20 September 2006US big banks recognised for LGBT achievements + JPMorgan Chase and PriceWaterhouseCoopers both received a prestigious 'Outie' Award last week from Out Equal Workplace Advocates for advancing a safe and equitable workplace for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) professionals.This year's Out and Equal Workplace Awards were presented during the 16th Annual Out Equal Workplace Summit, where a record-setting 1,723 attendees gathered to share best practices on how to achieve workplace equality for LGBT employees.
20 September 2006Launch of LGBT Youth Council + A new LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) youth council has been launched to give young people the chance to influence key decision makers across the capital.The London LGBT Youth Council, a project funded by Comic Relief and managed by the Consortium of LGBT Voluntary Community Organisations, is set to open its doors to all LGBT people, aged 13 to 25 who live, work or study in London this week.
20 September 2006Minister for Police pledges support for anti-gay hatred law 7 Home office minister Tony McNulty is promising to review the lack of a law to stop the incitement of anti-gay hatred.The Minister for Police, Security and Community Safety made his pledge on a visit to the offices of PinkNews.co.uk's media partners 3SIXTY in Brighton.
20 September 2006Bisexual MP encourages community links 19 Liberal Democrat politicians must re-engage with local communities to have a chance of overtaking Labour in the polls, the party President warned today.Speaking at the party's annual conference in Brighton, Simon Hughes, the bisexual politician, discussed the Liberal Democrat electoral successes over the last twelve months in local and by-elections and expressed a desire to see politicians engaging with people at a local level and dealing with issues that affect their everyday lives.
20 September 2006Fears over anti gay pact. 57 Anglican bishops from developing countries are expected to agree on a pact this week condemning the ordination of gay clergy, according to Nigeria's Archbishop.The church of Nigeria's standing committee led by Peter Akinola in a message to the country said: ''The Church affirms our commitment to the total rejection of the evil of homosexuality which is a perversion of human dignity''.
20 September 2006Dis-Orientations: A Chinese gay revolution? + A new play in London aims to tell the tale of modernisation and self-expression in developing areas of China, PinkNews.co.uk's Marc Shoffman asks if this production can help challenge the country's taboo attitude towards homosexuality."We will have to turn the lights down on the gay sex scene," Dis-Orientations' artistic director Michael Walling admits when asked if his new play, which attempts to merge Chinese Opera and British theatre, would work in China.
21 September 2006British students protest for LGBT rights in Uganda. 2 The National Union of Students (NUS) is organising an emergency demonstration outside the Ugandan embassy this week over continued persecution of the LGBT community within the country.The NUS LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) led campaign will be handing a letter of protest to the Ugandan embassy calling on the country to respect equality and freedom.
21 September 2006LibDems urged to encourage gay MPs 19 The Liberal Democrats must include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) MPs in their commitment to equality and making the party more representative, campaigners have warned.Speaking at the party's annual conference in Brighton this week, Ben Summerskill, chief executive of gay charity Stonewall told a fringe meeting of DELGA, the LibDem's LGBT lobby group, that a motion passed by members to improve the representation of women, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities, should also cover the gay community.
21 September 2006Conference to address “hidden” HIV poverty link + Links between extreme poverty and HIV will be addressed today at a conference aimed at combating what campaigners are calling a "hidden problem''.The conference will bring together social workers, welfare workers, and staff from the HIV sector.
21 September 2006South Korea tips gay film for Oscar success + South Korea has only recently taken homosexuality off its list of "unacceptable social acts," but now the conservative country has picked a gay themed production as its Foreign Language Film submission for next year's Oscars.The film, King and Clown, has been a surprise hit in South Korea selling over 12 million tickets, and now it hopes to follow the success of gay themed cowboy movie Brokeback Mountain which proved a hit at the Academy Awards this year.
21 September 2006Japan pushed to uphold gay rights + A move to eliminate "sexual orientation" from a Japanese city's groundbreaking antidiscrimination ordinance would be a damaging blow to the cause of full equality, gay activists at Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a letter to the city's mayor this week.The city assembly of Miyakonojo has begun debating the proposed changes week but Scott Long, director of HRW's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights programme warned that equality should never be taken away.
21 September 2006Scotland less equal for LGBT 1 The Scottish Executive has backtracked on gay hate crime legislation , according to Scottish LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) group Equality NetworkEquality Network highlights that in October 2004 the Scottish Executive's Working Group on Hate Crime recommended to the Executive that they should introduce a 'statutory aggravation' so that a crime motivated by hate on grounds of sexual orientation, would be treated as an aggravated crime, and sentenced accordingly.
21 September 2006Russian transgender’s killer sentenced to life 4 A transgender woman was stabbed to death by a man whom had left a gay club with him, the St Petersburg Times reports.Lucas McCauley, 30, frequented a well known gay and transgender club dressed as a woman named Reshae.The murder was being considered as a possible hate crime.
