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21 April 2011

  • 21st April 2011

    Man, 18, arrested over east London anti-gay stickers 227

    The stickers declare east London a 'gay-free zone'

    4:00 PM — An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with homophobic stickers plastered around London's east end. The teenager, from Leamouth, was arrested on suspicion of a public order offence yesterday, police said.

  • Updated: Lesbian couple sue Brighton hotel 215

    The couple say a Brighton hotel refused them a room

    3:48 PM — A lesbian couple claim that a hotel manager in Brighton barred them from staying in a room together because they are lesbians. Rebecca Nash and Hope Stubbings, from Andover, claim that the manager of the Brunswick Square Hotel called them "rejects" when they complained.

  • Interview: Peter Tatchell on a lifetime of campaigning 58

    Peter Tatchell

    3:25 PM — Peter Tachell is a name synonymous with the struggle for gay rights. He's got 40 years of campaigning behind him and even his critics admire his tireless zeal for equality. Laurence Watts meets him to find out more.

  • Theatre review: The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg

    The Umbrellas of Cherboug

    2:47 PM — Having never seen the 1964 French musical film of the same name, I came to The Umbrellas of Cherbourg at the Gielgud Theatre with fresh eyes. The production is subtitled "a French romance that just happens to be sung".

  • Antony Cotton ‘proud’ of Corrie gay parents story 29

    Antony Cotton said he was proud of the storyline

    2:34 PM — Coronation Street actor Antony Cotton says he's proud of the soap's gay parenting storyline. The star said the storyline could help viewers see gay parents in a more positive light.

  • Tennessee Senate panel approves school gay ban bill 66

    Schools may be barred from discussing homosexuality

    1:52 PM — A Senate education panel in Tennessee has approved a bill to prevent students from learning about homosexuality in public elementary and middle schools. The legislation, known as the 'Don't Say Gay' bill, was introduced by Republican Senator Stacey Campfield, who has been pushing for the law for several years.

  • Gay marriage rally at Buckingham Palace 119

    Kate and William are being asked to support marriage equality (Photo: Mario Testino 2010)

    1:10 PM — Gay rights campaigners are to hold a rally outside Buckingham Palace on Monday to call for the right to marry. The midday event, organised by Peter Tatchell, will see activists attempt to deliver a wedding card to Kate Middleton and Prince William to ask them to support marriage equality.

  • Thousands could leave Church of Scotland over gay clergy 58

    Scott Rennie's ordination sparked the controversy

    11:10 AM — A substantial number of members could leave the Church of Scotland if gay clergy are permitted, a report says. The church was threated by a schism two years ago when an openly gay man in a relationship was ordained.

  • Kate Middleton ‘a lesbian icon’ 69

    Kate Middleton - a lesbian icon? (Photo: Nick Warner)

    10:08 AM — Kate Middleton will soon be considered an "icon" to lesbians, the novelist Sarah Waters says. Waters, who wrote lesbian novel Tipping The Velvet, told the Daily Telegraph that Prince William's fiancée appeals to lesbians in the same way Princess Diana did to gay men.

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