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2008 Listing of UK, Ireland and
Europe LGBT Events
It Has Gay People … But Only a Few, Says President Ahmadinejad.
The Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has done an astonishing
volte-face by admitting in a US television interview that there are
lesbian and gay people in Iran. Only last year, in a speech at
Columbia University in New York, he notoriously claimed there were no
lesbians and gays in his country.
Researcher Says STIs No Basis for Gay Blood Ban. HIV researcher,
Prof John Kaldor, has agreed rates of sexually transmitted diseases other
than HIV are not a basis upon which to ban gay men from blood donation.
The concession came during evidence from Prof. Kaldor to the Tasmanian
Anti-Discrimination Tribunal hearing into gay blood donation which continued
in Hobart today.
Airline Endorses the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).
American Airlines, the world’s largest airline and a founding member of the
‘oneworld Alliance’, has written Congress a letter of support for the
passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which is currently under
Gay Pride Raises £105,000 for Charity. Manchester Pride 2008
raised £105,000 for charity during its 18th birthday celebrations at the end
of August, it was revealed today.
Researcher Questions Blanket Gay Blood Ban, But Still Endorses It.
In a mixed result for gay blood donation campaigners, a senior HIV
researcher has labelled the current ban on gay blood donation as
“conservative” but still endorsed it.
Festival Coordinator Among Those Injured in Attack on Sarajevo Queer
Festival. The film festival coordinator of the International
Lesbian and Gay Culture Network (ILGCN), was among those injured in
Bosnia-Herzegovina last week when the Sarajevo Queer Festival was targeted
by hooded men, some shouting Islamic slogans.
a Stand – Backs Gay Marriage in California. Commentary.
It is human nature to “love to hate” those companies who dominate our lives.
One such company is Google, who in a few short years has managed to get its
name into most English dictionaries as a verb – to google. It is now
time to show a “little love” for the search-engine giant.
Slams Bosnian Authorities as Gay Festival Is Called Off. The
authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina should have provided adequate security
for the participants in the first “Sarajevo Queer Festival”, said Amnesty
International after several people were attacked at the end of the first day
of the festival.
Gay Festival in Sarajevo Condemned by MEPs. The violence at
yesterday’s opening of the Sarajevo Queer Festival – the first of its kind
organised in Bosnia-Herzegovina – has been condemned by members of the
Parliament’s all-party ‘Intergroup’ for gay and lesbian human rights.
Leader Assassinated in Baghdad. The Baghdad coordinator of Iraqi
LGBT has been assassinated, probably by one of the two religious militia.
Reneges on Gay Asylum Pledge — Tatchell. Government ministers
Harriet Harman and Barbara Follett have reneged on their undertaking to
intervene in cases where LGBT asylum seekers are being unfairly treated by
the Home Office, Peter Tatchell of Outrage! said this morning.
Picture Special — South Carolina Pride. Photos from
South Carolina Pride in Columbia (on Flickr)
Bosnia and Herzegovina:
Queer Festival Must be Protected — Amnesty.
The authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina must guarantee a climate free of
intimidation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, as they
prepare for the first “Sarajevo Queer Festival”, Amnesty International said
Fears Death After Removal from Britain. A gay asylum seeker
believes he will be killed because of his sexuality if he is returned to
Uganda on Sunday. John Bosco Nyombi is due to be removed from the UK after living and working in Portsmouth for seven years.
Carolina Gears Up To Be ‘So Gay’ for Pride. South Carolina will be
‘so gay’ later this month with the intentional help of celebrity drag diva
and recording artist RuPaul – and the unintentional help of state officials.
Genocide by Denial: The Story of HIV/Aids in Uganda.
Uganda has been called “the birthplace” of Aids. Some of the earliest
known cases can be traced to the central district of Rakai, where long-distance truckers
started dying from a mysterious illness in the mid-1980s.
Appointed Rapporteur for New EU Anti-Discrimination Law that Now Includes
Gays. The Civil Liberties committee of the European Parliament
decided yesterday that Dutch Green MEP Kathalijne Buitenweg is be the
rapporteur for the proposed European Union anti-discrimination law.
Group Launches Guide on Homophobic, Transphobic Monitoring and Reporting.
ILGA-Europe has launched a handbook on monitoring and
reporting homophobic and transphobic incidents.
Activist: Is Cardinal Newman’s Reburial Illegal?
Justice Secretary, Jack Straw MP, is being urged by
Peter Tatchell to rescind the license granted to the Roman Catholic Church
for the exhumation and reburial of Cardinal John Henry Newman, on the
grounds that it is “certainly unethical and probably illegal”.
Bio Pic of
Gay Activist Harvey Milk Set to Open in November.
Harvey Milk is a gay rights icon – he was the first
openly gay man to be elected to public office not only in San Francisco, but
in the world. He and city mayor George Moscone were assassinated at City
Hall by Dan White, another city official, on November 27, 1978.
Page contains the film's trailer.
for Immediate Removal of Anti-Gay Joel Edwards from EHRC.
In a unanimous decision at their annual Congress in
Brighton, the trade union movement, which represents 6.5 million members in
the UK, condemned the appointment of Joel Edwards to the Equality and Human
Rights Commission (EHRC).
Gay Holidaymakers Find Pink Pound
The cutting of customers’ credit limits by banks in the
UK is having an impact on holidays, the specialist gay travel company Mantrav International claims.
Health Advice in Welsh for Gay Men Now Online.
information in the Welsh language is now available to users of the popular Gaydar website. Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) Cymru launched the new service,
called ‘Netreach’, on Saturday. This article is also in Welsh -
Mae Ymddiriedolaeth Terrence Higgins Cymru yn cynnig gwybodaeth iechyd rhywiol
mewn stafelloedd sgwrsio Cymreig Gaydar.
The Sights of Cardiff Gay Pride.
Coopers Field, the venue for Cardiff Gay Pride, was, like most of South
Wales, awash with water yesterday when the event was cancelled. But this
did not stop the organisers from making sure that something went on in the
Welsh capital. Page includes eight photos.
Rain Hits Cardiff Gay Pride Forcing Cancellation.
Prolonged – and heavy – rain in South Wales has hit the Welsh capital’s Gay
Pride tomorrow (September 6).
Sep 4: UK:
Transgender Victims of Bullying Get New Online Reporting Facility.
A new online reporting facility for victims of
homophobic and transphobic bullying has been
launched by Educational Action Challenging Homophobia (EACH).
Sep 3: UK:
Brings Distinguished Speakers to Croydon Gay Group.
Four well-known speakers have been lined-up for a
series of ‘open meetings’ for the local lesbian, gay bisexual and
transgender (LGBT) community to be launched next month by Croydon Area Gay