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George Michael died from what is believed to be heart failure on Christmas day. The 53-year-old singer was known for his support of LGBT issues, with some of his most famous pop hits referencing his own sexuality. He admitted in an interview that his late 20s had been a very depressing time for him after he lost his partner, Anselmo Feleppa, to HIV. He was also a passionate supporter of HIV charity the Terrence Higgins Trust.
Nationwide manhunt for suspect accused of infecting people with HIV ends as police make arrest in North Tyneside. Scots born Daryll Rowe, 26, was arrested after skipping bail in November. He has been charged with eight counts of GBH and one count of attempting to cause GBH in Brighton over allegations men were deliberately infected with the virus.
Blackpool is set to host the first national LGBT youth conference next year. The free event will be held at The Village Hotel on East Park Drive, Marton, on February 11. Youth groups and organisations, individuals and their friends are being urged to go along. People can book places by logging onto firstname.lastname@example.org
Tens of thousands of supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage marriage have demonstrated in separate rallies outside Taiwan’s parliament in Taipei. Taiwan is considering legislation that would make it the first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage. After three hours, the Judiciary and Organic Laws and Statutes Committee approved an amendment proposed by ruling party Legislator Yu Mei-nu, which replaces “male and female parties” in the Civil Code’s marriage chapter with “two parties.”