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HIV AIDS

30 years since the discovery of the HIV virus

HTLV-3 Virus

In 1984 scientists discover the 'HTLV-3' virus which may cause Aids, the fatal disease sweeping through America, which was hailed as a "monumental breakthrough" in medical research
bbc.co.uk 23 Apr 14

 

30 years on, yet knowledge of HIV stuck in the past

An NAT survey found that young gay men were the least clued up when it came to HIV. Those aged 16-24 consistently knew less than men aged 25-54. This is worrying given that new HIV diagnoses amongst gay and bisexual young men have doubled over the past ten years
nat.org.uk 23 Apr 14

 

Boys Who Like Boys survey

Boys who like boys survey

National AIDS Trust launches survey of 14-19 year-old gay and bi guys, asking them where they find out about sex, relationships and HIV
Take Survey 23 Apr 14

 

Why Russia is heading toward an HIV crisis and privacy disaster

Fingerprint HIV privacy Russian lawmakers are said to be moving on a bill that would mandate every citizen living with HIV/AIDS must submit to fingerprint data collection, a worrying turn of events in a country that is already seeing the damages of a disastrous HIV policy
care2.com 23 Apr 14

 

UK

Marketing community is 'petrified' of portraying diversity

5000 celebrations of love - Coca-Cola The issue of how to represent alternative families in marketing campaigns is creeping up the agenda for many big brands, as Boots, Asda, Merlin and Saatchi & Saatchi discuss alternative families
thedrum.com 23 Apr 14

 

Section 28-style bans on promoting homosexuality on the rise in UK schools

Section 28 Growing numbers of schools are introducing Section 28-style bans on promoting homosexuality in the classroom, delegates told the National Union of Teachers' annual conference in Brighton
independent.co.uk 23 Apr 14

 

UKIP routinely insult gay people, says Peter Mandelson

Peter Mandelson

As their ad campaign launch reveals, they are Britain's 'nasty party', basing their appeal on prejudice and discrimination
standard.co.uk 23 Apr 14

 

WORLD

India's Supreme Court to hear gay rights petition

NAZ Foundation India The Naz Foundation, which has been spearheading the appeal, contends that there was an error in the judgment re-criminalising gay sex delivered on December 11 last year as it was based on old law
indiatimes.com 23 Apr 14

 

Chelsea Manning granted name change from Bradley

Chelsea Manning A judge has granted a petition from Chelsea Manning to legally change her name from Bradley, as the US soldier continues her 35-year sentence for leaking government files
bbc.co.uk NEW

 

North Korea erupts with anti-gay tirade against UN Human Rights Chair

Michael Kirby UN

North Korea media said it was "ridiculous" that Michael Kirby, a "disgusting old lecher with a 40-odd-year-long career of homosexuality," should be responsible for investigating human rights
nknews.org 23 Apr 14

 


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Tuesday

 

GAY SPORTS

Gay football fan groups take the lead on equal rights on the terraces and pitch

Gay football fans

Groups of grassroots Premier League supporters say the Football Association is failing to take abuse seriously
theguardian.com 22 Apr 14

 

TEACHING

Ofsted asks Birmingham schools 'If a child is gay, what would you do?'

Ofsted

A governor of a Birmingham school under investigation over allegations of an Islamist takeover plot is questioning the fairness of recent Ofsted inspections
sky.com 22 Apr 14

 

Teachers are being increasingly adversely affected by the abuse of social media

Stop Cyber Bullying

NASUWT, the largest teachers' union, found 21% reported having had adverse comments posted about them on social media, accompanied by remarks about teachers' appearance, competence or sexuality
nasuwt.org.uk 22 Apr 14

 

O-M-G

Christian Concern think David Cameron sends confused message

Andrea Williams

In a seemingly politically-motivated speech designed to win back support lost over issues such as same-sex 'marriage', David Cameron has suggested that Britain is a 'Christian country'. But Andrea Williams of Christian Concern believes that under his leadership, the opposite has taken place
christianconcern.com 22 Apr 14

 

Grindr removes advert from Christian group GodLife

GodLife ads removed from Grindr

GodLife had been using Grindr to advertise the 'four steps to God', though the group denied it was trying to 'change' gays. A Grindr spokesperson told Pink News: "Grindr has made a business decision not to accept religious advertising
pinknews.co.uk 22 Apr 14

 

SHOW BIZ

Teen gay sex abuse lawsuits target 3 more top Hollywood figures

Michael Egan - Teen gay sex abuse lawsuits target 3 more top Hollywood figures

Accusations against X-Men director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing a man when he was a teen have been expanded to three more top entertainment industry figures, claiming they also molested Michael Egan III (pictured), now 31
newsmax.com 22 Apr 14

 

Gay producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron returning for next year's Oscars

Gay producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron returning for next year's Oscars

This year's Oscars with Ellen Degeneres was the most watched in 14 years. Before taking on the Academy Awards job the couple produced movies like Hairspray and Chicago, as well as putting on Broadway shows
biggaypictureshow.com 22 Apr 14


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UK

What Alan Carr taught me about gay men's homophobia

Owen Jones

Gay men have a big problem with camp, understandably. But prejudice is corrosive, wherever it comes from, writes Owen Jones
theguardian.com 21 Apr 14

 

 

Tom Daley portrait in homophobic tweets
Portrait of Tom Daley
By artist Connor Collins is created out of the homophobic tweets sent to the Team GB diver when he came out
conartworks 21 Apr 14

