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  • 16th August 2010

    Gay men warned of dangers of drink spiking 3

    Gay men are being warned to be vigilant about drink spiking

    4:52 PM — Gay men in London have been warned to stay on their guard after several instances of drink spiking. In one incident, a man was robbed after accepting a spiked drink from men he met at London Pride last month.

  • 13th August 2010

    Latest ‘Protest the Pope’ campaign held in London 72

    The Pope will visit the UK in September

    5:32 PM — A meeting was held in south London last night by the Protest the Pope campaign committee. During the meeting, reasons for protesting the pontiff's visit next month were discussed.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 10th August 2010

    BiCon bisexuality conference to be held this month 1

    BiCon 2010 will be held later this month

    11:26 AM — The 2010 BiCon bisexuality conference will be held in London at the end of this month. The yearly event, which attracts around 250 participants, will take place at the University of London between August 26th-30th.

  • 9th August 2010

    Man guilty of killing trans woman Destiny Lauren 4

    Destiny Lauren was killed last November

    5:36 PM — A 22-year-old man has been found guilty of murdering trans prostitute Destiny Lauren. Leon Fyle, of Catford, denied killing 29-year-old Ms Lauren but was today found guilty of strangling her and stealing her possessions.

  • 6th August 2010

    2012 Olympics chiefs urged to highlight London’s ‘diverse communities’ 4

    The 2012 Olympic games should 'promote diversity', Mr Tatchell said

    3:29 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell is to meet the organisers of the London 2012 Olympics next week to urge them to promote London's diverse communities. He is calling on them to ensure that minorities are visible during ceremonies.

  • Gay icon and rugby star Ben Cohen supports Gay Sports Day 8

    Ben Cohen is donating to a charity auction at the event

    3:04 PM — England rugby union star and gay icon Ben Cohen has given his support to this year's Gay Sports Day. The day, organised by GMFA, the gay men’s health charity, and the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, will be held on August 30th.

  • 5th August 2010

    Man admits sleeping with trans prostitute before her murder

    Destiny Lauren was found dead in November

    1:26 PM — A man accused of the murder of trans woman Destiny Lauren has admitted he had sex with her but denies killing her. Ms Lauren, 29, who was born male, was found dead at her Kentish Town flat on November 5th 2009.

  • 3rd August 2010

    Police warn gay cruisers of danger on Clapham Common 21

    Clapham Common is a popular cruising spot

    12:05 PM — Police have been visiting Clapham Common after dark to warn gay men meeting for sex that they may be attacked or robbed. There have been increased reports of robberies and assaults on gay cruisers in the area.

  • 29th July 2010

    London support group for gay men with HIV and hep C 1

    The group will offer advice from a doctor and nurse

    1:28 PM — A support group for gay men in London with HIV and hepatitis C begins next month. The group, set up by Terrence Higgins Trust, will meet one evening a week for six weeks in central London, beginning on August 12th.

  • 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.

  • 16th July 2010

    John Barrowman to host charity gala West End Bares 3

    John Barrowman will host West End Bares in London

    3:19 PM — Gay actor John Barrowman is to host the Broadway charity gala West End Bares in London. The long-running burlesque-style event will be coming to the city for two performances in September.

  • 6th July 2010

    Review: Trans at London Pride 20

    London Pride was held last weekend (Photo: Pride London)

    5:25 PM — Fun, impressive, exciting, inspiring – but Pride London still has a way to go if it wants to bring the transgender community back into the fold, writes Jane Fae.

  • 5th July 2010

    Opponents say appointing gay bishop ‘will split Church of England’ 18

    Dr Jeffrey John is a candidate for Bishop of Southwark

    4:12 PM — Traditionalists have claimed that the Church of England may be split in two if an out gay cleric is appointed Bishop of Southwark. Dr Jeffrey John, the Dean of St Albans, is the front-runner for the job and is thought to be supported by prime minister David Cameron.

  • 4th July 2010

    Gay cleric front-runner to become next Bishop of Southwark 7

    Other churches have ordained gays and lesbian bishopa

    3:11 PM — At a meeting chaired by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, an openly gay cleric was shortlisted for the high profile role of Bishop of Southwark, London.

  • 3rd July 2010

    Gay Tory Nick Herbert speaks to PinkNews.co.uk 34

    Nick Herbert spoke to PinkNews.co.uk today

    5:56 PM — Gay Conservative MP and policing minister Nick Herbert spoke to PinkNews.co.uk today at London Pride. After marching at the front of the parade with London mayor Boris Johnson, gay activist Peter Tatchell and members of the Gay Liberation Front, Mr Herbert addressed thousands of revellers on stage at Trafalgar Square.

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