'Prison Break' star comes out publically, with style

Wentworth Miller, star of US TV hit ‘Prison Break’, has impressed many with the manner of his Coming Out. Invited to the ST Petersburg Film Festival as a guest of honour he declined simply saying “…as a gay man, I must decline.”

Free LGBT Rights Solidarity Gig: from Edinburgh to Russia

This Thursday at 2.30pm, the Equality Network will be joining award-winning comedian Mark Thomas outside the Russian Consulate in Edinburgh for a special, one-off comedy gig to protest LGBT human rights abuses in Russia. https://www.facebook.com/MarkThomasRussianConsulateEvent Joining us to make a stand for LGBT equality will be some of the highest profile performers of the Fringe, including; Stephen K Amos, Susan …

Russian Athletes do same Sex Kiss on Podium

Russia was proclaimed world champion in the women’s 4x400m relay; Gushchina Yulia, Tatyana Firova, Antonina Krivoshapka Kseniya Ryzhova and clocked a time of 3:20.19. United States took the silver and bronze Britain. The Russian runners took to the podium to receive the medal that certifies them as world champions. Since the medal around [her] neck, and Tatyana Firova Ryzhova Kseniya …

Same Sex Hand Holding at Sochi

Pride House International have announced their Same-Sex Hand-Holding Initiative, a campaign that is part of the group’s response to the International Olympic Committee’s choice of Russia as host nation for the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. In June 2013, the State Duma (Russian federal legislature) passed a law prohibiting “the promotion of non-traditional sexual relations among minors.” This legislation …

Is Section 28 Back?

Heavy clouds were gathering over the LGBT community today (August 17th) as it emerged that three incipient academies in the UK have stipulated that their ‘governors will not support the promotion of homosexuality’ in their Sex and Relationships education Policy. According to a report in GayStar News, Castle View Enterprise Academy in Sunderland, Colston Girl’s School in Bristol and Swindon …

Manchester Pride to Send Messages of Support to LGBT in its twin St Petersburg

Big Weekend visitors asked to send their messages of strength and hope to the LGBT community of Manchester’s sister city of St Petersburg Manchester Pride Trustees today announced that this year’s Big Weekend festival will be dedicated to the LGBT people of St Petersburg, currently experiencing persecution following the introduction of homophobic and transphobic legislation. Despite equality of age of consent, …

Glasgow Provost Defies Urges to Cancel Russian Visit

THE Lord Provost of Glasgow has rejected calls for her to cancel a trip to Russia amid outrage over the country’s policies on homosexuality. Activists urged Lord ­Provost Sadie Docherty to postpone her planned trip to Glasgow’s twin city of Rostov-on-Don in a show of solidarity to the gay community (LGBT) in Scotland and Russia. The Equality Network is to …

Barack Obama Speaks out against International and Russian Homophobia

In an interview with Jay Leno on NBC’s tonight show, US President Barack Obama made the following assertions: “I have no patience for countries that try to treat gays and lesbians and transgender persons in ways that intimidate them or are harmful to them. “Every judgement should be made on the track, or in the swimming pool, or on the …

Letter from Stephen Fry

Dear Prime Minister, M Rogge, Lord Coe and Members of the International Olympic Committee, I write in the earnest hope that all those with a love of sport and the Olympic spirit will consider the stain on the Five Rings that occurred when the 1936 Berlin Olympics proceeded under the exultant aegis of a tyrant who had passed into law, …