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  • 10th April 2006

    City awaits gay banker tribunal result 4

    The result will be a test of the rights of gay workers and for the reputation of HSBC

    12:00 AM — The City is nervously awaiting the outcome of a senior banker's compensation claim against HSBC over allegations that he was sacked because he was openly gay.It is believed to be the biggest case of its kind to have reached an industrial tribunal since December 2004 when sex discrimination rules became applicable to gays and lesbians.

  • International Day Against Homophobia launches 2

    Following this highly successful launch, the priority for IDAHO-UK is now to maximise the number and quality of events on 17 May 2006

    12:00 AM — An audience of over 100 witnessed the official launch of the UK's International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) campaign in the auditorium of Amnesty International Human Rights Centre last Friday evening.Louis-Georges Tin, founder of IDAHO, explained how the campaign which started last year had spread to over 40 countries.

  • Lesbian immigrant has right to family life, judge says

    The couple fled from Serbia to the UK in 2000 to escape public rapes by Serbian soldiers

    12:00 AM — An Albanian lesbian has been granted residency in the UK as deporting her would breach her human rights to life with her partner, a judge has ruled.The illegal immigrant, Emine Krasniqi, 54 had a deportation ruling overturned by three judges at the Court of Appeal yesterday to protect her private family life with Albana Lamaj.

  • Ex detective cleared of “dyke” lesbian remarks

    he ex detective sergeant agreed he had used the word “dyke“, but said he only intended to elicit “a smile rather than a frown'.'

    12:00 AM — A former detective has been cleared of homophobic charges after calling a senior female officer a "dyke."Magistrates in Flint took just 40 minutes to clear John Atkinson, 45, of causing "harassment, distress or alarm'' and asked why arresting officers, one of them a lesbian, had waited nearly six months to express "shock'' at his comments.

  • Muslim Council gay rights u-turn “welcomed”

    The group expressed hope that Sir Iqbal would be part of constructive dialogue

    12:00 AM — Revelations that the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has agreed to combat homophobia in the Muslim community have been "warmly welcomed" by OutRage!, the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender human rights group.MCB policy advisor, Muhammed Aziz, revealed a five-year plan against homophobia in an interview with PinkNews.co.uk last week.

  • Anti-gay attacks fall in Derry

    Figures show that around 75 homophobic incidents were reported in the Foyle District Command Unit area between April 2004 and March 2005

    12:00 AM — Homophobic attacks have continued to fall in Londonderry, according to figures released today.The Northern Ireland city has seen a decrease in attacks on the gay community over the last three years.A report by the institute of Conflict Resolution commissioned by the Northern Ireland Policing Board and the Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland found a significant reduction of attacks in Derry compared to the provinces.

  • Gay employee rights updated

    vailable in English and Welsh, the guide gives gay employees the basic information they need about the regulations protecting them at work

    12:00 AM — Gay charity Stonewall will today launch un updated version of the 2003 employment regulations relating to sexual orientation in the workplace.The 'Discrimination at work - it's so over' guide is the result of a joint initiative between Stonewall and the Trades Union Congress (TUC.)

  • Do you fancy a bagel? Meet the Jewish gay students group

    What would you like on your bagel? Students enjoyed a piece of gay and Jewish life

    12:00 AM — PinkNews.co.uk Exclusive FeatureBenjamin Cohen went to meet BaGeLs, the Jewish LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) students group meeting for the first time in Soho bar, the Friendly Society."What would you like on your bagel? We've got humus, cream cheese, salmon pate or smoked salmon with cream cheese." I was asked as I arrived to the inaugural meeting of BaGeLs (standing I think for Bisexual and Gay even Lesbian students).

  • Prankster looks for lesbian love in Church

    The request for a lesbian partner is believed to be a prank, but it is unclear how editors missed the material

    12:00 AM — Churchgoers have expressed shock after finding adverts for lesbian encounters in their Catholic newspaper.The advertisement appeared in Alive, an Irish church magazine, from a "Catholic lady" looking for a lesbian partner.It said, "Single Catholic lady, 38, seeks female companion for fun trip to Lesbania" and included a box number for replies.

  • Police say homophophic attack must remind party-goers to be vigilant

    The police have warned gay party-goers to be vigilant when leaving gay venues

    12:00 AM — PinkNews.co.uk ExclusiveThe Metropolitan Police have warned gay party-goers to be vigilant when leaving venues following the two gay men being subjected to a homophobic assault whilst waiting for a bus in Brixton during the early hours of Sunday morning.The incident that took place at or around 3 am on Sunday 9th April 2006 required both victims to receive medical attention from the London Ambulance Service.

