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June 29: UK Interest: 'Billy
Elliot' Has West End Date, as Musical. Billy
Elliot - The Musical, the adaptation of one of the best-loved British films
of the last decade, with music by Sir Elton John, is to open at London’s
Victoria Palace Theatre on March 24, 2005.
June 28: USA Interest:
Keeping a Queer Eye on the Church,
by Nancy D. Borst. An audience of 200 Presbyterians was urged by a
speaker at Saturday evening's National More Light Celebration dinner to
“stay in the struggle” to see that all people participate fully in the life
of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
June 27: UK Interest:
BMA Report Finds Careers Are Blocked
by Sexuality and Other Discrimination. Doctors' careers are being
blocked because of discrimination based on disability, ethnicity, sexuality,
and gender says a new report from the British Medical Association, published
this afternoon (Sunday 27 June 04).
June 27: USA Interest:
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Catholics Decry Bishops’ Support for
The Leadership of DignityUSA
criticized the effort of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to
write discrimination against same-gender couples into the U.S. Constitution
through their support of a Federal Marriage amendment.
June 24: USA Interest:
Unprecedented Multi-Million Dollar Election Plan.
Rights Campaign launched its plans for Campaign 2004 today — a massive and
unprecedented effort to elect fair-minded leaders in November. The launch
comes just weeks before the U.S. Senate is expected to take up the
discriminatory Federal Marriage Amendment.
June 24: UK Interest:
Beenie Man's London Gig KO'd by
One of Jamaica’s top reggae and dancehall music stars,
Beenie Man, has had his concert in London cancelled following pressure from
Outrage! And Peter Tatchell. He was scheduled to appear at Ocean in
east London tonight.
June 23: USA Interest:
New Data Reveal Extensive Talent
Loss Under 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'.
the wake of last week's Senate vote authorizing the Army to add 20,000 new
soldiers, newly-available data provide fresh details about many of the 9,682
service members discharged for homosexuality under the Don't Ask, Don't Tell
June 22: UK Interest:
Greens Celebrate House of Lords Gay
Rights Victory. But they also call for full gay equality
June 18: Sport - USA interest:
New ‘Gay’ Rugby Club Founded in
Charlotte, by Jason Cash.
The state of North Carolina has a new contender in the
sport of Gay Rugby, The Charlotte Royals Rugby Football Club. Formed
out of the curiosity of a few gay guys in Charlotte, NC, the Royals are in
their inaugural year and are striving for a winning fall season.
June 10: Jamaica interest:
Amnesty International Mourns Loss of
Leading Human Tights Defender.
Amnesty International today mourns
the loss of Brian Williamson, brutally murdered on 9 June 2004, and urges
that a thorough investigation be conducted into his death.
June 10: France interest:
Hefty Fine for Brigitte Bardot After
Homophobic, Racisit Remarks in Book.
Brigitte Bardot, the former French
sex symbol, was handed out a €5,000 (£3,300 or$6,000) fine in a Paris court
today for remarks made in her book “A Scream in the Silence”, published last
June 9: USA related:
Soulforce Plans Southern Baptist
For the fifth consecutive year, Soulforce volunteers will be present at the
Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting to hold Southern Baptist
leaders accountable for statements and practices against gay, lesbian,
bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) people.
June 8: USA related: A
Letter to My Best Friend, Steven Powsner On the Death of Former President
Ronald Reagan, by Matt Foreman, Executive Director National Gay and
Lesbian Task Force. Dear Steven, I so much wish you were here
today to tell me what to do. You would know if it's right to comment on the
death of former President Reagan, or if I should just let pass the endless
paeans to his greatness. But you're not here. The policies of the Reagan
administration saw to that.
June 8: UK related:
Hell Freezes in a Month
of Sundays, Thanks to the Greens. Opinion.
The 2004 elections could well go
down in UK gay history as being the time when “the million to one shot came
in; hell froze over and a month of Sundays hit the calendar”. Using
that quotation means that the impossible has happened. In this case, a
political party has actually published a “gay and lesbian” manifesto.
June 7: UK related:
British Green Party Launches
European Gay Rights Pledge.
The Green Party in the United Kingdom has today unveiled its commitment to
European Union-wide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights.
June 6: Germany related:
Storm Growing in Munich as Radio Horeb is Granted FM Slot.
A storm is brewing
in Munich following the awarding of a FM radio franchise to an ultra-right
wing Roman Catholic radio station. The station’s critics say the
programming is too fundamental – and homophobic and racist.
June 6: Germany related:
Gay Couples To Get Further
Partnership Rights in Germany. The German Federal Government is
set to extend more rights to gay and lesbian couples, a minister has said.
June 5: France related:
Gay Couple Are Married in Bègles
While France, along with most of Europe started the commemoration of D-Day
60th Anniversary in Normandy, a gay couple in Bègles, a suburb of Bordeaux,
June 3: UK-relatedt:
A Pint of Lager and Some Sexual
Advice, Please! An unusual order at the bar.
But for the gay community in Portsmouth, England, that is just what is on
June 3: UK related:
Youth Parade at London Pride.
Youngsters under 25 who are gay, lesbian, transgendered or just
“questioning” who are attending Pride London next month are being invited to
join the ‘Youth Parade’ at the Pride event which is being held on Saturday
Last updated: 30 August 2004