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Chaplain accuses Church of England of homophobia

First British clergyman to enter gay marriage, Canon Jeremy Pemberton, says he is considering legal action after Church blocked attempt to take up new post 10 Jul 14


Amanda Miller's first ever show garden wins a gold medal

Stonewall Garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show - Breaking Down the Walls of Pride Her Stonewall Garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show - Breaking Down the Walls of Pride - was inspired by the 27-year-old's experience of "coming out" in the small Australian town where she grew up 10 Jul 14


Row over ballroom dance rule change

Same-sex ballrooom dancing

The British Dance Council is considering a rule change which would define a dance partnership as being "one man and one lady...unless otherwise stated" 10 Jul 14



Tom Daley, John Amaechi, and Gareth Edwards inducted to Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame

Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame

The National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame will induct 15 new members this week in Chicago 10 Jul 14


Michael Sam appears on cover of Out magazine

Michael Sam talks about coming out

Boyfriend Vito Cammisano "was really the person who showed me I had to do it," said Sam, the first openly gay player drafted into the NFL 10 Jul 14



Manchester Pride offers hardship tickets

Big Weekend Ticket

A limited number of discounted day tickets (300 in total across the four days) for people who are unemployed, over 65 or on a low income. Apply online from 1 August
- Big Weekend 22-25 Aug 10 Jul 14





Prime Ministers Questions on Christian gay cake row

Ulster Unionist Gregory Campbell asked the prime minister

Ulster Unionist Gregory Campbell asked the prime minister about possible legal action over a bakery which refused to make a cake with a message "completely at variance" with its Christian values 9 Jul 14


George Michael 'involved in tax avoidance scheme'

george Michael

According to a secret database the 51-year-old singer has allegedly been sheltering money in the Liberty tax strategy which generates large artificial losses offshore and allows them to avoid tax on other income 9 Jul 14


Two in court over gay Grindr app blackmail case

Grindr blackmail case

Nathanael Foster and Adam Webb of Gloucester are both charged with two counts of blackmail amid allegations they tried to get cash out of gay men via the dating website Grindr 9 Jul 14



Same sex marriage law delayed in Jersey

Channel Islands gay marriage delay A last-minute amendment means the Channel Island's Chief Minister now has to conduct a "detailed study" by 31 December 9 Jul 14



Gay rights groups withdraw support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act
They fear that broad religious exemptions included in the current bill might compel private companies to begin citing objections 9 Jul 14

Smoking now the biggest health risk for gay men
While about 490,000 LGBT Americans have HIV, 2.3 million are smokers. "We're missing the pink elephant in the room," warns the director of the Network for LGBT Health Equity 9 Jul 14

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Apple CEO Tim Cook isn't afraid to be a corporate activist

Apple - inclusion inspires innovation

Video shows more than 5,000 Apple employees and family members preparing for, and marching in, San Francisco's 44th annual Gay Pride parade 9 Jul 14



Pornhub pleads with users to stop uploading videos of Brazil 'getting f**ked by Germany'

FIFA Brazil

"Please stop uploading the game highlights to Pornhub... Our public humiliation category is full," Pornhub wrote 9 Jul 14


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Christian bakers in gay marriage cake row

Ashers Northern Ireland bakers refuse gay marriage cake

Northern Ireland bakers Ashers explain how their Christian beliefs made them turn away an order for a cake with a Gay Marriage theme 8 Jul 14

Asher's Baking Company faces court for refusing order for gay marriage cake 8 Jul 14


£1,000 reward for video footage of Vauxhall death

Adam Hird

Detectives investigating the death of Adam Hird, who died following an incident outside No 65 bar on Albert Embankment in the early hours of Sunday 15 June, are appealing to a woman who is believed to have filmed the events to come forward.
Incident room 020 8721 4054
Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 8 Jul 14


AKT turns 25, but still so much to do

AKT celebrates 25 years

LGBT homelessness youth charity The Albert Kennedy Trust has celebrated its 25th anniversary with a Reception at Manchester Town Hall hosted by Lord Mayor of the City of Manchester, Councilor Susan Cooley 8 Jul 14



Bristol Pride Festival named No2 'Best Pride In The UK'

Bristol Pride week 2014

Cooperative Respect Awards recognised Bristol as one of the largest Prides with 17 events across Pride 'Week', and record numbers expected this year in Castle Park
- Sat 12 Jul 8 Jul 14


Tyne and Wear fire crews host Newcastle Pride breakfast

Tyne and Wear Fire crews host Newcastle Pride breakfast

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service will be hosting a Pride breakfast at Northern Stage, and providing fire safety demonstrations at the Town Moor throughout the weekend
- Sat 19 July 8 Jul 14






The average British person knows 5.5 gay men and 3.1 gay women

The average British person knows 5.5 gay men and 3.1 gay women

A new YouGov survey asked the British public how many gay men and women they know. Women are more likely to know gay women (they know 3.4 compared to the average males' 2.7), however they still know more gay men (5) 7 Jul 14



United Reformed Church fails to agree on gay weddings
Its General Assembly, which met in Cardiff, failed to persuade some delegates to drop their opposition to proposals on same-sex marriage. General secretary the Rev John Proctor said a "clear majority" was in favour, but the Church needed "full consensus" 7 Jul 14



