LGBT groups hoping for a roving Pride House in Sochi

LGBT groups hoping for a roving Pride House in Sochi – After a Russian court rejected efforts to set up a Pride House in Sochi, a building dedicated to supporting gay athletes, a coalition of LGBT sports groups is campaigning national organizing committees to host Pride House events at their hospitality houses. This would create a roving Pride House of sorts for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Putin: gays welcome in Sochi for Olympics

Putin: Gays welcome in Sochi for Olympics. With the start of 2014 Winter Games now 100 days away, Russian president tries to soften anti-gay tone

Woman Footballer Andie Worrall wins LGBT Role Model of the Year Award

Just a Ball Game? patron and  Manchester City Ladies goalkeeper Andie Worrall has won this year’s UK LGBT Role Model of the Year award at a presentation evening in Manchester hosted by the Lesbian and Gay Foundation. Over 500 nominations came in through 8 categories and in excess of 6000 individual votes were cast for this year’s Homo Hero Awards …

Premier League Clubs Refuse To Wear Anti-Homophobia Rainbow Laces

Premier League Clubs Refuse To Wear Anti-Homophobia Rainbow Laces – Several Premier League clubs will not wear rainbow laces in support of the charity Stonewall, amid concerns a betting firm is capitalising on the issue of homophobia in football. The news comes only a couple of days after Schools OUT UK and several other groups who have been campaigning against homophobia in sport for several years voiced their concerns over the wording of a slogan.

Football Anti-Homophobia Campaign Hits a Snag

A campaign to show solidarity with gay footballers has caused controversy because of its slogan. The plan is to have footballers in all the 134 professional clubs wearing rainbow laces to show their support for gay footballers. The laces have been made and distributed by the betting agency Paddy Power and Stonewall. So far so good. But the problem for …

Tom Daley comes out – as straight

Tom Daley: ‘I am not gay — but I wouldn’t be ashamed if I were’. Olympic diver Tom Daley, who was named Attitude magazine’s “sexiest man in the world,” has said he is not gay, although he would not be ashamed if he were. He is interviwed in today’s Sunday Mirror.

'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.”

Competitions!

COMPETITION TIME!

If you receive the monthly HM Bulletin, you will have seen the beautiful new badges now on sale leading up to HM 2014 (if you don’t get our bulletin – why not? It’s free!) and the tie-in competition with your chance to win £100 (further details in the article). We have another fundraising opportunity, working in association with Child Reach International. So if climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Kenya is on your to do list, read on….