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Brighton

  • 24th July 2012

    Brighton: Green councillor ‘accountable to God’ in equal marriage vote 140

    Christina Summer said she was accountable 'to God'

    9:41 AM — A councillor from Brighton has said she is 'accountable to God above any political party' after becoming the only member of the city council to vote against supporting civil marriage rights for gay couples.

  • 26th June 2012

    Brighton Pride 2012 issues first local donations 6

    L to R: Paul Elgood of Rainbow Fund, Trevor Edwards of Pride Brighton and Hove, Lola Lasagne, Mayor Bill Randall

    11:08 AM — LGBT causes within Brighton and Hove are set to benefit as the company organising this year's Pride event issues its first donation, of more than £5,000.

  • 27th April 2012

    Speaker John Bercow to join Brighton Equality Walk 7

    John Bercow will join the walk with his wife (Photo: bizgovuk)

    12:38 PM — Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow will be joining hundreds of Stonewall supporters on the ninth annual Brighton Equality Walk on Bank Holiday Sunday 6 May.

  • 13th April 2012

    Brighton Pride 2012 announces theme 2

    It had been doubted that Brighton Pride would go ahead at all this year

    3:10 PM — A public vote has decided the theme of Brighton Pride 2012 as The United Colours of Pride.

  • 10th April 2012

    Vote to decide theme of Brighton Pride 11

    A public vote will decide the theme of this year's event

    10:30 AM — Brighton and Hove locals are to be asked to choose the theme of the city's 2012 Pride event.

  • 21st March 2012

    Brighton police warn teen over homophobic comment drive-by 35

    The driver sped off but police were able to track him down (Photo: Zivojin)

    3:30 PM — A teenager who shouted homophobic abuse at a group of people outside a Brighton bar has been reprimanded by police.

  • 24th February 2012

    Brighton prepares for National Student Pride this weekend 3

    Hundreds of students will descend on Brighton for the event (Photo: Zivojin)

    4:39 PM — 1,000 students are expected to descend on Brighton this weekend for the eighth annual National Student Pride.

  • 7th February 2012

    Future of Brighton Pride uncertain over ‘£200,000 debt’ 29

    Organisers said a "level of confidentiality" is necessary during negotiations

    9:49 AM — The future of Brighton Pride is in doubt again after reports its organisers owe creditors up to £200,000. Pride (South East) called the release of the financial documents which outline the debts "unhelpful" and a "misrepresentation".

  • 25th November 2011

    Eastenders actress to perform with Brighton’s Gay Men’s Chorus

    June could not think of a “better way” to kick-start the festive season. (Flickr user Damo 1977).

    4:40 PM — June Brown is “looking forward” to raising money for the chorus and the Sussex Beacon charity. Comedian and Brighton resident Zoe Lyons has also been announced as the show’s compere.

  • 14th August 2011

    In Photos: Brighton Pride 2011 112

    1:36 AM — Alexandra Burke, Joe McElderry, Sonia, Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell were among the celebrities attending the 19th Brighton Pride held yesterday. Here are the best photos of the day

  • 3rd May 2011

    500 join Stonewall’s Equality Walk 7

    Stonewall's Equality Walk was held on Sunday

    5:44 PM — A record 504 people joined gay charity Stonewall's annual Equality Walk on Sunday. Walkers raised £50,000 for the charity's work and followed a route along the sea front and through Brighton's gay village.

  • 14th April 2011

    Brighton Pride announces ticket price concessions 22

    Brighton Pride will charge for entry this year

    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.

  • 13th April 2011

    Gay Brighton couple hope to be first elected councillors together 29

    Peter Booth and Kelvin Poplett with Chris Sandland (R)

    5:51 PM — A gay couple from Brighton hope they will become the first civil partners to be elected as councillors at the same time. Peter Booth, a businessman, and Kelvin Poplett, a travel agent, are standing as Tory candidates for East Brighton ward alongside Chris Sandland, who was a founder member of Stonewall.

  • 4th February 2011

    Brighton Pride to charge entry and cap numbers 38

    Brighton Pride saw 160,000 visitors last year

    4:49 PM — Brighton Pride 2011 will charge entry and limit visitor numbers for the first time. Organisers of the festival said they had to make significant changes after complaints about safety and litter at last year's event.

  • 6th January 2011

    Former chair says Brighton Pride is failing the gay community 23

    Brighton Pride is failing, former chair David Harvey said

    11:50 AM — The former chair of Brighton Pride has said that the festival needs a "radical" overhaul. David Harvey, who ran the event between 2003 and 2006, said Brighton Pride was too straight, that LGBT people did not feel safe there and and that trustees could be breaching Charity Commission rules by "running a party disguised as a charity".

  • 26th November 2010

    UK HIV diagnoses remain high among gay men 6

    HIV rates remain high, campaigners say

    10:33 AM — New figures show a slight decline in the number of gay and bisexual men being diagnosed with HIV but campaigners estimate that one in four with the disease are unaware they have it.

  • 5th November 2010

    Comment: When did gay men stop fighting HIV? 48

    Scott Roberts says the bigger picture on HIV is being missed

    4:34 PM — Scott Roberts argues that campaigners angry about the gay blood ban are missing the bigger picture and that the gay community should be enraged at the continuing gulf of health inequality around HIV and AIDS.

  • 29th October 2010

    Transgender Day of Remembrance to be held next month 10

    This year's event is on November 20th (Photo: Per Ola Wiberg)

    5:08 PM — The annual Transgender Day of Remembrance will be held on Saturday November 20th. The international event is now in its 12th year and remembers those who died as a result of anti-trans violence.

  • 26th October 2010

    Trans woman’s murderer guilty of rape 2

    Neil MacMillan was found guilty of rape

    7:27 PM — A man convicted of murdering trans woman Andrea Waddell has been found guilty of raping another woman. Neil MacMillan, 41, of Brighton, was found guilty today of raping the woman in her twenties five weeks before he strangled Ms Waddell, a sex worker.

  • 25th October 2010

    2,000 join London vigil against hate crime 13

    2,000 people attended the event

    12:01 PM — Two thousand people braved the wind and rain to join a London vigil to remember victims of hate crime on Saturday evening. The crowd assembled in Trafalgar Square and heard speeches by equality minister Lynne Featherstone and Stuart Milk, the nephew of murdered US gay rights activist Harvey Milk.

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