13th October 2009
Police name second suspect in New York homophobic attack 3
7:04 PM — Police investigating the homophobic beating of a New York man have named the second suspect they are looking for.
Trans woman harassed for years by youths 5
7:01 PM — A trans woman from Staines who has been harassed by youths for two years has complained her housing authority will not let her move away from her persecutors.
New York’s court of appeal to hear gay rights challenges 2
6:51 PM — The court of appeal in New York is to hear two cases brought by gay rights opponents today. They relate to health benefits for gay partners and out-of-state gay marriages.
Chicago teacher accused of racist and homophobic language 2
5:11 PM — Students at a Chicago school are calling for one of their teachers to be fired after he allegedly used racist and homophobic language in an assembly.
Hillary Clinton to honour ‘gay’ poet Walt Whitman in Moscow 8
5:08 PM — US secretary of state Hillary Clinton will inaugurate a monument to gay poet Walt Whitman in Moscow tomorrow.
Uruguay approves bill to allow trans people to change names and gender 5
3:42 PM — Trans men and women in Uruguay will soon be permitted to legally change their name and gender under a new bill passed by the government.
Stephen Gately died of natural causes, post mortem examination finds 38
2:09 PM — Boyzone singer Stephen Gately died of a pulmonary oedema, or an accumulation of fluid on the lungs, a post mortem examination has found.
Man jailed for attacking gay partner with meat cleaver 5
12:57 PM — A gay man has been jailed for 12 months for attacking his partner with a meat cleaver. Lee Barnard, 34, of Penrhiwceiber near Mountain Ash, attacked Mark Baigrie, 32, with the knife when they had a row in their kitchen.
Gay MP Chris Bryant promoted to Europe minister 11
11:48 AM — Chris Bryant, the Labour MP for Rhondda, has been promoted to the position of Europe minister. Previously a junior minister with responsibility for Africa and Asia, the gay politician replaces Glenys Kinnock.
New York gay man in coma after ‘hate crime’ beating 8
10:39 AM — A gay man is currently in a medically-induced coma after being attacked by two men in the street in New York.
Video: Mariah Carey helps gay fan pop the question 4
10:35 AM — Mariah Carey invited two gay fans on stage with her on Saturday night for one to propose to the other. The star was performing in Las Vegas when she brought Maurie Sherman, 31, and Matthew Almeida on stage.