Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners in their protests for ‘Coal not Dole’

Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners in their protests for ‘Coal not Dole’ – During the 1984-1985 miners strikes ‘Coal not Dole’ was vocalized, printed and worn by striking miners and their supporters. LGSM was born out of a meeting held at the University of London Student Union following an impromptu collection for striking miners at the 1984 Gay Pride March.

Israeli Police Attack on Transwoman 'a prank': Not a Hate Crime

An Israeli transgender woman was assaulted by a group of young masked men on Saturday morning, reports Israeli news source Haaretz. The suspects reportedly attacked the woman using pepper spray and a stun gun after leaving a nightclub in southern Tel Aviv early Saturday morning. Eleven men have been arrested in connection with the crime.  According to […]

Galop’s Celebration of Voice fundraising event – Friday, 11th October

Galop’s Celebration of Voice fundraising event – Friday, 11th October
Those of you in/near London will know the invaluable work that Galop has been doing, “policing the police”, for LGBT people.
In the last year, some of Galop’s work, for instance on “Operation nutmeg”, has directly benefitted areas all over the country.
Like many LGBT charities they are suffering terribly during the recession, but one unpaid worker has been organising a benefit event taking place this Friday.

Greater Manchester Police Protects Goths

The Greater Manchester Police Authority has announced that it will extend its hate crime legislation to protect subcultural  group members such as goths, emos and punks. The decision follows extensive work with The Sophie Lancaster Foundation after the eponymous young Goth was beaten, kicked and stamped to death by Ryan Herbert and Brendan Harris while trying […]

Older Gays Persecuted for Spent Convictions

“Manchester and Northumbria police are visiting gay men convicted of consenting, victimless same-sex behaviour and demanding they provide DNA samples. In some cases, the men’s convictions date back three decades and were under homophobic laws that have since been repealed,” reports Peter Tatchell, Director of the human rights advocacy organisation, the Peter Tatchell Foundation. “According […]

25 Trans Women detained in Athens

Greek and International trans activists are demanding to know why 25 trans women were detained and subjected to AIDS tests on the night of August the 9th in Athens. The 25 were allegedly taken in without explanation, detained at the Central Athens Police Station, and forced to undergo an AIDS test administered by the Centre […]

The AG Says Goodbye to Sue after 13 Years

LGBT History Month co chair Sue Sanders was awarded a commendation on her last meeting of the London LGBT Advisory Group. Sue helped to found the group in 1999 and has worked on it and supported it with her renowned vigour and commitment for 13 years. During a warm farewell speech thanking her for her […]