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News Stories July 2011
The UK’s first gay biker rally is set to ride into town - hastingsovserver.co.ukHASTINGS has been chosen as the setting for the UK’s first lesbian and gay biker rally.
Published: 31st July 2011
 
It didn’t rain on their parade - iol.co.zat poured all week, but the sun came out for the Durban Pride Parade on Saturday.
Published: 31st July 2011
 
New Lesbian Couple In Emmerdale - sapphica.co.ukThe couple, Ruby Haswell and Ali Spencer, will be played by former Bad Girls actress Alicya Eyo and Shameless star Kelli Hollis. They will join the ITV1 soap in October.
Published: 30th July 2011
 
RICHARDS REVEALS LESBIAN AFFAIR - express.co.ukDENISE RICHARDS has revealed she once had a lesbian fling with a "beautiful" Hollywood actress.
Published: 28th July 2011
 
Imperial Receives 10/10 in University Guide for Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Students -imperial.ac.uk Imperial is one of only four universities to match all ten criteria in a checklist looking at whether university practices and policies are welcoming and supportive of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) students.
Published: 26th July 2011
 
India's first married lesbian couple given 24-hour protection - telegraph.co.ukIndia's first married lesbian couple has been given police protection and moved to a safe house amid fears the two women would be targeted in an honour killing.
Published: 26th July 2011
 
Anger over DUP's gay Pride 'snub' - belfasttelegraph.co.ukMembers from all the main political parties in the Assembly were represented at a gay pride event at Stormont - apart from the DUP.
Published: 26th July 2011
 
True Blood stars record It Gets Better video messages - atvtoday.co.ukTrue Blood actors Alexander Skarsgard, Rutina Wesley and Kristin Bauer have recorded video messages for the It Gets Better campaign.
Published: 26th July 2011
 
Uganda's infamous 'kill the gays' bill to return? - pinkpaper.comUganda's 'kill the gays' bill is to be reintroduced in Parliament, the U.S.-based Center for Constitutional Rights said earlier this week.
Published: 26th July 2011
 
Lesbian couple were amongst first to help victims of Norway massacre - pinkpaper.comA lesbian pair were amongst some of the first responders at Norway's shooting massacre, last week.
Published: 26th July 2011
 
New York's first gay weddings take place - video - guardian.co.ukHundreds of gay couples have been getting married after same-sex weddings became legal in New York state. It is the latest and the largest US state so far to pass the legislation.
Published: 25th July 2011
 
Outgames Launch in Vancouver - advocate.comNearly a thousand athletes and volunteers are slated to descend upon Vancouver, Canada, this week to compete in the second Outgames, a global LGBT sporting competition.
Published: 25th July 2011
 
Hundreds of gay, lesbian couples wed in New York on first day same-sex marriage is legal - nydailynews.comMarriage equality reigned supreme in New York Sunday, as gay and lesbian couples made history by legally exchanging vows for the first time.
Published: 24th July 2011
 
Shrewsbury's first lesbian festival staged - bbc.co.ukShrewsbury's first lesbian festival is taking place over four days at the County Showground.
Published: 22nd July 2011
 
Paul Evans Aidoo's Ghana gay spy call 'promotes hatred' - bbc.co.ukA Ghanaian minister is "promoting hatred" by urging people to report those they suspect to be homosexual, a human rights group has told the BBC.
Published: 22nd July 2011
 
Barack Obama certifies end to Don't Ask, Don't Tell - telegraph.co.ukBarack Obama has certified that the US military was ready to accept openly homosexual troops after a lengthy battle to lift a ban that had forced them to hide their sexuality.
Published: 22nd July 2011
 
Hot Butch Skyler Cooper Gets a Smokin' Makeover on 'RuPaul's Drag U' - shewired.comAnyone who fell in love with actress Skyler Cooper watching her on that seminal 2003 documentary about African-American lesbians, Butch Mystique, is bound to be surprised by her turn on this week’s episode of RuPaul’s Drag U.
Published: 22nd July 2011
 
Let’s Talk About Lesbian Batwoman Some More - autostraddle.comWhen DC Comics relaunches this fall, we’ll finally get to see the lesbian Batwoman (announced and then rarely seen since 2006) in her very own comic .
Published: 21st July 2011
 
Batwoman is a Lesbian: DC Comics’ Gay Superheroes Stepping Out of the Subtext and Into the Light - autostraddle.com...The Question is a lesbian, and Batwoman is a lesbian, and she’s wearing the bat symbol to symbolize “a standard of diversity” for DC Comics. Voodoo, a new bisexual woman of color superhero, is also being introduced. ...
Published: 20th July 2011
 
