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  • 1st November 2010

    Trans woman remanded in male prison over tube death

    Sonia Burgess died last Monday at Kings Cross station

    12:39 PM — A trans woman has been remanded in a men's prison on a charge of murdering 63-year-old Sonia Burgess, who was hit by a train at Kings Cross station last Monday. Nina Kanagasingham, 34, of Chichele Road, Cricklewood, did not enter an application for bail at the Old Bailey this morning.

  • Gay and trans campaigners cancel Stonewall awards protest 12

    The demonstration has been cancelled

    10:39 AM — A demonstration planned for the Stonewall awards this Thursday has been cancelled. Around 100 people were expected to protest outside the ceremony in central London over the gay charity's stance marriage equality and because it does not lobby for trans issues.

  • 29th October 2010

    David Cameron supports gay arts event GFEST 18

    David Cameron sent a message of support to GFEST

    12:02 PM — Prime minister David Cameron has released a message of support for GFEST, London's annual gay arts and culture festival. The two-week festival starts on November 8th and will be held at venues across London.

  • 28th October 2010

    Kings Cross tube death victim named as Sonia Burgess

    Sonia Burgess was described as a talented solicitor

    2:26 PM — The victim of the Kings Cross tube death on Monday evening has been named as Sonia Burgess, who was a trans woman and a human rights lawyer. She died after being hit by a tube train during the rush hour.

  • Police appeal for witnesses after homophobic tube assault 9

    Police are seeking witnesses to the assault

    1:45 PM — Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was verbally abused and assaulted on a busy Central line train in London last week. The man was on his way to work when he was subjected to homophobic abuse and then assaulted in a prolonged attack.

  • Updated: Woman charged with murder over ‘trans’ tube death

    The victim was struck by a train on Monday (Photo: Annie Mole)

    10:54 AM — A 34-year-old woman has been charged with murder following the death of a person at Kings Cross Station on Monday evening. The victim has been named as 63-year-old David Burgess, from central London.

  • 26th October 2010

    ‘Trans’ victim ‘pushed’ to death under Kings Cross tube train

    Police are appealing for witnesses

    1:57 PM — A woman was arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday evening after a person was allegedly pushed under a tube train at London Kings Cross Station. The victim, said by police to be a 63-year-old man from central London, is understood to have been wearing women's clothes.

  • London school claims to have eradicated anti-gay bullying 23

    Stoke Newington school says it has virtually eliminated homophobic bullying

    11:36 AM — A school in north London says it has virtually eradicated anti-gay bullying by teaching pupils about gay history. Stoke Newington secondary school was one of the first schools to adopt LGBT History Month five years ago.

  • 25th October 2010

    2,000 join London vigil against hate crime 13

    2,000 people attended the event

    12:01 PM — Two thousand people braved the wind and rain to join a London vigil to remember victims of hate crime on Saturday evening. The crowd assembled in Trafalgar Square and heard speeches by equality minister Lynne Featherstone and Stuart Milk, the nephew of murdered US gay rights activist Harvey Milk.

  • 22nd October 2010

    Iraqi LGBT celebrates fifth birthday with London charity night

    Iraq is a dangerous place for LGBT people

    4:29 PM — Aid group Iraqi LGBT is to hold a fundraising night in central London next week. The group is celebrating five years of supporting persecuted LGBT Iraqis and claims to have helped save the lives of 100 people.

  • London hate crime vigil to be held tomorrow 11

    The vigil begins at 7pm

    3:16 PM — A vigil will be held in London's Trafalgar Square tomorrow to remember victims of hate crime. Speakers will include Stuart Milk, the nephew of murdered gay rights campaigner Harvey Milk, Stephen Brookes MBE, from the Disability Hate Crime network, and deputy Mayor of London Richard Barnes.

  • 21st October 2010

    Gay rugby player Gareth Thomas hopes to find London club 2

    Gareth Thomas hopes to move to a London club

    4:14 PM — Gareth Thomas, the out gay former Welsh rugby captain, is planning to join a London rugby union team. The star briefly switched to league team Crusaders this year and is due to play France in the Wales league squad this weekend.

  • 20th October 2010

    Gay Saudi prince sentenced to life for killing servant 6

    Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud was jailed for at least 20 years

    3:25 PM — A gay Saudi prince has been sentenced to at least 20 years in prison for murdering his servant in a luxury London hotel. Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud beat and strangled Bandar Abdulaziz to death at the Landmark Hotel last February.

  • 18th October 2010

    Charities take sexual health advice to young clubbers 2

    QueerlyOut is run weekly at the London School of Economics

    8:58 PM — Charities London Friend, Antidote and Terrence Higgins Trust have been advocating safe sex as well as drug and alcohol responsibility to LGBT university freshers at QueerlyOut, a new London club night that is media sponsored by PinkNews.co.uk.

  • 15th October 2010

    Saudi prince ‘could face death penalty for being gay’

    The case at the Old Bailey continues

    5:01 PM — A Saudi prince accused of murdering his servant in a London hotel room could face the death penalty at home for being gay, the Old Bailey heard today.

  • London vigil against hate crime to be held next weekend

    Candles at last year's vigil against hate crime

    3:34 PM — After 10,000 people joined a vigil against hate crime in Trafalgar Square last October, organisers hope to turn it into an annual event. Last year's candle-lit vigil was held two weeks after 62-year-old gay man Ian Baynham died in hospital. He was kicked and punched in the square while on a night out.

  • 8th October 2010

    Ben Bradshaw and Chris Bryant lose out on Shadow Cabinet places – but Angela Eagle succeeds 25

    Angela Eagle MP is now the only out gay member of the Shadow Cabinet

    10:51 AM — The results of the shadow cabinet elections were published last night, revealing that three of the Labour's best-known out gay MPs did not make the final cut.

  • 7th October 2010

    Campaign begins against potential ‘catastrophic’ cuts to London LGBT services and charities 56

    LGBT services in London could having their funding drastically cut in 2011

    2:51 PM — Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) charities in London which provide vital services to said communities are facing unprecedented threats to their funding, which is currently provided by by London Councils.

  • Study suggests bisexuals get ‘bad deal’ in local government equality policies 35

    Dr Monro, who undertook the study

    2:05 PM — A research project undertaken by the University of Huddersfield on LGBT equalities and local government has found that a lack of understanding surrounding bisexuality in the workplace is leaving those who identify as such largely invisible.

  • 6th October 2010

    London HIV charity Naz Project faces closure 26

    The Naz Project says it may have to close

    6:35 PM — A London HIV charity for black and ethnic minority people is facing closure unless it can raise £75,000 by the end of this month. The Naz Project, set up 20 years ago, says it is now at a "make or break" point and has been hit hard by the recession.

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