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October 2005

  • 10th October 2005

    Gay and Lesbian Home Buying Hits All Time High

    12:00 AM — According to a new study by European based legal insurer Zurich Professional, gays and lesbians are buying more homes in recent years ever before. Lesbian and gay couples are increasingly buying properties together, according to to the survey.

  • Russian Railway Found Guilty of Discrimination for Sexual Orientation

    12:00 AM — A St. Petersburg court has ruled that the Oktyabrskaya Railroad acted illegally in rejecting a man's application to work as a train conductor because he was gay, the plaintiff's lawyer said this past week.

  • Teacher “Tried To Out 11 Year Olds as Gay”

    12:00 AM — A Florida elementary school teacher has resigned amid allegations he attempted to force two male sixth grade students (equivalent to the UK's Year 7) to hold hands in front of classmates and announce to the room they were gay.

  • Schwarzenegger Rejects California Same-Sex Marriage Bill

    12:00 AM — As was expected, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed California's same-sex marriage bill late Thursday afternoon. The action came came on a day in which he rejected 51 other bills as well.In explaining his decision, Schwarzenegger wrote that he believed gay couples were entitled to "full protection under the law and should not be discriminated against," but that he felt the bill would have reversed a 2000 ballot measure that declared only a marriage between a man and a woman is legal in California.

  • Tory Leadership Contender Promises Gay Agenda

    12:00 AM — In launching his bid yesterday to become leader of the Conservative Party, and leader of the Opposition, David Davis explicitly mentioned uniting the various communities in Britain to form one nation.Mr Davis famously stood up for gay rights when he intervened in the torturing of a gay pupil by a gang of bullies at his tough inner London school.

  • Michigan To Offer Gay Partner Benefits

    12:00 AM — A Michigan judge ruled this week that public universities and governments can provide health insurance to the partners of gay employees without violating the state constitution.The ruling sets aside a legal opinion issued this year by Republican Attorney General Mike Cox saying that the city of Kalamazoo could not provide benefits to gay partners.

  • Fraud Suspect Wanted For Targeting Gay Men in Ohio

    12:00 AM — Columbus Police are warning members of Ohio's gay community to beware of a fugitive on the run who is believed to be targeting gay men.

  • 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.

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