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Government to ban gay conversion therapies

Besi Besemar July 4, 2018

Gay conversion therapies which try to cure people’s sexuality are to be banned under the governments new LGBT+ Action Plan. This follows the biggest survey of its kind accessing the difficulties facing LGBT+ people living in the UK. It found among other things, that more than two-thirds of same-sex couples said they didn’t hold hands in public for fear of facing abuse.

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Community News

Prime Minister expresses ‘deep regret’ over historic colonial era anti-gay laws

Besi Besemar April 18, 2018

UK Prime Minister tackles historic colonial era anti-gay laws in speech at Commonwealth Heads of Government summit. The Prime Minister used a Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Joint Forum Plenary yesterday morning (April 17) to deliver her speech.

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General News

Council leader issues challenge to Theresa May

Besi Besemar June 28, 2017

Council Leader calls for £150 million to be spent on the city, equivalent to the sum given to Northern Ireland this week. Following the announcement that a billion pound payment has been given to Northern Ireland by Theresa May as part of the deal with the DUP to prop up her Government, Cllr Warren Morgan, Leader of Brighton and Hove City Council, has called for an equivalent share to be spent on Brighton & Hove and its residents.

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In The South

LETTER TO EDITOR: Silence for Trump!

February 23, 2017

Looking on the bright side there are many reasons to be cheerful regarding the visit of America‚Äôs ‚Äėso called‚Äô newly, duly elected. He must be a godsend for every worthwhile British male and female comedian. Not forgetting our highly talented and internationally respected satirists. We the British public could do with a big belly laugh post the Brexit vote.

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In The South

OPINION: Is this language really acceptable?

Craig Hanlon-Smith February 1, 2017

I feel incredibly privileged to live in a country where such action is both possible and spontaneous. I know there are many sensible arguments including some made by those close to me, that such action does little, perhaps it is even a waste of time. I disagree. When the democratic election protest throws up an alternative result to the one hoped for, it’s a wonderful thing to see thousands of people, all over the world pour onto the street and use their voices, their actual voices to call for a different choice, another way.

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General News

Lewes MP resigns as Home Office Minister

Besi Besemar November 4, 2014

Norman Baker, MP for Lewes has resigned as Minister of State at the Home Office after a series of policy disagreements with The Home Secretary, Theresa May. The resignation follows his call at the end of last week for the Government to radically rethink its drugs policy following publication of a major new goverment report that found tough criminal sentences for drug users makes no difference to the rates of drug use.

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