Lesbian couple told to stop holding hands at museum (at exhibition of famous lesbian artist) - dailymail.co.ukStrolling hand-in-hand around a museum in the liberal city of San Francisco, the lesbian couple thought their act of affection would barely be noticed never mind cause outrage.
Published: 20th July 2011
 
BBC cuts Torchwood gay sex scene - avtoday.co.ukThe gay sex scene features the character of Captain Jack (John Barrowman) with a barman. The scene is expected to air in full on the American premier broadcaster Starz.
Published: 19th July 2011
 
Gok Wan reveals his bullying hell while at Midland school - sundaymercury.netGOK Wan has revealed how cruel school bullies made his childhood a misery by calling him a “fat, ugly, greedy queer”.
Published: 19th July 2011
 
Equality body urged not to backtrack on 'blatant discrimination' - ekklesia.co.ukLesbian and Gay Christians have questioned the Equality and Human Rights Commission on changing its approach to equalities and belief.
Published: 18th July 2011
 
Lithuania reverses course on gay information ban - pinkpaper.comLithuania's Parliament has banned discrimination based on sexual orientation in advertising.
Published: 18th July 2011
 
LGBT adults strongly prefer brands that support causes important to them, offer equal workplace benefits - miamiherald.typepad.com/Brand preferences and customer loyalty often are measured by marketers as the “holy grail” and as benchmarks of consumer behaviors.
Published: 18th July 2011
 
Guide seeks to empower black lesbians by offering words of comfort from their peers Love Dixon's "Same Gender Loving and Loving IT: A Guide for Addressing the Unique Issues Experienced by Black Lesbians" highlights some of the challenges faced in today's society
Published: 18th July 2011
 
Lesbian Themed Films Win Big at Outfest 2011 - shewired.comThe 29th annual Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Outfest, wrapped up with an awards gala to honor the most thought-provoking, honest, creative work from the talented community.
Published: 18th July 2011
 
EXCLUSIVE: Eva Longoria Plays Lesbian Town Mayor in New Comedy 'Without Men' - foxnews.comIf you thought Eva Longoria was sexy as Gabrielle Solis in the long-running “Desperate Housewives,” then get ready for some serious steam as she takes on her most provocative role to date in Gabriela Tagliavini’s feature film, “Without Men,” an adaptation of the James Canon novel “Tales From the Town of Widows.”
Published: 15th July 2011
 
Lesbian WNBA Player Sheryl Swoopes Is Now Engaged To A Man - autostraddle.com...now it’s 2011, and Swoopes has announced that she’s no longer with Alisa Scott, her former partner, and is now engaged to marry a man.
Published: 15th July 2011
 
Complications for Transgender Recognition in Ireland - advocate.comNew legislation to recognize gender identity in Ireland has raised concerns because of the conditions it imposes on people who wish to obtain recognition, for example, by forcing married couples to divorce.
Published: 15th July 2011
 
BBC America ends connection with site that funds anti-gay faith groups - pinkpaper.co.ukThe broadcasters were linked to online bookstore Christian Values Network – co-owned by Lindsay Lohan’s father – which donated cash to various strict religious groups, including several which are alleged to be homophobic. BBC America has now terminated its involvement with the website.
Published: 14th July 2011
 
Asian gay couples: adoption is still a challenge - bbc.co.uk"I think we've come a long way and it was a difficult journey.. My mum resigned herself to the fact that she would never have [grand] kids, and now suddenly she has two."
Published: 13th July 2011
 
Commonwealth must put gay rights on its agenda - huffingtonpost.co.ukCommonwealth law ministers are being urged to reconsider and approve recommendations for the decriminalisation of homosexuality in all Commonwealth member states when they meet in Sydney this week.
Published: 13th July 2011
 
BBC Unwittingly Helping to Finance American Religious Gay ‘Hate’ Groups - ukgaynews.org.ukThe BBC, through its BBC America commercial operation, is unwittingly helping to financially support a number of “gay hate” groups, it emerged yesterday.
Published: 13th July 2011
 
Lesbian couple cautioned after being caught having open-air afternoon sex session in The Racecourse - northamptonchron.co.ukA LESBIAN couple were handed an official police caution and warned over their future conduct after being caught by police officers having sex in a town centre park.
Published: 13th July 2011
 
