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  • 10th August 2009

    Sir Ian McKellen signs ‘no hate’ pledge 5

    Sir Ian McKellen added his support to the pledge

    4:07 PM — Sir Ian McKellen, the openly gay veteran actor, has added his name to a list of people and organisations condemning all forms of hate crime in the London borough of Tower Hamlets.

  • 4th August 2009

    London Pride Run to be held in two weeks 2

    Runners at last year's event

    4:38 PM — Former mayoral candidate Brian Paddick is to fire the starter gun at this year's London Pride Run. The event, organised by gay running group London Frontrunners, will raise money for the London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard.

  • 2nd August 2009

    Video: Soho joins world in vigils for victims of the Tel Aviv anti-gay massacre 26

    A young gay Jewish man lights candles in the shape of the Star of David, Israel's national symbol

    11:40 PM — Organised by Twitter, Facebook and text message, all across the world vigils have been held for the victims of the massacre at an LGBT (lesbian, gay and bisexual) centre in Tel Aviv last night. Benjamin Cohen went to Soho to meet gay Israelis, Jews and those of no faith at all to share in their act of remembrance

  • London vigil to be held for victims of Tel Aviv massacre 6

    Rabbai David Mitchell speaking earlier this afternoon

    3:56 PM — A vigil is to be held this afternoon at 5pm BST (British Summer Time) to honour the victims of the shooting at a gay centre in Tel Aviv last night.

  • 30th July 2009

    Police urge caution after gay chatline muggings 2

    Police have urged caution after the robberies

    11:04 AM — Police have urged users of gay chatlines to take care after two men in Haringey were robbed at knifepoint. The men were robbed after being lured to a private place by someone they met on a gay chat line.

  • 29th July 2009

    London’s gay sports day to be held next month 6

    The sports day will be held on bank holiday Monday

    11:12 AM — The annual Royal Vauxhall Tavern/GMFA Gay Sports Day is to take place at the end of August. Events include a space hopper obstacle course, a drag relay, the handbag throw and the 50m mince.

  • 28th July 2009

    Police appeal over sex attacks in central London

    The alleged victims had been at Heaven nightclub (Photo: Nick Cooper)

    5:07 PM — Two men have been the victims of alleged sexual attacks after leaving the Heaven nightclub in Villiers Street, London. The alleged attacks were said to have taken place in a car.

  • Man appears in court over murder of gay pensioner

    Marcin Orlowski will appear at the Old Bailey in November

    11:05 AM — A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a gay pensioner. Edward Highwood, 79, who was known as Teddy, was found dead at his home in Greenwich, south-east London, on Saturday July 18th.

  • 22nd July 2009

    Gay man, 79, killed in London 8

    Edward Highwood was found dead on Saturday

    5:37 PM — A gay man has been found dead in Greenwich, south-east London. Edward Highwood, 79, was found dead at his home in Hollymount Close on Saturday July 18th by his housemate.

  • 10th July 2009

    Bisexual MP Simon Hughes consulting lawyer over News of the World phone hack 12

    Simon Hughes said he will consult with his lawyers

    7:48 PM — The bisexual senior Liberal Democrat MP Simon Hughes has confirmed that he is consulting with his solicitor after his phone was hacked by the News of the World. The saga relating to The Guardian’s allegations that the News of the World, Britain’s biggest selling newspaper operated a complex programme of hacking into celebrities mobile phone voicemail and paid off some of the victims has continued for another day.

  • Events for older LGBT people to be held in London 4

    The events are being held for LGBT people over the age of 50

    2:18 PM — Older LGBT people will be able to attend two social networking events in Tower Hamlets and Redbridge this summer. The events are being held by Age Concern and Positive East, an HIV charity.

  • 6th July 2009

    Police appeal after homophobic attack in London 20

    Police are asking for witnesses after the attack on the bus

    2:03 PM — Police are appealing for witnesses after a homophobic attack on three men on a bus in London. The incident happened on the N94 bus from central London to Shepherd's Bush, at about 4am on Sunday, June 7th.

  • 30th June 2009

    EXCLUSIVE: Boris “delighted” that Sarah Brown will be attending Pride London 20

    Boris Johnson at Pride London 2008

    12:42 AM — The Mayor of London has expressed his support for Sarah Brown's decision to attend Pride London on Saturday.

  • 29th June 2009

    Joseph Galliano steps down as GT editor 9

    GT recently celebrated 25 years of publication

    2:31 PM — One of the UK's leading gay lifestyle magazines has a new editor. Joseph Galliano has stood down as editor of GT, formerly known as Gay Times.

  • EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Brown to march at Pride London 50

    Sarah Brown is the wife of the Prime Minister

    11:49 AM — The wife of the Prime Minister is to show her solidarity with the LGBT community this Saturday when she will march in the Pride London parade.

  • Castro’s daughter to discuss gay rights during London visit

    Mariela Castro supports gay rights

    10:38 AM — Mariela Castro, the daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro, is to speak at an event in London later this week.

  • 26th June 2009

    Gordon Brown writes to gay community ahead of Pride 30

    Gordon Brown has written to the gay community

    2:01 PM — The Prime Minister has sent good wishes for "the Pride season" to readers of the gay community.

  • 25th June 2009

    Tatchell mourns the loss of Pink Paper 7

    Peter Tatchell is a gay rights activist

    1:06 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has said the decision to cease publication of the UK's only gay newspaper will leave the community "more fragmented and isolated."

  • 5th June 2009

    Southwark votes in first openly gay mayor 25

    Jeff Hook is the first openly gay mayor of Southwark

    3:35 PM — The first openly gay mayor of Southwark, south-east London, has been elected. Councillor Jeff Hook, whose full title will be The Worshipful The Mayor of Southwark, will take on the role for the 2009-10 period with his civil partner as his official consort.

  • 4th June 2009

    Gay rights hero Peter Tatchell named Campaigner of the Year 54

    Actor Colin Firth (left) presenting the award to Peter Tatchell

    11:36 AM — Human rights campaigner and Green Party Parliamentary candidate Peter Tatchell, has won Campaigner of the Year at the fourth Observer Ethical Awards in London last night. In his acceptance speech, Mr Tatchell paid tribute to "the many human rights campaigners worldwide who risk their lives and freedom, in countries like Russia, Iran, Zimbabwe, Iraq and China. It is an honour to work with and support them."

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