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  • 4th August 2010

    Brighton Pride asks revellers to dig deep for donations 1

    Brighton Pride is on Saturday

    4:13 PM — Brighton Pride will be held this Saturday and organisers are asking revellers to help keep the festival free by donating money. The event, which has been running since 1992, has been plagued by financial problems and organisers hope to raise £40,000 on the day.

  • Police release descriptions of homophobic attack suspects 1

    Police released descriptions of the suspects

    1:30 PM — West Yorkshire police have released the descriptions of two suspects wanted in connection with a homophobic attack on a gay barman.

  • 3rd August 2010

    Gay MP speaks at Leeds Pride 1

    Stuart Andrew with members of LGBTory

    1:10 PM — Newly-elected Tory MP for Pudsey Stuart Andrew was one of the speakers at Leeds Pride on Sunday. Mr Andrew told crowds at the city's Millennium Square that the new coalition government was committed to tackling homophobic bullying and led the party's gay group LGBTory in the parade.

  • Gay Leeds man knocked unconscious in homophobic attack 9

    Police are investigating the attack on Dane Holdsworth

    10:23 AM — A gay barman was knocked unconscious in a homophobic attack the day before Leeds' fifth Pride festival. Dane Holdsworth, 21, from Leeds, said he was attacked by two men as he walked home from work early on Saturday morning on York Road.

  • 2nd August 2010

    West Yorkshire police launch campaign to tackle gay domestic violence 1

    West Yorkshire police are concerned about same-sex domestic violence

    3:31 PM — West Yorkshire police are launching a campaign to encourage victims of same-sex domestic violence to come forward. The force says that there have been more than 400 reported incidents of same-sex domestic violence in West Yorkshire in the last year, including three murders.

  • 29th July 2010

    Kelis to headline Manchester Pride

    Kelis is headlining Manchester Pride

    11:23 AM — US singer Kelis is to headline Manchester's Pride festival next month. The star, whose top hits are Milkshake and Acapella, will perform on Sunday August 29th in the city.

  • 28th July 2010

    Man’s jaw broken in Merseyside homophobic attack 28

    A CCTV image of some of the men sought by police

    5:06 PM — A 27-year-old man had to be treated in hospital for a fractured jaw after being punched in a homophobic attack in Bootle, Merseyside. Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened on Marsh Lane on June 21st.

  • 24th July 2010

    Best of PinkNews: Tory chairman declares his old anti-gay policies “immoral” 17

    Francis Maude is now the Cabinet Office Minister

    11:07 AM — As PinkNews.co.uk celebrates its fifth birthday, we take a look back at some of the most important exclusive stories we've broken. In this interview first published in 2006, then Conservative Party chairman Francis Maude declared the anti-gay policies he'd voted for in the Thatcher Government were "immoral" and said that they contributed to the death of gay men including his brother from HIV/ AIDs.

  • 22nd July 2010

    Peter Tatchell confronts BNP leader Nick Griffin 37

    Mr Griffin was confronted about his party's views today

    6:00 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell confronted BNP leader Nick Griffin today over his party's record of homophobia, anti-Semitism and verbal attacks on Muslims. Mr Griffin, who was barred from a garden party at Buckingham Palace today, was leaving the BBC studios in Westminster when Mr Tatchell ambushed him in a stairwell.

  • 21st July 2010

    Man denies murdering trans woman Destiny Lauren

    Destiny Lauren was killed last November

    2:59 PM — A man accused of killing a trans woman in November last year in Kentish Town, London, has gone on trial. Leon Fyle, 22, who is unemployed, strangled 29-year-old Destiny Lauren after visiting her for sex, a court heard.

  • One in seven men on London gay scene thought to have HIV 21

    HIV was found to be more prevalent in those on the gay scene

    12:07 PM — One in seven men on the capital's gay scene are thought to be infected with HIV - markedly higher than the rate for the general gay male population.

  • 19th July 2010

    Liverpool Pride unveils Cabaret Stage line-up 3

    Liverpool Pride will have a Cabaret Stage

    4:14 PM — Liverpool's first Pride event will have a cabaret stage with acts such as burlesque, singing, drag kings and queens and a Liza Minelli tribute. The rainbow circus-themed festival, to be held on August 7th and 8th, is Liverpool's first official Pride event.

  • 13th July 2010

    Tory councillor cleared of homophobia over ‘limpwristed boys’ remark 48

    Denis Knowles was cleared of homophobia

    11:10 AM — A Conservative councillor who made a remark on Facebook about "limpwristed boys" has been cleared of homophobia. Denis Knowles, a councillor for Seacombe in the Wirral, made the comment in March after spotting gay Labour activists handing out leaflets for lesbian Labour MP Angela Eagle.

  • 12th July 2010

    Small Muslim protest fails to hinder Derby Pride 19

    Derby Pride last year

    4:38 PM — The third Derby Pride festival proceeded peacefully this weekend despite a small group of Muslim protesters. The 14-strong group held up placards urging marchers to change their lives but were largely drowned out by the colourful parade.

  • Anti-gay preacher arrested for ‘homophobic’ election leaflets 46

    Paul Shaw was arrested over his election leaflet

    10:47 AM — A Christian street preacher has been arrested for distributing leaflets which allegedly said gay men and lesbians should be "locked up".

  • 4th July 2010

    Gay cleric front-runner to become next Bishop of Southwark 7

    Other churches have ordained gays and lesbian bishopa

    3:11 PM — At a meeting chaired by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, an openly gay cleric was shortlisted for the high profile role of Bishop of Southwark, London.

  • 3rd July 2010

    Lynne Featherstone MP hints that religious same-sex unions may be a step closer 6

    The Coalition are considering allowing religious civil partnerships

    3:47 PM — The equalities minister Lynne Featherstone has been reported as saying religious civil ceremonies for same-sex couples could soon become a reality.

  • Anti-gay Christian groups protest at Pride 104

    Christian protestors at Pride

    3:18 PM — London Pride progressed peacefully despite a small band of anti-gay Christian protestors.

  • Margot James celebrates first Pride as MP 3

    Margot James MP has been visiting Pride for 30 years - this is her first an an MP

    3:01 PM — Margot James, recently elected MP for Stourbridge said she had been coming to Pride since 1980. This is her first Pride as an MP. Ms James, who is the Conservative party’s first openly lesbian MP told PinkNews.co.uk: “It's so accepting, welcoming and enthusiastic. People used to look at you like you were a freak. Now it's like a carnival”.

  • Exclusive: Boris Johnson fully supports gay marriage and plans to run again for mayor 43

    Mayor Boris Johnson says he supports full gay marriage equality and plans to run for mayor again

    2:28 PM — Mayor of London Boris Johnson has told PinkNews.co.uk that he supports gay marriage and wants to be mayor again for Worldpride, which London will be hosting in 2012.

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