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NHS boss suspended over anti-gay posts on Islamic charity website

NHS Shahid Sardar, a trustee of the Islamic Network, has been reported to police over the posts, which said that homosexuals should be "destroyed by fire" and "stoned to death" 20 Aug 14


34 Northamptonshire Police investigated for misuse of social media

Social media and the police

Two special constables in Northampton resigned after they were pictured on Facebook in a "compromising position", new information has shown 20 Aug 14



Support the Peter Tatchell Foundation

Ride out for human rights

The Foundation exists to fund the campaigning work of Peter Tatchell, and this year you can help by joining us for a leisurely bike ride of around 8 miles from Tavistock Sq, WC1H 9H . Tickets £20
- Sun 14 Sep 2014
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20 Aug 14


Gay pride proposal leads to 'living in the dark ages' row
Craigmore Vaiduct
A row has broken out after a proposal to light-up a Craigmore Viaduct in rainbow colours for Newry Pride Festival was defeated. Sinn Fein, who put forward the idea at Newry and Mourne council meeting, have accused opposition councillors of "living in the dark ages" 20 Aug 14



Smithsonian adds gay rights history to museum collection

Will and Grace at The Smithsonian Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of LGBT people are being added to the Smithsonian Institution's collection in Washington, including items from the popular TV show Will and Grace 20 Aug 14



Robin Williams struggles with being gay in one of his final roles

Robin Williams plays a gay man

Boulevard stars Williams as a married man who confronts his sexuality late in life. While this is certainly not the first time Williams played gay on screen, it's certainly the most disturbing 20 Aug 14


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Elton John distances himself from UKIP
Elton John has denied supporting any political party following claims by UKIP leader Nigel Farage that the singer could back his party 19 Aug 14

Nigel Evans calls for anonymity for suspects after Cliff Richard sex claim

Nigel Evans

Gay Tory MP Nigel Evans has renewed calls for suspects in sex offence cases to remain anonymous until they are found guilty
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Kings Cross Steelers head to Sydney for the Bingham Cup

Kings Cross Steelers heading to Sydney

From 24 to 31 August 2014, teams from over 15 countries will come together for the Bingham Cup, the bi-annual international gay/inclusive rugby tournament
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LGF Community Hub will open for Manchester's Big Weekend

LGF Community Hub

Manchester Pride is working with The Lesbian and Gay Foundation to offer thousands attending the Big Weekend a series of free services designed to refresh, recharge and reconnect during the Bank Holiday festival
- 22-25 Aug 19 Aug 14



Lesbians 'significantly more likely' to orgasm than straight females

Lesbian kiss

Lesbian women had a much higher probability of orgasm (75%) than either heterosexual women, at 62%, or bisexual women, at 58% 19 Aug 14



Mr Gay Hong Kong pageant turns ugly in sponsorship row

Mr Gay Hong Kong pageant turns ugly in sponsorship row Gay-friendly business network Pink Dollar, a long-time supporter of the six-year-old contest, has pulled out of a planned HK$40,000 sponsorship arrangement in a dispute over naming rights 19 Aug 14


Gay-bashing Neo-Nazi Russian gangster gets five years


Nicknamed The Hatchet, best known for leading a group that filmed themselves violently humiliating and harassing young gay men, has been sentenced to five years in prison for making a video of himself beating and torturing a gay Iraqi man 19 Aug 14


Anti-gay Inter-Religious Council in Uganda paralysed by withdrawal of USAID

Inter-Religious Council in Uganda paralysed by withdrawal of USAID

USAID had withdrawn funding of millions of dollars for the anti-gay church organization that played a vital role in the anti homosexuality laws and milieu of Uganda 19 Aug 14



Expendables 3 characters played by Arnie and Jet Li are gay, says director


Patrick Hughes confirms same-sex relationship between characters played by Schwarzenegger and Jet Li in the third film of Sylvester Stallone's action franchise 19 Aug 14


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3,000 people have entered into civil partnershipsin Ireland
By the end of 2012, civil partnerships had been registered by 965 couples, in every county in Ireland. Now that figure has rocketed to 3,000 up to June this year, according to the Gay and
Lesbian Equality Network | 18 Aug 14

