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2005

  • 10th October 2005

    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.

  • Mayor of London Threatens Legal Action Against Bromley on Gay Marriages 1

    12:00 AM — Bromley Council has been once again threatened with legal action by the Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone (pictured), over its approach to the issues of the civil partnerships; commonly known as 'gay marriages'.At free vote at the outer London council on Monday night, councillors reached a stalemate over whether the local authority should offer ceremonies for gay couples.

  • Birmingham Gay Killer Gets Life

    12:00 AM — A man from Birmingham was given a life sentence for killing a family friend after the friend sexually molested him.

  • 22 Year Old Gay Iranian Escapes Death After State Flogging

    12:00 AM — A 22 year old Iranian, known only as Amir has escaped his home country after being subjected to 100 lashes which left his back covered in huge bloody welts.The state's religious police identified him as being gay following an undercover investigation.

  • Schwarzenegger Aides to Meet with Gay Groups

    12:00 AM — Aides to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger have agreed to meet with leaders of gay and lesbian rights groups on Wednesday, two days before the same-sex marriage bill the Legislature passed this month is due to arrive on his desk.However, Schwarzenegger spokeswoman Margita Thompson assured media that the 90-minute meeting is not a sign the governor is considering changing his mind about vetoing the bill.

  • Liverpool to Build Gay Quarter

    12:00 AM — Liverpool City Council voted unanimously on Monday (19th September) to back the idea of creating a gay quarter in the already liberal city.The ambitious plan was first put before the council earlier this month. Now that the plan has received full council support, the city planning department has announced it will begin to map out the neighborhood's boundaries and work on a plan to attract gay businesses to the area.

  • Transsexual Accused of Turning Attack Into a Media Circus 1

    12:00 AM — Lauren Harries, a transsexual, who was once the child prodigy James Harries, was accused by defence lawyers of turning an attack into a "media circus".Ms Harries, who rose to national fame in the 1980s as a golden-haired boy antique expert, was attacked together with her father Mark and brother Adam by a gang of youths near to their family home in Cardiff.

  • Ghetto

    12:00 AM — Cheap, friendly and good music in a slightly dingy basement beneath central London.

  • 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.

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