11th November 2009
US school cancels prom after lesbian asks to invite girlfriend 15
7:49 PM — An Alabama school has cancelled its prom because one of the organisers, a lesbian student, asked permission to bring her girlfriend.
Governor says NY Senate will vote on gay marriage this year
7:40 PM — New York governor David Paterson has said that he is committed to ensuring that the Senate votes on a gay marriage bill by the end of this year.
Worcester to celebrate first gay Pride festival 6
7:01 PM — The city of Worcester is to hold its first Pride festival in 2010. Organisers say the free event is scheduled for June 26th at Pitchcroft Racecourse.
Welsh DJ claims he has had death threats for being gay 8
6:13 PM — Welsh radio star Chris Needs has revealed that he has been the target of death threats after revealing his sexual orientation.
Doctors: Gay marriage and military ban ‘bad for health’ 9
4:44 PM — The American Medical Association voted yesterday to oppose bans on gay marriage and out gay personnel in the military, saying that they were bad for health.
Australian territory legalises gay civil partnership ceremonies 4
3:48 PM — The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has legalised civil partnerships ceremonies for gay couples, making it the first territory in the country to do so.
Oprah not a lesbian, best friend says 11
1:35 PM — Gayle King, the best friend of American TV superstar Oprah Winfrey, has brushed off rumours that the two are in a gay relationship.
US Mormons back gay rights laws as “fair and reasonable” 13
1:14 PM — The Mormon Church has supported Salt Lake City legislation giving gays and lesbians protection from discrimination, despite traditionally railing against equal rights measures.
Peter Mandelson attacks Sun coverage of Gordon Brown’s letter 29
12:09 PM — Gay First Secretary of State Peter Mandelson today tried to deflect the criticism of Gordon Brown for a poorly-spelled letter he sent to the mother of a man killed in Afghanistan.