Gay's The Word attacked

gaysthewordGay’s The Word bookshop in Bloomsbury was amongst the many businesses to suffer damage during the London riots. However, it was the sole business to suffer damage in Camden on the evening of Sunday 7 August, and the owners believe the attack was homophobically motivated.

Rise in gay divorce

gaymarriageThe Office for National Statistics has issued its annual report on Civil Partnerships in the UK, covering the 2010 period – presenting details of the number of partnerships formed and dissolved across the country. Amongst the findings, it reports that there were 6,385 partnerships formed in the UK in 2010, a 1.7% increase on the 2009 figures.

LLGFF confirmed for 2012

filmfestivalOrganisers of the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival have been informed that the festival will definitely be returning next year to the British Film Institute (BFI) on the Southbank, and they are also confident that they will be able to expand upon the 2011 programme. In recent years, the festival has traditionally run for two weeks. However, due to budgetary cutbacks, the 2011 event was shortened to six days, meaning far few films than usual could be screened.

Prime Minister hosts LGBT reception

downingstreetFollowing a garden reception that he hosted last summer – shortly after becoming Prime Minister – David Cameron is to host another event at 10 Downing Street for the LGBT community. Taking place on Wednesday 22 June, invites to the reception have been sent out to a variety of individuals in the LGBT community – including both business people, charity workers and celebrities.

Stonewall summer party a 20K success

stonewallsummerEqual rights charity Stonewall hosted over 350 guests and raised £20K at its annual Summer Party on Friday 17 June.

The event took place at the Roof Gardens in London’s Kensington. It was supported by Square Peg Media (publishers of Out In The City) and Societe Generale. The money raised from the event went towards Stonewall’s Education for All campaign, which aims to tackle homophobia in schools.

Gaydar unveils re-design

Agaydarward-winning gay social website GAYDAR.CO.UK is in the process of a major re-design. The UK’s most popular gay dating website (according to Hitwise/Experian) has given itself a makeover, ensuring it’s easier for its six million members to find ‘what you want, when you want it.’

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