Virgin Holidays celebrate gay marriage with honeymoon giveaway

Dino and Matt win a Virgin honeymoon

Following a competition, Dino and Matt were treated to a honeymoon in Las Vegas, and will be writing a blog post on the experience when they return 18 Aug 14



Effects of stress on mental health of sexual minorities to be studied

Effects of stress on mental health of sexual minorities to be studied

The King's College London study is to look at the effects of the stress associated with being a gender and/or sexual minority on mental health and well-being
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Pride Cymru leaves a trail of glitter through Cardiff


A colourful crowd of belly dancers and drag queens gathered at Churchill Way, before dancing down Queen Street to the Hayes and making their way to Coopers Field 18 Aug 14


Weston Super Mare pull off their first ever pride

Weston Supermare pull off their first ever pride

A colourful crowd of dancers and drag queens all gathered outside the Carrot yesterday morning for the "Pride March", once the resident queens of the edge arrived at 11.30 prompt and with police presence Mona Lotte and Leslie Lush headed the crowds and all marched through the town centre directly to Grove Park


Doncaster's Gay Pride 'busiest' yet

Doncaster Pride

The free event has been at four different venues in the past eight years. Organiser Michael Bratby said he hopes it will be one of the busiest 18 Aug 14


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Northampton group to launch "straight allies" campaign

Northampton straight allies

The LGBTQ Forum, run by Northampton Borough Council, will be hosting a stand at Northampton's Umbrella Fair this weekend at The Racecourse in Northampton, to promote Straight Allies, a campaign which aims to recruit heterosexual people who believe in equality 17 Aug 14



Cleveland closes its Gay Games, passes the torch to Paris

Gay Games 2014 medal "We have spent such a magic week," Paris 2018 co-president Manuel Picaud told the crowd. "Cleveland and Akron have been so smiling, so welcoming, so open-minded. Everybody has been great" 17 Aug 14



It's OK to be gay, and have faith
I am gay and I am Christian, and to most people, that's okay, says Jonny Freeman 17 Aug 14



5 reasons being a male porn star Is less fun than it looks
On the surface, "have sex with beautiful people for money" sounds like a no-brainer, but while it can be a "dream," not enough people put emphasis on the "job" part 17 Aug 14



Orange Is the New Black's Uzo Aduba nabs Emmy

Uzo Aduba

Abuda takes the kudo for her "guest" role as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren on the Netflix comedy, its first acting award at the Emmys 17 Aug 14

Jane Lynch, gay star of Glee, wins an Emmy for Outstanding Host of Hollywood Game Night 17 Aug 14


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West Ham and Tottenham ask fans to behave at Premier League opener

David Sullivan and David Gold

David Sullivan and David Gold appeal directly to supporters: 'Racism, antisemitism and homophobia will not be tolerated' 16 Aug 14

Stephen Williams, Lib Dem Communities Minister, called for zero-tolerance



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Weston-super-Mare's inaugural Gay Pride this weekend

The parade, fronted by a drumming procession, will go down the High Street and into Grove Park, where the main event,which includes live music and children's activities, start at mid-day
- Sat 16 Aug 16 Aug 14



American Bar Association is all for LGBT employee nondiscrimination measures

American Bar Association is all for LGBT employee nondiscrimination measures The organization voted unanimously to endorse laws that protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation 16 Aug 14



Americans are changing their minds about gays at a startling pace

Americans are changing their minds about gays at a startling pace

Driven by young people coming of age in a new era and by people of all ages increasingly familiar with gays and lesbians in their families and their lives, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll:

- 75% those aged 18-29 favor same-sex marriage. 50% aged 60 and older oppose it

- 71% American adults say they know someone who's gay

- 48% said they wouldn't be upset if one of their children told them they were gay 16 Aug 14



Lebanon targets gay men in 3 raids, 45 arrests

Agha Hammam Turkish bath

Journalist Dan Littauer reports on a wave of Lebanese police raids targeting men at the Agha Hammam Turkish bath in Beirut - Why are authorities targeting poor gay men 16 Aug 14



