LGBT+ charities have launched an appeal against the Charity Commission's decision to award charitable status to an organisation they say seeks to "roll back legal protections for trans people". The LGB Alliance, which opposes "new ideologies conflating biological sex with the notion of gender identi
The High Court has determined that the requirement for an applicant under the Gender Recognition Act 2004 to prove they are suffering from a medical “disorder” was incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights. The court held that a diagnosis of a disorder was an antiquated n
Legislation to ban so-called conversion therapy for LGBT people in England and Wales will be brought to Westminster as soon as possible, the UK government has said. Conversion therapy is a practice or intervention which attempts to erase, repress, “cure” or change someone’s sexual
Legislation to ban so-called conversion therapy in Northern Ireland will be brought to Stormont "as soon as possible", Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has said. The Northern Ireland Assembly yesterday voted 59-24 in favour of a motion rejecting the "harmful practice" and calling for legislation
A non-binary person from El Salvador has been granted asylum in the UK in a first-of-its-kind ruling. Arthur Britney Joestar, 29, identified as a gay man when they arrived in the UK in October 2017 but came to identify as non-binary – i.e. neither a man nor a woman – after settling in Li
Legislation has come into effect in Northern Ireland allowing civil partnerships to be converted into marriages and vice versa. Under The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Regulations 2020, same-sex couples can for the first time convert their civil partnerships into marriage
A transgender woman has brought judicial review proceedings arguing that the requirement to have a medical diagnosis in order to obtain a gender recognition certificate (GRC) breaches her human rights. Solicitor Ciarán Moynagh of Phoenix Law is representing the anonymous woman in the proceedi
The UK's only gender identity clinic for under-18s has lost a high-profile High Court battle over whether under-16s can consent to treatment with puberty blockers. The NHS Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) based at Tavistock NHS Trust has, since 2011, prescribed puberty blockers (PBs) to so
Sexual orientation discrimination cases have increased 165 per cent since 2015, according to new data from compliance training specialist DeltaNet International and the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). The study analysed over 120,000 discrimination cases that went to employment tribunals and included case
Conversion therapy for LGBT people is set to be banned in Northern Ireland under plans agreed between ministers yesterday. Communities Minister Carál Ni Chuilín yesterday agreed to take the policy lead on the issue at a meeting with colleagues Health Minister Robin Swann and Justice Mi
A transgender woman has won a landmark employment discrimination case in China after being fired for taking leave for sex reassignment surgery. A court in Beijing ruled that e-commerce company Dangdang should reinstate her contract with full back pay, Chinese media group Caixin reports.
Leman Solicitors has collaborated with the DCU Centre of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion on a new video series about LGBTQI+ inclusion in sport. Larry Fenelon, partner and head of litigation at Leman Solicitors, tackles the intersection of sport, law and inclusion in one of the first videos n
The OUTLaw Network has announced a series of webinars and online social events to mark "a Pride month like no other". The network for LGBT+ lawyers will host two webinars this month, an online coffee morning and an online "electro flow yoga class".
Ireland's gender recognition laws could be extended to children and non-binary people under proposals reportedly being discussed in government formation talks. A 15-page policy paper produced by Fine Gael recommends a number of reforms to the Gender Recognition Act 2015, including a reduction in the