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April 2, 2014

Ever been to a dog pride show? If you answered no, you’ll be barking mad to miss this… *warning terrible puns oncoming*

They’ve been brushed, clipped and covered in glitter… It’s the Brighton and Hove Dog Pride Show 2014!

The event will be held to give a new leash of life to the Brighton Pride 2014 event series, featuring awards for the best categories and even a glamorous catwalk for the dogs to strut down.

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March 20, 2014

British politician Samuel Fletcher seems to think 'part-time homosexuals' exist - they don't

Some have struggled in the past to fully embrace the rich diversity of the LGBTI community.

But one man, Samuel Fletcher, is perhaps the most baffled man alive.

A UKIP councillor for Bracken Bank and Ingrow Ward in Keighley, he seems to believe bisexual and trans people are ‘part-time homosexuals’.

In the past, he has also accused LGBTI people of being 'strange', and saying British society has become 'far more complex and harder to immediately understand since it became socially acceptable to be openly homosexual'.

February 3, 2014

The men from OutdoorLads take a walk on the wild side along one of England's most scenic coastlines

I’m a sucker for a sexy headline.

So when I saw the ‘Jurassic Coast’ weekend advertised on I signed up straight away. I’m no dinosaur fanatic, but giving southwest England's Dorset Coast a prehistoric flair did it for me.

January 13, 2014

The luxurious Nadler Hotels in Soho and Kensington are offering a special rate for visitors to the Gay Star Beach Party and LGBTI Travel Show this weekend

Visitors to the LGBTI Travel Show can get a specially discounted rate at two of London’s best gay-friendly boutique hotels this weekend.

The Nadler Hotels in Soho and Kensington offer affordable luxury at the heart of two of the UK capital’s most exciting districts.

On the 17, 18 and 19 January they are offering 15% off their best available room rates – for guests coming to the Gay Star Beach Party and LGBTI Travel Show.

November 29, 2013

Two men aged 26 have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 63-year-old man has died from blunt force trauma to the head

A gay grandad was ‘beaten to death’ outside a gay bar in Chester, a post mortem has revealed.

Ronald Hayes, 63, suffered serious injuries following an assault near Liverpool Arms Bar at around 12.50am on Saturday 23 November.

Cheshire Police have confirmed Hayes has died of ‘blunt force trauma to the head’.

Two men, both aged 26, have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

They have been bailed pending further enquiries.

Hayes had been enjoying an evening in the Liverpool Arms Bar when he was attacked after leaving the premises.

November 27, 2013

Owners of a Christian guesthouse has been ordered to pay out damages to the gay couple after they refused them a double room

The Christian guesthouse owners who banned a gay couple from sleeping in a double room has lost their Supreme Court appeal.

Hazelmary and Peter Bull refused to let civil partners Steven Preddy and Martyn Hall stay at Chymorvah House in Marazion in Cornwall, England in 2008.

The British couple, who regard any sex outside marriage as a 'sin', have already lost their fight in the Court of Appeal.

Five Supreme Court judges unanimously ruled against the guesthouse owners, saying the Bulls had discriminated against the gay couple.

November 25, 2013

Police are on the hunt for a 30-year-old black male who befriends gay victims before stealing laptops, cash and other valuables

October 18, 2013

Rick Scarborough: 'Homosexuality much more likely leads to AIDS than smoking leads to cancer'

Tea Party Unity founder Rick Scarborough wants a class action lawsuit to be filed against homosexuality.

Scarborough floated the idea at a Tea Party Unity event on Thursday (17 October) and suggested it would be similar to lawsuits filed against tobacco companies in the 1990s.

October 6, 2013

Police underwater team is being called to search Manchester canal for what a witness thought was a body in a bag

The police are searching for a possible body bag in Manchester's canal.

According to the Manchester Evening News, a witness called the police saying there could be a body in a bag in Manchester's city center.

'Detectives are currently on Canal Street in Manchester's Gay Village where the object was spotted in the water,' the newspaper wrote.

September 17, 2013

Britain’s National Student Pride will move to London for the 2014 event – allowing it to expand and help more LGBT students

Britain’s LGBT Student Pride is to move from Brighton to London, saying artificially high costs and some poor support have forced them out.

The annual weekend LGBT festival draws students from all across the UK and Ireland and has been hosted in Brighton, the gay seaside city of England’s south coast, for five years.

But now the event is on the move – drawn by the capital but also pushed out of Brighton.

July 25, 2013

Brighton & Hove Pride have launched an Android and iPhone app guide to all of the events in the 2013 festival

Showing your pride at the Brighton & Hove Pride Festival in 2013 has never been easier thanks to the launch of a new smart phone app that will guide you to all of the events in the festival.

‘Whether you are watching or taking part in the parade, traveling to the park, enjoying the city and it’s bars, taking in the entertainment and the Pride Arts & Film Festival or simply want to be ahead of the rest with Brighton Pride news, Pride's new App is absolutely essential,’ organizers say.

July 19, 2013

A bright and sunny forecast smiles on Britain’s gayest seaside city for their pride weekend 3-4 August

Anticipation for Brighton Pride is in full swing with only two weeks left until the highly anticipated festivities.

Tickets to the Brighton Pride are on sale for £17.50 ($26.50 €20) until Saturday 3 August, when they’ll be available for £20.

You can also win Brighton Pride tickets by signing up to their newsletter on the Brighton Pride home page. £1 of every ticket sold will go directly to Rainbow Fund to support the LGBT community in Brighton.

