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24 December 2009

  • 24th December 2009

    Father accused of forcing ‘gay’ son to have sex with a prostitute

    The case will be heard at a higher court

    4:59 PM — A father is standing trial in Queensland, Australia, for allegedly forcing his 14-year-old son to sleep with a prostitute because he thought the boy was gay. According to the Rockhampton Morning Bulletin, the alleged incident happened in 2007 at a family barbecue.

  • Eminem drops anti-gay lyrics for UK gig 18

    Eminen has reportedly promised not to sing homophobic lyrics

    4:22 PM — Eminem has reportedly agreed not to perform any anti-gay songs in order to appear at the Wireless Festival next summer. The festival was said to be concerned about protests from gay groups such as OutRage! over some of the rapper's lyrics.

  • Former Mr Gay UK arrested for alleged ‘serious sex offence’

    Mark Carter was named Mr Gay UK in 2006

    3:53 PM — Police officer Mark Carter, the 2006 Mr Gay UK winner, has been arrested on suspicion of a sex attack. Carter, who is a serving officer with Huddersfield Police, has been suspended from duty.

  • Georgian gay rights group raided by police 3

    Police were accused of not wearing uniforms or producing search warrants

    3:21 PM — The Inclusive Foundation, a gay rights group based in the eastern European country of Georgia, was raided by police earlier this month and its leader arrested. European gay organisation ILGA-Europe said the raid was motivated by homophobia.

  • Gay Boyzone star Stephen Gately died from a heart condition 11

    Stephen Gately died of an undiagnosed heart condition

    3:17 PM — Stephen Gately, the gay Boyzone singer who died on holiday in October, was killed by an undiagnosed heart condition, a forensic report has said. He suffered from atheromatosis, which is a thickening of the arteries.

  • Gay basketball hero says clubs, not fans, are to blame for homophobia in sport 7

    John Amaechi said hierachies in clubs worked against diversity

    1:26 PM — Former NBA star John Amaechi has said it is coaches, executives and club owners who are to blame for homophobia in football. He was responding to PR advisor Max Clifford's comments earlier this week that "vicious" homophobic fans were part of the reason why so few gay sportsmen were willing to come out.

  • Archbishop of York speaks out on Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill 28

    Archbishop of York John Sentamu said the bill was "victimising"

    12:32 PM — Archbishop of York John Sentamu, who was born in Uganda, has condemned the country's plans to introduce the death penalty of life imprisonment for gays. Speaking to Radio 4's Today programme this morning, he criticised the "victimising" language in the bill and said the communion was "committed" to listening to the experiences of gay people.

  • Ethics minister says Uganda’s death penalty for gays will be ditched 49

    James Nsaba Buturo said the death penalty would be ditched

    11:26 AM — The Ugandan minister for ethics and integrity has suggested that the country will ditch its plans to execute gays in favour of life imprisonment. James Nsaba Buturo said this would allow authorities to rehabilitate gays.

  • God Hates Fags church hates Lady Gaga 37

    Lady Gaga 'promotes homosexuality', the church says

    11:00 AM — Westboro Baptist Church has announced it will picket a January gig by gay-friendly singer Lady Gaga. The church, best known for its slogan of God Hates Fags, said in a press release it would protest outside a St Louis concert on January 7th.

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