13 November 2006Trans stalker looking for Michael Jackson to Thrill-her + An Australian drag queen is stalking pop legend Michael Jackson, according to reports.The star has enlisted extra security after receiving around 100 letters a day from the Sydney based transvestite.The note maker expresses a desire to marry Jackson, a source told the Daily Star ahead of the performer's appearance at this week's World Music Awards in London, "They are from a man who works as a drag queen in the seedy King's Cross area of Sydney.
13 November 2006Gay Christians welcome Mexican unions 1 A gay Christian group has welcomed Mexico's introduction of civil union laws in its capital.Last week Mexico City backed civil union laws for gay and straight partners, joining the municipalities of Buenos Aires and Rio Grande de Sul (Brazil) in passing such legislation.The Metropolitan Community Churches congratulated the lawmakers on breaking down discrimination.
13 November 2006Campaigners seek Christmas cheer for El Salvador gays + Amnesty International is encouraging people across the UK to send a message of solidarity to William Hernández - a gay activist in El Salvador who has received death threats apparently intended to deter him from campaigning - as the campaign group launches its annual Greetings Card Campaign.William Hernández is the director of Asociación Entre Amigos (Between Friends Association) and he and other members of the organisation have allegedly received death threats.
13 November 2006Young gay Londoners have their say 2 Lesbian and gay Londoners are set to have a say on their city with the launch of a new LGBT Youth Council tonight.A conference, supported by the Metropolitan Police Service sees young LGBT people come together with service providers, funders and local decision makes to really have their say on matters important to them.
13 November 2006US Church suggests therapy to solve gay issue + The US Catholic Church will discuss guidelines on ways of welcoming gay people into the church at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) this week, with one controversial suggestion being therapy.The guidelines attempt to create a balance between welcoming gays and lesbians into the Church whilst upholding religious teachings.
13 November 2006Ugandan lesbian faces deportation 2 A Labour MP is supporting a Ugandan lesbian's plight after she is facing deportation despite fleeing her Muslim father after he threatened to kill her, according to reports.Faridah Kenyini, 20, came to Britain in 2004 and has been in a relationship with Sarah Garenette, a British security officer, however, a judge at her asylum hearing recently questioned her sexuality and ordered that she return home.
14 November 2006Michigan store boycotted for gay support + A few statistics pulled from the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index is all the evidence usually needed to prove being gay-friendly in 2006 is good for business.That is, unless your business is in Mason, Michigan.Teri Yale, owner of Davey's Basement, an alternative record shop located in downtown Mason, found that out the hard way after supporting the local high school's gay-straight alliance.
14 November 2006Lesbian boss under fire again + A male fire-fighter is the latest person to sue the Minneapolis fire chief, a lesbian, claiming that she discriminated against him because he is a heterosexual man.According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Elondo Wright alleges that Bonnie Bleskachek, the city's first female fire chief, and her partner, a fire department captain, gave him bad reviews, harassed him and denied him advancement.
14 November 2006Gay domain name sold for $500,000 + If you're looking to launch a new gay-focused website, you can cross Gays.com off your list of possible domain names.German Internet entrepreneurs Julius and David Dreyer recently snapped it up for the bargain-basement price of $500,000."We are extremely proud to have secured such a prestigious domain name in this exciting sector," Mr Dreyer said.
14 November 2006Gay activists lobby UN over Iran hangings + Gay campaigners are calling on the community to lobby the United Nations and European Union amid reports that ten Ahwazi Arab rights activists are scheduled to be hanged in IranThe men, accused of bombing oil installations, will by hanged from cranes in public, using the slow strangulation method, which is deliberately designed to maximise and prolong their suffering, according to reports in the Iranian media.
14 November 2006AIDS charity raising HIV awareness in schools 1 The National AIDS Trust (NAT) today launches its Schools Pack in the lead up to World AIDS Day 1 December, a practical resource for teachers providing ideas on integrating HIV into the national curriculum for Key Stages 3 and 4.The pack is designed for use throughout the school year, but has been launched ahead of World AIDS Day, so that teachers can plan lessons and activities for this international day of awareness.
14 November 2006Gay bar stops two men kissing 24 A gay pub has been accused of being "unprincipled" and "disingenuous" after a customer was told to stop kissing his boyfriend because it is "inappropriate."Scott Blockley, 39, was shocked when the General Manager of the Rose and Crown pub in Greenwich told him to stop kissing his partner Marc Finbow, 24, because other customers may find it offensive.
14 November 2006UN urged to outlaw anti-gay legislation + Green Party MEP Caroline Lucas has added her name to calls for the United Nations to outlaw anti-gay laws around the world.Dr Lucas, who represents South-East England, has signed up to a letter demanding the UN Human Rights Council adopts a resolution requiring the worldwide decriminalisation of homosexuality.
