17th October 2014
France: Plaque unveiled for last men executed for being gay 11
4:30 PM — A memorial plaque has been unveiled for the last men executed in France for homosexuality.
11th August 2014
Canada: Toronto to get permanent trans memorial after city removes makeshift one
6:50 PM — A permanent transgender memorial is to be developed in Toronto, after a makeshift one was accidentally washed away by council staff.
23rd July 2014
Australia: Thousands memorialise the millions lost to HIV/AIDS 1
1:00 PM — Thousands congregated in Melbourne’s Federation Square yesterday to pay tribute to those who have lost their lives to HIV/AIDS, as part of the 20th International AIDS Conference.
30th June 2014
UK: Memorial plaque unveiled for legendary gay Beatles manager Brian Epstein 4
2:40 PM — A commemorative blue plaque has been unveiled in honour of legendary gay Beatles manager Brian Epstein.
14th April 2014
US: White House ceremony to launch stamp in honour of gay rights hero Harvey Milk 1
8:19 PM — The White House will hold a ceremony next month to launch a stamp in honour of assassinated gay rights hero Harvey Milk.
2nd April 2014
US: Post Office unveils stamp for murdered gay rights hero Harvey Milk 4
9:34 PM — The US Post Office has unveiled a stamp to memorialise assassinated gay politician Harvey Milk.
24th March 2014
UK: Vandalised transgender memorial restored 4
5:41 PM — A vandalised memorial to remember victims of transphobic hate crime has now been restored in Manchester.
25th August 2013
Video: Gay and lesbian people included in Martin Luther King’s ‘unfinished dream’ at 50th Anniversary 4
3:45 PM — Thousands of people marched to the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial in Washington on Saturday, commemorating the 50th anniversary of his 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech and pledging that his vision also included equality for gay and lesbian people.
23rd August 2013
Israel to honour gay Holocaust victims with first monument 21
2:05 PM — Israel has announced that it is to erect a monument in the honour of gay victims of the Holocaust, the first of its kind in the country.
28th November 2012
Video: Gay Men’s Chorus holds 34th anniversary memorial for Harvey Milk’s assassination 2
9:12 PM — The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus last night held a memorial and candlelight vigil march to the city's Castro District, to mark the 34th anniversary of Harvey Milk and George Moscone's assassination.
30th November 2011
Londoners invited to ‘Swish’ on World AIDS Day parade 14
12:21 PM — London AIDS Memorial Campaign is inviting people to take part in its annual AIDS Swish down London's Old Compton Street tomorrow as a mark of remembrance, pride and community. The event aims to promote awareness of the fact that London currently has no permanent AIDS Memorial.
22nd November 2011
North Carolina church: No more weddings until gay marriage is legalised 28
11:30 AM — The Pullen Memorial Baptist Church has said it will not hold weddings for straight couples until the state enacts equal marriage legislation. The state recently approved plans for a referendum on introducing a constitutional ban on gay marriage.
1st February 2011
Liverpool remembers gay Holocaust victims 8
12:12 PM — Pink and black triangle wreaths were laid in Liverpool this weekend to remember gay victims of the Holocaust. More than 60,000 gay people in Europe were thought to have been persecuted, murdered or interned between 1933 and 1945, during the Nazi reign.
8th December 2010
Campaign for AIDS memorial in London 18
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.
17th February 2010
Boyzone’s TV tribute to Stephen Gately 5
5:24 PM — Boyzone are to host a special hour-long memorial show dedicated to their late bandmate Stephen Gately. The one-off programme will be screened on ITV in the spring and has been described as "upbeat".
22nd December 2009
INTERVIEW: Why we need a London AIDS Memorial 35
4:29 PM — PinkNews.co.uk speaks to London scene legend Gary Henshaw about why he is pushing for permanent London AIDS memorial in the capital. The London AIDS memorial group was founded on December 1st 2009 by Gary Henshaw and Swarmite Ananda. Its aim is to provide a permanent AIDS memorial where people can gather to remember the ones who 'succumbed, dying bravely, defiantly and with no knowledge of the battle ahead.'