3rd June 2011
This weekend marks 30th anniversary of first HIV cases but ignorance is growing, say National AIDS Trust 83
1:05 PM — This Sunday 5 June marks 30 years since the first cases of HIV.
Facebook belatedly remove transphobic hate page 17
11:37 AM — Facebook came under fire yet again this week for what some are claiming is a pattern of failure to take seriously attacks on the LGBT community.
2nd June 2011
First same-sex Jewish marriage takes place in Manchester 108
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.
Stephen Fry says he finds fame ‘exhausting’ and that suicide is always an option 78
2:24 PM — Stephen Fry has said that he finds his celebrity 'exhausting' and that there's every possibility he'd consider suicide one day.
Amsterdam city officials to be annually questioned on their support for gay marriage 9
1:00 PM — Marriage commissioners in Nieuw-West district of Amsterdam will have to undergo an annual evaluation in order to ensure their consistent support for same-sex marriage.
Ugandan woman branded with iron for being a lesbian faces deportation from UK 87
11:43 AM — A 22-year-old Ugandan woman who was subjected to being branded with a hot iron in her home country as a punishment for being a lesbian, may be deported from the UK.
1st June 2011
Commonwealth secretary general speaks out against homophobia following Tatchell’s criticisms 29
4:55 PM — The Commonwealth secretary-general, Kamalesh Sharma, has written an article in the Nairobi Star speaking out against homophobia.
Man fined for East End anti-gay stickers 111
3:54 PM — An 18-year-old Muslim man has been fined for posting homophobic stickers around London’s East End.
London borough tries to reassure critics after homophobic Catholic charity awarded £89,000 contract for counselling in schools 54
1:01 PM — The south-west London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, which earlier this year awarded an £89,000 contract to the homophobic Catholic Children’s Society to offer counselling and support to children in the borough’s school, are seeking to reassure critics over the decision.
Lesbian woman subjected to homophobic rant from doctor at Atos medical assessment 127
11:31 AM — A gay woman who was instructed to attend an Atos Healthcare assessment in order to assess her benefit entitlement claims she was subjected to a homophobic outburst by the doctor who examined her.
31st May 2011
Outrage at capital’s HIV services funding cut 38
5:30 PM — London HIV prevention groups have said they are outraged at the 20 per cent funding cut.
Twitter user claims popstar had lesbian affair while married
3:27 PM — A Twitter user is claiming that a popular British singer had a lesbian affair during her second marriage.
Catholic Care plans to appeal a fourth time over gay adoption ruling 49
10:42 AM — The Leeds-based charity Catholic Care are to appeal to the Upper Tribunal in the hope of quashing the ruling forbidding them to exclude gay people when considering potential adoptive parents.
30th May 2011
Trans woman asks that she be sent to a women’s prison if convicted for benefit fraud 35
4:25 PM — A trans woman from Oldham who confessed to falsely claiming £12,000 in benefits over a period of four years, asked that she be sent to a women's prison if convicted.
Birmingham Pride largely a success, despite police investigation of two homophobic incidents 14
11:13 AM — Police are treating as homophobic two incidents that took place at an otherwise successful and peaceful Birmingham Pride over the weekend.
28th May 2011
Courtney Love: Lady Gaga is a ‘sexless Barbie Doll surrounded by gays’ as Gaga poses with Stephen Fry 95
1:28 PM — Courtney Love, one time rock-star and wife of the late Nirvana front-man Kurt Cobain has some choice words for Lady Gaga, warning against surrounding herself with gays as the Gaga posed on the cover of the Financial Times magazine with Stephen Fry.
27th May 2011
26-year-old gay club in Portsmouth to close down 14
10:55 AM — One of the few gay night clubs in Portsmouth, England is to close its doors for good on Monday evening. Martha's, on Commercial Road in the city, will host its final night on the Bank Holiday.
25th May 2011
Plymouth man banned from city pubs over anti-gay abuse 12
10:56 AM — A Plymouth man has been barred from all of the city centre's pubs for 18 months after hurling anti-gay abuse at a group of women. Richard Ham, 38, was drinking in The Bank pub at Derry's Cross in February last year when he began verbally abusing the women, who were sitting at the next table.
23rd May 2011
Consultation on Liverpool’s gay village ends 34
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
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.