16th September 2009
Stonewall seeks ‘gay leaders of the future’ 10
5:45 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall is seeking the "lesbian, gay and bisexual leaders of the future" to apply for its 2009 Leadership Programme.
Fundraising dinner for only out lesbian MP 4
5:35 PM — A fundraising dinner is to be held for Labour MP Angela Eagle, who is currently the only out lesbian in parliament. She faces a tough battle to retain her Wallasey seat in the next general election.
Questions raised over Uruguay’s ‘gay adoption’ law
5:22 PM — Last week, Uruguay's Senate passed a new law on adoption which was welcomed by gay activists, who claimed it gave same-sex couples the right to adopt in the country.
Obama nominates lesbian for commissioner role 2
4:28 PM — US president Barack Obama has nominated a lesbian as commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Chai R Feldblum is thought to be the first openly gay person to be nominated to the commission.
Derren Brown’s ‘gay’ comment provokes viewer complaints 28
3:24 PM — Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has received 27 complaints from viewers over a comment made by Derren Brown on his show last week. The illusionist said the bonus ball was for "women and gays".
BNP refutes allegations of homophobia and sexism as unions vote to ban its members 52
3:10 PM — The British National Party has denied being homophobic and sexist, following a Trades Union Congress decision to recognise it as such.
Transvestite comedian Eddie Izzard wants to stand as an MP 8
1:36 PM — Comedian Eddie Izzard has repeated his plans to stand as an MP or MEP in the future. The transvestite star yesterday finished 43 marathons in 51 days and posed with prime minister Gordon Brown and his wife Sarah outside 10 Downing Street.
Lady Gaga hits back at German TV presenter who ‘insulted’ her vagina 8
12:38 PM — Bisexual singer Lady Gaga had a journalist thrown out of a press conference after she "insulted her vagina". The 'Poker Face' singer was promoting her new range of headphones in Berlin, Germany, when a reporter decided to quiz her on rumours she has both male and female sex organs.
Fans cleared of homophobic chants at footballer Sol Campbell 6
11:55 AM — A 14-year-old boy and a 42-year-old man who were found guilty of shouting "disgusting" homophobic abuse at footballer Sol Campbell have had their convictions overturned.
Ukrainian church brands Elton John ‘a sinner’ 33
11:33 AM — The Orthodox Church in Ukraine has said that gay singer Elton John is "a sinner" and should not be allowed to adopt a child from one of the country's orphanages.
Nicole Kidman to star as trans painter 8
11:31 AM — Actress Nicole Kidman is to play a a trans woman in an upcoming movie. The star will act the part of Danish painter Einar Wegener, who in 1930 was one of the first people to undergo gender reassignment.