4th July 2011
Main sponsor pulls out of Aberdeen Pride 17
4:45 PM — Aberdeen Pride organisers say they are confident the show will go on despite the main sponsor pulling out. The event, due to be held on August 6th, was to be supported by Cheerz Bar, which promised to pay for headline acts Andy Scott-Lee and former X Factor contestant Scott Bruton.
Ben Cohen says father’s murder spurred him to speak out on bullying 13
4:26 PM — Former England rugby union star Ben Cohen has revealed that his father's death 11 years ago spurred him to create an anti-bullying foundation. Speaking at London Pride on Saturday, where he joined the parade, Cohen said his father was killed when he stepped in to protect a man who was being beaten.
Pakistan Muslim groups condemn US embassy gay meeting 126
3:32 PM — Muslim groups in Pakistan have condemned a gay rights event at the US embassy as "social and cultural terrorism". The June 26th meeting, hosted by US deputy ambassador, Richard Hoagland, was held to support LGBT people in the country
WikiLeaks soldier Bradley Manning ‘bullied for being gay’ 13
2:58 PM — It has been claimed that alleged WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning was mocked and assaulted for being gay while in the US Army.
Lesbian MSP Ruth Davidson tipped to lead Scottish Tories 46
2:01 PM — Lesbian MSP Ruth Davidson is being tipped as a contender to become the next leader of the Scottish Conservatives. Despite only being elected two months ago, the former BBC journalist is said to have impressed senior figures at Westminster and Holyrood, who have urged her to stand in the contest.
Interview: ‘If you don’t talk about your rights, they can slip away’ 6
11:15 AM — LGBT disability campaigner Kath Gillespie-Sells MBE, who was London Pride's grand marshall on Saturday, tells PinkNews.co.uk why Pride events need to cater to disabled people.
Billy Elliot author’s opera pulled after school objects to gay character 72
10:46 AM — A community opera by the author of Billy Elliot has been pulled after a primary school demanded that a gay character be written out. Lee Hall, who wrote the hugely successful show about a boy who wants to dance, had been working on Beached with opera company Opera North and 400 residents of East Yorkshire town Bridlington.