UK Government Secretly Shuts Down NHS Pride Programme


The LGBTQ diversity programme run by England’s National Health Service (NHS) is being shut down, VICE News can reveal. The NHS Rainbow Badge scheme employs a team of people to assess LGBTQ inclusion policies across the health service, as well as providing hundreds of thousands of healthcare staff with Pride flag pin badges to wear at work. Civil servants have told VICE News that UK government officials within the Department of Health and Social Care encouraged NHS bosses to pull the funding of the diversity scheme, as part of a wider pushback against LGBTQ inclusion—and especially trans inclusion programmes.

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 07/19/2024
Capitol Hill, Liberia, July 19, 2024 – Liberia’s House of Representatives has instructed its committees on Gender, Health, and Judiciary to review the request …
Added on: 07/19/2024
The military junta ruling the West African county of Burkina Faso announced that homosexual acts will now be a punishable offense. As such, the …
Added on: 07/19/2024
LONDON – Donald Trump’s decision to name J.D. Vance as his running mate for November’s U.S. election has been criticised by LGBTQ+ advocacy groups, …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 07/18/2024
The Supreme Court of the Netherlands ruled that Aruba and Curaçao must allow same-sex couples to marry, overturning an existing prohibition on the practice …
Added on: 07/16/2024
The Government of Albania has made notable strides in creating a framework to combat discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. However, more …
Added on: 07/15/2024
The Queer Amsterdam foundation has pulled out of organising this year’s Pride Walk, one of the highlights of the annual Pride celebrations in the capital, …