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21 April 2009

  • 21st April 2009

    Inquest opens into lesbian prison suicide 9

    Lisa Doe died in prison

    5:31 PM — The inquest into the death of a woman who was found hanging in her cell has heard that her lesbian lover had been unfaithful. Lisa Doe, 25, was found hanging in her cell on September 11, 2007.

  • Survey to explore what barriers gay lawyers face 1

    The study into the experiences of gay lawyers will begin later this week (Photo: Flickr user umjanedoan)

    5:17 PM — A major study into how being gay can affect the careers of lawyers is being carried out. Only four law firms made it on to Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index this year, making law the second least gay-friendly profession on the list.

  • Man jailed for seven weeks for verbally abusing local councillor’s partner 6

    Christopher Small was jailed for seven weeks

    3:47 PM — A man who taunted the partner of a local councillor with homophobic abuse has been jailed for seven weeks. Christoper Small, 30 of Dent Street, Hartlepool, was jailed after pleading guilty to two counts of using threatening and abusive words.

  • Funding for LGBT MPs hits £2,000 target 2

    Supporter Chris Mahood holding the £2,000 cheque

    3:27 PM — A campaign fund to help more LGBT Labour parliamentary candidates has achieved its target of £2,000. Called Dorothy's List, the fund met its target in advance of the likely general election.

  • Stephen Fry: ‘It doesn’t matter what you call marriage’ 26

    Stephen Fry has given his opinion on gay marriage

    3:08 PM — Stephen Fry has spoken out on gay marriage, saying it doesn't matter what wording is used. Speaking from California, he suggested that 'yoking' could be an appropriate word.

  • Film review: State of Play

    State of Play stars Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck

    2:38 PM — From the director, Kevin Macdonald, State of Play features the rise and fall of American congressman Stephen Collins (Ben Affleck) – who is handsome, unflappable, and ascending the ladder of power with unprecedented speed.

  • Film review: Star Trek 1

    Star Trek is out on May 8th 2009

    2:26 PM — JJ Abrams' new Star Trek is driven forwards by a time travel loop – allowing destiny to be altered and a new edge to the original continuity.

  • Majority of New Yorkers back same-sex marriage 3

    New York residents support gay marriage, a poll has suggested (Photo: Flickr user TonyTheMisfit)

    2:10 PM — A telephone poll of 682 New York State voters has suggested that a majority back Governor David Paterson's proposal enabling same-sex marriage.

  • Dublin gay rights activists rally for same-sex marriage 5

    Irish campaigners are rallying for gay marriage rather than civil partnerships

    1:48 PM — More than 600 activists protested in Dublin's city centre on Sunday to call for marriage rights rather than same-sex partnerships. A civil partnership bill will appear before the Dáil (parliament) shortly.

  • Morality campaigner blames gun crime on gays 51

    Robert Peters linked same-sex marriage with gun crime

    12:18 PM — There is a direct link between the gay rights movement and gun crime, a morality campaigner has claimed. Robert Peters, the president of Morality in Media, which was founded to "combat pornography", made the comments in a press release issued earlier this month.

  • Miss California defends gay marriage comments 39

    Miss California defended her views on gay marriage

    11:44 AM — Miss California Carrie Prejan believes that it was her candid opinions on same-sex marriage that lost her the title of Miss USA as she was named runner-up with Miss North Carolina, Kristen Dalton winning the title.

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