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  • 16th March 2012

    Gay switchboard unveils new online services

    The LLGS has unveiled new online services (Photo: Flickr user Rodriago)

    2:44 PM — The London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard has expanded its services to include digital channels including email and instant messaging for the first time.

  • Second MP pulls out of CARE internship scheme over charity’s ‘extreme views’ 26

    16 MPs have not yet publicly cut their ties with CARE (Photo: Ell Brown)

    11:46 AM — A second MP has pulled out of the Westminster internship scheme funded by the charity CARE as an online petition calling on others to pull out has reached 8,000 signatures.

  • 13th March 2012

    Royal theme announced for Jubilee year’s Walk for Life

    Corgis will be optional at the 2012 Walk for Life

    4:36 PM — HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust has announced a royal theme to its upcoming annual Walk For Life fundraising event.

  • 27th February 2012

    Gay tea launched in Australia 27

    The DiversiTEA range includes a number of inspired blends (Photo: Aaron Gustafson)

    4:43 PM — A range of gay teas has been launched in Australia to benefit LGBT health charities for the coming month and coincide with Australian Mardis Gras celebrations.

  • 22nd February 2012

    Suicide recorded at inquest into death of Roger Crouch 9

    Roger Crouch died in November 2011, eighteen months after his son's suicide

    11:47 AM — The inquest into the death of Roger Crouch has seen a verdict of suicide recorded. Mr Crouch had campaigned to raise awareness of efforts to tackle homophobic bullying after his son Dominic's own suicide in 2010 and was named Stonewall's Hero of the Year in 2011.

  • 20th February 2012

    Video: Anti-homophobic bullying song in No 11 chart success 11

    The L Project

    11:42 AM — A charity single raising money to tackle homophobic and transphobic bullying has hit number 11 on the official UK Independent Singles Chart.

  • 29th January 2012

    In Photos: Peter Tatchell 60th Birthday party fundraiser 13

    1:01 PM — Last Thursday to celebrate the 60th birthday of the legendary human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, QueerlyOut held a fundraiser party with all door proceeds donated to the Peter Tatchell Foundation to continue the valuable work that Peter does day in, day out.

  • 3rd January 2012

    Comment: On running club nights and marathons 4

    By day, Sam Feller is a surveyor from East London

    10:01 AM — Sam Feller runs QueerlyOut, a gay club night in London and is training to complete a marathon this year in Rwamagana, East Rwanda to benefit the survivors of the 1994 genocide.

  • 1st December 2011

    Rugby stars don red boxers in order to ‘Stand Up, Stand Out’ 33

    Harlequins players Karl Dickson, Sam Smith and Seb Stegmann donned red boxers for the campaign

    11:48 AM — Rugby stars and celebrities have lent their support to a campaign which urges the public to help support people living with HIV by wearing red this December. Harlequins rugby players slipped on the red boxers for World AIDS Day.

  • 15th November 2011

    Jane Lynch says she “feels bad for Brett Ratner” after his gay slur 42

    Lynch said earlier this year she did not think Hollywood was "homophobic"

    10:29 AM — The openly gay actress said if "you put a microphone in somebody's face, they're going to say something that offends somebody".

  • 14th September 2011

    Elton John sues over unpaid charity date 27

    The banker won a date with Sir Elton and David Furnish

    4:27 PM — Sir Elton John has issued a banker with a writ for £700,000 after the man allegedly to failed to pay up after winning a charity date with the star.

  • 12th September 2011

    Stonewall report: Older gay people at risk of loneliness 42

    Older people are more likely to be lonely, the study found

    10:53 AM — A report by gay rights charity Stonewall says older lesbian, gay and bisexual people are at more risk of loneliness and isolation.

  • 9th September 2011

    London charity for older LGBT people seeks volunteers 33

    The charity serves older LGBT people

    2:09 PM — Opening Doors London, the charity for older LGBT people, is seeking donations and volunteers. The service, run by Age UK, offers information, help, 'befrienders' and social activities for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people over the age of 50.

  • Daily Mail writer Melanie Phillips and MSP Bill Walker tipped for Bigot of the Year 87

    Melanie Phillips faces stiff competition for Bigot of the Year

    12:13 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has announced the nominees for its annual Hero and Bigot of the Year awards. Those in the running for Bigot of the Year include Daily Mail columnist Melanie Phillips who claimed gay charities were "brainwashing children" and MSP Bill Walker, who said gay relationships should not be "in any way equal" to straight ones.

  • 8th February 2011

    Seven-year-old donates to LA gay centre because he thinks inequality is unfair 40

    Malcolm and his letter

    12:55 AM — A seven-year-old has donated $140 to the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) because he doesn't think it's right for gay people not to be treated equally. The child, called Malcolm, was given $140 by his parents to donate to the charity of his choice. He chose to split the money between the gay centre and the HRC.

  • 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.

  • 24th January 2011

    Gay-inclusive maths and science lessons under fire 34

    Schools will be able to use the plans to make lessons gay-inclusive

    2:08 PM — Plans by gay education campaigners to encourage schools to make maths and other lessons more gay-inclusive have been attacked by critics. LGBT charity Schools Out has published guidance for teachers on how they can make more references to LGBT people during lessons.

  • 29th October 2010

    Stonewall launches own message for gay teenagers 33

    Stonewall launched the It Gets Better Today campaign

    2:01 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has launched its own version of the US It Gets Better YouTube campaign for bullied gay teenagers. 'It Gets Better Today' tells young people that they do not have to wait for their lives to improve because the UK already has civil partnerships, out gay soldiers and parental rights for gay people.

  • 28th October 2010

    Campaigners welcome Stonewall’s support of gay marriage 16

    Campaigners welcomed Stonewall's support of marriage equality

    11:42 AM — Marriage equality campaigners have welcomed Stonewall's support of civil marriage for gay couples. The charity announced yesterday that after surveying its supporters, it would add the issue to its campaigning objectives.

  • 27th October 2010

    Stonewall says it will campaign for gay marriage 50

    Stonewall said it was "pleased" to be widening its campaign objectives

    3:10 PM — Gay lobbying charity Stonewall says it will campaign for lesbian and gay couples to have civil marriages in the UK. The charity has come under pressure in recent months from several of its co-founders and other gay campaigners to widen its remit on the issue.

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