Activists tell Sultan of Brunei, rumored buyer of the Plaza, to take a hike

Plaza Hotel NYC

They say that the sultan's implementation of a strict penal code in his country could lead to the stoning of women and gays, and that a promoter of that kind of barbarism should not be the owner of the Plaza Hotel, one of New York's key landmarks 16 Aug 14



How the advent of AIDS advanced gay rights

Man with HIV and KS

Three decades after the "gay plague" began, there is an once-unthinkable acceptance of same-sex relationships in the Western world 16 Aug 14


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Men who pretended to be teenage boys on Grindr to blackmail gay men face prison
Gloucester Crown Court heard Nathanael Foster and Adam Webb trapped two men, with one even handing over £15,000 to the pair 15 Aug 14


Restrictions on gay men donating blood outdated, says Tory MP

Gay blood donors

Michael Fabricant says lifting of 'illogical and unequal' 1980s ban could help prevent further crises in blood supply 15 Aug 14


Sir Cliff Richard denies sex attack on under-age boy in 80s

Sir Cliff Richard

The entertainer angrily denied claims he sexually assaulted a schoolboy - as police raided his £3million penthouse. The 73-year-old star was in Portugal when police swooped on his apartment in England 15 Aug 14


Deborah Gold has been appointed as Chief Executive of NAT

Deborah Gold at NAT

Deborah was Chief Executive of Galop, the LGBT anti-violence and abuse charity, from 2007 to 2013 and has also worked at Stonewall Housing, Shelter and the London Voluntary Services Council. 'The challenges of ensuring equal access to care means that there is much for the National AIDS Trust to do,' she said 15 Aug 14



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20,000 people expected to join Pride Cymru for this year's Pride

Nigel Owens who in 2013 supported the Cardiff Mardi Gras

Pride Cymru returns to Cardiff on Saturday in its annual celebration of equality and diversity. Formerly known as Cardiff's Mardi Gras, rugby referee Nigel Owens supported the parade in 2013
- Cardiff, Sat 16 Aug 15 Aug 14

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Doncaster Pride returns to the town centre

Nicola Marie Bloor

The public square on Waterdale hosts the gay celebration event - Party with the Stars - for the first time tomorrow, with X Factor 2012 finalist Nicola Marie Bloor topping the bill
- Sat 16 Aug 15 Aug 14

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Manchester woke up to a sea of red heart balloons this morning

Loveable Manchester Pride

The loveable guerrilla stunt by Manchester Pride saw 500 red balloons mysteriously floating in key city centre locations ahead of it's Big Weekend festival, which takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend
- 22-25 Aug 15 Aug 14



Great-great-grandma sets record at Gay Games 9

Ida Keeling

Ida Keeling is 99 years old.
"I'm running from old age and arthritis," the New York City great- great-grandmother quipped, as she finished the 100 meters in 59.8 seconds. The 100-104-year-old category is still up for grabs 15 Aug 14


The Greatest Gayest Sporting Event of the Year is Back!

GMFA Sports Day Prepare to toss your handbag! This year's GMFA / RVT Sports Day boasts 12 teams who shunned the chance to compete in the Commonwealth games so that they could display their prowess at the UK's premier gay games - of the silly variety
- Vauxhall, Mon 25 Aug



Victim of anti-gay hate crime sentenced to 10 years for self-defense

Luke O'Donovan

Luke O'Donovan, survivor of a homophobic attack in Atlanta, GA, was sentenced to prison on August 12 through a negotiated plea deal that he accepted in order to avoid decades in prison, simply for defending himself from a violent attack 15 Aug 14



'You can always spot a lesbian by her big thrusting chin'

Dusty Springfield

The Spectator's Roger Lewis' review of Dusty: An Intimate Portrait, by Karen Bartlett says the sexually repressed and mentally unstable singer's rise to stardom was as meteoric as her fall 15 Aug 14

