18th September 2009
Gay MP Adam Price will not stand at next election 3
6:16 PM — Openly gay Plaid Cymru MP Adam Price has confirmed that he will be stepping down at the next election. Price, who came 37th in this years poll of most influential LGBT people in politics, announced in a statement today that he intends to take up a year-long Fulbright scholarship in the United States.
Amnesty calls for repeal of new anti-gay laws in Indonesia 15
5:37 PM — Amnesty International has demanded that a new Indonesian bylaw that endorses stoning to death for adultery and caning of up to 100 lashes for homosexuality should be repealed immediately.
Political leaders in Belgrade make plea for non violent Pride
4:54 PM — Political leaders have today warned right-wing extremists not to resort to violence ahead of Belgrade's gay pride parade. The Pride march will be the first one held for a decade after violent scenes caused the event to be cancelled last time it was held.
Plans underway for London’s first ever LGBT Tourist Information Office 12
3:24 PM — Plans have been unveiled which will provide LGBT tourists and London's community with its first ever purpose built LGBT tourist information office.
GayGames 2010 set to be biggest yet as record numbers of LGBT athletes apply 8
2:15 PM — More than 1,700 athletes and artists from across the world have now registered to take part in next year’s Gay Games being held in Cologne, Germany from 31 July.
Clampdown on “thinspiration” sites will help gay men 8
1:41 PM — Psychiatrists have called on the government to address the soaring numbers of websites which promote anorexia and bulimia as a lifestyle choice rather than an eating disorder. More than 15% of gay or bisexual men had at some time suffered anorexia, bulimia or binge-eating disorder, or at least certain symptoms of those disorders, compared with less than five percent of heterosexual men.
Sir Elton may be able to care for ‘baby Lev’ after all 5
1:10 PM — Sir Elton John has been given new hope in his bid to adopt a Ukrainian toddler after it was announced that he could look after 14 month of toddler 'Lev'. Authorities have come up with a compromise that would allow him to raise the child in the UK.
Parents’ anger over trans girl 184
12:18 PM — A 12-year-old pupil is set to become one of the youngest people to transistion in the world after her parents decided to allow her to return to school as a girl.