17th July 2009
Anti-cruising website disappears after PinkNews.co.uk investigation 12
5:58 PM — A website devoted to exposing the faces and registration numbers of people in gay cruising areas has disappeared following a PinkNews.co.uk investigation.
Comment: If pagans can get time off for Halloween, can we set up a gay religion? 36
5:27 PM — Pagan members of the police force are to get holidays on their religious festivals, bringing them in line with more established faiths. While some religious groups have protested, it proves that no one religion is really any more entitled to respect than others. Are Druid spells any more irrational than prayers to an unseen and unresponsive God? We asked Stephen Price to consider whether gays should set up their own religion in order get Pride days off.
European Tory leader defends Polish MEP over ‘homophobia’ claims 19
4:50 PM — The head of the Tories in Europe has defended the new leader of David Cameron's bloc in Europe over footage which showed him making a homophobic comment.
Vatican heaps praise on Oscar Wilde.. who it once condemned as immoral 87
4:21 PM — The Vatican has praised the work of openly gay playwright Oscar Wilde, despite previously regarding him as an immoral degenerate.
Dead sailor’s aunt says he was killed by closeted colleague 1
3:16 PM — A gay sailor who was found shot and burned was killed by a colleague who was still in the closet, his aunt has said. August Provost, 29, of Houston, was found dead earlier this month at Camp Pendleton in Southern California.
Gay partners of parents should have less rights, says report by former Tory leader 32
2:35 PM — A new report from the Centre for Social Justice has recommended that some rights of same-sex partners who are not biological parents should be downgraded.
Albert Kennedy Trust launches LGBT standard for housing associations 2
1:29 PM — The Albert Kennedy Trust has launched a new quality mark for housing providers to show they can meet the needs of LGBT people.
Gay and single parents ‘ignored by the Catholic Church’ 10
1:02 PM — The chief executive of a marriage charity has said that there is no evidence that children do better with heterosexual parents.
BBC renews Chris Moyles’ contract despite his ‘anti-gay’ outbursts 12
11:01 AM — Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles has had his contract renewed by the BBC. The presenter was censured by Ofcom earlier this year for comments he made about gay singer Will Young. In 2006, he was voted Stonewall's 'Bully of the Year'.
Polish MEP and leader of Tories’ new group ‘called gays fags’ 29
10:27 AM — Footage has emerged of Polish Law and Justice Party MEP and the leader of the Tories' new bloc in Europe calling gay people "fags" in an interview in 2000.