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First UK Government Guidance for Schools Launched by Minister. The
first-ever national guidance from the UK Government to help schools tackle
homophobic bullying has been launched by a Government minister.
Are Back in Style – For Lesbian, Gay History Month. To
celebrate LGBT History Month in February the men of Manchester’s Lesbian and
Gay Foundation (LGF) are developing as much testosterone as they can muster
to develop a more hirsute look in order to raise funds for the charity.
Carolina Democratic Presidential Primary Booms for Gay, Lesbian Voters. The
successes of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Democrats in South
Carolina in the run-up to today’s presidential primary has been recognised
by the National Stonewall Democrats.
Pride To Be Staged at End of May.
authorities hint city’s Mayor to impose ban again.
The organising committee of Moscow
Gay Pride officially revealed their plans yesterday, and confirmed that the
event will take place on May 30 and 31. It will be the third Pride in
the Russian capital.
Group Calls for Boycott of International Bus Group Stagecoach.
The Queer Youth Network (QYN) is calling for a boycott of public transport
run by the British-based Stagecoach Group, which has operations throughout
the UK – and in the USA and Canada.
Ruling on Gay Adoption “Unjustified and Unacceptable”, Says Latvian First
The ruling by the European Court of
Human Rights earlier this week that exclusion of gay men and women from the
application process was discriminatory and therefore in conflict with the
Convention for the
Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
has been attacked by the First Party
of Latvia and Latvia’s Way (LPP/LC)
Activist Honoured at International Mr. Gay in Hollywood. Next
year’s International Mr. Gay will have a contestant from Russia. That was
the pledge given at the weekend by Nikolai Alexeyev in Los Angeles.
‘Corinthian Spirit’ As
Scotland’s First Gay Football Team Taken to Task in First Game.
In an age
where winning is the only thing, it is refreshing to hear of a sporting
encounter at the weekend that, in many ways, turned back the clock 100 years
or more to the days where it was that taking part that was all-important –
the “Corinthian Spirit”. The
encounter last weekend was the very first football match in Scotland to be
played by a “gay” football club, HotScots. History will record that final
score line will suggest a somewhat one-sided game, with Haddington Select
Politicians Dismiss European Court Ruling on Gay Adoption. While
gay men and women welcomed this weeks ruling by the European Court of Human
Rights on adoption by gay men and women, Polish politicians have effectively
said that they would take no notice of what the Grand Chamber of Europe’s
highest court has said.
UK MPs to
Examine Gibraltar Abuses Against Gays, Disabled. UK MPs on the
Foreign Affairs Committee are examining a report on human rights violations
in Gibraltar, it was learned today.
Gay Cop to Join Police Officers on Pay March Protest. London
Liberal Democrat Mayoral Candidate Brian Paddick, who was the most senior
openly gay police officer in the UK until he retired last summer, will be
joining the Police Federation march through central London today to
demonstrate against the Government’s refusal to honour the police pay award.
Lesbian Cop’s Dying Wish Granted by Hollywood.
A dying wish of Lt. Laurel Hester was that the documentary film made of her
last days as she battled against cancer – and the ‘freeholders’ of Ocean
County in New Jersey – would be able to compete for an ‘Oscar’.
Exclusion of Gays, Lesbians from Adoption Process Breaks European Law –
Court. The European Court of Human Rights has ruled today that gay
men and women are eligible to eligible to adopt children.
Arrests Target Transgender People.
Authorities should immediately release more than a dozen persons jailed
under Kuwait’s new dress-code law, Human Rights Watch said today. The law, approved by
the National Assembly on December 10, 2007, criminalizes people who “imitate
the appearance of the opposite sex.”
الكويت: قانون التشبه بالجنس الآخر القمعي يشجع على انتهاكات الشرطة
The Rainbow Project
South Wales has been disbanded, it was announced yesterday.
Take On The Locals in Scotland’s First Football Match Involving Gay Team.
