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Art in the time of climate change: Edinburgh Festival Fringe goes green

Aug 08 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With pedal-powered performances and 57 shows about the environment, the world's biggest performing arts festival in Edinburgh this month reflects growing calls for climate action.

A new pay gap - this time for Britain's LGBT+ workers

Jul 03 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - LGBT+ people in Britain on average earn almost 7,000 pounds ($8,800) less than their straight colleagues each year, a shortfall that dwarfs the country's gender pay gap, according to a new workplace study.

YouTuber buys U.S. town and renames it Gay Hell

Jun 18 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - YouTube star Elijah Daniel has bought the town of Hell and renamed it Gay Hell, only allowing Pride flags to fly in protest at President Donald Trump's administration's refusal to allow U.S. embassies to hoist the flag for LGBT+ Pride month.

'Top Gear' uses rainbow-painted cars to protest Brunei gay sex laws

Jun 17 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The presenters of the British TV show "Top Gear" have painted two cars used in an episode shot in Brunei in the colors of the rainbow flag in a show of solidarity with LGBT+ people over a plan to impose the death penalty for gay sex.

U.S. 'Straight Pride' plans march into controversy

Jun 05 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The U.S. organizers of a "Straight Pride" event in Boston planned for August sparked outrage on Wednesday after saying on their website that "straight people are an oppressed majority".

Tinder lets users swipe right on list with LGBT+ choices

Jun 05 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Popular dating app Tinder has marked the start of LGBT Pride Month by rolling out an update that will allow users to detail their sexual orientation for the first time.

Big clothes brands found to fall short of own fair wage promises

May 30 2019

LONDON, May 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's top clothing brands are failing to fulfil their own promises to pay workers a fair living wage that covers basic family needs, academics and activists said on Thursday.

Reports of suspected slavery rise by 36% in Britain

May 14 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Reports of suspected modern slavery in Britain rose by more than a third in 2018, according to government data released on Tuesday, but campaigners said even that was likely only "the tip of the iceberg".

Tea titan Typhoo joins Britain's 'big six' in fight against modern slavery

Apr 12 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Efforts to tackle slave-like conditions in the tea industry got a boost on Friday when Typhoo became the final major British tea brand pledging to release a list of its suppliers.

UK car wash app uncovers nearly 1,000 suspected cases of modern slavery

Apr 07 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British drivers uncovered almost 1,000 potential cases of modern slavery at car washes in five months using the "Safe Car Wash App" yet less than a fifth called the anti-slavery helpline to report their concerns, the creators of the app said on Sunday.

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