Prowling the streets for a good cause

BatterseaWe know how many of you are pet lovers, and so we thought you might well be interested in supporting a couple of great events that are being held to raise funds for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. On Saturday 30 October, the organization is holding a ‘Halloween Cat Prowl’ – a sponsored nighttime walk around the streets of London. Aimed at all ‘cat women and tom cats’, the cat prowl will be a 10k walking fiesta of ghoulish proportions, with all those attending encouraged to dress suitably feline or Halloween-ish.

Peter Tatchell honoured with blue plaque

tatchellVeteran gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has been honoured with his own blue plaque, which was erected outside his Southwark home today. The honour was bestowed on him by Southwark Council, and joins other plaques in the area dedicated to Charlie Chaplin and engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Actor and fellow gay rights campaigner Sir Ian McKellen spoke at the unveiling ceremony, which drew a large crowd to the local authority block in which Mr Tatchell, aged 58, resides.

Sir Ian said: "We're very lucky to have Peter with us - what he asks for is no more or less than freedom, and I couldn't be a stronger supporter of him. He's my hero, and to honour heroes is a good thing to do.”

Hate crime vigil set for 23 October

vigilFollowing the success of last year’s inaugural event, a second ‘Candle-lit Vigil Against Hate Crime’ is due to take place in London’s Trafalgar Square on Saturday 23 October. Last year’s event was held to mark the first International Day against Hate Crime, and attracted an estimated 10,000 people. This year’s vigil will be held on Saturday 23rd October from 7pm-9pm in Trafalgar Square with a two-minute silence at 8pm. The Vigil will include speakers form a wide cross section of the community, and musical contributions.

Mark Healey, organiser of the vigil said: “We are remembering all victims of hate-crime. Harvey Milk said, ‘you have got to give them hope’ and I think that ‘hope’ is what this event is about. Hope that we can work together and put an end to all forms of hate-crime.”

Win an iPad - fill in our survey.

ipadThe gay community has carried its fair share of stereotypes over the years, many of which have stuck, but how do we know fact from fiction? The Pink Living Survey launches to explode the myths. Do gay people flock to certain areas such as Brighton, London and Manchester? Does the LGB community still wear the DINKY (double income, no kids yet) label that was slapped on them in the 90s? Are lesbians really ‘nesters’ - only interested in long term relationships?

Brighton Pride seeks new trustees

brightonprideDo you want to have more of a say in the running of Pride in Brighton & Hove? The organization – a registered charity – is now looking for new trustees to join its board. As a trustee, you will make decisions that will determine the future of the charity and have responsibility for ensuring Pride fulfils its charitable objectives and other legal obligations. The Board of Pride in Brighton & Hove – which has 14 trustees - sits once a month but the commitment and time required from Trustees is a likely to be considerably greater.

Hackney Pride Launched

hackneyprideHackney Pride is a new, small pride event that has been organized by a voluntary community group in response to the rise of homophobic and transphobic attacks in the east London borough. The march will take place on Saturday 4th September 2010 – beginning at the community space outside the Learning Trust/Hackney Library at 2pm and ending up at St Leonard’s Church, Shoreditch an hour later. Organisers are hoping to attract between 200-300 people for the event.

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