10 April 2006Gay employee rights updated + Gay charity Stonewall will today launch un updated version of the 2003 employment regulations relating to sexual orientation in the workplace.The 'Discrimination at work - it's so over' guide is the result of a joint initiative between Stonewall and the Trades Union Congress (TUC.)
12 April 2006Attorney appeals to stop gay partner benefits + Health insurance should not be given to partners of gay workers, according to the state attorney in Michigan.Republican Attorney General Mike Cox was in court yesterday arguing that university and local government policies offering health insurance to gay partners violated a 2004 amendment to the Michigan constitution concerning marriage, by putting domestic partnerships on an equal par.
12 April 2006Gays face Christian school expulsion + US gay and lesbian students face expulsion from Christian schools if they reveal their sexuality, a gay group has warned.Soulforce, a gay organisation, currently touring America promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights, claims over 200 colleges and universities actively ban homosexual students.
12 April 2006Civil rights director in gay preference row + New Jersey's head of civil rights has been accused of discriminating against black employees by deliberately promoting whites, Latinos and gays ahead of them.The Division on Civil Rights director, Frank Vespa-Papaleo is cited in a lawsuit from his assistant director, Philip Freeman, who claims he was harassed because he is black and straight.
12 April 2006State hears gay marriage views 1 The Massachusetts State House held a six hour hearing on gay marriage yesterday as supporters and opponents came together to argue their case for a 2008 vote on a ban on same sex unions.Supporters of the ban are standing by the argument that legalised gay marriage undermines the traditional family structure, and opponents are pushing for further equality.
12 April 2006MEP slams Nigeria’s “homophobic” culture + The Nigerian government is facing condemnation from the European Parliament over plans to make homosexual marriage illegal and to ban gay organisations.MEP Michael Cashman (UK), president of the Intergroup on gay and lesbian rights , accused the government of supporting a "homophobic" culture and threatening "the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens."
12 April 2006Apprentice contestant is a lesbian, friends say 3 A contestant on Sir Alan Sugar's TV show, "The Apprentice," has been outed by a British tabloid.Ruth Badger, a favourite to win a contract with Sir Alan's company at the end of the BBC2 competition, is reportedly a lesbian and is divorcing her husband, Ian.
12 April 2006Indiana gays gain anti-discrimination laws 1 Indianapolis' economic health and viability has been enhanced by the extension of human rights protections to include the city's gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender citizens, declared leaders of the city's gay groups have declared.Sexual orientation and gender equality has been added to the Indianapolis Human Rights Ordinance.
12 April 2006HIV man leaves Scotland after “gay paedophile” label 2 An HIV sufferer is leaving Scotland because of a lack of support and constant abuse including being labelled a "gay paedophile."John Percy is the country's longest surviving man with the illness, but says he is moving to London because his last few years in Edinburgh have been "hell."
12 April 2006Gay workers lose support + Gay state workers in Kentucky have lost rights to anti discrimination laws after a new governor made changes to the 2003 employment policy.Governor Ernie Fletcher announced the new law as part of the state's "Diversity Day," he replaced former Governor Paul Patton's law with one that prohibits employment discrimination because of "race, colour, national origin, sex, age, religion, veteran status and disability," but no longer sexuality.
13 April 2006Danny La Rue to take to the stage again 4 Danny La Rue may well take to the stage again, after making good progress with his recovery from a debilitating stroke earlier this year.La Rue will tour in Wolverhampton in June, quashing rumours that he is too ill to perform at venues around the UK because of a stroke.
13 April 2006Air Force poster woman dismissed for being lesbian 1 After 19 years of service as a flight nurse, Margaret Witt has filed an injunction in U.S.
13 April 2006Brokeback Mountain banned in US prison + A Massachusetts corrections officer found himself in hot water last week when he screened Brokeback Mountain for his inmates.The so-called "gay cowboy" film, was not on a list of approved video material, because it violated official policy of showing sexual content.
13 April 2006Lesbian couple fight to have both names on son’s birth certificate 1 A Superior Court judge in Monmouth County has denied a lesbian couple's request that both of their names should be put on their baby son's birth certificate.There is an artificial insemination statue in the State, which enables a husband to have his name on his wife's child's birth certificate if he has consented to her artificial insemination by another man.
13 April 2006“Abused” Priest quits Church + A Roman Catholic Priest who sued his own diocese for alleged abuse by another priest has left the priesthood.John Nesbella cited criticism from other clergy over his decision to highlight the issue of gay priests with his court case, as the reason behind his decision to leave.
