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LGBT-Themed Play Canceled After Assailants Strike Actors with Stones in Homophobic Hate Crime

The cast of Rotterdam / Facebook A theatre in Southampton, UK canceled a performance of Rotterdam, an Olivier Award-winning play about an LGBT couple, after two of the play’s actors were assaulted in a hate crime in which stones were thrown at them from a moving car. Lucy Jane Parkinson said they were kissing their girlfriend Rebecca Banatvala, when the attack happened. Said the play’s producers in a tweet: “Two actors were assaulted today on their way to work at the Nuffield Southampton Theatres. The assailants verbally abused them and...
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Lesbian Couple Bloodied by Gang of Men in Horrific Attack on London Bus

A lesbian couple was beaten and robbed by a gang of men in a horrific homophobic attack on a London bus that left them bruised and covered in blood. Melania Ps shared the photo and story on Facebook to bring awareness to chauvism, misogyny, and homophobic violence. Wrote Melania: “We must have kissed or something because these guys came after us. I do not remember if they were already there or if they got on after us. There were at least four of them. They started behaving like hooligans, demanding...
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Australian Olympian Matthew Mitcham Engaged to Boyfriend After 7-Month Whirlwind Romance

Australian diver Matthew Mitcham, who captured a gold medal in the 10 meter event at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, announced his engagement to his British boyfriend Luke Rutherford on Monday. The couple, who live in Oxfordshire in the UK, have been dating for seven months. RELATED: Gay Iconography: Diving Deep With Matthew Mitcham Said Mitcham, who met Rutherford through friends and moved to the UK after his fiance’s visa ran out, on Instagram: “He got down on both knees, I said yes, and now we’re engaged.” Wrote Rutherford on...
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Kicking Off UK Visit, Trump Attacks ‘Stone Cold Loser’ London Mayor, Calls for Boycott of AT&T

Donald Trump was welcomed to Buckingham Palace by Queen Elizabeth on Monday after firing off a series of controversial tweets. The Queen officially welcomes President Trump to Buckingham Palace, with the sound of a gun salute in the background#TrumpUKVisit latest updates: https://t.co/4zaqzAiNZz pic.twitter.com/yG3bG7qAVz— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) June 3, 2019 Trump kicked off the state visit to the United Kingdom by launching a juvenile attack on London’s mayor and calling for a boycott of AT&T because he couldn’t watch FOX & Friends in his hotel room. Tweeted Trump of London’s...
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Brighton Pride, London Theater, Scotland’s Kilts. Would you complete a survey?

One quick thing…Can we ask you to participate in a survey about travel to England, Wales, Scotland, London and other destinations that have recently worked to reach our readers. It won’t take too long and we will not be asking you to fill out the regular annual survey this because of how helpful this would be.  It is at this link here Thanks so much, Michael Goff and Andy Towle (Still gay, still independent) Owners and Operators of Towleroad.com The post Brighton Pride, London Theater, Scotland’s Kilts. Would you complete...
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Sultan of Brunei Returns Honorary Oxford Degree After Backlash Over Anti-Gay Stoning Law

Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei (CC BY 3.0) The Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, has returned an honorary degree from Oxford University following a petition campaign in the wake of the country’s anti-gay death by stoning law. Openly reports: “Nearly 120,000 people had signed a petition by April calling on Oxford University to rescind the honorary law degree awarded in 1993 to the sultan, the world’s second-longest reigning monarch and prime minister of the oil-rich country. Oxford University said the sultan had decided to hand back the honorary degree on May 6,...
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Theresa May Resigns as British Prime Minister Over Brexit Revolt: WATCH

Her voice cracking, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced she is stepping down on June 7 after Brexit fails: ‘Speaking in Downing Street, May said it had been “the honour of my life” to serve as Britain’s second female prime minister. Her voice breaking, she said she would leave “with no ill will, but with enormous and enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country I love.’ The post Theresa May Resigns as British Prime Minister Over Brexit Revolt: WATCH appeared first on Towleroad Gay News. http://www.towleroad.com/2019/05/theresa-may-resigns/...
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