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Home Office failed to provide HIV medication to asylum seeker

Rachel Badham August 2, 2021

The UK Home Office breached European Convention of Human Rights by not providing an asylum seeker with vital HIV medication.

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Hate Crimes at record high, new figures from Home Office reveal.

Graham Robson October 13, 2020

Statistics released by the Home Office have revealed that hate crime has hit its highest level on record with 105,090 hate crimes recorded in 2019/20, up 8% compared with 97,446 offences in 2018/19.

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In The South

Married gay couple face Christmas deportation heartache

Besi Besemar November 28, 2018

Brian Page, a 41-year-old man from North Carolina and his 36-year-old English husband Ben face having their family torn apart just in time for Christmas. The couple of nearly seven years live in Milton Keynes and were married in New York in June 2014 before moving to England to provide support to Ben’s terminally ill mother.

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Community News

‘Oldest Gay in the Village’ receives Home Office letter in apology

Besi Besemar April 28, 2017

George Montague affectionately know as The Oldest Gay in the Village has received a letter from the Home Office pointing to an apology issued to all gay men pardoned of historic sexual convictions where the activity involved would not constitute a crime today.

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Community News

LGBT+ Catholics support gay Ugandan facing deportation

Besi Besemar April 17, 2017

Godfrey Kawalya is a gay Ugandan refugee living in Britain since 2002. He was expelled from secondary school in Uganda in his teens and was rejected by his family because of his sexuality. After leaving school, Godfrey found construction work in Uganda, but his company sacked him when they discovered he was gay.

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In The South

Galop launch new online LGBT+ hate crime initiative

Besi Besemar April 10, 2017

Galop, the LGBT+ anti-violence charity, launch a new National LGBT+ Hate Incident Reporting system commissioned by the Home Office. Individuals who have experienced or witnessed a hate incident in the UK can now report by completing a simple form online.

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LGBTQ+ News

Eight organisations named as ‘Stonewall Star Performers’

Besi Besemar December 26, 2014

Stonewall have launched a new programme to bring together top-performing organisations who over the years have consistently demonstrated good practice to support their lesbian, gay and bisexual staff. The new Stonewall Star Performers – named as Accenture, Barclays, EY, Gentoo, Goldman Sachs, Home Office, IBM and Simmons & Simmons – will lead the development of best practice in Britain and around the world.

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