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03 March 2006

  • 3rd March 2006

    Study reveals high HIV risk from outdoor sex

    Data was collected using a cross-section of men from directly within the PSE

    12:00 AM — People who have unprotected anal sex outdoors are at high risk of HIV reinfections, research shows.According toa Scottish Study, those who have been tested HIV are still at risk of infection, the paper "describes sexual risk behaviours and HIV testing amongst men who cruise an urban public sex environment (PSE) in southern England."

  • Governor hears anti gay adoption views 10

    Mr Romney has said he could not legally offer the church an exemption from a law that requires all adoption agencies work with same-sex couples

    12:00 AM — Further establishing himself as a right wing politician, Gov. Mitt Romney said this week he would sign a bill outlawing abortion, even in cases of rape or incest, and that he would discuss exempting Catholic charities from gay adoptions.The governor has agreed to meet with the state's Roman Catholic bishops to discuss their bid to exempt Christian charities from gay adoptions.

  • Brokebat Mountain: “Batman is gay”, says George Clooney 16

    Fans have debated for years on the sexuality of Bruce Wayne's alter ego

    12:00 AM — Gotham City superhero, Batman, is gay, according to Hollywood superstar George Clooney.The actor who was being interviewed on an American Oscar show, replied to host Barbara Walters' who asked if he would ever play a gay cowboy. Mr Clooney said he believed he had already played a gay character, "I was in a rubber suit and I had rubber nipples. I could have played Batman straight, but I made him gay."

  • New York’s gays can’t decide whether to back Hillary Clinton

    Mrs Clinton has come under fire for her views on gay marriage

    12:00 AM — A week after PinkNews.co.uk reported that gay groups in New York were not backing Hillary Clinton's re-election campaign, it has emerged that the groups are split over whether to sever donations to the former first lady.Last week, a confidential memo written by Alan Van Capelle, theexecutive director of the Empire State Pride Agenda, was leaked to the gay media. It recommended that gay groups should not contribute funds to Mrs Clinton's re-election campaign for her seat in the Senate.

  • Brokebat Mountain: Batman is gay, says Clooney 11

    Fans have debated for years on the sexuality of Bruce Wayne's alter ego

    12:00 AM — Gotham City superhero, Batman, is gay, according to Hollywood superstar George Clooney.The actor who was being interviewed on an American Oscar show, replied to host Barbara Walters' who asked if he would ever play a gay cowboy. Mr Clooney said he believed he had already played a gay character, "I was in a rubber suit and I had rubber nipples. I could have played Batman straight, but I made him gay."

  • Spectator readers show support for gay rights and pornography

    The Spectator survey used slightly stronger wording, but it still demonstrates a clear change in public perception of homosexuality

    12:00 AM — It might be the bastion of Tory middle England, but the Spectator has proven that its nickname the "Sextator" might be quite apt. A surprising survey of readers found that most had rather liberal attitudes to homosexuality and pornography.The Spectator, the right leaning, Conservative supporting news magazine found in a survey of readers that women were more liberal than their husbands when it came to homosexuality. Only 14 per cent of female readers considered homosexuality to be "morally wrong in all circumstances" compared to 27 per cent of men.

  • Gay marriage push in China

    Homosexuality was seen a mental disorder in China until 2001

    12:00 AM — A Chinese sociologist is encouraging her country to allow gay marriage so that homophobic discrimination will end.Li Yinhe, a sociologist and member of the advisory body to parliament, is submitting a proposal on same-sex marriage. Until 2001 Homosexuality was seen a mental disorder in China.

  • Sweden looking for gay campers

    Swimming is just one of the activities taking place at the camp

    12:00 AM — A Swedish group has set up a camp for gay, bisexual men and others who want to explore their homosexuality.The International GayCamp 2006, for Men who have Sex with Men, will take part for 8 days from July 23 outside Stockholm in Sweden. The Gay-Camp Organisation is a non-profit organisation run by men from the gay community for males who wants to explore their sexuality.

  • Police to protect transgenders using toilets

    The move, under the Which Loo? Campaign, has been endorsed by Metropolitan Police

    12:00 AM — A Croydon based gay police group has persuaded Scotland Yard to agree on guidance to protect transgenders from abuse when they use public toilets.One of the fears of those changing gender is being verbally abused, assaulted or seen as breaking the law for being in what others may see as the wrong toilet.

