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  • 3rd November 2010

    Parties raise tens of thousands of pounds for HIV charities 9

    A guest at the Wig Party (Photo: Chris Jepson)

    4:37 PM — Two London events have raised tens of thousands of pounds for National AIDS Trust and Terrence Higgins Trust. THT's Supper Club raised £95,000, while the Wig Party raised £45,000 for NAT.

  • Lesbian activist awarded MBE 12

    Clare Dimyon was honoured with an MBE

    4:34 PM — A lesbian campaigner from Brighton has been awarded an MBE at Buckingham Palace. Clare Dimyon, 45, was honoured for “services to promoting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in central and eastern Europe”.

  • 1st November 2010

    Gay and trans campaigners cancel Stonewall awards protest 12

    The demonstration has been cancelled

    10:39 AM — A demonstration planned for the Stonewall awards this Thursday has been cancelled. Around 100 people were expected to protest outside the ceremony in central London over the gay charity's stance marriage equality and because it does not lobby for trans issues.

  • 29th October 2010

    Transgender Day of Remembrance to be held next month 10

    This year's event is on November 20th (Photo: Per Ola Wiberg)

    5:08 PM — The annual Transgender Day of Remembrance will be held on Saturday November 20th. The international event is now in its 12th year and remembers those who died as a result of anti-trans violence.

  • 25th October 2010

    2,000 join London vigil against hate crime 13

    2,000 people attended the event

    12:01 PM — Two thousand people braved the wind and rain to join a London vigil to remember victims of hate crime on Saturday evening. The crowd assembled in Trafalgar Square and heard speeches by equality minister Lynne Featherstone and Stuart Milk, the nephew of murdered US gay rights activist Harvey Milk.

  • 22nd October 2010

    London hate crime vigil to be held tomorrow 11

    The vigil begins at 7pm

    3:16 PM — A vigil will be held in London's Trafalgar Square tomorrow to remember victims of hate crime. Speakers will include Stuart Milk, the nephew of murdered gay rights campaigner Harvey Milk, Stephen Brookes MBE, from the Disability Hate Crime network, and deputy Mayor of London Richard Barnes.

  • 20th October 2010

    Video: Hillary Clinton adds voice to ‘It Gets Better’ campaign for gay teens 8

    Hillary Clinton made the speech on YouTube

    12:41 AM — Arguably the most powerful woman in the world, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has added a moving voice to the 'It Gets Better' YouTube campaign to show solidarity with gay youth. In her message, Mrs Clinton told young gay people that they are not alone and to “hang in there.”

  • 19th October 2010

    Wear purple on Wednesday in memory of gay teen suicides 14

    The day calls for people to wear purple in memory of the gay teenagers

    5:24 PM — After a spate of suicides among gay US teenagers, people across the world will wear purple tomorrow to honour their memory. More than 1.3 million people have pledged on Facebook to mark 'Spirit Day', which was created by Canadian teenager Brittany McMillan.

  • 18th October 2010

    Charities take sexual health advice to young clubbers 2

    QueerlyOut is run weekly at the London School of Economics

    8:58 PM — Charities London Friend, Antidote and Terrence Higgins Trust have been advocating safe sex as well as drug and alcohol responsibility to LGBT university freshers at QueerlyOut, a new London club night that is media sponsored by PinkNews.co.uk.

  • 15th October 2010

    London vigil against hate crime to be held next weekend

    Candles at last year's vigil against hate crime

    3:34 PM — After 10,000 people joined a vigil against hate crime in Trafalgar Square last October, organisers hope to turn it into an annual event. Last year's candle-lit vigil was held two weeks after 62-year-old gay man Ian Baynham died in hospital. He was kicked and punched in the square while on a night out.

  • 10th October 2010

    Video: First Belgrade pride march since 2001 marred by violence 11

    Rioters clashed with police during the gay pride march

    9:48 PM — 100 people, mostly police, have been injured in clashes between the police and anti-gay protesters intent on distrputing a gay pride march in Belgrade. The march, which was the first to be held in the capital of Serbia since 2001, was long predicted to be targeted by homophobic groups.

  • 8th October 2010

    Serbian Orthodox Church issues anti-Pride statement ahead of Sunday’s parade in Belgrade 12

    The Serbian Orthodox Church have expressed outrage over Sunday's planned Pride parade in Belgrade

    3:45 PM — The Serbian Orthodox Church said today that they strongly oppose the gay Pride march planned for this Sunday in Belgrade.

  • Russian court rules LGBT Pride parade ban ‘illegal’ 5

    The Court of St Petersburg has ruled that the city's Pride ban was "illegal".

    1:28 PM — A Russian Judge at the Court of St Petersburg ruled on Wednesday that the ban on the city's Pride march back in June was illegal.

  • Much-loved Cardiff gay pub under threat 4

    Cardiff centre, where the Kings Cross pub is located

    12:20 PM — Cardiff's gay community are engaged in a campaign to save a pub in central Cardiff which is being threatened by gentrification.

  • 7th October 2010

    Campaign begins against potential ‘catastrophic’ cuts to London LGBT services and charities 56

    LGBT services in London could having their funding drastically cut in 2011

    2:51 PM — Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) charities in London which provide vital services to said communities are facing unprecedented threats to their funding, which is currently provided by by London Councils.

  • Study suggests bisexuals get ‘bad deal’ in local government equality policies 35

    Dr Monro, who undertook the study

    2:05 PM — A research project undertaken by the University of Huddersfield on LGBT equalities and local government has found that a lack of understanding surrounding bisexuality in the workplace is leaving those who identify as such largely invisible.

  • One half of Malawian couple is seeking asylum in Canada 11

    Tiwonge Chimbalanga, pictured right, is seeking asylum in Canada

    12:40 PM — Tiwonge Chimbalanga, one half of the Malawian couple sentenced to 14 years' hard labour before being released in May, is seeking asylum in Canada.

  • ‘Pink Protest’ to be held at University of Cape Town

    LGBTI activists are to protest at the University of Cape Town today

    10:09 AM — Student activists at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, are planning to stage an anti-homophobia protest today after a symbolic 'pink closet' sculpture intended to highlight the effects of homophobia was burnt down.

  • 6th October 2010

    London HIV charity Naz Project faces closure 26

    The Naz Project says it may have to close

    6:35 PM — A London HIV charity for black and ethnic minority people is facing closure unless it can raise £75,000 by the end of this month. The Naz Project, set up 20 years ago, says it is now at a "make or break" point and has been hit hard by the recession.

  • 3rd October 2010

    Five ‘gay’ US teens kill themselves in just three weeks 23

    Raymond Chase is the latest US teenager to take their own life

    1:06 AM — Five US teenagers believed to have been gay have taken their own lives in the past three weeks, it has emerged. The most recent, Raymond Chase, was a 19-year-old studying at Johnson and Wales University, Rhode Island. He reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself in his dormitory.

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