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2006 Listing of UK, Ireland and
Europe LGBT Events
Sept 28: Europe:
Gay and Lesbian Rights
Campaigner is Nominated for MEP of the Year Award. Dutch Member of
the European Parliament Sophie In 't Veld is one of six MEPs
nominated by European Voice for MEP of the Year
Sept 27: UK:
Report: Cardiff Is Failing Lesbian and Gay Young People.
A new report by Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) shows that despite an increasing
epidemic in sexually transmitted infections, there are still no dedicated
services in Cardiff, for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people
and those questioning their sexuality (LGBTQ).
Sept 27: UK:
Paul Scholes’ Apparent Anti-Gay Abuse Under Fire.
Manchester United player Paul Scholes is under fire after it is alleged that
he shouted homophobic abuse during last night’s UEFA match against
Portuguese team Benfica at the Stadium of Light.
Sept 26: UK/Uganda:
Stop Persecuting Gays, Protesters Demand.
Thirty protesters picketed the Ugandan High Commission in London on Friday
in protest at the persecution gay and lesbian Ugandans. They were from the
National Union of Students LGBT campaign and the queer rights direct
action group OutRage!.
Sept 26: Latvia:
Latvia Finally Bans Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Employment.
The Latvian Parliament voted last week to support an amendment to the
country’s Labour Law that will explicitly ban sexual orientation
discrimination in employment.
Sept 26: Canada:
Canadian Website Selects World’s
Best Gay Bars.
Sidetrack in Chicago, I-Candy in Los Angeles and Boom in Minneapolis are
among the top 10 gay and gay-friendly bars in the United States, according
to the GayBar.com website.
Sept 26: UK:
“Blows Hot and Cold” On Gay Rights – Tatchell. The Tony
Blair Government continues to “blow hot and cold” on gay and lesbian human
rights, Outrage! activist and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell told
the Green Party annual conference at the weekend.
Sept 21: Pakistan:
Taboo Heightens Risks for Male Sex Workers.
Under the illuminated Minar-e-Pakistan, the towering monument that marks
the birth of the country, Pervaiz Din lays out the accessories of his trade.
Sept 19: Russia:
Russian Gays Take Homophobic Moscow
Mayor Luzhkov to Strasbourg Court.
Organisers of last May’s
Moscow Pride have vowed to take the capital’s homophobic mayor to the
European Human Rights Court in Strasbourg following today’s decision in a
Sept 17: UK:
HIV Infections Among UK
Gay Teens Could Double Within a Year. Gay website Puffta believes that more than twice as many gay teenagers in
the UK may have contracted HIV this year than in 2005.
Sept 16: Russia:
Battle Between Gay Pride and Moscow Mayor Back in Court Next Week.
Organisers of last May’s Moscow Pride have their final “day in court” next
week in their long-running battle with the city’s Mayor Luzhkov who banned
the Pride Parade.
Sept 13: Russia:
Thanks Moscow’s Homophobic Mayor Luzhkov for Gig.
Madonna did it. Despite protests from Orthodox people and clerics, despite
all the problems with the expensive tickets, despite the changes of the
venue and date of the concert, she came to Russia for the first time to
perform her “Confessions” in the largest Russian stadium, Luzhniki, where
more than a decade ago a final of the UEFA Cup was played.
Sept 12: UK:
‘Out’ Gay Priests a 21st Century Witch-Hunt, Say Gay Humanists.
A threat to out gay Catholic priests and bishops in Scotland has today been
condemned as a 21st century witch-hunt by the Gay and Lesbian Humanist
Sept 11: Europe:
Report on Gay Youth to Be
Launched This Week at European Parliament. A new report, Social exclusion of young lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender people in Europe, is to be launched at the European
Parliament on Wednesday with the support of Ms. Sophie in’t Veld, MEP,
Vice-Chair of the European Parliament’s Intergroup on Gay and Lesbian
Rights, and Mr. Proinsias De Rossa, MEP.
Sept 11: Uganda:
Red Pepper ‘Outs’ 13
Ugandan Lesbians in Continuing Witch Hunt. Thirteen alleged
lesbians were outed by the
Ugandan tabloid Red Pepper on Friday (September 8), weeks after
outing 45 alleged gay men last month.
Sept 9: Uganda:
Gays Outed in Tabloid Witch-Hunt. The Ugandan tabloid newspaper, Red Pepper, has outed
45 gay and bisexual men, including army officers, priests, university
lecturers, entertainers, bankers, students and lawyers. It also published
details of five venues popular with gays and lesbians.
Sept 2: USA:
Chris Crain to Leave Gay
Publishing Group He Co-Founded. Chris Crain is to leave the gay
publishing group Window Media which he co-founded. The group publishes
a host of titles, including the flagship Washington Blade.