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10 October 2005

  • 10th October 2005

    US Court Makes Landmark Decision Over Gay Parental Rights

    12:00 AM — The Supereme Court of Pennsylvania has affirmed a lower court ruling awarding custody of twins to Patricia Jones, a lesbian mother, ruling that Jones would provide a better home than her ex-partner, Ellen Boring (the children's biological parent).

  • GAY Bar Controversy: The Editor Responds

    12:00 AM — The editor responds to the complaint of Jeremy Joseph, the promoter of G-A-Y in regards to the report of two women being turned away from his bar.

  • Reggae Star Gay Attack Trial Will Test Jamaica’s Gay Rights Stance

    12:00 AM — Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton will stand trial for assault on a group of gay men. The arrest follows long standing criticism of his attitudes to gay men in his songs.Jamaican police claim that Banton was one of a group of men who forced their way into a house in Kingston in June last year and beat six men who they accused of being gay.

  • Man Accused of Cutting the Brakes of Wife’s Gay Lover’s Car

    12:00 AM — A man was accused of cutting the brake pipe of the car that was driven by his wife's lesbian lover, Swansea Crown Court was told yesterday.

  • Petagon Admits Sending Openly Gay Service Members to War

    12:00 AM — An official military spokesperson has acknowledged that the Pentagon is sending openly gay service members into combat in Iraq, according to a report by the Center for the Study of Sexual Minorities in the Military.

  • Christian School Expels Girl for Having Lesbian Parents

    12:00 AM — A 14-year-old girl was expelled from an Ontario Christian school last week because her parents are lesbians, the school's superintendent said in a letter.

  • Gay Bishop Says Church May Split

    12:00 AM — Gene Robinson (pictured), the first openly gay bishop in the Anglican Church has predicted that the communion may be split by the issue of homosexuality."This is at least as much about power and control as it is about theology and Scripture," New Hampshire Bishop Gene Robinson said. "It's about who's going to be calling the shots, and who's going to be in and who's going to be out."

  • Transexual Sentenced After Slashing Her Boyfriend’s Ex Lover’s Throat

    12:00 AM — A transsexual has been sentenced to four and half years in prison after she slashed the throat of her boyfriend's ex lover.

  • US Authorities Shut Down Mental Hospital That Claims to Turn Gays Straight

    12:00 AM — Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is gratified to learn that the Tennessee Department of Mental Health has ordered the closing of a facility purporting to turn gays straight, which was illegally providing live-in care and medical treatment.

  • Gay Quote Removed from Starbucks Cups in Texas

    12:00 AM — A Starbucks at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, has pulled coffee cups featuring an author's quote about growing up gay.

  • Former Cabinet Minister May Have Gay Marriage

    12:00 AM — Chris Smith (pictured), the former Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, has revealed that he and his partner Dorian Jabri are seriously thinking of taking part in a civil partnership ceremony."I'm very pleased to see the civil partnership legislation on the statute book. Whether Dorian and I will decide to do so is something we talk about but about which we have not yet made any decisions. At the moment I couldn't predict. We might." Lord Smith told the London Evening Standard.

  • ‘Gay’ Pet Shop Celebrates 40th Birthday

    12:00 AM — When 'Gay Lyfe', a pet shop in Levenshulme was opened in 1965, the word gay had a different meaning for its founder and owner, George Ormond.

  • Pressure Mounts for Schwarzenegger to Sign Gay Marriage Bill

    12:00 AM — Gay rights groups in California are putting the pressure on Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign the same-sex marriage bill passed earlier this month by the Legislature, which he has publicly vowed to veto.On Tuesday, Equality California, the group backing the bill sponsored by Assemblyman Mark Leno, organized events across the state where children of same-sex partners delivered 40,000 signed postcards to the governor's various offices in red wagons.

  • Mayor of London Threatens Legal Action Against Bromley on Gay Marriages 1

    12:00 AM — Bromley Council has been once again threatened with legal action by the Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone (pictured), over its approach to the issues of the civil partnerships; commonly known as 'gay marriages'.At free vote at the outer London council on Monday night, councillors reached a stalemate over whether the local authority should offer ceremonies for gay couples.

  • Birmingham Gay Killer Gets Life

    12:00 AM — A man from Birmingham was given a life sentence for killing a family friend after the friend sexually molested him.

  • 22 Year Old Gay Iranian Escapes Death After State Flogging

    12:00 AM — A 22 year old Iranian, known only as Amir has escaped his home country after being subjected to 100 lashes which left his back covered in huge bloody welts.The state's religious police identified him as being gay following an undercover investigation.

  • Schwarzenegger Aides to Meet with Gay Groups

    12:00 AM — Aides to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger have agreed to meet with leaders of gay and lesbian rights groups on Wednesday, two days before the same-sex marriage bill the Legislature passed this month is due to arrive on his desk.However, Schwarzenegger spokeswoman Margita Thompson assured media that the 90-minute meeting is not a sign the governor is considering changing his mind about vetoing the bill.

  • Liverpool to Build Gay Quarter

    12:00 AM — Liverpool City Council voted unanimously on Monday (19th September) to back the idea of creating a gay quarter in the already liberal city.The ambitious plan was first put before the council earlier this month. Now that the plan has received full council support, the city planning department has announced it will begin to map out the neighborhood's boundaries and work on a plan to attract gay businesses to the area.

  • Transsexual Accused of Turning Attack Into a Media Circus 1

    12:00 AM — Lauren Harries, a transsexual, who was once the child prodigy James Harries, was accused by defence lawyers of turning an attack into a "media circus".Ms Harries, who rose to national fame in the 1980s as a golden-haired boy antique expert, was attacked together with her father Mark and brother Adam by a gang of youths near to their family home in Cardiff.

  • Ghetto

    12:00 AM — Cheap, friendly and good music in a slightly dingy basement beneath central London.

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