LGBTI global news 24-7

Content about Riga Pride and Friendship Days

June 25, 2012

Award winning film on LGBT struggles in Uganda premieres in London

London's East End film festival has teamed up with Amnesty International UK this summer to support the festival’s biggest program of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered films.

The Hackney Picturehouse will be screening the award winning film Call Me Kuchu on 5 July. It explores the struggles faced by the LGBT community in Uganda – one focus of the film is on the murder of LGBT activist, David Kato in 2011.

May 23, 2012

Gay rights campaigners hail decision not to ban pride event in Riga as a 'sign of change'

Authorities in Latvia say they will not ban Baltic Pride, despite a crackdown on LGBT rights and attacks on marches across eastern Europe.

Riga City Council has told organizers that the Mozaika pride march on 2 June poses no threat to public safety and there is, therefore, no reason not to allow it.

The pride event has been banned almost every year, with organizers having to use the courts to fight the decision.

May 4, 2012

London honors US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with LGBT award as it hosts World Pride 2012

Pride London and global LGBT organization Kaleidoscope Trust will be honoring US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with the World LGBT Award this July at a gala dinner to celebrate World Pride 2012.

The British capital is hosting World Pride this year, along with the Olympics. Gay Star News is the official news site of the pride festival.

The Dine with Pride cocktail reception and gala dinner on 5 July is set to be a star-studded black tie fundraiser for Pride London.