11 March 2008Clinton campaign ad actress supports Obama 1 It was an ad campaign that seemed to change the tide of Hillary Clinton's race for the Presidential nomination.Capitalising on her years of experience, Clinton assured viewers she was the best person to pick up the phone if a national emergency arose at 3am.The tactic seemed to work, but now it has emerged that an actress in the ad, Casey Knowles, says she is a actually an Obama supporter.
11 March 2008Pro-gay Governor of New York in prostitution scandal 1 New York Democratic Governor Eliot Spitzer has been tied to a prostitution ring after a federal investigation revealed he was recorded on a wiretap arranging to meet with a prostitute.Identified as Client 9 at the Emperors Club VIP escort service, Spitzer was recorded confirming plans to fly a prostitute from New York to Washington to meet him at a hotel.According to the New York Times, court documents stated Client 9 arranged to meet with an Emperors Club VIP prostitute on February 13th in Washington DC.
11 March 2008High number of Irish same-sex couples living in US + New research into US Census Bureau data has revealed that 1,200 Irish-born gay men and lesbians are living with a same-sex partner in America.The Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy also found that two-thirds of Irish-born same-sex partners are women and 15% are raising children.The Irish government is expected to bring forward proposals for a form of civil partnerships at the end of this month.
11 March 2008New London route for 10K Crusaid walk + Crusaid's Walk for Life has announced a new and improved route for this years event.The sponsored walk, which last year raised £375,000, supports poor and marginalised people affected by HIV and AIDS in the UK and Africa.Europe's largest fundraising walk for HIV kicks off at the Event Village, based at Potters Fields Park, on the 1st June.
11 March 2008I am not gay says Welsh Olympian + Former Olympic athlete Colin Jackson has denied he is gay, but said he does not mind what people say about him.Jackson, 41, told The Voice newspaper that persistent rumours about his sexuality are "strange and bizarre."The former hurdler appeared on BBC show Strictly Come Dancing in 2005 and 2006.He has just released a book, Life's New Hurdles.
11 March 2008Lesbian sex guide launched in Manchester 1 One of the UK's leading gay charities will be supplying free lube and a safer sex leaflet to women in Manchester.The Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF) has also launched Beating About The Bush, a 32-page sex guide and lesbian and bisexual women's safer sex leaflet.LGF is a health-based community charity based in Manchester working to "end homophobia and empower people."
11 March 2008Gay hate preacher attacks Steps star 10 The controversial fundamentalist Christian Stephen Green has compared Steps singer H to mass murderer Jeffrey Dahmer.Green, who is notorious for his protests at gay Pride events, was taking part in BBC Wales current affairs programme, Week In, Week Out.
11 March 2008Mehdi’s deportation to be raised in Euro Parliament 21 MEP Michael Cashman has said he will raise the case of Mehdi Kazemi in the European Parliament in Strasbourg this week.The 19-year-old Iranian is currently being held in Holland and is fighting legal moves to return him to the UK, where he is likely to face deportation to his homeland.He had unsuccessfully applied for asylum in the United Kingdom following the execution of his partner by Iranian authorities after being found guilty of sodomy.
11 March 2008Baywatch star praised for coming out 2 Jaason Simmons, known to millions across the world as hunky lifeguard Logan Fowler in beach soap opera Baywatch, has come out to an Australian magazine.The 37-year-old actor plans to marry his partner, Irish actor John O'Callaghan.The couple, who have been together for eight months, have also adopted a six-year-old Ugandan boy.
11 March 2008Democrat infighting may help McCain to the White House + The Democrats' dilemma over choosing a nominee might just be John McCain's ace in the hole.The highly publicised description of Hillary Clinton as "a monster" capable of "stooping to anything" to win by Barack Obama foreign policy advisor Samantha Powers merely underscores the intensity of the growing discord between Clinton and Obama supporters as the race for the Democratic presidential nomination lumbers forward.Moreover, it is perhaps a powerful omen of the great divide that the Democratic Party's eventual nominee will have to bridge.
11 March 2008Obama dismisses talk of Vice Presidency + Illinois Senator Barack Obama yesterday firmly rejected the idea he would be willing to sign on as Vice President for Hillary Clinton.Obama's response comes after hints from Clinton that she would be willing to consider sharing a ticket with him in the November election."I don't know how somebody who is in second place is offering the Vice presidency to someone in first place," Obama said.
11 March 2008Republican refuses to apologise for homophobic speech 10 Oklahoma state politician Sally Kern is under fire after an audio recording was leaked of her comparing gays to terrorists and telling fellow Republicans the "homosexual agenda is destroying this nation."The recording and accompanying YouTube video have sparked outrage from many, but Kern defends her words, telling the press: "What I'm saying, I believe in."The YouTube video posted this weekend by the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund featured Kern speaking out against gays.
11 March 2008JK Rowling: Homophobia is a fear of people loving 7 The author of the best-selling Harry Potter novels has given a wide-ranging interview to a student newspaper in which she defends her gay character Albus Dumbledore.JK Rowling also spoke out against fundamentalist Christians in the United States who are trying to ban her work.Speaking to Edinburgh University's Student newspaper Rowling, whose successful series of novels have made her the richest women in Britain, defended her decision to out Dumbledore last year.
