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Chelsea launch their 1st LGBT fan group

Chelsea launch their 1st LGBT fan group

Chelsea have announced the establishment of their first supporters' club for fans identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). The West London club has stated that it will be helping the group to get off the ground by teaming up with Ed Connell, a season ticket-holder who serves as the chairman of the Gay Football Supporters' Network (GFSN). Chelsea "will assist with the formation…
Downton Abbey character to seek ‘gay cure’

Downton Abbey character to seek ‘gay cure’

The creator of Downton Abbey has revealed that gay underbutler Thomas Barrow will seek a 'cure' for his sexuality in the fifth season of the hit show. Julian Fellowes said in an interview, 'He falls for the quackery that this can be cured, that he can get rid of this dumbbell he is dragging around with him. His fortitude takes him…
Russia calls horrific gay attacks ‘no worse than UK’s treatment of gingers’

Russia calls horrific gay attacks ‘no worse than UK’s treatment of gingers’

Officials in the Russian embassy in London are furious over a recent UK documentary exposing the homophobic attacks in Russia. In response, they have labelled the Channel 4 film Hunted ‘slander’, ‘hate propaganda’ and they could have easily created a documentary about the UK hunting down redheads. ‘Hunted’, screened last week before the Sochi Winter Olympics, has been described as…

British Museum launches LGBT history guide as part of Pride in London festival

The British Museum has launched a new guide focusing on LGBT history to tie in with the Pride in London festival. Written by curator Richard Parkinson ‘A Little Gay History’ draws on objects ranging from ancient Egyptian papyri and the erotic scenes on the Roman Warren Cup to images by the artist David Hockney. The guide is accompanied by an audio trail.…

Gay and straight couples to challenge UK marriage equality ban

Four gay and four straight couples are to challenge the UK’s ban on gay couples marrying and straight couples having civil partnerships. The Equal Love campaign, organised by gay rights activist Peter Tatchell and OutRage!, will see the couples registering to hold ceremonies they are not entitled to and taking legal action if they are turned away. Mr Tatchell said:…

Liberal Democrats back marriage equality for gay couples

Delegates at the Liberal Democrats' annual conference in Liverpool voted to back marriage equality for gay and straight couples this morning. The motion called to open up marriage and civil partnerships to straight and gay couples, allow religious celebrants to hold same-sex marriages and civil partnerships if they wish to do so, and to allow trans men and women the…