12th June 2009
Ex-Miss California claims anti-gay marriage stance cost her title 19
4:32 PM — The former Miss California, Carrie Prejean, has said she believes her stance against gay marriage was what lost her the crown, not her failure to carry out her duties.
Leaked Dutch report says schools can ban gay teachers 15
3:50 PM — A leaked report from the Dutch government has said that religious schools can refuse to employ gay teachers.
Ann Widdecombe to stand as Commons Speaker 62
3:14 PM — Ann Widdecombe, the Conservative MP for Maidstone and the Weald, has announced that she will stand to become Speaker for the House of Commons.
School apologises for illegally banning student’s presentation on gay rights activist 11
2:35 PM — A California school which illegally censored a sixth-grade student's presentation of gay rights activist Harvey Milk has been forced to apologise.
US State Department condemns killings of Iraqi gays 20
2:05 PM — The US State Department has strongly condemned the reported killings of gay men in Iraq. In a department press briefing on Wednesday, spokesman Ian Kelly confirmed that the US embassy in Baghdad has raised the issue with Iraqi government officials.
First trans man to play competitive football in Australia 6
1:26 PM — Next season, a 25-year-old trans man will become the first to play competitive football in a men's team in Australia. Will, who did not want to give his full name, has been living as a man for the last two years.
LGBT demonstrators protest over alleged police beating 4
1:09 PM — Over 300 LGBT protesters met in Brooklyn to protest over the alleged beating of two lesbians at the hands of police.
Cher’s child to have sex change 82
11:25 AM — Cher's child is in the process of having a sex change, it has been revealed. Chaz Bono, who lived as a lesbian called Chastity for nearly 20 years, is to undergo gender reassignment.
Survey to be carried out on trans domestic violence 3
11:08 AM — Trans people are being invited to take part in a survey on domestic violence. It is estimated that one in four LGBT people have experienced domestic violence - the same rate as heterosexual women - but previous research has suggested this figure may be much higher for trans people.
BBC stars ‘not paid enough’, says Graham Norton’s business partner 10
10:54 AM — The business partner of Graham Norton has said that the BBC's stars are not paid enough. Last week, BBC executives told a gathered crowd of around 100 TV and radio presenters that those earning over £100,000 must expect a pay cut of 25 per cent when their contracts come up for renewal.