Currently, Guernsey’s adoption laws do not extend the same facilities to gay, lesbian and unmarried couples as they do to heterosexual married couples. Those laws are over 50 years old, and a proposal for change is being put before the States of Guernsey this month. If successful, the laws will be updated so that a…Details
Do you know anyone who is transgender? It’s fair to say many people don’t know how to speak to or about transgender people. So what do the terms involved mean and what’s considered polite? With Bruce Jenner’s transformation to Caityln much in the news recently, the BBC have come up with a list of terms and a useful…Details
Jersey has passed an anti-discrimination law that protects people on the grounds of gender identity and sexual orientation for the first time. Click here for the full story.Details
A consultation into Union Civile has been launched today by the Policy Council. Views from everyone in the island are being sought, as it is decided whether Guernsey people of all sexualities can enter into a legally recognised and binding civil union. The States of Guernsey will debate the issue in the autumn. It wants a…Details
Prospect, the union for professionals, recently featured an article on Liberate and the work we are doing in the Channel Islands. Download the full article here.
A fantastic initiative! The Hub and Barnardo’s have appointed Oli Davies, 34, as the LGBTQ youth worker for the Bailiwick. He will be working on the Speak Out project to support the island’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. The project aims to launch a weekly youth group from January, and offer support in…Details
Thursday 27 November 2014 sees the launch of the first ever Rainbow Mufti Day in support of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Community (LGBTQ) across the Channel Islands. It’s aim is to brighten up winter but also give islanders a chance to demonstrate their support for equality by wearing something colourful. We are holding…Details
Guernsey Press – Rachel’s Story, gender reassignment surgery means her life will truly begin shortly!
The States of Guernsey’s decision to cover the cost of gender reassignment surgery was not only a landmark decision in terms of LGBTQ rights in Guernsey, which Liberate were very proud to be a part off, but it also signalled the end of a long battle, and the beginning of a new life for the…Details
On a sunny Sunday at the beginning of June 2014 we asked the Guernsey public to show their support for Union Civile and LGBTQ equality in the Channel Islands by strutting their stuff. Here’s what happened at our Dance for Equality event at the Guernsey Arts Commission Seafront Sunday. Thank you to everyone that took…Details