Felix to be Deported on May 4th

Felix Wamala, the gay Ugandan that the Borders Agency tried to deport on on Christmas Eve and again on the 2nd of January, now faces deportation on the 4th of May. Felix, who has been languishing at Colnbrook detention centre since that date, has been told he will be deported with no right of appeal following a judicial review held …

Health Service failing Gay and Bisexual men according to Stonewall

The world’s largest ever health survey of gay and bisexual men has found they get left behind by the health service in the UK. The survey shows that more gay and bisexual men attempt suicide, worry about their bodies and suffer eating related illnessses than their straight counterparts. More worrying perhaps, si that almost half the survey’s respondents claimed to …

Asylum Seekers' Update

On International Women’s Day we got the fantastic news that Amanpreet Kaur was released from detention in Yarl’s Wood IRC.  Ms Kaur is a lesbian woman who was detained for three months and twice threatened with imminent removal when the authorities refused to let her make an asylum claim based on the persecution she fears if returned to India.  She …

Channel 4 Looking for Young LGBT People

A TV Company is looking for  young LGB people between 10-14yrs old They are making a groundbreaking TV programme for Channel 4 that follows young gay people in modern Britain. Get in touch. They’d love to hear from YOU. Call Luke for a chat on 02087426809. Luke Davis, Head of Development, Glasshead Ltd 44 (0)20 87426809    

Today Programme Interviews Ugandan Gay and Trans Refugees

As the Ugandan Government prepares to debate a reformed anti-homosexual bill, the BBC Radio 4 Today programme featured interviews with a gay couple and a transsexual woman who have fled the country after abuse including imprisonment, sexual assault, beatings and harassment. To hear the report and the interviews go here.

BBC3 Airs Doc on Homosexuality in Football

BBC3 are to air a documentary tackling the issue of homosexuality in football on Monday. ‘Britain’s Gay Footballers’ airs at 9pm Monday, January 30 and will be hosted by Amal Fashanu, niece of the late former Manchester City player Justin Fashanu. The programme will explore the perceived barriers gay professionals face in coming out publicly and the reasons why no …

Gay Ugandan Wins 11th hour Reprieve

Following consistent intervention, Felix Wamala will not be deported to his native Uganda tonight. The deportation has been deferred while the Borders agency investigate allegations made over the previous deportation attempt. The news was given to Felix by his constituency MP Stephen Timms, who has worked with his team during the holiday period to secure a reprieve. Although the authorities still …

Queen's Gongs Go to LGBT activists

Three LGBT ‘unsung heroes’ have received gongs in the New Year’s Honours. Jeffrey Dudgeon, Liberal Unionist politician and equal opportunities and human rights campaigner, receives an MBE for services to the LGBT community in Northern Ireland. He brought a six year long case against the UK in his defence of the right to enjoy – as a gay man – a private …

New British Film to Premiere in Bournemouth

A new British film will portray a gay relationship from many years ago and how an act of treachery brought it to a tragic outcome. Set in  a Somerset village, Rufus Stone is a picture of what life was like for a young gay man in rural England in the-not-very-distant-past. Devised by Kip Jones and written and directed by Josh Appignanesi, …

The Last Closet: When will a gay professional athlete finally come out?

Will Leitch debates the question over a three page article published in New York Magazine October the 11th. Using examples from interview with the media and comments made by John Amaechi, Leitch laments the extent of homophobia in the field of US male team sports. To read it go here