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  • 17th July 2010

    Gay Tory Nick Herbert attends EuroPride in Warsaw 17

    Nick Herbert attended EuroPride in Warsaw

    6:42 PM — Gay Conservative MP Nick Herbert and British ambassador Ric Todd spoke to PinkNews.co.uk today at Warsaw's EuroPride. Mr Herbert and Mr Todd rode on the Fundacja Równości (Equality Foundation) truck during the parade, which was attended by approximately 10,000 people.

  • 13th July 2010

    Stonewall sponsors Black Pride 22

    Black Pride will be held next month

    1:39 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has become a main sponsor of UK Black Pride. The festival, to be held on Saturday August 14th, is the UK's biggest celebration of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American LGBT people and their friends.

  • 12th July 2010

    Thousands enjoy Bournemouth’s Wild West-themed Pride 1

    Bourne Free had a Wild West theme

    5:18 PM — Thousands of people enjoyed the four-day Pride celebrations and parade in Bournemouth last week. The event, named Bourne Free, started in 2004 and had a Wild West theme this year.

  • Small Muslim protest fails to hinder Derby Pride 19

    Derby Pride last year

    4:38 PM — The third Derby Pride festival proceeded peacefully this weekend despite a small group of Muslim protesters. The 14-strong group held up placards urging marchers to change their lives but were largely drowned out by the colourful parade.

  • 3rd July 2010

    Gay Tory Nick Herbert speaks to PinkNews.co.uk 34

    Nick Herbert spoke to PinkNews.co.uk today

    5:56 PM — Gay Conservative MP and policing minister Nick Herbert spoke to PinkNews.co.uk today at London Pride. After marching at the front of the parade with London mayor Boris Johnson, gay activist Peter Tatchell and members of the Gay Liberation Front, Mr Herbert addressed thousands of revellers on stage at Trafalgar Square.

  • Madrid celebrates gay pride 4

    Madrid Pride took place today

    5:51 PM — Madrid Pride took place in the Spanish capital today. One of the biggest gay celebrations taking place in Europe, the parade featured over 30 floats from all around the world.

  • Equality minister Lynne Featherstone says government will consult on gay marriage and civil partnerships 22

    Lynne Featherstone said Theresa May was "ok"

    5:34 PM — Liberal Democrat MP and equality minister Lynne Featherstone has said that the government will consult with a range of stakeholders on progressing civil partnerships and gay marriage.

  • Nick Herbert and Lynne Featherstone address Pride crowds 10

    Policing minister Nick Herbert and equality minister Lynne Featherstone address the crowds

    5:03 PM — Coalition government ministers Nick Herbert and Lynne Featherstone addressed thousands of people in Trafalgar Square for London Pride this afternoon.

  • Lynne Featherstone MP hints that religious same-sex unions may be a step closer 6

    The Coalition are considering allowing religious civil partnerships

    3:47 PM — The equalities minister Lynne Featherstone has been reported as saying religious civil ceremonies for same-sex couples could soon become a reality.

  • Anti-gay Christian groups protest at Pride 104

    Christian protestors at Pride

    3:18 PM — London Pride progressed peacefully despite a small band of anti-gay Christian protestors.

  • Margot James celebrates first Pride as MP 3

    Margot James MP has been visiting Pride for 30 years - this is her first an an MP

    3:01 PM — Margot James, recently elected MP for Stourbridge said she had been coming to Pride since 1980. This is her first Pride as an MP. Ms James, who is the Conservative party’s first openly lesbian MP told PinkNews.co.uk: “It's so accepting, welcoming and enthusiastic. People used to look at you like you were a freak. Now it's like a carnival”.

  • Exclusive: Boris Johnson fully supports gay marriage and plans to run again for mayor 43

    Mayor Boris Johnson says he supports full gay marriage equality and plans to run for mayor again

    2:28 PM — Mayor of London Boris Johnson has told PinkNews.co.uk that he supports gay marriage and wants to be mayor again for Worldpride, which London will be hosting in 2012.

  • Strong presence of faith groups at gay pride parade 7

    Many faith groups have joined the parade this year

    1:44 PM — A greater presence of faith groups is notable in this year’s parade, including gay Muslim group Imaan, plus Christian, Sikh and Hindu groups.

  • Breaking: Boris Johnson kicks off Gay Pride with call for gay marriage 8

    Boris Johnson kicks off Gay Pride 2010

    1:22 PM — Mayor of London Boris Johnson kicked off this year’s London Gay Pride festival, marching under the banner of the Gay Liberation Front.

  • 28th June 2010

    New campaign urges gay men in relationships to ‘play it safe’ 1

    Condoms remain one of the safest ways to protect against HIV

    4:16 PM — The Terrence Higgins Trust has launched a new HIV-prevention campaign aimed at gay men who are in long-term relationships. The campaign, which will appear in selcted gay press and on posters and postcards, is part of the Pan-London HIV Prevention Partnership (PLHPP) and seeks to address the issue of safe sex within gay male relationships.

  • Scots adoption agency tells gay couples not to be discouraged 5

    The Scottish Adoption Agency wants to meet more gay parents. Image: ILGA Europe

    3:38 PM — The Scottish Adoption agency has told gay couples not to be put off by the "very negative publicity" surrounding the issue of same-sex coulples adopting children. The publicity in question is believed to relate to the complaints of the grandparents of two Edinburgh-based children who were adopted by a gay couple.

  • New York City celebrates 41st annual pride 2

    NYC held its 41st pride parade yesterday

    12:33 PM — New York City was awash with marchers and revellers in their thousands yesterday, all celebrating the Big Apple's 41st annual gay pride event. One of the parade's grand marshalls was Constance McMillen, the Mississippi teenager who fought with her high school to be allowed to attend the senior prom with her girlfriend.

  • 25th June 2010

    Pride London celebrations in Soho to take place after all 8

    Soho Pride 2010 will go ahead as planned next weekend

    4:34 PM — Pride London have announced that the Soho street party will now go ahead next Saturday 3 July. Last week, the charity had been forced to cancel any Soho celebrations after problems negotiating licensing and the threat of potential disruptions relating to the extensive Crossrail roadworks currently taking place in central London.

  • Sofia Pride in Bulgaria Tomorrow 3

    The German embassy in Sofia flies the flag for the city's pride celebrations this Saturday

    3:10 PM — Bulgaria's capital city, Sofia, will host their third pride parade tomorrow, Saturday 26 June. The event will mark the culmination of a week of Pride-related events, including photographic exhibitions, a number of social and cultural events and a conference on hate crime which included a call for such crimes against LGBT people to be criminalised in Bulgaria. Statements of support have come from both the British and Norwegian ambassadors.

  • Stanley Cup to feature at Chicago gay pride parade

    Chicago Pride 2010 takes place this Sunday 27 June

    1:19 PM — The Stanley Cup, the trophy annually awarded to the champion team of the National Hockey League, will be on display at this Sunday's Chicago Gay Pride Parade - its first appearance at a gay-themed event.

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