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Football Association Backs Play
That Addresses Homophobia in the Sport. The Football Association's
commitment to opposing homophobia at all levels of football has led to the
backing of a new play. The production opens at Southwark Playhouse this
October in association with York Theatre Royal.
September 28: USA
HRC Reveals ‘Best
and Worst’ Companies for Gay Employees.
The Human Rights
Campaign Foundation unveiled its third annual report card on corporate
America’s treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees,
which includes 28 companies with first-ever perfect records and eight
companies with the worst records.
September 28: USA
Kimpton Hotels Is First 'Hospitality'
Company with HRC Perfect Score.
Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants
today announced their perfect score of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign's
Corporate Equality Index. This makes Kimpton Hotels the only hospitality
company to achieve this prestigious honour from the 56 companies achieving
the "perfect score".
Gay Kingdom Declares War on Australia.
The Gay Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands was thrown into
a constitutional crisis when the gay parliament voted earlier this month to
declare war on Australia and the fledgling country’s monarch, Emperor Dale
refused to sign the declaration or give it his royal assent.
September 25: USA
Black Gay Republicans Challenge Log Cabin Republican Leadership to
Debate Endorsement of Bush.
After having set off a
national political firestorm, Don Sneed, Co-Founder/Civic Consultant
for the Abe Lincoln Black Republican Caucus (ALBRC) appeared on the John
Mullen Show, broadcast nationally on a gay Internet radio station, and
issued a challenge to the Log Cabin Republicans to debate the merits of the fledging
inner city black gay Republican group's endorsement of President Bush for
September 22: USA
Plan One-Day Economic Walkout'
Organisers of the Boycott For Equality are expanding their nationwide
“economic walkout” to include a coordinated cash withdrawal from the economy
on October 8.
September 22: UK
Buju Banton Concert Axed in Manchester
as Police Express Community Safety Concerns.
police have intervened to secure the cancellation of reggae superstar Buju
Banton’s Manchester concert, which was scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday 23
September 14: USA
'Gay Men's Health Crisis' Compares Healthcare Positions of Bush, Kerry. Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC)
has released a report that compares the health care reform
proposals of President George W. Bush and Senator John Kerry.
September 13: UK
Jamaican Arrest Warrant for Anti-Gay Reggae Star Buju Banton.
Jamaican police have
confirmed that a warrant has been issued for the arrest of
homophobic reggae star Buju Banton who is alleged
to have caused grievous bodily harm in a “gay-bashing” attack in Kingston,
September 10: UK
Victims Who Helped Nail Hampstead Heath Menace Are Thanked.
Camden Victim Support (CVS) has thanked the victims who
gave evidence at the trial of Nicholas Stewart, who was sentenced to six
years' imprisonment at Snaresbrook Court last Wednesday following conviction
of 18 counts of robbery, targeting gay men on Hampstead Heath in London.
September 9: UK
Civil Partnership Bill: Stonewall
Welcomes Cross-Party Support In Parliament for
Pensions Equality. Stonewall has today welcomed a
cross-party motion calling for full pensions equality for same sex couples.
With the Civil Partnership Bill due to receive its second reading in the
House of Commons next week this timely intervention, in an Early Day Motion
tabled by Dr Desmond Turner MP and backed by almost 50 MPs from across the
political divide, emphasises the need for full equality for committed
lesbian and gay couples in all aspects of their relationships.
September 7: UK
MOBOs Dump 'Kill Gays' Singers. The organisers of the MOBO Awards have announced that they are cancelling
the nominations of reggae superstars Elephant Man and Vybz Kartel, after
they refused to apologise for their lyrics inciting the murder of lesbian
and gay people, gay rights campaigners OutRage! has announced.
September 7: UK
Homophobic Lyrics in Reggae Music Are a Health Issue for Black Gay Men, Says
Leading Health Charity. The issue of homophobic lyrics by
certain reggae artists is being hotly debated in the media in the run-up to
the MOBO awards in late September. The issue has been extended to the United
States and Canada where concert and television appearance have been
cancelled. Now, a leading gay health charity has joined the
debate saying the matter is also a health issue, especially for black gay
September 6: UK
of letter sent to BBC Director General, Mark Thompson, by OutRage!
Urging the Dropping of MOBO Awards Programme
September 4: UK
Beenie Man Personally Denies Apology ... and
Sings 'Kill Gays' Songs to Prove It. Jamaican dancehall-reggae star Beenie Man has personally denied he had ever
apologised for his “kill gays” music and, to prove it, performed songs
inciting the murder of lesbian and gay people.
September 3: UK
Sizzla Is a Fizzler: Brum Gig is Axed.
Following OutRage!’s submission of a dossier to the
police, and the threat of gay rights protests, tonight’s concert by the
Jamaican reggae star, Sizzla, in Birmingham has been called off.