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UK

Equality Commission launches new project to help tackle LGBT hate crime

Equality Commission launches new project to help tackle LGBT hate crime

The Commission has launched a 16-month-long project to tackle significant under-reporting of hate crime against LGBT people in Great Britain.

Recent figures in England and Wales show less than 4,500 homophobic and transphobic incidents and crimes reported to police between 2012 and 2013, with just under 750 reports in Scotland. However, the Crime Survey for England and Wales indicate 39,000 homophobic incidents took place in the same period
equalityhumanrights.com 18 Dec 14

New domestic abuse law on controlling behaviour unveiled
bbc.co.uk 18 Dec 14

 

A third of Welsh teachers hear homophobic language from other school staff

A third of Welsh teachers hear homophobic language from other school staff

Stonewall Cymru today release research showing a picture of daily life in Wales's classrooms. 11 years after the homophobic Section 28 was repealed, a majority of school staff in Wales are still unsure of if they are allowed to teach LGB issues and how to support young people against homophobic bullying
stonewallcymru.org.uk 17 Dec 14

 

UK

Teenager killed herself in Didsbury park over 'misplaced' fears

Teenager killed herself in Didsbury park over 'misplaced' fears

The parents of 14-year-old Elisabeth Lowe, have spoken of their anguish after she hanged herself over fears of telling them she might be gay. Her family told a Manchester inquest that she would have received 'a wealth of love and acceptance'
manchestereveningnews 17 Dec 14

 

GAY MARRIAGE

Ireland to hold referendum on gay marriage in May

Ireland to hold referendum on gay marriage in May

Campaigners welcome deputy prime minister's announcement, as latest opinion poll shows 71% of electorate would vote yes
theguardian.com 17 Dec 14

 

Martina Navratilova marries Julia Lemigova in New York

Martina Navratilova marries Julia Lemigova in New York

The 58-year-old International Tennis Hall of Famer tied the knot with fiancee Julia Lemigova at New York's Peninsula hotel. Beaming with joy, Navratilova admitted she felt, "terrified and relieved" after the private ceremony for family and friends. "I'm 58 years old and I got married for the first time. It's about time, right?"
usmagazine.com 17 Dec 14

 

O-M-G

Church of Scotland presbyteries vote to appoint gay ministers

Church of Scotland presbyteries vote to appoint gay ministers

The final decision will be taken at next year's General Assembly. The issue has been a consistently controversial one for the church, prompting what Kirk leaders insist is a relatively small number of ministers to quit
bbc.co.uk 17 Dec 14

Libby Lane (pictured) named as Church of England's first female bishop
theguardian.com 17 Dec 14

 

GAY PRIDE

St. Patrick's parade council allows gay group

St. Patrick's parade council allows gay group

Organizers of South Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade approved an application to march by OUTVETS, a group honoring LGBT military veterans - a significant development in the annual dispute over the inclusiveness of the parade
bostonglobe.com 17 Dec 14

 

RUSSIA

Russian LGBTI group to be listed as a so-called 'foreign agent'

Russian LGBTI group to be listed as a so-called 'foreign agent'

"The decision to classify Rakurs as a 'foreign agent', without any court decision is further proof of the shrinking space for civil society in Russia. It highlights ... how isolated LGBTI advocates are becoming." commented Evelyne Paradis, ILGA-Europe Executive Director
ilga-europe.org 17 Dec 14


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Tuesday

 

UK

Government considers 50% funding cut to HIV prevention programme

Dr Rosemary Gillespie, Chief Executive at Terrence Higgins Trust, said:
"This is not the right time for the Government to pare back spending on HIV prevention. We have not yet reached the tipping point in our fight against the epidemic."
tht.org.uk 16 Dec 14

Deborah Gold, Chief Executive of National AIDS Trust, said:
"This decision is simply staggering. HIV transmission shows no signs of decline, with the highest number of diagnoses among gay and bisexual men ever last year."
nat.org.uk 16 Dec 14

 

Nick Clegg defends right to indulge in 'exotic' behaviour

Nick Clegg defends right to indulge in 'exotic' behaviour

Deputy Pime Minister said today ministers must not "stick their nose in the bedroom" as he suggested that new pornography laws may be too tough
standard.co.uk 16 Dec 14

Sexual freedom activists sit on each other's faces in Westminster
standard.co.uk 16 Dec 14

 

GAY HEROES

Gay hero of Sydney hostage crisis

Gay hero of Sydney hostage crisis died a second class citizen

Tori Johnson, 34, managed the Lindt Chocolate Café for two years. He tried to take the gun to protect the other hostages as they fled, but he was shot in the attempt. He leaves his partner of 14 years, Thomas Zinn
huffingtonpost.com 16 Dec 14

 

GAY MARRIAGE

Gay marriage law comes into effect in Scotland

Gay marriage law comes into effect in Scotland

Scotland's new law on same-sex marriages was used for the first time shortly after midnight when Douglas Pretsell and Peter Gloster upgraded their civil partnership at the British consulate in Sydney
bbc.co.uk 16 Dec 14

Record 68% support for same-sex marriage in Scotland
equality-network.org 16 Dec 14

Florida asks highest court to block gay marriage
tampabay.com 16 Dec 14

 

WORLD

Inequalities in the labour market faced by gay and lesbian employees

Inequalities in the labour market faced by gay and lesbian employees

A new report, Sexual orientation and labor market outcomes, by Dr Nick Drydakis of Anglia Ruskin University, investigates workplace discrimination, earnings and job satisfaction worldwide. Fewer than 20% of countries have adopted sexual orientation anti-discrimination laws in employment, and 2.7 billion people live in countries where being gay or lesbian is a crime
iza.org 16 Dec 14

 

RUSSIA

Russia 'ignoring' anti-gay attacks, says Human Rights Watch

Russia 'ignoring' anti-gay attacks, says Human Rights Watch

The US-based body said Russia's leadership had reacted to violence and anti-gay rhetoric with silence, and it accused some officials of hate speech. The 2013 law banning gay "propaganda" had led to more attacks, it said
bbc.co.uk 16 Dec 14

 

Ultraconservative lawmaker hunts for teens at gay club

Ultraconservative lawmaker hunts for teens at gay club

St. Petersburg lawmaker Vitaly Milonov and a film crew fought their way into local gay club Central Station as it hosted a Loshadka party - "Craziness, scandal and sex" are promised in advertisements
themoscowtimes.com 16 Dec 14

 

GAY PRIDE

Brighton Pride early bird tickets prices frozen for the third year

Brighton Pride early bird tickets prices frozen for the third year

Tickets for Brighton Pride 2015 go on sale on the Friday 19th December at midday with £9 Super early bird tickets and £12.50 early bird ticket prices frozen for the third year running
- Sat 1 Aug 2015
brighton-pride.org 16 Dec 14

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Monday

 

UK

Kerry Smith quits as UKIP parliamentary candidate

Kerry Smith Farage's golden boy's rant at 'pooftahs'

Kerry Smith has resigned as a UKIP prospective parliamentary candidate after apologising for offensive remarks he made in a phone call about BLT LGBT - "what the old poofter groups call themselves"
bbc.co.uk 15 Dec 14

 

TRANS

Emily Brothers has shown us that we are still blinkered when it comes to transgender people

Emily Brothers has shown us that we are still blinkered when it comes to transgender people

Britain is, for the most part, more accepting of minority groups than it was 40 years ago. There remain bad cases of discrimination but the curve continues to bend in the right direction
independent.co.uk 15 Dec 14

Labour's first transgender candidate Emily Brothers
theguardian.com 15 Dec 14

 

Trans man to stand for Greens at election

Charlie Kiss First Trans man to stand for election

Charlie Kiss, now aged 49, started politically campaigning when at the age of 17 he joined the Greenham Common Women's peace camp. He has been selected by his local Green Party to stand in the Islington South and Finsbury constituency
greenparty.org.uk 15 Dec 14

 

SHOW BIZ

 

Cucumber, Banana, Tofu
See the trailer for three new original drama series from Russel T Davies which examine the passions and pitfalls of 21st century gay life
- coming January
channel4.com 15 Dec 14


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Sunday

 

COMING OUT

Apple's Tim Cook named Financial Times 'Person of the Year'

Apple's Tim Cook named Financial Times 'Person of the Year'

Financial success and dazzling new technology alone might have been enough to earn Apple's steely chief executive the FT's vote as the 2014 Person of the Year, but Mr Cook's brave exposition of his values also sets him apart
ft.com 14 Dec 14

 

UK

Farage's golden boy's rant at 'pooftahs'

Kerry Smith Farage's golden boy's rant at 'pooftahs'

In tape-recorded phone calls leaked to The Mail on Sunday, Kerry Smith, chosen to fight Ukip target seat of Basildon South in Essex mocks 'f***ing disgusting old pooftahs' who belong to a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning group, calling them 'BLTs' - bacon, lettuce and tomato
dailymail.co.uk 14 Dec 14

 

WORLD

Is France's far right flirting with gay vote?

