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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
tickets 26 Nov 14


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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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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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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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O-M-G

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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Saturday

 

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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IN THE LIFE

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
enpa.be
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

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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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