29 November 2006Positively promoting the L-Word + Gay charity Stonewall is attempting to foster a new generation of confident and open business leaders in the workplace.
29 November 2006December Pink News out now + December's The Pink News looks forward to more positive laws for all members of the gay community in the next year.There is also an exclusive article on our visit to Stonewall's latest leadership training programme.Download a pdf version of the magazine by clicking here.
29 November 2006Social care expert named HIV group Chair + The National AIDS Trust has announced the appointment of social care expert Dame Denise Platt as its new Chair.Dame Denise takes up her role as Chair at an important time for the National AIDS Trust (NAT) in the lead up to World AIDS Day 1 December.She will be succeeding Dame Ruth Runciman, who has served as Chair of the NAT for the past six years and will continue to support the organisation as an ambassador.
29 November 2006Comment: Gay and lesbian identity is doomed 3 Gay activist Peter Tatchell calls for an end to the gay-straight divideThis month has been Queer Awareness Month at many universities across Britain, with four weeks of stalls, debates and films to promote queer human rights.
29 November 2006Gay charity success at National Volunteer Awards + A leading London LGBT hate crime charity has won an award for its success in the voluntary IT sector.Lenna Cumberbatch from Galop, which is the Capital's largest gay charity for victims of hate crime, scored runner up for Best IT Volunteer 2006 for her work developing Galop's office computer infrastructure over the last two years.
29 November 2006Gay community attacks “deplorable” Christian ad 19 PinkNews.co.uk ExclusiveA newspaper advert taken out by Christian groups against the Sexual Orientation Regulations has been described as "ludicrous" and "deplorable" by gay campaigners.Yesterday's Times newspaper featured an advert from a group of Christian leaders calling themselves Coherent and Cohesive Voice, urging followers to write to Communities Secretary Ruth Kelly and equality minister Meg Munn to oppose the new equality laws and seek religious exemptions.
29 November 2006Government provides HIV cash boost to gay community 1 An extra Ł1m is to be invested in work to tackle the rise in HIV cases amongst gay men and African communities in this country, Public Health Minister Caroline Flint announced today.The money will be used by the Terrence Higgins Trust and African HIV Policy Network on projects to strengthen HIV prevention and reduce transmission rates amongst these most at risk groups.
29 November 2006Government slams “wild speculation” over gay laws 18 PinkNews.co.uk ExclusiveMinisters involved in drawing up the incoming Sexual Orientation Regulations have called for calm after a series of outburst by religious groups and leaders regarding the new laws.The legislation, due in the New Year for Northern Ireland, and April 2007 for the rest of the UK, guarantees equality in the provision of goods and services for all sexual orientations, prompting outrage from religious groups.
29 November 2006Pope uses gay translator for Turkish delight + The Pope will be preaching a message of tolerance, respect and peace as he travels around Turkey this week, but he may even find his own values tested when he meets his interpreter, an Italian gay icon.According to reports, actress Serra Yilmaz, has been drafted in to help the pontiff build bridges with Turkey's Muslim community.Yilmaz has appeared in gay-interest films such as His Secret Life and Harem Suare
29 November 2006Irish gays await civil partnerships 1 Gay and lesbian couples will be given the right to civil partnership style unions, according to a report unveiled by the government.Ireland's cabinet has been considering same sex unions this week and has come up with a registration system, but the State has refused to allow gay marriage.
29 November 2006Canada to debate gay marriage 1 Canada will revisit its laws on same sex marriage next week.A debate on same sex marriage will start on Monday in the country's Parliament after a manifesto pledge from Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper that a debate on banning gay marriage in Canada would be held.Mr Harper announced in his manifesto that there would be a free vote on the issue.
30 November 2006Dawn raids target homophobia + Five hundred police officers raided addresses and arrested perpetrators of domestic, race hate and homophobic crimes across the capital this morning.The dawn raids are one part of a two-week initiative to put the fear back onto the offenders, and encourage victims to report crimes.The number of domestic violence incidents reported to police in 2005/06 was over 108, 000, with 24% of incidents accounting for all reported violence and 20% of all murders.
30 November 2006Deputy PM defends gay rights laws 18 Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott is often accused of not having much relevance in government, but yesterday he took a stand for gay rights.Representing Tony Blair at Prime Minister's questions, Mr Prescott backed the incoming Sexual Orientation Regulations amid criticism from a Northern Ireland MP.
30 November 2006Gay MEP attacks ‘un-Christian’ Church equality reaction 18 PinkNews.co.uk ExclusiveLabour MEP Michael Cashman has joined government condemnation of remarks made by Christian leaders regarding the new Sexual Orientation Regulations.Former EastEnder turned politician, Mr Cashman, the head of the European Parliament's Intergroup on Lesbian and Gay Rights, described comments by the Catholic Archbishop of Birmingham, Vincent Nichols, and the Bishop of Rochester, Michael Nazir-Ali, as well as a controversial advert in the Times, as "totally un-Christian."
