22nd January 2009
Gay mayor faces multiple calls to resign after lying about sex with teen 13
3:00 PM — The first gay person elected as Mayor of Portland should resign, a local LGBT publication has said. Just Out has taken a similar stance to local Oregon newspapers.
Biopic of gay politician Harvey Milk nominated for eight Oscars 5
2:26 PM — A dramatisation of the life of assassinated gay politician Harvey Milk has been nominated for multiple Academy Awards.
Majority of Florida voters favour an end to ban on gay adoption 6
2:08 PM — A new poll has found that 55% of people in Florida would support the repeal of a law banning gay people from adopting.
Polish MP disciplined after asking if former Prime Minister is gay 3
1:46 PM — A member of the ruling party in Poland is to be removed as the chair of a parliamentary committee after he publicly questioned if one of his political opponents is gay.
Roofer sentenced to life for 1997 murder of trans woman 1
1:13 PM — A 42-year-old man has been sentenced to life for the murder of a trans sex worker in London in 1997. James Hopkins, of Bawn Drive, Farnley, Leeds will serve at least 17 years.
EU and UN condemn arrest of AIDS workers in Senegal 1
1:01 PM — The United Nations AIDS organisation and representatives of the European Union have called on Senegal to decriminalise homosexuality after the arrest of nine gay men.
Court rules New Orleans can grant benefits to same-sex partners 1
12:18 PM — A homophobic Christian group has failed in its attempt to stop the city of New Orleans granting health benefits to the domestic partners of employees.
Gay judge reveals homophobic interrogation on his way to the bench 3
11:40 AM — The first High Court judge to be open about his homosexuality has revealed that he had to face questions about his sex life by a "special tribunal" of inquisitors when he applied to be a part-time recorder.
Amnesty highlights ongoing violence against trans people in Honduras
11:15 AM — A leading human rights group has said that transgender women who work as sex workers in Honduras are frequently attacked by clients or police officers.
New study claims 16% of Iranian men have had gay relationships 13
10:54 AM — A sociologist at an Iranian university has presented a new study that shows high levels of homosexual experiences among the country's population.
Obama retakes oath of office after inaugural hiccup 2
10:36 AM — The Chief Justice of the United States visited the White House last night to administer the oath of office to the President.