3rd November 2011
Star-studded dinner parties raise funds for HIV supper club 1
10:56 AM — Guests including Cilla Black, Russell Tovey and Dan Gillespie Sells turned out for Terence Higgins Trust's eleventh annual fundraiser.
2nd November 2011
Lady Gaga to launch anti-bullying Born This Way Foundation 48
11:27 PM — Lady Gaga has announced the upcoming launch of the Born This Way Foundation, named after her hit single and album that will focus on issues such as anti-bullying.
Serbian MP convicted for saying Pride would promote gay “illness” 24
2:56 PM — Dragan Markovic, the leader of United Serbia, made the comments ahead of Belgrade Pride 2011, which had to be cancelled due to security fears.
Hate messages blight US’ first gay homecoming king and queen 27
11:47 AM — School's superintendent condemns phone calls and emails as "demonstrating such a lack of tolerance".
1st November 2011
Cambridge councillor talks of being UK’s “most influential” trans person 17
4:44 PM — Cambridge's second elected trans official talks about her experiences of transphobia, homophobia and misogyny.
Essex students claim teacher advised “act less gay” to avoid bullying 54
3:47 PM — The teacher's comments, which were reported after a student conference, will be among the outcomes used to form new anti-bullying guidelines for Essex schools.
Kim Kardashian’s divorce prompts online clamour for gay marriage 36
12:16 PM — Objections raised on Twitter to 'sanctity of marriage' argument as American TV star's marriage folds early.
Comment: A tribute to Axel Axgil, 1915-2011 15
11:40 AM — Peter Tatchell remembers how Danish gay rights pioneer led him to uncover history of experiments on gay concentration camp prisoners.
31st October 2011
Brighton football supporters urge FA to tackle anti-gay chants 86
2:29 PM — Sussex football team's supporters suffer homophobic chants at away games, as FA urges personal responsibility to ticket-holders.
Danish gay rights pioneer Axel Axgil dies, aged 96 27
10:48 AM — In 1989, Mr Axgil and his partner were the first gay couple to enter into a civil union anywhere in the world.
‘Divisive’ cleric voted Britain’s most inspirational black figure 66
9:36 AM — Pastor who opposed full marriage equality beat Barack Obama and Nelson Mandela to be voted most inspiring black person.
28th October 2011
Cher: Chaz Bono is ‘same child, different wrapping’ 44
10:21 AM — Cher says she sees her transgender son Chaz Bono as the same person inside after he transitioned. The singer, who previously admitted she was finding it hard to deal with the change, now appears to have accepted it.
26th October 2011
Peter Tatchell: A tribute to Nikolai Alekseev 5
3:58 PM — Russian gay activist Nikolai Alekseev has announced that he is standing down as chief organiser of Moscow Pride and of the LGBT human rights project GayRussia.Ru – two major initiatives that he pioneered. Peter Tatchell highlights his work.
Russian gay rights campaigner Nikolai Alekseev retires 7
2:21 PM — Nikolai Alekseev, the face of gay rights campaigning in Russia, has retired. In an email sent to supporters last week, the 34-year-old said he would no longer head Moscow Pride and GayRussia.ru but gave little reason for his decision.
Liverpool’s gay art festival Homotopia celebrates eighth year 3
1:24 PM — Liverpool's gay arts festival Homotopia kicks off next week with the theme of 'Cruising For Art'. The festival will showcase an "array of the queer, the extravagant, the bold, the unexpected and the daring" with theatre, dance, film, cabaret and discussions.
24th October 2011
Tesco becomes major London Pride sponsor 38
2:28 PM — Supermarket giant Tesco has become a major sponsor of London Pride. Next year, London will host WorldPride across two days of festivities and marchers will follow an extended parade route.
17th October 2011
Stonewall seeks new trustees 7
3:16 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall is seeking new trustees. The current chair and deputy chair, David Isaac and Liz Grant, will complete their terms next year and the organisation is seeking to replace them, as well as appointing a number of other trustees.
Poland’s first transgender MP will fight for equal rights 9
2:43 PM — Anna Grodzka, Poland's first transgender MP, says she will seek equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people. The 57-year-old, who was elected an MP for Krakow last week, said she would make the Catholic country more accepting.
16th October 2011
Andrew Mitchell: UK will withhold aid from African countries with poor gay rights 48
11:06 AM — Andrew Mitchell, the International development secretary has confirmed that the British government will withhold aid from countries with homophobic countries but denied that it will harm the most poor in those countries.
14th October 2011
‘Inspirational’ Ugandan lesbian campaigner wins human rights award 8
1:54 PM — Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, the Ugandan gay rights campaigner, has been honoured with a prestigious human rights award. The activist, who has risked death to speak up for other LGBT people, received the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders in Geneva on Wednesday.