19th September 2009
Serbian police ‘cancel’ Belgrade Pride despite assurances it would be protected 24
3:43 PM — It has been claimed that Serbian police this morning effectively cancelled permission for tomorrow's Belgrade pride to be held in its planned city centre location.
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Indonesian bylaw that endorses stoning to death for adultery and caning of up to 100 lashes for homosexuality should be repealed immediately.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.
17th September 2009
Meeting scheduled to deal with East End gay attacks 16
5:41 PM — A cross-party meeting is being held in Shoreditch, east London, after a reported spate of anti-gay attacks in the area.
Gay celebrity couple to appear on The Newlywed Game 9
5:13 PM — A gay couple will appear on US TV show The Newlywed Game for the first time. Former Star Trek actor George Takei and his husband, Brad Altman, wed in California last year while gay marriage was briefly legal.
Comment: We should be exposing and ridiculing the BNP, not banning it 25
4:41 PM — Much fuss has been made about whether we should ban the British National Party from appearing on Question Time and the Trades Union Congress now wants to bar anyone who is a member of the party from working in the public sector.
EU opposes Lithuania’s ‘Section 28′ homosexuality law 27
3:29 PM — The European Union today voted to adopt a resolution criticising a recent law passed by Lithuania which prohibits any mention of homosexuality in schools or in media accessible by young people.
Video: Teenage girl’s plea for gay marriage 10
2:40 PM — A video of a 16-year-old girl's speech at her gay parents' wedding is becoming an internet sensation. Chelsea Montgomery-Duban addressed the crowds at her dads' wedding last October with a tearful speech on how marriage is about love, not gender.
Ask a lawyer: Should I make a will? 9
1:55 PM — Gay couples, whether they are in civil partnerships or not, should view making a will as an essential task, legal experts say. Here, a lawyer from Russell Jones & Walker answers some basic questions on inheritance.
Man beaten in homophobic attack 6
1:31 PM — A Somerset man is recovering after being assaulted by three men in a homophobic attack. Police said he was working by the riverbank at Hankridge Way, Taunton, at 9.30pm on Tuesday, September 8th.
Football Association chief promises to prioritise tackling homophobia
1:22 PM — Football Association chairman Lord Triesman has promised to make tackling homophobia in the game a priority.
Survey: Two-thirds of gay men have had an HIV test 1
11:13 AM — Research has suggested that two in three gay men have been tested for HIV, a number which has risen since 2002. However, it also found that almost half of men having casual sex in the last year never discuss HIV status with partners.
Scottish would-be gay minister withdraws candidacy 11
10:29 AM — An openly gay man who was nominated to train as a Church of Scotland minister has withdrawn his candidacy. The man, named as Dmitri Ross, is in a civil partnership. He was nominated this month by Hamilton Presbytery.
16th September 2009
Stonewall seeks ‘gay leaders of the future’ 10
5:45 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall is seeking the "lesbian, gay and bisexual leaders of the future" to apply for its 2009 Leadership Programme.