Jersey States approves civil partnerships - bbc.co.ukJersey's new civil partnership law means people in same sex relationships now have similar rights to married couples.
Published: 12th July 2011
 
Sarah Waters interview for The Night Watch - telegraph.co.ukEithne Farry talks to the best-selling author of Tipping the Velvet and Fingersmith about the latest adaptation of one of her novels.
Published: 12th July 2011
 
Basketball team win first-ever medal in Manchester tournament - pinkpaper.co.ukPlayers from Slam Dunkin’ Divas, Manchester’s gay women’s basketball team, are celebrating after winning their first ever competition medal.
Published: 12th July 2011
 
Queen Latifah to Guest Star On VH1's "Single Ladies" - hiphopdx.comThe Queen of Hip Hop takes to the VH1 program in a guest starring role as a lesbian newscaster.
Published: 12th July 2011
 
The U.S. city set to pay gay employees more than straight - dailymail.co.ukA Massachusetts city will start paying its gay employees a stipend so it can offset an unequal federal tax.
Published: 11th July 2011
 
DIVA publishers respond to Conservative MP's Early Day Motion - pinkpaper.comLeading gay publishing company Millivres Prowler Group have issued a statement today after MP Robert Halfon submitted an Early Day Motion about DIVA magazine.
Published: 11th July 2011
 
All aboard! Rosie O'Donnell and her bikini clad girlfriend Tracy enjoy a day's boating in New York - dailymail.co.ukEarlier this year, their relationship was said to be in trouble, with widespread rumours of a split.
Published: 11th July 2011
 
Lesbian and Gay Heroes in Sci-Fi Thriller “Gordion’s Knot” - webwire.comThe new Rick d. Tobin science fiction thriller, “Gordion’s Knot,” features Leire Sanchez, a lesbian, Basque freedom fighter, who battles her way through nuclear winter in the American Southwest.
Published: 11th July 2011
 
Genes Help Determine Women’s Sexual Orientation - psychcentral.comA new UK study suggests sexual orientation and “gender conformity” in women are both genetic traits.
Published: 11th July 2011
 
Simone Lahbib's reveals secret miscarriages - people.co.ukEVERYONE loves a saucy Bad Girl even if they've gone straight just ask sultry actress Simone Lahbib.Its been 10 years since the sexy Scot played gay governor Helen Stewart in the hit ITV prison drama Bad Girls.
Published: 10th July 2011
 
Lesbian community utilise benefits from a 24-hour helpline in Bangalore - newstrackindia.comMembers of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community utilised the benefits of a 24-hour helpline that has been running in Bangalore to counsel and assist them.
Published: 09th July 2011
 
Homosexuality permitted in 113 countries, illegal in 76 - thenews.com.pkLAHORE: Fully recognised as a reality by 113 countries of the world that have legalised and decriminalised homosexuality over the years, the concept of same-sex union is still illegal in 76 nations and punishable by death in five countries - Iran, Saudi Arabia, Mauritania, Yemen and Sudan.
Published: 09th July 2011
 
US presidential candidate signs anti-gay pledge - pinkpaper.comUnited States presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann has become the first Republican hopeful to sign a pledge that aims to ban gay marriage and that regards homosexuality as a health risk and a choice rather than a genetic trait.
Published: 09th July 2011
 
More lesbian couples getting ‘married’ than gay men for the first time - dailymail.co.ukWomen have overtaken men in the number of same-sex unions for the first time since civil partnerships were legalised in 2005.
Published: 08th July 2011
 
Gay Activists Arrested Outside Russian Embassy in Paris as They Tried to Deliver Petition Against Moscow Pride Violence - ukgaynews.org.ukA number of gay activists were arrested in Paris this morning as they tried to deliver a petition to the Russian Embassy against the violence during Moscow Pride at the end of May.
Published: 08th July 2011
 
Michelle Rodriguez Has a Girlfriend? Is She a Lesbian or Straight? - gather.comMichelle Rodriguez has never officially stated whether she is straight or a lesbian but a photo of her and her potential girlfriend has surfaced.
Published: 08th July 2011
 
Jessie J’s Lesbian Experience - frostmagazine.comJessie J was 17 when she had her first “girl experience”. The ‘Price Tag’ hitmaker is openly bisexual and says her family have always been accepting of her sexuality, even though she was regarded as “rebellious”.
Published: 08th July 2011
 
Homophobia row opera to go ahead - bbc.co.ukAn opera by Billy Elliot creator Lee Hall, which was at the centre of a row over a gay character, is to go ahead after Hall removed the word "queer".
Published: 07th July 2011
 