France's National Front party announced Friday that Sebastien Chenu, cofounder of the Gaylib gay rights movement, was joining its ranks and will be a future candidate in elections, a surprise move for a group that has long been linked to homophobic views
france24.com 14 Dec 14

Front National deputy leader Florian Philippot sues Closer magazine over 'gay partner' photos
rfi.fr 14 Dec 14

 

GAY RESEARCH

A single conversation can change a homophobes views

A single conversation can change a homophobes views

Michael LaCour, of UCLA, and Donald Green at Columbia University, have demonstrated that a single conversation can go a long way toward building lasting support for a controversial social issue. In addition the effect tends to spill over to friends and family members
esciencenews.com 14 Dec 14

 

GAY SPORTS

Gay skiing legend:
We need more support from IOC

Anja Paerson - Gay skiing legend: We need more support from IOC

Openly gay ski legend Anja Paerson says the International Olympic Committee is out of touch on LGBT issues and that she has little confidence that recent changes to the Olympic Charter will prevent discrimination in the future
cnn.com 14 Dec 14

 

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Benedict Cumberbatch and Pride contend Golden Globe awards

Benedict Cumberbatch and Pride in contention for the 2015 Golden Globe awards.

Cumberbatch's citation comes for his role as gay World War II code breaker Alan Turing in The Imitation Game. British indie hit Pride, about about gay activists supporting striking Welsh miners, made the cut for best comedy/musical
bbc.co.uk 14 Dec 14


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Saturday

 

GAY TWINS

Mat and Jon Price discuss the 'Nobody is born gay' campaign

Mat and Jon have set up Proud2beproject and Totnes Pride

The 'born this way' argument is being used to justify our right for equality and fair treatment. I also know that some are trying to discredit the idea in an attempt to take the same rights away.

My human rights should not depend on whether or not me being gay was a choice I made, or was part of my genetic make-up. I deserve human rights because I am a human.
proud2beproject.org 13 Dec 14

 

Man on ex-gay organization's Twins billboard is gay, isn't a twin

Man on ex-gay organization's Twins billboard is gay, isn't a twin

South African model Kyle Roux said: "there's no place in today's world for an organization that is promoting this as being some kind of deviant or distasteful lifestyle, because I've lived my life openly gay and happy for my entire life"
gawker.com 13 Dec 14

 

UK

What happened when a 30 stone man entered Mr Gay UK? - video

Stavros Louca a 30 stone man entered Mr Gay UK

Mr Gay UK organisers have apologised after 190kg Stavros Louca was disqualified on a technicality, despite winning the judges and audience vote
mrgayuk.co.uk 13 Dec 14

What happened - video
theguardian.com

 

SEX - LIFE

My mother insisted I was gay - but I'm not

Guillaume Gallienne - My mother insisted I was gay - but I'm not

Guillaume Gallienne was different from his three athletic brothers - he liked to dance and dress up as a woman. His mother treated him like a girl and told him he was gay. The thing is, he was actually heterosexual
theguardian.com 13 Dec 14


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Friday

 

Life in Northern Ireland is under threat - time to act

Gay life in Northern Ireland is under threat – time to act

The first minister, Peter Robinson, is backing a private member's bill seeking to change the law to allow businesses to refuse to serve gay people
theguardian.com 12 Dec 14

 

UKIP is now motivated by prejudices against foreigners, gays, and Muslims

UKIP is now motivated by prejudices against foreigners, gays, and Muslims

UKIP's founder Alan Sked says The EU, it turns out, is as intellectually bankrupt as Nigel Farage, in an article in The Commentator. It would like to restore Britain to its position in the 1950s, before the advent of the sexual revolution
thecommentator.com 12 Dec 14

 

Eight organisations named as Stonewall Star Performers

Eight organisations named as Stonewall Star Performers

Star Performers will actively mentor another employer who are working to create a workplace culture that is inclusive of LGBT people, and lead the development of best practice in Britain and around the world
stonewall.org.uk 12 Dec 14

 

Stonewall Housing launches Winter Auction to counter LGBTQ homelessness

Stonewall Housing launches Winter Auction to counter LGBTQ homelessness

This year's Winter Auction includes prints, films, a zine pack, a Mi Mandela album signed by Idris Elba, a 12 month subscription to Gay Times magazine, a Horns poster signed by Juno Temple, cupcakes and more! You can participate in the Winter Auction until December 20th by bidding here:
Stonewall Housing 12 Dec 14

 

TRANS

Becoming Myself: Radio 4 looks at Gender Identity

A revealing series which goes inside the Charing Cross Gender Identity Clinic in Hammersmith, London - the largest and oldest in the world - to explore the condition of gender dysphoria
bbc.co.uk 12 Dec 14

 

The Sun asks how blind transgender Labour candidate knew she was 'the wrong sex'

Emily Brothers has hit back at Rod Liddle

Emily Brothers has hit back at Rod Liddle for comments he made in a recent column, where he asked how the blind transgender Labour candidate would have known she was "the wrong sex". Liddle has since apologised
independent.co.uk 12 Dec 14

 

Being Trans in the EU - Comparative analysis of the EU LGBT survey data

Being Trans in the EU

New EU report examines issues of equal treatment and discrimination on sexual orientation, and on gender identity. It analyses data on the experiences of 6,579 trans respondents, the largest body of empirical evidence of its kind to date
europa.eu 12 Dec 14

 

HIV AIDS

HIV most often passed on by younger gay men

Two-thirds of infections originate in men with undiagnosed HIV - and HIV transmissions most frequently involve men under the age of 35 who report relatively high levels of sexual activity
aidsmap.com 12 Dec 14

 

COMING OUT

Asian and gay: Doctor was driven to his death

Asian and gay: Doctor was driven to his death

In the wake of the Dewani trial, a man tells how his fiance took his own life after his family told him to "cure" his sexuality
sky.com 12 Dec 14

 

WORLD

Thousands of Gambians march to say 'no to homosexuality'

Thousands of Gambians march to say 'no to homosexuality'

President Alhaji Jammeh, expressed total disapproval of attempts to tie aid to The Gambia to so called homosexual and lesbian rights. Placards included "Even cows don't do it!"
observer.gm 12 Dec 14

 

BONKERS

'Harry Styles had a gay affair with President Barack Obama' says US magazine

'Harry Styles had a gay affair with President Barack Obama' says US magazine

According to US supermarket tabloid, National Examiner, the curliest-haired member of the world's biggest boyband, and the actual leader of the USA embarked on a top-secret affair behind the First Lady's back
celebrity.yahoo.com 12 Dec 14


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Thursday

 

WORLD

Isil terrorists throw man off roof 'for being gay'
Pictures of the murder posted on jihadist website provide further evidence of Islamic State's reign of terror in Syria and northern Iraq
telegraph.co.uk 11 Dec 14

 

UK

Catholic Church ends relationship with Northern Ireland adoption agency

Catholic Church ends relationship with Northern Ireland adoption agency Catholic Church ends relationship with The Family Care Society over legislation allowing unmarried and same-sex couples to adopt, saying
"It is unreasonable for legislators to oblige faith based organisations to act against their fundamental and reasonable religious beliefs"
belfasttelegraph.co.uk 11 Dec 14

 

Cambridge man arrested over Christmas leaflets claiming homosexuals are 'like vampires'

53-year-old Damon Kelly from Corby, Northamptonshire has been arrested after 'Christmas' leaflets condemning the "pale, pathetic world of lesbianism" were distributed in Cambridge
independent.co.uk 11 Dec 14

 

GAY BUSINESS

Abercrombie & Fitch boys

Mike Jeffries: Beauty and the beast of Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie & Fitch CEO retires suddenly

Gay chief executive Mike Jeffries had a knack for causing the kind of publicity that would excite and titillate his core customer base of rich, thin, white, able-bodied youngsters
independent.co.uk 11 Dec 14

 

GAY CURE

Nature-versus-nurture debate misrepresents identical twins study
"If you want to believe that you're gay and born that way, ok, you have a right to do that. But if you believe that, no, there's a causation there, there's something that can be changed, that voice deserves (to be heard) as well." says PFOX ex-gay group
wtvr.com
11 Dec 14


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Wednesday

 

UK

Porn protest to shock Westminster with mass 'face-sitting' and fake sex

Porn protest to shock Westminster with mass 'face-sitting' and fake sex

Around 500 people will descend on Westminster and pretend to have sex on Friday in a shocking protest against 'censorship'
- Noon, Fri 12 Dec
london24.com 10 Dec 14

A long list of sex acts just got banned in UK porn
independent.co.uk

 

GAY MARRIAGE

10 same sex couples in Brighton make history

10 same sex couples in Brighton make history

At 10am this morning the couples were taken through the administrative process simultaneously in separate offices at Brighton Town Hall to become the first people in Britain to convert their civil partnerships into marriages
independent.co.uk 10 Dec 14

 

WORLD

ISIS jihadis throw a "gay" off a rooftop, then stone him to death

ISIS jihadis throw a "gay" off a rooftop, then stone him to death

A jihadi website reported that the Islamic court in Wilayet al-Furat decided that a man who has practiced sodomy must be thrown off the highest point in the city, and then stoned to death
dailystar.com.lb 10 Dec 14

 

If homosexuality isn't illegal, why is there a gay crackdown in Egypt?

If homosexuality isn't illegal, why is there a gay crackdown in Egypt?

A bath house raid instigated by complicit media looks like a bid to distract attention from bigger economic and political issues
theguardian.com 10 Dec 14

 

GAY PRIDE

Portsmouth Pride celebrations planned for June 2015

Portsmouth Pride celebrations planned for June 2015

The festivities will feature a parade starting and ending at Victoria Park and stalls and performances in Guildhall Square
- Sat 20 Jun 2015
bbc.co.uk 10 Dec 14

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SHOW BIZ

Sundance film festival recognises Iris Prize short film talent for the second time!

