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13 March 2006

  • 13th March 2006

    Professor angers gay groups over sperm warning

    Genetics experts have in the past examined the existence of a gay gene

    12:00 AM — A New Zealand university professor has angered gay groups by suggesting that recipients of sperm from gay donors should be warned that the "gay gene" may be inherited.His comments come after medics lifted the ban on gay sperm donors in reaction to protests from human rights groups.

  • News of the World could sue PinkNews.co.uk over Ashley Cole stories 25

    The proceedings refer to an article titled, “Internet rumours “name“ bisexual football star“ in which the website discussed the News of the World story, “Gay as you go“ and rumours circulating across the internet

    12:00 AM — PinkNews.co.uk, the gay news website that published an unedited version of a photograph of the footballer Ashley Cole and the radio DJ, Masterstepz may face legal action from the News of the World.Notification was received from solicitors acting for the News of the World this morning stating that they reserve the right to commence third party proceedings against the site in relation to the libel claims of Mr Cole.

  • Group to hear views of gay cancer sufferers

    The Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire Cancer Services network is launching a project to improve their understanding of  the needs of cancer sufferers from the gay, lesbian, and transgendered communities

    12:00 AM — Cancer patients from the gay community are to be consulted about how services could be made better for them.The Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire Cancer Services network is launching a project to improve their understanding of the needs of cancer sufferers from the gay, lesbian, and transgendered communities.

  • Israeli politician promises gay marriage rights

    Yossi Beilin, a member of left wing party, Meretz, announced the group's policy along with other politicians, at a bar popular with the gay community in Tel Aviv

    12:00 AM — In the run up to this month's elections in Israel, one politician has promised to push for the inclusion of gay people in a new law on civil marriage.Yossi Beilin, a member of left wing party, Meretz, announced the group's policy along with other politicians, at a bar popular with the gay community in Tel Aviv.

  • Hillary Clinton still banking on gay support despite gay marriage row 5

    Mrs Clinton opposes moves to create a constitutional amendment that permanently rules out gay marriage

    12:00 AM — Ticket sales for a gay and lesbian fund-raising event for Hillary Clinton have remained high despite a high profile row concerning the New York senator's views on gay marriage.Mrs Clinton, the former first lady and wife of President Bill Clinton is widely believed to be considering standing to become the Democrat's nominee for the next Presidential election.Mrs Clinton supports civil unions, a similar system to the British civil partnership scheme, gay marriage in all but name. However, she continues to support the Defence of Marriage Act, enacted by her husband that maintains that marriages must be between partners of the opposite sex.

  • Government ensures equal access for gay community 1

    Trade and Industry secretary Alan Johnson announced the consultation on reforms this afternoon

    12:00 AM — Pubs, hotels and restaurants will face prosecution for turning away gay customers, according to government plans announced today.The scheme fulfils a promise made last year that the 2006 Equality Act would ban discrimination based on sexuality in the supply of goods, facilities and services.Trade and Industry secretary Alan Johnson announced the consultation on reforms this afternoon, he said: "It's easy to forget how far we have come in the past eight years. We have repealed clause 28, equalised the age of consent for gay men and introduced civil partnerships."

  • Gay group banned from university

    The group will also visit Regent University, who says its policies don't bar  gay students.

    12:00 AM — The Rev. Jerry Falwell has once again become a thorn in the gay community's side by banning an activist group of gay rights advocates from appearing at his Conservative Christian Liberty University.According to Southern Voice, the Soulforce Equality Ride, a group of 35 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) members, has launched a nationwide tour of Christian campuses to promote an end to the discrimination of our community.

  • Libraries refused funding over gay books

    Bill sponsor Rep. Sally Kern told the Daily Oklahoman, “If we expose children to sexual material without parental knowledge and guidance, we're programming them for destruction“

    12:00 AM — The Oklahoma House of Representatives, which last year legislated that gay themed books should be moved to adult sections of libraries, is threatening to deny funding to libraries thatdon't enforce the rule.Politicians in the House Appropriations and Budget Committee passed HB 2158 by a vote of 13-3, and it is headed to the full House.

