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Gay UK Teacher Resigns After Muslim Parents Complain

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Apr 12, 2014
A gay assistant head teacher in the UK has resigned under pressure from mostly Muslim parents, who said that they didn’t want their kids to "learn that it’s okay to be gay."

UK Seeks Public Input on Making 3-Parent Embryos

By Maria Cheng | Friday Feb 28, 2014
Britain is inviting the public to weigh in on draft rules allowing scientists to create embryos using DNA from three people -- a man and two women -- to prevent mothers from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases.

Bristol Barman Rapes Drunk Lesbian, Gets 9 Years in Prison

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jan 22, 2014
A U.K. man was sentenced to nine years in prison for raping a paralytic lesbian in a Bristol bar where he worked; the judge called him "a man of good character."

British Teen on Meow Stabs Mom, Slices Off Own Penis

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Jan 11, 2014
A teenager on Christmas break in the UK reportedly stabbed his mother, then cut off his penis while allegedly high on the party drug meow meow, otherwise known as mephedrone, a synthetic, amphetamine-like stimulant.

Man on Trial for Murdering Gay Man Says Two Planned Marriage

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Nov 26, 2013
A South African man on trial in the UK for murdering his male partner told the jury that the two had discussed marriage in order to avoid "visa issues."

Trans European Parliament Member: ’I Was in the Wrong Body’

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Nov 18, 2013
Member of European Parliament Nikki Sinclaire, a member of the European Parliament, has revealed that she had a sex change when she was 23 years old.

Christian B&B Owners Sell; Won’t Rent to Unmarried Couples

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Sep 19, 2013
The Christian owners of a guesthouse who refused a gay couple a double room say they are selling because they don’t want to rent rooms to unmarried couples.

Cab Driver in London Suspended Over Twitter Blow-Up

By Michael Cox | Saturday Aug 24, 2013
In London, a minicab driver has been suspended while he is under investigation for allegedly kicking a gay couple out of his cab for holding hands. The incident blew up when one of the men tweeted about the experience.

UK Gay Marriage Law Clears Parliament. Awaits Queen’s Signature

Tuesday Jul 16, 2013
British lawmakers have passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in England and Wales, with the first gay weddings expected to take place by next summer.

Gay Marriage Bill Clears Britain’s House of Lords

Monday Jul 15, 2013
Britain’s gay marriage bill has cleared its last major hurdle, passing through the House of Lords and prompting celebrations from campaigners outside Parliament.