  • Auction site offers Brokeback money 1

    The auction site contains numerous listings for “Bank of Gyllenhaal“£20 notes

    12:00 AM — As if t-shirts, dolls, sweet dispensers are not enough, eBay sellers are now offering Brokeback Mountain money.The auction site contains numerous listings for "Bank of Gyllenhaal"£20 notes. British bidders can make offers for the notes which contain images of one of the stars of the gay cowboy movie.

  • EastEnders star wants fans support for lesbian storyline 5

    Natalie Cassidy wants her fans to be behind her when the Albert Square resident leaves on screen husband Martin  for a lesbian relationship

    12:00 AM — EastEnders actress Natalie Cassidy has asked viewers to be undestanding over her characters upcoming stortyline as a lesbian.Ms Cassidy, who plays Sonia Fowler in the BBC soap, wants her fans to be behind her when the Albert Square resident leaves on screen husband Martin (James Alexandrou) for a lesbian relationship with Naomi Julien (Petra Letang.)

  • Brokeback Mountain is top internet search

    Brokeback Mountain, directed by Ang Lee,  is tipped for Oscar glory at the Hollywood ceremony on March 5, with eight nominations

    12:00 AM — Gay cowboy movie Brokeback Mountain is the most searched for film ahead of this weekend's Oscars ceremony.Ahead of the 78th Annual Academy Awards ceremony which takes place this Sunday, research reveals those films and actors the UK public have been searching on over the past few weeks.Web analysts, Hitwise Search Intelligence revealed that the film has had the highest amount of hits since nominations fot the 78th Annual Academy Awards were announced in January

  • Ashley Cole files lawsuit over gay orgy story 32

    Last month the News of the World claimed that two unnamed footballers were caught on camera in an orgy with a  well known music industry figure

    12:00 AM — England and Arsenal star Ashley Cole has started legal action against the News of the World and the Sun for harassment, libel and breach of privacy, in relation to articles describing an alleged gay orgy.Although the footballer, who is engaged to Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Tweedy, was not directly named in any of the stories, the 25 year old's lawyers complained that the photograph and accompanying text in the articles suggested he was one of the players involved. They said their client denied involvement in a sexual relationship with another Premiership footballer or with any other man.

  • Gay health removed from government website

    The page, ran by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA),  discussed safer sex and the impact of discrimination as well as drug abuse

    12:00 AM — A US gay rights group is accusing the government of bias towards christian groups after it removed gay health information from its website following anti gay groups complaints.The Family Research Council (FRC), a Judeo-Christian group which promotes marriage and family as the centre of society, encouraged its members to complain to the Department of Health and Human Services over a web page they believe contains destructive behaviour and biased views. Within two weeks the material was removed.

  • Officer stopped treatment of gay man, lawsuit claims 2

    The lawsuit charges that Mr Bowman discriminated against Green by preventing others from providing life-saving medical care to Green because of his sexual orientation and/or perceived HIV status

    12:00 AM — The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit on behalf of the family of a West Virginia man who died of a heart attack after the police chief allegedly prevented his friend from performing CPR because he falsely assumed the man was HIV positive.Claude Green, 43, who was gay, died last year. The ACLU filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia on behalf of his family against the City of Welch and Robert K. Bowman, Welch's Chief of Police.

  • Parents offered anti gay therapy for teens 4

    Alan Chambers says he is living proof that gays can change

    12:00 AM — Religious organisations are harming homosexual teenagers by offering bogus "cure" therapies, according to research from a US gay group.The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute claims that Christian groups in Florida are offering parents therapy to stop their child becoming gay.

  • Catholic charity members resign over anti gay adoption

    The Vatican believes gay adoptions are “gravely immoral.“

    12:00 AM — Several members of the Catholic Charities Board resigned this week in protest against Massachusetts bishop's anti gay adoption stance.Roman Catholic bishops in Massachusetts have requested that Christian social service agencies are exempt from gay adoption laws. The bishops said state law compromised their religious freedom by ordering them to consider gay people as adoptive parents.

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