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  • 15th February 2011

    Man stabbed in unprovoked anti-gay attack in north London 84

    Police say the attack was unprovoked

    2:34 PM — A man was stabbed in Camden on Monday by a knifeman who asked if he was gay, police have said. The 36-year-old, who had spent the evening in the Black Cap pub, was walking by Camden Lock Bridge with two friends at around 2.15am.

  • 14th February 2011

    Updated: Stickers declare ‘gay-free zone’ in east London 108

    One of the stickers posted in the East End

    4:30 PM — Stickers have been placed around London's East End, declaring it a "gay-free zone". The messages, posted on buildings and lampposts close to gay nightspots George & Dragon and the Joiner's Inn, say "Arise and warn. Gay free zone. Verily Allah is severe in punishment."

  • 10th February 2011

    Figures show 28% rise in London anti-gay hate attacks 72

    Ruby Thomas was convicted of Ian Baynham's manslaughter (photo: Facebook)

    5:36 PM — A month after a teenage girl was jailed for the manslaughter of a gay man, new figures have shown a rise in reported anti-gay hate attacks in London.

  • New reality TV show on Soho lesbian bar 9

    Candy Bar will be the subject of a reality TV series

    1:38 PM — Lesbian club Candy Bar is to be the subject of a new Channel 5 fly-on-the-wall TV show. The six-part series will follow the lives of the Soho bar's staff as well as featuring gay club boss Gary Henshaw.

  • 31st January 2011

    Gay charity London Friend begins emergency appeal to buy building 5

    London Friend has six months to buy its building

    3:33 PM — London Friend, the city's oldest gay charity, has launched an emergency appeal to buy its current premises. The LGBT counselling service was founded 40 years ago and has six months to raise the funds to buy its Caledonian Road building.

  • 28th January 2011

    London anti-hate crime charity opens drop-in service 2

    Galop has opened a drop-in centre

    4:10 PM — London charity Galop is offering a new drop-in service for LGBT people affected by hate crime, discrimination and domestic abuse. The service will also offer LGBT people the chance to talk to a sexual abuse caseworker in confidence about incidents, whether recent or from childhood.

  • 27th January 2011

    Ian Baynham’s family: ‘His only crime was to stand up for who he was’ 19

    Ian Baynham was 'proud and honest' about who he was

    3:29 PM — The family of a gay man killed in a homophobic attack say his only crime was to stand up for who he was. Ian Baynham, 62, died in hospital two weeks after he was attacked on a night out in Trafalgar Square in 2009 by teenagers who shouted homophobic abuse at him.

  • 26th January 2011

    Teenage girl jailed for seven years for killing of gay man Ian Baynham 117

    Ruby Thomas was convicted of Ian Baynham's manslaughter (photo: Facebook)

    3:49 PM — A teenage girl who kicked and punched a gay man in a homophobic attack has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

  • 18th January 2011

    WorldPride plans on course for 2012 8

    WorldPride is on course for 2012

    3:49 PM — Pride London organisers say plans are on course to host WorldPride in 2012. The event will not be affected by the 2012 Olympics, which will require around 9,000 police officers each day.

  • HIV charity Food Chain wins £1m boost from Elton John AIDS Foundation 7

    Volunteers at a Food Chain kitchen

    3:29 PM — London HIV charity Food Chain has received a £1 million sponsorship from the Elton John AIDS Foundation. The charity, now in its 22nd year, provides vital support to HIV-positive people who are too ill to feed themselves properly.

  • 13th January 2011

    Gay man wins constructive dismissal case against ‘London’s oldest gay pub’ 14

    A tribunal found the claimant was constructively dismissed

    4:09 PM — A gay man who accused London's oldest gay pub of discrimination has also won his case for constructive dismissal.

  • 12th January 2011

    Gay and lesbian news archive moves to London 3

    The archive is moving to London (Photo: Kate Ter Haar)

    3:08 PM — The UK's only national independent LGBT news archive is moving to London. The Lesbian and Gay Newsmedia Archive (LAGNA) is currently housed at Middlesex University's Cat Hill campus but will move to the Bishopsgate Institute this month before the Cat Hill campus closes.

  • 11th January 2011

    Gay Soho priest sacked after propositioning gay men 76

    Mr Gilmore was barred from working as a priest for two years

    10:33 AM — A gay priest has been sacked for "inappropriate" conduct after he sexually propositioned a gay couple who were staying with him. The Rev David Gilmore, rector of St Anne's Anglican Church in Soho, was barred from working as a priest for two years.

  • 4th January 2011

    Founder of gay football team honoured with MBE 4

    Aslie Pitter was honoured with an MBE

    10:25 AM — A founder of one of the UK's first gay football teams has been awarded an MBE in the New Year honours list. Aslie Pitter, 50, helped found London-based Stonewall FC almost 20 years ago. It is now the world's most successful gay football club.

  • 26th December 2010

    Spy killed in apparent sex game was not gay claims friend 1

    Police released this CCTV image taken of Gareth Williams shortly before his death

    1:52 AM — A friend of MI6 spy Gareth Williams, found dead after what police believe was a bondage sex game has said that the 31-year-old was not gay and was in fact studying for a new identity. Williams, whose naked body was found padlocked inside a sports bag in August was a GCHQ code-breaker who was on secondment to MI6 at the time of his death.

  • 23rd December 2010

    Man sought over gay robberies

    Stephen Murphy is said to target gay men

    2:30 PM — Police are searching for a man accused of robbing gay men after persuading them to let him stay in their homes. Stephen Murphy, thought to be 29 and from Manchester, is said to befriend gay men on dating websites before stealing their possessions.

  • 22nd December 2010

    Mystery remains over spy’s death 9

    Mr Williams worked for MI6

    12:33 PM — Police are still mystified over the death of British spy Gareth Williams, whose body was found padlocked inside a sports bag in August. Mr Williams, 31, was a GCHQ code-breaker who was on secondment to MI6 at the time of his death.

  • 21st December 2010

    London men cleared of stab attack on ‘gay victim’ 6

    The four were acquitted at the Old Bailey yesterday

    2:09 PM — Two men and two teenage boys have been cleared of stabbing a man they allegedly thought was gay. The group was accused of attacking Ricky Brown, of Homerton, east London, because they believed he had made advances to young boys after offering them drink or drugs.

  • 14th December 2010

    Jury retires in case of gay Trafalgar Square death

    Ian Baynham died in hospital 18 days after he was attacked

    2:40 PM — The jury in the case of a gay man killed in central London has retired to consider its verdict. Ian Baynham, 62, died 18 days after he was attacked in Trafalgar Square in September 2009.

  • 9th December 2010

    Gay Jewish group celebrates Chanukah festival 4

    Gay Jews in London held a toga party to celebrate Chanukah

    5:18 PM — Saturday night saw the celebration of the Jewish festival of Chanukah by London's largest gay men's Jewish group, Gay Jews in London.

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