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07 January 2010

  • 7th January 2010

    Anti-gay MP Iris Robinson’s lover believed to have been under 21 36

    Iris Robinson reportedly had an affair with a young man

    7:48 PM — Homophobic Northern Ireland MP Iris Robinson's affair was thought to have been with a young man aged under 21. News channel UTV, which broke the story of her affair and suicide attempt yesterday, reported the claim this evening.

  • BBC investigation ‘prompted Iris Robinson to admit affair’ 22

    Iris Robinson was to be the subject of a BBC documentary

    6:09 PM — A BBC investigation into the finances of Northern Ireland politicians Iris Robinson and her husband reportedly prompted her to reveal details of her affair and attempted suicide.

  • Lesbian in custody dispute issues appeal for missing daughter 7

    Janet Jenkins (left) and Lisa Miller with Isabella as a baby

    5:47 PM — The non-biological mother of a seven-year-old girl has issued an appeal to the US public to find her after the child's biological mother defied a court order to hand over custody.

  • Tiger Woods’ mistress ‘set to claim he had gay sex’ 22

    A mistress is reportedly set to claim Tiger Woods had sex with men

    5:06 PM — One of the women who reportedly slept with Tiger Woods is set to write a book claiming she saw him having sex with other men.

  • New South Wales government upholds gay adoption ban 7

    The adoption ban will remain (Photo: D Sharon Pruitt)

    4:13 PM — The Australian state of New South Wales has opted to continue a ban on gay couples adopting. Although a parliamentary inquiry had recommended that changing the law would be in the best interests of children, the state government said there was not enough evidence of support for it.

  • Tatchell says Iris Robinson is a ‘hypocrite’ 16

    Peter Tatchell called Iris Robinson a hypocrite

    3:33 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has accused Northern Ireland MP Iris Robinson of being a hypocrite for having an affair. He expressed sympathy over her suicide attempt and mental breakdown but said she had offered no apology for her comments about gay people.

  • Social worker struck off for abusing trans child 6

    The social worker was struck off

    2:18 PM — A social worker has been found guilty of shouting homophobic abuse at a child in his care. Stan Lansdell, 52, was struck off today for "gross abuse" of his position. He worked for Bradford council at the time of the offences.

  • Government appointment of faith advisors attacked as ‘cynical’ 25

    The 13 apppointees will advise on policy

    1:39 PM — The appointment of 13 'faith advisors' to the government has been attacked by the National Secular society as "cynical" and "an insult to non-religious Britons". The charity warned that most people "disregard" religious teachings on issues such as homosexuality and said the appointment was "undemocratic".

  • Jonathan Ross quits the BBC 30

    Ross said his reasons for leaving were not due to money

    12:07 PM — Jonathan Ross has announced today (Thursday) that he is leaving the BBC. The star, who got into hot water this year over a gay adoption joke last year, said his reasons for leaving were not financially motivated.

  • California gay marriage trial will be on YouTube 5

    The proceedings will be broadcast, a judge ruled.

    11:45 AM — A judge has ruled that next week's trial on California's gay marriage ban will be shown on YouTube. Defenders of Proposition 8, which restricts marriage to a man and a woman, had claimed that broadcasting proceedings could lead to intimidation of witnesses.

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