British diplomat marries his boyfriend in China, sparking a gay rights debate

chinaukdiplomatmarriage fairuseBrian Davisdon, the British consul-general to Shanghai, married his partner, Scott Chang at a ceremony held in the garden of the official residence of Britain’s ambassador to China, which is UK territory.

Getting hitched after 72 years

couple-apNews outlets have been reporting on possibly the most romantic wedding of all time. And no it’s not the Royal Wedding again it’s the news of the lesbian couple, who after 72 years of being together, got hitched on the weekend.

Lily Tomlin Becomes First Out Lesbian To Receive Kennedy Centre Honor

lily tomlinThis year Lily Tomlin will become the first out lesbian to be awarded a Kennedy Center Honor. She will be one of five recipients who will be recognised for their lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts.

Premier Inn goes 'Out' for Laces

Premier OutThe hotel chain, Premier Inn, has joined a growing number of brands pledging support for Stonewall's Laces campaign. The charity has sent rainbow coloured laces to every professional player in the UK, which includes youth and women’s teams, along with 650 MPs and leading political figures for this weekend (13th-14th September).

Football Fights Homophobia With Rainbow Laces

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Metro, the world’s largest free newspaper has teamed up gay rights charity Stonewall to support the Rainbow Laces campaign.

LGBT Services Suffering As A Result Of Austerity

austerityA new report commissioned by the TUC from London Metropolitan University shows the government’s austerity measures have had severe effects on services provided for the LGBT community.

 

Rainbow Teaching

Rainbow teachingThis has been a topic for some time now, with a lot of people complaining that children are not been taught how NOT to be homophobic.

The Rainbow Teaching website hopes to provide teachers with everything they need to challenge any sort of bullying or language that children might not understand.

Miss Spain winner comes out

Patricia UrenaThe winner of Miss Spain 2013, Patricia Yurena Rodríguez, has revealed that she is gay. In this Instagram picture she snapped of her and her girlfriend, DJ and musician Vanessa Cortes, she simply captioned it "Romeo and Julliet" (sic).

Rodriguez told Spanish newspaper La Opinión de Tenerife "I don't regret what I did and I did it because I'm happy about what's going on in my life". She said that her posting the picture was spontaneous and has also thanked fans for their love and support.

Emmys controversy of Sofia Vergara

sofia-vergara-singing-giThe internet has gone wild about the Emmys for lots of reasons: One being Modern Family star Sofia Vergara standing on a spinning platform as Television Arts and Sciences President Bruce Rosenblum made a speech while she became a feature and "something to look at".

Vicky Beeching's winning argument

Vicky BeechingVicky Beeching, the Christian singer, songwriter, recently came out. Despite her religious beliefs contradicting the way she felt about her sexuality she decided that God and the Bible doesn't say what people think it says, and bravely opened up about her sexuality.

Spectator writer's homophobic review of Dusty biography

Dusty Springfield biogThe Spectator and it's columnist, Roger Lewis have been widely condemned for publishing a review online of a Dusty: An Intimate Portrait of a Musical Legend, by Karen Bartlett. The columnist started with the sentence "Call me a crazy old physiognomist, but my theory is that you can always spot a lesbian by her big thrusting chin"

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