12th July 2010
Glasgow gay centre: funding axed and boss suspended after financial inquiry
5:51 PM — The boss of a Glasgow gay centre has been suspended from the Labour party after evidence of serious financial irregularities was uncovered. The Castro centre, headed by Labour councillor Ruth Black and her partner Jeanie McDougall, has also had its council funding of £50,000 suspended, meaning it is likely to close down.
Thousands enjoy Bournemouth’s Wild West-themed Pride 1
5:18 PM — Thousands of people enjoyed the four-day Pride celebrations and parade in Bournemouth last week. The event, named Bourne Free, started in 2004 and had a Wild West theme this year.
Small Muslim protest fails to hinder Derby Pride 19
4:38 PM — The third Derby Pride festival proceeded peacefully this weekend despite a small group of Muslim protesters. The 14-strong group held up placards urging marchers to change their lives but were largely drowned out by the colourful parade.
Castleford rugby club bans three fans for Gareth Thomas abuse 2
3:33 PM — Castleford Tigers rugby club said on Friday it had banned three fans for shouting homophobic abuse at Welsh player Gareth Thomas. The club was fined £40,000 by the Rugby Football League for the incident.
Research suggests ‘late-blooming lesbians’ may change sexual orientation 23
2:26 PM — A study of lesbians who have left long-term heterosexual relationships suggests that many may have switched sexual orientation in the middle of their lives.
US Presbyterian Church leaders approve non-celibate gay clergy 1
1:55 PM — Presbyterian Church leaders in the US have approved a policy change which would allow non-celibate gay church members in committed relationships to become clergy.
Gay basketball star John Amaechi becomes LGBT History Month patron
11:35 AM — Former NBA basketball player John Amaechi has become a patron of LGBT History Month. The trained psychologist said he hoped to be a visible role model to young people.
Warning to gay and bisexual men over ‘nasty’ new strain of chlamydia 11
11:03 AM — A new strain of chlamydia that may make it easier to catch HIV is becoming "widespread" among gay and bisexual men, a sexual health charity has warned.
Anti-gay preacher arrested for ‘homophobic’ election leaflets 46
10:47 AM — A Christian street preacher has been arrested for distributing leaflets which allegedly said gay men and lesbians should be "locked up".