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October 2005

  • 10th October 2005

    Gay Marriage Challenge in Maryland, USA

    12:00 AM — The American Civil Liberties Union has asked a Maryland circuit court to strike down a state law than bars same-sex couples from marriage and the hundreds of family protections afforded to married couples."The Maryland constitution requires that the state treat all Marylanders equally," said Ken Choe, a Senior Staff Attorney with the ACLU's Lesbian and Gay Rights Project who argued the case.

  • Gay Fund for Hurricane Katrina Victims

    12:00 AM — In response to the trail of destruction that Hurricane Katrina blazed throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama Rainbow World Fund (RWF) is launching a Hurricane Katrina Relief Campaign.

  • 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.

  • Gay Cruising Row Over EU Summit Policing

    12:00 AM — Gay Men who use Gosforth Park a popular open space in Newcastle for cruising, have been warned to stay away next week.European Interior Ministers (Home Office Ministers) are due in the area to join the British Home Secretary, Charles Clarke (pictured) in debating issues such as terrorism and asylum.

  • US Supreme Court Slams Anti-Gay Judges

    12:00 AM — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is up in arms about judges who he claims are deciding moral issues not addressed in the Constitution, including gay rights, abortion and the death penalty.

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  • Cruising Area Gang Attack

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  • Iran Publicly Hangs Two Gay Teenagers 3

    12:00 AM — Two unidentified gay teenagers were publicly executed in Iran this week for the crime of homosexuality. According to the London Times, the youths were executed in Edalat (Justice) Square in the city of Mashhad, in north-east Iran.

  • Straight Camp Teen Released 1

    12:00 AM — According to reports from the Washington Blade, Zach Stark, the Tennessee teen who made headlines earlier this year by writing weblogs about his parents' negative reaction to his coming out, is due for release from Love in Action, the religious facility that has been working to change his sexual orientation since the beginning of June.

  • 3 Arson Attacks on US Gay Clubs

    12:00 AM — A third in a string of suspected arson cases against LGBT-friendly venues hit the heart of Texas this week when the Heart Rock nightclub was gutted by fire on Sunday. This marks the third such attack in as many weeks.

  • Jimi Hendrix Played ‘Gay’ Card to Ditch Army

    12:00 AM — According to a new biography on rock God Jimi Hendrix, the man worshiped across the globe for his wild ways with women and guitars wasn't always so straight — in fact, for one American institution, he was downright gay.

  • Party Not Gay Rights at London’s Annual Soho Pride 1

    12:00 AM — Thousands of party goers ignored the poor weather to enjoy Soho's annual and free gay pride event.

  • Brighton Pride Shines Through

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  • Gay Vicars To Defy Archbishops on Celibacy

    12:00 AM — Gay members of the clergy within the Church of England are reportedly planning to defy the body's call for celibacy among gay civil partners, according to recent reports in the Daily Telegraph.

  • Scotland Will Perform First Gay Marriage

    12:00 AM — While Brighton in England may have bid for the first civil partnerships in the UK by opening its town hall doors just after midnight on December 21st, a more low-key celebration is set to ring the new Civil Partnerships laws in.

  • Oz MP Resigns After Gay Affair Leaked

    12:00 AM — South Australian Liberal MP Mark Brindal has announced he is officially withdrawing his name as a candidate for the state seat of Adelaide at next year's election on the heels of revelations he had an affair with a 24-year-old man earlier this year.

  • I’m the Only Gay in the Top Trump Set!

    12:00 AM — Daffyd, the only gay in the village of Llanddewi Brefi is to join the other characters of the hit comedy sketch show, Little Britain in a brand new set of Top Trumps.The 1980s classic kid's game is being brought up to date with the charcters immortalised by David Walliams and Matt Lucas.

  • More Gay Fun For Doctor Who?

    12:00 AM — Doctor Who's bisexual friend, Captain Jack Harkness will be returning for more mischief in series three of the popular revival.

  • Gay Muslim Faces Deportation to Iran 1

    12:00 AM — A Gay Iranian faces deportation to his home country where three gay men have been executed in the past few weeks.The man, aged 29, who has not been named for legal reason fled the country after his gay friend was arrested as a result of a video seized by religious police that allegedly shows the men kissing.

  • Registrars May Boycott Gay Weddings

    12:00 AM — It has emerged that Registrars who are opposed to civil partnerships (often called Gay Marriages) may plead a "conscientious objection" to the relationship and as such refuse to officiate over the ceremonies when they begin in December of this year.

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