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04:01 | 28th May 2017

News: UK

Wed 9 Jun, 2010
By Sam Bristowe

Latest Headlines

Exclusive – Angela Eagle MP praises first ever LGBT History Month Magazine

Exclusive – Angela Eagle MP praises first ever LGBT History Month Magazine

The UKs first ever LGBT History Month magazine is being launched with the support of Angela Eagle


EasyJet offers free flight to Pope (Plus Speedy Boarding)

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.


Anger of The Sun gay minister survey

The Sun has caused havoc after publishing a poll yesterday asking whether gay people should be allowed to be cabinet ministers.


Harman confirms discrimination law bid dropped

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.


Liverpool ready for first Pride festival

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Liverpool is getting ready celebrate its first LGBT Pride festival in August as thousands are expected to the head to the cultural city for the celebrations.

Until now, Liverpool was the largest city in the country not to hold a Pride festival but after two recent homophobic related attacks took place in they city, they feel it is now time to celebrate diversity and pride.

Only last year Trainee PC James Parkes was attacked by a group of youths in the gay quarter and just two years ago Michael Causer was murdered due to hate crime surrounding his sexuality.

After the attack on PC Parkes last year the city he3ld a candle lit vigil in memory of all those lost just as London did the same in Trafalgar Square.



The event is expected to draw as many as 20,000 people to the celebrations being held on August 7th, which will mark the two-year anniversary since Causer’s death.

The festivities are set to take place over two days with a march taking place through the city.

According to the Liverpool Echo, Liverpudlian Paul O’Grady come ‘Lilly Savage’ is said to be pleased with the movement in his home city. “Liverpool has finally got its own Pride festival and I know this city knows how to throw a party, so I fully expect it to be the best Pride in the country.”

Chairman of Liverpool Pride 2010, Tommy McIlravey was reported to have said: “Our first Pride festival will reinforce Liverpool’s reputation as one of the leading cultural destinations in Europe.”

A full line up is said to be released ahead on the festival. A full line up will be announced shortly.

Pride London will be taking place on Saturday July 3rd this year in the nations capital.

 

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