizing they will not yet have the right to get married.

The Brighton couple, Philip Robathan and James Preston, queued to get the first available slot for gay marriage at Brighton Registry office last year.

December 11, 2013

'Muggle' version of fictional sport is gaining traction, and is LGBTI-inclusive

‘Brooms up!’ the referee cries, and the game begins.

This is not exactly the beginning of a regular sports match, as people weave past each other trying to avoid the smack of a hard ball into their back, or a wooden pole into their chest as they get tackled. This is a real-life quidditch match, straight out of Harry Potter.

The teams are not flying, but running around with brooms between their legs, playing what is essentially a combination of rugby, dodgeball and lacrosse.

April 29, 2013

Gay comic has said the UK Prime Minister David Cameron steals from the poor to give to the rich

Gay chat show host and author Paul O'Grady has likened David Cameron to the 'Sheriff of Nottingham', as he robs from the poor to give to the rich.

The English comic said the British government was bleeding the people dry, attacking the much lambasted 'bedroom tax'.

The tax, aimed at cutting housing benefits for people with one spare bedroom in their property, has already triggered mass demonstrations across the country.

December 7, 2011

New Power Talking course aims to improve British gay men's communication skills.

Gay men will be taught how to improve their communication skills and learn how to say 'yes' and 'no' to sex on a course next year.

The two-day Power Talking sessions will take place in 11 cities throughout the UK in February, helping participants to talk more confidently about all areas of their lives, including sex.