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July 30: UK:
Provide Sustainable Solutions at Brighton Gay Pride. The
Green Party will be offering free services at the Gay Pride festival in
Preston Park, Brighton, on Saturday.
July 30: UK:
Pride Launched in Derry by Tatchell, Politician. The official
brochure for Foyle Gay Pride was launched this morning by human rights
activist Peter Tatchell and politician Martina Anderson, a member of the
Northern Irish Assembly (Parliament).
July 23: Russia:
Luzhkov Ban on Iranian Embassy Vigil in Moscow. A small
group of gay activists ignored the ban imposed by the homophobic mayor of
Moscow, Yuri Luzhkov, on any form of small organised gathering outside the
Iran Embassy in the city last Saturday, the third anniversary of the
execution of the two gay teenagers.
July 23: Africa:
Africa: When Homophobia Fuels the Spread of HIV. The persistent
and increasing outbreaks of violence against members of the gay community in
Africa are jeopardising efforts undertaken to combat HIV, both within this
group and across the population as a whole, Aids activists warned at a
recent meeting in Limb, Cameroon.
July 22: USA/UK:
Carolina ‘So Gay’ Campaign: Who Really Did What? There was
further intrigue in the ongoing saga over the ‘So Gay’ poster campaign on
two London Underground stations that the South Carolina Parks Recreation and
Tourism (SCPRT) Department has been involved in during the past two weeks,
it emerged this evening.
July 22: Russia:
Moscow Gay Pride to Take Place on ‘Eurovision Day’ in Russia’s Capital.
Next year’s Moscow Pride is set to be staged on May 16 – the same day as the
Eurovision song contest finals
and the day
before International Day Against Homophobia.
Carolina ‘Will Be So Gay’ Campaign Launched Today. The Board
of the South Carolina Pride Movement has decided to raise the $5,000
necessary to pay the debt owed by the state for the “South Carolina is so
gay” ads created for London Gay Pride Week.
Everyman Goes Gay and has a ‘Beautiful’ Sell-Out. Theatre review.
This week, the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham goes into ‘new territory’ with
its very first offering of an overtly “gay-themed” production. And if
the management had any fears about selling seats, they were unfounded – the
five-day run is a sell-out.
Advertising Campaign in London Upsets South Carolina Politicians.
American politicians overseeing the body responsible for South Carolina
tourism have come down against an advertising campaign currently running in
the UK directed towards lesbian and gay travellers.
Authorities Ban Gay Demonstration at Iran Embassy. A planned
demonstration denouncing executions of gays and minors in Iran in front of
its embassy in Moscow planned for Saturday has been banned by the Prefecture
of the Central Administrative Area of Moscow. Officials at the
Prefecture said today that they are unable to provide security during the
event at which around 30 activists were expected.
Referred to European Commission Following Budapest Gay Pride Violence.
There has been condemnation from Members of the European Parliament
following the violence at Budapest Gay Pride at the weekend. Even a
Hungarian MEP, Katalin Lévai, experienced first-hand the violence when she
was attacked during the parade, it has emerged.
Rules Russian President Immune From Gays. The Tverskoi District
Court of Moscow has refused to consider the complaint lodged with the court
by the organisers of Moscow Gay Pride against the inaction of the Russian
President, Dmitriy Medvedev, following the request to stage their Pride
march on May 31at Alexandrovskiy Sad within the Kremlin.
Equalities Jeered at London’s Gay Pride. Harriet Harman MP,
government minister of equalities and deputy leader of the Labour Party, was
booed and heckled as she spoke from the main stage at the gay Pride London
celebrations in Trafalgar Square on Saturday afternoon.
Gay School Children Must Be Heard – Nick Clegg. The Government
should be made to face up to the true extent of homophobia in schools,
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg said today.
Gibraltar Gays Welcome UK
Parliament Report. Equality rights group GGR has today welcomed the publication of a report by
the UK parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee at Westminster into issues
affecting the Overseas Territories.
Budapest Gay Pride: A Demonstration of Solidarity.
