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2008 Listing of UK, Ireland and
Europe LGBT Events
Oct 31: UK:
Blocks Cardinal Newman Information to Gay Activist. The Catholic
Church put the government under sustained pressure to grant it a licence to
exhume and rebury Cardinal Newman in Birmingham Oratory Church, according to
documents released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) to gay human
rights campaigner Peter Tatchell.
Oct 31: Australia:
Donor Case in Australia Hears Final “Crucial” Evidence. Gay
activists have described as “crucial” final evidence presented today to the
Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Tribunal in a case initiated by Launceston gay
man, Michael Cain, against the Australian gay blood ban.
Oct 31: UK:
Pride Set for London as Prelude to Olympics. London has won the
right to host World Pride in 2012, it was revealed last night. The
decision was made at the InterPride conference in Vancouver.
Oct 30: USA:
to Star in Lesbian-Themed Film “Hanna Free”. Sharon Gless, star of
popular vintage television series Cagney & Lacey, is set to star in
the new independent feature film, Hannah Free, the story of a
lifelong love affair between an independent spirit and the woman she calls
Oct 30: UK:
Stonewall Launches Britain’s Largest Recruitment Guide
for Gay Jobseekers. Stonewall today launched the fourth and
biggest edition of Starting Out, Britain’s national lesbian and gay
Oct 30: UK:
Mr Gay Derry Takes Northern Ireland Title.
James Smallman, this year’s
Mr Gay Derry, has returned home from Dublin to a raucous welcome at his
local, Sandino’s bar, bringing with him the coveted Mr Gay Northern Ireland
Oct 24: Poland:
President Thwarts Gay March in Kraków by
Planning Visit to City on Same Day. Gays in Kraków
were hoping to stage a “March of Rainbow Tradition” in this historic city
next week. But their plans, initially approved by the city authorities,
have been shelved, thanks, it appears, to the Polish President Lech Kaczynski.
Oct 23: USA:
Quarterback in High School Comes Out As Gay in New Novel.
When openly gay Bill Konigsberg wrote his first novel,
Out of the Pocket, he had, like most authors in a similar situation, a
day job – in this case, as a sportswriter at The Associated Press.
Now, as he writes his second book – as yet without a title but scheduled for
publication in 2010 – there is no day job. He quit AP to concentrate on his
Oct 21: Nigeria:
Nigerian Government to Intervene Against Harassment of Gay Activists.
The European Parliament’s all-party ‘intergroup’ on gay and lesbian rights
has told the Nigerian Government that the increased level of homophobia in
the country is “unacceptable”.
Oct 14: USA:
Remembers the Gay Student Violently Murdered in Wyoming Ten Years Ago.
Senator Barack Obama has today described as “unacceptable” the lack of
federal legislation in the United States to address the problem of ‘hate
Interested is the European Union in the Violence Towards Gays in Sarajevo?
Commentary. Bosnia-Herzegovina has its sights membership of the
European Union, whose official motto is “united in diversity”. So
where is the outrage from Brussels over the violence in Sarajevo?
Oct 10: UK:
Humanists Condemns Religious Intolerance on International Day Against the
Death Penalty. Gay humanists are marking worldwide International
Day Against the Death Penalty today by condemning the execution of gay men
and women because their sexuality.
Oct 10: UK:
Abuse: FA Urged To Get Tough After Anti-Gay Chanting at Portsmouth.
Premiership Tottenham has been attacked by gay rights campaigner Peter
Tatchell for not taking effective action to discourage its fans from
chanting homophobic – and racist – abuse against Sol Campbell a former
Tottenham player now with Portsmouth.
Oct 5: UK:
Wins the International Iris Prize 2008 for Gay, Lesbian Short Films.
A haunting film about a city dweller and country lad
who pay a terrible price for love was named last night as the 2008 winner of
the Iris Prize with its £25,000 award.
Oct 2: UK:
– Diva Magazine Reveals All. Diva
breaks new ground with the UK’s first ever lesbian map: a map of Britain
which shatters previous assumptions about ‘where the girls are’. [...]
The shock comes with the revelation that Gloucester (6th) and Chelmsford
(9th) are among the biggest lesbian ‘hotspots’.
Oct 1: Finland:
Gay Editor Sacked from Editor’s Post at Largest Newspaper
The newly-appointed lesbian chief editor of a newspaper
has been fired, it emerged today. [...]
Ms. Korhonen told reporters from the Finnish media today
that the real reason for her sudden dismissal was because “I live in a
registered partenership – in other words my spouse is a woman”.