3rd September 2009
Rome’s gay quarter hit by homophobic attacks 14
5:54 PM — The gay area of Rome has suffered a number of homophobic attacks in recent weeks, with the latest incident leaving one man injured.
Paramedic accused of homophobia and racism is suspended 4
4:39 PM — A paramedic accused of making derogatory comments about gays, Muslims, black people and women has had his professional registration suspended for a year.
Jersey civil partnerships ‘could cost £300,000′ 9
4:24 PM — Introducing civil partnerships for same-sex couples in Jersey could cost £300,000, the island's deputy chief minister has claimed. The States of Jersey will decide in October whether gay couples should be legally recognised.
Nominees for Stonewall Hero and Bigot of the Year announced 24
4:22 PM — The date for the fourth Stonewall Awards has been announced - along with the contenders for Bigot of the Year.
The ugly side of South Africa’s attitude to gays 7
4:03 PM — As the South African city of Johannesburg hosts a gay film festival, three men go on trial for the rape and murder of a lesbian footballer. The high-profile case follows a number of reports of brutal attacks against lesbians.
Exclusive: Metropolitan police urges gays to report domestic violence 5
3:17 PM — The Metropolitan Police Service is calling for more LGBT people to report domestic violence, saying that it is hugely underreported. PinkNews.co.uk spoke to DCI Gerry Campbell of the Met's violent crimes division on why LGBT victims should come forward.
Controversial Daily Mail journalist to speak at gay event 34
1:16 PM — Daily Mail journalist Melanie Phillips is to speak at a gay networking event later this month in London. The columnist, who has frequently opposed gay adoption and same-sex marriage, was invited to speak by Village Drinks.
Stephen K Amos: ‘Where are all the other gay black comedians?’ 6
11:26 AM — Comedian Stephen K Amos has spoken about his experiences as a gay black man on the comedy circuit and the issue of race in television.
Company behind Gloucester LGBT sex club demands public inquiry of council ban 20
10:49 AM — The company which hoped to set up an LGBT sex club in Gloucester's city centre has said it will demand a public inquiry after the plans were rejected. Opponents of the plans said they would turn the city into "Sodom and Gomorrah".
Teachers in anti-gay harassment case ‘on voluntary leave’ 3
10:26 AM — Two Minnesota teachers who allegedly subjected a student to homophobic harassment have reportedly taken voluntary leave.