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May 15, 2015

Charge relates to two women who said they were upset after receiving the homophobic pamphlets

A British monk has been charged with the harassment of two women after he allegedly posted a homophobic leaflet in their mailboxes.

Damon Jonah Kelly, 53, from Northamptonshire, will appear before Leicester Magistrates' Court on 18 May.

Northampton Police confirmed the charge relates to two incidents in Edward Road, Leicester on 15 October and 29 October 2014.

The two women, who were subjected to comments after a letter was sent to them, say the content of the leaflet caused them anxiety and distress.

October 28, 2014

Monk moves beyond messages of hate to contacting the LGBTI community directly

Concerned locals have called on Leicester Police to hunt a mystery monk who was circulating anti-gay leaflets in the UK city.

It’s the latest incident in the sinister monk saga. A man matching that description has previously been reported circulating anti-LGBTI material in cities around Britain from Brighton to Preston.

Now, for the first time, he has moved beyond pushing messages of hate through the postboxes of random houses to communicating directly with the LGBTI community.

August 2, 2014

The English seaside city will spend the weekend dancing, with a park festival and street party

A group of LGBTI Ugandans were the happiest people dancing in the Brighton Pride parade on the south coast of England today (2 August).

They were celebrating the Ugandan Constitutional Court’s decision to strike down the Anti-Homosexuality Act yesterday.

While homosexuality remains illegal in Uganda, the court’s decision removes one of the world’s most draconian pieces of anti-gay legislation.

April 24, 2012

British bank Barclays launches mobile app to help lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender staff keep up to date

Spectrum, the LGBT staff network at banking giant Barclays, has launched its own mobile app to help staff keep up with the latest.

The British banks gay workers can use it to access details of upcoming events, news and links to Spectrum’s social media presence on Facebook and Twitter.

Until now Spectrum, a 10-year-old staff network, has seen most of its membership coming from the bank’s largest office hubs in London’s Canary Wharf, Northampton and Radbroke in Cheshire.

February 2, 2012

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 20-year-old man was attacked by a group of homophobes

A young man has been beaten in a homophobic attack in Northampton, England.

The 20-year-old from Milton Keynes was followed by three men while walking to the BP filling station in the Westbridge area of the East Midlands town, on 26 January, between 11pm and 11.30pm.

The group asked him about his sexuality before punching and kicking him in the head.

According to police, the man was treated at Northampton General Hospital for 'cuts and bruises' to his face.