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  • 1st November 2011

    Comment: A tribute to Axel Axgil, 1915-2011 15

    Mr Axgil founded one of the world's oldest gay rights groups in 1948

    11:40 AM — Peter Tatchell remembers how Danish gay rights pioneer led him to uncover history of experiments on gay concentration camp prisoners.

  • 31st October 2011

    Brighton football supporters urge FA to tackle anti-gay chants 86

    Brighton and Hove Albion fans enjoy a good relationship with the gay community

    2:29 PM — Sussex football team's supporters suffer homophobic chants at away games, as FA urges personal responsibility to ticket-holders.

  • Danish gay rights pioneer Axel Axgil dies, aged 96 27

    Mr Axgil founded one of the world's oldest gay rights groups in 1948

    10:48 AM — In 1989, Mr Axgil and his partner were the first gay couple to enter into a civil union anywhere in the world.

  • ‘Divisive’ cleric voted Britain’s most inspirational black figure 66

    The poll was organised by the Metro and Boris Johnson

    9:36 AM — Pastor who opposed full marriage equality beat Barack Obama and Nelson Mandela to be voted most inspiring black person.

  • 28th October 2011

    Cher: Chaz Bono is ‘same child, different wrapping’ 44

    Chaz is 'same child, different wrapping'

    10:21 AM — Cher says she sees her transgender son Chaz Bono as the same person inside after he transitioned. The singer, who previously admitted she was finding it hard to deal with the change, now appears to have accepted it.

  • 26th October 2011

    Peter Tatchell: A tribute to Nikolai Alekseev 5

    Nikolai Alekseev has resigned

    3:58 PM — Russian gay activist Nikolai Alekseev has announced that he is standing down as chief organiser of Moscow Pride and of the LGBT human rights project GayRussia.Ru – two major initiatives that he pioneered. Peter Tatchell highlights his work.

  • Russian gay rights campaigner Nikolai Alekseev retires 7

    Nikolai Alekseev being arrested during a 2010 protest (Photo: Nico111)

    2:21 PM — Nikolai Alekseev, the face of gay rights campaigning in Russia, has retired. In an email sent to supporters last week, the 34-year-old said he would no longer head Moscow Pride and GayRussia.ru but gave little reason for his decision.

  • Liverpool’s gay art festival Homotopia celebrates eighth year 3

    Homotopia celebrates its eighth year

    1:24 PM — Liverpool's gay arts festival Homotopia kicks off next week with the theme of 'Cruising For Art'. The festival will showcase an "array of the queer, the extravagant, the bold, the unexpected and the daring" with theatre, dance, film, cabaret and discussions.

  • 24th October 2011

    Tesco becomes major London Pride sponsor 38

    London will host WorldPride next year

    2:28 PM — Supermarket giant Tesco has become a major sponsor of London Pride. Next year, London will host WorldPride across two days of festivities and marchers will follow an extended parade route.

  • 17th October 2011

    Stonewall seeks new trustees 7

    Stonewall is looking for new trustees

    3:16 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall is seeking new trustees. The current chair and deputy chair, David Isaac and Liz Grant, will complete their terms next year and the organisation is seeking to replace them, as well as appointing a number of other trustees.

  • Poland’s first transgender MP will fight for equal rights 9

    Anna Grodzka is Poland's first transgender MP

    2:43 PM — Anna Grodzka, Poland's first transgender MP, says she will seek equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people. The 57-year-old, who was elected an MP for Krakow last week, said she would make the Catholic country more accepting.

  • 16th October 2011

    Andrew Mitchell: UK will withhold aid from African countries with poor gay rights 48

    Andrew Mitchell said the move won't harm the poorest in Africa

    11:06 AM — Andrew Mitchell, the International development secretary has confirmed that the British government will withhold aid from countries with homophobic countries but denied that it will harm the most poor in those countries.

  • 14th October 2011

    ‘Inspirational’ Ugandan lesbian campaigner wins human rights award 8

    Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera was honoured for her courage

    1:54 PM — Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, the Ugandan gay rights campaigner, has been honoured with a prestigious human rights award. The activist, who has risked death to speak up for other LGBT people, received the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders in Geneva on Wednesday.

  • 12th October 2011

    Gay rights campaigner Frank Kameny dies aged 86 25

    Frank Kameny was a leading gay rights activist (Photo: DC Virago)

    10:14 AM — Frank Kameny, the US gay rights campaigner, has died aged 86. The activist, who was sacked from his government job as an astronomer in 1957 for being gay, was one of the leading lights of the US gay rights movement.

  • 10th October 2011

    Transgender woman set to become Polish MP 16

    Anna Grodzka will be Poland's first transgender MP

    1:29 PM — A transgender woman is expected to become the first trans person in Poland to be elected as an MP. Anna Grodzka, 57, of Krakow, believes she will be the world's only sitting transgender MP if elected for the Palikot Movement party.

  • 6th October 2011

    Australian transgender men win legal recognition 4

    The pair must be recognised as men, the highest court ruled

    9:50 AM — Two transgender men in Australia have won the right to be legally recognised as men without undergoing sex reassignment surgery. The pair, who have not been named, have had their breasts removed and some hormone therapy, although they still have some female sexual organs.

  • 5th October 2011

    New medical rules for US transgender inmates

    Rules for trans prisoners have changed

    11:27 AM — The US Bureau of Prisons has adopted new rules for the care of transgender inmates. Previously, prisoners would be permitted to continue with treatments such as hormone therapy if they began them before being incarcerated. However, they would not be permitted to start such treatments inside.

  • 4th October 2011

    Transgender woman tells of street abuse 28

    The court heard that Kim Oakland had suffered transphobic abuse

    5:56 PM — A transgender woman from Carlisle has told how she was subjected to transphobic abuse as she walked through the city centre.

  • 30th September 2011

    Police ban Serbia Pride over violence threats 81

    Serbia Pride has been banned - but organisers have not yet said whether they will comply

    5:10 PM — Serbia's gay Pride march has been banned by police. Authorities fear a repeat of the violence that marred last year's event and injured almost 100 police officers.

  • Right-wing Canadian group accused of transphobia for ‘confusion’ ad 38

    The ad was placed in the National Post

    11:19 AM — A right-wing Canadian group claims that school equality policies are "corrupting children". The Institute for Canadian Values ran an ad in the National Post this week urging adults to stop "confusing children" by teaching them about gay and transgender people.

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