 

GAY PRIDE

gaytoz Gay Pride Calendar 2014

Pink Trail gay pride pub crawl to replace Huddersfield Pride
Five Huddersfield bars to stage mini festival after Pink Picnic 2014 was called off for the second year running - Sun 27 Jul
examiner.co.uk
21 Apr 14

Tributes paid to founder of Gloucestershire Gay Girls

Amanda Westlake

Tributes have been paid to 'devoted' campaigner Amanda Westlake, who lost her battle with cancer. In 2008 she founded the Gloucestershire Gay Girls and was involved in the annual Gloucestershire Pride
gloucestershireecho.co.uk 21 Apr 14

 

USA

Boy Scouts boot Seattle church for supporting openly gay scoutmaster

geoff McGrath

Boy Scouts of America have told a Seattle-area church it can no longer serve as home base for a troop after the church said the scoutmaster, George McGrath, could stay on as leader
nydailynews.com 21 Apr 14

 

Can landlords ban tenants from opening gay bars?

Lulu's bar in Brooklyn

A Brooklyn bar owner says he's going "straight" out of business - because his landlord won't let him turn his watering hole Lulu's into a gay bar
nypost.com 21 Apr 14

 

The Normal Heart
The trailer for HBO original film based on the play by Larry Kramer. It focuses on the rise of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City between 1981 and 1984 - premieres on HBO Sun 25 May 9PM/8C
youtu.be 21 Apr 14

 


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Sunday

 

UK

Lenny Henry says the BBC must diversify or face a licence fee boycott

Lenny Henry

"People who .. complain that there aren't enough black and Asian (people), and gay and women and people with disabilities and transgender ... they need to start lobbying, to start writing letters, they need to start emailing," he said
youtu.be 20 Apr 14

 

Undercover cop 'raped teenage boy'

Elms Guest House

An undercover cop probing VIP child abuse allegations at a gay sex parlour ended up raping a teenage boy, according to sensational new claims. The victim, who was 16 at the time, has told how he was forced into sex work as a masseur at the Elm Guest House near Barnes in South West London in 1982
mirror.co.uk 20 Apr 14

 

Christian nursery worker 'sacked after refusing to read gay stories to children'

Christian nursery worker 'sacked after refusing to read gay stories to children'

Sarah Mbuyi, a Christian nursery worker, is to claim she was sacked from her job due to religious discimination, as a group backing her case says David Cameron's defence of faith is 'failing to play out'
telegraph.co.uk 20 Apr 14

 

 

KFC 'sorry' after lesbian couple are kicked out of Bath restaurant

KFC apologise to lesbians

A lesbian couple were thrown out of a KFC restaurant in Bath after other customers objected to what was described as "heavy petting". The couple have complained to police about their treatment in the restaurant
independent.co.uk 20 Apr 14

 

What difference would it make if I WAS gay?

Sir Cliff Richard gay?

Sir Cliff Richard addresses long-running rumours about his sexuality -he said speculation about his possible homosexuality was painful when he was younger but that it had ceased to concern him
dailymail.co.uk 20 Apr 14

 

Tough nuts Davis, the gay guardian

David Davis MP

Tory MP David Davis's champagne reception for the parliamentary return of former Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans next week, following his acquittal on gay sex assault charges, is no surprise
dailymail.co.uk 20 Apr 14

 

WORLD

Gay bar changes name after public complaints

Poof Bar in Aukland NZ

The process of reclaiming words can create power and a way out of the struggle from which they are born, but it is no easy task as Auckland gay bar Poof has found out
tvnz.co.nz 20 Apr 14

 


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Saturday

 

UGANDA

Ugandan men to go on trial on homosexuality charges
Kim Mukisa and Jackson Mukasa face life imprisonment if found guilty in first such case since introduction of new anti-gay law
theguardian.com 19 Apr 14

 

GAY SPORTS

Arsene Wenger: it should just be considered like anything else

Arsene Wenger: it should just be considered like anything else Arsenal boss talks homophobia in football in May edition of Arsenal Magazine
sosogay.co.uk 19 Apr 14

 

O-M-G

Justin Welby: the anguish I face over gay marriage

Justin Welby: the anguish I face over gay marriage

Archbishop of Canterbury suggests blessing gay marriages would divide Anglican Church because some worshippers in Africa would never support homosexuality
telegraph.co.uk 19 Apr 14

 

WORLD

Mayor fired South Carolina town's first lesbian police chief

Crystal Moore

Crystal Moore was fired by Mayor Earl Bullard who said: "I would much rather have ... somebody who drank and drank too much taking care of my child than I had somebody whose lifestyle is questionable around children
wbtw.com 19 Apr 14

 


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Friday

 

GAY BUSINESS

LGBT conference boycotts Brunei-owned Beverly Hills Hotel over anti-gay law

Sultan of Brunei

While homosexuality previously carried a penalty of 10 years in prison in Brunei, the new law would allow those convicted of same-sex relations to be stoned to death
metroweekly.com 18 Apr 14

 

 

SHOW BIZ

The Voice UK is on the hunt for people with a genuinely fantastic voice

the Voice UK

BBC's hugely successful singing show fourth series are looking for either soloists or duos who believe that they have what it takes to become the next big thing
youtube.com 18 Apr 14

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Thursday

 

UK

Rocks were thrown at me in the street because I'm gay

Andrew Muir

The Alliance councillor and Northern Ireland's first openly gay mayor Andrew Muir talks to Chris Kilpatrick about equality, prejudice and his own safety
belfasttelegraph.co.uk 17 Apr 14

