2nd July 2010
London Pride afterparties
5:08 PM — After tomorrow's London Pride parade, speeches and acts, a number of afterparties are taking place across the capital. The official afterparty is Liberation at Koko in Camden, where the crowd will be entertained by fire-breathing, stilt-walking drag queens, dancers, acrobats and a surprise PA.
Equality minister Lynne Featherstone says government is ‘100% committed to gay rights’ 22
4:50 PM — Lynne Featherstone, the Liberal Democrat junior equality minister, has said the coalition government is "100 per cent" committed to "full" LGBT equality.
Julianne Moore supports gay marriage 2
4:07 PM — Julianne Moore, the actress who starred in gay love story A Single Man, has called for full marriage equality in the US. The star is supporting national campaigns, as well as those in her hometown of New York, to give the right to gay couples.
Large-scale survey to explore bisexuality in the workplace 12
3:54 PM — One of the largest-scale surveys on bisexuality in the the workplace is now underway. The research is being carried out by American learning and development expert Heidi Green and will take into account workers predominantly in the UK and US.
London 2012 Olympics to sell special ‘gay’ pin badges 10
2:50 PM — The organising committee of the London 2012 Olympic Games is to sell special pin badges aimed at LGBT people. The £5 badges will be the first in a series highlighting the six 'strands of diversity' and feature the 2012 Games' logo against a rainbow flag.
London girls’ school ‘asked theatre company to remove gay scenes’ 18
1:52 PM — A private girls' school in London has been accused of discrimination after it asked a visiting theatre company to cut out references to homosexuality.
Human Rights Watch apologises to Peter Tatchell
1:25 PM — Human Rights Watch has apologised to gay activist Peter Tatchell for "inappropriate" remarks about him. The remarks were made by HRW LGBT head Scott Long. Mr Tatchell said he had not threatened legal action.
Doctors declare ‘gay cure’ therapies harmful 77
11:31 AM — The annual meeting of the British Medical Association has declared that therapies to 'cure' gay people of homosexuality are harmful. Research published last year found that a sixth of registered British therapist and psychiatrists have attempted to "cure" patients of homosexuality.
Irish parliament approves civil partnerships bill 28
11:06 AM — Irish politicians have passed a bill granting gay and lesbians couples the right to civil partnerships. The bill passed in the Dail yesterday without a vote and justice minister Dermot Ahern said the move reflected change in Irish society.
Boris Johnson to lead London Pride parade again 22
10:16 AM — Mayor of London Boris Johnson will reprise his role at the head of London's Pride parade tomorrow, PinkNews.co.uk can reveal. He will be joined at the front of the march by former Gay Liberation Front members such as Peter Tatchell.