Austria: No charges against man who sprayed acid at lesbian MEP at Pride parade

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A man who sprayed acid over an Austrian Green MP at a Pride parade will not face charges.

Ulrike Lunacek, who is the head of the Austrian Greens in the European Parliament, was sprayed with butyric acid while giving an interview at the Rainbow Parade in Vienna last month.

Lanacek, who is the country’s first openly gay MEP, miraculously escaped unharmed from the incident, though over

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Clifford Chance celebrates commitment to LGBT equality and diversity at Pride and beyond

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Leading law firm Clifford Chance celebrates its commitment to equality and diversity, from supporting Pride to working with its LGBT network Arcus.

Clifford Chance has an aim to encourage an inclusive and integrated culture within the Firm that gives our colleagues the choice to be open and out. It was this aim which led to us becoming the first Law firm to partner with National Student Pride in 2012/13, and subsequently becoming gold sponsors for 2013/14.

Involvement in National Student Pride has helped us demonstrate our support for the LGBT community, ensuring we reach students throughout their time at university. Not only were our lawyers, trainees and graduate recruitment team in attendance at National Student Pride, but we also brought along the newest (and some would say most popular) member of our team

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Essex: 4,000 come out to celebrate pride

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Celebrity guests kept pride attendees entertained on Sunday at Essex Pride.

Chelmsford Central Park was filled with celebrators on Sunday to celebrate Essex Pride with bands, drag acts, activists and celebrity gay icons.

Former X Factor stars Amy Mottram and Lucy Spraggan took to the Pride stage to entertain the masses, as did The Voice finalist Christina Marie.

In addition to the entertainment LGBT bullying activist Ella Barnes gave an inspiring talk about acceptance and diversity.

The Essex Chronicle quoted Tony Skeate, the organiser of Essex Pride: “It’s important to regularise education for LGBT issues, it’s great having families here, whether they are heterosexual or gay families. Anything that raises awareness of alternative lifestyles is a good thing.”

The event hosted carnival rides, a dog show, an

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