 

34% young people bullied for prejudice based reasons

Annual Bullying Survey 2014

The Annual Bullying Survey 2014 reports on the homophobia, transphobia, and other discrimination faced by young people in the UK. 10% have attempted to commit suicide as a result of bullying
ditchthelabel.org 17 Apr 14

 

Stonewall wins funding to launch legacy project

Stonewall 25 years

Stonewall has received £68,800 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for an exciting new project looking back at the campaign for equality for lesbian, gay and bisexual people over the last 25 years - From Section 28 to equal marriage
stonewall.org.uk 17 Apr 14

 

WORLD

UK judges face backlash after ruling gay Jamaican killer can't be deported
An illegal immigrant who murdered a London schoolboy less than a year after arriving in the UK cannot be deported because sending him back to Jamaica would violate his human rights as a homosexual
standard.co.uk 17 Apr 14

Egypt's gay community fears government crackdown
Recent series of raids and long jail terms fan fears that gay people may be new target of authoritarian government
theguardian.com 17 Apr 14

Ethiopian government cancels anti-gay rally
Homosexuality 'not a serious crime' says government official, in country where gay sex is punishable by 15 years in prison
theguardian.com 17 Apr 14

 

GAY RESEARCH

British are sixth most tolerant towards homosexuality

Pew Research attitudes to homosexuality

Fewer than a fifth of people in the UK think homosexuality is "morally unacceptable", the sixth lowest of any country to take part in new Pew Research Center social attitudes survey
pewglobal.org 17 Apr 14

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UK

Paul Flowers faces drugs charges

Paul Flowers on drugs charges

Paul Flowers, the former Co-op Bank chairman, has been charged with drug possession, prosecutors have said - he told waiting journalists they were "vultures" as he arrived at the police station
bbc.co.uk 16 Apr 14

 

Coroner questions police over the time it took to find tragic gay rights campaigner

Terence McCartney The well-known Northern Ireland gay rights campaigner, Terry McCartney, had overdosed on a combination of prescription drugs and alcohol. He had also been assaulted just hours before he died in a suspected homophobic attack
belfasttelegraph.co.uk 16 Apr 14

 

Alan Carr says: Be a little fairy for animals!

Alan Carr says: Be a little fairy for animals!

Ahead of the new series of Chatty Man, the talk-show host felt that it was time to have a serious heart-to-heart talk about animal overpopulation in the UK in a new ad for PETA
peta.org.uk 16 Apr 14

 

O-M-G

Edinburgh churches quit Kirk over gay ordination

Church of Scotland gay vicars Two Edinburgh churches are quitting the Church of Scotland just weeks before the General Assembly over the issue of gay ordination
scotsman.com 16 Apr 14

 

GAY SPORTS

Tens of thousands call for IOC to ban countries with "anti-gay" laws hosting Games

More than 110,000 people have delivered a message to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that it should not award Summer or Winter Games to countries with "anti-gay or discriminatory laws"
insidethegames.biz 16 Apr 14

 

USA

Gay Nightlife Is Dead
- Long Live Gay Nightlife
Black Party last at the Roseland 2014 Some say the gay party scene is dying out, but others say it's just evolving to meet the needs of its audience
advocate.com (Op-Ed) 16 Apr 14

 

White House scrambled after Joe Biden's gay marriage comments

Forcing The Spring by Jo Becker Vice President Joe Biden really did get ahead of President Barack Obama on accepting gay marriage in 2012 - and the White House really wasn't happy about it, despite their many attempts to claim otherwise. That's the story laid out in Jo Becker's new book Forcing the Spring
politico.com 16 Apr 14
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Ellen DeGeneres tops Out's 2014 Gay Power List

Out Power List 2014

Last year's list-topper, Apple CEO Tim Cook, came in second this year. Ellen Page makes her debut on the Power List at 29 after coming out in February. Rachel Maddow, Frank Ocean, Neil Patrick Harris, Anderson Cooper, and Jane Lynch are also featured
out.com 16 Apr 14


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Tuesday

 

UK

Nigel Evans case: MP Sarah Wollaston 'offered to resign'

Sarah Wollaston MP

The Tory MP has denied pressuring two men who made sexual assault allegations against former deputy speaker Nigel Evans into going to the police
bbc.co.uk 15 Apr 14

 

'Gay-sex party' Tory Iain Corby is removed from list of candidates

Iain Cirby

Corby is at the centre of allegations that he spent taxpayers' money on hotel rooms at a Conservative Party conference that were used for a sex party
independent.co.uk 15 Apr 14

 

GAY PRIDE

2015 LGBT History Month winning badge design chosen

Maria Efremova from University of Bedfordshire has won £250 for designing the logo for next years' LGBT History Month when the theme is ... history
- February 2015
lgbthistorymonth.org.uk 15 Apr 14

 

Early Bird Brighton Pride tickets to close at Easter

Brighton Pride - The World's a Disco

Join 160,000 expected participants and spectators as 2014's LGBT community Pride Parade The World's A Disco celebrates the music, dance and colour from around the globe
- Sat 2 Aug
brighton-pride.org 15 Apr 14

 

Building society manager to DJ at Newcastle Pride

Iain McLeod

Iain Macleod, who has worked at Newcastle Building Society for the past six years, will be performing at Newcastle Pride 2014, which returns to the region
- 18-20 Jul

northern-pride.com 15 Apr 14

 

