13th August 2009
Boy hit with homophobic slurs from teachers 13
6:39 PM — A high school student from Minnesota, US, was harassed by two teachers who believed he was gay, according to the state's Department of Human Rights.
Vandals deface Harvey Milk streetcar 22
5:39 PM — A San Francisco streetcar dedicated to gay rights campaigner Harvey Milk was taken out of service after vandals daubed homophobic graffiti on it.
Former councillor claims he was banned from joining Labour Party because he is gay 16
4:32 PM — A former town councillor in the Welsh town of Llanelli has claimed he was barred from joining his local Labour Party because he is gay.
Judge rules against Howard K Stern’s gay defamation claim 2
4:20 PM — A New York judge has ruled against Howard K Stern’s claim that being called gay is defamatory and entitles him to collect damages.
Dennis the Menace to stop bullying ‘gay’ Walter 33
3:23 PM — The BBC is to show a new version of Dennis the Menace but the comic book character will no longer be allowed to bully Walter the Softie after fears he could seem homophobic.
Anti-homophobia campaign makes use of high school stereotypes 12
2:58 PM — A US campaign against homophobia is attempting to combat negative use of the word 'gay' by replacing it with high school stereotypes.
David Cameron refuses to fire gay Tory MP over ‘rations’ comment 11
2:19 PM — Tory leader David Cameron has said he will not fire openly gay Tory MP Alan Duncan for saying MPs were being "treated like s**t" in the aftermath of the expenses scandal.
Family Guy creator: ‘Stewie is gay’ 11
12:40 PM — The creator of cartoon Family Guy has outed Stewie, the youngest member of the Griffin family. In news that is unlikely to surprise frequent viewers, Seth MacFarlane said the baby would ultimately be "gay or a very unhappy repressed heterosexual".
19,000 people sign petition not to jail gay Israeli man 3
11:46 AM — An online petition to prevent a gay Israeli peace campaigner being jailed has gathered 19,000 signatures but more people are being asked to pledge their support.
California campaigners will wait until 2012 to fight gay marriage ban 9
9:54 AM — Gay marriage campaigners have said they will wait until 2012 to challenge Proposition 8, the initiative that banned gay marriage in California.