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Gay couple driven from their Edinburgh home by local youths
Solicitor Daniel Donaldson, 34, said he and his partner Arran Southall, 28, have endured months of misery as their property was attacked and they were abused at their home in Edinburgh, accused of being paedophiles by local youths 14 Aug 14


Teacher receives unexpected email four years after coming out in school assembly

David Weston If David Weston ever had any doubts regarding the impact of his announcement, they were put to rest this week when he received an email from a former pupil 14 Aug 14


A magic circle of judges
Exhaustive inquiries by Crown investigators in 1992 found no evidence whatever that a so-called 'magic circle' of judges, sheriffs and advocates was conspiring to ensure that homosexual criminals were given soft-touch treatment by the courts 14 Aug 14


Gay mafia row priest booby-trapped house

Father Matthew Despard

Bishop of Motherwell Joseph Toal told a court that Father Matthew Despard (pictured) rigged up a device to shower "liquid or powder" on anyone who opened one of the doors 14 Aug 14



'Right to roam' campaigners plan protest over Manchester Pride road closures

Anal Treet

Rights of way campaigners are planning a peaceful 'tresspass' at this year's Pride festival - arguing that the organisers cannot stop them walking down Canal Street for free
-22-25 Aug


Manchester Pride 14 Aug 14



"Disney's pro-gay agenda is disturbing." says Florida newspaper

"Disney's pro-gay agenda is disturbing." says Florida newspaper

The Tampa Bay Tribune claims that Disney is pushing a "pro gay agenda" by introducing openly gay characters and couples on its children's programming 14 Aug 14


Man claims Apple Store printed homophobic slur on receipt

Apple fag Portland resident Adam Catanzarite is accusing the computer company of printing "f@g" on his receipt after a recent purchase from an Apple Store 14 Aug 14


Meet the only openly gay CEO of a Public Company

Trevor Burgess, CEO of C1 Financial (left), with his husband, Gary Hess

Trevor Burgess (left, with husband Gary Hess) will become the only openly gay CEO of a publicly traded company when his Florida bank C1 Financial Inc. debuts on the stock exchange 14 Aug 14



Bryan Higgins, 31, known among his radical faerie community as Feather, beaten to death in San Francisco 14 Aug 14

Kelly Phillips killed at Minnesota gas station by suspect former lover Lyle "Ty" Hoffman
14 Aug 14



Vicky Beeching, Christian rock star: 'I'm gay. God loves me just the way I am'

Vicky Beeching Beeching's God-fearing lyrics are sung by millions in America's Bible Belt. Here, the singer and religious commentator discusses her sexuality for the first time and reflects on the political ramifications of coming out as a lesbian 14 Aug 14


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Councillor discovers his pictures being used by troll offering gay sex for cash

Jake Morrison

Gay Liverpool Councilor Jake Morrison, 21, said it was "disturbing" that his photos had been stolen by an imposter on Grindr to solicit sex for £40 a time 13 Aug 14



Kellie Maloney shows how times have changed

Kellie Maloney

Two decades ago a boxing promoter deciding to live as a woman might have got a mixed response in the media. But perhaps the most noteworthy aspect of Kellie Maloney, formerly Frank, announcing her new identity, was an almost uniformly positive reaction 13 Aug 14

Trans activist Paris Lees walks out of BBC Newsnight recording over 'fabricated debate about trans people's right to exist' 13 Aug 14

Journalists threatened to expose Kellie Maloney and doorstepped members of her family 13 Aug 14



Eddie Izzard tribute to Robin Williams

Eddie Izzard talks about Robin Williams

The comedian and writer Eddie Izzard became friends with Robin Williams when they worked together on the film The Secret Agent. Police have confirmed that the US actor and comedian Robin Williams took his own life at his California home. He was 63 13 Aug 14

Robin Williams reads Walt Whitman, quoting the gay poet in an Apple iPad commercial 13 Aug 14



Man dies after vibrator gets stuck in rectum
Nigel Willis was rushed to Lewisham Hospital after the sex toy got stuck inside him for five days, a south London coroner's inquest heard 13 Aug 14



Nat'l Organization for Marriage claims boycott has slowed Starbucks' growth

Dump Starbuck However, Starbucks' stock has soared 55% in the two years since NOM launched the boycott 13 Aug 14