Spring Awakening will hear exclusive acoustic set

Jimmy Summerville at Earth Awakening

Jimmy Summerville, of Bronski Beat and The Communards, will perform an exclusive set at the National AIDS Trust's flagship fundraising event, Spring Awakening
- Wed 14 May
spring-awakening.org.uk 15 Apr 14

 

WORLD

UN urges Brunei to delay new law mandating stoning of gay people
Brunei has adopted a new penal code that calls for death by stoning for same-sex relations and will come into effect April 22
gayasianews.com 15 Apr 14

India court recognises transgender people as third gender
"It is the right of every human being to choose their gender," it said in granting rights to those who identify themselves as neither male nor female.
bbc.co.uk 15 Apr 14

Malta celebrates the introduction of Civil Unions
Malta becomes the 22nd European country to legally recognise same-sex unions and 10th country in Europe to allow same-sex couples to jointly apply for child adoption
maltagayrights.org 15 Apr 14

Gay and lesbian old people's home planned in Spain
Federico Armenteros, president of the 26 December Foundation, which is behind the scheme, said that as far as society was concerned "elderly LGTB don't exist"
theguardian.com 15 Apr 14

 

Tom of Finland stamps

Check out Finland's new graphic gay bondage stamps

Tom of Finland stamps The country will begin selling stamps that feature the "confident and proud homoeroticism" of Tom of Finland, an artist renowned as "beyond question the most influential creator of gay pornographic illustration"
slate.com 15 Apr 14

 

O-M-G

White House Easter prayer breakfast gets benediction by gay Bishop

Gene Robinson, the first openly bishop in the Episcopal Church, tweeted that President Obama asked him to give an impromptu benediction at the White House Easter Prayer Breakfast
religiondispatches.org 15 Apr 14

 

Westboro Baptist Church announces visit to UMass

God is your enemy

'God Hates Fags' church will travel to the University of Massachusetts to protest the school's support of Derrick Gordon, who came out as the first openly gay Division I men's basketball player
dailycollegian.com 15 Apr 14

 

SHOW BIZ

New musical looks at the real life story of Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell

ORTON at the Above the stag theatre

The story of two "prickly, abrasive, funny and brilliant young men" and their ambitions for success and celebrity - Above the Stag Theatre, Vauxhall
- 4 Apr - 4 May
abovethestag.com 15 Apr 14


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GAY MARRIAGE

Bournemouth hosts the first gay wedding to be held in a UK church

Jan_Tipper_Barb_Burden_Rev_Dwayne_Morgan Jan Tipper and Barb Burden, long-standing members of the Metropolitan Community Church in Pokesdown, were married by priest and pastor the Rev Dwayne Morgan
bournemouthecho.co.uk 14 Apr 14

 

Brave newlywed loses cancer fight

Richard and Cliff Byram-Leech

Two days after Richard Byram-Leech lost his battle with lung cancer, devastated newlywed Cliff Byram-Leech went ahead with the wedding reception they had planned to celebrate their groundbreaking same-sex marriage
oldham-chronicle.co.uk 14 Apr 14

 

UK

Nigel Evans says anonymity should be considered for sex case defendants

Nigel Evans MP Former deputy speaker has called for a fresh look at whether defendants in sex offence cases should get anonymity on the same level as people who "sling mud" against them as he pledged to speak up for men who are wrongly accused
theguardian.com 14 Apr 14

 

SHOW BIZ

Jennifer Lopez wins GLAAD media award

jennifer Lopez at GLAAD

Laverne Cox, Norman Lear, 'The Fosters,' 'Bridegroom,' 'Call Me Kuchu' among GLAAD Media Award recipients in Los Angeles
glaad.org 14 Apr 14

 

Naomi Campbell speaks out in support of trans models in fashion

Naomi Campbell speaks out for trans models

The supermodel took the stage at the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles and spoke out in support of Carmen Carrera and the inclusion of trans models in fashion
glaad.org 14 Apr 14

 

The 6 best gay kisses from the MTV Movie Awards

MTV kisses

There's been a surprising number of same-sex lipsmacks in the show's 22-year history - including a few at the awards themselves
newnownext.com 14 Apr 14


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Sunday

 

UK

Nigel Evans says CPS should pick up £130,000 legal bill

Nigel Evans meets the press MP Nigel Evans, who was cleared of rape and sexual assault on Thursday, has said the Crown Prosecution Service should pay his £130,000 legal bill as the case had cost him his life savings
bbc.co.uk 13 Apr 14

 

Shocking gay sex texts of top Tory

Iain_Corby

Iain Corby bragged of 'cute boys' in the penthouse claimed on expenses
dailymail.co.uk 13 Apr 14

 

GAY PRIDE

Bristol Pride plan kite-making classes

Rainbow kites

The 2014 festival will see a week of events including a roller disco with Bristol Bump, and official Pride afterparty at O2 Academy - 5-12 Jul
pridebristol.co.uk 13 Apr 14

 

Homotopia curates the
Un-straight Museum

The Un-straight Museum

Liverpools' LGBT arts festival will explore the role of cultural institutions, curators and archivists in representing marginalised communities and promoting diversity - 13-14 Jun
liverpoolmuseums.org.uk 13 Apr 14


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Saturday

 

GAY MARRIAGE

Church of England faces 'crisis' as gay priest weds

Canon Jeremy Pemberton, 58, Laurence Cunnington Canon Jeremy Pemberton, a priest from Lincoln, becomes the first to defy its ban on gay clergy marrying by wedding Laurence Cunnington
telegraph.co.uk 12 Apr 14

