21 May 2007Canadians turning to US surrogates + Couples who participate in paid surrogacy in Canada can receive a $500,000 (£233,900) fine or a decade in jail.Yet these stiff punishments have not put an end to the practice.
21 May 2007Rights groups condemn Iran’s campaign against ‘immorality’ + Iran's arbitrary arrests of thousands of men and women in recent weeks under the banner of "countering immoral behaviour" threaten basic rights to privacy, says Human Rights Watch.They have called for the immediate release of all those detained as part of this campaign, including more than 80 people seized in a raid on a private gathering in the city of Esfahan on May 10th, 2007.
21 May 2007Gay Poles march with Pride in Warsaw + Despite the hostile attitude of the Polish government towards the LGBT community, thousands took to the streets in Saturday for an Equality march.Organisers estimate about 20,000 people took part."This was the largest parade we've held in Poland," parade organizer Tomasz Baczkowski said."Polish society has opened its eyes and they know what democracy, equality and diversity mean."
21 May 2007Two charged over murder of pornographer + Two men have been arrested and charged with the killing of Bryan Charles Kosis, owner of gay pornographic movie company Cobra Video.According to the Associated Press, Harlow R.
21 May 2007Survey reveals extent of homophobia at work 28 A poll of more than 2,000 people across the UK has found that while nine of ten of them support laws protecting LGB people in the workplace, homophobia is rife.The Stonewall survey, conducted by YouGov, found that one in six people in the UK had witnessed verbal or physical bullying of gay people at work.Since 2003, LGB people have been protected against harassment in the workplace by legislation.
21 May 2007Deputy leadership candidates support gay hate law 2 PinkNews.co.uk exclusive Peter Hain, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and Wales, has said he would personally support new legislation outlawing incitement to homophobia.In an interview with PinkNews.co.uk, Mr Hain said that the government must make sure there are no hate crimes against any group in the UK.In January Home Office minister Tony McNulty vowed to review homophobic incitement laws.
21 May 2007Homophobic poster campaign fails to swing Swiss voters + An overwhelming majority of voters in Geneva have voted in favour of granting gay and lesbian couples equal inheritance rights and other benefits.In a referendum yesterday 83% voted in favour of the changes, which were supported by all political parties except the Swiss People's Party (UDC).The right-wing party caused outrage earlier this month with advertising posters opposing the changes calling gay couples infertile.
21 May 2007Ofcom slams Clarkson’s gay car comment 27 Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has been criticised by broadcasting watchdog Ofcom for using homophobic cockney-rhyming slang to describe a car.The BBC's head of editorial complaints conceded that his comments about the Daihatsu Copen in a programme broadcast last year were capable of causing offence.Clarkson asked a member of the audience if he would buy the car, to which he replied "no, its a bit gay."
21 May 2007Gay referee to officiate at Rugby World Cup + A 35-year-old referee has spoken of his personal struggle before coming out of the closet.Nigel Owens is the only openly gay man to be a rugby union ref at the highest level of the game.
21 May 2007Interview: Peter Hain sets out his stall + PinkNews.co.uk exclusiveWith the "battle" for the leadership of the Labour party over before it even started, all eyes are now on the deputy role.
21 May 2007Opposition parties differ on homophobic incitement law 2 The Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties have responded to the discussion of an offence of homophobic incitement.Candidates for the Deputy Leader of the Labour party have given their support to such a law.Peter Hain, Harriet Harman and Alan Johnson all backed calls for a new law to outlaw anti-gay hatred.
21 May 2007More precautions required for Hepatitis B + Recent studies of Olympic wrestlers show that the Hepatitis B virus (HBV) may be contracted through sweat.HBV is a blood-borne virus that affects primarily the liver and has few or no symptoms immediately after infection, but can be very dangerous.It can cause cirrhosis, chronic active hepatitis, and liver cancer.
Articles from 21 May 2007
- Humanist weddings amendment withdrawn from equal marriage bill6
- Russia: LGBT rights group fined 500,000 rubles under ‘foreign agent’ law1
- Amendments urging for civil registrars to opt out of equal marriage ceremonies withdrawn from bill6
- Gay fashioner designer Stefano Gabbana sentenced for tax evasion14
- US: Third Republican Senator comes out in favour of equal marriage2
- South Africa: Gay imam spreads message of empowerment when it comes to homosexuality and Islam7
- South Australia officially congratulates New Zealand on equal marriage, ahead of introduction of its own bill1
- Watch LIVE: House of Lords debates same-sex marriage amendments+
- Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans: ‘I continue to refute all allegations’+
- Maltese Prime Minister: A civil unions bill is to be introduced by the end of this year2
- Liberace's ex-lover claims he had six year relationship with Michael Jackson18
- Live blog: Highlights from the House of Lords committee on same-sex marriage22
- Brazil: Lawmakers approve bill which would remove ban on 'gay cure' therapy 25
- Tory MP John Glen criticises Bishop of Salisbury for voicing support for equal marriage31
- Michelle Shocked to return to San Francisco during Pride Week, to clarify her feelings following anti-gay rant17
- Gay dating website for 'homosensible' Catholic priests being run out of the Vatican19
- Poland: Prime Minister backs down and admits opposition to civil unions is too strong26
- Gay 'cure' therapy NHS ban motion gains cross-party support4
- Gay fashioner designer Stefano Gabbana sentenced for tax evasion14
- Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans re-arrested on new indecent assault allegations—
- New 'Gay Marriage No Thanks' group launches with 'ten good reasons' to oppose equal marriage86
- Barry Cryer brands ITV's Vicious 'homophobic' television85
- Lord Tebbit: I wouldn't have been surprised if Jimmy Savile was homosexual84
- Archbishop of York: Would the Church of England rather bless 'sheep and trees' than gay couples?84
- Mixed martial arts fighter: 'Equal marriage could lead to incest, bestiality and child marriages'69
- Lib Dems' Baroness Williams to support anti-equal marriage 'union' amendment69
- Maria Miller tables Public Order Act amendment protecting critics of equal marriage67
- Labour MSP Elaine Smith: 'I'm against equal marriage but don't call me homophobic'64
- Tory Lord Mawhinney tables 'traditional marriage' amendment for equal marriage bill62
- Lord Hylton tables new wrecking amendment for the equal marriage bill62
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