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24 January 2006

  • 24th January 2006

    Muslim leader will not face charges over gay comments 12

    Sir Iqbal's remarks sparked condemnation by religious and political leaders

    12:00 AM — Sir Iqbal Sacranie, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, will not face charges over allegedly homophobic remarks he made in a BBC radio interview, it was confirmed yesterday.It emerged earlier this month that Sir Iqbal would face investigation over the comments made on civil partnerships and gay rights in an interview for Radio 4's PM programme.

  • Will Grace to end with a wedding 3

    Will and Grace was America's first successful sitcom based around gay characters

    12:00 AM — The makers of the hit Channel 4 sitcom Will Grace, NBC, has announced that the series will end after eight years."It is a bittersweet moment for all of us at NBC to confirm that this will be the final season of the comedy Will Grace," said NBC Entertainment President Kevin Reilly yesterday.The show's producers say that the series will end with a two-hour finale which will include a baby and a wedding.

  • Simon Cowell slammed by gay rights groups

    Mr Cowell told a male contestant to “shave off your beard wear a dress“

    12:00 AM — Pop Idol and X Factor judge, Simon Cowell, has been condemned by a leading gay rights group over a comment he made to a contestant on American Idol.Mr Cowell told a male contestant to "shave off your beard wear a dress" in the first episode of the fifth series, while fellow judge Randy Jackson asked one: "Are you a girl?"

  • Simon Hughes apologises for homophobic smears in 1983 22

    Mr Hughes won the Bermondsey by-election in 1983 against the gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell

    12:00 AM — Liberal Democrat leadership contender, Simon Hughes has belatedly apologised for homophobic campaigning that led to his election as an MP in 1983.Mr Hughes won the Bermondsey by-election in 1983 against the gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, then representing the Labour party in what should have been a safe seat.

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