25th September 2009
Gay man tipped as German foreign minister 12
6:07 PM — An openly gay man has been tipped to become Germany's foreign minister. Guido Westerwelle, the leader of the Free Democrat Party, may form a coalition government with Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats after Sunday's elections, if the polls prove to be correct.
Federal healthcare bill ‘will actually harm gays and lesbians’ 11
5:24 PM — A bill which proposes expanded federal healthcare discriminates against gay couples, the leader of a Republican gay group has said.
God Hates Fags church wins free speech appeal over funeral picket 61
5:06 PM — The Westboro Baptist Church, known for picketing the funerals of US soldiers with slogans such as 'God hates fags', has won an appeal on the First Amendment.
Police appeal after men suffer homophobic abuse 24
3:52 PM — Police are appealing for witnesses after two men received homophobic abuse in Yately, in Hampshire. The incident happened on Wednesday (September 23rd) on Reading Road between 1.30pm and 1.55pm.
Dating website used for ‘gay blackmail con’ 3
2:04 PM — Two men have been arrested for posing as police officers in order to rob a man they met through internet dating. The 49-year-old victim, from Darlington, agreed to meet a man after chatting to him on a well-known gay dating website.
Teacher suspended over gay porn photos 48
1:59 PM — A PE teacher was suspended yesterday after pupils reportedly discovered pictures of him posing naked on gay porn websites.
Woman injured in homophobic attack 2
10:52 AM — An 18-year-old woman was left with cuts and bruises after being the victim of a homophobic assault in Coalville, Leicestershire.
Gay activists file proposal to challenge Prop 8 2
10:47 AM — A coalition of gay groups have filed language to repeal Proposition 8, the initiative that banned gay marriage in California. They hope to get the measure on next year's ballot.
Paul O’Grady, Sarah Waters, Boyzone and Ben Bradshaw all up for Stonewall awards 10
10:44 AM — The shortlists for the 2009 Stonewall Awards have been announced. The awards ceremony, sponsored by Barclays, will celebrate people who have had a positive impact on the lives of British LGBT people.