8th July 2009
Polish Law and Justice Party confirms it’s still homophobic despite joining forces with the Tories in Europe 17
5:51 PM — A Polish Law and Justice Party (PiS) MEP has refuted statements made by former Tory leader William Hague that the party has changed its views on gay rights.
Technical issues mean 2010 US census may not count gay married couples 5
5:29 PM — The US census scheduled for next year may not be able to count gay married couples due to technical issues in collecting data.
Gay actor John Barrowman says bishop who said gays must change should “stop talking rubbish” 28
5:03 PM — Dr Who actor John Barrowman has responded to comments made by Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, the Bishop of Rochester, who called on gay people to "repent and be changed".
Massachusetts senator reveals he’s gay 8
4:42 PM — Massachusetts senator Stan Rosenberg has revealed he is gay in an Independence Day editorial. Writing in the Daily Hampshire Gazette last weekend, he quietly revealed his sexuality about halfway down his column.
Swedish study finds gay brains resemble those of opposite sex 14
4:03 PM — Swedish scientists have suggested that brains of gay people may share similar physical attributes to those of the opposite sex.
Peter Tatchell: ‘Bruno will make both bigots and gays squirm’ 18
2:32 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has said that Sacha Baron-Cohen's latest film Bruno is likely to cause discomfort to both straight homophobes and gay men.
Calgary minister ‘stripped of responsibility’ after funding Pride event 6
2:21 PM — The Toronto tourism minister has reportedly been stripped of her responsibility for a major funding programme because she granted financial support for the city's annual Pride week.
Catholic adoption agency allowed to appeal over gay parents 9
11:24 AM — The Charity Tribunal has given permission for a Catholic adoption agency to appeal against a ruling which said it could not discriminate against gay couples.
Mother of gay son berates Irish minister over civil partnerships 51
11:03 AM — When Declan Doody wrote to Irish justice minister Dermot Ahern about the inequality of civil partnerships, he was dismayed to receive no response. However, when he posted a copy of the letter on his Facebook, his mother Helen was spurred into action to write her own.