Iran's new gay executions

Iranian boys hung for sex

Abdullah Ghavami Chahzanjiru and Salman Ghanbari Chahzanjiri, were hanged in southern Iran on August 6, possibly for consensual sodomy (library picture) 13 Aug 14

Iran Human Rights strongly condemns executions 13 Aug 14


Ugandan rapper Bobi Wine denied UK travel visa

Bobi Wine

One of Uganda's most popular musicians has been denied a UK travel visa following complaints from pro-gay rights groups that the artist incites hatred in his music. The latest saga potentially endangers the singer's socially-conscious image 13 Aug 14


New infographic summarises LGBT rights around the world

LGBT Rights Around The World

Learn how LGBT rights have changed over the years and what daily life is like around the world for the LGBT community 13 Aug 14

ILGA country by country guide 13 Aug 14

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Comic legend Robin Williams found dead

Robin Williams

His portrayals of the title character in Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) and his role as gay man Armand Goldman in Birdcage (1996) will forever endear him to the LGBT community 12 Aug 14


I put a man in hospital for calling me a 'fairy'

Lionel Blair

Happily married for 47 years Lionel Blair says he is not camp but 'enthusiastic'. For years, people joked that Lionel was gay. It's been a running (rather unkind) gag on Radio 4's I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. 'It isn't nice when you have a family,' he says 12 Aug 14



'Gay venue' sign at pub causes controversy

Gay clientele only at The Bulldog

The Bulldog Tavern in Brighton has a controversial sign on the door stating: 'This is a gay venue for gay clientele and their friends only'. Resident Gavin Kinsey said "No other business would be allowed to discriminate against gay people, so what gives them the right to display the sign?" 12 Aug 14


Evan Davis and Simon Fanshawe appointed Governors of the Museum of London

Evan Davis and Simon Fanshawe

BBC presenter and journalist Evan Davis, and co-founder of Stonewall Simon Fanshawe OBE, are among four new Governors chosen for their ability to help us positively impact the lives of Londoners 12 Aug 14


Gay man assaulted former friend who disowned him, court hears
Edward Horne, 22, of Calne, Wiltshire, had been left upset when he was dropped by the victim, whom he had known since school, when he revealed his sexuality 12 Aug 14


Special Coronation Street tours in the run up to Manchester Pride

Rover's Return

Visitors who attend tours between 8-9pm dressed as one of the many iconic Coronation Street characters will receive a free souvenir photo of them posing behind the bar of the Rovers Return
- 18-22 Aug
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Uganda's President summons caucus over nullified anti-gay law


President Yoweri Museveni is set to meet his Parliamentary caucus Monday to discuss the recently nullified anti-gay Act 12 Aug 14


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Lennox Lewis backs former promoter Frank Maloney over gender change

Lennox Lewis supports Kellie Maloney

Lewis, 48, said in a statement: "This world we live in isn't always cut and dried or black and white, and coming from the boxing fraternity, I can only imagine what a difficult decision this must be for Kellie" 11 Aug 14


Man suffers homophobic abuse on Bexleyheath train
British Transport Police are appealing for information after the man suffered homophobic abuse and was assaulted on a train from Charing Cross to Bexleyheath on July 15 11 Aug 14



Lea DeLaria this year's Grand Marshal at Manchester Pride

Lea DeLaria

Star of American TV sensation, Orange is the New Black, has been announced as this year's Grand Marshal at Manchester Pride's Parade. The theme is LOVE
- 22-25 Aug 11 Aug 14


Gay Pride takes to the streets of Swindon

Swindon Pride 2014

It was the seventh year that Pride has been held in the town by Swindon's LGBT community, with the largest number of people taking part in the parade yet and a record number of stalls available to browse 11 Aug 14


Plymouth takes Pride in its sexual diversity

Pride in Plymouth

It was Pride in Plymouth's first year in the central location, and one of eight organisers, Alan Butler, said: "It has been much bigger than expected, and the volunteers have been amazing" 11 Aug 14



