Tag Archives: UK

Guest post: What motivated the raids on sex workers in Soho?

TweetEditor’s note: This is a guest post from Mitzi Poesener. Mitzi Poesener is the pseudonym of a British sex worker, writer, and activist, living and working in London. It’s been six days since the raids on sex workers in Soho, and there is still rampant speculation about the real motives behind the actions. The operation [...]
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Marriage equality becomes law in England and Wales

TweetWay to go, England and Wales! BBC reports: The government’s controversial legislation on the issue received Royal Assent on Wednesday. The Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat leaderships all backed the proposals, which were finally approved by MPs and peers earlier this week. It is expected that the first gay and lesbian wedding ceremonies will take [...]
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TweetThe anti-choice bill in the UK that would have prohibited abortion providers from giving counseling to patients has been rejected by the House of Commons. The parents of Annie Le, the young researcher who was murdered by a co-worker at Yale two years ago, are filing suit against the university on the grounds that they [...]
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UK abortion law may change to require “independent” counseling for patients

TweetNext week, Members of Parliament are scheduled to meet and decide on a new bill being pushed by anti-choice MP Nadine Dorries that would strip abortion providers’ rights to counsel patients and make in mandatory to send those seeking abortion to “independent” counseling before the procedure. In other words, this could be a potential CPC-style [...]
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In UK, the average coming out age has dropped by over 20 years

TweetStonewall just released new findings from an online poll they conducted of over 1,500 individuals, revealing that the average coming out age has dropped significantly: [A]mong the over-60s the average age they had come out was 37. But those in their 30s had come out at an average age of 21, and in the group [...]
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