16th October 2009
Video: Stephen Gately’s body returns to Dublin escorted by Boyzone stars 6
8:41 PM — Boyzone star Stephen Gately's body was welcomed home to Dublin amid emotional scenes tonight. Hundreds lined the streets near St Laurence O'Toole Church where the singer's parents were joined by fellow Boyzone stars Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham, Shane Lynch and Keith Duffy together with their manager and the man who put Gately on the road to fame, Louis Walsh.
Human rights groups oppose Uganda’s proposed death penalty for homosexuality 29
6:49 PM — Seventeen human rights groups have called for proposed new laws on homosexuality in Uganda to be scrapped immediately. The proposals could see gay people being executed.
Man admits robbing men he met on gay chatlines 2
6:46 PM — A man has admitted using gay chatlines to find men to rob. Adil Zahid, 27, from Walthamstow, pleaded guilty to four counts of robbery, one of false imprisonment and one theft of a motor vehicle.
Daily Mail columnist Jan Moir blames ‘orchestrated campaign’ for gay backlash 140
5:13 PM — Jan Moir, the Daily Mail columnist who suggested that gay Boyzone star Stephen Gately's death was "unnatural", has blamed an "orchestrated campaign" for the backlash against her.
Gay man jailed for attacking woman after sex proposal
3:00 PM — A former soldier who attacked a woman after she invited him home for sex has been jailed for three years. Mark Wardley, of Crosthwaite Court, Workington, bit the woman's chest and crashed her car into a wall.
‘LGBT sex club’ gets the go-ahead 16
2:54 PM — A sex club for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Gloucester is to open despite local councillors voting against it. Opponents said the club would turn the city into "Sodom and Gomorrah".
Updated: Twitter storm over ‘vile’ Daily Mail column on gay singer Stephen Gately 53
1:55 PM — A Daily Mail column by writer Jan Moir has provoked a storm of anger on the internet for apparently suggesting that Boyzone singer Stephen Gately died because he was gay.
Vigil planned for gay man murdered in Trafalgar Square 8
12:18 PM — A vigil has been organised to pay tribute to Ian Baynham, the gay man who died this week after being attacked in London's Trafalgar Square.
Two girls and a boy arrested over murder of gay man
11:39 AM — Police hunting for the killers of a 62-year-old gay man who was beaten to death in Trafalgar Square have arrested two 17-year-old girls and one 18-year-old boy.
Section 28 MP forced to stand down over expenses 51
10:41 AM — The MP responsible for creating Section 28 is being forced to stand down at the next election after claims he abused his expenses.
Lesbian barred from school yearbook for wearing a tux 27
10:36 AM — A lesbian student in Mississippi is challenging her school's decision to bar her from the yearbook for wearing a tuxedo. She was told she would have to wear a dress to appear in the book.