Followers - Sundance film festival recognises Iris Prize short film talent for the second time!

FOLLOWERS, written, directed and edited by Tim Marshall has been selected for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The sixth short film to be produced by the Iris Prize and supported by the Michael Bishop Foundation and Gorilla Post will screen 22 Jan - 1 Feb, Park City, Uta, USA
irisprize.org 10 Dec 14

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Monday

 

UK

Top gay police officer with MBE is arrested for 'supplying Class A drugs'

Top gay police officer with MBE is arrested for 'supplying Class A drugs

Chief Inspector Paul Cahill, 43, was allegedly found slumped over the wheel of his car. He made his mark as a liaison officer with Soho's vibrant gay community, and was awarded an MBE for services to diversity in the 2003 New Year Honours
dailymail.co.uk 8 Dec 14

 

Camden bar Proud cancels homophobic Christmas Booking with superb reply

Camden bar Proud cancels homophobic Christmas Booking with superb reply

Alex Proud, owner of the Camden club that bears his name said: "We are gay. Our food is gay, our loos are gay. If you don't like it you are not welcome"
huffingtonpost.co.uk 8 Dec 14

 

WORLD

Shrien Dewani murder case thrown out by South African judge

Shrien Dewani murder case thrown out by South African judge

Judge Jeanette Traverso said the evidence presented by the prosecution fell "far below the threshold" of what a reasonable court could convict on
bbc.co.uk 8 Dec 14

 

GAY PRIDE

Nikolai Alexeyev compensated $55 after Russian city bans gay pride parade

Nikolai Alexeyev compensated $55 after Russian city bans gay pride parade

The decision marks the first time in a decade that the founder of the Moscow Gay Pride movement has been compensated for moral damages in regards to his LGBT rights activism
themoscowtimes.com 8 Dec 14

 

O-M-G

Catholic Church must help parents stand by their gay children

Catholic Church must help parents stand by their gay children

But Pope Francis said homosexual marriage "did not cross our minds"
belfasttelegraph.co.uk 8 Dec 14

 

 

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Pride wins best film at British Independent Film Awards

Pride wins best film at British Independent Film Awards

The film, about an alliance between gay rights campaigners and pit workers during the 1984 miners strike, collected three awards in total
bbc.co.uk 8 Dec 14


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Weekend

 

UK

'Save Our Soho'

'Save Our Soho'

After Madame JoJo's closure, campaigners take part in 'funeral' to protest against the 'sanitisation' of Soho. Actor Benedict Cumberbatch and TV presenter Stephen Fry have signed an open letter to Mayor of London Boris Johnson urging him to intervene
westendextra.com 7 Dec 14

 

Northern Ireland considers 'conscience clause' for aspects of equality law

Northern Ireland Bill to introduce 'conscience clause' into aspects of equality law

After Belfast bakers refused to make a gay wedding cake, DUP MLA is set to launch a Private Member's Bill to introduce a 'conscience clause' into aspects of equality law in a bid to accommodate those with strong religious beliefs
belfasttelegraph.co.uk 6 Dec 14

 

How can I handle fallout from gay kiss?

How can I handle fallout from gay kiss?

Financial Times Business Questions: I run a taxi firm and I've had an issue recently with one of my drivers refusing to take a gay couple home because they were kissing - How do I manage this sensitive issue?
ft.com 6 Dec 14

 

Being 'out' at work doesn't mean staying hidden

The Out at Work and Telegraph Top 50 Top 50 LGBT Executives In Business list, compiled by the Global Diversity Awards in partnership with The Telegraph, will be published on 16 January 2015
Submit nominations
6 Dec 14

 

The Food Chain Christmas Carol Service

The Food Chain Christmas Carol Service!

Join us next Tuesday for wine and delicious mince pies - courtesy of our friends at Konditor and Cook - at St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
- Tue 9 Dec, 7pm

more info...
6 Dec 14

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USA

Scott Lively: Homosexuality is an 'infection' that kills society

Scott Lively: Homosexuality is an 'infection' that kills society

The activist notorious for pushing anti-gay policies in countries like Uganda and Russia, told Trunews host Rick Wiles that gay rights and the growing acceptance of homosexuality are going to destroy the U.S.
lgbtqnation.com 6 Dec 14

Scott Lively can be tried for crimes against humanity, finds appeals court
deathandtaxesmag.com

 

12-year-old boy commits suicide after anti-gay bullying for being a cheerleader

12-year-old boy commits suicide after anti-gay bullying for being a cheerleader

Ronin Shimizu of Folsom Middle School in Folsom, California, took his life on Wednesday. "He was always so passionate like he didn't care what a lot of people said," said friend Hunter Reed. "He just kept going on with life. He was always so happy, like the happiest person I've ever met."
newnownext.com 6 Dec 14


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Friday

 

UK

Harley Street doctor 'killed himself after his Muslim mother told him to seek a cure for being gay'

Nazim Mahmood 'killed himself after his Muslim mother told him to seek a cure for being gay'

Dr Nazim Mahmood, fell four storeys to his death from the balcony of his flat in West Hampstead. An inquest at St Pancras Coroners' Court heard Dr Mahmood had told his mother he was gay and was in a 13-year relationship with his fiancée Matthew Ogston just days before his death
standard.co.uk 5 Dec 14

 

British gay porn star gets two years for smuggling meth in anus

Bruno Knight British gay porn star gets two years for smuggling meth in anus

Philip Gizzie, who uses the stage name Bruno Knight, was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport for attempting to smuggle a half-pound of crystal meth in a body cavity
smmirror.com 5 Dec 14

 

GAY HISTORY

Jeremy Thorpe, the silent conspiracy

Jeremy Thorpe, the silent conspiracy - with Cyhril Smith

Jeremy Thorpe, the former Liberal leader, led a life which combined major political achievements with persistent rumours of scandal, culminating in a trial for conspiracy to murder and his acquittal. But was there an establishment cover-up to protect him during his political career? Tom Mangold has been investigating
- 11pm tonight, BBC Radio 4
bbc.co.uk 5 Dec 14

 

RUSSIA

Putin says Russia respects LGBT Rights, but prefers traditional values

Putin says Russia respects LGBT Rights, but prefers traditional values

During a meeting with human rights activists Putin said that he respects the rights of LGBT people, but chooses to promote traditional values. "A society that can't protect it's children has no future," he said
sputniknews.com 5 Dec 14

 

SHOW BIZ

Grammy Nominations 2015: Sam Smith and Taylor Swift set to go head-to-head

Grammy Nominations 2015: Sam Smith

The recording artists are both up for the Record Of The Year award, for Stay With Me and Shake It Off. Sam is also up for the Pop Vocal Album award, for his debut release In The Lonely Hour
huffingtonpost.co.uk


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UK

Former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe dies aged 85
Former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe dies aged 85

Mr Thorpe resigned as Liberal Party leader in 1976 after allegations of an affair with a former male model, Norman Scott, at a time when male homosexual acts were illegal. He was cleared of the charges of incitement to murder Mr Scott in 1979
bbc.co.uk 4 Dec 14

 

Young gay men "frozen out" of sex education in UK schools

In terms of everyday knowledge on the gay scene, HIV exists somewhere in limbo between the grim tombstone adverts of the 80s ... and the raw realities of chemsex-fuelled bareback sessions - When I asked about anal sex, they said, 'We don't recommend it'
vice.com 4 Dec 14

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London Mayor launches Hate Crime Reduction Strategy

London Mayor launches Hate Crime Reduction Strategy

Since 2012 transgender hate crime has grown by 86.2% and homophobic crime has gone up by 26.8%. The strategy is to increase awareness of hate crime in London and encourage more people to come forward about their experiences
london.gov.uk 4 Dec 14

 

Chris Bryant MP becomes shadow minister for the arts

Chris Bryant MP takes the shadow minister for the arts post

Gay Labour MP Chris Bryant has been named as the new shadow minister for the arts in Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet reshuffle
bbc.co.uk 4 Dec 14

 

 

Which of the banned sex acts in porn will the UK miss the most?

Which of the banned sex acts in porn will the UK miss the most?