22 September 2006”Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ students prevented from enlisting + Nine people were charged with trespassing yesterday after staging a sit-in protest when four openly gay college students weren't allowed to enlist in the U.S.
22 September 2006Tutu criticises church’s gay opposition 2 One of Christianity's most high profile figures has criticised the Anglican Church for its conservative attitude towards the ordination of gay clergy.An authorised biography on Nobel peace prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu, reveals the church leader was shocked by the Episcopal denomination's reaction to the appointment of gay bishop Gene Robinson in 2003.
22 September 2006Japanese city amends pro-gay law despite protests + A Japanese city has amended a rare local law protecting homosexuals from discrimination, despite protests from activists who said the law was being watered down to exclude the gay community.The step coincides with efforts by conservative lawmakers, including the next prime minister, Shinzo Abe, to revive respect for traditional family values they fear are being eroded in modern society.
22 September 2006USA: compulsory AIDS tests for teenagers and adults + In a major shift of policy, the USA federal government recommended yesterday that all teenagers and most adults have H.I.V.
22 September 2006Gay comedian saves life in pier drama + Gay comedian Alan Carr, star of the Friday Night Project yesterday helped to save a man's life after he was about to jump from Blackpool Pier.Alan Carr along with tap dancing legend Lionel Blair had been filming an End-of-the Pier show in the North Pier's Sun Lounge when they heard the commotion before rushing to the scene to help.
22 September 2006Latvia legislates in favour of gays and lesbians at work 1 Latvian legislators have endorsed a ban on sexual discrimination against gay men and lesbians in the workplace, reversing an earlier decision that earned them sharp criticism at home and abroad, Agence France-Presse reports.This decision reverses a failed vote to ban discrimination in the workplace against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered people (LGBT) in June.
22 September 2006LA LGBT victory over Buju Banton 7 The LGBT community has again ensured the cancellation of a gig by murder music advocate Buju Banton.Following reports earlier this week on PinkNews that pressure was growing to cancel Buju Banton's gig in Boulder Colorado, a Los Angeles nightclub has now led the way by scrapping a scheduled performance by the Jamaican reggae star.
Articles from September 2006
- Poll: 7 in 10 Russians are against the ‘justification and display of homosexuality’13
- Portugal: Parliament grants same-sex couples some adoption rights2
- Comment: Dear Philip Hammond, equal marriage might upset people, but it is worth it for equality7
- Italian Chamber of Deputies President: ‘Macho culture reduces gay people to caricatures’1
- US: Mixed martial arts fighter suspended for tweeting the word ‘fag’3
- Sunderland Football Club flies rainbow flag in support of IDAHOT2
- Scotland: Trans woman threatened with ban from shopping centre for using ladies’ toilets6
- National AIDS Trust: ‘Passing equal marriage will help in the fight against the UK’s HIV epidemic’2
- France: Final marriage equality hurdle passed as Constitutional Council approves bill19
- Turkey urged to broadcast Eurovision following TV station cancellation over lesbian kiss+
- Video: Finland's pro-equal marriage Eurovision entrant stages lesbian kiss and gets into final11
- Daniel Radcliffe: When filming Kill Your Darlings, I was given 'step-by-step' gay sex scene instructions6
- Uma Thurman to star in biopic as anti-gay campaigner Anita Bryant 12
- Philip Hammond: 'No great demand for gay marriage and it's upsetting vast numbers of people'62
- Study: Audiences don't mind gay actors playing straight roles 11
- ILGA-Europe releases 2013 European LGBT rights map 48
- Channel 4 Big Breakfast creator Charlie Parsons acquires global dating site Gaydar3
- Georgia: IDAHOT rally attacked by thousands of violent protesters12
- Government to consider abolishing civil partnerships or opening up to straight couples 64
- Texas: Anti-trans marriage law gains Senate approval 6
- Tory MP Nadine Dorries: 'The gay marriage bill is taking the sex out of marriage'89
- US: Minnesota Republican moved to tears over 'heartbreaking' same-sex marriage bill73
- Bret Easton Ellis slams GLAAD and says gay basketball player Jason Collins treated like a 'baby panda'65
- Government to consider abolishing civil partnerships or opening up to straight couples64
- US Radio host: Gay news websites are covered with porn that is turning teens gay62
- Philip Hammond: 'No great demand for gay marriage and it's upsetting vast numbers of people'62
- Lib Dem MP Sarah Teather tells Catholic newspaper 'I never went into politics to tackle equal marriage'59
- Tory MP David Burrowes: 'I'm not anti-gay; I'm just pro-marriage'57
- Christians called to pray at Parliament in opposition to equal marriage bill56
- New Zealand: B&B owner says 'not in my home' to lesbian couple56
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