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06 April 2010

  • 6th April 2010

    Man accused of raping South African lesbian

    A report said South Africa was seeing a rise in rapes on lesbians

    5:19 PM — A South African man has gone on trial accused of raping a lesbian to "turn her into a woman". Andile Ngcoza, 43, of Gugulethu, is accused of dragging the 30-year-old woman into his shack and beating and repeatedly raping her.

  • 88 gay couples marry in Mexico City 3

    88 gay couples have wed in Mexico City

    4:29 PM — Official figures show that 88 gay couples have married in Mexico City since same-sex marriage was legalised last month. Another 37 will marry in the next eight weeks.

  • School sent lesbian teenager to ‘fake’ prom 19

    Constance McMillen says she was sent to a prom with only seven students there

    4:11 PM — The lesbian teenager who won a court victory against her Mississippi school for its prom policy says she was sent to a "fake" event so other students would not have to see her with her girlfriend.

  • Labour will pledge to repeal ‘free speech’ defence 30

    The amendment is designed to protect free speech

    3:07 PM — Labour is expected to promise in its election manifesto to overturn a 'free speech' amendment in a law against inciting homophobic hatred. Home secretary Alan Johnson made the announcement last week..

  • English Patient inspiration had gay lover 7

    Ralph Fiennes in The English Patient

    2:40 PM — The man who was the inspiration for the film The English Patient had a gay Nazi lover, letters have suggested. Count Laszlo de Almásy, a Hungarian-born adventurer, was the inspiration for the heterosexual hero played by Ralph Fiennes in the film.

  • Gay wrestler Chris Kanyon found dead 6

    Chris Kanyon was found dead last week

    1:30 PM — One of the first out gay professional wrestlers has been found dead at his home in an apparent suicide. Chris Klucsaritis, 40, was found by his brother in his New York apartment on Friday and medics pronounced him dead at the scene.

  • Homophobic bullying ‘endemic’ in Liverpool 15

    LGBT advocates say anti-gay bullying is a problem in Merseyside (Photo: Flickr user ttarasiu)

    11:53 AM — Teachers in Merseyside have reported 'endemic' levels of homophobic bullying in secondary schools. Almost a third of teachers reported hearing homophobic language every day but less than half said they were confident in tackling it.

  • Video: Cameron misses out gay people in speech 158

    David Cameron did not mention gay people in his speech

    11:08 AM — David Cameron did not mention gay people in his speech this morning, despite published extracts which suggested he would. The Conservative Party leader made a speech this morning to kick-start his election campaign.

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