 

UK

Inquiry into Tory conference 'gay-sex party paid on expenses'
Parliament's expenses watchdog 'deeply worried' by claims public money funded £2,500-a-night hotel suite that was used for a gay-sex party during a Conservative Party conference
independent.co.uk
12 Apr 14

Candidate to be Lord Mayor steps aside

Chris Windows Councillor Chris Windows, who has been at the centre of a homophobia row, has withdrawn his nomination to be the next Lord Mayor of Bristol
westerndailypress.co.uk
12 Apr 14

 

Man guilty of Chester walls homophobic stabbing

Floyd Evans

19-year-old Floyd Evans has been found guilty of stabbing Francisco Nascimento in a suspected homophobic attack in Cheshire
bbc.co.uk 12 Apr 14

 

O-M-G

Pope says kids must have moms and dads
Pope Francis says children must be raised with 'the complementarity of the masculinity and femininity of a father and a mother'
advocate.com 12 Apr 14


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Friday

 

UK

How case against Nigel Evans fell apart

Nigel Evans in court

Several accusers said in court that they did not consider themselves victims; another changed his story in the witness box
theguardian.com 11 Apr 14


Lots of sex please, we're British MPs
"I met him on Grindr ... then he gave me a job"
theaustralian.com.au 11 Apr 14

Nigel Evans' barrister friend jeopardised trial with online blog
Henry Hendron's news from "Camp Nigel"
standard.co.uk 11 Apr 14

Sexual harassment culture in parliament exposed
Channel 4 News spoke to 70 people hailing from all political parties and sexual orientations, and found a third had personally experienced sexual harassment, and a further 21% had witnessed someone else being sexually harassed
channel4.com 11 Apr 14

Parliamentary workers testify to alcohol-fuelled sexual harassment rife at Westminster after dark

Nigel_Evans_not-guilty promiscuous Westminster culture allowed a small group of Tory MPs to make unwanted sexual advances on young male parliamentary staff
independent.co.uk 11 Apr 14

 

Manbar loses appeal against sound complaint but will remain open

Manbar Having lost its entertainment licence, the Soho bar will now only play background music, as it can no longer host DJs, but owner Chris Amos says he intends to re-apply for the licence
pinknews.co.uk 11 Apr 14

 

Walsall man who murdered wife and incinerated her body jailed for 21 years

Jasvir Ram Ginday

Jasvir Ram Ginday killed his 24-year-old bride Varkha six months after they had married because he feared she would expose his homosexuality
birminghammail.co.uk 11 Apr 14

 

 

GAY MARRIAGE

Copenhagen to marry Russian gay couples during Eurovision
City will perform wedding ceremonies for both homosexual and heterosexual couples from all around the world, marking the 25th anniversary for same-sex civil partnerships in Denmark
reuters.com
11 Apr 14

 

SHOW BIZ

Jeremy Irvine to star in Roland Emmerich's Stonewall, 'Ground Zero for gay rights'

Jeremy Irvine to star in Stonewall movie

Warhorse actor will appear in movie scripted by Jon Robin Baitz. The film is about the June 28, 1969 police raid at the Stonewall Inn in New York's Greenwich Village, which became the flashpoint for the gay rights movement
deadline.com 11 Apr 14


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Thursday

 

UK

MP Nigel Evans cleared of sexual assaults

nigel evans

The jury unanimously found former deputy speaker of the House of Commons Nigel Evans not guilty of one count of rape, five sexual assaults, one attempted sexual assault and two indecent assaults
bbc.co.uk 10 Apr 14

Profile of MP who rose to the top
despite warning over friendships with young colleagues
independent.co.uk 10 Apr 14

Nigel Evans prosecution 'was great tragedy'
Friends and fellow MPs come forward to support Nigel Evans, who is regarded as one of the most popular MPs in Westminster
sky.com 10 Apr 14

 

New Minister for Women criticised over gay marriage

Nicky Morgan

Nicky Morgan's ministerial responsibility for women has been criticised in light of her opposition last year to the legalisation of gay marriage, and the rights of lesbians to marry
itv.com 10 Apr 14


Chester man on trial for stabbing gay man denies homophobia

Floyd Evans is charged with the attempted murder and wounding with intent of Francisco Nascimento, who was stabbed in the chest at the top of the steps to the City Walls
chesterchronicle.co.uk 10 Apr 14

Police in new appeal over man's body on beach with sock stuffed in his mouth

Alan Jeal

Cornwall Police have appealed to the gay community as part of the investigation into the death of Alan Jeal, 64, who was discovered with suspicious injuries and wearing just one shoe at Perranporth, Cornwall
westernmorningnews.co.uk 10 Apr 14

 

 

GAY BUSINESS

It's not easy admitting you're ... a scientist

Tom Welton gay scientist Gay scientists are almost completely invisible, and part of the blame for this lies with the LGBT community itself
theguardian.com 10 Apr 14

 

GAY SPORTS

Jeremy needs just £1,139 to reach £250,000 target

Jeremy joseph to raise £250000 for HIV AIDS G-A-Y host Jeremy Joseph will be running in his 5th consecutive Virgin London Marathon to raise money for the Elton John AIDS Foundation - Sun 13 Apr
Donate online 10 Apr 14

 