Braving threats of violence from
neo-Nazis and other ultra right wing groups, some 1,500 people turned up at
the Budapest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Pride March yesterday to
express their will to live in a country where the rights of LGBT people –
and other minorities – are respected.
July 5: UK:
Staff Visit Prime Minister to Mark Gay Pride in London. Stonewall
staff, accompanied by the charity’s co-founder Sir Ian McKellen, visited
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown for half an hour this morning.
July 5: UK:
Stage Mock ‘Eurovision’ at Gay Pride in London. Members of Amnesty
International will join the annual Gay Pride parade in London today and
stage a mock ‘Eurovision’ contest – on a huge float featuring a giant
scoreboard and music.
July 4: UK:
Davis Mac-Iyalla Freed. The gay Nigerian Christian lay
preacher Davis Mac-Iyalla has been freed by the UK Home Office, Peter
July 4: UK:
Christian Lay Preacher Seeking Refuge in UK Arrested and Incarcerated.
Davis Mac-Iyalla, a leader of Changing Attitude Nigeria, the gay Christian
and gay rights movement in Nigeria, has been arrested on the eve of Pride
July 4: Europe:
Gay Prides: Budapest Police Face
Potential Trouble, While in London It’s Keeping the Traffic Moving.
As police in Budapest brace themselves for threatened disruption of the
Hungarian capital’s Gay Pride, politicians in the United Kingdom are
lining-up to support Pride London as the Metropolitan Police’s ‘Pride
Operation’ centres on how to keep central London’s traffic moving.
July 3: UK:
Homophobic Refuge System, Gay Activist Tells Trade Unionists.
British government is being urged to "initiate urgent reforms to the asylum
system to end the injustice whereby many genuine gay refugees being sent
back to viciously homophobic countries like Iran, Uganda, Iraq, Nigeria,
Pakistan, Jamaica, Belarus and Saudi Arabia." The call comes from gay
human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell of OutRage!
July 3: UK:
Stonewall Report Gay People Perform Better When They Can
Stonewall report which, for the first time, outlines a compelling business
case for good practice around sexual orientation in the workplace, is to be
launched by Secretary of State for Business John Hutton later this afternoon
July 3: Hungary:
Business Torched in Budapest. Another gay business in the
Hungarian capital has been torched, following a fire in a gay club in the
city last week.
July 3: UK:
Gay, Lesbian Equality Education Only Way to Stop
Homophobic Bullying, Says TUC Chief.
TUC General Secretary Brendan
Barber will today call on the Government to include lesbian, gay, bisexual
and trans (LGBT) equality education in the school curriculum, as the only
way to address homophobic bullying in schools.
Welcomes EC’s Single Anti-Discrimination Directive. The
International Lesbian and Gay Association-Europe tonight welcomed the
European Commission’s proposal for a single EU-wide anti-discrimination
directive announced this morning by Vladimír Špidla, the EU Commissioner for
Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities.
July 2: UK:
Gays Condemn New
Homophobic Anglican Sect. “This breakaway Anglican faction is
fundamentalist, homophobic and sexist. It opposes equal rights for women
and gay people, and is allied with hard-line church leaders whose bigoted
teachings are fuelling anti-gay witch-hunts in many countries.” – Peter
Lesbians Included in Proposed EC Directive on Discrimination.
The European Commission has today adopted a proposal for a directive which
provides for protection from discrimination on a number of grounds,
including sexual orientation.
July 1: UK:
Sex Survey Clarifies Key Targets for HIV Prevention Work. A
report published today clarifies the key groups of gay men who are at
highest risk of HIV transmission in the UK. Multiple Chances reports on the findings
from the Gay Men's Sex Survey 2006 which was undertaken by Sigma Research
and commissioned by Terrence Higgins Trust.
July 1: European
Euro-Parliament ‘Intergroup’ Welcomes Rights Agency Report on Discrimination.
The call for member states of the European Union to tackle discrimination by
the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), has been welcomed by the European
Parliament’s all-party ‘Intergroup’ for gay and lesbian rights.