Pornhub crunched the numbers and determined how popular the list of acts that likely won't be allowed under the BBFC's R18 rating are in comparison with the rest of the world
independent.co.uk 4 Dec 14

 

USA

Black, gay and shot dead in his own car

Dionte Greene - Black, gay and shot dead in his own car

It's not Ferguson. It's not Serial. But the case of 22-year-old Dionte Greene raises complex questions about race, class, police conduct and sexual taboos. Are we too afraid to answer them?
theguardian.com 4 Dec 14

 

GAY HATE

Gay man 'beaten up because he was singing Wicked song on a Manchehster tram'
metro.co.uk 4 Dec 14

'Thank God Nazis shot gays': Latvian MP Inga Priede is in hot water over offensive tweets
rt.com 4 Dec 14

'AIDS-free Christmas' if all gays are killed, as Arizona pastor says God commands
rawstory.com 4 Dec 14


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Wednesday

 

UK

Farage confused over Ukip's sex education policy at young voters' event

Farage confused over Ukip's sex education policy at young voters' event

Asked whether Ukip would back compulsory sex education lessons and learning about gay relationships, Farage said "yes" as part of a proper "rounded" curriculum. When it was pointed out that Ukip's website advocates banning sex education in primary schools, he said: "I have never advocated that policy"
theguardian.com 3 Dec 14

Russia: Sex education will 'never' be taught
bbc.co.uk 3 Dec 14

 

Gay couple 'told to stop showing affection' in South Bank restaurant

Gay couple 'told to stop showing affection' in South Bank restaurant

Lydia Cawson, 29, said she was asked by a staff member at Canteen at the Royal Festival Hall to move away from her upset partner as she consoled her
standard.co.uk 3 Dec 14

 

QueerlyOut relaunches at Ku Klub

After the unexpected closure of Escape Bar, QueerlyOut will move Ku Klub in Chinatown, 30 Lisle Street, London WC2H 7BA, every Thursday from 10pm
- Thu 4 Dec
facebook.com 3 Dec 14

 

Modern families wanted for soft drinks London commercial

Modern families wanted for soft drinks London commercial

ET Casting are currently searching for London based families to feature in an exciting commercial for a leading soft drinks brand, and are specifically celebrating Same Sex Parents with their children. Earn £250 - £750 each!
Be On A Show 3 Dec 14

 

Help take a homeless LGBT youngster off the streets this winter

It costs The Albert Kennedy Trust £25 to provide an emergency winter support pack for a young person who would otherwise be homeless and living on the streets
Donate Now
3 Dec 14

 

 

P&O head chef Alun Williams dies in kinky gay clingfilm bondage sex game

P&O head chef Alun Williams dies in kinky gay clingfilm bondage sex game

A Dover head chef died during a kinky bondage game in which he wanted to be "mummified" by being wrapped in clingfilm, a jury has heard. Richard Bowler, 35, and his "live-in carer" David Connor, 23, both of Canterbury have denied manslaughter charges
kentonline.co.uk 3 Dec 14

 

WORLD

Foreigners adopting Ugandan kids 'to train them on gay practices'

Foreigners adopting Ugandan kids 'to train them on gay practices'

"We have discovered that they adopt our children and confine them in gay communities abroad to train them on gay practices" says the Speaker of Uganda's Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga
lgbtqnation.com 3 Dec 14


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Tuesday

 

HIV AIDS

HIV evolving 'into milder form'

HIV evolving 'into milder form'

Scientists at the University of Oxford say the virus is being "watered down" as it adapts to our immune systems. It was taking longer for HIV infection to cause Aids and that the changes in the virus may help efforts to contain the pandemic
bbc.co.uk
2 Dec 14

Efforts should remain focused on encouraging the quarter of people with HIV in the UK who remain undiagnosed to come forward for testing
it starts with me 2 Dec 14

 

UK

EU court blocks gay asylum tests

EU court blocks gay asylum tests

The EU's top court has ruled that refugees who claim asylum on the grounds that they are homosexual should not have to undergo tests to prove it
bbc.co.uk 2 Dec 14

UK asylum seekers 'told to prove they are gay'
bbc.co.uk 2 Dec 14

How to prove that you are a gay refugee
freemovement.org.uk 3 Dec 14

 

A long list of sex acts just got banned in UK porn

Spanking
Caning
Aggressive whipping
Penetration
by any object "associated with violence"
Physical or verbal abuse
(regardless of if consensual)
Urolagnia
(known as "water sports")
Female ejaculation
Strangulation
Facesitting
Fisting

The Audiovisual Media Services Regulations 2014 requires that video-on-demand online porn now adhere to the same guidelines laid out for DVD sex shop-type porn by the British Board of Film Censors
independent.co.uk

Images of bondage, fetish wear, role play, watersports, sexual intercourse and domination/submission are not "extreme"
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Stonewall joins #GivingTuesday movement

Stonewall joins #GivingTuesday movement

a perfect opportunity to give something back after the frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and join us in ending bullying and discrimination around the world
- Tue 2 Dec
stonewall25.org.uk 2 Dec 14

 

SEX - LIFE

Homosexuality may have evolved in humans because it helps us bond, scientists say

Homosexuality may have evolved in humans because it helps us bond, scientists say

'because sexual behavior is intimate and pleasurable, it is also used in many species, including non-human primates, to help form and maintain social bonds,' say researchers from the University of Portsmouth
huffingtonpost.com 2 Dec 14

 

Shrien Dewani to be sued by wife's family for failing to reveal he was bisexual

Shrien Dewani to be sued by wife's family for failing to reveal he was bisexual

The parents of Anni Dewani - who was murdered during her honeymoon in Cape Town - are to sue Shrien Dewani, her husband, after he failed to declare that he was bisexual before the wedding
telegraph.co.uk 2 Dec 14

 

GAY MARRIAGE

Finnish Church resignations hit 7,800 after gay marriage vote
Nearly 8,000 people have resigned from the Lutheran Church since parliament on Friday approved a law allowing same-sex marriages. Their Archbishop had earlier made comments supporting gender-neutral marriage
yle.fi 2 Dec 14

Australian PM throws doubt on same-sex bill
Supporters of same-sex marriage won't find much to encourage them after Prime Minister Tony Abbott yesterday poured cold water on the latest attempt to allow coalition MPs and senators a conscience vote
skynews.com.au 2 Dec 14

 

GAY BUSINESS

Gay Games pumped $52 million into Cleveland-area economy

The 2014 Gay Games, which attracted nearly 8,000 athletes to Northeast Ohio in August, added $52 million to the local economy during the eight-day event, according to a just-completed study by two economics professors at Kent State University
cleveland.com 2 Dec 14

 

WORLD

Robert Biedron becomes first gay mayor in Poland

Robert Biedron becomes first gay Poland mayor

In 2011, Biedron, a political scientist by trade, made national and LGBT rights history by becoming the EU member state's first openly gay member of parliament - the same year that Poles voted in Anna Grodzka, the country's first transgender lawmaker
dw.de 2 Dec 14


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Monday

 

WORLD AIDS DAY

HIV campaigners mark World Aids Day by dumping 'bullshit' at UKIP office

HIV campaigners mark World Aids Day by dumping 'bullshit' at UKIP office

Act Up: London has put a pile of manure outside the party's South Norwood office, along with a banner that reads: "What goes around comes around" along with "Solidarity on World Aids Day" and #ukipstinks and #actuplondon
yourlocalguardian.co.uk 1 Dec 14

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Apple stores coloring logos Red in recognition of World AIDS Day

Apple stores coloring logos Red in recognition of World AIDS Day

When you buy (PRODUCT)RED merchandise, Apple gives a portion of the purchase price to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa
apple.com/uk 1 Dec 14

Why Apple's (RED) campaign is so important
computerworld.com

 

World AIDS Day events and activities

World AIDS day GAY to Z Directory links to information, events, support groups, health advice, treatments, condoms, and clincs
- Mon 1 Dec
World Aids Day 1 Dec 14

 

World AIDS Day quiz to improve public understanding of HIV

Terrence Higgins Trust launches World AIDS Day quiz to improve public understanding of HIV This World AIDS Day the Terrence Higgins Trust is challenging outdated myths and attitudes to HIV. Take the quiz and find out which decade your HIV knowledge belongs to
stuckinthe80s.org.uk 30 Nov 14

 

World Aids Day: the role of business in HIV/Aids treatment and education

World Aids Day: the role of business in HIV/Aids treatment and education

With some 107,800 people currently living with HIV/Aids in the UK, employers have a role in setting an example as HIV-literate and supportive
theguardian.com 1 Dec 14

 

Charity shop and gay men's health service pops up in Soho

THT pop-up, dual-purpose charity shop

Terrence Higgins Trust will launch a pop-up, dual-purpose charity shop and gay men's health service in Walkers Court, at the heart of Soho. By day, Boutique Soho is a retail space, in the evenings it will provide free condoms and postal HIV tests, and advice around drugs and alcohol
myhiv.org.uk 1 Dec 14

 

Nick Clegg's World AIDS Day message

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7fR45DnMFo

'It's critical that people have the right information, and that the next generation - through good sex education - understand the facts,' said the UK's Deputy Prime Minister
youtube.com 1 Dec 14

 

28% of UK wrongly think you can get HIV from sharing a glass

Less than half of the British public understand how HIV is and isn't transmitted, new researchby the National AIDS Trust reveals today
nat.org.uk 1 Dec 14

Shaun Leane brooches - Sterling silver, red enamel with Swarovski red crystals
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Sunday

 

GAY BUSINESS

The changing face of New York City's Chelsea neighborhood

The changing face of New York City's Chelsea neighborhood

From 14th to 23rd Streets, three gay-centric storefront businesses with a combined presence of over nine decades on Eighth Avenue have stood empty for months
huffingtonpost.com 30 Nov 14

 

WORLD

Gay Russians face uncertain wait for refugee status in US
Anti-gay discrimination in Russia is believed to be partly responsible for rise in asylum cases, with applicants reliant on charity while claims are processed
theguardian.com 30 Nov 14

Hundreds march in India capital's gay pride parade after shock ruling

Hundreds march in India capital's gay pride parade after shock ruling - One India It's the first parade in New Delhi since India's Supreme Court reinstated a colonial-era ban on gay sex, which marchers branded a violation of equality
scmp.com 30 Nov 14

 

Gambia shuns negotiation with EU on homosexuality

Gambia shuns negotiation with EU on homosexuality

"We the government and people of The Gambia hereby make it very clear to the Union European and any outside bloc that wants to impose acceptance of homosexuals as a pre-condition for aid that we will never accept that conditionality no matter how much aid is involved" said minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon Bala Garba Jahumpa
gambiaaffairs.com 30 Nov 14