Europe's 'gay capital' stages huge Pride parade

Conchita Wurst at Madrid Pride Organizers of Madrid Pride call it the biggest pride party in Europe, estimating that 1.2 million people joined in 7 Jul 14



Children of same-sex couples healthier, says study
But Australian researchers warn the stigma associated with parents' sexual orientation is an ongoing challenge for children 7 Jul 14



World's earliest erotic graffiti found on Aegean island - and it's gay

Ancient Greek erotic graffiti

"... this graffiti ... is not just among the earliest ever discovered ... it clearly says that these two men were making love over a long period of time, emphasising the sexual act in a way that is highly unusual in erotic artwork," says Dr Andreas Vlachopoulos 7 Jul 14



James Corden wins £32,000 for THT on Deal Or No Deal

James Corden wins deal for THT

The Gavin and Stacey star was given a ticking off by his parents for agonising over some of his decisions, but in a nervous finale, he gambled to win the cash for the Terrence Higgins Trust and Save the Children 7 Jul 14


Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles

The long-awaited play about the legendary gay music manager Brian Epstein - officially opens at London's Leicester Square Theatre
- Mon 4 Aug until Sat 6 Sep 7 Jul 14


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Police seek help over Birmingham Pride assault

Police seek help with Birmingham Pride assault

The attack happened on Hurst Street just after 6pm on Sunday 25 May when a man in the crowd fell into the woman during a disagreement with someone else. Contact Sgt Beach on 101 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 5 Jul 14


Ugandans celebrate Pride, despite anti-gay law

Kuchus Day Out - Uganda's gay pride

About 100 people gathered on a Ugandan beach last weekend to celebrate Kuchus' Day Out, and express LGBT solidarity in an increasingly anti-gay country - and to have fun 5 Jul 14


Ukraine pride cancelled after police fail to guarantee protection

Ukraine Pride cancelled

The failure of the Ukrainian authorities to guarantee protection for those taking part in the planned Pride march on 5 July sends all the wrong signals, said Amnesty International 5 Jul 14



Watch as two fathers meet their son

BJ Barone and Frankie Nelson

Two first-time fathers welcomed their son into the world in an emotional and overwhelming experience captured by photographer Lindsay Foster. The icing on the cake for new daddies BJ Barone and Frankie Nelson was that little Milo was born during World Pride 5 Jul 14



Why are there no gay people in Star Wars or Star Trek?

Russell T Davies

Russell T Davies, who introduced the bisexual character Captain Jack to Doctor Who and Torchwood, says that gay people are still not properly represented in TV and film 5 Jul 14


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Just one in eight teachers trained to tackle homophobic bullying

Stonewall - are you a teacher?

'Teachers are the most powerful tool that we have in the fight to tackle homophobic bullying. Sadly our new research shows that, despite some progress, the legacy of Section 28 is lives on in Britain's schools,' said Stonewall's Ruth Hunt 4 Jul 14


Mayor seeks views on reducing hate crime in London

London  hate crime strategy

As part of his commitment to driving down hate crime, Boris Johnson will use his leadership role to bring partners and London's diverse communities together to deliver an effective strategy to tackle hate crime across the capital 4 Jul 14

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Tony Blair joins celebrations for gay rights activist Michael Cashman

Michael Cashman retires as MEP

Celebrities and world leaders pay tribute to former MEP Michael Cashman, and say 'thank you' for his service to LGBT rights. The long-serving politician stepped down at recent Euro elections, after 15 years as an MEP, and a lifetime campaigning for the rights of minority groups 4 Jul 14


Plymouth pensioner faces jail for continuing abuse of gay neighbours
Reginald Brayford, who was jailed for a relentless campaign of homophobic abuse at his gay neighbours, is back behind bars after again insulting one of the men 4 Jul 14



An annual celebration of LGBT life in Essex and beyond

Essex Pride

Essex Pride features gay bingo, market stalls, keynote speaker Elly Barnes, and X Factor star Lucy Spraggan
- Sat 5 Jul 4 Jul 14 4 Jul 14


Bristol Pride Week expecting record numbers

Bristol Pride 2014

Bristol Pride Week includes a film festival, dog show, tea dance, theatre and comedy nights, culminating in the parade at Castle Park
- 3-13 Jul 4 Jul 14 4 Jul 14


Misha B joins line-up at North Wales Pride

North Wales Pride

together with Alys Williams and Kameelion at the beautiful Grade II listed Hendre Hall outside Bangor, at the foothills of the magnificent Snowdonia National Park
- 4-6 Jul 4 Jul 14


Norwich Pride launch their Guide 2014


With details of The Pride Village with over 40 stalls inside the Forum; the parade through the city centre; and the entertainment and picnic at Chapelfield Gardens
- Sat 26 Jul 4 Jul 14


Collabro join main stage line-up at Brighton Pride

Collabro at Brighton Pride

Collabro thrilled us during this years Britain's Got Talent finals, ensuring our attention with their unique and emotive interpretations of the very best of musical classics. And now they are joining Brighton Pride - Preston Park, Tickets £20, noon-10pm, Sat 2 Aug 4 Jul 14



