3 February 2006Comment: Playing it Straight 1 The recent popularity of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender genre as seen in award winning films such as Brokeback Mountain and Transamerica, has helped bring gay issues to the fore and raise the profile of many of the actors involved.PinkNews.co.uk's Marc Shoffman asks why none of these stars are actually gay.
3 February 2006Simon Hughes- Media can’t get its head around bisexuality 2 The coverage of Simon Hughes's outing as bisexual demonstrates the media's confusion of bisexuality according to research by gay news provider, PinkNews.co.ukPinkNews.co.uk, the largest news service for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (lgbt) outside of North America has found that out of 116 reports of Simon Hughes's sexuality, only ten articles correctly defined his sexuality as bisexual.
3 February 2006THT launch gay drug alcohol support + The Terrence Higgins Trust has launched a new drug and alcohol support service for young lesbian, gay and bi-sexual (LGB) people in Lambeth.
3 February 2006Pink plaques for gay Brighton + A Brighton Hove Councillor has suggested erecting pink plaques to celebrate the gay contribution to the city.Green Party cllr Bill Randall welcomed blue plaques to commemorate significant people or buildings, and feels that the 'gay capital' of England should also recognise the significance of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population.
3 February 2006War game makes peace over gay protests + Online computer game, World of Warcraft has changed its policy on gay teams following player's protests.Game makers, Blizzard Entertainment, was accused of being heavy-handed by threatening to expel a player for trying to set up a gay-friendly team or guild.
3 February 2006Bond director arrested over transexual prostitution 3 The director of James Bond film, Die Another Day, was arrested for allegedly offering oral sex whilst dressing as a woman, according to officials in America.Lee Tamahori was arrested in January when he approached an undercover Los Angeles police officer and offered to "orally copulate him for money."
3 February 2006Government asks how many gays are in the village 5 The Department of Trade and Industry is to start asking about sexual orientation as part of an attempt to count the number of gay people in Britain.According to reports in The Economist, people may be asked about their sexuality when they register at a doctors surgery or fill in a crime survey, and a sexuality section may appear on the 2011 census.
3 February 2006Bishop opposes gay blessings 30 The Bishop of Lichfield has expressed concern at plans for a gay and bisexual church serviceAccording to the BBC, he said he wished an event publicised in the diocese newspaper to devise services for gay and bisexual people was not happening.
4 February 2006Gay flamingos celebrate fifth anniversary with their children 24 Britain's only gay flamingos Carlos and Fernando, are celebrating their fifth anniversary together with their adopted children at Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in Gloucestershire.The pair surprised staff at the wildlife park after they came out five years ago and began to engage in a series of complex mating rituals.
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4 February 2006Who do the LGBT community think should lead the Lib Dems? 19 The Liberal Democrats have hardly been out of the news of late as they build up to the election of a new leader.
5 February 2006Lib Dem voters back Simon Hughes 19 Newspaper reports have suggested that Liberal Democrat leadership candidate Simon Hughes is now favourite amongst voters to lead the party.A survey put him on 34 per cent, ahead of Sir Menzies Campbell and Chris Huhne.
6 February 2006Doctor harasses lesbian patient over sexuality 1 The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association this week condemned a surgery who allegedly harassed a lesbian patient in his surgery.They claim a Florida medical office gave a lesbian patient material describing homosexuality as "sinful" and "sexually impure" and advising her to change her sexuality.
6 February 2006Aussie star offended by claims of lesbian sex romp 1 Pop star Dannii Minogue has been hurt by newspaper revelations of a lesbian sex romp, according to a close friend.Images published by The News of the World over the weekend, apparently show the little sister of Kylie Minogue, in steamy and sexual poses with a stripper at the Puss In Boots nightclub.
6 February 2006Gay TV star accused of PR stunt + The father of Stuart Lubbock, who drowned in Michael Barrymore's pool, has accused the TV presenter of a sickening PR stunt to revive his celebrity status.Reports in The Mirror, reveal that Terry Lubbock felt exploited after meeting the star and allegedly forgiving him over his son's death.
