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15 September 2010

  • 15th September 2010

    Brighton Pride email suggests fire service concerns 4

    Brighton Pride's chair resigned today (Photo: Flickr user Digital Leica)

    8:47 PM — Exclusive: East Sussex Fire Service is thought to have concerns that this year's Brighton Pride festival was "poorly managed". An emailed statement from Pride this afternoon announcing the immediate resignation of chair Robert Clothier contained an forwarded email which appeared to have been sent by accident.

  • Gay mayor gets a step closer to being a congressman

    David Cicilline hopes to become the fourth out gay Congressman

    6:08 PM — The mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, has won the Democratic nomination for a seat in Congress. David Cicilline, 48, is gay and has served two terms as mayor.

  • Brighton Pride chair resigns with immediate effect

    Brighton Pride's acting chair stood down today

    5:46 PM — The acting chair of Brighton Pride has resigned with immediate effect. Robert Clothier, who stood in for former chair Yvonne Barker when she resigned last November, announced he was standing down today.

  • Broadcasting equality body hires gay rights campaigner 3

    BETR regulates training and equal opportunities in the broadcast industry

    4:48 PM — The regulatory body for training and equal opportunities in broadcasting has added a gay rights campaigner to its board. Craig Jones MBE, who worked to help integrate lesbian and gay soldiers in the military, has joined BETR as a board member.

  • Ricky Martin ‘more creative’ after coming out 2

    Ricky Martin came out in March

    3:54 PM — Ricky Martin is more creative after coming out as gay, his songwriting partner says. The singer came out in March after years of speculation about his sexuality and songwriter Desmond Child says the admission has changed him for the better.

  • Majority of Irish people in favour of gay marriage 9

    The poll found strong support for gay marriage

    3:07 PM — An Irish poll on social attitudes has suggested that most people agree with marriage equality and would not think less of a person for being gay or lesbian.

  • Stephen Fry and Richard Dawkins say Pope should not be given ‘honour’ of state visit 32

    The Pope arrives in the UK tomorrow

    2:03 PM — A letter signed by more than 50 public figures says that the Pope should not be given the "honour" of a state visit to the UK. The letter, published today in the Guardian newspaper, argues that while the Pope is free to visit his British followers, his teachings on sexual issues mean he should not be accorded a state visit.

  • Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson comes out as gay 13

    Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson is gay

    12:56 PM — Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson came out on television today. The actor, who plays reformed bad boy Ste Hays in the soap, announced he was gay on This Morning.

  • Stonewall urged to speak out for marriage equality 53

    The letter calls for debate on marriage equality

    11:34 AM — Gay rights charity Stonewall is being urged to "end its silence" and support full marriage equality for gay and straight couples. An open letter signed by a number of gay rights activists, gay religious groups and individuals will be sent to the charity on Friday to ask it to publicly support the issue.

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