3rd June 2011
Gay Irish presidential frontrunner claims he is victim of ‘smear campaign’ over paedophilia comments 32
10:45 AM — Irish Senator David Norris, who looked set to become Ireland and Europe's first openly gay president, has said the digging up of a nine-year-old interview in which he made controversial remarks about paedophilia is an act of sabotage.
2nd June 2011
First same-sex Jewish marriage takes place in Manchester 108
5:14 PM — The first same-sex Jewish partnership ceremony officially to be termed a marriage by Liberal Judaism - a major British progressive strand of the religion - took place in Manchester last weekend.
Stephen Fry says he finds fame ‘exhausting’ and that suicide is always an option 78
2:24 PM — Stephen Fry has said that he finds his celebrity 'exhausting' and that there's every possibility he'd consider suicide one day.
Amsterdam city officials to be annually questioned on their support for gay marriage 9
1:00 PM — Marriage commissioners in Nieuw-West district of Amsterdam will have to undergo an annual evaluation in order to ensure their consistent support for same-sex marriage.
1st June 2011
Man fined for East End anti-gay stickers 111
3:54 PM — An 18-year-old Muslim man has been fined for posting homophobic stickers around London’s East End.
London borough tries to reassure critics after homophobic Catholic charity awarded £89,000 contract for counselling in schools 54
1:01 PM — The south-west London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, which earlier this year awarded an £89,000 contract to the homophobic Catholic Children’s Society to offer counselling and support to children in the borough’s school, are seeking to reassure critics over the decision.
Lesbian woman subjected to homophobic rant from doctor at Atos medical assessment 127
11:31 AM — A gay woman who was instructed to attend an Atos Healthcare assessment in order to assess her benefit entitlement claims she was subjected to a homophobic outburst by the doctor who examined her.
31st May 2011
Outrage at capital’s HIV services funding cut 38
5:30 PM — London HIV prevention groups have said they are outraged at the 20 per cent funding cut.
Twitter user claims popstar had lesbian affair while married
3:27 PM — A Twitter user is claiming that a popular British singer had a lesbian affair during her second marriage.
New memorial to gay holocaust victims to be built in Munich 96
2:38 PM — The German city of Munich, where the Nazis raided gay bars in the early days of the Third Reich, is to have a new memorial dedicated to the gay and lesbian victims of the holocaust.
Catholic Care plans to appeal a fourth time over gay adoption ruling 49
10:42 AM — The Leeds-based charity Catholic Care are to appeal to the Upper Tribunal in the hope of quashing the ruling forbidding them to exclude gay people when considering potential adoptive parents.
30th May 2011
Trans woman asks that she be sent to a women’s prison if convicted for benefit fraud 35
4:25 PM — A trans woman from Oldham who confessed to falsely claiming £12,000 in benefits over a period of four years, asked that she be sent to a women's prison if convicted.
First Prague gay pride to take place in August 17
2:11 PM — Prague's first Pride festival will take place this summer. The organisers are confident they will put Prague on the map as Central and Eastern Europe’s capital of diversity, even though Prague is the last capital in the European Union to host such a festival.
Irish minister Ruairi Quinn launches guidelines on safe and supportive schools for lesbian and gay students 16
12:59 PM — Irish Labour Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn, today launches the new publication Guidelines for Principals on Including Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Students in School Policies.
Scottish gay charity Equality Network present their thoughts on Moscow Pride to the Russian Consulate in Edinburgh 30
12:21 PM — Edinburgh-based LGBT charity the Equality Network will today deliver a card of commiseration to the Russian consulate in Edinburgh regarding this weekend's violence at Moscow Pride.
Increasing number of countries becoming more tolerant of homosexuality, survey shows 69
10:43 AM — Results of a new cross-national study have shown that a vast majority of countries have become more accepting of homosexuality over the past 20 years - though the trend is markedly slower in Russia and other former Communist countries.
28th May 2011
Peter Tatchell: Police colluded with Neo-Nazis at Moscow Pride protests 196
7:26 PM — The human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell reports from Moscow after another year of conflicts between police, Neo-Nazis and gay rights campaigners at Moscow Pride.
Updated: Dan Choi and other gay rights activists arrested during Moscow Pride violence 198
2:33 PM — Moscow police have arrested and detained a number of prominent gay rights activists including the openly gay US solider Dan Choi as homophobic violence broke out during the banned Moscow Pride march near to the Kremlin.
27th May 2011
Moscow Pride marchers fear neo-Nazi attacks 36
4:45 PM — Marchers in tomorrow's Moscow Pride fear they may be targeted by neo-Nazi thugs. The march was banned by city authorities on the grounds of potential public disorder but a small group of gay rights activists say they will take to the streets anyway.
Moscow police will break up banned gay Pride march 107
1:29 PM — Moscow's police force says it will break up an unauthorised gay Pride march to be held tomorrow. Gay rights campaigners were denied permission to hold the event for the sixth year running but said they would hold it anyway.