Colin Kazim-Richards guilty over homophobic gesture

Colin Kazim-Richards

The footballer mimicked pulling his shorts down and put his left arm behind his bottom to Brighton and Hove Albion supporters, Brighton magistrates heard - fining him £750
bbc.co.uk 10 Apr 14
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First openly gay male Division 1 basketball player

Derrick Gordon

Massachusetts guard Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay male player in Division I basketball. "Now that I'm taking the mask off, people can finally see who I really am," he said
cbssports.com 10 Apr 14

 

WORLD

Italian court recognises gay couple as married for first time
Campaigners say official recognition of the two men's New York marriage is the start of a "new chapter" for same-sex couples in a country which has previously shunned them
telegraph.co.uk 10 Apr 14

Africa's anti-gay movement spreads to Ethiopia
Two groups say they will hold an anti-gay demonstration in the capital Addis Ababa
ahram.org.eg 10 Apr 14

 

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Country music's gay stars: 'We're still kicking down the closet door'

Patrick Haggerty

Country music is known for tears, beers and big hats - not gay anthems. Patrick Haggerty set out 40 years ago to change that, but the scene is still gripped by fear
theguardian.com 10 Apr 14


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Wednesday

 

UK

Maria Miller resigns as Culture Secretary

Maria Miller Minister for Equalities Mrs Miller said that she was "immensely proud" of bringing in Gay marriage reforms and implementing Lord Leveson's reforms to press regulation
telegraph.co.uk 9 Apr 14

 

Sajid Javid replaces Maria Miller as Culture Secretary

Sajid Javid MP

MP for Bromsgrove in Worcestershire, Mr Javid was elected to Parliament in May 2010. He voted in favour of the same-sex marriage act for England and Wales
theguardian.com 9 Apr 14

 

GAY PRIDE

Northern Pride wins Glittergong award

Glittergong Award 2014 The awards, run by Rusty's Bar, were designed to honour the organisations and individuals who have helped make the area around Newcastle's Times Square one of the most popular LGBT destinations in the UK
northern-pride.com 9 Apr 14

 

Pride Toronto to host North America's first ever WorldPride

Worldpride Toronoto 2014 Melissa Etheridge, Rufus Wainwright and Boy George are among the stars at WorldPride 2014 - ten days of queer celebration - 20-29 June 2014
worldpridetoronto.com 9 Apr 14

 

USA

Seattle church stands by gay Scoutmaster

Geof McGrath Openly gay Scoutmaster Geoffrey McGrath is continuing his role as a leader with the support of his church. The Boy Scouts of America say they are removing McGrath not for being gay, but "deliberately injecting" his sexuality into scouting
king5.com 9 Apr 14

 

University of Kentucky asks gay students if they'd prefer to be straight

Kentucky students asked if they'd prefer to be straight

Students who identified as LGBT early on in the survey were presented with a unique list of statements to agree or disagree with, including "Male homosexuality is a perversion"
campusreform.org 9 Apr 14

 

WORLD

South Africa respects Uganda's anti-gay laws: Zuma

Uganda at London Pride Responding to a parliamentary question on whether he intended to clear South Africa's policy position regarding Uganda's anti-homosexuality law, President Jacob Zuma said: "South Africa respects the sovereign rights of other countries to adopt their own legislation."
sabc.co.za 9 Apr 14

 

Thirty-five men arrested in Saudi Arabia for participation in alleged 'gay' party

Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (Saudi Arabia)

A group "of men wearing women's clothes" arrested in a joint operation between the police and security officers of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia)
peninsulatimes.org 9 Apr 14


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Tuesday

 

UK

Gay men's blood: Jeremy Hunt says donation is NI 'devolved matter'

Jeremy Hunt

Health department said it was appealing against the Northern Ireland judgement on the basis of the implications for devolution, not on the issue of men who have sex with men donating blood itself
bbc.co.uk 8 Apr 14

 

GAY BUSINESS

How gay marriage became a marketing tool

Virgin honeymoons for same-sex couples

As VisitBritain launches an advertising campaign featuring Britain's same sex marriage laws, Olivia Goldhill looks at the companies using gay rights to shape their brand
telegraph.co.uk 8 Apr 14

 

GAY PRIDE

Norwich Pride launches Dandifest

Dandifest at Norwich Pride

The Norwich Dandies art collective are proud to announce a new independent artist led festival: Art, Poetry, Politics, Adopt-A-Pansy, Feminist Armpits - 28 April - 10 May
norwichpride.org.uk 8 Apr 14

 

GAY SPORTS

Police warn against offensive chanting when Leicester City play Brighton
Leicestershire police promised to review its handling of offensive chanting at Leicester City matches after a Channel Four Dispatches tv programme, screened last month
leicestermercury.co.uk 8 Apr 14

 

WORLD

Egypt jails four men for gay acts
The men were sentenced four men to up to eight years in prison for attending or arranging "deviant" sex parties, and dressing in women's clothes and wearing make-up
bbc.co.uk 8 Apr 14


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Monday

 

UK

Gay conversion therapy should have no place in NHS, says health minister

Norman Lamb Norman Lamb calls for assurances from NHS England that GPs are not referring people for treatment
theguardian.co.uk 7 Apr 14

 

Maria Miller faces resentment over same-sex marriages

Maria Miller Equalities minister's friends say the Daily Telegraph turned on her because she was responsible for two of government's most sensitive issues
theguardian.com 7 Apr 14

 

Gay blood: Andy Burnham calls on Jeremy Hunt to explain NI position

gay blood donors UK Health Secretary Mr Hunt has begun a legal appeal after a judge ruled it was up to him if gay men could donate blood in Northern Ireland. The ban was lifted in Britain in 2011
bbc.co.uk 7 Apr 14