No scientific basis for gay-specific mental disorders, WHO panel concludes

World Health Organisation After reviewing decades of psychological and epidemiological studies on sexual orientation and mental health, the World Health Organization have recommended that F66.0 diagnostic reference, and four other homosexuality-related psychological disorders, be stricken from the International Classification of Diseases 4 Jul 14



FIFA criticised by its own anti-discrimination chief


FIFA has been criticised by its own anti-discrimination chief for failing to take action against homophobic chanting and neo-Nazi banners at World Cup matches. Jeffrey Webb said there was "an obvious disconnect" between what he viewed as racism and discrimination and the view of the disciplinary committee 4 Jul 14



UK: Marriage conversion fee waived
Home Secretary Theresa May has agreed to waive the fee for gay couples who entered into a civil partnership before same sex marriage was available and now wish to convert their union 4 Jul 14

USA: Gay marriage will go national next June
The U.S. Supreme Court will approve gay marriage as a constitutional right next June, predicts marriage-equality attorney Ted Olson 4 Jul 14



RuPaul's Drag Race could be moving to the UK

Ru Paul Drag Race

Jonathan Ross is interested in bringing the race to Europe. This is still an idea in the works, but RuPaul seems more than willing to make it happen 4 Jul 14


Further Tales of the City

Further Tales of the City

Dramatisation of Armistead Maupin's classic sequence of comic novels about the denizens of a San Francisco apartment house in the late 70s and early 80s
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- 10:45am, 10-15 Jul 4 Jul 14

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London teachers 'think they are banned from talking about homosexuality'
Just one in 10 London primary teachers said they knew they could discuss gay issues, such as same-sex parents, in front of children, according to a survey by gay rights charity Stonewall 3 Jul 14

Should gay men and lesbians be bracketed together?

LGBT is not a four-letter word

Lesbians and gay men have long campaigned alongside each other. But are they wrongly bracketed together, asks Julie Bindel. "We have absolutely nothing in common with gay men," says Eda, a young lesbian, "so I have no idea why we are lumped in together." 3 Jul 14


Employment scheme to support people with HIV back into the workplace

Work Positive

HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust has secured funding from the Big Lottery Fund to extend its annual back to work scheme for people living with HIV in long-term unemployment 3 Jul 14




High Profile LGBT figures set to attend this year's Totnes Pride

Proud2be at Totnes Pride

Peter Tatchell, Christine Burns -known for her work with Press for Change, and Suran Dickson of Diversity Role Models, will support Devon-based social enterprise Proud2Be Project at Totnes Pride
- Sat 6 Sep 3 Jul 14


'Gay burger' makes people cry

Whopper rainbow

Burger King has introduced a one-off burger in San Francisco to celebrate Gay Pride 2014. The Proud Whopper was rolled out at a restaurant in the gay capital of the world 3 Jul 14



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Pet Shop Boys tribute to Alan Turing
Pet Shop Boys
discuss Alan Turing Proms premier

Pet Shop Boys Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe discuss their BBC late-night Prom which includes the world premiere of A Man From the Future, about Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing 2 Jul 14

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Nicola Adams Nicola Adams: Sports Life Stories
ITV profile of the Leeds-born boxer, who won the first Olympic women's boxing gold medal in history with her victory at London 2012. Including contributions from her family and trainer
- 10:35pm, Tue 1 Jul 1 Jul 14


Conchita Wurst at Pride London
Conchita wows the crowd in Trafalgar Square

Pride in London saw massive crowds brave the rain to parade through central London and see the live show in Trafalgar Square
- Conchita Time: 1 | 2
- Parade Pictures: 1 | 2 | Video
- Pride London on facebook
28 Jun 14


Lord Mayor of London: Homophobia still exists in the City and is bad for business

Lord Mayor of London: Homophobia still exists in the City and is bad for business
Lord Mayor Alderman Fiona Woolf
"The homophobia and prejudice that was true of London in the 1980s is, I am sorry to say, still too frequently true now ... Our responsibility is to capture the benefits of diversity for the City and for business - but also to ensure that respect for difference is embedded in communities right across London. The business case is clear," says Alderman Fiona Woolf
Read Speech 25 Jun 14



John Barrowman
John Scot Barrowman

John receives an MBE for services to Light Entertainment and to charity. (London) 14 Jun 14


Emily Jayne MacAulay
Ms Emily Jayne MacAulay
Emily MacAulay, leader of Devon and Cornwall Gay Police Association, receives an MBE for services to Equality and Diversity. (Exeter, Devon) 14 Jun 14


Colin Coward
The Reverend Colin Charles Malcolm Coward

The Reverend Colin Charles Malcolm Coward, Director of Changing Attitude, receives an MBE for services to Equality. (Devizes, Wiltshire) 14 Jun 14


Mark Mackenzie
Mark Kenneth Mackenzie

Mark, who helped to found TfL's LGBT+ staff network, and has led support for Pride in London and the Gay Games, receives an MBE for services to Equality. (London) 14 Jun 14



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 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 10 Dec 13

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