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  • 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."

  • 27th May 2009

    Trans group boycotts London Pride march 125

    TransLondon is to boycott this year's Pride

    4:45 PM — TransLondon, the largest group in the capital for all trans-identified people, has announced it is boycotting London Pride. The decision comes after trans women were denied access to female toilets at last year's Pride and one was allegedly sexually assaulted.

  • 20th May 2009

    100 arrested in hate crime raids across London 20

    100 people have been arrested so far in today's raids

    3:13 PM — One hundred people were arrested today as part of a police swoop on hate crimes in London. The Metropolitan Police Service began a series of raids on addresses across the capital this morning to crack down on domestic, homophobic, transphobic, race and other forms of hate crime.

  • Police carry out raids across London to tackle homophobic hate crime

    Police officers are carrying out a series of raids today

    10:23 AM — The Metropolitan Police Service began a series of raids on addresses across London this morning to crack down on domestic, homophobic, transphobic, race and other forms of hate crime.

  • 19th May 2009

    London team victorious at gay football championship 3

    The winning Falcons five-a-side team

    5:39 PM — Richmond-based London Falcons FC are celebrating after winning the annual Gay Footballers' Support Network National five-a-side Championship in Cardiff.

  • 9th May 2009

    Updated: Gay Minister Ben Bradshaw ‘claimed full mortgage interest for home he only half owns’ 21

    Ben Bradshaw was the first MP to have a civil partnership ceremony

    12:17 AM — Openly gay minister Ben Bradshaw is the latest Labour MP to have his expenses exposed in the Daily Telegraph. He claimed for the full mortgage of a home he only half owned while the former Equality Minister, Barbara Follet claimed £25,000 for "security patrols". Another MP claimed for a chocolate Santa.

  • 5th May 2009

    Lesbian couple found dead in suspected suicide pact 2

    The women were found in a hotel room in Finsbury Park

    12:44 PM — A lesbian couple who were found dead in a north London hotel died in a suicide pact, it has been reported. Bose Ore, 30, and Frances Hamilton, in her fifties, were found in a room in Costello Palace Hotel in Finsbury Park on Sunday.

  • 4th May 2009

    Brian Paddick to front gay public hand holding campaign 21

    Brian Paddick (right) and his partner Petter Belsvik (Photo:Colum LaVelle)

    11:21 AM — Brian Paddick, the former Liberal Democrat candidate for Mayor of London is fronting a campaign to encourage lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) couples to hold hands in public.

  • 30th April 2009

    Remembering the Admiral Duncan bombing 39

    The Admiral Duncan in Soho

    12:56 AM — Today marks the tenth anniversary of the Admiral Duncan nail bomb attack on April 30th 1999 in Soho. It was one of three nail bomb attacks and killed three people, while 80 were injured.

  • Admiral Duncan bombing: The day my life changed forever 11

    Jonathan (circled) in the aftermath of the explosion

    12:06 AM — On the tenth anniversary of the Admiral Duncan bombing, survivor Jonathan Cash remembers the tragedy.

  • 29th April 2009

    David Cameron to appear at London Pride? 30

    David Cameron is reportedly appearing at a Pride event

    11:22 AM — David Cameron has accepted an invitation to appear at an event during London's Gay Pride week, it has been reported.

  • 27th April 2009

    Christian teacher suspended for complaining over gay rights presentation 39

    Kwabena Peat has been suspended after complaining over the seminar

    1:11 PM — A Christian teacher was suspended from his post after complaining that a training day was being used to "promote" gay rights.

  • 26th April 2009

    100 protest outside London “gay cure” conference 68

    Protests outisde the "gay cure" conference (Photo: Flickr user Zefrog)

    10:32 PM — More than 100 protesters gathered outside the Emmanuel Centre in Westminster, Central London during a conference on curing homosexuality organised by evangelical Christian group Anglican Mainstream and CARE.

  • 24th April 2009

    Activists to protest at ‘gay cure’ conference 253

    The protest is scheduled for tomorrow

    11:02 AM — Around 150 demonstrators are expected to protest at a 'gay cure' conference in London tomorrow. The conference, which has been denounced by gay groups, will feature Joseph Nicolosi, who claims reparative therapy can 'cure' homosexuality.

  • 22nd April 2009

    Gay humanists denounce London Christian “gay cure” conference 96

    The "gay-cure" conference is to be held in secret

    2:44 PM — The Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association (GALHA) has denounced a two day "gay cure" conference that is being held in London this weekend. The event organised by the evangelical Anglican Mainstream Organisation to hold a two-day anti-gay "Sex and the City" conference at a "secret location" in London on April 24 and 25.

  • Police appeal after London homophobic attack

    Police are appealing for information

    2:35 PM — The Metropolitan Police are hunting a group of teenagers who carried out what is believed to be a homophobic attack on two men walking on Beryl Road, Fullham, West London earlier this month.

  • 20th April 2009

    ‘Gay cure’ conference to be held in London 174

    Joseph Nicolosi will be among the speakers at the conference

    5:09 PM — A conference advocating techniques to help 'cure' people of homosexuality is to be held in London next weekend featuring notorious ex-gay advocate Joseph Nicolosi.

  • 14th April 2009

    Peter Tatchell receives Blue Plaque 35

    Peter Tatchell has received a Blue Plaque

    11:39 AM — Southwark Council has awarded a Blue Plaque to human rights activist Peter Tatchell. The plaques are placed on the homes of those noted for their achievements in various fields and also awarded to places of interest.

  • 8th April 2009

    Man cleared of raping lesbian student

    Daniel Fountain was cleared of the charge

    1:51 PM — A man accused of raping a lesbian student after a night out in London has been cleared of the charge. Daniel Fountain, 20, told police he had had consensual sex with the teenager and that she said she wanted to see him again.

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