 

SHOW BIZ

Sam Smith: 'I used to yearn to fall in love. My fans have filled that hole'

Sam Smith: 'I used to yearn to fall in love. My fans have filled that hole'

The singer Smith admits: 'Past gay artists, things have happened to them that haven't been great. All I can say is I'm so unbelievably surprised and happy at how far the world has come'
telegraph.co.uk 30 Nov 14


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Saturday

 

UK

Ukip disowns 'east London branch' Twitter account after homophobic comments

Ukip disowns 'east London branch' Twitter account after homophobic comments

In a series of posts last night, the @UkipEastLondon account suggested homosexuality was "intolerable and vulgar". Another tweet read: "LGBT movement is a fascist movement, it's all gay this, gay that.. Well what about British folk?"
standard.co.uk 29 Nov 14

 

Asda boss 'gave £180,000 of charity cash to his gay lover's ballet firm'

Paul Kelly (right of picture) was dismissed as Asda's vice president of corporate affairs after he was alleged to have given charity cash to his partner's dance company
Murley Dance
dailymail.co.uk 29 Nov 14

 

RFU ban to fans who shouted homophobic abuse

Nigel Owens

Gay referee Nigel Owens has applauded the Rugby Football Union for banning two supporters from Twickenham for two years after they directed abuse at Owens during the match between England and New Zealand in London earlier this month
walesonline.co.uk 29 Nov 14

 

Sandi Toksvig: Save the Children fired me for being a lesbian

Sandi Toksvig: Save the Children fired me for being a lesbian

Comedian (pictured with her partner Debbie) reveals that charity stopped her hosting anniversary event in 1990s to prevent Princess Anne meeting a lesbian. Today the organisation supports gay rights around the world
theguardian.com 29 Nov 14

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South Shields dance teacher Stuart Hatton crowned Mr Gay World

South Shields dance teacher Stuart Hatton crowned Mr Gay World

He is this year's winner of Mr Gay World, claiming the title after a week-long competition in Rome, Italy. But it isn't just an award for his vanity - instead he wants to use it as a springboard to combat homophobic bullying
chroniclelive.co.uk 29 Nov 14

 

WORLD AIDS DAY

Positive Radio launches online

Positive Radio launches online Positive Radio is a project working in collaboration with service users from George House Trust in Manchester. From midday on Monday 1 December you can hear a series of interviews and shows
ght.org.uk 29 Nov 14

 

Teens and the loneliness of AIDS

'TEENS AND THE LONELINESS OF AIDS'

Award-winning photographer Carol Allen Storey's exhibition will be at The Pullman Hotel, 100-101 Euston Road, London, NW1 2AJ
2-28 December. 100% of the sale of signed 1/1 limited edition prints will be donated to the
Elton John AIDS Foundation
29 Nov 14

 

O-M-G

Plans to allow gay people to become Kirk ministers takes a step forward

Plans to allow gay people to become Kirk ministers takes a step forward

23 of 45 Church of Scotland presbyteries with voting rights have backed a "mixed economy" proposal which would allow congregations to appoint someone in a same-sex relationship. The debate was triggered by the appointment of the Rev Scott Rennie to Queen's Cross Church in Aberdeen in 2009
pressandjournal.co.uk 29 Nov 14

 

New book uncovers strong gay scene in the Catholic Church

New book uncovers strong gay scene in the Catholic Church

Ground-breaking new research into the sexual lives of Irish Catholic priests has revealed many of them are or have been sexually active, that the bishops are aware of the situation, and that there is a gay scene within the church
independent.ie 29 Nov 14

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RUSSIA

Lawyer attacked after defending LGBT activist in St. Petersburg Court

Lawyer attacked after defending LGBT activist in St. Petersburg Court

Human rights lawyer Vitaly Cherkasov, who was employed to defend an LGBT activist, said he was attacked after leaving a St. Petersburg court, identifying one of the assailants as an Orthodox activist and aide to a local anti-gay lawmaker Vitaly Milonov (pictured)
themoscowtimes.com 29 Nov 14

Milonov 'should be investigated for extremism'
rt.com 29 Nov 14


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Friday

 

GAY SPORTS

The Eurogames Stockhom 2015 team will be visiting the UK next week

The Eurogames Stockhom 2015 team will be visiting the UK next week

Touching down in London, Manchester and Brighton between 4-7 December. Meet the team, win some free registrations or say hello when we hit Green Carnation in London and Taurus Bar in Manchester, in collaboration with Pride Sports, BLAGSS and Out For Sport London
facebook.com 28 Nov 14

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GAY MARRIAGE

Finland legalises gay marriage
Finland becomes 12th European nation to give same-sex unions the same status as heterosexual marriages
theguardian.com 28 Nov 14

Arkansas, Mississippi overturn gay marriage bans
but there are no rushes to the altar as both orders are on hold so the states can consider appeals
foxnews.com 28 Nov 14

 

SEX - LIFE

Recognition that gay men rape other gay men is needed

Recognition that gay men rape other gay men is needed

The contention that male rape is usually committed by heterosexually identified men, primarily as an expression of power and control, is not supported by a recent survey. Recognition that gay men rape other gay men is needed, both by the gay community and support services for victims
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov 28 Nov 14


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Thursday

 

UK

Shakespearean scholars clash over 'gay' bard

Sir Brian Vickers, a visiting professor at University College London, provoked his fellow academics by raising the question of Shakespeare's sexuality, claiming that his sonnets gave no clues to his love life
telegraph.co.uk 27 Nov 14

 

School apologises over Bible and homosexuality worksheet

School apologises over Bible and homosexuality worksheet

Hunterhouse College in Belfast has withdrawn the worksheet after the father of one student complained. Questions about the Bible included:
- What do these verses tell us about homosexuals?
- What hope is there for all these people?
bbc.co.uk 27 Nov 14

 

SHOW BIZ

John Gielgud-scripted gay porn movie

John Gielgud-scripted gay porn movie

Trouser Bar is to enter production against the wishes of the John Gielgud estate, according to producer David McGillivray, who said: "Gielgud was obsessed with trousers, loved corduroy and leather. And so he wrote a film set in a menswear shop"
theguardian.com 27 Nov 14


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Wednesday

 

UK

Rise in number of violent homophobic crimes being reported to police

Homophobic offences:

East Anglia
London
Manchester
Merseyside
Midlands
Northern Ireland
South West
South Yorkshire

19 forces have recorded more violent homophobic offences so far in 2014 than in whole of last year. Gay rights charities said that while it was encouraging that more people were reporting hate crime, many victims felt silenced by abuse on the street.
theguardian.com 26 Nov 14

 

Stonewall marks 25th anniversary with launch of older LGBT role models guide

Stonewall marks 25th anniversary with launch of older LGBT role models guide

LGBT Voices features the stories of 25 people who have contributed to the campaign for equality in Britain and around the world. The guide will ensure that the stories of a generation who have faced persecution and discrimination will live on - lovingly archived and preserved for a new generation to experience
stonewall.org.uk 26 Nov 14

 

First UK guide for lesbian and bisexual women affected by sexual violence

First UK guide for lesbian and bisexual women affected by sexual violence

The LGF booklet provides survivors of rape or sexual violence with information to find the support they need. Funded by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester, research suggests that LGB&T people often fail to access support services for fear of experiencing homophobia
lgf.org.uk 26 Nov 14

 

Brighton trio jailed for homophobic attack

Brighton trio jailed for homophobic attack The men attacked the first victim with bottles causing wounds that needed hospital treatment, then moved on to the bottom of St James's Street where they hurled homophobic abuse at a 34-year-old man before punching him and chasing him
brightonandhovenews.org 26 Nov 14

 

COMING OUT

Man jumped off Severn Bridge after coming out as gay

Darren Crotty jumped off Severn Bridge after coming out as gay

Popular 23-year-old Darren Crotty, whose body was found by the side of the river at Sharpness Docks earlier this year, had committed suicide shortly after coming out as gay, an inquest has heard
gazetteseries.co.uk 26 Nov 14

 

The gay Latvian foreign minister whose coming out stunned Eastern Europe

Edgars Rinkevics

When Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics announced that he was gay ... some of his political allies said they would start a public discussion about granting more legal rights to domestic partners, other lawmakers said they would try to block any efforts to liberalize those rules
washingtonpost.com 26 Nov 14

 

FDNY is fine with rookie firefighter's gay-porn past

FDNY is fine with rookie firefighter's gay-porn past

After the Daily News revealed Jonathan Jesensky's former career as the star of at least 10 gay porn films, an FDNY spokesman said his job is not at risk, even though other firefighters have been disciplined for similar activities
nydailynews.com 26 Nov 14

 

WORLD

ISIS stones 2 'gay men' to death in Syria: observer

ISIS stones 2 'gay men' to death in Syria: observer The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group stoned two men to death in Syria Tuesday after claiming they were gay, a monitor said, in the militant organization's first executions for alleged homosexuality
alarabiya.net 26 Nov 14

 

GAY MARRIAGE

Gay marriage bill to be introduced in Australia

Gay marriage bill to be introduced in Australia

A bill which would make same-sex marriage legal in Australia will be introduced in the country's Senate this week by Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm
marilynstowe.co.uk 26 Nov 14

 

