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10 October 2005

  • 10th October 2005

    New York’s Gay Penguins Split Up (and one turns straight) 3

    12:00 AM — One of New York's most famous gay couples has split up. Silo and Roy two male chinstrap penguins have been living together as husband and husband for the past six years.Since their relationship began, the pair have successfully hatched and raised an adopted chick, after they tried to incubate a rock.

  • Gay Dads Risk Their Two Year Old Son Being Deported

    12:00 AM — Britain's first gay couple to have become surrogate fathers now face their third child being deported.

  • Oregon High School Forced to Cancel Matthew Shepard Play

    12:00 AM — The principal of a school in Oregon, USA, has canceled a community meeting scheduled to discuss her decision to pull the plug on a school production of The Laramie Project.

  • Supreme Court Nominee John Roberts Questioned on Gay Rights Case

    12:00 AM — Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Arlen Specter asked Supreme Court chief justice nominee John Roberts this week about his pro bono work on a landmark case that overturned an anti-gay Colorado law in 1996.

  • Channel Islands Look Towards Equalising Gay Age of Consent

    12:00 AM — Following similar moves by the government of the Isle of Man, the governments of the Channel Islands are considering equalising the age of consent for gay and straight sex.

  • Gay Chav Club Promises They’re Not Racist

    12:00 AM — The London club for chavs, Rude Boyz has apologised after their door staff excluded a number of East Asian men over the past few weeks. The apology follows protests from OutRage, the gay rights group led by Peter Tatchell.

  • UK Government Launches Gay Marriage Campaign

    12:00 AM — Meg Munn, the Equality Minister yesterday launched the government's publicity drive for the Civil Partnerships Act. The change in the law that allows gay couples to have similar rights to married straight couples comes into force in England and Wales on the 5th December, allowing the first ceremony to take place on the 21st December.

  • I’m the Only Gay in the Toy Shop: Little Britain Dolls Hit the Highstreet

    12:00 AM — Little Britain'sDafydd and Vicky Pollard will be joining the other characters of the hit TV show in toy shops this Christmas.The 12inch toys will speak phrases from the show including, "I'm the only gay in the village" and "these hot pants give me terrible chafing."

  • Transgendered Hurricane Survivor Released After Six Days in Jail

    12:00 AM — A transgendered Hurricane Katrina evacuee jailed for six days for showering in the women's bathroom at relief shelter was released Friday after the Human Rights Campaign, among other national rights organizations, persuaded the county attorney not to press charges.

  • Mayor of London Compares Anti-Gay Muslim to the Pope 1

    12:00 AM — Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the Qatar-based imam who is banned from USA was praised by the Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone (pictured), as a leading Islamic scholar who should be treated in the same way as the late Pope, John XXIII who led the Catholic Church between 1958 and 1963.

  • US Student to Sue School Over Gay Kiss Row

    12:00 AM — A gay high school student filed suit against the Garden Grove Unified School District Wednesday, claiming she was suspended several times and forced to temporarily transfer schools because she refused to stop hugging and kissing her girlfriend on campus.

  • UK Campaigners Attack Namibian Minister Over Gay Slurs

    12:00 AM — The human rights campaigner, Peter Tatchell of the UK's gay campaign group, Outrage has attacked a senior member of the Namibian government for homophobia.

  • Tory Spokesman Condemns Plans for Gay Army Couples 3

    12:00 AM — The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed gay couples that register a civil partnership will receive the same rights as straight married couples. These will include being able to live in rented accommodation at army bases, which is not open to unmarried couples.Aldershot's MP Gerald Howarth (pictured), who is also the Shadow Defence Minister in Michael Howard's Opposition Team, branded the decision a "truly undesirable move", claiming that it is immoral.

  • Elijah Wood Doesn’t Mind Being Seen as Gay

    12:00 AM — The Lord of the Rings star, Elijah Wood yesterday told US chat show host, Conan O'Brien that he thinks the websites that prove that he's gay are very funny."There's one that's called elijahwoodisveryverygay, which is actually a personal favourite of mine, it's absolutely hilarious."

  • HSBC to Drop Gay Quiz on Mortgage Applications

    12:00 AM — A HSBC branch in Porthmadog, North Wales, says it will no longer ask gay couples to take HIV tests when applying for a mortgage.

  • Fox TV Station Refuses Gay Democrats Campaign Ad

    12:00 AM — A New York affiliate of the Fox network is refusing to run a commercial for a gay Democratic candidate running for Manhattan Borough President.

  • UK Gay TV Channel Scrapped

    12:00 AM — Faze, the UK's first general gay programming channel will not launch after all. Despite 8 months of work, advertising and promotions, the channel's operators failed to reach an agreement with Sky over the funding for the service.

  • An Open Letter to Arnold Schwarzenegger 1

    12:00 AM — Ross von Metzke reacts to Schwarzenegger's decision to veto gay marriages.

  • Schwarzenegger Rejects Gay Marriage Plans

    12:00 AM — Just two days after California's Same-Sex Marriage Bill was approved by the upper house of the state's parliament, Arnold Schwarzenegger(pictured), the Governor of California has announced that he will veto the bill.The Governor, was initially expected to have supported the change in the law, however Mr Schwarzenegger has stated that he believes that gay marriage would be unconstitutional.

  • Former Bartender Admits to Torching of Cardiff Gay Bar

    12:00 AM — A former bartender at Club X, the Cardiff night club set on fire in July, has admitted to torching the bar, although he says his actions were not motivated by malice.

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