Scotland’s first ‘gay’
football club will be playing their debut match on Saturday when they
take-on Haddington Select on Saturday.
Militia Raid Apartment of Gay TV Journalist. From a Special
Correspondent in Belarus. Openly gay television journalist Siarhei
Padsasonny was alone in his apartment in Valatauskaya Street, Gomel, on
Saturday evening. There was a knock on the door.
Lithuania Faces Council of Europe Censure Over Gay Issues in Vilnius.
The Lithuanian Government faces censure over three breaches of the European
Convention of Human Rights concerning gay issues in the past year.
Assistant Convicted of Throwing Faeces at Riga Gay Pride. An
assistant to one of the members of the Latvian Saeima (Parliament) was found
guilty today in a criminal case of “hooliganism” during the Riga Gay Pride
in 2006 when participants had excrement thrown at them.
Council of Europe Publishes
Gibraltar Gay Discrimination Issue. The official website of the
Council of Europe has published the question tabled by UK Liberal Democrat
MP Michael Hancock for reply by the Committee of Ministers regarding
discrimination of gays in Gibraltar.
Gays, Lesbians, Bi, Transgender
People Are Discriminated Against in Hungary – Report.
Hungarian LGBT people who openly declare their sexual orientation face
discrimination, a report by Patent Association concludes.
Advice Sponsors Lesbian, Gay History Month.
Citizens Advice, the national network of charities which
features in the top 25 of Stonewalls’s ‘Workplace Diversity Champions 2008’,
today announced sponsorship of LGBT History Month in February 2008
throughout the UK.
Will Cut Crime in London by 20%, Or Not Stand Again. Speaking at
the launch of his Mayoral Campaign in Brixton Town Hall today, openly gay
Liberal Democrat Mayoral Candidate Brian Paddick pledged to put cutting
crime in London at the heart of his bid to win the mayoral race.
Activists Detained at Duma Elections Last Month Found Not Guilty in Court.
The 13 gay activists arrested in a Moscow polling station on December 2
during the Russian state Dumas election for “protest voting”, were acquitted
today by a judge.
Pride Celebrations To Be Bigger in 2008.
London will again send out a
message to the world through it’s annual Gay Pride that it is a diverse
capital city that is a safe place for gay men and women to live or to visit.
Gay Discrimination Violations to Council of Europe.
Equality Rights Group GGR has taken the issues of Gibraltar’s unequal age of
consent and discriminatory sexual offences legislation to the Council of
Ministers of the Council of Europe.
Prevention Funding for Gay Men in London Still in Doubt. A
thirty-six percent cut in National Health Service (NHS) funding for HIV
prevention work among gay men in London has been attacked today by gay
human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell of Outrage!
Greens Announce First US Presidential Debate. The first, and
only, live debate between candidates on the Green Party’s California ballot
for President of the United States – featuring a former Democratic Party
member of Congress, consumer protection icon, professor and environmental
engineer – is scheduled for San Francisco next weekend, said John Morton of
the Green Party Presidential Debate Committee.
Two Youths To Be Executed in Iran for Possible ‘Gay’
Commentary. Unconfirmed reports coming from Iran suggest that two
youths are facing brutal execution in the southern city of Shiraz.
Demands Release of Six Facing Jail for Being Presumed to be Gay.
Amnesty International today called
on its 2.2 million members worldwide to write to the Moroccan authorities
demanding the release of six men who are facing jail because of their
Leading Mobile Telecommunications Company Deems
UK Gay News to Have
‘Adult Content’. Commentary.
The world’s leading mobile telecommunications company considers UK Gay
News and at least one other gay news website to have “adult” content and
is barring access, it has emerged.
Jan 2: USA:
New England’s Premier Gay Newspaper Step Down. Four long-time
contributors to IN Newsweekly, including former editor Fred Kuhr, have
either formally resigned or stopped contributing to the newspaper after the
new publisher repeatedly failed to pay them in a timely manner and ignored
concerns over its new editorial direction.