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  • 10th July 2012

    Liverpool FC to march in city Pride parade 18

    The theme for this year's Pride event is 'Nautical but Nice'

    11:51 AM — Liverpool Football Club has announced it will be the first Premier League club in the country to be officially represented at a Pride event, although no footballers have been announced as taking part.

  • 8th June 2012

    Liverpool: Hate crime and social housing conference today 2

    Today's conference will examine hate crime and housing (Photo: Matt Davis)

    12:12 PM — A conference designed for and by social landlords in collaboration with gay and trans art and social justice organisation Homotopia will take place in Liverpool today.

  • 24th April 2012

    Fifty companies around Liverpool to fly rainbow flag for IDAHO in May 16

    Fifty companies and organisations around Liverpool have agreed to make a visual statement

    12:56 PM — Fifty companies and organisations in Merseyside have agreed to fly the rainbow flag or make another form of pro-gay visual statement for the International Day Against Homophobia in May.

  • 28th March 2012

    Man jailed for nine years after homophobic attack in Liverpool 15

    The attack took place in Liverpool's gay village

    4:24 PM — A chef has been jailed for nine years this week for an attack on a young man in Liverpool's gay quarter last autumn.

  • 17th August 2011

    Leeds campaigners want official city gay quarter 6

    Leeds campaigners want recognition for the gay venues

    11:10 AM — Gay rights activists in Leeds hope to persuade the city council to officially recognise the gay village. They want recognition and business schemes for Lower Briggate, Bridge End and The Calls, which have a number of gay venues.

  • 5th August 2011

    Liverpool council ‘should officially recognise gay quarter’ 19

    Liverpool's gay village is set to be improved

    12:42 PM — A Liverpool council report says that the city's gay quarter should be officially recognised. A £12,000 consultation ended in May after the area’s residents, businesses and visitors were asked how the area could be improved.

  • 31st May 2011

    New Canadian exhibition looks at gay maritime life of the post-war years 7

    Drag shows were a not considered at all unusual in maritime life of the past

    12:22 PM — A new exhibition has opened at The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax, Canada, looking into the gay and lesbian subcultures that flourished at sea on passenger cruise ships, naval vessels and freighters from the 1950s onwards.

  • 23rd May 2011

    Consultation on Liverpool’s gay village ends 34

    Liverpool's gay quarter is to be improved

    3:48 PM — The consultation on developing Liverpool's gay village has ended. Local councillors hope to turn the area into an international destination and plans include making a central square surrounded by restaurants and cafes.

  • 11th May 2011

    Two drag queens attacked in Liverpool’s gay quarter 44

    Two people have been attacked in the city's gay quarter in recent weeks

    3:17 PM — Two drag queens have been attacked in separate incidents in Liverpool's gay quarter. Last Friday, drag queen and DJ Lady Shaun was punched in the face in the early hours of Friday morning. She was knocked unconscious and suffered a broken jaw. Several weeks earlier, another performer was attacked.

  • 17th March 2011

    Gay businesses asked to stump up for Liverpool Pride 8

    Councillors want gay businesses to help fund Pride (Photo: Liverpool Pride)

    2:23 PM — Liverpool's gay businesses are being asked to contribute to the cost of the city's Pride festival. City council leaders are to invest £10,000 in the August 6th event but want gay bars and clubs which will profit from Pride to help out financially.

  • 7th December 2010

    Homotopia and The Pansy Project go to Istanbul

    A pansy planted at the British Consulate in Istanbul

    4:32 PM — A gay arts festival and a project to remember victims of anti-gay hate crime visited Istanbul last week. The Turkish city is the 2010 European Capital of Culture and Liverpool-based arts festival Homotopia and The Pansy Project planted hundreds of pansies at the British Consulate.

  • 28th October 2010

    Gay arts festival Homotopia kicks off 2

    Homotopia begins today

    5:13 PM — Liverpool's seventh annual Homotopia festival begins today. The month-long event showcases the best in LGBT art and culture, including dance, cabaret, poetry, literature, film and exhibitions.

  • 25th February 2010

    Liverpool policeman James Parkes ties the knot 12

    James Downey-Parkes tied the knot earlier this month

    11:08 AM — James Downey-Parkes, the Liverpool policeman who was beaten in a homophobic assault in October, has had a civil partnership.

  • Gordon Brown promises gay people they ‘will not have to walk alone’ 51

    Gordon Brown hosted an LGBT reception

    10:50 AM — Prime minister Gordon Brown paid tribute last night to gay and lesbian members of the armed forces at a reception to mark the contribution of the LGBT community for Britain.

  • 17th February 2010

    Michael Causer’s mother supports anti-homophobia play 7

    Michael Causer was killed in August 2008

    2:39 PM — Marie Causer, the mother of murdered gay teenager Michael Causer, has given her support to a play designed to tackle homophobia.

  • 16th February 2010

    ‘I support gay marriage’ says Nick Clegg as he answers PinkNews reader questions 32

    Nick Clegg answers your questions

    7:17 PM — Last month, we invited PinkNews.co.uk readers to submit their questions to Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg. The overwhelming subject mentioned was gay marriage, showing how important an issue this is for our readers. Other popular questions were on homophobic violence, faith schools and LGBT asylum seekers.

  • 30th December 2009

    The gay highs and lows of 2009 13

    Will 2010 see a prime minister marching with the Pride parade?

    7:07 PM — A look back at the best and worst moments for LGBT causes in 2009. While sports stars came out and politicians rushed to stand up for gay rights, the year was marred by the death of a much-loved pop star and a string of violent homophobic attacks.

  • 16th December 2009

    More schools running ‘anti-gay’ Christian crash-courses 16

    Some schools are joining the Youth Alpha course

    2:19 PM — Increasing numbers of schools are opting to run a youth version of the Alpha course, it has been reported. The adult ten-week evangelical courses act as an introduction to Christianity but have been criticised for being anti-gay and manipulative.

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