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07 May 2008

  • 7th May 2008

    Gay penguins top list of controversial books – again

    And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, was published in 2005

    4:59 PM — A heart-warming tale of same-sex love and parenting among New York penguins has topped the list of books most complained about in American libraries for the second year running.

  • Denver lesbians on trial for marriage protest

    The couple took Rev. Mike Morran with them

    4:44 PM — A court in Colorado has heard that a lesbian couple who held a sit-in protest against the state's ban on same-sex marriage are guilty of trespassing. Sheila Schroeder, 43 and Kate Burns, 44, staged their protest in September 2007.

  • INTERVIEW: The master of homoerotic horror

    The Brotherhood was an acclaimed homoerotic thriller

    4:33 PM — Working for B-movie great Roger Corman in the early 1980s launched director David DeCoteau's career, but in the 57 films he's directed in the 20-some years since, the openly gay director has carved out a niche all his own.

  • America’s most senior military officer relaxed about gays serving 1

    Admiral Mike Mullen is Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff

    4:13 PM — The Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff has said that Congress, and not the military, is responsible for the ban on openly lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans from military service.

  • British star urges Hollywood gays out of the closet

    Marin Freeman played Tim in the hit TV show The Office

    3:52 PM — One of the stars of hit comedy The Office has said he is convinced there are many high-profile Hollywood celebrities who are gay, and he can't understand why they do not come out.

  • Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit on DVD

    This BAFTA award-winning drama follows the story of Jessica

    3:27 PM — An acclaimed BBC drama about lesbian coming-of-age will be available to buy on DVD next month. Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit is a story of love, freedom and religious intolerance.

  • Apology for gay man detained for kissing boyfriend 3

    The Cayman Islands is a British Overseas Territory

    1:18 PM — The Director of Tourism on the Cayman Islands has apologised to an American visitor who was targeted and held by police for kissing his boyfriend in public.

  • 60 years of the NHS celebrated at Pride London 1

    The LGBT contribution to the National Health Service to be celebrated at Pride London

    12:59 PM — A special float bringing together the Gay & Lesbian Association of Doctors and Dentists, the Royal College of Nursing and the Dept of Health LGBT Staff Group will celebrate 60 years of LGBT contribution to the NHS.

  • Stevie Wonderful wins UK drag king contest

    Fiona King, aka Stevie Wondeful, was a first time Drag King

    12:33 PM — A London-based disability rights worker has been crowned "King of the Castle" at the first ever National Drag King competition, which was held on Sunday. Stevie Wonderful, a.k.a. Fiona King, was triumphant.

  • Brighton walk raises funds for Stonewall

    The 10K sponsored walk has become something of a Brighton tradition

    12:18 PM — More than 300 people took to the streets of Brighton last weekend in support of gay, lesbian and bisexual rights. The fifth annual Equality Walk raised funds for Stonewall, and this year GaydarRadio hosts Dicky and Dolly and comedian Amy Lamé were on hand.

  • Boris appoints gay deputy Mayor 1

    Richard Barnes is London Assembly member for Ealing and Hillingdon

    11:57 AM — The new Mayor of London has announced that Richard Barnes will serve as his deputy. He is a former leader of the Conservative administration in the London Borough of Hillingdon.

  • Clinton leads in Indiana as record numbers turn out to vote 4

    Clinton had a four point lead over Obama in Indiana going into the contest

    10:24 AM — New York Senator Hillary Clinton is currently leading over Illinois Senator Barack Obama in early Indiana primary results. In both Indiana and North Carolina voter turnout was expected to reach record numbers.

  • Obama takes North Carolina primary

    Obama and his wife Michelle planned his election night party at a coliseum at North Carolina State University

    10:17 AM — Illinois Senator Barack Obama claimed victory in the North Carolina Democratic primary results yesterday. Just after voting polls closed in the state, CNN project Obama as the winner of the contest based on exit polls.

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