26th February 2009
Euro Parliament accepts petition on Poland’s discrimination against gays 1
5:02 PM — The European Parliament Committee on Petitions has accepted a petition submitted by a Polish LGBT rights group on the discriminatory practices of registry offices.
Google’s blockade of PinkNews.co.uk leaves unanswered questions 2
4:14 PM — We are back. After more than 48 hours of being listed by Google as an "attack site," our readers across the world can now access our site.
Brighton council asked to support homeless gay teens 1
3:20 PM — The Green party group on Brighton and Hove City Council has proposed measures that would improve support for young LGBT people with housing and homelessness problems in the budget for 2009/10.
Hazel Blears advocates “engagement” with homophobic extremists 19
3:01 PM — The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has said that the government must engage with organisations and individuals "with whose views we disagree vehemently."
Comment: Iraq’s gays go underground to survive 5
2:01 PM — In the bad old days of slavery in the United States, there was the "Underground Railroad" – a clandestine network of secret routes and safe houses – which spirited thousands of southern slaves to freedom.
Councillor asks if homophobic attacks are “acceptable” in Merseyside 15
1:20 PM — A local councillor has questioned the attitudes of the people of Merseyside after a jury acquitted a man who admitted assaulting a gay teenager.
Irish gay marriage advocates claim massive public support 15
12:56 PM — A group campaigning for full marriage rights for gay and lesbian people in Ireland has revealed the results of a new survey suggesting widespread support.
Hawaii Senate’s 3am vote on civil unions ends in tie 1
12:24 PM — New legislation that would allow gay and lesbian couples in Hawaii to form a civil union has been given a 3-3 vote in a state Senate committee.
Christian fundamentalists try to block protection for gay kids at school 24
11:58 AM — Christian evangelical groups have been accused of trying to undermine an effort by a teaching organisation to protect children from bullies.