13 April 2006“Frenzy of passion” killer gets 8 years + A Melbourne woman who stabbed her lesbian lover to death in a "frenzy of passion" has been jailed for eight years.Justice Nettle told the court that Joanne Stenhouse was in a "love-hate relationship, in which you and the deceased appeared incapable of living peacefully together but incapable of living without each other."Ms Stenhouse stabbed her partner Anne Maher to death, on Easter Sunday last year.
13 April 2006London gay Men’s Chorus to celebrate 15th birthday + The London gay Men's Chorus is to celebrate it's 15th birthday with a concert on 29th of April at Cadogan Hall, Sloane Square in London."We'll be performing lots of old favourites and things that we're often requested to sing" said ,a member of the choir for 12 years.
13 April 2006Where are the gay footballers? asks The Independent’s survey + A survey in the Independent newspaper has revealed that most footballers believe that the profession is homophobic.Peter Clayton, chief executive of the Middlesex FA and the only openly gay man on the FA council said: "the main difficulty at the moment is that players are assets, They have a market value, which clubs might feel could be affected."
13 April 2006What do kids think about gay football heroes? + PinkNews.co.uk ExclusiveAs a detailed and thorough survey of professional footballers in the UK reveals that 57% consider the sport to be homophobic, PinkNews.co.uk's only slightly less comprehensive children's survey suggests a more tolerant future for gay footballers.Interrupting a kick about in a local playground, the young teens initially giggled when I asked them if sexuality should come into play in football, (my fault - I shouldn't have used the hilarious "s" word), but were happy to talk about their understanding of the "gay footballer" issue.
13 April 2006Helpline for gay married men + Gay Project Cork research has shown that of 3,000 gay men living and working in Kerry, many are married and leading double lives.David Roche, development manager for Gay Project Cork said that keeping their homosexuality hidden was a priority for some men: "Many remain married after discovering their true sexuality.
Articles from April 2006
- London beaten gay couple urge politicians to beware of legitimising anti-gay attitudes+
- US church blames Oklahoma tornado on gay basketball player Jason Collins13
- Lib Dem Deputy Leader Simon Hughes: ‘I struggled with the issue of sexuality since I was a teenager’20
- Boris Johnson calls on Tories to unite and for the government to ‘get on with legalising equal marriage’7
- George Michael’s lucky escape after falling out of a car travelling at 70mph5
- Openly gay NBA player Jason Collins honoured with courage award+
- Norman Tebbit: David Cameron has ‘f**** things up’ with his equal marriage bill51
- New York: Thousands of protesters condemn murder of ‘gay angel Mark Carson’4
- Boris Johnson, Martina Navratilova and Clare Balding to take part in Pride London festival2
- MPs to debate humanist marriage ceremonies9
- London: Gay couple threatened with death in violent late night homophobic assault127
- Video: President Obama tells all-male college 'Be the best husband to your boyfriend'7
- Tory MP Gerald Howarth: 'There are plenty in the aggressive homosexual community who want more than just same-sex marriage' 89
- Norman Tebbit: David Cameron has 'f**** things up' with his equal marriage bill51
- Manager: Fined and suspended mixed martial arts fighter 'doesn't feel remorse' for homophobic tweet17
- Coalition deal with Labour on straight civil partnerships keeps same-sex marriage bill on track16
- George Michael's lucky escape after falling out of a car travelling at 70mph5
- Government considers watered down same-sex marriage bill to minimise Tory rebellion133
- London: Gay couple threatened with death in violent late night homophobic assault127
- Tory MP Gerald Howarth: 'There are plenty in the aggressive homosexual community who want more than just same-sex marriage'89
- Philip Hammond: 'No great demand for gay marriage and it's upsetting vast numbers of people'73
- Bret Easton Ellis slams GLAAD and says gay basketball player Jason Collins treated like a 'baby panda'69
- Government to consider abolishing civil partnerships or opening up to straight couples68
- US Radio host: Gay news websites are covered with porn that is turning teens gay62
- Lib Dem MP Sarah Teather tells Catholic newspaper 'I never went into politics to tackle equal marriage'59
- Tory MP David Burrowes: 'I'm not anti-gay; I'm just pro-marriage'57
- Tory MP David Burrowes: I only want a referendum on same-sex marriage so I can defeat the government's bill54
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