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  • 14th July 2011

    Celebrities supporting the NOH8 campaign for gay marriage equality 13

    5:55 PM — More than 14,000 photos have been taken for the NOH8 campaign against California's ban on gay marriage. PinkNews.co.uk looks at some of the best-known faces supporting the campaign.

  • Larry King joins NOH8 campaign for gay marriage 11

    Larry King poses for NOH8

    1:39 PM — Former CNN host Larry King has posed for a NOH8 photograph to raise awareness for marriage equality. He also filmed a soon to be released advertisement calling on president Barack Obama to support the calls for gay marriage.

  • 13th July 2011

    Ms Dynamite to headline UK Black Pride 22

    Ms Dynamite will headline UK Black Pride

    11:27 AM — Garage star Ms Dynamite is to headline the sixth UK Black Pride next month. The singer, fresh from performing at Glastonbury, will appear at the August 20th event in Torrington Square, at Birkbeck College, London.

  • 12th July 2011

    Lesbians speak up – we can’t see you 37

    Heather Peace says young lesbians need role models

    3:38 PM — Where are all the lesbians? Chloe Setter speaks to four gay women - including writer Julie Bindel and singer Heather Peace - to find out why lesbians lack visibility.

  • Sainsbury’s apologises for transgender toilet ban 20

    Stephanie Collins was told to use the disabled toilets

    1:07 PM — Sainsbury's has apologised after a transgender woman was told by a Surrey store that she could not use the women's toilets.

  • 9th July 2011

    How the News of the World threatened PinkNews after Ashley Cole expose 48

    7:33 PM — Five years ago, PinkNews.co.uk became entangled in one of the most complex libel disputes in recent times between the News of the World and the footballer Ashley Cole. Legal threats against PinkNews.co.uk made by the News of the World could have threatened this publication with closure. As the News of the World prepares to publish its last edition, we look back at this extraordinary case.

  • 8th July 2011

    Get ready for Gay Sports Day 20

    Events include the spacehopper steeplechase.

    4:53 PM — Been practising your spacehopper steeplechase skills? Or perfecting your 50m mince? This year's Gay Sports Day takes place on Bank Holiday Monday August 29th in Vauxhall Spring Gardens, London.

  • National transgender festival Sparkle kicks off 11

    Sparkle is being held this weekend (Photo: Radders Photographic)

    3:40 PM — The national transgender festival, Sparkle, has begun in Manchester. The festival, now in its seventh year, is the biggest event on the trans calendar and is billed as a "celebration of gender diversity".

  • 5th July 2011

    Longlist announced for gay book prize 8

    The longlist has been announced (Photo: Kate Ter Haar)

    4:26 PM — The longlist for the annual Polari First Book Prize has been announced. The contenders for the award, now in its third year, were announced at the London Literary Festival last night.

  • Even more Pride London 2011 photo highlights 11

    3:20 PM — As London reflects on another large Pride festival, PinkNews.co.uk brings you even more photo highlights from the day.

  • 4th July 2011

    Main sponsor pulls out of Aberdeen Pride 17

    Aberdeen Pride will go ahead, organisers say

    4:45 PM — Aberdeen Pride organisers say they are confident the show will go on despite the main sponsor pulling out. The event, due to be held on August 6th, was to be supported by Cheerz Bar, which promised to pay for headline acts Andy Scott-Lee and former X Factor contestant Scott Bruton.

  • Interview: ‘If you don’t talk about your rights, they can slip away’ 6

    Kath Gillespie-Sells with her son Dan

    11:15 AM — LGBT disability campaigner Kath Gillespie-Sells MBE, who was London Pride's grand marshall on Saturday, tells PinkNews.co.uk why Pride events need to cater to disabled people.

  • Billy Elliot author’s opera pulled after school objects to gay character 72

    The primary school said the scene was not suitable for children

    10:46 AM — A community opera by the author of Billy Elliot has been pulled after a primary school demanded that a gay character be written out. Lee Hall, who wrote the hugely successful show about a boy who wants to dance, had been working on Beached with opera company Opera North and 400 residents of East Yorkshire town Bridlington.

  • 2nd July 2011

    Have mainstream politicians lost Pride? 74

    The public turned out in force, but few politicians joined the 2011 parade

    4:16 PM — The number of politicians attending London's Pride event has dropped. PinkNews.co.uk asks key figures on the march if Pride still has political relevance.

  • Pride 2011 in photos 9

    2:49 PM — PinkNews.co.uk brings you the photographic highlights of this year's Pride event in central London.

  • Pride London in full swing as parade begins 58

    Peter Tatchell at the front of the march

    2:22 PM — Activists, politicians and celebrities join up to a million Pride supporters for the parade through the capital.

  • 1st July 2011

    Boris Johnson: ‘London should be the benchmark for LGBT equality’ 23

    Boris Johnson poses with a pink cowboy hate at 2008's parade

    4:31 PM — London mayor Boris Johnson has called for London to be the "benchmark of LGBT equality' ahead of tomorrow's Pride march.

  • Woman, 74, charged with assault for kissing anti-gay preacher 45

    Joan Parker claimed the preacher had been screaming that gays will go to hell

    2:20 PM — A 74-year-old gay rights supporter has been charged with assault for kissing an anti-gay preacher during a pride event in North Carolina. Joan Parker, who attended last Saturday's event with her husband, says she kissed the preacher on the cheek while he screamed that gay people would go to hell.

  • Soho bomber David Copeland loses appeal over sentence 51

    David Copeland told police he wanted to start a 'racial war'

    1:48 PM — David Copeland, the Soho nailbomber who killed three people in 1999, has lost an appeal to have his sentence cut. The 35-year-old, from Hampshire, set off three bombs over the course of two weeks designed to kill and seriously injure London's gay, Asian and black communities.

  • Disability campaigner Kath Gillespie-Sells to lead London Pride 6

    Kath Gillespie-Sells and her son Dan at last year's Stonewall awards

    12:01 PM — LGBT disability campaigner Kath Gillespie-Sells is to lead London's gay Pride parade tomorrow as the event's first grand marshall. The activist, who was honoured with an MBE last month, will lead the annual parade through the city centre.

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