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April 2008

  • 23rd April 2008

    The Eye

    7:57 PM — For a young actress trying to prove her mettle, appearing in a horror film can seem like a canny move. So little wonder Jessica Alba has now decided to do a horror film and, specifically, a remake of a South-East Asian horror flick.

  • Fools Gold

    7:32 PM — It wouldn't be Spring without a bit of romance in the air, yet this month sees a surprising lack of films revolving around love and relationships. What we do get, is this unusual romantic comedy.

  • Comment: Mayoral candidates push for pink vote 1

    The free event was fully booked and described by Boris Johnson as, "the best attended so far"

    3:09 PM — Following Saturdays Stonewall hustings event, PinkNews.co.uk readers have one more chance to vote in our Mayor of London poll. Five mayoral candidates faced their toughest grilling yet at the Stonewall hustings on Saturday.

  • More outrage at EU anti-discrimination climb down 2

    The Czech Republic is also known to be opposed, while Sweden, Finland, Spain and the UK are strongly in favour

    1:47 PM — A new petition to convince the European Commission and Member States to bring forward a European anti-discrimination directive has been launched today by Liberal Democrat MEP Liz Lynne.

  • Gay men incorrectly sent for HIV tests by health insurers

    80% of frontline customer service staff gave incorrect information

    12:07 PM — Research has shown that many gay men are too often being sent to have unnecessary HIV tests when they apply for health insurance.

  • Government of Bahrain seeks to punish ‘homosexual children’ 6

    MP's have called for a study into how widespread homosexuality is in Bahrain

    10:59 AM — The government of Bahrain is taking action to stamp out homosexuals in the country. In a wide ranging set of proposals MP's have set out a number of initiative designed to rid the country of homosexuals.

  • Peers vote for freedom to criticise the LGBT community 27

    Religious groups will also welcome the amendment

    10:19 AM — Peers have made an amendment to the Criminal Justice Bill that will protect the freedom of speech of comics, rap artists and those who criticise other people’s sexuality.

  • Clinton wins Pennsylvania following a weekend of gay campaigning 1

    Hillary Clinton has won Pennsylvania

    7:00 AM — Hillary Clinton has won the Pennsylvania Democratic primary election but she still trails her rival Barack Obama. With almost all votes counted, Mrs Clinton won 55 per cent of the Pennsylvania voters to 45 per cent for Mr Obama.

  • 22nd April 2008

    New rights for lesbian parents in New South Wales

    It was estimated 20 per cent of the state's female same-sex couples had children

    4:39 PM — The government of New South Wales (NSW) has announced that children born through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) to lesbian mothers will have the same rights as those of heterosexual couples.

  • Green MEP condemns decision to scale back anti-discrimination directive 2

    Juris Lavrikous of the International Lesbian and Gay Association told the EU observer, "This is a huge step back"

    3:40 PM — Jean Lambert, Green MEP for London, has condemned the European Commission’s apparent decision to end its plans to protect people against discrimination on grounds of age and sexual orientation.

  • Watch the candidates for Mayor at gay hustings 1

    Nearly 400 people attended the hustings

    3:21 PM — Last weekend five of the candidates for Mayor of London addressed a gay audience and answered questions. The hustings was organised by gay equality organisation Stonewall.

  • Polish official who accused Tinky Winky of being gay resigns 3

    Tinky Winky is the largest of the Teletubbies. He is sometimes found dancing in a ballet-style tutu from time to time, which is also often worn by Laa-Laa.

    3:10 PM — A Polish official who questioned the sexuality of Teletubbies character, 'Tinky Winky' has resigned from office. Eva Sowinska last year said she would ask psychologists to investigate whether the purse-carrying character was gay and promoted homosexuality.

  • Research shows blogs more popular with LGBT community 1

    The rise in popularity of blogs is good news for advertisers

    2:27 PM — According to a recent national survey gay and lesbian adults reading more blogs than their heterosexual counterparts.

  • Gay airport guard wins sexual harassment case

    Mr Rondeau could expect to be awarded £30,000. Photo by maxf

    1:26 PM — A gay airport security guard from Feltham has won his tribunal case that a female colleague harassed him by thrusting her breasts against him and pestering him for sex.

  • CNN reporter arrested in compromising situation 3

    Richard Quest is one of the most instantly recognisable members of the CNN team

    11:59 AM — A British born news anchor for American news channel CNN has been arrested for loitering and possession of an illegal substance. Richard Quest, 46, was challenged by police in New York's Central park.

  • Pope reinforces conservative values at the end of US tour 26

    The tour will be remembered for his comments about the church's sexual abuse crisis

    11:06 AM — Pope Benedict XVI has concluded his six-day visit to the United States with a speech that spoke against abortion and gay marriage. Before a crowd of over 60,000 people, he ended his first visit to the United States.

  • Chelsea woos gay voters in tight Pennsylvania race 1

    Chelsea Clinton has been a vital contributor to her mother's run for the presidency

    9:35 AM — Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton spent this past weekend campaigning for her mother Hillary Clinton in Pennsylvania in a most unusual fashion. Accompanied by Governor Ed Rendell, Chelsea Clinton trolled through Philadelphia on a gay bar crawl.

  • 21st April 2008

    Royal gay sex blackmail tape played in secret

    The Royal involved is not thought to carry out public duties

    9:56 PM — The Old Bailey today heard a tape recording that contains claims that a male member of the Royal family performed a gay sex act on an employee, known as witness D. Members of the press and the public were ordered to leave the court room before the judge allowed the tape to be played.

  • There are no gays in football claims Italian club official 2

    "A homosexual cannot do the job of a footballer"

    5:47 PM — A former managing director of one of the world's best-known football clubs has claimed that "a homosexual cannot do the job of a footballer." Luciano Moggi, formerly with Juventus, is banned from football until 2011.

  • Uruguay’s first gay union, four months after they became legal 1

    The first actual ceremony in Uruguay took place last Thursday

    5:03 PM — In the South American nation of Uruguay, a new law granting cohabiting couples who have lived together for more than five years the same rights as straight married couples was signed into law in December.

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