15th September 2010
Brighton Pride email suggests fire service concerns 4
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.