15 December 2009Lesbian couple win UK appeal over Gibraltar’s housing policy 2 A lesbian couple who were refused a joint tenancy in government housing in Gibraltar have won their UK appeal.
15 December 2009Gordon Brown ‘pushing for European recognition of British civil partnerships’ 28 Prime minister Gordon Brown has said he is pushing European countries such as Spain and France to recognise civil partnerships registered in Britain.
15 December 2009Man, 19, kidnapped and sexually assaulted in Texas 1 Two men have been arrested in connection with the kidnap and sexual assault of a 19-year-old man in west Texas.
15 December 2009Washington DC council votes to legalise gay marriage 10 As predicted, the Washington DC council has voted 11-2 to legalise gay marriage in the district.
15 December 2009Guardian- The election of openly gay mayor Annise Parker shows Texas is not a conservative monolith 4 The Guardian's Amanda Marcotte argues that the election of openly gay mayor Annise Parker shows Texas is not a conservative monolith.
16 December 2009Rwanda to vote on criminalising homosexuality 31 Rwanda's lower house will reportedly vote today on a revision to the penal code which would criminalise homosexuality.
16 December 2009Brain injuries force Tatchell to stand down as Green candidate 18 Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has announced he is standing down as a Green Party candidate for Oxford East.
16 December 2009Man convicted of homophobic murder jailed for life 18 A man who was convicted yesterday of the murder and attempted murder of a south London gay couple has received a life prison sentence.
16 December 2009X Factor winner Joe McElderry dismisses gay rumours 21 Joe McElderry, who triumphed in the X Factor on Sunday, has brushed off rumours about his sexual orientation.
16 December 2009More schools running ‘anti-gay’ Christian crash-courses 16 Increasing numbers of schools are opting to run a youth version of the Alpha course, it has been reported.
16 December 2009Twitter users furious at BBC gay debate 40 Twitter users are complaining about a debate on the BBC's website which asks 'Should homosexuals be executed?'.
16 December 2009Groups welcome Ladele ruling over civil partnerships 10 Secular and libertarian groups have welcomed the Court of Appeal ruling yesterday that a council did not discriminate against a Christian registrar who refused to perform civil partnerships.
16 December 2009David Bowie album ‘the gayest ever made’ 1 David Bowie's fifth album has been rated the "greatest, gayest" record of all time.
16 December 2009Gay US students want mixed-sex dorm rooms 7 LGBT students in the US are campaigning for mixed-sex college rooms, saying many of them feel more comfortable living with someone of the opposite gender.
16 December 2009BBC defends debate on gay executions in Uganda 40 BBC editors have defended allowing online readers to debate whether gays in Uganda should be executed.
17 December 2009BBC ditches ‘Should homosexuals be executed?’ debate title after complaints 42 Following outrage across the web, the BBC has renamed a premoderated debate on its 'Have Your Say' website from "Should homosexuals face execution?" to "Should Uganda debate gay execution?" Politicians from all the main parties have expressed revulsion at the BBC's handling of the debate.
17 December 2009George Michael apologises for swearing on live radio 6 Singer George Michael had to apologise after saying f**ker on Chris Evans' BBC Radio 2 drivetime show.
17 December 2009Gay activist killed in Honduras 12 A gay rights activist has been killed in Honduras in a drive-by shooting.
17 December 2009Homophobic singer Buju Banton ‘innocent’ of drug charges 22 Buju Banton, the homophobic Jamaican reggae star, is innocent of the drug charges against him, his lawyer has said.
17 December 2009Australian music teacher acquitted of lesbian affair with student 3 An Australian music teacher has been acquitted over allegations she had a lesbian affair with a 15-year-old pupil.
Articles from 2009
- Sophie Ellis-Bexter and Blue to headline Pride Bristol+
- In meeting with Archbishop of Canterbury, the Pope does not specify marriage as between man and woman+
- New straight civil partnerships amendment tabled for equal marriage bill in House of Lords6
- Gay police officer leaves Savile inquiry job in order to take part in Big Brother3
- Chris Brown starts equality campaign and vows to stand up for gay rights8
- Son of US Senator under fire for posting racist and homophobic tweets7
- Labour MEP Michael Cashman: Putin’s ‘hate speech’ has resulted in the ‘barbaric killing’ of gay Russian men4
- Lord Carey tables amendment to undermine equal marriage bill by calling for ‘two tiered’ marriage19
- Survey: LGBT acceptance at all time high in US, but discrimination remains+
- X Factor star Marcus Collins takes part in anti-hate crime campaign video1
- US: GOP Senator says he thinks businesses should be able to sack people for being gay28
- Mixed martial arts fighter: 'Equal marriage could lead to incest, bestiality and child marriages' 60
- Video: Married binational gay couple kept apart by DOMA urges US Supreme Court strike-down22
- Australia: Radio host sacked for asking Prime Minister Julia Gillard if her partner is gay41
- Scottish trans woman 'forced' to leave town after she was branded a 'witch'20
- Lord Carey tables amendment to undermine equal marriage bill by calling for 'two tiered' marriage19
- French Olympic swimmers pose as 'imaginary gay couple' for anti-homophobia campaign12
- Gay police officer leaves Savile inquiry job in order to take part in Big Brother 3
- US: Gay Catholics to turn their backs on Cardinal who compared Pride to Ku Klux Klan rally11
- In Photos: As One in the Park 201317
- Daily Mail's Andrew Pierce: I'm called a 'homophobe' and 'Uncle Tom' for opposing equal marriage102
- Tory Lord Mawhinney tables 'traditional marriage' amendment for equal marriage bill61
- Lord Dear proposes new amendment to equal marriage bill concerning 'traditional marriage'60
- Mixed martial arts fighter: 'Equal marriage could lead to incest, bestiality and child marriages'60
- Baroness Knight: The gays are still good at antiques and Section 28 was right59
- Lord Hylton tables new wrecking amendment for the equal marriage bill55
- French mayor: 'I will go to the gallows' before performing a same-sex wedding52
- Labour's Clause 20 sex education amendment fails in the Commons50
- Pope Francis: There is a 'gay lobby' at the heart of the Vatican 'it exists'49
- YouGov poll: Next Doctor Who actor being straight less important than being male and British45
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