  • No evidence of gay “bug chasers,” AIDs group say

    The United Kingdom has seen the largest increase in HIV cases

    12:00 AM — The National AIDs Trust (NAT) has dismissed suggestions that gay men "fantasise about passing on HIV."A BBC3 documentary, "I love being HIV+," to be shown this evening, warns viewers that "bug chasers" may encourage people to try to get infected with the virus.

  • EastEnders star to quit show after lesbian storyline ends

    Natalie Cassidy is to quit EastEnders

    12:00 AM — EastEnders star Natalie Cassidy is to quit the hit soap opera in order to pursue a wider acting career.Casidy who has played Sonia Fowler for thirteen years first arrived on Albert Square as a cheeky, trumpet playing girl.The following years saw her give birth without knowing that she was pregnant, her mother Carol abandoning her, kidnap her adopted child, become engaged to car mechanic Jamie Mitchell and nursing him to death.

  • 7th April 2006

    Anti homophobia event to be launched 2

    IDAHO was inaugurated last May to commemorate the World Health Organisation's removal of homosexuality from its list of mental disorders

    12:00 AM — The International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) will be formally launched this evening, amongst cross party support.IDAHO was inaugurated last May to commemorate the World Health Organisation's removal of homosexuality from its list of mental disorders.

  • Fall in public HIV awareness

    The results suggest that around one million people in Great Britain rarely or never use a condom with a new sexual partner

    12:00 AM — The public's knowledge of HIV has fallen despite growing numbers of infections, according to the Nationals AIDs Trust (NAT.)The National AIDS Trust, launched the results of an Ipsos MORI poll today revealing that, despite growing numbers of people infected with HIV, people are often less aware of how HIV is transmitted than they were five years ago.

  • Police gay census not “political correctness”

    Metropolitan Police chief, Sir Ian Blair presented the policy this week setting out plans to gain an accurate quota of gay and lesbian officers

    12:00 AM — The Metropolitan Police Authority's equality chairperson has hit back at claims that plans to ask officers to declare their sexuality are about "political correctness."Metropolitan Police chief, Sir Ian Blair presented the policy this week setting out plans to gain an accurate quota of gay and lesbian officers in the police force.

  • Gay Chinese movie confronts stereotypes

    Ray Yeung Yaw-kae's  Cut Sleeve Boys, tells the tale of two openly gay Chinese-British men

    12:00 AM — A film director is hoping a movie about two gay Chinese men will confront British media stereotypes.Ray Yeung Yaw-kae's Cut Sleeve Boys, tells the tale of two openly gay Chinese-British men, looking for meaning in life and relationships.

  • Acid row lesbian jailed 1

    Lawson was jailed for three years by Wood Green Court

    12:00 AM — A woman has been jailed after throwing acid at her lesbian partner who she thought was having an affair.Juliet Lawson, 36, from Enfield, threw a bottle of ammonia at her partner during a row last year, leaving her with burns.The unnamed victim, 37, at first thought she had been scalded by boiling water in the argument and left the house to catch a bus, only to ask the driver to call an ambulance when the acid started to burn her face and back.

  • Gay search finds whopper sized irrelevancies

    Type the keyword gay into a search engine and what would you expect?

    12:00 AM — PinkNews.co.uk ExclusiveType the keyword gay into a search engine and what would you expect; marriage, adoption, homophobic attacks, or maybe even Burger King?That's what users have found on NewsNow, an online news portal, which searches and scans keywords in 15 languages from thousands of online publications.Stories from Canadian internet news service provider, myTelus, have taken over the Gay and Lesbian section of NewsNow with stories covering subjects such as Burger King, diamond strikes, and unemployment rates.

  • CPS gay forum chair arrested

    Will Hollins, credited with setting up a gay forum to promote equality and diversity, is charged with sexual assaults on two men and possessing and supplying cocaine and cannabis

    12:00 AM — The chairman of the Crown Prosecution Service's (CPS) lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) network, has been accused of gay sex attacks and drug possession.Will Hollins, credited with setting up a gay forum to promote equality and diversity, is charged with sexual assaults on two men and possessing and supplying cocaine and cannabis.

  • Advisor faces dismissal after lesbian porn revelations

    Her work was revealed after a colleague at LG identified the award winning married worker on a website

    12:00 AM — An insurance firm famous for telling people to save for a rainy day is threatening to sack one of its employees after discovering what she gets up to in her spare time.Michelle Batowski, a customer advisor at Legal General, is facing a disciplinary hearing after workmates found out she had appeared on a lesbian porn show.

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