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July 21, 2014

George Montague, in his 90s, was famously spotted driving his mobility scooter at 2009’s Brighton Pride

David Cameron has written a letter to congratulate the ‘oldest gay in the village’.

The affectionate moniker is George Montague’s, who was famously spotted driving his mobility scooter at 2009’s Brighton Pride.

In his 90s, he is one of the UK city’s most famous and loved citizens.

Montague sent the Prime Minister a copy of his new book, The Oldest Gay In The Village, to read.

July 12, 2014

UK city prepares for pride celebrations as special wristbands go on sale for their legendary street celebrations at the heart of the weekend

As Brighton Pride 2014 draws nearer, organizers are encouraging people to buy their new pledgebands to ensure they can enjoy the celebrations.

Due the popularity of Brighton Pride, as the UK seaside town is not only a LGBTI hotspot but also a cultural melting pot and summer destination, organizers have introduced a pledgeband, like a wristband, for revellers to buy for the weekend.

July 9, 2014

The 26-year-olds are alleged to have pretended to be young hot men on the gay dating app and then tried to get thousands of pounds from the men who got contact with them

Two British men are being accused of trying to blackmail gay men on Grindr.

Nathanael Foster and Adam Webb, both from Gloucester in South West England, have been charged with two counts of blackmail.

The 26-year-olds pretended to be young hot men on the gay dating app and then tried to get thousands of pounds from the men who got in contact with them, it was alleged at Gloucester Crown Court.

June 26, 2014

2014's theme for Pride In London is #FreedomTo, celebrating the new-found rights and protections given to us this year

Three months ago, gay couples in England and Wales were allowed to walk down the aisle and get married.

But while LGBTI Londoners may have more rights than ever, this is not the time to get lazy.

After all, reports of homophobic crime are up since last year.

In the few weeks alone, a 23-year-old gay man was sprayed with ammonia outside a nightclub in Vauxhall.

June 24, 2014

If you live in the UK capital, see where your area fits in and whether there has been more or less crime

Shocking figures have revealed the levels of homophobic crime for each London borough.

In the few weeks alone, a 23-year-old gay man was sprayed with ammonia outside a nightclub in Vauxhall.

And a 23-year-old fashion journalist was left unconscious after he and his partner were beaten up at a cashpoint in Whitechapel.

There were 1,185 crimes across London from May 2013 to May 2014, compared to 1,109 from the previous year.

City hall says London mayor Boris Johnson is working on a new strategy to cut homophobic attacks.

June 19, 2014

Fuzzies and their lovers head to the UK’s gay mecca on the coast for a weekend of boogies in the disco and picnics in the park

It’s only 'Fursday', but we’ve already got the weekend on the mind, and this one in particular.

In the British coastal town of Brighton, a slew of parties and events will be hosted for bears, cubs, otters, wolves and whatever other animal classification are out there for furry, burly gay men (and their admirers).

They’re calling it the Brighton Bear Weekender.

This year’s Bear Weekender will run from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 June 2014.

The events will include:

June 9, 2014

Police are appealing for help to find one man and two women in connection with a homophobic attack in Vauxhall

A London man who was sprayed with bleach in an anti-gay attack may never see again.

The clubber, 23, is one of three victims attacked by a concentrated ammonia solution in premeditated attacks at around 4am yesterday.

Police are asking for people to look at CCTV images of a bearded man and two younger women who they would like to identify in connection with the attacks.

It happened outside Lightbox club in South Lambeth Place, Vauxhall – an area south of the River Thames in the UK capital, popular with gay clubbers.

June 9, 2014

Heather Peace, who opened the crossing, said she wanted it to be a 'beautiful symbol during LGBT Pride month'

Brighton is being given a bold makeover as Europe’s first official ‘rainbow crossing’ was unveiled to celebrate Pride.

Created by local artists overnight, the rainbow stretches across the road at the artists’ quarter of Madeira Drive.

Hundreds are expected to visit the crossing. Even though the council supported the rainbow walk, it will be closed within a week.

Brighton Pride will take place on 2 August.

Due to government regulations, the police have also warned the public that it should not be considered an official road crossing.

May 23, 2014

We promise to not make a weak 'Brighton up your weekend' pun. Oops

Summer is coming, and many British people are packing their bags to head to the seaside.

And for LGBTI Brits, the best option is going down south to Brighton.

Not only is it known as the gay capital of Europe, it is a great place for a weekend away.

It’s open-minded, relaxed, and just a little bit eccentric.

Take a look at what is quite possibly the perfect gay weekend in Brighton.

May 22, 2014

Non-LGBTI crowd, heavy drinking and vast numbers caused problems for police. If community doesn’t back plan, whole festival could be shut down

The UK’s Brighton Pride is planning to charge for its street party for the first time to stop a ‘rough’ free-for-all with out of control drinking.

The change has been forced on organizers of the LGBTI festival on the south coast of England, which is a highlight of the British summer.

And if the community doesn’t agree to the new plan, the whole festival could be shut down for safety reasons.

May 1, 2014

Two men boasted to a takeaway they pushed a man into an incredibly dangerous river because he was gay

A British man was plucked from the jaws of death after two muggers pushed him into a river because he was gay.

The victim, given anonymity, was walking home from a gay bar in Hull when he was attacked.

Muggers Kallum Crosby, 20, and Jamie Norris, 22, attacked him, rifled through his pockets and pushed him into the river Humber.

Later, the pair boasted about the attack to a takeaway worker, saying they did it because he was gay.

April 10, 2014

With a rich gay history and exciting culinary offerings, not even gray British weather is enough to dampen Brighton's bright light

One thing can be said about British people and seaside cities: Inevitable bad weather will not stop them from having a good time. This is especially true in Brighton.

My weekend in the gay capital of the UK on the southern coast of England truly lived up to the British expectations of weather. It was grey, and it was windy.

However, my weekend could not have been any sunnier as I was treated to a weekend sampling of Brighton’s best bars and restaurants, and learning about its surprising history.

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 OutdoorLads.com 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.