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August 9, 2013

@Magiczebras tweeted ‘KILL WEATHERLEY’ in response to the MP’s letter asking Prime Minister David Cameron to speak out against Russia’s anti-gay laws.

British MP Mike Weatherley has received a death threat via Twitter.

The Twitter user @magiczebras tweeted earlier today ‘KILL WEATHERLEY’ as a response to a Pink News story about Weatherley’s recent letter to Prime Minister David Cameron.

In his letter, Weatherley, who's been the MP for Hove in East Sussex since 2010, highlighted concerns 'with regard to LGBT rights abroad, particularly some of the new anti-gay legislation that has recently been passed in Russia’.

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.

May 2, 2013

Rianna Humble, who is also a lesbian, is a Labour politician campaigning for a seat in the 2015 general election

A politician is fighting to become the UK’s first transgender MP.

Rianna Humble, who is also a lesbian, is in the running to become the Labour parliamentary candidate for either Hove or Brighton Kemptown.

If chosen, she will then attempt to unseat one of the Conservatives at the 2015 General Election.

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 ).

October 26, 2012

Brighton and Hove Council, in south-east England, say no proposals have been made to scrap Mr and Mrs titles on forms

Brighton and Hove Council have denied they plan to ban the use of Mr and Mrs on official forms after it found itself at the centre of a national media frenzy.

Reports in The Mirror and Daily Mail accused the coastal city in south-east England of 'political correctness gone mad' for its 'barmy' proposals.

But in the Green Party led council's official response, they insist that no proposals have yet been put together.

October 26, 2012

Police are urgently appealing for help after a man in his 30s was attacked in the early hours of this morning

A man in his 30s has been taken to hospital with life-threatening head injuries after an attack in Brighton's gay quarter.

The victim was assaulted in the very early hours of this morning (26 October) in the area around St James's Street and was admitted to Royal Sussex County Hospital.

A scene guard from Sussex Police remains in the area while officers carry out forensic examinations and speak to locals.

July 22, 2012

England’s south coast is easily accessible for a weekend mini-break in Shoreham-by-Sea, Brighton and Worthing

It was a sunny Saturday morning and we were up early to catch the train down to England's south coast.

We were staying with a friend in Shoreham-by-Sea, so it was an easy 90 minute journey from Farringdon station in the center of London.

Shoreham-by-Sea (or ShoBe as the locals seem to refer to it) is a quirky slice of English seaside, but has real appeal. The town center has a number of very nice cafes and coffee options - as we walked through we picked up some raspberry and almond friands from the recently opened Real Patisserie - amazing.

May 2, 2012

With the Stonewall Equality Walk and Brighton Festival this month, we check out the classic British seaside destination with an alternative, and very gay, edge

The GSN team will be taking to the streets of Brighton this Sunday (6 May) for a 10km charity walk to raise funds for Britain’s leading lesbian, gay and bisexual campaign organization, Stonewall.

The seaside city remains a favorite of London day-trippers, stag and hen parties, families seeking a traditional beach holiday, loved-up couples on a dirty weekend and, of course, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender travellers.

March 24, 2012

Readers of The Argus newspaper given opportunity to shape iconic LGBT festival

In the run up to the 2012 Pride Brighton and Hove festival, The Argus newspaper have teamed up with the new event organisers to run a competition for Brighton locals to come up with ideas for this year's theme.

March 12, 2012

Brighton police arrested a person for suspected homophobic comments as clashes broke out ahead of football match

Police in Brighton arrested eight people, including one for homophobic comments, after trouble sparked ahead of a football match.

Fans attending the Brighton and Hove Albion FC versus Portsmouth match clashed at the Sussex city's station on Saturday (10 March), The Argus reported.

Superintendent Simon Nelson said on Twitter: 'One now in our cells for homophobic comment. No place for it there or anywhere.'

March 7, 2012

Pride in Brighton and Hove will return this year with new organizers, despite its previous financial woes

One of Britain’s most popular gay parties, Pride in Brighton and Hove, has been saved.

The festival, which traditionally runs every summer in the Sussex seaside city, had debts of £200,000 ($316,000 €242,000) and it was looking increasingly likely to face closure.

However, a new group, made up of Club Revenge owners Michael Deol and Robert Webb, G magazine editor James Ledward and Paul Kemp of Wild Fruit nightclub, have won a bid to run this year's event.

February 2, 2012

One of Britain’s biggest gay parties facing collapse. Statement expected tomorrow from organisers

One of Britain’s most popular gay parties, Pride in Brighton and Hove, has debts of £200,000 ($316,000 €242,000) and may be facing closure.

The organisers appear to have disconnected their phone in the south coast seaside city and locals say they have moved out of their offices.

With debts rising from £50,000 to £68,000 and then to £200,000 in the last three years, there seems little opportunity for the event to continue with its current structure.