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Boris Johnson. (Christopher Furlong/WPA Pool /Getty) At a Downing Street Pride reception hosted by Boris Johnson, the prime minister will be told by experts, yet again, that he must urgently ban conversion therapy in the UK. Amnesty International UK said it would tell the prime minister that he must ban the dangerous and debunked practice “without
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With Cineworld and Picturehouse cinemas temporarily closed in the UK from this past Friday, Cineworld Group CEO Mooky Greidinger has written to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson asking the government to reinstate the furlough program that benefited employees under the exhibition giant’s previous COVID-imposed closure, while also suggesting other measures to aid the industry. In
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A growing number of Tory MPs are reportedly pushing for the party to weaponise trans rights and other liberal values to boost support for Boris Johnson ahead of the next election. It’s thought that a ‘culture war’ could be an effective way to unite the base and remind voters the benefits of a Conservative government,
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Boris Johnson has been told by businesses to respect the results of the public consultation on Gender Recognition Act reform. (Stefan Rousseau- WPA Pool/Getty Images) A huge coalition of 132 major British organisations – including the British Army, Marie Curie and Disney – has publicly declared that trans rights are human rights, with 70 urging
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Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has secured the role of UK trade adviser (Stefan Postles/Getty) Downing Street has confirmed Tony Abbott as UK trade envoy, dismissing concerns over his many homophobic and misogynist comments. The former Australian prime minister was named as an unpaid trade adviser to the UK on Friday (September 4) after
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GMB Union, one of the UK’s biggest trade unions, has demanded that the UK government finally reform the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) and tackle transphobia. The union, which counts more than 600,000 members, urged minister for women and equalities Liz Truss to introduce much-needed reforms in a letter earlier this week (August 11). In the
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Minister for Women and Equalities Liz Truss (WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto via Getty Images) The deputy chair of the LGBT Conservatives has urged the government to show more empathy towards trans people “instead of pandering to a culture war”. Writing in the i, John Cope called on the government to stop punishing trans people for male violence
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Boris Johnson. (Christopher Furlong – WPA Pool /Getty Images) The UK government has reportedly made no moves to ban conversion therapy almost two years after pledging to “eradicate” the harmful practice. So-called “conversion therapy” refers to the dangerous and discredited practice of trying to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. All efforts to
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Lady Gaga and Boris Johnson. (Getty/Global Citizen/Ray Tang/Anadolu Agency) An explosive article in today’s Sunday Times revealed that UK prime minister Boris Johnson skipped the first five crisis meetings about coronavirus – meanwhile, Lady Gaga raised $127m for the COVID-19 relief effort and curated a global star-studded concert. Johnson, whose poor handling of the pandemic
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Kemi Badenoch, junior minister for equalities and Saffron Walden MP. (Chris McAndrew/Official portrait of Kemi Badenoch) Boris Johnson’s new junior minister for equalities, Kemi Badenoch, abstained on the extension of same-sex marriage to Northern Ireland. Badenoch has also criticised young people for having a “puritanical” approach to sexual harassment. Johnson handed Badenoch, 40, the role
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