July 2, 2013

Brighton is going barking mad for its Doggy Pride day to prove man’s best friend is sometimes found in a kennel, not on Grindr

Glossy coats, bright eyes, wagging tails and wet noses… it could be any gay pride in the world but actually is a special one – for dogs.

Doggy Pride is coming to Brighton, the gay capital of Britain’s south coast, and you’d be barking mad to miss it.

It features awards for numerous categories, retail stalls, a glamorous catwalk doggy fashion show, bar and refreshments at an event designed for dog lovers of all ages.

This years Doggy Pride takes place at Hove RFC (Shirley Drive, Hove) on 28 July. Entry is free although all donations are welcome.

June 27, 2013

Jody Dobrowski was murdered on Clapham Common in 2005, and now eight years later his memory has been defiled

In 2005, Jody Dobrowski was walking home when he was attacked by homophobic thugs.

On 15 October, the 24-year-old was beaten to death on Clapham Common in London.

When one person tried to intervene, they were told: ‘We don’t like poofters here and that’s why we can kill him if we want.’

Now eight years later, thieves have stolen a plaque dedicated to Dobrowski’s memory.

June 6, 2013

Luxurious makeup brand Illamasqua and GSN are coming together to give all the guys and girls a theatrical glaze, upon the arrival of Pride in the top UK cities; Manchester, London and Brighton

The brand is home to seven different collections, such as ‘Why be normal, when you can be paranormal?’ – a new collection that will make you stand out from the crowd, turning the spooky into the sexy.

This partnership will involve two Illamasqua make-artists joining the GSN team at the UK parades, and they promise to give quick alluring fantasy makeover to get you in the pride spirit.

June 2, 2013

Pink Picnic 2013 has been cancelled due to a lack of funds, too few organizers and charges of stolen money 

Yorkshire’s Pink Picnic pride celebration has been cancelled over money issues.

Pride organizers were apparently unable to meet the application deadline with Kirklees council, who normally gives a grant to fund the event. A council spokesman said the funds were allotted elsewhere since the event organizers missed the deadline.

April 25, 2013

The Feeling among headliners at this year’s August bank holiday gay celebration

Excitement is starting to build for Manchester Pride 2013, one of the most popular LGBT celebrations in Britain, after the event's launch.

Patrons, friends, trustees and media supporters of the organisation gathered for an exclusive look at what can be expected from this year’s Manchester Pride, which begins on 16 August. 

It has been announced the theme for this year’s parade is Acceptable in the 80s. 

April 25, 2013

Foyles' book-sellers will exhibit work by the Gay Photographers' Network as part of the UK capital's pride festival

Gay Photographers' Network is hosting a photography competition as part of London Pride.

The exhibition will open at Foyles’ book-sellers in Charing Cross Road, on the edge of the gay district of Soho, on 29 June.

It is open to all to enter, whether or not you are a member of the Gay Photographers' Network, until 30 April.

April 22, 2013

Sponsored feature: New housing development Central Park in Greenwich offers high-quality apartments, innovative green credentials and access to great culture, bars, cafés and restaurants

With property prices still out of reach for ordinary people, the London lifestyle so many aspire to in the UK capital can seem out of reach.

But it is still possible. A new phase of high specification one and two bedroom apartments will be available at Central Park Greenwich, in the south east of the city, from late April. And prices start from £225,000 ($343,000 €263,000) for a one-bedroom apartment.

February 25, 2013

Road crossings in Oxford Street, central Sydney will be painted rainbow colors to honor the LGBTI community

In time for the Mardi Gras festival, road crossings on Oxford Street, in the centre of Sydney have been painted rainbow colors.

The rainbow crossings were proposed by Mayor Clover Moore who got the idea from a similar initiative in West Hollywood.

February 14, 2013

Blackburn Rovers footballer Colin-Kazim Richards is under investigation for making homophobic gestures toward fans at Brighton

A British soccer player is being investigated by police after allegedly making anti gay gestures.

Colin-Kazim Richards, 26, who currently plays for Championship team Blackburn Rovers, is being accused of making homophobic gestures towards fans in a match against Brighton and Hove Albion on Tuesday (12 February ).

February 14, 2013

UK talent show singer-songwriter Lucy Spraggan has been confirmed to headline the LGBT student event at Brighton Dome Corn Exchange in March

X Factor star Lucy Spraggan has been confirmed as headline act at the Brighton Dome Corn Exchange for Britain's National Student Pride.

The English talent show star will perform as part of Student Pride's annual weekend of club nights, debates and live music on 1 to 3 March in the seaside city of Brighton on the south coast.

A number of other celebrity names have also been confirmed to appear at the event, including Dragon's Den and BBC Radio 4 presenter Evan Davies and former England Rugby Union international and World Cup winner Ben Cohen.

February 5, 2013

The annual event, featuring a host of celebrity guests, will give students the chance to socialise, debate and party

The Brighton Dome will play host to the return of National Student Pride on 1 to 3 March.

The annual event, supported by Gay Star News, will feature live music, club nights, a question time panel and a debate on homophobia in sports, giving students the chance to socialize, debate and party.

Organizers hope students from across the UK will spend the weekend in the seaside city of Brighton on England's south coast for the event.

November 1, 2012

City in northern England looks set to have its LGBT village rubber stamped by council officials

Leeds, a city in northern England, is poised to have its LGBT village rubber stamped by local authorities.

Proposals by a council-led working group call for the Lower Briggate and The Calls of Leeds districts to be named the city's official 'gay quarter'.

News of the plans come after consultation with businesses in the area and a fact-finding mission to Liverpool where a similar move was made to recognize the city's Stanley Street quarter last year.