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  • 2nd July 2010

    London 2012 Olympics to sell special ‘gay’ pin badges 10

    London 2012 is encouraging gay people to buy the special badges

    2:50 PM — The organising committee of the London 2012 Olympic Games is to sell special pin badges aimed at LGBT people. The £5 badges will be the first in a series highlighting the six 'strands of diversity' and feature the 2012 Games' logo against a rainbow flag.

  • 1st July 2010

    Gay football group Justin Campaign receives £2,000 grant 1

    The charity was given the money to hold coaching sessions

    3:24 PM — The Justin Campaign, a group set up to tackle homophobia in football, has won a £2,000 cash injection. The campaign, named after the late gay football star Justin Fashanu, was awarded a development grant from Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion campaign, and the Football Foundation, the UK’s largest sports charity.

  • 30th June 2010

    Gareth Thomas ‘delighted’ at rugby club’s £40,000 fine 8

    Gareth Thomas was said to be delighted at the RFL's action

    11:10 AM — Gay rugby league player Gareth Thomas is said to be delighted at the Rugby Football League's decision to fine Castleford Tigers after its fans shouted homophobic abuse at him.

  • 29th June 2010

    Rugby club fined £40,000 for anti-gay chants at Gareth Thomas 17

    Gareth Thomas was subjected to homophobic abuse from Castleford fans

    2:01 PM — Castleford Tigers rugby club has been hit with a £40,000 fine after its fans subjected gay player Gareth Thomas to homophobic taunts.

  • 28th June 2010

    New campaign urges gay men in relationships to ‘play it safe’ 1

    Condoms remain one of the safest ways to protect against HIV

    4:16 PM — The Terrence Higgins Trust has launched a new HIV-prevention campaign aimed at gay men who are in long-term relationships. The campaign, which will appear in selcted gay press and on posters and postcards, is part of the Pan-London HIV Prevention Partnership (PLHPP) and seeks to address the issue of safe sex within gay male relationships.

  • Beauty: Home made beauty in a post-austerity budget Britain 3

    An avocado is a perfect ingredient for a home made beauty product

    11:00 AM — Everybody likes to try to look their best but expensive face creams and body lotions can take their toll on your wallet. However you can still treat yourself to a relaxing facial, some luxurious face-cream or body lotion all for next to nothing. You might think you’d need a degree in chemistry or cosmetology to make your own beauty products from scratch but in actual fact this couldn’t be further from the truth. You can create some luxurious, natural products using items you probably already have lurking around your kitchen cupboards.

  • Beauty: The lure of male make-up 4

    Guyliner from Superdrug

    10:51 AM — More and more guys, and not just gay guys are starting to wear make-up, so are we entering a new era of slapped up straight men? Encouraged by the make-up wearing trends of cool male icons such as Russell Brand, Pete Doherty and Robbie Williams, it seems the male population is gradually warming to the idea of a bit of war paint.

  • Beauty: Is Perfect Skin All About Wrinkles? 3

    Are these the secrets to perfect skin

    10:45 AM — Whereas many of us will happily spend a small fortune on shoes we’ll baulk at the price of skin care products which promise to keep our skin in its prime or, worse, merrily fall in to bed without so much of taking off our make up. Fast forward to our thirties and forties and we’re bemoaning burgeoning crows feet and sighing at our ashy, dull complexions.

  • 25th June 2010

    Stanley Cup to feature at Chicago gay pride parade

    Chicago Pride 2010 takes place this Sunday 27 June

    1:19 PM — The Stanley Cup, the trophy annually awarded to the champion team of the National Hockey League, will be on display at this Sunday's Chicago Gay Pride Parade - its first appearance at a gay-themed event.

  • 23rd June 2010

    Daily Mirror journalist says there is ‘no chance’ of English football players coming out 24

    Justin Fashanu committed suicide in 1998

    11:04 AM — Daily Mirror sports jounalist John Cross has stated in an interview with an anti-homophobia in sport website that he cannot see any English footballers coming out in the near future as "our sport has created a dangerous taboo".

  • 15th June 2010

    Freddie Ljungberg ‘proud’ of gay gossip 14

    Freddie Ljungberg said he didn't mind the rumours (Photo: Magazine Cafe)

    11:25 AM — Swedish football star Freddie Ljungberg says he is "proud" of the rumours he is gay. The 33-year-old player has been the subject of gossip about his sexuality for years, due to his bachelor lifestyle and love of musicals and fashion.

  • 8th June 2010

    Play on Justin Fashanu’s last year to be shown next month 3

    The play focuses on the footballer's last few months

    4:42 PM — A play exploring Justin Fashanu's last year is to be shown in London next month. The Norwich City player remains the only top-level footballer to have ever come out as gay.

  • 4th June 2010

    Online survey to question football fans on homophobia 4

    Football fans are being questioned on homophobia

    12:03 PM — University researchers are conducting a study on the attitudes of football fans towards out gay players. Staffordshire University is launching the self-selecting online survey this week and a small pilot study has found positive attitudes to homosexuality.

  • 3rd June 2010

    Cristiano Ronaldo supports impending introduction of gay marriage in native Portugal 11

    Cristiano Ronaldo playing in a recent football match

    11:43 PM — Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has signalled his support for the impending introduction of gay marriage in his native Portgual. Ronaldo, brought up on the Portuguese island of Maderia said: "“As I am Portuguese, I try to keep myself informed about what is happening in my country.

  • 2nd June 2010

    Aussie Rules star Jason Akermanis suspended for gay comments 6

    Jason Akermanis has been suspended for two games

    12:12 PM — Jason Akermanis, the Aussie Rules Football star who said gay players should stay in the closet, has been suspended.The Western Bulldogs player wrote in a newspaper that gay team members could "break the fabric" of clubs and that the macho sport is not ready for them to come out.

  • 28th May 2010

    LGBT filter added to Expedia’s online booking options 6

    LGBT travellers can face prejudice when seeking holiday accommodation

    5:18 PM — Britain's premier online travel website expedia.co.uk have added an LGBT search filter to their hotel options in order to assist gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people in finding welcoming and safe places to stay when planning holidays at home and abroad.

  • 27th May 2010

    More than half of gay men surveyed are uncomfortable displaying public affection 31

    Many gay men still find it uncomfortable to display affection in public

    6:33 PM — In a survey undertaken by free gay dating website ManCentral.com, 61 per cent of gay and bisexual men say they felt uncomfortable displaying affection with another man in public.

  • HIV cases on the rise in Scotland 6

    HIV infections continue to rise in Scotland

    4:12 PM — Figures published yesterday showed that over 90 Scots were diagnosed HIV positive since the beginning of this year. Between January and March 2010, 91 people were affected, bringing the overall Scottish diagnosis rate to 6,338.

  • 26th May 2010

    Manchester Pride 2010 lineup announced

    Manchester Pride celebrates its 20th birthday this year

    12:12 PM — Manchester Pride have revealed their Big Weekend line-up for this summer. Artists set to perform include 1980s stars Belinda Carlisle and Heaven 17, soul singer Beverly Knight, electro outfit May 68 and local indie band The Sticks.

  • 25th May 2010

    BBC praised over documentary on homophobia in sport 7

    Justin Fashanu committed suicide in 1998

    4:30 PM — Last night's BBC documentary on homophobia in the sporting world, called Inside Sport - The Last Taboo, has been praised by the Justin Campaign.

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