Claiming our past
History Month 2015 - claiming our past

LGBT History Month 2015 LGBT History Month is celebrating its 10th anniversary next February with the first National Festival of LGBT History, and an academic conference What is and how to do LGBT History?
- Launch: Tue 18 Nov 11 Aug 14



Research reveals distress of gay students on the sports field

Come Out To Play LGBT sports research

80% of school students have experienced casual homophobia in PE lessons while a quarter have been physically abused by classmates during school sporting activities, new research into depression and anxiety has found 11 Aug 14

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Official Iranian report blows the lid off the secret world of sex

Iranian boys hung for sex

Not only are young adults sexually active, with 80% of unmarried females having boyfriends ... 17% of the 142,000 students who were surveyed said that they were homosexual (library picture) 11 Aug 14


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Boxing promoter Frank Maloney reveals he is living as a woman called Kellie

Kellie Maloney

The 61-year-old father of three courageously revealed: "I have always known I was a woman. I can't keep living in the shadows." 10 Aug 14



Standing ovation as Russian team enters Gay Games

Russian Team welcomed at the Gay Games in Cleveland

The ceremony opened with an elaborate song-and-dance number set to Tina Turner's classic rendition of Proud Mary, and included singer, dancer and radio host Lance Bass, Broadway actress Andrea McArdle and the Pointer Sisters 10 Aug 14

President Obama welcomes Gay Games participants 10 Aug 14



Uganda holds first pride rally after 'abominable' anti-gay law overturned

Uganda Pride 2014

Activists gather on shores of Lake Victoria to celebrate gay pride after law that gave homosexuals life sentence is thrown out 10 Aug 14


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Gay Games 9 campaign aims to transform an ugly phrase into a beautiful statement
Gay Games adverts: That's so gay

Cleveland's Brokaw advertising agency says the purpose of the project is to win "millions of dollars of free unpaid media and international buzz" by turning a hateful phrase into a celebratory statement and showcasing the talents of participating athletes who just happen to be gay 9 Aug 14



Game that gets pupils to rate favourite TV shows on equality

Learn your LGBT ABC

A bingo-style homework project in which pupils are asked to look out for LGBT characters and references in TV shows has been developed by education experts. The game, proposed by the Sex Education Forum, encourages children as young as 11 to analyse how same-sex relationships are portrayed by the media 9 Aug 14 9 Aug 14



I'm Britain's highest paid sex worker

Josh Brandon

Gay escort Josh Brandon, from London, who earns £360,000 a year, is on a mission to revolutionise the sex industry 9 Aug 14



New memorial planned for gay veterans at Washington cemetery

LGBT Veterans Memorial

The memorial at Congressional Cemetery in Washington DC, will consist of three black granite panels standing 11 feet high and 5 feet wide, according to the National LGBT Veteran's Memorial Project 9 Aug 14


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Michael Cashman among new working peers

Michael Cashman joins the Lords

Former EastEnders actor and co-founder of Stonewall Michael Cashman CBE has been included among a list of new working peers 8 Aug 14


Lesbian PE teacher faces up to seven years in jail

Emily Fox

Emily Fox, 26, faces jail after admitting having sex with a 15-year-old student she taught at the Royal Masonic School for girls in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire 8 Aug 14


Clinic issues HIV kits to men going to gay orgies


The Burrell Street sexual health clinic in Southwark is the first in Britain to provide packs of clean syringes, spoons and thermometers in response to the rise of "chemsex" 8 Aug 14

Nick Clegg declares 'War On Drugs' can't be won in radical call reform of drug laws 8 Aug 14



Huge gay pride event is set to hit Plymouth this weekend

Plymouth Pride

Organisers are describing the event as the "first proper" gay pride parade through the city centre, which departs from the Jigsaw Garden at Drake Circus at 12.15pm
- Sat 9 Aug 8 Aug 14


Thames Water sponsor Swindon Pride main stage

Swindon Pride 2014

Marcus Collins heads the lineup for Swindon and Wiltshire Pride this weekend at Town Gardens, Quarry Road, Swindon
- Sat 9 Aug 8 Aug 14


