Broken Rainbow celebrates 10th birthday with gala dinner

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LGBT domestic violence charity, Broken Rainbow, will hold a gala dinner this month in celebration of its 10th birthday.

The dinner will be held on Sunday 20 July at Café de Paris 6pm-10pm, and proceeds will be used to ensure that the organisation can provide help and support to LGBT victims of domestic violence for years to come.

Hosted by comedian and presenter Chris Fitchew, the night will also feature comedian Clare Summerskill and singer-songwriter James Poole. 

Summerskill said: 

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Denmark: Copenhagen quietly renames city centre ‘Rainbow Square’

Email 6th July 2014, 5:01 PM Last updated at 6:17 PM Nick Duffy, Share on WhatsApp 4 reader comments

Copenhagen has quietly renamed a square in its city centre “Rainbow Square”, in honour of the LGBT movement.

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The lack of black faces in the crowds shows Brazil is no true rainbow nation | Felipe Araujo

Brazil’s Neymar gestures to the crowd after scoring against Cameroon during their World Cup group game. Photograph: Michael Dalder/Reuters

Remember the Where’s Wally books? They consisted of a series of detailed double-page spread illustrations depicting hundreds of people doing a variety of amusing things. Readers were then challenged to find a character named Wally hidden in the crowd.

Covering the World Cup in Brazil as a journalist, I find myself playing a similar game whenever I enter a packed stadium, only this time the question is a bit more serious. Where are all the black folk? I’ve been to five host cities so far and each time the answer was never easy to come by

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Sweden: Hockey team to support LGBT community with rainbow coloured jerseys next season

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A Swedish hockey team has announced its intention to wear rainbow uniforms to stand up for LGBT rights.

Kiruna IF have announced a plan to don new rainbow jerseys in the 2014/15 season in support of the global LGBT community.

A statement posted on Kiruna IF’s official website explains this change as one motivated by the desire to honour, commend and respect individual uniqueness, the promotion of acceptance and equality regardless of race, gender, religion or sexual orientation.

The hockey world is known for its progressive approach to LGBT rights, through social media and the airwaves, members of the NHL have voiced their support with the assistance of the You Can Play Project.

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Anti-gay pastor Scott Lively backs cringeworthy ‘Rainbow’ song

Email 25th June 2014, 4:42 PM Nick Duffy, 0 reader comments

Anti-gay pastor Scott Lively has backed the release of a new song condemning the use of the rainbow as a pride symbol.

The song contains the lyrics: “The rainbow belongs to God, untouched by evil desire. Who is the one who dares to doubt God’s warning that next time is fire? Fire! Fire!”

Lively wrote on his blog: “You will be blessed by this amazing song ‘The Rainbow Belongs to God’.

“It was written my friend Johny Noer, a Danish pastor living in the Negev Desert of Israel, and performed by the very talented singer/composer Signe Walsoe.

“Johny was an attendee and guest lecturer at my Bible seminar in England last fall and was inspired by my article/strategy ‘The Rainbow Belongs to God’ which I created to encourage the Russians to reclaim the rainbow as a Christian symbol during the Winter Olympics.

“This beautiful music video is a fruit of our ministry partnership and I encourage you to forward it to your pro-family friends around the world.”

Last month, the Westboro Baptist Church released a homophobic cover of Let It Go.

Lively, who is running for governor of Massachusetts, cheered on anti-gay legislation in Russia, branding Putin an

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