26th August 2010
Village Drinks to celebrate fifth birthday on Friday
9:36 PM — The UK's leading social community for gays and lesbians, Village Drinks, is to celebrate its fifth birthday in London this Friday, at a huge rooftop summer party at the Kensington Roof Gardens.
Nepal holds first gay Pride parade 2
6:07 PM — Hundreds attended Nepal's first ever gay Pride procession yesterday in the country's capital, Kathmandu.
Conservative US chat-show host angers anti-gay group by supporting same-sex marriage 16
4:52 PM — A conservative TV chat-show host has angered an Illinois-based gay group for coming out in support of gay marriage.
Manchester Pride’s Big Weekend kicks off tomorrow
3:12 PM — Manchester Pride's "Big Weekend" kicks off tomorrow. The festvities will last until Monday night, when a candlelit vigil will bring the ten-day festival to a close.
Video: Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow send up Brokeback Mountain in new duet 14
1:54 PM — Former Take That bandmates Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow have recorded a duet together. The song, entitled Shame, appears on Williams' new greatest hits album, In and Out of Consciousness, is accompanied by a video in which the two men send up gay cowboy film, Brokeback Mountain.
Polish gay rights group angered over ‘homophobic’ textbook 9
1:31 PM — A Polish gay rights group has requested their country's government withdraw a textbook used in secondary schools that they claim portrays homosexuality as an illness.
Middlesbrough’s Supergay 2010 festival commences on Monday 1
12:29 PM — Supergay, Middlesbrough's annual celebration of LGBT life, returns next Monday. The festival will last until 11 September and is expected to be the biggest yet, featuring theatre, comedy, cabaret and more.
Israeli gay man kidnapped by relatives 5
11:49 AM — Four residents of Tamra, northern Israel, are suspected of kidnapping a 19-year-old gay relative from his home in Tel Aviv and holding him captive for 12 hours.
Anglican campaigner fails in call for boycott of Christian festival over Peter Tatchell’s appearance 18
11:18 AM — A boycott campaign which called on Christians to stay away from the Greenbelt Christian arts festival in protest their decision to invite gay and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell to speak, has apparently failed.
Former Republican party chairman comes out as gay 19
10:10 AM — Ken Mehlman, the former Republican party chairman and aide to George Bush, has revealed he is gay.