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2005

  • 23rd October 2005

    London gay legend, Simon Hobart has died 37

    Trash Palace was Simon Hobart's most recent venture

    12:00 AM — Simon Hobart, the legendry founder of the London's alternative gay scene died in the early hours of Sunday morning.Mr Hobart who founded Popstarz, Ghetto and Trash Palace is credited for the having initiated the gay indie scene in London and far beyond.

  • Family pay tribute to London gay legend, Simon Hobart 37

    Simon Hobart's family descibed him as “a wonderful, unique person who will be sadly missed“

    12:00 AM — Simon Hobart, the legendry founder of the London's alternative gay scene died in the early hours of Sunday morning. Much of London's gay community was in shock as the news spread over the course of the week.Simon who founded Popstarz, Ghetto and Trash Palace is credited for the having initiated the gay indie scene in London and far beyond. Police have confirmed that the body of a man matching Mr Hobart's description was found on Sunday morning outside his home. They are not treating the death as suspicious.

  • 22nd October 2005

    Authors support USA school challenged for studying gay book

    The school refused to cave into its patron's wishes

    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'.

  • Two arrested in Clapham gay murder case

    Mr Jody Dobrowski was murded in the early hours of Saturday 15th October 2005

    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.

  • 20th October 2005

    New leads on the Clapham gay murder case

    Jody Dobrowski was murded in the early hours of Saturday 15th October 2005

    12:00 AM — The Metropolitan police have announced that they believe that the men who murdered gay bar manager, Jody Dobrowski (pictured), 24, on Clapham Common verbally abused a woman fifteen minutes earlier in a nearby street.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.

  • Liam Fox says his impending marriage should prove he isn’t gay 56

    Dr Fox says his marriage should prove that he's not gay

    12:00 AM — Liam Fox (pictured) the rightwing contender for the Conservative Party leadership has spoken for the first time about rumours of his gay past.In an interview for the London Evening Standard he claimed that his impending marriage to Jesme Baird should mean an end to any gossip about his private life. However, he refused to deny that he might have had a gay relationship in the past.

  • It’s got to be Cameron for the Conservatives to get the gay vote 27

    David Cameron was just a baby when homosexuality was decriminalised

    12:00 AM — So the young pretender David Cameron has jumped from virtual non-entity to the winner of the Parliamentary stage of the Conservative leadership contest.The party membership need to make sure that they pick a winner this time and not repeat the debacle of the Duncan-Smith era.

  • 18th October 2005

    Two men wanted for anti-gay London murder

    Jody Dobrowski, was found unconscious in the early hours of Saturday

    12:00 AM — The Metropolitan Police are hunting to men who beat a man to death in a homophobically influenced attack on Clapham Common in south London.

  • Doctor Who spin off for Bisexual/ Gay Character

    12:00 AM — An adult version of the popular Doctor Who series has been commissioned by the BBC to explore Doctor Who's bisexual sidekick Captain Jack Harkness played by John Barrowman (pictured).

  • US City Mayor visited gay sex sites during official business hours 27

    12:00 AM — City investigations have revealed that Spokane mayor James E. West used his city computer to check out online profiles of gay men while traveling on official business, The Spokesman-Review reported Saturday.

  • Ex-wife to be “best woman” at husband’s gay wedding 4

    12:00 AM — A Belgian woman offered up her services as "best woman" when her ex-husband married her hairdresser in a gay wedding. Tania Van Rysselberghe, 41, from Ghent, said her ex-husband, Guy Van Autreve, 40, and Danny Van der Heyden, 44, were like 'Ying and Yang.'

  • 10th October 2005

    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.

  • 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.

  • Fox TV Station Refuses Gay Democrats Campaign Ad

    12:00 AM — A New York affiliate of the Fox network is refusing to run a commercial for a gay Democratic candidate running for Manhattan Borough President.

  • HSBC to Drop Gay Quiz on Mortgage Applications

    12:00 AM — A HSBC branch in Porthmadog, North Wales, says it will no longer ask gay couples to take HIV tests when applying for a mortgage.

  • Elijah Wood Doesn’t Mind Being Seen as Gay

    12:00 AM — The Lord of the Rings star, Elijah Wood yesterday told US chat show host, Conan O'Brien that he thinks the websites that prove that he's gay are very funny."There's one that's called elijahwoodisveryverygay, which is actually a personal favourite of mine, it's absolutely hilarious."

  • Tory Spokesman Condemns Plans for Gay Army Couples 3

    12:00 AM — The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed gay couples that register a civil partnership will receive the same rights as straight married couples. These will include being able to live in rented accommodation at army bases, which is not open to unmarried couples.Aldershot's MP Gerald Howarth (pictured), who is also the Shadow Defence Minister in Michael Howard's Opposition Team, branded the decision a "truly undesirable move", claiming that it is immoral.

  • UK Campaigners Attack Namibian Minister Over Gay Slurs

    12:00 AM — The human rights campaigner, Peter Tatchell of the UK's gay campaign group, Outrage has attacked a senior member of the Namibian government for homophobia.

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