11 March 2008Tribunal hearing over civil partnerships on forms 11 An employment tribunal has ruled that a Catholic couple from Scotland can pursue their claim of sexual and religious discrimination against Strathclyde Police over its definition of the term 'marital status.'Devout Catholics Lucille and Frank McQuade claim that Scotland's largest police force is guilty of religious discrimination after altering its civilian employee records to change their status from "married" to "married/civil partnership."Mr McQuade, 49, a communications officer with the force, said that no slur was intended on the gay community.
11 March 2008Prodi to step down from Italian politics + Romano Prodi has announced that he is "finished" with politics in Italy.He has served twice as Prime Minister and heads the interim government in place until the country holds a general election next month.Mr Prodi, who also served as President of the European Commission from 1999 to 2004, lost the support of parliament in January after a nine-party coalition government he was leading fell apart.
11 March 2008Iranian gay teen loses appeal against deportation to the UK 22 A 19-year-old gay man from Iran who was refused asylum in Britain and fled to Holland will be deported back to the UK, according to gay rights activists connected with his case.Mehdi Kazemi had unsuccessfully applied for asylum in the United Kingdom following the execution of his partner by Iranian authorities after being found guilty of sodomy.He faces possible execution by stoning if he returns to Iran.
11 March 2008Manchester police lose chief constable 1 A police chief known for being gay friendly has died.
11 March 2008Gay peer speaks out against deportations to Iran 21 A gay member of the House of Lords has demanded the government take action to stop a gay teenager being deported back to Iran where he could face the death penalty.Today it was revealed that 19-year-old Mehdi Kazemi, who was refused asylum in Britain and fled to Holland, will be deported back to the UK.He had unsuccessfully applied for asylum in the United Kingdom following the execution of his partner by Iranian authorities after being found guilty of sodomy.
12 March 2008Obama victorious in Mississippi 1 Illinois Senator Barack Obama increased his growing lead over rival New York Senator Hillary Clinton with a win in the Mississippi primary results yesterday.Obama was strongly favoured to win, largely due to the high percentage of black Democratic voters in the state.Clinton virtually conceded the state to Obama before voting even began and has shifted her focus to the upcoming battle for the Pennsylvania primary.
12 March 2008Gay bishop rejects restricted invite to Lambeth 1 Bishop V.
Articles from March 2008
- Pope Francis urges French delegates not to follow ‘fashionable’ ideas1
- UK: Muslim group seeks mosques for all sexualities7
- Bermuda: Anti-discrimination law adopted amid equal marriage controversy1
- Gibraltar LGBT activist awarded OBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours list1
- German Cabinet adopts bill to give gay couples equal tax benefits8
- Gay rights opponent Tory MP Edward Leigh knighted in Queen’s Birthday Honours list25
- Lord Tebbit: I wouldn’t have been surprised if Jimmy Savile was homosexual50
- Mixed martial arts boss to fighter who linked equal marriage to incest: ‘Leave talking to smart people’6
- TV presenter Clare Balding awarded OBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours list5
- Canada: Hockey player apologises after tweeting anti-gay slur about NBA player2
- Lord Tebbit: I wouldn't have been surprised if Jimmy Savile was homosexual50
- Mixed martial arts boss to fighter who linked equal marriage to incest: 'Leave talking to smart people'6
- Despite strong intolerance of gays, Pakistan leads in world for gay porn searches40
- Gay rights opponent Tory MP Edward Leigh knighted in Queen's Birthday Honours list25
- Gay police officer leaves Savile inquiry job in order to take part in Big Brother 13
- Northern Ireland elects first openly gay mayor 5
- French Olympic swimmers pose as 'imaginary gay couple' for anti-homophobia campaign12
- San Francisco: Gay blogger sentenced for taking toilet photo of gay supervisor Scott Wiener 2
- TV presenter Clare Balding awarded OBE in Queen's Birthday Honours list5
- Canada: Hockey player apologises after tweeting anti-gay slur about NBA player2
- Daily Mail's Andrew Pierce: I'm called a 'homophobe' and 'Uncle Tom' for opposing equal marriage102
- Mixed martial arts fighter: 'Equal marriage could lead to incest, bestiality and child marriages'69
- Baroness Knight: The gays are still good at antiques and Section 28 was right61
- Tory Lord Mawhinney tables 'traditional marriage' amendment for equal marriage bill61
- Lord Dear proposes new amendment to equal marriage bill concerning 'traditional marriage'60
- Lord Hylton tables new wrecking amendment for the equal marriage bill60
- French mayor: 'I will go to the gallows' before performing a same-sex wedding53
- Labour's Clause 20 sex education amendment fails in the Commons51
- Pope Francis: There is a 'gay lobby' at the heart of the Vatican 'it exists'50
- Australia: Radio host sacked for asking Prime Minister Julia Gillard if her partner is gay50
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