The UKs first ever LGBT History Month magazine is being launched with the support of Angela Eagle
Budget airline EasyJet yesterday offered to fly Pope Benedict XVI to the UK following the recent controversy surrounding his viewpoints on British Equality laws and estimated cost of his visit.
The Sun has caused havoc after publishing a poll yesterday asking whether gay people should be allowed to be cabinet ministers.
The Government will not push through proposals that churches argue would restrict their ability to deny jobs to gay people and transsexuals, Equality Minister Harriet Harman has confirmed.
The latest show from "Billy Elliot" playwright Lee Hall will go on after all. A dispute over words spoken by a gay character had threatened to derail his new project — a community opera involving 300 children — but officials said Thursday a compromise had been reached.
"We are delighted to announce that the revisions which the school requested have now been made and the author has addressed the points raised by the school," the statement said.
"The final libretto is now an age appropriate text which was all the school had requested."
The opera opens July 16 in Bridlington, northeast England.
Education officials had said the school involved removed 300 pupils due to appear in the production because of offensive and derogatory language, and Hall on Monday had accused the school of having dated and homophobic views.
The writer said he had refused to remove the lines "Of course I'm queer" and "I prefer a lad to a lass" from the opera "Beached," the story of an eventful day at the seaside set to music by composer Harvey Brough.
The council said Thursday that the word "queer" had been replaced with "gay."
The revisions to the script were made following "intense negotiations behind the scenes with all parties," the school and council said in a joint statement.
The two said Hall had addressed concerns over some of the language and tone related to the gay character's identity — and denied claims the changes were requested.
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