Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT rights in the British Crown dependency of the Isle of Man have evolved substantially since the early s. Private and consensual acts of male homosexuality on the island were decriminalised in LGBT rights have been extended and recognised in law since then, such as an equal age of consent , employment protection from discrimination , gender identity recognition , the right to enter into a civil partnership , the right to adopt children and the right to enter into a civil marriage Prior to September , same-sex sexual activity was a criminal offence. After decriminalisation, the age of consent was set at 21, which at that time was the same age as in the United Kingdom.
Isle of Man holds first Pride event, celebrating LGBTQ+ diversity
In that time it took over 2, calls offering a befriending, support and information service. Calls fell in number and it was difficult to recruit, train and keep volunteers. This web site was established in May In its first 8 months it had nearly 1, hits.
MARKING 30 YEARS SINCE TYNWALD DAY GAY RIGHTS PROTEST
We aim to build an open and honest culture where everyone is able to make informed and responsible choices about relationships and sex. Anyone can be affected by sexual ill health but our aim is prevention, advising you and keeping you well so you can meet your full potential. Terminations are available in the Isle of Man within the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. These must be carried out by a licensed clinic and are usually free of charge. The Family Planning Clinic provides contraceptive and sexual health services to all individuals of reproductive age.
His petition sought a change in the Manx law relating to the decriminalisation of homosexuality. Alan was joined on Tynwald Day by members of Outrage, a UK based gay pressure group, to stage an effective and lawful protest. Placards were held aloft, literature distributed and a stall was staffed on the Fairfield. Gay rights activism provoked strong opposition on Island and during the proceedings at Tynwald Hill, there was outright hostility from a vocal section of the crowd. Alan received death threats immediately prior to the protest and was subjected to abuse, jeers and heckling throughout the day.