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  • 13th August 2010

    London announces bid to host tenth gay games in 2018 6

    Gay Games medal from Chicago in 2006. London hopes to host the 2018 Games.

    3:12 PM — London is bidding to host the tenth Gay Games in 2018. The games, recently held in Cologne, are one of the largest sporting and cultural events in the world.

  • Swindon and Wiltshire Gay Pride to take place tomorrow

    The third Swindon & Wiltshire Pride takes place this weekend

    2:42 PM — Final preparations are underway for tomorrow's third annual Swindon and Wiltshire Gay Pride celebrations.

  • 12th August 2010

    George Michael charged with possession of drugs 7

    George Michael has been charged with drug possession

    2:49 PM — Musician George Michael has been charged with drug possession and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

  • UK Black Pride takes place in London this Saturday 50

    Black Pride takes place this Saturday in London

    1:56 PM — The fifth annual UK Black Pride celebrations are to take place this weekend in the grounds of north London's Regent's Park College.

  • 9th August 2010

    160,000 enjoy Brighton’s biggest Pride 3

    Pride and (No) Prejudice was this year's theme (Photo: Flickr user Digital Leica)

    4:43 PM — Saturday's Brighton Pride festival was the biggest yet with more than 160,000 people joining the fun. Unlike previous years, revellers enjoyed good weather all day for the march and party in Preston Park.

  • Man jailed after stab attack on gay couple 4

    Lewis Buck was jailed for the attack

    11:22 AM — An Oxford man who shouted homophobic abuse at a gay couple and stabbed one of the men in the stomach has been jailed.

  • 6th August 2010

    Gay Labour mayor at centre of Nottinghamshire homophobia row 8

    Ian Campbell claimed Kay Cutt had snubbed him

    2:31 PM — A Labour politician in Nottinghamshire has accused a Tory council leader of being homophobic at an youth awards ceremony in December. Retford mayor Ian Campbell, 23, says Kay Cutts, the leader of Nottinghamshire county council, refused to present him with an award.

  • 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.

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