30 November 2006US Jews to discuss gay behaviour 3 The Jewish Conservative Movement in the US is preparing for a vote on the issue of gay rabbis and same sex marriage next week with members of the community predicting that ordination and unions will be given the nod.It comes in reaction to rabbinical students pushing for "ordination regardless of orientation" and many rabbis coming out or performing same sex ceremonies despite a ban.
30 November 2006Thai military amends gay view but upholds ban + The gay and transgender community will no longer be viewed as mentally ill by the Thai military, but are still unfit for service, a court has ruled.The country's Central Administration Court made the decision after transsexual Samart Meecharoen complained about the policy claiming it incites discrimination and hatred.
30 November 2006Gay marriage laws sealed in South Africa 10 South Africa's gay marriage laws have been given the final seal of approval after the country's Vice-President signed off on the bill.In a low key process, reflecting the controversial nature of the law, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka signed the bill while President Thabo Mbeki was away in Nigeria.
30 November 2006Military veterans appeal Pentagon’s gay ban + Fourteen senior retired military leaders have filed a brief urging the First Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse a lower court ruling regarding the federal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ban on lesbian, gay and bisexual service members.The brief was filed on November 22 2006 in support of the plaintiffs in Cook v.
30 November 2006European Parliament rejects gay discrimination claims + The European Parliament's Bureau has rejected accusations that it has ignored anti-discrimination policies regarding sexual orientation.The department was criticised by the International Lesbian and Gay Association after a draft resolution of the European Parliament's Secretariat, the administrative arm of the political body, had initially included sexual orientation, but was later amended.
30 November 2006PinkNews leads opposition to Christian ad 18 PinkNews.co.uk ExclusiveAn anti-gay advert from Christian groups in the Times on Tuesday has already prompted an influx of complaints to the advertising watchdog as a result of a campaign launched by PinkNews.co.uk.The gay community reacted with outrage earlier this week after a group of Christian leaders calling themselves Coherent and Cohesive Voice, placed an advert in the newspaper accusing the government of taking away "freedom of conscience" through the new Sexual Orientation Regulations.
Articles from November 2006
- US church tells PinkNews: Equal marriage is to blame for violent Woolwich murder2
- US Boy Scouts President: Allowing gay boy scouts would be ‘the right decision’+
- Peter Tatchell: ‘I may disagree with David Cameron on austerity, but on equal marriage I salute him’+
- Ukraine: Gay pride rally cancelled by court for fear that it will spark violence+
- Cornwall: Tory deputy chair Sarah Newton defends abstaining in equal marriage Commons vote11
- Sir Gerald Howarth: ‘I should have used ‘militant’ rather than ‘aggressive’ to describe the ‘homosexuality community’23
- Lib Dem MP John Pugh criticised for voting against equal marriage bill — Simon Hughes and Tim Fallon abstained14
- Tory MP Sir Gerald Howarth defends ‘aggressive homosexual community’ equal marriage slur56
- Columnist Richard Godwin: Does Tory MP Sir Gerald Howarth ‘dream that everyone in Soho wants to bum him?’10
- David Cameron called ‘marriage wrecker’ and warned of ‘long battle’ over equal marriage in House of Lords47
- US church blames Woolwich suspected terror killing on UK acceptance of gay people44
- Tory MP Sir Gerald Howarth defends 'aggressive homosexual community' equal marriage slur 56
- David Cameron called 'marriage wrecker' and warned of 'long battle' over equal marriage in House of Lords47
- Seven amusing and shocking things we learned during the equal marriage debate7
- Columnist Richard Godwin: Does Tory MP Sir Gerald Howarth 'dream that everyone in Soho wants to bum him?' 10
- US church blames Oklahoma tornado on gay basketball player Jason Collins56
- Sir Gerald Howarth: 'I should have used 'militant' rather than 'aggressive' to describe the 'homosexuality community'23
- Canada lifts lifetime ban on gay men giving blood, but they can only donate if celibate for five years24
- US radio host: Employers should be allowed to discriminate against gays who 'display their lifestyle'45
- Lib Dem MP John Pugh criticised for voting against equal marriage bill -- Simon Hughes and Tim Fallon abstained14
- London: Gay couple threatened with death in violent late night homophobic assault141
- Government considers watered down same-sex marriage bill to minimise Tory rebellion133
- Tory MP Gerald Howarth: 'There are plenty in the aggressive homosexual community who want more than just same-sex marriage'94
- France: Far right activist commits suicide in Notre Dame following legalisation of equal marriage93
- Philip Hammond: 'No great demand for gay marriage and it's upsetting vast numbers of people'73
- Government to consider abolishing civil partnerships or opening up to straight couples68
- Norman Tebbit: David Cameron has 'f**** things up' with his equal marriage bill66
- David Cameron: Gay teenagers will stand that bit taller following equal marriage vote62
- Lib Dem Deputy Leader Simon Hughes: 'Marriage should be between one man and one woman'58
- US church blames Oklahoma tornado on gay basketball player Jason Collins56
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