  • Talk show blasted for putting lesbians over drugs

    campaigners have expressed disgust at the RTE network for allowing more time to discuss gay marriage than to the drugs epidemic

    12:00 AM — Irish talk show, the Late Late Show has been criticised by drugs groups for "putting lesbians before the drugs issue."Angry campaigners have expressed disgust at the RTE network for allowing more time to discuss gay marriage than to the drugs epidemic.

  • Brokeback kiss ranked second sexiest movie moment 7

    The kiss between Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger in the gay cowboy romance Brokeback Mountain has been ranked the second sexiest movie moment

    12:00 AM — The kiss between Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger in the gay cowboy romance Brokeback Mountain has been ranked the second sexiest movie moment of all time.The embrace was beaten by the not so elegant spanking scene in 2002 cult film, the Secretary, in a poll conducted by Lovefilm.com.

  • Immigrants tested with gay kiss 1

    The test marks a crackdown on immigration for the country usually known for its liberal views

    12:00 AM — Muslim groups are criticising the Netherlands over the use of films featuring two men kissing to test asylum seeker's liberal attitudes as a basis for entry into the country.Applicants' reactions will be tested to see if they can accept the language and culture of Holland.Leaders from the Muslim community in Holland say the film is offensive, "It really is a provocation aimed to limit immigration. It has nothing to do with the rights of homosexuals."

  • Prison service looking for gay recruits

    The SPS will be the first uniformed service to commit to a campaign to create workplace equality for gay people

    12:00 AM — The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) is looking to shed its "straight man" image by appealing to more gays and lesbians.The service wants to increase its share of homosexual staff to at least six out of every 100 prison officers.They have launched an advertising blitz in gay publications to recruit the gay community in Glasgow, Barlinnie and Edinburgh jails.

  • Gay group slams Catholic charities decision to end adoption scheme

    Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (R) has promised to seek an exemption from state law for religious organisations

    12:00 AM — Catholic Charities in Boston have announced that they will end their adoption programme in reaction to laws forcing them to allow gay people to adopt.The statement comes after months of infighting and was met with disapproval from gay-rights groups.

  • Pro gay rights judge threatened with impeachment

    Mr Dwyer is the same delegate who made a failed effort to get a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage on the November ballot

    12:00 AM — After years of promising to impeach any judge who attempted to overturn a Maryland state law banning same-sex marriage, Ann Arundel County delegate Don Dwyer attempted to do just that this week when Baltimore circuit court judge M. Brooke Murdock ruled in favour of same-sex marriage.But his fellow lawmakers didn't agree, voting 20-3 late Thursday to reject a proposal to impeach Ms Murdock.

  • New Zealand clinics legalise gay sperm donation

    PinkNews.co.uk revealed last week that the ban may be lifted

    12:00 AM — A fertility clinic's U-Turn on a ban against gay men from donating sperm means it will start accepting donations by the end of the month, according to Reuters.The decision comes after a Wellington man was denied from making a donation after hearing about a national donor shortage and offering to help. Both he and his partner were told they could not donate sperm because they were gay.

  • Acting agencies accused of ignoring gay roles

    New Zealand agencies seem to be ignoring the success of gay films such as Brokeback Mountain

    12:00 AM — New Zealand acting agencies are refusing to put forward their clients for gay roles, according to a Kiwi film maker.Director Andy Boreham, who is making a gay safe sex film for the New Zealand AIDs Foundation, told a gay publication that he has been stifled by agents who don't want to offer same sex "affectionate" parts to their actors.

  • Bulgaria choose gay transvestite for Eurovision 2006 2

    The infamous artist, Azis, 28, will accompany Mariana Popova on stage to perform the Eastern European country's 2006 entry, Let Me Cry

    12:00 AM — A gay transvestite is being tipped to represent Bulgaria at this years Eurovision song contest in Athens.The infamous artist, Azis, 28, will accompany Mariana Popova on stage to perform the Eastern European country's 2006 entry, Let Me Cry.

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