10th August 2010
BiCon bisexuality conference to be held this month 1
11:26 AM — The 2010 BiCon bisexuality conference will be held in London at the end of this month. The yearly event, which attracts around 250 participants, will take place at the University of London between August 26th-30th.
9th August 2010
First Liverpool Pride ‘a success’ 11
5:06 PM — Liverpool held its first Pride festival this weekend, which saw 21,000 people enjoy a march and party. The event, which had a rainbow circus theme, has been in planning for two years.
160,000 enjoy Brighton’s biggest Pride 3
4:43 PM — Saturday's Brighton Pride festival was the biggest yet with more than 160,000 people joining the fun. Unlike previous years, revellers enjoyed good weather all day for the march and party in Preston Park.
Worcester’s first Pride cancelled 3
3:13 PM — Worcester's first Pride festival has been cancelled due to financial problems and a lack of support from local bodies and businesses.
6th August 2010
Reykjavik’s mayor opens Pride in drag 21
5:00 PM — The mayor of Reykjavik has opened the city's Pride celebrations in drag. Jon Gnarr, a comedian, kicked off festivities last night dressed in a blonde wig, floral dress and red lipstick.
4th August 2010
Brighton Pride asks revellers to dig deep for donations 1
4:13 PM — Brighton Pride will be held this Saturday and organisers are asking revellers to help keep the festival free by donating money. The event, which has been running since 1992, has been plagued by financial problems and organisers hope to raise £40,000 on the day.
3rd August 2010
Gay MP speaks at Leeds Pride 1
1:10 PM — Newly-elected Tory MP for Pudsey Stuart Andrew was one of the speakers at Leeds Pride on Sunday. Mr Andrew told crowds at the city's Millennium Square that the new coalition government was committed to tackling homophobic bullying and led the party's gay group LGBTory in the parade.
30th July 2010
Two thousand marchers join ‘subdued’ Jerusalem Pride 2
5:03 PM — Two thousand people marched in Jerusalem Pride's parade yesterday despite anti-gay protests. The march was described by onlookers as "subdued", as it lacked the usual colour, noise and vibrant costumes associated with Pride.
First Liverpool Pride to remember murdered gay teen Michael Causer 3
10:30 AM — Liverpool's first Pride celebration is to hold a vigil next week to remember Michael Causer, the gay teenager who was murdered in the city two years ago. Michael, an 18-year-old hairdresser, died in hospital in August 2008 after being punched and kicked.
29th July 2010
Kelis to headline Manchester Pride
11:23 AM — US singer Kelis is to headline Manchester's Pride festival next month. The star, whose top hits are Milkshake and Acapella, will perform on Sunday August 29th in the city.
28th July 2010
Malaysian trans woman wins asylum in UK 14
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.