27th April 2011
San Francisco’s legendary gay bookshop to close 67
3:03 PM — The last of the four shops owned by A Different Light Bookstores - and the last exclusively LGBT bookstore in San Francsico - is set to close by the end of this month.
Moscow gay pride parade now uncertain 1
2:30 PM — Moscow have said they are ‘studying’ the proposal for the city’s first gay pride parade, after it was previously thought to be going ahead. Nikolai Alexeyev, Russia’s top gay rights activist, said yesterday that the city council had given the go-ahead to the proposed march on 28 May, a claim dismissed by Moscow’s central district head, […]
Gay man beaten in homophobic south London attack 229
1:21 PM — A gay man has received hospital treatment after being beaten up in an unprovoked homophobic attack at the weekend.
Pakistan allows trans men and women their own gender category 30
12:39 PM — A landmark decision has been taken in Pakistan to allow trans people their own gender category on selected official documents.
26th April 2011
Moscow set to allow first ever gay pride parade in the city 20
3:08 PM — Moscow city authorities gave permission today for the first ever gay pride parade to be held in the Russian capital.
25th April 2011
Giant card and demonstration call on Prince William and Kate Middleton to support gay marriage 89
6:45 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell and the Equal Love campaign have presented Prince William and Kate Middleton a wedding card that calls for their support for gay marriage. The giant card, which was handed into Buckingham Palace by scores of supporters read: "We wish you a happy life together. You can get married, gay people can't."
15th April 2011
Hundreds protest outside John Snow pub that kicked out gay couple for kissing 608
11:22 PM — A large protest of hundreds of people gathered outside the John Snow pub in Soho, central London earlier this evening in reaction to a gay couple being ejecting from the venue for kissing.
14th April 2011
Brighton Pride announces ticket price concessions 22
3:14 PM — Brighton Pride has relaxed its ticket prices rules after complaints. The festival is to charge entry for the first time this year with ticket prices as high as £17.50 for those who buy on the day.
12th April 2011
Government seeks transgender community’s feedback 15
3:48 PM — The coalition government is to publish its first 'Transgender Action Plan' later this year and is asking trans people to help shape the document. Ministers promised last May that they would produce an action plan specifically for trans people.
11th April 2011
Gay soldier raises £4,000 for Stonewall 15
11:45 AM — A gay soldier raised £4,000 for Stonewall on Sunday by running the Brighton Marathon in four hours and 52 minutes.
4th April 2011
30 attend London East End gay Pride march 81
1:10 PM — An East End Gay Pride march was quietly held in Tower Hamlets on Saturday with just a few dozen people. Marchers walked from King Edward Memorial Park in Shadwell to Poplar Park carrying rainbow flags while a heavy police presence kept watch.
29th March 2011
Maltese trans man wins right to be recognised as male 3
10:31 AM — A transgender man in Malta has won the right to have his birth certificate changed to 'male'. The 26-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was born female but said he had always felt and acted like a man.
28th March 2011
Suffolk Pride cancelled 14
12:55 PM — Suffolk Pride has been cancelled because organisers have not been able to raise the funds to hold it. The event, which began in 2009, was to be held on Saturday June 18th.
27th March 2011
UK equality watchdog recommends that children as young as 11 could be quizzed on their sexuality 253
10:55 AM — Children as young as 11 could be asked if they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or questioning according to guidance issued by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
23rd March 2011
Ricky Martin performs for Target staff despite Lady Gaga anti-gay row 32
9:04 PM — Fresh from winning a GLAAD award following coming out, Ricky Martin has performed at a meeting of the managers of Target, the US retailer criticised for supporting homophobic political groups.
Transgender people sue New York City over surgery requirement 17
2:48 PM — Three transgender people are suing the city of New York over a requirement that they must have gender reassignment surgery in order to have their birth certificates changed.
21st March 2011
Comment: Tower Hamlets council can lead the way on tackling homophobia 108
5:04 PM — Fiyaz Mughal, the director of non-profit group Faith Matters, argues that a combined 'hard and soft' approach should be used to tackle homophobia in Tower Hamlets and that bodies which continue to invite anti-gay speakers should have their funds cut.
20th March 2011
Speech: British Home secretary promises progress on full gay marriage equality 65
2:53 PM — In her first major speech on LGBT rights, the home secretary and minister for equality, Theresa May, has promised action on full gay marriage equality. Mrs May was speaking at an event hosted by the gay lobby group Stonewall.
Chariots on fire: East London gay sauna severely damaged in fire 213
12:57 PM — One of the UK's largest gay saunas, Chariots in Shoreditch, East London, was severely damaged in a fire in the early hours of Sunday morning. 150 men were evacuated from the burning four-storey building.
18th March 2011
Government rejects proposals to close transgender pension loophole 14
1:25 PM — This week, the government rejected proposals to close a loophole which appears to have denied many trans women what they consider to be their rightful entitlement to pension payments.