NYC Sets Sunday Office Hours for Gay Couples - advocate.comNew York City offices will be open Sunday, July 24, so gay couples can wed on the day the state’s marriage equality law takes effect.
Published: 07th July 2011
 
Another Pride access shocker leaves disabled people feeling ‘invisible’ - Disabled activists are considering legal action after access at last weekend’s annual gay rights parade in London was condemned as potentially dangerous.
Published: 07th July 2011
 
Jamaican lesbian can stay in UK, tribunal rules. - bbc.co.ukA Jamaican lesbian has won the right to stay in the UK after immigration judges ruled she risks persecution if she returns to her home country.
Published: 06th July 2011
 
Obama Names Lesbian To West Point Advisory Board - towleroad.comPresident Obama yesterday named Brenda S. Fulton, a retired Army Captain who is also a lesbian, to the Board of Visitors of the United States Military Academy at West Point, making her the first openly LGBT person to serve there.
Published: 06th July 2011
 
Courts Order Military Not to Enforce DADT - lesbianlife.about.comA ruling today by the Ninth District Court of Appeals says the military should not enforce the policy.
Published: 06th July 2011
 
Lesbians at the Women's World Cup - lesbianlife.about.comThe Women's World Cup Soccer (football) tournament is happening right now and it seems like lesbians have taken the starring role--in good and not so good ways.
Published: 06th July 2011
 
The Night Watch: New Lesbian Wartime Period Drama From the BBC - suite101.comClaire Foy and Anna Maxwell Martin star in The Night Watch, an adaptation of the Sarah Waters novel due to be shown on BBC Two on Tuesday 12 July 2011.
Published: 05th July 2011
 
MSP Ruth Davidson tipped as next Scottish Conservatives leader - pinkpaper.comLesbian MSP Ruth Davidson is being tipped as the next leader of the Scottish Conservatives.
Published: 05th July 2011
 
UEFA: Croatia Football President Must Pay Fine for Gay Remarks - advocate.comCroatian football federation president Vlatko Markovic has lost his appeal in the gay slur case for which he was fined 10,000 euros, says the Union of European Football Associations.
Published: 05th July 2011
 
Pakistan: Religious groups condemn US embassy gay event - bbc.co.ukA group of religious conservatives in Pakistan has condemned a recent event hosted by the US embassy in Islamabad in support of gay rights.
Published: 04th July 2011
 
Gay Pride has lots of sparkle, lots of pink plus a hint of grey - independent.co.ukThe annual event is now more a celebration than a campaign – and this year along came senior figures who fought the old battles
Published: 03rd July 2011
 
Delhi's gay community campaigns for rights - hindustantimes.comToday is the second anniversary of the Delhi High Court's historic judgment regarding section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, decriminalizing gay sex. Delhi's LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community gathered to celebrate the second anniversary of the historic judgment.
Published: 02nd July 2011
 
A brief history of lesbian TV - guardian.co.ukHaving previously been almost exclusively depicted as sad, mad or bad, lesbians on TV have become more designer than dysfunctional. Julie Bindel shows how we got there
Published: 02nd July 2011
 
Game, Sex and Match: The Perils of Female Sports Advertising - Time.comHow you feel about Kim Clijsters doing a split in a frilly orange skirt probably depends on your reaction to a well-oiled Caroline Wozniacki serving a tennis ball into a wind machine.
Published: 02nd July 2011
 
FIFA criticises Nigeria coach Uche for anti-homosexual remarks - google.comBERLIN — Football's governing body FIFA on Wednesday criticised Nigeria coach Eucharia Uche for branding homosexuality as 'dirty' and admitting she forced lesbians out of her team.
Published: 01st July 2011
 
Melissa Etheridge Opens Up About Her Famous Split, Her New Love and on Writing a Broadway Musical - shewired.comMelissa Etheridge is known for a lot of things. Her voice, her songs, her Grammy’s and Academy Awards, coming out as a lesbian in 1993, her long-term relationships, her children (born through artificial insemination with donor David Crosby). her messy break up, surviving cancer, and, most recently, rocking Broadway.
Published: 01st July 2011
 
Rail Europe Offers Gay/Lesbian Travelers a Discount Thru 7/19 - gayapolis.comThis summer, Rail Europe has partnered with the IGLTA to offer its "Fab Four" LGBT campaign through July 19.
Published: 01st July 2011
 
 
 

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