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November 3, 2013

Frank Elliott, who owned the Velvet Rope Ultra Lounge, has been charged with arson and fraud

A former gay bar owner in Chicago has been accused of burning the nightclub down to collect the insurance money.


Frank Elliott, former owner of the Velvet Rope Ultra Lounge, was arrested on Friday (1 November) and charged with two counts of arson and one count of insurance fraud.


The Velvet Rope Ultra Lounge was burned in the early hours of 3 June last year.

February 15, 2013

Study finds 76% of HIV positive people cancel their insurance even though they are likely to be covered

Three in four British HIV positive people cancel their insurance after diagnosis, a study has revealed.

Research carried out by Unusual Risks, a UK company of medical financial advisers, found 76% of HIV positive people cancelled their insurance policies even though they were likely to be covered for treatment.

October 10, 2012

GSN team up with Direct Line pet insurance for Gay Pet Month and your cute pictures could win you a prize

You've kept us coo-ing and ahh-ing all week with your pictures and videos of your cute pets for our Gay Pet Month competition.

We've seen a whole selection of photos ranging from friendly felines to dainty adorable dogs which are now in the running for winning that big prize.

And we want you to keep sending them in so that you're in for a chance too. To encourage you, and because we can't resist, we're sharing some of the pictures we've been sent so far.

June 25, 2012

Gay men and women are now finding it easier to get reasonable life assurance policies and average cover up 28% since 2008

British gay men and women are insuring their lives for more for the fourth year running.

The average life assurance policy taken by the gay community is now £242,578 ($377,380 €302,035), research published today (25 June) by gay mortgage and insurance advisers Compass shows and based on 2011.

This up from £228,524 ($355,516 €284,536) in 2010, £217,887 ($338,968 €271,292) in 2009 and £189,311 ($294,512 €235,712) in 2008.

May 8, 2012

Medical financial advisors are urging people to buy life insurance

80% of people who are living with HIV in the UK are unaware they can buy life assurance, according to research conducted by medical financial advisors.

Unusual Risks, a mortgage and insurance service, have found 80% of HIV positive people are unaware they can purchase life assurance and 82% of people have no insurance at all.

HIV Life Assurance was introduced by the insurance industry in 2009 after over a decade of campaigning from the gay HIV insurance activist Chris Morgan.