6 February 2006Cameron makes gay MPs a priority 2 Tory leader, David Cameron has put gay politicians on a list of priority targets whom the Conservative leadership want to see in Parliament.According to the Independent, the Conservative Party wrote to a number of openly gay figures last week, asking them to apply to join an elite list of "priority" candidates who would have "a much higher change of being selected for a winnable seat, and therefore, of becoming an MP after the next election".
6 February 2006Gay people told: Come to Britain + Gay people worldwide are being urged to go to Britain, in an attempt to cash in on "the pink pound" of tourism.The national tourist agency VisitBritain is urging gay people, "Isn't it time you came out ...
6 February 2006Gay witch-hunt hits Cameroon + An anti-gay crusade has begun in Cameroon after newspapers accused more than 50 prominent figures of homosexuality.Homosexuality is illegal in Cameroon as in many African countries, with jail sentences of up to five years, and editors say they are on a campaign against "deviant behaviour".The Guardian revealed that lists have included names of government ministers, news readers, singers and sports stars.
6 February 2006Gay fans gather for Super Bowl + The lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgender community were warmly welcomed to the Superbowl last weekend.People from all backgrounds were welcomed to a four day festival leading up to the game, in nine inches of snow.
6 February 2006Mixed feelings over gay star’s return 2 The comeback of gay TV entertainer, Michael Barrymore, has been met with mixed reactions in the press and media world, this weekend.PR guru Max Clifford, a former friend of Mr Barrymore and his ex-wife Cheryl, who died last year of cancer, told the Independent, "I know Michael and he is both manipulative and a very convincing actor.
Articles from February 2006
- US: GOP Senator says he thinks businesses should be able to sack people for being gay6
- Former BP CEO Lord Browne to write new book on homophobia in business3
- Scottish trans woman ‘forced’ to leave town after she was branded a ‘witch’8
- US: Psychotherapists slam ‘gay cure’ app still available from Google app store2
- Mixed martial arts fighter: ‘Equal marriage could lead to incest, bestiality and child marriages’43
- Dale Cregan sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering gay police officer and her colleague2
- Russia: Fans warn anti-gay law poses 2018 World Cup violence risk6
- US Supreme Court ruling on Proposition 8: Six possible outcomes3
- US: Gay Jewish activist wins $3.5M lawsuit against cousin for ‘brutal’ childhood abuse9
- US Supreme Court not to decide on DOMA or Prop 8 cases today+
- French Olympic swimmers pose as 'imaginary gay couple' for anti-homophobia campaign12
- Nebraska: University withdraws lesbian student for 'immoral homosexual acts'18
- Lord Hylton tables new wrecking amendment for the equal marriage bill45
- Republican Mike Huckabee: 'Every fear' over same-sex marriage has come true43
- Mixed martial arts fighter: 'Equal marriage could lead to incest, bestiality and child marriages' 43
- Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard: It's 'absurd' to think my hairdresser partner Tim Mathieson is gay15
- Former Talksport presenter furious after being branded a 'homophobic radio z-lister'11
- In Photos: As One in the Park 201317
- Tory Lord Mawhinney tables 'traditional marriage' amendment for equal marriage bill61
- US: Gay Jewish activist wins $3.5M lawsuit against cousin for 'brutal' childhood abuse9
- Daily Mail's Andrew Pierce: I'm called a 'homophobe' and 'Uncle Tom' for opposing equal marriage102
- France: Gay rights campaigner, 18, left brain dead after far-right attack67
- Ann Widdecombe: I wouldn't have enjoyed serving under David Cameron because of equal marriage65
- Tory Lord Mawhinney tables 'traditional marriage' amendment for equal marriage bill61
- Lord Dear proposes new amendment to equal marriage bill concerning 'traditional marriage'60
- Baroness Knight: The gays are still good at antiques and Section 28 was right59
- Priest causes row by calling Justin Welby a 'wanker' on Facebook for equal marriage opposition55
- French mayor: 'I will go to the gallows' before performing a same-sex wedding52
- Tory Lord Jenkin: The Lords equal marriage vote was a victory for common decency51
- Labour's Clause 20 sex education amendment fails in the Commons50
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