Union J replaced by Collabro and Stooshe at Pride Cymru

Pride Cymru

Union J have cancelled their performance at Wales' biggest pride event next weekend in Cardiff. Instead they will appear on the National Lottery television show on the same evening
- Sat 16 Aug 8 Aug 14



United Church of Christ sponsoring Gay Games in Cleveland

Gay Games 2014

The United Church of Christ is the first denomination to sponsor the Gay Games, and they're doing it at a high level
- 9-16 Aug 8 Aug 14 8 Aug 14

Planners address security for fans, athletes at Gay Games 8 Aug 14



Is the Supreme Court a better friend to gay rights than women's rights?

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says there's a double standard at the court. But a look at the historical record proves otherwise 8 Aug 14



International day against Jamaica's anti-gay law

Jamaica protest Protests outside Jamaican embassies in London, New York, and Toronto coincided with Jamaican Independence Day, protesting anti-buggery laws remaining from the Colonial period 8 Aug 14


Gay activist confronts Nigeria's President on homophobic law

President Goodluck Jonathan reportedly told activist Michael Ighodaro that opponents of the law could challenge it in court 8 Aug 14



Intergalactic lesbian kiss gets Doctor Who off to a lip-smacking start

Madam Vastra

In the series opener called Deep Breath, the newly regenerated Time Lord is reunited with old faves The Paster Noster Gang who include lesbian Silurian Madame Vastra and her lover Jenny Flint 8 Aug 14


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Gay prejudice? It's still common in the workplace, says Hull study

A study by University of Hull academic Anna Einarsdóttir reveals gay people are still subjected to discrimination and harassment in many workplaces: "Until we can have a meaningful discussion about stereotyping, it will be difficult to move forward." 7 Aug 14


LGBT Consortium Annual Conference and AGM

LGBT Consortium AGM

This year's Annual Conference in Manchester explores ways for members to get the most out of the network by working together to explore new opportunities and potential projects
- Sat 4 Oct
Booking is now open 7 Aug 14


Leading public figures write letter asking Scotland to stay in UK

Tom Daley says NO More than 200 celebrities and public figures have urged Scotland to stay part of the United Kingdom, including: John Barrowman, Stanley Baxter, Simon Callow, Charlie Condou, Tom Daley, Gareth Edwards, Eddie Izzard, Sir Cliff Richard, John Sessions, David Starkey, and David Walliams



Does LGBTI Pride have a future?
Is gay identity just a phase?

Peter Tatchell: is gay identity just a phase? In a future non-homophobic society more people are likely to have gay sex but less people will identify as gay (or straight), argues Peter Tatchell 7 Aug 14



Teen sex abuse case against X-Men director Bryan Singer withdrawn

Michael Egan

Plaintiff Michael Egan (pictured) has already withdrawn cases against three other defendants, which claimed teen sex abuse at parties at Hawaii and Los Angeles mansions in 1997-1999 7 Aug 14


James Franco reveals he's living with Scott Haze

 James Franco reveals he’s living with Scott Haze

In a new interview with The New York Times, writer / director / actor James Franco spoke about his various projects. Then he casually mentioned he's living with Scott Haze, who stars in James' Child of God adaptation 7 Aug 14

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Galway Pride - Ireland

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Manchester Pride Big Weekend - Feel the love
Manchester Pride

Saturday 23 August 2014
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Saturday 23 August 2014
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Saturday 23 August 2014
Foyle Pride - Derry / Londonderry, Northern Ireland

Saturday 23 August 2014
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Jim Parsons highest paid gay actor
Jim Parsons is now TV's highest paid openly gay actor

Jim Parsons and his Big Bang Theory co-stars will earn $1 million for each of the next three seasons' 72 episodes. David Hyde Pierce was previously the highest paid gay actor, reportedly making up to $750,000 per episode when he was on Frasier 6 Aug 14


Strictly Come Dancing:
Robin Windsor pulls out over injury

Windsor - who is dating former X Factor finalist Marcus Collins - missed some weeks of the 2013 run due to back trouble. He will be replaced by Australian dancer Trent Whiddon 6 Aug 14


