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  • 10th November 2011

    Ugandan activist receives RFK Human Rights Award 7

    Frank Mugisha is one of few openly gay Ugandan activists

    10:54 AM — Frank Mugisha is the second Ugandan gay rights activist to be honoured internationally in two months.

  • 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.

  • 15th November 2010

    Gay Northampton couple attempt to marry 17

    Gay couples cannot currently get married (Photo: Matthias Homberg)

    3:55 PM — A gay couple in Northampton will attempt to marry tomorrow as part of a campaign to open up marriage and civil partnerships to both straight and gay couples.

  • 9th November 2010

    Straight couple denied civil partnership again 34

    Tom Freeman and Katherine Doyle were refused a civil partnership

    5:36 PM — A straight couple from London have once again been denied a civil partnership. Tom Freeman and Katherine Doyle, both 26, expected to be turned away from Islington registry office this morning but said they would take legal action over the refusal.

  • 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.

  • 16th February 2010

    Another man arrested in Malawi 5

    Another man has been arrested in Malawi

    5:21 PM — Another man has been arrested on homosexuality charges in Malawi. Police spokesman Dave Chingwalu said a 60-year-old man was arrested on Monday and charged with sodomy.

  • 10th February 2010

    Gay rights activist to challenge Hazel Blears 30

    David Henry is standing as a candidate for Salford and Eccles

    11:37 AM — A gay rights activist and member of OutRage! has been selected to challenge Labour MP Hazel Blears for her Salford and Eccles constituency seat.

  • 2nd February 2010

    Gay and straight couples needed to challenge UK gay marriage ban 14

    Katherine Doyle and Tom Freeman are hoping to challenge the gay marriage ban (Photo: PinkNews.co.uk)

    3:17 PM — A heterosexual couple are seeking allies to help them mount a legal challenge against the UK's ban on gay marriage. Tom Freeman and Katherine Doyle need two more straight couples and three gay couples to join their case.

  • 17th December 2009

    Gay activist killed in Honduras 12

    Walter Trochez was a well-known campaigner in Honduras

    11:32 AM — A gay rights activist has been killed in Honduras in a drive-by shooting. Walter Trochez, 25, was well-known for campaigning for equality in the country and had reportedly been harassed and beaten recently.

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