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Sex Orientation trumps Faith in two Discrimination Cases

  Discrimination for whatever reason is generally wholly disapproved of and there is legislation to prevent a raft of different forms of discrimination including age, sex, race, religion and sexual orientation.  However it becomes almost Orwellian...

Ground-breaking Spousal Visa Granted to British Lesbian

Despite Hong Kong not recognising same-sex marriage a British woman has been able to secure a dependent visa in Hong Kong, normally only granted to spouses of heterosexual couples, which grants her the right to work and live in Hong Kong as the spouse of a...

Dispelling Homophobia in Football

Football took another step towards eliminating homophobia in football with the announcement this month by Charlton Athletic FC that they have formed an associate team called Charlton Athletic Community Trust Invicta FC (CIFC) which will extend the...

On-line Hate Crimes are finally to be taken seriously

  On-line Hate Crimes are finally to be taken as seriously and Face-to-Face abuse. The Crown Prosecution Service has announced today that individuals who have been subject to on-line hate crimes can have confidence in knowing that, should they report...

Gay Lawyers and Gareth Thomas - Football Homophobia documentary

  Alfie v Homophobia: Hate in the beautiful game Gay Lawyers, the LGBT division of Giambrone, is proud to be associated with the BBC documentary fronted by Gareth Thomas, the renowned Welsh rugby international, which looks into the issue of...

Supreme Court grants Gay Married Couples Survivor Pension Rights

  In a landmark discrimination case at the Supreme Court, John Walker, a gay man, formerly a cavalry officer, won a long legal battle aimed at providing his husband with equal pension rights. In a ruling that will immediately be extended to thousands...

Equal Marriage for Gay Couples Angela Merkel changes her view

In a recent statement, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, declared she will no longer oppose legislation to legalise equal marriage in Germany, in contrast to the unconcealed opposition her party Christian Democrat Union (CDU) has been supporting since 2005,...

A Step in the Right Direction for the LGBT Community

A step in the right direction, in the global spotlight, for the LGBT community.  The Nato summit was responsible for orchestrating another positive step on the world stage for the LGBT community when Gauthier Destenay, the partner of Xavier Bettel,...

Football History was made on Sunday 21 May 2017

For the first time ever a gay male footballer has played on the hallowed ground of Wembley Stadium was when Liam Davis, who plays for Cleethorpes Town stepped on the turf in the FA Vase final on Sunday 21 May.  Playing for his home town club,...

Taiwan becomes the First Asian country to Recognise Gay Marriage

The constitutional court in Taiwan has recognised the right of same-sex couples to legally marry.  The Judicial Yuan, as the court is known, stated that the current marriage laws were in violation of both an individual’s freedom of marriage and...

Gay parents recognised by Italian court in historical ruling

The Court of Appeal of Trento has recognised (North-Eastern Italy), for the first time in the history of the country, the validity of the birth certificate of a foreign state (Canada) indicating double fatherhood, implementing for the first time provisions...