Boris Looks for Group to Run Pride

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson today announced plans to help secure the long term future of London’s Pride celebrations. The Mayor’s Office is already the main sponsor of the event, which takes place each year in early July and attracts hundreds of thousands of people from across the UK and around the world. The Mayor is inviting non-profit community …

16-year-old attacked by Homophobes after Brighton Post Pride Party

The LGBT community was given a reminder that we are never safe in the UK yesterday when it was revealed that an eighteen-year-old was bottled in Brighton on the night of the post Pride Party – September the 1st. He became separated from his friends at about 11.30 on Saturday night and moved away from the St James Street area toward the …

TUC Slams Boris and Westminster

In a statement on the eve of its LGBT Conference, the Trades Union Congress has lain the blame for the drastic eleventh hour reductions in the London World Pride Parade, rally and Soho celebrations firmly at the door of Westminster Council and the Mayor of London. In a statement calling for representatives of the LGBT community to meet and devise …

Second campaigner Beaten in the Ukraine

Another Kiev Pride organiser has been hospitalised in a homophobic attack in the Ukrainian capital. Taras KARASICHUK, chair of Kiev pride, was set upon and had his jaw broken twice in the brutal attack by five homophobic thugs, who shouted ‘perv’ and ‘f*ggot’ as the punched and kicked him on the night of June the 21st. After hospital treatment Taras …

Proud Rhinos to celebrate sporting equality

World Club champions Leeds Rhinos are dedicating their Stobart Super League Round 24 fixture against Widnes Vikings on Friday August 10 to celebrating lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender equality. The club are inviting fans to join them in their celebrations by designing a special commemorative shirt which will be worn by the Leeds players during their pre-match warm-up and also …

Dyke March ends March

Lesbians and their friends will be taking to the streets for London’s first Dyke March in decades next year on March 31st; the last day of Women’s History Month The event follows in the tradition of the Dyke Marches held in the US and will be the first that London has seen since the Lesbian Strength marches of the 1980s. …

East London Pride a Success

East London Pride was a great success, with over 500 participants. Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman opened the Pride show with a resounding speech in favour of equality and diversity among the local community. Peter Tatchell attended in a supportive capacity and Festival Director Jack Gilbert said: “All in all, everyone had a great time”. To read more go here

East London pride to Go Ahead

East London Pride will start today with a parade from the steps of Hackney Town Hall at 1pm, followed by a festival at Oxford House Activists are hoping that the parade and the festival will bring the community together after a difficult year. To read more go here  

Sue Sanders Goes to No. 10

Schools OUT and LGBT History Month co-chair Sue Sanders will be at a reception to hail the success of the LGBT community at 10 Downing Street this afternoon. Celebrating London Pride, but with an eye on achievements in the field of sport, the reception will also include Sarah Williams and Nigel Wood of the Rugby Football League  and Lou Englefield of Pride …