On 7 December 2011, the Government published its transgender action plan ‘Advancing transgender equality. A plan for action’.
On 8 December 2011, Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke announced that people who murder disabled or transgender people in hate crime attacks will face life sentences with a starting point of 30 years.
On 2 November 2011, the Government published its response to the consultation on ‘Civil Partnerships on religious premises’.
The Human Dignity Trust was established in November 2011 to legally challenge laws which criminalise homosexuality wherever those laws exist in the world.
‘Visible Lives: Identifying the Experiences and Needs of Older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People in Ireland’ was launched by GLEN on 3 November 2011.
In 2011, the EC published ‘Factors at play in the perpetration of violence against women, violence against children and sexual orientation violence. A Multi-level Interactive Model’.
Stonewall’s tools for lesbian, gay and bisexual jobseekers include Proud Employers, a job site with posts exclusively from LGB-friendly employers, and the Starting Out Careers Guide.
In July 2011, the Government Equalities Office published ‘Barriers to employers in developing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-friendly workplaces’.
In 2011, Stonewall published a report on ‘Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual People in later life’.
In September 2011, Kaleidoscope – a new international LGBT campaign group – was launched in parliament by Speaker John Bercow, the group’s honorary president.