“Everyone has a right to travel without fear.” One in five LGBTQ+ people have experienced hate crime on London transport network in the past year

Graham Robson November 16, 2023

Out In London – LGBTQ+ people’s safety on the London transport network, a new survey conducted by LGBTQ+ anti-abuse charity Galop, on behalf of independent passenger watchdog London Travelwatch, has revealed the extent of abuse, harassment and violence faced by the LGBTQ+ community when travelling in and around the capital. Galop surveyed 600 LGBTQ+ people on […]

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LGBTQ+ community stories told on the TfL network through shining personalities, colourful wraps and creative posters to mark Pride 2023

Graham Robson June 26, 2023

LGBTQ+ personalities including Drag Race’s Bimini, stylist Gok Wan, DJ and writer Nick Grimshaw and dancer Queen MoJo are joining with Transport for London (TfL) to celebrate Pride across the capital’s transport network.

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Transport for London shines spotlight on LGBTQ+ stories in its biggest poster exhibition to commemorate 50 years of Pride

Graham Robson June 28, 2022

Transport for London (TfL) is celebrating the 50 years of the Pride movement with a collection of LGBTQ+ community and people-focused posters across the public transport network

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General News

Uber license in Brighton & Hove renewed for 6 months

Gary Hart November 3, 2017

Following a meeting on October 31, Brighton & Hove City Council extends Uber’s license to operate a taxi service in the city for a further six months while it monitors London’s final decision. The decision on the length of the extension was taken to allow the council to monitor the outcome of the Transport for London Uber decision, and consider whether any of the information arising from the case had direct implications for the operation in the city.

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‘Art on the underground’ unveiled at Brixton Tube Station

Besi Besemar October 25, 2017

Art on the Underground unveils artwork by late artist David McDiarmid at Brixton Underground station. ‘Art on the Underground’ has teamed up with not-for-profit gallery Studio Voltaire and This is Clapham, to celebrate the work of late Australian artist and activist, David McDiarmid who is well known for his work on issues relating to queer identity and HIV/AIDS.

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General News

Greens complain about award winning bus operator of the year

Besi Besemar July 12, 2017

Bus companies with poor safety records will no longer be recommended for the ‘bus operator of the year’ award after London Assembly Member Caroline Russell raised that the 2016 winner, Stagecoach, had a high number of fatalities and injuries from collisions.

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In The South

Transport for London wraps up in rainbows for London Pride

Besi Besemar June 24, 2017

Transport for London (TfL) is celebrating London Pride by transforming parts of the transport network with a new rainbow design, which has been created especially to raise awareness and show support for the LGBT+ communities, as part of a range of activities taking place this month.

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General News

New campaign highlights importance of reporting unwanted sexual behaviour

Besi Besemar March 10, 2017

Following a 36 per cent increase in arrests for sexual offences between 2014/15 and 2015/16, Mayor of London urges those who experience this behaviour on public transport to ‘speak up’ and report all incidents.

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London Taxi gears up to celebrate diversity

Besi Besemar May 14, 2015

A black cab has become the latest London icon to be decorated in rainbow livery to mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), on Sunday, May 17. The cab, which is London’s first rainbow taxi in service, has been wrapped as part of the 11th anniversary of IDAHOBIT, a day that aims to raise awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) rights worldwide.

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