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September 19, 2013

After a drop in business, receiving death threats and a costly legal battle for refusing to host a gay couple, B&B owners Peter and Hazelmary Bull were left with no choice but to shut down their business

British B&B owners who rejected a gay couple from staying in their hotel have announced the sale of their property.

Peter and Hazelmary Bull refused to let a gay couple, civil partners Steven Preddy and Martin Hall, stay in a double bedroom based on 'religious grounds' in 2008.

The Christian couple is now selling their nine-bedroom Chymorvah Hotel in Marazion, Cornwall for £750,000 ($1,206,075, €890,092) to make up for the legal fees from handling the issue in court.

October 5, 2012

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June 15, 2012

Olympic gay pin badges were applauded when released but two years later, retailers just can’t shift them

London 2012 organizers are making a last ditch effort to sell gay Olympic pin badges as many shops refuse to stock them.

The badges which feature the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic logos combined with an LGBT rainbow flag were unveiled two years ago at a special reception at the headquarters of the LOCOG, the London body running the games.

LOCOG has heralded them as one of the most groundbreaking things it has done to bring lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people into the Olympic celebrations.

June 13, 2012

Despite concerns over homophobia during Euro 2012 soccer tournament, Ukrainians and Swedes both embraced Kyiv gay protest

Swedish and Ukrainian soccer fans delighted a lesbian activist by supporting her rainbow flag demonstration to show solidarity with Ukraine’s gay and trans population.

Human rights campaigners had raised concerns about the safety of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender fans attending the European Football Championships in Poland and Ukraine, which both have poor records on LGBT rights, and Amnesty International had even suggested gay fans should stay away.