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  • 29th September 2010

    Gay campaigner Peter Tatchell honoured with blue plaque 38

    Simon Hughes, Father Bernard Lynch, Peter Tatchell, Councillor Veronica Ward and Sir Ian McKellen (left-right). Photo credit: Chris Houston

    2:12 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell was honoured with a blue plaque outside his home in south London today. A large crowd gathered to watch the unveiling of the plaque in Southwark and actor Sir Ian McKellen spoke at the ceremony.

  • 27th September 2010

    Stonewall chief executive won’t be ‘jumped into’ gay marriage position 109

    Ben Summerskill said he is consulting widely on gay marriage

    9:20 PM — Stonewall chief executive Ben Summerskill defended his group's lack of a position on marriage equality this evening at a fringe event at Labour's party conference. Mr Summerskill mounted a robust defence of Stonewall, although he was attacked by audience members who questioned why the charity had not begun considering marriage equality sooner.

  • Sir Ian McKellen to unveil blue plaque outside Peter Tatchell’s flat 18

    Peter Tatchell has campaigned for LGBT rights for 40 years

    7:14 PM — The actor and Stonewall co-founder, Sir Ian McKellen is to unveil a blue plaque placed outside the flat where the gay and human rights activist Peter Tatchell has based his campaigns, particularly for Outrage!, the LGBT rights group he founded.

  • Amnesty International warns of violence at Belgrade Pride 1

    No pride has been held in Serbia since 2001

    3:48 PM — Human rights organisation, Amnesty International today warned of a risk of right wing groups threatening the safety of next week's pride march in Belgrade.

  • Former neo-Nazi to address US gay students 11

    Tom "T.J." Leyden spent 15 years campaigning against gay people

    11:34 AM — A former US neo-Nazi activist is to speak at an event hosted by the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer) committee of the State University of New York College (SUNY) at Cortland. Tom "T.J." Leyden spent 15 years as a white supremacist and recruiter, campaigning against blacks, Latinos, Jews and gays before turning his back on the movement.

  • 20th September 2010

    Update: Stonewall boss Ben Summerskill argued that Lib Dem equal marriage plan could cost up to £5bn 128

    Mr Summerskill claimed that the Lib Dem proposals could cost up to £5bn

    11:53 PM — 24 hours ago, PinkNews.co.uk carried a report from about a fringe meeting at the Liberal Democrats party conference where Stonewall chief executive was reported to have said he was opposed to gay marriage equality because it could cost £5bn. This was based on reports coming from a number of blogs and people who have previously contributed to PinkNews.co.uk as we were not there in person. The reportage was subsequently supported by a number of other people in attendance. Stonewall's chief executive Ben Summerskill has complained about what he claims are a number of inaccuracies in the content of that report. As such we are partially suspending the content from this report while we investigate these claims.

  • 15th September 2010

    Brighton Pride email suggests fire service concerns 4

    Brighton Pride's chair resigned today (Photo: Flickr user Digital Leica)

    8:47 PM — Exclusive: East Sussex Fire Service is thought to have concerns that this year's Brighton Pride festival was "poorly managed". An emailed statement from Pride this afternoon announcing the immediate resignation of chair Robert Clothier contained an forwarded email which appeared to have been sent by accident.

  • Brighton Pride chair resigns with immediate effect

    Brighton Pride's acting chair stood down today

    5:46 PM — The acting chair of Brighton Pride has resigned with immediate effect. Robert Clothier, who stood in for former chair Yvonne Barker when she resigned last November, announced he was standing down today.

  • 14th September 2010

    Gay hand-holding campaign celebrates first anniversary 3

    Julie and Ju holding hands on Millennium Bridge, London. (Photo: Mark Weeks)

    1:23 PM — A campaign to encourage LGBT people to hold hands in public will celebrate its first anniversary this month. Sshh! Saturdays was launched a year ago by founder David Watkins, who encourages LGBT couples and friends to email in pictures of them holding hands in public.

  • 10th September 2010

    New LGBT London club night claims it will offer cheap drinks and a social purpose 23

    QueerlyOut launches on October 7th

    2:49 PM — A new LGBT club in London will be a night out with a difference, organisers say. QueerlyOut, aimed at 18-30-year-olds, launches on October 7th and promises drinks priced from 99p as well as a range of support services such as sexual health and housing advice.

  • 8th September 2010

    T-Mobile responds to complaints of gay web content ‘blocks’ 16

    T-Mobile said it is investigating the issue

    12:16 PM — T-Mobile has issued a statement with regard to recent complaints that its network blocks access to gay resources online.

  • 7th September 2010

    Homophobic assault at Duke’s Mound in Brighton 2

    A man was the victim of a homophobic attack at Duke's Mound, near Brighton seafront. Picture: Zivojin.

    5:39 PM — Police in Brighton are investigating a homophobic assault on a man in the Dukes Mound area by the seafront, after three men approached him as he was walking home at around 1.30 a.m. on Friday 27 August.

  • Iconic soho gay pub acquired by chain 2

    Compton's has been acquired by Faucet Inns

    5:02 PM — The South East pub operator Faucet Inns has acquired one of London’s most iconic gay pubs, Compton's, in London’s Soho district.

  • Serbia to hold first Pride Parade since 2001 4

    Serbia's first Pride parade since 2001 is planned for 10 October

    3:35 PM — Serbian gay rights groups are in the process of planning a gay Pride Parade in Belgrade next month. It will be the first such parade to take place in nearly a decade.

  • ‘Young, white gay men’ are ‘contributing’ to spread of HIV infections in Europe says report 36

    The newly published research has found that some young gay men in Europe are still having risky sex, leading to higher HIV-infection rates

    12:28 PM — According to new research published today, reckless sexual behaviour among a subset of young gay men is fuelling the HIV epidemic in Europe and the UK.

  • 6th September 2010

    Spain is to launch official gay lottery this Christmas 7

    The lottery will be held this Christmas

    6:28 PM — Spain's official Christmas lottery, whose first prize of €3,000,000 'El Gordo’ or 'the fat one' is to go gay this year. The La Bruixa d’Or lottery administration office in Sort, Lérida, is to launch a special ticket for the draw called 'Gay Luck.'

  • 3rd September 2010

    Pop, dance and cabaret at Cardiff Mardi Gras 2

    Cardiff Mardi Gras takes place tomorrow

    1:53 PM — Cardiff’s LGBT Mardi Gras takes place this Saturday at Cooper’s Field. Forty thousand people are expected to attend the event, which features more than 40 performers and musicians performing throughout the day.

  • Hollyoaks actress to open trans support centre 3

    Victoria Atkin as Jason Costello

    12:03 PM — A Hollyoaks actress who plays a trans character will unveil an innovative trans support centre. Located in Hull, GenderShift will be opened at 2.00pm on Sunday by actress Victoria Atkin, who plays 15-year-old Jasmine/Jason Costello in the soap.

  • 1st September 2010

    Manchester council hopes to ban anti-gay protesters from Pride 23

    Christian protesters at London Pride in July

    11:28 AM — Manchester city council is hoping to work with police to see if anti-hate laws can be used to ban homophobic protesters from next year's Pride march.

  • 31st August 2010

    Londonderry’s first gay Pride parade a success 4

    Londonderry hosted its first gay Pride parade last weekend

    5:47 PM — The first ever Londonderry gay Pride parade took place in Northern Ireland last Saturday.

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