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November 2005

  • 3rd November 2005

    Gay football stars are too scared to come out 4

    Stonewall FC say there at least two Premiership stars too scared to come out

    12:00 AM — There are at least two gay Premiership football stars that are gay, but are too afraid to come out. At least that's what Stonewall FC, the leading gay football team claim.Andrew Walmsley, the chairman of Stonewall FC, said the gay stars were staying quiet about their sexuality due to a deal of abuse from fans and fellow players.

  • 2nd November 2005

    Gay shop worker claims he was treated as an infected animal after revealing he was HIV positive 1

    Clinton Cards deny the claims

    12:00 AM — A gay employee of Clinton Cards claims he was suspended the day after he told his boss that he had been diagnosed with HIV.Karl Nugent, 23 from Northallerton in north Yorkshire told an employment tribunal investigating his suspension that he was told to stay away from the other staff's mugs and cutlery in the staff kitchen. He also claims that he was given £20 to purchase his own towels and not to use the staff toilet in order "to avoid other staff catching HIV".

  • Michigan halts equal treatment of gay partners 1

    Republican State Attorney General Mike Cox is appealing the court ruling that gives public sector gay workers equal treatment

    12:00 AM — The Michigan Court of Appeals issued a temporary halt this week to a ruling that allowed governments and public universities to provide health insurance to the partners of gay employees.The dispute goes back to Michigan voters' approval almost a year ago of a constitutional amendment that made the union between a man and a woman the only agreement recognized as a marriage "or similar union for any purpose."

  • 1st November 2005

    Liverpool’s gay pride event kicks off 1

    Homotopia is aiming for thousands of extra visitors to Liverpool

    12:00 AM — Homotopia, Liverpool's annual gay pride event kicked off on Monday and will last for the next two weeks.The event, which is in its second year, will feature gay films, exhibitions, artwork and stage shows.Homotopia will also feature a host of guest speakers including OutRage! founder Peter Tatchell.

  • Police search Liverpool gay bar after drug illnesses 1

    The police say a rogue batch of drugs may be in circulation

    12:00 AM — Police searched a gay bar in Liverpool on Monday after three people fell ill after allegedly taking drugs inside the popular, GBar.Two women, aged 23 and 25 were taken to hospital at 1.30 am on Monday morning after collapsing inside the door. The younger woman was initially classed as being 'critically ill' but her health has improved to treatment.

  • USA gay rights group criticise Bush over Supreme Court nominee 1

    Samuel Alito is accused of being supported by anti-gay organization, Concerned Women for America

    12:00 AM — Gay rights groups in the USA were quick to criticise President Bush as pandering to the far right by choosing jurist Samuel Alito to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.They expressed particular doubt as to Alito's willingness to protect the rights of LGBT and HIV-affected people.Alito's nomination comes on the heels of hopeful Harriet Miers bowing out of her nomination last week after scathing attacks from the extreme right.

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