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  • 24th August 2011

    Reykjavik invites bears for annual gay-friendly weekend 5

    Bears, on ice (Photo: Bears on Ice)

    2:35 PM — Following the success of last year's event, Iceland is inviting bears back to the island for a weekend of sightseeing and parties.

  • Comment: Donation, the mark of mature engagement in society 6

    Gay men are not barred from donating blood stem cells

    12:58 PM — Joseph Galliano has been on the Anthony Nolan donor register for over a decade, having been surprised to hear that gay men were able to donate blood stem cells.

  • Call for gay men to donate blood stem cells 33

    For most, donation is a straightforward procedure

    12:55 PM — Anthony Nolan is calling on the gay community, who are not barred from donating blood stem cells because of their sexuality.

  • Apologies after gay students ejected from bar ‘for kissing’ 50

    Both parties admitted mistakes in the way the altercation played out

    11:07 AM — Boycott organised through Facebook prompts reconciliation between bar owner and local patrons.

  • Interview: Chaz Bono on the journey to be himself 41

    Chaz Bono announces plans to transition in 2009

    10:35 AM — Chaz Bono is approaching the end of a personal journey. Having once been the blonde-haired daughter on the Sonny and Cher Show, then a lesbian musician and activist, he recently emerged as the world’s most famous transgender man.

  • 23rd August 2011

    Bisexuality revisited as university’s second study finds it does exist 202

    Verifiable evidence has been discovered of attraction to both genders

    4:15 PM — A second study conducted by Northwestern University succeeds where the first failed, in finding evidence of bisexuality in men.

  • 22nd August 2011

    Calls for East London to react to homophobic incidents 353

    Mr Tatchell calls for a simple march, with some music and speeches to show the solidarity of the gay East End

    5:14 PM — In an open letter, Peter Tatchell said tolerating "homophobia for the sake of preserving good community relations and not upsetting certain communities, is totally unacceptable".

  • Comment: East London needs a show of Pride 51

    Mr Tatchell wants London to react to homophobic attacks

    5:12 PM — An open letter from Peter Tatchell, encouraging a public display of gay solidarity to show that the East End of London is not a 'gay-free zone'.

  • 17th August 2011

    Manchester Pride’s festival director steps down 4

    Manchester Pride parade takes place next weekend

    2:38 PM — The director of Manchester Pride, Jackie Crozier, has announced she will leave her role. Ms Crozier announced today she would step down after six years with the event, although she will leave once a replacement has been found.

  • Leeds campaigners want official city gay quarter 6

    Leeds campaigners want recognition for the gay venues

    11:10 AM — Gay rights activists in Leeds hope to persuade the city council to officially recognise the gay village. They want recognition and business schemes for Lower Briggate, Bridge End and The Calls, which have a number of gay venues.

  • 15th August 2011

    Trans woman and gay man wed in Cuba 30

    The wedding is a first for Cuba

    10:07 AM — A transgender woman and a gay man have married in Cuba. Wendy Iriepa, 37, and Ignacio Estrada, 31, said their marriage is a significant step forward for LGBT rights in the country.

  • 14th August 2011

    In Photos: Brighton Pride 2011 112

    1:36 AM — Alexandra Burke, Joe McElderry, Sonia, Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell were among the celebrities attending the 19th Brighton Pride held yesterday. Here are the best photos of the day

  • 12th August 2011

    Tel Aviv LGBT youth centre faces closure 4

    Tel Aviv's gay youth centre may have to close

    1:26 PM — An LGBT youth centre in Tel Aviv may have to close because of financial problems. The Bar Noar centre was the scene of a fatal shooting two years ago, in which a teenage girl and a counsellor died. The perpetrator has not been caught.

  • 10th August 2011

    Riot damage won’t stop Manchester Pride, organisers say 53

    Manchester Pride will go ahead

    3:30 PM — Manchester Pride will go ahead this weekend, organisers have said. The city centre is recovering from yesterday's widespread riots and looting and businesses in the gay village suffered some damage.

  • 8th August 2011

    Liverpool Pride doubles its numbers 6

    Liverpool now has its own Pride festival

    2:17 PM — An estimated 40,000 people joined Liverpool Pride on Saturday - double the number who turned up last year. The festival, now in its second year, was held at the city's waterfront, where it is thought around 35,000 people joined the celebrations.

  • 5th August 2011

    Sao Paulo city council backs ‘heterosexual pride’ 53

    Sao Paulo Pride is the largest in the world

    2:47 PM — The city council of Sao Paulo, Brazil, has passed a measure calling for an annual Heterosexual Pride Day to be celebrated each December. City alderman Carlos Apolinario, who authored the legislation, said the idea is "not anti-gay but a protest against the privileges the gay community enjoys".

  • Liverpool council ‘should officially recognise gay quarter’ 19

    Liverpool's gay village is set to be improved

    12:42 PM — A Liverpool council report says that the city's gay quarter should be officially recognised. A £12,000 consultation ended in May after the area’s residents, businesses and visitors were asked how the area could be improved.

  • 4th August 2011

    Another trans woman attacked in Washington DC 8

    Transgender woman Lashai McLean was shot dead last month

    2:37 PM — A transgender woman in Washington DC narrowly missed being shot last month, two weeks after another transgender woman was shot dead just a block away. Police said that the latest attack suggests a potential pattern of transphobic violence.

  • Triple-booked X Factor stars Diva Fever pull out of Liverpool Pride 14

    Diva Fever won't appear at Liverpool Pride

    2:19 PM — X Factor stars Diva Fever have had to pull out of Liverpool Pride - because they were booked to play three Pride festivals on the same day. The band, comprising friends Craig Saggers and Josef Al-Smadi, were due to play Liverpool, Swindon and Cotswold Pride festivals on Saturday, leaving fans wondering whether they would be able to make each event.

  • 3rd August 2011

    Complaints over ‘offensive’ Belfast Pride placards 123

    Belfast Pride has received complaints

    5:01 PM — A hardline unionist MLA has complained about placards at last weekend's Belfast Pride. Jim Allister, who represents Antrim North, says that Belfast Pride organisers should apologise for "offensive" signs at the event.

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