“Gay cake” final judgement handed down

A final judgment from the Supreme Court has been handed down today, finding in favour of the Christian couple who own Ashers Bakery. The case was first heard in 2014 and concerned a gay couple being refused a cake that was in support of gay marriage. It was initially found that the bakery had discriminated…

Pride in Sport

This year’s CHANNEL Islands Pride celebrations will see ‘Pride in Sport’ launching for the first time in the islands. Local sports teams, personalities and sporting events will be joining together to help tackle the problem of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in sport, showing support for LGBTQ+ equality and diversity by wearing rainbow laces and rainbow…

Channel Islands Pride

CHANNEL Islands Pride returns to Guernsey this year, on Saturday 8th September. The event, which is sponsored by the Channel Islands Co-Operative Society, is hosted alternately by Guernsey and Jersey, it first took place in Guernsey in September 2016 and was supported by over 2,500 people. Liberate is the local charity supporting the LGBTQ+ community…

Win allows inspection of LGBT bias at trial

A Florida judge’s decision to not allow attorneys to question jurors about potential biases against LGBT individuals has sparked a pushback from lawyers. The question arose during the trial between Raymond Berthiaume and the city of Key West – Berthiaume is gay. The team argued for basic civil rights that would be given to protected…

Launching DIFERA – Liberate’s employer accreditation programme

DIFERA is Liberate’s employer accreditation programme. This is the first accreditation in the Channel Islands to award organisations with a quality mark that demonstrates to employees (past, present and future), to clients and suppliers that your organisation places Diversity, Inclusion, Fairness, Equality, Respect and Acceptance at the heart of what you do. The accreditation is a natural development from the Channel Islands…