 

Gay teacher resigns after Birmingham parent protest

Andrew Moffat

Assistant head teacher Andrew Moffat who wrote books challenging homophobia for primary school children has resigned after parents complained that they did not want their children "learning that it's OK to be gay"
thesundaytimes.co.uk
7 Apr 14

 

USA

Mission America dismisses homeless LGBT youth as 'stubborn' teens

Mission America Linda Harvey says the high homelessness rate among LGBT young adults isn't a result of shelters kicking people out due to their sexual orientation
rightwingwatch.org 7 Apr 14

 

GAY BUSINESS

Apple's total for @RED reaches $70 million

Buy RED and Save Lives When you buy (RED) from the world's most iconic brands, they donate up to 50% of the proceeds to fight AIDS
twitter.com | red.org 7 Apr 14

 

GAY MAFIA

Pink is the new Nazi brown

Holocaust pink triangle US anti-gay pastor Scott Lively claims his book The Pink Swastika forced the "gays" to abandon the pink triangle and switch to the rainbow
wnd.com 7 Apr 14

 

SEX - LIFE

Indian minister and the judge had apparently never heard of the Kama Sutra

Kama Sutra Former health minister proclaimed that India's native traditions of chastity and fidelity were more effective than the use of condoms - Paintings and carvings in ancient Indian temples challenge Western ideas of the relationship between spirituality and sexuality
bbc.co.uk 7 Apr 14

 

SHOW BIZ

Debbie Harry reveals she is bisexual

Debby Harry

Blondie singer has revealed that some of her own most satisfying sexual encounters were with women. The chart-topping star, now 68, admitted that she was bisexual
dailymail.co.uk 7 Apr 14

 

New film about the Stonewall Riots

Director of Independence Day Roland Emmerich will begin shooting STONEWALL this Spring, with a screenplay by Jon Robin Baitz
facebook.com 7 Apr 14
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UK

UK Muslim hotline invites gay patron

Fiyaz Mughal (L) together with famous gay activist Peter Tatchell.

Tell MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks) hotline, whose aim is to help victims and measure the level of anti-Muslim attacks in Britain, has invited the famous gay activist Peter Tatchell to become its patron
alarabiya.net 6 Apr 14

 

GAY MAFIA

Bill Maher believes there's a secret gay mafia
Bill Maher discussing the recent drama surrounding Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich stepping down from the company ... US comedian Maher seems to think a big group of powerful gay men seek revenge against anyone who doesn't believe in their political views
tmz.com 6 Apr 14

 

Andrew Sullivan worries LGBT movement becoming like religious right

Andrew Sullivan worries LGBT movement becoming like religious right

Gay blogger says: 'what we're talking about is the obvious and ugly intolerance of parts of the gay movement, who have reacted to years of being subjected to social obloquy by returning the favor'
andrewsullivan.com 6 Apr 14

 

WORLD

Indian LGBTs feel let down by AAP manifesto
Not only has the AAP political party's stand on Section 377 (unnatural sexual offences) not been mentioned, but the very definition of gender given by AAP, including only women, has been criticized by the community
indiatimes.com 6 Apr 14

 

UGANDA

Ugandan clinics selling bogus HIV certificates

African HIV test poster Private clinics in Uganda's capital, Kampala, are selling fake HIV negative certificates to help people get jobs, finds an undercover investigation by BBC Africa
bbc.co.uk 6 Apr 14

 

Saturday

 

UK

Position 'no licence' to sex assaults

Nigel Evans

MP Nigel Evans' position as a deputy speaker did not give him licence to sexually touch people without their consent, a jury has heard. More than 30 people gave character references
bbc.co.uk 5 Apr 14

 

Bristol Post loses thousands of sales of the paper

Bristol Post loses thousands of sales of the paper

'Did I go too far with gay kiss on the front page?' asked the editor, Mike Norton, because, on the day he received just nine phone calls of complaint
bristolpost.co.uk 5 Apr 14


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Friday

 

O-M-G

African Christians will be killed if CofE accepts gay marriage
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby says he has seen mass grave of Christians killed by neighbours who said they feared being 'made to become gay'
theguardian.com 4 Apr 14

Catholic MPs won't be denied Communion for backing same-sex 'marriage'
The Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales assured Catholic Members of Parliament this week that there are "no plans" to refuse them Holy Communion after they voted to support the "gay marriage" legislation
lifesitenews.com 4 Apr 14

Disgraced cardinal's archdiocese subject of Vatican investigation

Cardinal Keith O'Brien

The Vatican has appointed a bishop known for aggressively investigating cases of sexual abuse to take testimony of clergy alleging sexual misconduct in Scotland's archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, where Cardinal Keith O'Brien was archbishop until resigning under disgrace in February 2013
ncronline.org 4 Apr 14

 

UGANDA

Police raid US project that assisted gays
Ugandan police raided the offices of a United States-funded project known to offer AIDS services to homosexuals. ''How can Ugandans seek what should be confidential medical services when police appear without a legal basis and question and detain staff?'' said an HRW spokesperson
boston.com 4 Apr 14

 

UK

Three deputy speakers of the Commons give testimonials

Nigel Evans testimonials

The three deputy speakers of the Commons have joined parliamentary colleagues in giving testimonials to MP Nigel Evans at his rape and sex assault trial
walesonline.co.uk 4 Apr 14