Tom Daley wins gold
Tom Daley wins gold in 10m platform final

England's gay diver Tom Daley comfortably claimed gold in the Commonwealth Games 10m platform with a classy performance. The 20-year-old finished with a score of 516.55 to retain the title he won at Delhi in 2010 3 Aug 14


Tom Daley and Matthew Mitcham
Openly gay divers Matthew Mitcham, Tom Daley win at Commonwealth Games

Australians Matthew Mitcham and Domonic Bedggood won the gold medal in the men's platform 10-meter synchronized diving event at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, on Friday. Britons Tom Daley and James Denny took the silver 2 Aug 14


Nicola Adams beats Michaela Walsh to Commonwealth gold

England's Nicola Adams became the first female Commonwealth Games boxing champion, by beating Northern Ireland's Michaela Walsh in the women's flyweight final in Glasgow 2 Aug 14


Paul Dillane appointed Director of UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group
Paul Dillane appointed director of Immigration Group

Paul, a Welshman living in East London, is a human rights and LGBTI activist, has become Executive Director of UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group 31 Jul 14


Fred K in Uganda
How 2 gay men live in a country where homosexuality is illegal

Two young men bravely share their experience as homosexuals in Ghana 31 Jul 14


Luke Tryl
Education secretary appoints gay rights campaigner as adviser

Nicky Morgan has appointed Luke Tryl, the head of education at gay rights charity Stonewall, as her special adviser 29 Jul 14


Ruth Hunt
Ruth Hunt is new Chief Executive of Stonewall

Ruth has been Acting CEO of the charity since February this year and before that, was Deputy Chief Executive. She joined the charity in 2005 as a Senior Policy Officer, having begun her career at the Equality Challenge Unit 28 Jul 14


Alex Salmond
Alex Salmond makes Commonwealth gay history

"Alex Salmond's statement of support for gay rights at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow is a first," said Peter Tatchell 25 Jul 14

John Barrowman plants guy-on-guy kiss and cries "equality in Scotland"

Millions around the world watching the opening ceremony of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, saw John pick up a boy dancer in a kilt and give him a big gay kiss! 24 Jul 14
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Mike Freer MP
Mike Freer MP appointed PPS to Nick Boles MP

He will support the Minister of State in covering apprenticeships at Education, and skills and enterprise at Business. Nick Boles will also oversee the implementation of equal marriage legislation 23 Jul 14


Nikki Sinclair
Ex-MEP Nikki Sinclaire charged with expenses fraud and money laundering

It is alleged that whilst serving as an MEP, transgendered Ms Sinclaire used funds paid into her bank account by the European Parliament in respect of false travelling expenses claims 23 Jul 14


Lord John Sharkey proposes gay pardons
No to gay pardons

UK Ministers last night rejected a call for convictions for homosexual acts to be posthumously disregarded. LibDem Lord Sharkey led the move after a posthumous pardon was given last year to war-time codebreaker Alan Turing 22 Jul 14


LGBT Human Rights in Africa report
Report on Human Rights for LGBT Africans published

In advance of President Barack Obama's upcoming US-Africa Leaders Summit with nearly 50 African heads of state, Human Rights First and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation released a report that provides brief country-specific overviews on the status of LGBT people in each of the continent's 54 nations | Download Report 30 Jul 14

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LGB people grow older fearing discrimination and isolation
poll shows that 48% of LGB people fear discrimination when dealing with bereavement while 55% of those over the age of 45 have no financial provision for their funeral. Shockingly, one in ten say they have experienced discrimination at a funeral or when arranging one 17 Jul 14

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Blast resources to protect boys from grooming

Resources to tackle the grooming of young men
The BLAST Project
- the UK's leading male only sexual exploitation project - has launched a range of posters and booklets, and a guide for professionals 1 Apr 14


Stonewall guide to activists worldwide

Guide for international activists
Stonewall launches a guide for equality activists worldwide on how to engage with the UK Government 10 Dec 13

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The Alan Turing (Statutory Pardon) Bill clears the Lords
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