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My boyfriend killed himself because his family couldn’t accept that he was gay

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Nazim Mahmood and Matthew Ogston in Iceland in 2008.
In their first week in the flat, the two men stood on the balcony as London glittered in front of them. Matthew looked at Nazim and said, “Darling, I think we’ve finally made it.”
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Same-sex couple kicked out of Uber taxi in London for kissing

Monday, January 5, 2015
Corey Watts and Jordan Sloan
An Uber spokesperson said the company does not tolerate any form of discrimination and that the driver "has been suspended from the Uber platform.” ...

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Queen Elizabeth bestows honors to anti-gay politician, five LGBT rights advocates

Friday, January 2, 2015
Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II, in her annual honor roll of Britons who have made a contribution to the United Kingdom, has bestowed honors on a politician who blamed gay people for Hurricane Katrina, as well as several LGBT rights advocates. ...

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Happy day: Elton John, David Furnish marry in England

Sunday, December 21, 2014
Elton John and David Furnish exchange wedding vows on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014.
Entertainer Elton John and longtime mate David Furnish officially married Sunday on the ninth anniversary of the day they entered into a civil partnership. ...

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Season of Pride: LGBT people, allies celebrate Pride around the world

Sunday, June 29, 2014
Participants celebrate LGBT Pride in London on Saturday, June 28, 2014.
For gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their allies, June is a month of pride and celebration. Around the globe, LGBT Pride Month has been marked with parades and marches, festivals and dances, and in some cases, protests and ...

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Gay man sprayed with ammonia outside London club, may never see again

Monday, June 9, 2014
Police are looking for these three suspects in connection with a chemical attack outside a London gay club on June 8, 2014.
A London man may never see again following an anti-gay attack outside a London club on Sunday. London police are seeking a man and two East European women in connection with a chemical attack on three men in the Vauxhall ...

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Former cop sues London police claiming years of anti-gay harassment

Saturday, June 7, 2014
Kevin Maxwell
LONDON -- A former police officer is suing London's Metropolitan Police for discrimination, claiming he was forced to quit after being told his bosses monitor the gay hook-up app Grindr, and that fellow officers taunted him by saying he should ...

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Britain’s married, same-sex couples get right to combine coats of arms

Sunday, May 11, 2014
The College of Arms in the City of London, which has overseen noble titles and insignia since the 15th century, has ruled that same-sex married couples may join their heraldic symbols in the same way as heterosexual following the legalization of same-sex marriage in March.
LONDON -- Britain's gay couples have taken a step forward — into the Middle Ages. Like blue-blooded families down the centuries, they can now have their own coats of arms. ...

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At midnight hour, first same-sex weddings take place in United Kingdom

Friday, March 28, 2014
Matt Dunham, APSean Adl-Tabatabai, left, and Sinclair Treadway kiss each other as they are announced officially married during a wedding ceremony in the Council Chamber at Camden Town Hall in London, minutes into Saturday, March 29, 2014.
LONDON -- Gay couples in Britain waited decades for the right to get married. When the opportunity came, it took just a few minutes to make history. ...

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A royal first: Queen Elizabeth II marks anniversary of LGBT group

Friday, March 7, 2014
Queen Elizabeth II
LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday congratulated one of Britain’s oldest LGBT charity and advocacy groups, the London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard, in what royal watchers say is the first time 87-year-old Monarch has recognized an LGBT advocacy group ...

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