8th March 2010
Opponents demand explanation for Steven Purcell’s departure 7
6:45 PM — Political opponents of gay former Glasgow council leader Steven Purcell have demanded full disclosure of the circumstances surrounding his departure.
Bishop of Liverpool ‘in sympathy’ with religious civil partnerships 7
6:14 PM — The evangelical Bishop of Liverpool James Jones has said that sexual orientation is not a choice and that he is "in sympathy" with religious civil partnerships.
John Partridge says gay Corrie character is a ‘stereotype’ 16
5:29 PM — EastEnders actor John Partridge has criticised the gay Coronation Street character Sean Tully as a "stereotype".
Scottish Lib Dems call for gay marriage 29
5:05 PM — The Lib Dem Scottish spring conference passed a motion yesterday calling on the Scottish government to legalise gay marriage.
Xbox Live allows gamers to identify their sexual orientation 4
3:32 PM — Xbox Live has changed its policy to allow gamers to display their sexual orientation or gender identity in gamertags. Players who wanted to be out and proud were previously banned from using words such as 'gay' and 'lesbian'.
Anti-gay senator arrested after visiting gay club 34
2:55 PM — An anti-gay California senator was arrested last week on suspicion of drunk driving after visiting a gay bar. Roy Ashburn, who has a history of opposing gay rights, had been at a gay bar called Faces and had a man in his car when he was stopped.
Australian group calls for trans Facebook option 18
12:30 PM — An Australian lobby group has said that Facebook users should be given the option of listing themselves as trans because the 'male' and 'female' options are too narrow.
Tories publish ‘rainbow list’ of gay candidates 96
12:02 PM — The Conservative Party has published a list of its out gay candidates standing for election this year. The party has 20 out gay candidates, with 11 of these happy to be named.
Lord Alli attacks bishops for ‘misleading public’ over religious civil partnerships 15
11:37 AM — Out gay peer Lord Waheed Alli has accused bishops of misleading church leaders and the public over plans to allow gay couples to have their civil partnerships in church.