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  • 28th July 2010

    Malaysian trans woman wins asylum in UK 14

    Ian and Fatine Young have been told Fatine may stay in the UK

    1:55 PM — A Malaysian trans woman who had a civil partnership with a British man has won her fight to stay in the UK. Fatine Young, 36, who was born male, feared she would be arrested and jailed if returned to her home country, which would consider her relationship to be homosexual.

  • 23rd July 2010

    Religious protests permitted at Belfast Pride 7

    Belfast Pride may bypass protesters completely

    11:33 AM — Belfast's Parades Commission has said that no restrictions will be placed on protests against the city's Pride march. The event, expected to attract up to 15,000 people, will be held on Saturday July 31st and is targeted every year by anti-gay demonstrators from Sandown Free Presbyterian Church.

  • 19th July 2010

    Liverpool Pride unveils Cabaret Stage line-up 3

    Liverpool Pride will have a Cabaret Stage

    4:14 PM — Liverpool's first Pride event will have a cabaret stage with acts such as burlesque, singing, drag kings and queens and a Liza Minelli tribute. The rainbow circus-themed festival, to be held on August 7th and 8th, is Liverpool's first official Pride event.

  • Filmmaker seeks Polari speakers for documentary 6

    Polari was used by gay people to communicate discreetly (Photo: Greeblie)

    2:54 PM — A filmmaker is seeking speakers of Polari to interview them for a documentary. The slang language, which some believe can be traced back as far as the 16th century, was used by a small number of gay people as a private communication method to avoid hostile attention and develop an identity.

  • 17th July 2010

    Thousands celebrate EuroPride as anti-gay protesters line the route 8

    EuroPride took place in Warsaw today

    6:46 PM — Approximately 10,000 people took to the streets of Warsaw today to celebrate EuroPride 2010. Anti-gay protesters held up the parade several times, as marchers waited in 35° Celsius heat.

  • 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.

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