22nd October 2005
Two arrested in Clapham gay murder case
12:00 AM — Two men, aged 33 and 25, were arrested in connection with the suspected anti-gay murder of Jody Dobrowski (pictured) and police have announced that they are contiuing to hold the pair for further questioning.Mr Dobrowski was found unconscious in the early hours of Saturday but died later in hospital. He had suffered a violent, homophobic attack that caused head, neck and facial injuries.
Authors support USA school challenged for studying gay book
12:00 AM — A private school in Texas recently returned a three million dollar donation rather than submit to the donor's request that a controversial book be removed from the school's reading list.A group of teen book authors was so impressed by the school's actions that they gave themselves a name, Authors Supporting Intellectual Freedom (or AS IF!), and are now all donating signed copies of their books, which the school will display in a planned 'Freedom Library'.