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Jonathan Rhys Meyers joins cast of Roland Emmerich’s ‘Stonewall’

Jonathan Rhys Meyers has joined the cast of Roland Emmerich’s gay-rights movie “Stonewall,” which has now begun production in Montreal.

Stonewall: Jeremy Irvine, Caleb Landry Jones for Emmerich film

Two of current cinema’s hottest young actors are set to appear in Roland Emmerich’s new movie “Stonewall” — which will tell the story of the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York’s Greenwich Village.

Op-Ed: The Stonewall indoctrination campaign

London - Stonewall calls itself an educational and lobbying organisation that works for social justice. A closer look reveals something quite different.

Glittering guest list at annual Stonewall dinner in London

More than 500 guests, including celebrities and politicians, attended the UK equality group Stonewall’s annual Equality Dinner at London’s Dorchester Hotel last night (Thursday).

UK’s top Roman Catholic accused of ‘inappropriate behaviour’

A UK newspaper says that the most senior Roman Catholic in the UK, 74 year old Cardinal Keith O’Brien, who is due to retire next month, faces accusations of ‘inappropriate behaviour’ and has been reported to the Vatican.

Plan to thwart religious same-sex ceremonies defeated in U.K.

A move to prevent religious premises from holding same-sex civil-partnership ceremonies in the U.K. has been defeated – and equality campaigners are elated.

Daily Mail columnist named Bigot of the Year by Stonewall

One of Britain’s best-known newspaper columnists, Melanie Phillips, has been named Bigot of the Year in the annual awards of the gay campaigning organization Stonewall.

Gay people vote Aguilera ‘most inspirational pop act’

A social media poll in the UK has voted Christina Aguilera as the most inspirational act for gay people, with her song "Beautiful" being voted the most empowering pop song of the last decade.

Mother's/Father's Day cards for kids who have two mums or dads Special

Sending Mother's Day and Father's Day cards has been a tradition in many countries for decades and more. But what if you have two dads or two mums? Do you send two cards, or just the one?

Charity says bigotry towards gay parents means kids miss out

A leading UK children’s charity says young people in need of adoption are losing out because of bigotry towards gay parents.

Euro MP slammed for remarks about 'turning' gay people straight

A Conservative member of the European Parliament (MEP) is under fire today after he posted a question on Twitter about "turning" gay people straight.

Emmerdale actor highlights harm caused to gay students

Danny Miller, the British actor and soap-opera star, has been highlighting the harm homophobic bullying is doing to the UK's school children, and is campaigning to have homophobia stamped out.

Most UK soccer fans say gay players should come out of the closet

A survey shows that more than 90 percent of British soccer fans would support gay players if they came out of the closet.

Survey: Soccer most anti-gay sport in UK

Soccer has been voted the least gay-friendly sport in Britain in an online poll. Tennis took the top spot, with 65 percent of respondents saying it was the most gay-friendly.

UK Supreme Court rules in favour of gay asylum seekers

The UK’s Supreme Court has ruled unanimously in favour of two gay men who faced persecution in their home countries of Iran and Cameroon.

Scottish leaders urged to help overturn jailing of Malawi couple

The Scottish government is being urged to use its special relationship with Malawi to help overturn the conviction of two men sentenced to 14 years’ hard labour for being gay.

Report says tortured gay asylum seekers being sent back from UK

A leading UK gay-equality organisation says asylum seekers who have been raped, tortured and threatened with death because of their sexual orientation in their home country are being deported because of systemic discrimination in the asylum system.

Teen school student takes on the homophobes

An 18-year-old sixth-form student in a British school has embarked on a crusade against homophobic discrimination. He says the practice has has become the backbone of schoolyard bullying.

Lobby group says UK is ready for an openly gay prime minister

Britain is ready for an openly gay or lesbian prime minister, according to a poll carried out by the gay lobby group Stonewall.

UK sitcom character to announce he's gay

A character in the long-running BBC sitcom My Family is to come out as gay, after writers were told to make the show more edgy.

Gay-hate guide launched in UK

A plain-English guide for victims of gay hate crime has been launched in the United Kingdom, where one gay person in five has been subject to a homophobic incident in the past three years.

Anti-homophobia DVD will go to every Scottish secondary school

Every secondary school in Scotland will soon receive a powerful anti-homophobia DVD. The film is divided into seven 15-minute chapters and explores issues about homophobic bullying and gender stereotyping.

Survey: Public access to information denied, blocked or restricted

A four month Osprey survey of Ontario public institutions has found that there are numerous cases of public agencies denying, blocking and restricting access to public information.
 

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