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Europe LGBT Events
March 31: UK:
Equality Bill Excludes Gay Rights
- Blair Vetoed Inclusion of Gay Rights to
Appease Muslims, OutRage! Claims.
Protection from discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation has been
excluded from five key provisions of the government’s new Equality Bill, OutRage! claims.
March 29: USA:
Gay Day Weekend in Florida Attracts
Companies Targeting Gay Men, Lesbians.
With more than
115,000 guests expected, the Gay Day weekend is becoming a key event for
companies targeting gay men and lesbians.
March 29: USA:
I Say – Not Gay! Comment.
Word is reaching us that a line in the lyric of the Tony Bennett classic hit
and signature song I Left My Heart in San Francisco has been
re-written because it contains the "G" word. Before getting into the
verse of San Francisco’s unofficial anthem, Bennett and countless others
have always crooned in the refrain: “The loveliness of Paris seems
somehow sadly gay”.
March 26: UK:
Series Which Has Earned Cult Status With Gays Is
as Good as Ever.
The Doctor has returned. Not the
same Doctor I first got to know many decades ago in flickering black and
white when the BBC scared the living daylights out of kids who, pretending
not to watch, had their eyes glued to “the box” from behind the nearest
March 22: UK:
Lighthouse Gala Auction Raises Record £250,000 for HIV Charity.
“sold” herself twice last night (Monday) at the annual Lighthouse Charity
auction, which raised a record £250,000 for the Terrence Higgins Trust, the
leading HIV and sexual health charity in the UK.
March 20: UK:
Greens to Call for Education Guidance. Green
Party councillors in Brighton & Hove are to challenge the council to show
its support for the LGBT community by issuing all education workers in the
city with up to date guidance on LGBT issues.
March 20: USA:
DignityUSA Calls for
Apology From San Diego Bishop. The leadership of Dignity USA is
calling on Bishop Robert Brom of the Diocese of San Diego, California, to
apologize to the family of John McCusker, a local gay business owner and
community activist, as well as to the GLBT community in San Diego for
turning the untimely death of John into a chance to twist church law and
wrongfully denying him a Mass of Christian Burial.
March 18: UK:
Durex and MHRA Issue
Advice on Counterfeit Condoms. Durex and the Medicines and
Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) are working together to advise
people that a quantity of non-Durex condoms in fake Durex packaging have
been supplied to some pharmacies and retail outlets in the UK.
March 17: UK:
Beenie Man UK Tour Off - It's Nothing
To Do With Us, Say Campaigners.
The UK tour by Jamaican
reggae singer Beenie Man has been cancelled, according to BBC Radio
1’s “urban news” web page. And the Stop Murder Music Campaign
and Outrage! have categorically denied that the cancellation was anything to
do with them.
March 16: UK:
Protesters Accuse Top Bank of Racism
gay Muslim employee Sid Saeed picketed a business conference, organised by
Deutsche Bank, at the Great Eastern Hotel in London, this morning.
March 15: USA:
Connecticut’s Civil Union Bill Will Have Positive Impact on State Budget.
Today, two national think tanks released a
study finding that giving marriage rights to same-sex couples will have a
positive impact on the state budget of Connecticut.
March 15 Africa:
Youth Meet to Discuss Ways
of Fighting HIV/AIDS. An Africa-wide youth organisation is holding
a five-day conference in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, to draw up a plan of
action for the continent's youth to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS.
March 14: UK:
HBOS Foundation Finances HIV Debt
Relief Scheme. The HBOS
Foundation is to donate £80,000 to Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) to fund an
innovative debt advice project for people living with HIV, it was announced
March 12: UK:
Dave Allen: His Place in
UK Gay History. Dave Allen, who died in his sleep
on March 10 at the age of 68, will be best remembered as perhaps the
greatest Irish comedian to grace television and the stage in the United
Kingdom. But he did have a serious side,
reflected in a handful of television documentaries he presented.
March 11: UK:
Three Years For Gay Stabbing Too
Lenient, Say Activists. A Londonderry man
has been jailed for three years at Crown Court for stabbing a gay man during
a homophobic attack in the city. But gay activists in Northern Ireland
consider the sentence too lenient.
March 10: UK:
Sir Ian McKellen
Set for Coronation Street Role.
Actor Sir Ian McKellen is expanding his curriculum vitae to include television
“soap”. He is to appear in the UK’s longest-running soap, “Coronation
Street” which first aired in 1960 and is well over 6,000 episodes old.
THT Launches New Gay Youth
for Nuneaton. Terrence Higgins Trust is
launching Godiva Young Gays and Lesbians (GYGL) Nuneaton, a support group
for young people under 25 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT)
or unsure of their sexuality.
Scenarios Look at How AIDS
Could Shape Africa’s Future. By 2025, Africa and the world could
face three very different scenarios for AIDS. And depending on the actions
taken today, up to 43 million HIV infections could be averted over the next
March 3: South
Undermine HIV Roll-Out, EU Official Says. A lack of capacity in
South Africa's healthcare system is a serious challenge to the government's
plan to roll-out a free treatment programme for its HIV-positive citizens, a
European Union (EU) official told PlusNews.
March 3: UK:
Derby To Raise LGBT
Awareness in May.
is to stage its first ‘gay pride’ style event aimed at raising awareness
about the area’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
March 3: UK:
Anti-Gay Group for Support. The Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone,
is at the centre of a new controversy after revelations that he sent a
message of gratitude to an organisation set up to campaign against gay
Muslims, in which he says “your support is very much appreciated”.