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  • 31st March 2010

    Call for artists to join gay art festival 13

    GFEST is looking for artists

    5:35 PM — London's annual LGBT cross-arts festival is seeking submissions. GFEST, organised by arts charity Wise Thoughts, showcases work including short film, performances and visual art and contributions are open to all.

  • 19th March 2010

    iPhone app created for gay London tourists 6

    1:03 PM — London's tourism board has launched the first gay travel application for smart phones users visiting the city. Visit London's 'Gay London' application currently has 131 listings of bars, restaurants, hotels and attractions for gay visitors.

  • 18th March 2010

    24th BFI Lesbian and Gay Film Festival begins

    The Lesbian and Gay Film Festival is celebrating its 24th year

    12:30 PM — The British Film Institute's annual Lesbian and Gay Film Festival opened last night in central London. The event, which is celebrating its 24th year, opened with a screening of new British film The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister at the Odeon West End.

  • 17th March 2010

    London protest will call for release of gay Malawi couple 5

    The couple are awaiting a verdict

    5:31 PM — A protest will be held in central London next week to call for the release of two gay men arrested for having gay sex in Malawi.

  • 1st March 2010

    Gay TV presenter Kristian Digby found dead 93

    Kristian Digby's death is being treated as unexplained

    10:37 PM — BBC television presenter Kristian Digby has been found dead. Digby, 32, was reportedly found dead at his home in Newham, east London, on Monday morning.

  • 26th February 2010

    Police reassure gay businesses and visitors in Soho 7

    Police are setting up third party reporting schemes in Soho

    4:56 PM — Members of the Metropolitan Police Equalities Unit have met with LGBT businesses and the gay media in London. Today's meeting was part of a new initiative to improve the relationship between the police and minority groups.

  • 25th February 2010

    Homophobic and anti-Semitic preacher invited to London university 27

    Hakim Quick

    7:20 PM — A Muslim cleric who has called Jews "filth" and gay people "sick" has been invited to speak at a London university tonight (Thursday). Sheikh Abdullah Hakim Quick will be speaking at the Strand campus of Kings College tonight on "Islamic solutions to environmental problems", as part of the university's green week.

  • 24th February 2010

    Man wins discrimination claim against London’s oldest gay pub 16

    The pub was found to have discriminated against Mr Lisboa

    3:34 PM — A gay man who worked in a London pub has won thousands of pounds in compensation after a tribunal found he was discriminated against.

  • 22nd February 2010

    Man pleads not guilty to murder of trans woman

    Destiny Lauren was killed last November

    4:25 PM — A man has denied murdering trans woman Destiny Lauren. Leo Fyle, 21, of Laleham Road, Catford, appeared via videolink at the Old Bailey today to plead not guilty to Ms Lauren's murder on November 5th 2009.

  • Queer theory professor killed in cycle accident 8

    David Vilaseca was killed earlier this month

    4:18 PM — A professor in Spanish and queer theory has been named as the cyclist who was killed in a collision in London earlier this month. David Vilaseca died on February 9th when his bicyle collided with a lorry.

  • 17th February 2010

    London gay charity may have to cut services over rent increase 5

    London Friend offers counselling and support to LGBT people

    3:31 PM — One of London's oldest LGBT charities may have to cut its services after being hit with a 21 per cent rent increase. London Friend, founded in 1972, offers counselling and support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people and receives little state support.

  • 16th February 2010

    London’s Lesbian and Gay Film Festival to open next month 2

    The film festival begins next month

    6:21 PM — The 24th Lesbian and Gay Film Festival is to take place in London next month at the British Film Institute. The event will be held between 17th and 31st March 2010 at the BFI Southbank.

  • 12th February 2010

    Protestors will tell Pope to ‘snog off’ 39

    The kiss-in will take place on Valentine's Day

    5:36 PM — A 'kiss-in' will be held as part of Sunday's Valentine's Day protest against the Pope's visit to the UK. Demonstrators plan to march from London's Westminster Cathedral to the Italian embassy in Grosvenor Square and those willing are being asked to take five minutes to publicly show their love for their partners.

  • 11th February 2010

    UK’s only gay bookshop hit by huge rent rise 17

    Gay's The Word has been hit by a rent hike

    11:05 AM — The UK's only bookshop catering exclusively for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people has been hit by a 25 per cent rent increase. The manager of London-based Gay's The Word, Jim MacSweeney, said he was "appalled" by Camden council's decision.

  • 27th January 2010

    Illegal cab driver jailed for sex attacks on gay men 4

    Mohamad Caid was jailed for ten years

    4:45 PM — A Deptford man who posed as a taxi driver has been jailed for ten years for raping one man and sexually assaulting another. Mohamad Caid, 38, was convicted last month of rape, attempted rape, sexual assault and two charges of false imprisonment. He was told he would serve at least five years.

  • 14th January 2010

    Man on trial over murder of gay pensioner

    The trial is being held at the Old Bailey

    5:57 PM — A 20-year old Polish man is on trial for the murder of gay pensioner Edward Highwood last July. Marcin Orlowski, of no fixed address, is appearing at the Old Bailey.

  • 31st December 2009

    Theatre director Nicholas Hytner knighted 5

    Hytner has been director of the National Theatre since 2003

    1:30 PM — Openly gay director of the National Theatre receives knighthood in New Year's Honours.

  • 18th December 2009

    Gay club owners hope to relaunch Ghetto in 2010 11

    Ghetto was owned by Popbarz

    7:10 PM — Popbarz, the gay club owner which went into administration this week, has thanked former staff, promoters and performers. Owner Tommy Moss said it was hoped a new Ghetto venue could be opened in 2010.

  • Gay club owner goes into administration 6

    Popbarz has gone into administration

    3:14 PM — Popbarz, the owner of gay clubs such as Ghetto in London, has gone into administration. Its administrators Ideal Corporate Solutions said it had suffered a “significant downturn in trade” .

  • 16th December 2009

    Man convicted of homophobic murder jailed for life 18

    David Kilcullen must serve at least 32 years in prison

    12:53 PM — A man who was convicted yesterday of the murder and attempted murder of a south London gay couple has received a life prison sentence. The judge told David Kilcullen he may never been freed.

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