SHOW BIZ

Brighton Gay Men's Chorus strike up "bromance" with Adam Ant

Brighton Gay Men's Chorus strike up "bromance" with Adam Ant

Brighton Gay Men's Chorus has received a message of support from Adam Ant, conveying his personal best wishes for their upcoming show "Putting On The Glitz" at the Theatre Royal Brighton
- Sun 30 Nov, 7.30pm
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Tuesday

 

UK

Madame Jojo's, legendary Soho nightclub, forced to close

Madame Jojo's, legendary Soho nightclub, forced to close

 

Westminster Council revokes the infamous drag venue's licence after a violent incident. Home to some of London's most diverse nightlife for more than half a century, supporters say a desire to gentrify the area is behind the closure
theguardian.com
25 Nov 14

 

Transgender and transsexual policy launched by The FA

Transgender and transsexual policy launched by The FA

Any transsexual or transgender person wishing to play in their affirmed gender can seek to do so by contacting The Football Association to obtain clearance. "This is a pioneering move for football and one which is designed to help give visibility to the trans community"
thefa.com 25 Nov 14

 

'Gay rape' liar jailed for perverting the course of justice

'Gay rape' liar jailed for perverting the course of justice

A 'troubled' man who falsely claimed he was raped by four gay men has been jailed for six years. One of the falsely accused men took an overdose and another contemplated suicide because of the lies of Mark Wixey, 43, of Herefordshire
worcesternews.co.uk 25 Nov 14


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Monday

 

UK

Ivan Massow is first Tory to declare he is standing for Mayor of London in 2016

Ivan Massow is first Tory to declare he is standing for Mayor of London in 2016

Massow first made headlines as a financial services entrepreneur, setting up an insurance business which specialised in policies for gay people when other companies were penalising them because of AIDS
independent.co.uk
24 Nov 14

 

CYBER GAYS

Homophobic 'Ass Hunters' game removed from Google Play after 1000s of downloads

Called 'Ass Hunter' the sick game asks players to "kill gays as much as you can or escape between them to the next level"
huffingtonpost.co.uk
24 Nov 14


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Sunday

 

O-M-G

Conscience bill plan after Ashers 'gay cake' case

Conscience bill plan after Ashers 'gay cake' case

Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson revealed that the DUP is preparing to bring forward a Stormont bill which would protect Christians or others who for reasons of conscience feel they cannot comply with equality laws
newsletter.co.uk 23 Nov 14

 

GAY TRAVEL

Airbnb website axes anti-gay ad

Airbnb website axes anti-gay ad

The Tasmanian Hospitality Association criticised the B&B website after a Hobart room was advertised with "house rules" advising that gay couples were not welcome
heraldsun.com.au 23 Nov 14

 

COMING OUT

Boy aged 13 comes out to his best friend - the reaction might surprise you

Boy aged 13 comes out to his best friend - the reaction might surprise you

The heartwarming exchange has become an internet sensation after being posted on Twitter by the teenager's older sister
mirror.co.uk 23 Nov 14


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Saturday

 

UK

Strictly Come Dancing to feature same-sex dancing couple

Robin windsor Strictly Come Dancing 2014 to feature same-sex dancing couple

On this weekend's show, we will see the first same-sex dancing couple - Robin Windsor & Aljaz Skorjanec - albeit only for a few seconds, as part of the group dance
unrealitytv.co.uk 22 Nov 14

 

Former Mr Gay UK police officer suspended over head-butt attack

Mark Carter - Former Mr Gay UK police officer suspended over head-butt attack

Pc Mark Carter has been suspended from duty pending an internal misconduct inquiry after being found guilty of assault at Manchester Magistrates' Court, accused of head-butting a man in the toilets of the Thompsons Arms in Manchester's gay village
yorkshirepost.co.uk 22 Nov 14

 

Scotland now has three openly gay ministers

Scotland now has three openly gay ministers

After Nicola Sturgeon's first reshuffle since taking office, out MSP Marco Biagi is Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment; Joe FitzPatrick keeps his role as Minister for Parliamentary Business; and Derek Mackay moves sideways from Local Government to Transport
pinknews.co.uk 22 Nov 14

 

Tory's 'homophobic' tweets after £1,000 donation to Oldham Gay Society

Tory's 'homophobic' tweets after £1,000 donation to Oldham Gay Society

Liam Billington criticised funding of Tameside Pride, describing the event as 'a bunch of puffs mincing around Ashton'
manchestereveningnews 22 Nov 14

 

Gay murderers in £35,000 compensation claim over 'hurt feelings'

Charles O'Neill and William Lauchlan

Charles O'Neill and William Lauchlan murdered Allison McGarrigle and dumped her body at sea but claim their human rights are being breached as they have been kept apart in separate prisons
dailyrecord.co.uk 22 Nov 14


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Friday

 

SEX - LIFE

Largest ever study into the gay gene 'erodes the notion that sexual orientation is a choice'

Largest ever study into the gay gene 'erodes the notion that sexual orientation is a choice'

A new scientific study of 409 pairs of gay brothers could put to rest decades of debate over the existence of the so-called 'gay gene'.

Research conducted by the NorthShore Research Institute in the US found clear links between male sexual orientation and two specific regions of the human genome, with lead scientist Alan Sanders declaring that the work "erodes the notion that sexual orientation is a choice"
independent.co.uk 21 Nov 14

 

GAY SPORTS

Rugby player suffers broken jaw in 'homophobic attack' on Canal Street

Rugby player suffers broken jaw in 'homophobic attack' on Canal Street

A gay rugby player suffered a broken jaw while promoting Village Spartans during a 'homophobic attack' in Manchester's Gay Village. Police have released a CCTV image of the attacker:
Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
manchestereveningnews 21 Nov 14

 

Welsh Rugby Union joins abusive language pledge

Welsh Rugby Union joins abusive language pledge

The Welsh Rugby Union has called on the Welsh rugby family to put an end to abusive language, just weeks after a match spectator witnessed other fans shouting homophobic slurs at referee Nigel Owens
southwales-eveningpost

nobystanders.org.uk 21 Nov 14

 

Wigan Athletic sponsors pull out over Malky Mackay concerns

Wigan Athletic sponsors pull out over Malky Mackay concerns

Two of Wigan Athletic's sponsors have severed ties with the club following the appointment of Malky Mackay as the Championship club's manager - despite a continuing Football Association investigation into alleged racist, sexist and homophobic text messages he sent during his time as Cardiff City manager
theguardian.com 21 Nov 14

 

USA

Sure, you can have legal rights, just don't kiss in front of us

Sure, you can have legal rights, just don't kiss in front of us

Americans are in favor of granting legal rights like property inheritance to same-sex couples. They aren't as in favor of public displays of affection, reports a new study of 1,000 people, published in American Sociological Review
smithsonianmag.com 21 Nov 14

 

AFRICA

Lesbians flee to Senegal as Gambia cracks down on homosexuality

Jammeh - Lesbians flee to Senegal as Gambia cracks down on homosexuality

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh's new law targets those with a previous conviction for homosexuality, those living with HIV, and same-sex partners of people with disabilities - all of whom could be imprisoned for life
reuters.com 21 Nov 14

 

Uganda plans to pass new version of anti-gay law by Christmas

Museveni - Uganda plans to pass new version of anti-gay law by Christmas

Drafters of a revised anti-gay law want parliament to pass it in time to be a "Christmas gift" for Ugandans. In August, President Yoweri Museveni said he wanted the law amended to remove penalties for consenting adults
reuters.com 21 Nov 14

 

SHOW BIZ

Country singers come out as gay

Ty Herndon and Billy Gilman came out as being gay

Ty Herndon and Billy Gilman came out as being gay. Herdon went first, in interviews with People Magazine and Entertainment Tonight. His revelation inspired Gilman to do go public as well, saying he preferred telling his fans directly, from the comfort of home, to sitting down with the press
fox8.com 21 Nov 14


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Thursday

 

TRANS

Goldsmiths academic to host London's Transgender Day of Remembrance

transgender remebrance Day 2012

Natacha Kennedy, Goldsmiths lecturer and recently recognised on the Independent on Sunday Rainbow List will MC London's The Transgender Day of Remembrance tonight at Richard Ingold Lecture Theatre, Gordon Street, London from 7pm
- Thu 20 Nov
tdor.info 20 Nov 14

 

 

Nearly half of young transgender people have attempted suicide

Margaret Unwin of health charity PACE said "Undoubtedly the lack of visibility and acceptance in society contributes to these shocking figures about suicide attempt and self harm in trans young people. While society’s attitudes towards transgender people are changing, it is still not fast enough"
theguardian.com 20 Nov 14

 

Hate crime services for trans people at risk, says TUC

Hate crime services for trans people at risk, says TUC

The TUC is calling for an end to violence against trans people and for specialist support services for trans people to be protected from government spending cuts
tuc.org.uk 20 Nov 14

 

SEX EDUCATION

Almost 9 out of 10 parents support Sex Education in all schools

Almost 9 out of 10 parents support Sex Education in all schools

Young people's charity Brook today called on the Prime Minister to take immediate action on SRE when a new poll demonstrated 88% of parents of children aged 18 or under support the teaching of SRE in all schools
brook.org.uk 20 Nov 14

 

GAY BUSINESS

Best places to work in HRC's 2015 Corporate Equality Index

Rating 786 American workplaces on LGBT equality. Next year's CEI will take into account companies' LGBT inclusion in their global operations
hrc.org 20 Nov 14

