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30 December 2009

  • 30th December 2009

    The gay highs and lows of 2009 13

    Will 2010 see a prime minister marching with the Pride parade?

    7:07 PM — A look back at the best and worst moments for LGBT causes in 2009. While sports stars came out and politicians rushed to stand up for gay rights, the year was marred by the death of a much-loved pop star and a string of violent homophobic attacks.

  • New rights for trans people in Pakistan 2

    Hijras in Pakistan will get more rights

    3:40 PM — The Pakistan Supreme Court has ordered the government to allow trans people the right to a distinct gender. The court said that trans people, known as hijras, should be able to get national identity cards showing their gender as hijras.

  • First lesbian US marshall confirmed 3

    Sharon Lubinski is the first out gay US marshall

    3:10 PM — The first openly gay US marshall has been confirmed. Minneapolis assistant police chief Sharon Lubinski was confirmed on Monday as the US marshal for the Minnesota district.

  • Gay man shot dead in Washington DC

    Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward

    3:05 PM — Police are appealing for information after a gay man was found shot dead in his car in south-east Washington. Anthony J Perkins, 29, was found dead on Sunday near an airforce base on 4th Street when police responded to reports of gunfire.

  • Gay Malawi couple plead not guilty to indecency charges 5

    The couple are expected to ask for bail on Monday

    2:12 PM — A gay couple in Malawi who held a wedding ceremony last weekend have denied charges of gross public indecency. Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza had a traditional ceremony in the south African country on Saturday.

  • Mexico City hopes to attract gay marriage tourism 14

    Mexico City hopes to attract gay tourists who want to marry

    2:01 PM — Tourism officials in Mexico say they hope to attract gay couples who want to marry in the capital city. The city became the first capital city to legalise gay marriage in South America last week.

  • Birth mother ordered to hand over child to lesbian ex-partner 72

    The case has received widespread media attention (Photo: Stonewall)

    11:52 AM — The biological mother of a seven-year-old Vermont girl has been ordered by a court to hand her over to her former partner.

  • Gay blogger Iain Dale expresses support for Iris Robinson 38

    Iain Dale expressed sympathy for Iris Robinson

    11:15 AM — Iain Dale, the gay Tory blogger, has expressed sympathy for Northern Ireland MP Iris Robinson, who announced this week she was standing down.

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