 

GAY HEALTH

Survey of Health & Wellbeing activities in England
LGBT Consortium is conducting a piece of work on behalf of Public Health England into the range of health and wellbeing interventions and activities that are taking place across the LGBT third sector in England
Take part in survey 4 Apr 14

Postal HIV testing scheme receives over 3,000 orders in one weekend
Shows "significant demand" for option to test at home, says Terrence Higgins Trust
tht.org.uk 4 Apr 14

Same-sex spouses now recognized for Medicare eligibility
same-sex spouses will be recognized in administering several aspects of the Medicare program, regardless of where the couple lives in the USA
thinkprogress.org 4 Apr 14

Three gay men die of meningitis in LA County
The county will provide free vaccinations for patients without health insurance. Symptoms may include a high fever, stiff neck, aversion to bright light and aches
latimes.com 4 Apr 14

 

GAY PRIDE

Newcastle Pride returns with a newly extended three-day line up

Northern Pride Newcastle

For the first time in the festival's seven year history it will feature both a main stage at the Town Moor, playing host to performers including Shayne Ward and the Vengaboys, along with a second stage at the heart of the city centre - Fri 18 Jul
northern-pride.com 4 Apr 14

 

GAY SPORTS

Edmonton plays host to 2014 Canadian Gay Curling Championships
Ten gay curling leagues from eight cities across Canada will be taking part in the bonspiel. While all about curling, the event is also about breaking down barriers and sweeping away stereotypes
globalnews.ca 4 Apr 14

Ulster footballer Cathal McCarron caught on camera

Cathal McCarron

Friends and family are baffled after GAA All-star nominated player is filmed romping with man in hardcore online video
irishmirror.ie 4 Apr 14

 

GAY BUSINESS

Groundbreaking US Court ruling suggests anti-gay job discrimination is already illegal
District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly boldly suggested that LGBT job discrimination may already be illegal under existing federal statutes
slate.com 4 Apr 14

Mozilla boss Brendan Eich resigns after gay marriage storm

Brendan Eich

The chief executive of the Firefox browser company Mozilla - has stepped down. Brendan Eich was appointed just last month but came in for heavy criticism for his views on same-sex marriage. "We didn't move fast enough" said chairwoman
bbc.co.uk 4 Apr 14

 

Jackie Crozier is new Chair of Manchester's Gay Village Business Association

Jackie Crozier

Former Festival Director of Manchester Pride, Jackie Crozier, has just been elected as the new Chair of Manchester's Gay Village Business Association (VBA)
Contact VBA 4 Apr 14

 

WORLD

European Parliament wants guaranteed free movement for LGBT people
In its report on the mid-term review of the Stockholm Programme, the European Parliament criticised the European Commission for its failure to fulfil a previous pledge that it'd facilitate free movement for all families
lgbt-ep.eu 4 Apr 14

 

SHOW BIZ

Sandy Toksvig tops off big week with OBE

Sandy Toksvig receives OBE from Prince Charles

the broadcaster has collected her OBE at Buckingham Palace just days after renewing her vows with her civil partner Debbie in front of 2,000 people
belfasttelegraph.co.uk 4 Apr 14

 

 

Jonathan Ross to start Drag Race

Ru_Paul_Drag_Race

The presenter will be joined by British drag queen Jodie Harsh in his nationwide search for the campest, cattiest, chicest cross-dresser in a UK version of RuPaul's Drag Race
yahoo.com 4 Apr 14


 

5-18 May 2014
Dublin Gay Theatre festival Dublin Gay Theatre Festival


Sat 10 May 2014
Sex Drugs and Rock and Roll Christian conference
How do LGBT Christians understand the ethical use of sex, drugs and music? London
lgcm Annual Conference


Sun 11 May 2014
Brighon Equality Walk 2013
Stonewall Brighton Equality Walk


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IN THE LIFE

Kirk Thompson

Former vet guilty of S&M killing
Kirk Thompson has been found guilty of killing David Kochs during a drug-fuelled sadomasochistic sex session in Newcastle - the pair had "extreme, no limits" consensual sex
bbc.co.uk 3 Apr 14

 

Harbey Milk stamp

Harvey Milk stamp design revealed
A black-and-white photograph of Harvey Milk (1930-78) will be used for the central design of the forthcoming United States commemorative forever stamp honoring the San Francisco political figure and gay rights activist
linns.com 3 Apr 14

 

Tom Daley and Lance BlackTom Daley is TOTALLY gay - not bi-sexual as he first said
During his coming-out video on YouTube, the 19-year-old diver said, "Of course I still fancy girls," but it seems he's had a change of heart
mirror.co.uk 3 Apr 14

 

Frankie KnucklesFrankie Knuckles, the Godfather of House Music, dies at 59
He first came to prominence in the mid-70s, playing alongside his best friend Larry Levan at New York's infamous Continental Baths, a club with steam rooms, pool and private apartments that one patron described as most closely resembling "an orgy" with added music
theguardian.com 1 Apr 14

 

Mark MenziesTop Tory MP resigns as Ministerial aide following claims he paid male escort for sex and drugs
Mark Menzies, 42, quit his post as a Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) over allegations made by Brazilian male escort Rogerio Santos
mirror.co.uk 30 Mar 14

 

The first same-sex weddings have taken place around England and Wales
Pictures of same-sex marriages from Halifax, Camden, Brighton and London
bbc.co.uk 29 Mar 14

 


RESOURCES

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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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
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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
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