6th July 2010
Review: Trans at London Pride 20
5:25 PM — Fun, impressive, exciting, inspiring – but Pride London still has a way to go if it wants to bring the transgender community back into the fold, writes Jane Fae.
Supreme Court to rule on UK’s ‘discretion’ policy for gay asylum seekers 5
5:03 PM — The Supreme Court will issue a decision tomorrow on a test case on the UK's policy of telling gay and lesbian asylum seekers to go home and be discreet.
Liverpool Pride unveils acoustic acts 1
4:35 PM — Liverpool Pride has released its line-up of acoustic acts for the festival next month. Cocabella, Last Choir Standing and Connie Lush are among the artists who will play the event.
Lesbian and gay lawyers ‘deterred from becoming judges’
3:52 PM — Research has has suggested that the judiciary is failing to represent lesbian and gay people. According to a study by LGBT lawyers' network Interlaw, a perception of hostility to out gay judges, judicial culture and the isolation of the job puts gay and lesbian lawyers off becoming judges.
Jeremy Clarkson offends gays with ‘I demand the right not to be bummed’ joke 58
3:11 PM — Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has been criticised for a remark about homosexuality. The exchange was cut from Sunday night's BBC2 show, but was revealed by his guest Alistair Campbell.
Anti-Pope protesters urged to show tolerance 74
2:15 PM — The prime minister's special representative for Pope Benedict's visit to the UK says protesters should show restraint. Chris Patten, a former governor of Hong Kong and Tory minister, also said the taxpayer's share of the costs of the visit had risen to £12 million, excluding security.
Comment: Beyond gay and straight 10
1:13 PM — Saturday's gay pride parade in London celebrated 40 years since the formation of the Gay Liberation Front in Britain. This was a watershed moment in British queer history. For the first time, thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people stopped hiding in the closet and suffering in silence.
Stonewall publishes guide to gay-friendly universities 12
11:51 AM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has published an online guide which rates UK universities on how gay-friendly they are. The guide tells prospective students what measures institutions take to make them feel welcome, such as whether there is an LGBT society and what diversity training staff are given.
George Michael arrested after crashing car into shop
11:07 AM — Gay singer George Michael was arrested early on Sunday morning after crashing his car into a shop in Hampstead, north London. He was thought to be returning from London Pride.