14 November 2006Gay choir helping youngsters find a voice + The London Gay Men's Chorus, the UK's largest gay choir, is to launch a youth choir, aimed at 16-21 year olds.Following a successful pilot project last year, the first workshop for those interested in joining the choir, to be known as 'Sing It!' will take place this weekend.
14 November 2006South Africa set to back gay unions 10 South Africa is set to back a controversial gay partnerships bill which is opposed by religious groups and seen as a disappointment by some gay campaigners.All members of the ruling African National Council have been ordered to vote for the Civil Unions Bill which allows the "voluntary union of two persons, which is solemnised and registered by either a marriage or civil union."
14 November 2006Schoolboy sentence appealed 6 The life sentence given to a schoolboy who killed a fellow pupil after he allegedly rejected his sexual advances has been referred for appeal.Michael Hamer was sentenced to life imprisonment last month for the murder of Joe Geeling in a case which appears to centre around a letter luring the boy to the killer's home.
14 November 2006Africa allows gay weddings 10 The African continent is not known for gay rights, but South Africa has now created a landmark in the region after passing a law allowing same sex marriage.The Civil Unions Bill was passed today by 230 votes to 41, allowing the "voluntary union of two persons, which is solemnised and registered by either a marriage or civil union."
14 November 2006South African gays demand universal marriage law 10 South African gay groups have welcomed today's historic step taken by the country's Parliament in opening up unions to gays and lesbians, but are disappointed that it will run separately to existing marriage laws.The Civil Unions Bill was passed today by 230 votes to 41, allowing the "voluntary union of two persons, which is solemnised and registered by either a marriage or civil union."
14 November 2006Police appeal for help after rape + Camden Police are releasing an e-fit and appealing for information in identifying a man sought in connection with a rape of a man in the Euston area in September 2006.At approximately 0300 on 04/09/2006 a 34-year-old male victim left GAY Late bar in Goslett Yard WC2 after a night out.
14 November 2006Gay charity reminds Ruth Kelly of ‘hidden homeless’ 1 PinkNews.co.uk ExclusiveRuth Kelly appears to have forgotten about the gay community again, this time by failing to mention them in a speech about homelessness.The Albert Kennedy Trust, England's only charity supporting housing for members of the LGBT community, criticised Ms Kelly for not mentioning the "hidden homeless."
Articles from November 2006
- Equal marriage bill amendment calls for decision to be made in 2015 referendum1
- Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Blue to headline Pride Bristol+
- In meeting with Archbishop of Canterbury, the Pope does not specify marriage as between man and woman2
- New straight civil partnerships amendment tabled for equal marriage bill in House of Lords9
- Gay police officer leaves Savile inquiry job in order to take part in Big Brother3
- Chris Brown starts equality campaign and vows to stand up for gay rights10
- Son of US Senator under fire for posting racist and homophobic tweets9
- Labour MEP Michael Cashman: Putin’s ‘hate speech’ has resulted in the ‘barbaric killing’ of gay Russian men4
- Lord Carey tables amendment to undermine equal marriage bill by calling for ‘two tiered’ marriage20
- Survey: LGBT acceptance at all time high in US, but discrimination remains+
- US: GOP Senator says he thinks businesses should be able to sack people for being gay28
- Mixed martial arts fighter: 'Equal marriage could lead to incest, bestiality and child marriages' 60
- Australia: Radio host sacked for asking Prime Minister Julia Gillard if her partner is gay44
- Video: Married binational gay couple kept apart by DOMA urges US Supreme Court strike-down22
- Scottish trans woman 'forced' to leave town after she was branded a 'witch'21
- Gay police officer leaves Savile inquiry job in order to take part in Big Brother 3
- Lord Carey tables amendment to undermine equal marriage bill by calling for 'two tiered' marriage20
- French Olympic swimmers pose as 'imaginary gay couple' for anti-homophobia campaign12
- US: Gay Catholics to turn their backs on Cardinal who compared Pride to Ku Klux Klan rally11
- In Photos: As One in the Park 201317
- Daily Mail's Andrew Pierce: I'm called a 'homophobe' and 'Uncle Tom' for opposing equal marriage102
- Tory Lord Mawhinney tables 'traditional marriage' amendment for equal marriage bill61
- Lord Dear proposes new amendment to equal marriage bill concerning 'traditional marriage'60
- Mixed martial arts fighter: 'Equal marriage could lead to incest, bestiality and child marriages'60
- Baroness Knight: The gays are still good at antiques and Section 28 was right59
- Lord Hylton tables new wrecking amendment for the equal marriage bill55
- French mayor: 'I will go to the gallows' before performing a same-sex wedding52
- Labour's Clause 20 sex education amendment fails in the Commons50
- Pope Francis: There is a 'gay lobby' at the heart of the Vatican 'it exists'49
- YouGov poll: Next Doctor Who actor being straight less important than being male and British45
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