14th June 2010
Gay author Alan Bennett loses £1,500 to pickpockets 8
6:09 PM — Alan Bennett was the target of pickpockets who stole £1,500 from him in an 'ice cream scam'. The gay author, 76, was shopping for food in Camden Town, London, where he lives with his long-term partner Rupert Thomas, 43.
Kelly and Sharon Osbourne shout down anti-gay protesters 13
5:50 PM — Kelly and Sharon Osbourne joined Los Angeles Pride yesterday and took to their microphones to tell anti-gay protesters where to go.
US Marines charged with beating gay man who ‘winked’ at them
5:42 PM — Two US Marines have been charged with misdemeanor battery after allegedly hitting a gay man they claimed winked at them.
HIV charities ‘very concerned’ by threat to local funding 11
4:23 PM — HIV charities National AIDS Trust and Terrence Higgins Trust have warned that vital HIV services may be cut in the government's plans to save money. Communities secretary Eric Pickles announced in a written ministerial statement last week that the AIDS Support Grant will not be ringfenced this year.
California’s gay marriage trial to end soon 4
4:15 PM — The judge presiding over California's trial on the legality of a gay marriage ban is expected to hear closing arguments this week. Judge Vaughn Walker has scheduled a full day of arguments on Wednesday, which will be the final step before he makes a verdict.
Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell rejected again from Downing Street 81
2:14 PM — This week's Pride reception at Downing Street will see gay charity heads, campaigners, businessmen and celebrities flock to shake new prime minister David Cameron's hand - but not the man who is arguably Britain's most famous gay rights campaigner.
Jobs may be lost as Crusaid and THT merge 23
12:05 PM — HIV charities Crusaid and Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) are to merge. Crusaid chief executive Jordan Hay said the recession had caused a "decrease" in income and the merger would save the charity's hardship fund.