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  • 12th April 2012

    Video: Vote to decide new anti-homophobia campaign ad 17

    The videos will be used by LGF

    5:07 PM — The Lesbian & Gay Foundation is appealing for votes to decide which of these eight videos it will use to promote its Enough is Enough campaign against homophobia this year.

  • 2nd April 2012

    Gay men warned over dysentery risk 34

    A shigella outbreak in Manchester prompted the investigation

    11:22 AM — An increase in cases of dysentery caused by shigella infection has been identified among men who have sex with men around the UK, according to preliminary findings from a Health Protection Agency (HPA) investigation published last week.

  • 21st March 2012

    First UK conference on gay China begins this week 14

    The event begins tomorrow at the University of Manchester (Photo: Alex Carisey)

    9:57 AM — A dozen leading figures from the Chinese gay and lesbian community will speak at The University of Manchester this week in the first event of its kind in the UK.

  • 12th March 2012

    Unitarian chapel in Manchester celebrates first civil partnership licence 14

    The Unitarian chapel will be the first of its kind to hold civil partnerships (Photo: Cross Street Chapel)

    11:09 AM — The Cross Street Unitarian Chapel in Manchester has received a licence from Manchester City Council to hold civil partnerships on its premises, believed to be the first of its kind in England and Wales.

  • 6th March 2012

    Manchester to urge anti-gay law veto on St Petersburg trip 10

    A civic delegation from Manchester will speak to the governor

    2:04 PM — The deputy council leader said it will exercise its right to point out that Manchester's twin city is "doing something wrong."

  • 24th February 2012

    Manchester gay sauna closed today after fire 23

    The sauna will reopen tomorrow (Photo: Thomas Wanhoff)

    10:40 AM — The H2O sauna in Manchester's gay district is closed today after a small fire broke out on the premises yesterday afternoon.

  • 27th August 2011

    Video: Manchester Pride sees thousands celebrate their 21st pride 44

    Coronation Street's Antony Cotton and Pan Ann led the pride(Photo credit: @Danniejudge)

    7:05 PM — The LGBT community of Manchester have celebrated the 21st Manchester pride with hundreds of thousands lining the streets with rainbow flags and 'I Love MCR' banners supporting the fightback after the riots that broke out in the city earlier this month.

  • 2nd June 2011

    First same-sex Jewish marriage takes place in Manchester 108

    Jeffrey Levine and Roman Hunter-Fox at their wedding in Manchester last weekend (Photo: Manchester Liberal Jewish Community)

    5:14 PM — The first same-sex Jewish partnership ceremony officially to be termed a marriage by Liberal Judaism - a major British progressive strand of the religion - took place in Manchester last weekend.

  • 8th December 2010

    Campaign for AIDS memorial in London 18

    London is unusual in that it does not have an AIDS memorial, campaigners say

    3:35 PM — Campaigners are calling for an AIDS memorial to be created in London to remember those who have died from the disease. Unlike Brighton, Manchester and many western capitals, London does not have a permanent memorial despite its high number of AIDS deaths.

  • 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.

  • 24th June 2010

    Manchester Cathedral celebrates LGBT heritage of the city 14

    The Bishop of Manchester welcomed LGBT groups to the city's cathedral

    5:11 PM — The Bishop of Manchester, the Right Reverend Nigel McCulloch, last night welcomed the city’s LGBT community to Manchester Cathedral for a service to celebrate their heritage in the city. This was the second such service to take place, the first being in 2008. Bishop McCulloch, along with the Dean of Manchester, the Very Reverend Rogers […]

  • 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.

  • 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

    Gaydio to launch on 18 June 7

    Canal Street, the heart of Manchester's gay scene

    5:24 PM — Gaydio, a brand-new Manchester-based radio station dedicated to LGBT listeners, will launch on Fri 18 June.

  • 5th February 2010

    Gavin and Stacey actor to appear in Boy George biopic 11

    Boy George will get the biopic treatment

    5:22 PM — Gay singer Boy George will be the subject of a new BBC biopic, it was announced today. The drama will document his early life up to his 1980s heyday and cast members will include Mat Horne, best known for comedy Gavin and Stacey and the flop movie Lesbian Vampire Killers.

  • 15th January 2010

    Manchester police appeal for information over male rape 25

    Police are appealing for information

    3:46 PM — Police are appealing for information following a male rape near Manchester's gay village. A 30-year-old man was attacked after getting into a car on Bloom Street.

  • 13th January 2010

    Gay man avoids jail for trying to poison lesbian couple 5

    The curry was laced with slug pellets

    7:22 PM — A gay man who tried to poison his neighbours in a row over a cat avoided jail yesterday. Gareth Stewart, of Denton, Manchester, gave Marie Walton and Beverley Sales a curry laced with slug pellets after a feud which started years ago.

  • Man wanted for burglaries 9

    Lee Eves skipped bail

    4:48 PM — Manchester police are seeking a man who befriends people in gay bars in order to steal from their homes. Lee James Eves, 25, failed to answer bail on November 18th after he was arrested in connection with a burglary in Salford in May.

  • 31st December 2009

    Theatre director Nicholas Hytner knighted 5

    Hytner has been director of the National Theatre since 2003

    1:30 PM — Openly gay director of the National Theatre receives knighthood in New Year's Honours.

  • 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.

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