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You cannot have failed to have noticed that the Bill to implement marriage equality has now passed its third and final reading in the House of Commons. It now proceeds to the House of Lords in its long and tortuous journey through Britain’s antiquainted Parliamentary system. Gay newswires such as PinkNews and GayStarNews together with many bloggers have been following and analysing the news.
THT West is calling on young people in Bristol to have their say in local sexual health services and resources for young people. The charity is looking for people between the ages of 13 and 19 to get involved in its SHARP youth team, a group of young people from across the city that works with local organisations to improve young people’s relationships and sexual health. Carrie Ford, from THT’s centre in Bristol, said: “Teenagers can be an honest and powerful influence on the way the city talks to its young people about relationships and sexual health.
One of the most implacably anti-gay newspapers, the Daily Mail, once again blamed gay people for the problems of its beloved Conservative Party this week. Most political commentators agree that the current leadership of the governing party are facing a complex of issues including European Union, and the allegation that a senior party source described local activists as "swivel eyed loons". However, the Mail decided unilaterally that marriage equality was the reason for the party's crisis and headlined with this story on Monday.
The Eurovision Song Contest was won by Denmark on Saturday night, which means that the next contest will take place in the gay friendly city of Copenhagen. LGBT fans had packed into Malmo, the second city of Sweden, for the extravaganza, which has an enormous gay following. The United Kingdom's Bonnie Tyler did notscore terribly high, but avoided being in last place, as had happend to the UK in some previous contests.
Warnings for Minority Groups Issued as World Marks International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
The BBC Europe desk reported on the state of LGBT life across the European Union for IDAHOT day last Friday. It said that ninety three thousand people polled across the EU had found some surprising trends. A quarter of respondents said that they had been subject to physical attack or violent threats. Most hate attacks were made by heterosexual males and more than half who had been attacked had not reported the issue to the authorities, believing that no action would be taken.