 

GAY SPORTS

Jason Collins, NBA's first openly gay player, retires

Jason Collins, N.B.A.'s First Openly Gay Player, Retires

Collins, 35, said that he made the decision over the summer and that he would focus on his work supporting organizations devoted to promoting diversity and inclusion
nytimes.com 20 Nov 14

'I know of gay footballers in the Premier League' says Stonewall's Ruth Hunt
bbc.co.uk 20 Nov 14

 

Swimmer Ian Thorpe "ashamed" he didn't come out sooner

Swimmer Ian Thorpe "ashamed" he didn't come out sooner

As Thorpe was named as GQ's Man Of Influence he said: "The thought that young people are looking up to me, watching what I do and say closely, has always been strange for me... I didn't have the courage to do it, to break that lie."
sportsmole.co.uk 20 Nov 14

 

HIV AIDS

3,250 gay men newly diagnosed last year

3,250 gay men newly diagnosed in 2013

In London, one in every eight gay men is now living with HIV. GMFA reminds us that continued funding in prevention activities remains critical in curbing the HIV epidemic
gmfa.org.uk 20 Nov 14

 

SHOW BIZ

Paul O'Grady accepts "substantial" damages in phone hacking claim

Paul O'Grady accepts "substantial" damages in phone hacking claim

Mr O'Grady's lawyer told Mr Justice Mann of the anger and distress the News of the Worldcaused to the star, who is best known for his drag queen alter ego Lily Savage and for presenting his own daytime chat show
liverpoolecho.co.uk 20 Nov 14


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UK

Civil partnerships move approved by House of Lords

Civil partnerships move approved by House of Lords

Peers praised the Government for bringing forward legislation that will allow ceremonies to take place in other licensed venues other than register offices. The House of Lords approved the regulations, which are due to come into force on December 10, without a vote
standard.co.uk 19 Nov 14

 

Plymouth pub set to return to its gay roots

Christian Diamant

Christian Diamant plans to change The Compass Inn public house on Bretonside to its old name of The Swallow in honour of being Plymouth's foremost LGBT pub
plymouthherald.co.uk 19 Nov 14

 

Central School of Drama awarded £94,800 towards LGBT project

Central School of Drama awarded £94,800 towards LGBT project

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama will build on a project it launched in January, allowing LGBT people the chance to share their feelings and opinions through discussions and performance. The result will be an aural archive
thestage.co.uk 19 Nov 14

 

Great Rainbow Bake-off 2014

Great Rainbow Bake-off 2014

The "Edu-bake & Cel-a-cake" Great Rainbow Bake Off #GRBO is asking all schools to send pictures of home-made rainbow cakes to raise awareness during National Anti-Bullying week
- 17-21 Nov
ellybarnes.com

 

HIV AIDS

Hollyoaks is launching a new storyline to promote importance of HIV testing

Channel 4's flagship soap Hollyoaks is working with sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust on a storyline which will see one of the show's longest running characters, Ste Hay, played by Kieron Richardson, diagnosed as HIV-posiitve
gaytimes.co.uk 19 Nov 14

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National Lottery gives £227,236 grant to Positive East

National Lottery gives £227,236 grant to Positive East

Funding over 3 years from the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund will enable the London-based Positive East to further develop and increase the capacity of volunteering and peer support work, said Mark Santos, the charity's Chief Executive
positiveeast.org.uk 19 Nov 14

 

TRANS

226 trans persons reported murdered in past year

The disturbing data has been collected and list composed by Transgender Europe's Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide research project team
transrespect-transphobia.org 19 Nov 14


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Monday

 

UK

Gay people encouraged not to avoid Clapham Common despite rise in homophobic attacks

Clapham Common

Gay people are being encouraged not to avoid Clapham Common despite a recent rise in homophobic attacks. In one incident on August 30, two men allegedly threatened to punch a young man as he walked along Windmill Drive "because he was gay"
standard.co.uk 18 Nov 14

 

Manchester Tram passengers join Lesbian and Gay Chorus choir

Manchester Tram passengers join Lesbian and Gay Chorus choir

Hundreds of people took part in a mass sing-along to unite against homophobia after two gay men suffered homophobic taunts on a tram - for singing
manchestereveningnews 18 Nov 14

 

WORLD AIDS DAY

110,000 people now living with HIV in the UK

HIV testing week

Around a quarter of these (26,100) are unaware of their infection and at risk of passing on the virus to others through unprotected sex, says a new report published by Public Health England for National HIV Testing Week
- 22-30 Nov
How to get a test 18 Nov 14

Greatest number of new diagnoses in gay men
nat.org.uk 18 Nov 14

 

UK can reach 'tipping point' of fight against HIV within a generation

Terrence Higgins Trust say we are now at a crucial point where we have the potential to dramatically reduce the impact of HIV in the UK. In order to achieve this an urgent and coordinated programme of work is needed
tht.org.uk 18 Nov 14

 

Venues raise funds for GMFA's HIV information website

GMFA

GMFA is known for its honest, plain-talking and up-to-date information and campaigns on HIV and sexual health. For World AIDS Day GMFA volunteers will be out with red ribbons and collection buckets at venues around London
- Mon 1 Dec
gmfa.org.uk
18 Nov 14


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Monday

 

UK

Artworks stolen from Winter Pride event

Artworks stolen from Winter Pride event

Eight artworks by artists Jane Moore and Eleanor Pearce were stolen off the exhibition wall at London's Tobacco Dock during the Winter Pride Art Awards 2014. Organisers seek information about 3 men who were seen removing the artworks between 2-3am
facebook.com 17 Nov 14

 

'Don't be a bystander' this Anti-Bullying Week

'Don't be a bystander' this Anti-Bullying Week

Stonewall, working with celebrities, workplaces and schools, is calling on individuals and organisations to tackle abusive language this Anti-Bullying Week by supporting the NoBystanders campaign
- 17-21 Nov
stonewall.org.uk 17 Nov 14

 

USA

White House announces new LGBT Liaison

Aditi Hardikar is White House new LGBT Liaison

Aditi Hardikar is the White House's primary liaison to the LGBT community as well as the Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community
washingtonblade.com 17 Nov 14

 

Investors ask companies about their global LGBT policies
Many companies now recognize that LGBT-inclusive workplace policies are not only the right thing to do, but are in the best business interests of the corporation
Read Letter 17 Nov 14

 

Founder of Florida gay website killed during HIV/AIDS fund-raising bike ride

Mark Haines

Mark Haines, 54, founder of Mark's List, had just finished the first leg of The SMART Ride when he was struck by three vehicles as he crossed U.S. 1 in the Florida Keys
miamiherald.com 17 Nov 14


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London "Hotel Sharia" will still accept gay couples

London "Hotel Sharia" will still accept gay couples

Bermondsey Square Hotel in Southwark has this week stopped selling alcohol, reportedly following the wishes of its multimillionaire Muslim new owner. But it would breach British discrimination laws if the 80-bedroom hotel turned same-sex couples away
huffingtonpost.co.uk 16 Nov 14

 

ALAN TURING

Alan Turing's name restored with film about his work, life and identity

Alan Turing's name restored with film about his work, life and identity

The Imitation Game explores mathematical genius's codebreaking work and run-in with the law over his sexual activities - review
theguardian.com 16 Nov 14

 

GAY RESEARCH

New study finds global increase in acceptance of homosexuality

New study finds global increase in acceptance of homosexuality

Residents in 90% of all surveyed countries have become more accepting of homosexuality over the past 20 years, according to a study released by NORC at the University of Chicago and the Williams Institute:

- women more likely to be accepting than men

- those under 30 are more likely to say that same-gender sex is not wrong at all

- 91% of European countries have become more accepting over the past 20 years

- most countries in Africa are ranked in the bottom third of all accepting countries

norc.org 16 Nov 14

 

GAY MARRIAGE

Sarkozy calls for gay marriage repeal

Sarkozy calls for gay marriage repeal

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has called for France's gay marriage law to be scrapped as he prepares a bid to stand again for the country's top job in 2017. The ruling Socialist Party accused him of playing to the "most reactionary" right-wing voters
english.rfi.fr 16 Nov 14

 

USA

Army Veteran dies after brutal beating by man he met in a North Carolina bar

Stephen Patrick White Army Veteran dies after brutal beating by man he met in a North Carolina bar

Befor he died, Stephen Patrick White, 46 had most of both arms amputated after he was severely burned when the hotel room they were in caught fire. Garry Joseph Gupton, 26, has been charged
theblaze.com 16 Nov 14

 

GAY SPORTS

Derrick Gordon became first openly gay Division I men's basketball player

Derrick Gordon became first openly gay Division I men's basketball player

Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay Division I men's basketball player to compete in a collegiate game, scoring 17 points in Massachusetts' 95-87 win over Siena: "It was good to see the support I had," said Derrick
espn.go.com 16 Nov 14


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UK

Homophobic leaflets not criminal, say Cambridge police

Homophobic leaflets not criminal, say Cambridge police

"Whilst it is acknowledged that many recipients will be offended by the leaflet's content, Article 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights gives individuals the right to Freedom of Expression..."
ely-news.co.uk 15 Nov 14

 

O-M-G

Statement on gay Catholics 'did not go far enough'

Statement on gay Catholics 'did not go far enough'

