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Gay man shuts down younger sister’s homophobic bully with one fantastic Facebook post

Thursday, September 17, 2015
Joseph and Lola Flinders
“An open letter to the odious little toad who gave my baby sister a hard time for having a gay big brother..." ...

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Rugby star Sam Stanley comes out

Monday, August 31, 2015
Sam Stanley
"“I was standing on a bridge about four or five years ago... However, looking back, the idea that I would jump was ridiculous." ...

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Man who murdered gay student gets life in prison

Friday, August 21, 2015
Richard Danter
Richard Danter pleaded guilty to the murder of 20-year-old Billy Mankelow, described as a "sustained and brutal" act of violence. ...

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Suspicious package was deliberately left at Brighton Pride “to disrupt” the event

Monday, August 3, 2015
The bomb scare at Brighton Pride this weekend is currently being investigated.
The incident is being treated as a bomb hoax. ...

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United Kingdom: College rewrites 650‑year‑old dress code to fit transgender students

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
St Catharine's College
Mark Elliot, the dean of St Catharine's College at Cambridge University, reworded the dress code after a campaign spearheaded by American transgender student who transitioned earlier this year. ...

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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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Convicted murderers to marry in UK’s first same-sex prison wedding

Friday, February 20, 2015
Marc Goodwin (left) and Mikhail Gallatinov
Two convicted murderers, one serving life for battering a gay man to death and the other for strangling a male lover, are set to make history in being the UK’s first same-sex prison wedding. ...

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Cumberbatch, Fry urge UK to pardon gays convicted under ‘gross indecency’ law

Saturday, January 31, 2015
Benedict Cumberbatch
Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch has joined others in calling for the British government to pardon gay and bisexual men convicted in the past under the defunct "gross indecency" law. ...

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British actor, comedian Stephen Fry marries partner

Monday, January 19, 2015
Stephen Fry and  Elliott G. Spencer
The 57-year-old Fry sent a tweet to his 8 million followers on Saturday, announcing that he had tied the knot with 27-year-old Elliott G. Spencer. ...

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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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