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  • 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.

  • Saudi prince ‘was not in gay relationship with servant’

    The case continues

    4:24 PM — The Saudi prince accused of killing his servant in a London hotel was not in a gay relationship with him, his lawyer said. Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud, 34, was accused of murdering Bandar Abdulaziz, 32, in a "sexually-motivated" attack last February.

  • 5th October 2010

    Gay Saudi prince ‘strangled servant in sexual killing’

    The case at the Old Bailey continues

    4:24 PM — A gay Saudi prince has been accused of killing his servant in a London hotel room. Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud, 34, was accused of murdering Bandar Abdulaziz, 32, in a "sexually-motivated" attack last February.

  • 29th September 2010

    21 years in jail for man who killed London trans woman 2

    Destiny Lauren was killed last November

    4:09 PM — A man convicted of killing trans woman Destiny Lauren has been sentenced to at least 21 years in prison. Leon Fyle, 22, was found guilty of Ms Lauren's murder last month.

  • Gay campaigner Peter Tatchell honoured with blue plaque 38

    Simon Hughes, Father Bernard Lynch, Peter Tatchell, Councillor Veronica Ward and Sir Ian McKellen (left-right). Photo credit: Chris Houston

    2:12 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell was honoured with a blue plaque outside his home in south London today. A large crowd gathered to watch the unveiling of the plaque in Southwark and actor Sir Ian McKellen spoke at the ceremony.

  • 27th September 2010

    George Michael branded a hermit and Jeremy Kyle fan by fellow prisoners 5

    George Michael was jailed for two months

    1:36 PM — Gay pop star George Michael has according to reports begun to behave like a hermit during his jail sentence at Pentonville Prison in North London.

  • 25th September 2010

    Brian Paddick won’t run for London mayor 4

    Brian Paddick said he would not run for London mayor

    11:08 AM — Former London mayoral hopeful Brian Paddick has said he won't run for London mayor in 2012. The former most senior out gay police officer in Britain was the Liberal Democrat candidate in the 2008 race but came third with ten per cent of the vote behind winner Boris Johnson and Ken Livingstone.

  • 24th September 2010

    Ken Livingstone backed by Labour to become London mayor in 2012 13

    Ken Livingstone won the Labour nomination for London mayor

    11:09 AM — Ken Livingstone has won the Labour nomination for London mayor in the 2012 election. He defeated rival Oona King with 68.8 per cent of the vote.

  • 23rd September 2010

    Interview: London Fashion Week DJ Kris Di Angelis 1

    Kris Di Angelis was an official DJ for London Fashion Week (Photo: Louie Banks)

    4:20 PM — DJ/producer and resident at some of the best gay (and straight) nights that London has to offer, Kris Di Angelis is a home-grown talent and scene favourite who always gets the crowd dancing and smiling with his superb mix of upbeat old and new music – with everything from classic disco to rare online remixes.

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