Proposals on the pastoral care of homosexuals in the Roman Catholic Church might have failed to win support simply because "they did not go far enough," the Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, has said
churchtimes.co.uk 15 Nov 14

 

SHOW BIZ

Sam Strike to leave gay role on EastEnders

Sam Strike to leave gay role on EastEnders

Strike received critical and popular acclaim earlier in the year when his character, Johnny Carter, told dad Mick that he was gay. "I was really nervous the night it aired because you want it to look convincing and to do justice by the people that have been there and done it"
radiotimes.com 15 Nov 14

More porn videos emerge of boyfriend of EastEnders star Lorna Fitzgerald
mirror.co.uk 15 Nov 14

 


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Guy Black apponted President of the European Newspaper Publishers AssociationGuy Black appointed President of the European Newspaper Publishers Association
Lord Black of Brentwood, the gay director of the Telegraph, has spent 20 years working for press freedom at national and global level. He has been director of the Press Complaints Commission in the UK
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13 Nov 14

 

Transgender teen tells CBBC 'I am Leo'
Transgender teen tells CBBC 'I am Leo'

'I just want people to finally see me the way I see myself,' pleads irresistibly honest Leo, the transgender 13-year-old whose story opens the new run of CBBC's award-winning My Life strand
- 6pm, Mon 17 Nov
bbc.co.uk 12 Nov 14

Aunty Ben - LGBT-positive show for children aged 7+ comes to London
- Sun 23 Nov
superpaua.org

Benedict Cumberbatch defends absence of gay sex scene in Alan Turing biopic
Benedict Cumberbatch defends absence of gay sex scene in Alan Turing biopic

Critics of The Imitation Game have taken it to task for not being 'sexually explicit' enough, on the grounds that there are no scenes of Turing sexually involved with another man. His feelings for Morcom are conveyed by no more than longing glances
telegraph.co.uk 3 Nov 14

 

Ian McKellen given freedom of the City of London
Ian McKellen given freedom of the City of London

Sir Ian McKellen has been given the freedom of the City of London in recognition of his work for gay rights. He is one of the founders of campaign group Stonewall UK and also supports Pride London. Lord Mayor Fiona Woolf called him an "exceptional actor" and a "tireless campaigner for equality"
bbc.co.uk 31 Oct 14

 


Apple chief executive Tim Cook says 'I'm proud to be gay'
Mr Cook wrote in an essay for Bloomberg Businessweek that he had never denied his sexuality and "plenty of colleagues" were aware of it, but he accepted that he had never "publicly acknowledged it either". "So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me," he wrote
ft.com

Tim Cook Speaks Up
businessweek.com 30 Oct 14

 

Mark Moorhouse and Nick Dennison were recognised for the love, guidance and support they give Luke Massey
Foster son nominates gay dads for UK award

Dads Mark Moorhouse and Nick Dennison were recognised for the love, guidance and support they give their son Luke Massey at the FosterTalk Foster Carer awards where they took the New Foster Carers accolade
thetelegraphandargus 30 Oct 14

 

Adam Olivant wins Cambridgeshire Young Person of the Year
Teen target of homophobic abuse wins Cambridgeshire Young Person of the Year

Adam Olivant won the top prize of £800. The 19-year-old gives young people the support he was denied while a child at schools in Haverhill where he said "my life was made hell by bullies"
cambridge-news.co.uk 27 Oct 14

 

Paul Cottingham, activist and partner of Michael Cashman
Paul Cottingham, activist and partner of Michael Cashman, dies of cancer

Labour leader Ed Miliband has paid tribute to late humanitarian activist Paul Cottingham, who died last night. Mr Cottingham, who previously worked as an actor, also worked with organisations such as the Kaleidoscope Trust on his humanitarian work, and was in a civil partnership with former Labour MEP Michael Cashman
pinknews.co.uk 24 Oct 14

 

Unchecked Homophobic Violence in Jamaica
Unchecked homophobic violence in Jamaica

Buggery laws fuel homophobia in Jamaica, says Rhon Reynolds of Human Rights Watch - video
youtu.be 23 Oct 14

 

Royal_Vauxhall_TavernLambeth recognises Royal Vauxhall Tavern as a 'community asset'
Registering the RVT as a community asset means that if the world famous gay pub is put up for sale again, community groups will get first refusal
facebook.com 15 Oct 14

 

Asifa Lahore releases her self-penned debut single 'You And I'Britain's first Muslim drag queen's potential Eurovision entry
Asifa Lahore's first single from her new EP is 'You And I' which has been submitted as a potential Eurovision entry for the United Kingdom
youtu.be 14 Oct 14

 


RESOURCES

Equality Means Mind Your Language new training video
Equality Means Mind Your Language:
new training video for carers

This DVD can be used by any staff facilitator in any organisation, but especially relevant for health and social care staff., and is produced by the Older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans Association
olga.uk.com 10 Nov 14

 

Resources for schools ahead of Anti-Bullying Week in November
Resources for schools ahead of
Anti-Bullying Week
in November

Diversity Role Models team up with national anti-bullying charity Kidscape, to launch Being Me, a series of resources to give children an insight into the life of their classmate, and a better understanding of what it is like to be them
kidscape.org.uk 22 Oct 14

Stonewall launches new 'coming out' guidance for young people

Stonewall launches new 'coming out' guidance for young people
This guide is designed to provide answers to some of the most common questions that young people might have if they are thinking about coming out or think they might be lesbian, gay or bisexual
Download guide 9 Oct 14

 

Men who have sex with men experience poor and worsening sexual health in London

Men who have sex with men experience poor and worsening sexual health in London
Even though MSM make up only an estimated 2% of the London adult population (3.8% of the male population), they constituted nearly one in five (24%) of all London residents diagnosed with new sexually transmitted infections (STI) in 2013, finds Pubic Health England report
gov.uk 23 Sep 14

 

Gay By Degree names UK's most gay-friendly universities

Gay By Degree names UK's most gay-friendly universities
Stonewall's
University Guide will help prospective students to choose a university that will welcome you and support you in being yourself. It measures each university against 10 criteria including: tackling homophobic bullying, LGBT societies, and support for LGB staff.
gaybydegree.org.uk 17 Sep 14

 

Sex Educational Supplement

Sex education should be compulsory in English schools, says gay alliance
A coalition of LGBTI organisations have written an open letter to political leaders in the UK, highlighting the urgent need to make Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) statutory in all schools - as well as appropriate for LGBTI young people
nat.org.uk 16 Sep 14

LGBT equalities need to be visible in school sex and relationships education
sexeducationforum.org.uk 16 Sep 14

 

Talent Action Plan

Government Talent Action Plan aims to remove barriers for LGBT talent in Civil Service
The plan sets out to improve the skills of the Civil Service by removing the obstacles which have limited the numbers from various groups, including from the LGB&T communities
pinknews.co.uk
Talent Action Plan 12 Sep 14

 

LGBTI Equality and the Scottish Independence Referendum
The leaders of the main political parties in Scotland have outlined their party's commitments to advancing LGBTI equality following each potential outcome of the Scottish Independence referendum
equality-network.org 10 Sep 14

TUC Staying Alive

Lesbian and gay groups face funding crisis
LGBT voluntary and community organisations suffer disproportionately from coalition cuts, TUC 'Staying Alive' report shows
tuc.org.uk 3 Sep 14

 

Rainbow Teaching

New LGBT+ resource site for teachers
LGBT+ inclusion extends far beyond PSHE and into the language that teachers use, the policies they adopt, the activities they include in lessons
rainbowteaching.co.uk 2 Sep 14

 

Come Out To Play LGBT sports research

Research reveals distress of gay students on the sports field
80% of school students have experienced casual homophobia in PE lessons while a quarter have been physically abused by classmates during school sporting activities, new research into depression and anxiety has found
starobserver.com.au 11 Aug 14

Download report 11 Aug 14

LGBT Human Rights in Africa report

Report on Human Rights for LGBT Africans published
In advance of President Barack Obama's upcoming US-Africa Leaders Summit with nearly 50 African heads of state, Human Rights First and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation released a report that provides brief country-specific overviews on the status of LGBT people in each of the continent's 54 nations
allafrica.com | Download Report 30 Jul 14

 

Planning for later life

LGB people grow older fearing discrimination and isolation
YouGov
poll shows that 48% of LGB people fear discrimination when dealing with bereavement while 55% of those over the age of 45 have no financial provision for their funeral. Shockingly, one in ten say they have experienced discrimination at a funeral or when arranging one
stonewall.org.uk 17 Jul 14

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Blast resources to protect boys from grooming

Resources to tackle the grooming of young men
The BLAST Project
- the UK's leading male only sexual exploitation project - has launched a range of posters and booklets, and a guide for professionals
mesmac.co.uk/blast 1 Apr 14

 

Stonewall guide to activists worldwide

Guide for international activists
Stonewall launches a guide for equality activists worldwide on how to engage with the UK Government
stonewall.org.uk 10 Dec 13


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Alan Turing Institute

Alan Turing Institute to be set up

to research big data, the chancellor has announced in his Budget speech. The government will provide £45m over five years for the project to focus on new ways of collecting, organising and analysing large sets of data
bbc.co.uk 20 Mar 14

 

Alan Turing

The Alan Turing (Statutory Pardon) Bill clears the Lords
and will now be considered by the Commons. "The view the Government took in the Lords is one I would expect us to reflect in this House too," said Commons Leader Andrew Lansley
telegraph.co.uk 1 Nov 13

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