29th April 2010
Gay and disabled activist Harry Wieder killed by taxi in New York 8
5:34 PM — An activist who campaigned for gay and disabled rights has died after he was hit by a New York taxi. Harry Wieder, 57, died on Monday evening when he was hit by the vehicle as he left a meeting on the Lower East Side.
DC mayor apologises for honouring ex-gay leader 3
5:09 PM — The mayor of Washington DC, Adrian Fenty, has apologised after his office honoured the leader of the 'gay cure' movement. Regina Griggs, the executive director of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays, was recognised for her "dedication and commitment".
Gay cruisers ‘arrested and blackmailed by bogus police’ 22
4:39 PM — Two gay men who went to a cruising hotspot in the Cotswolds were "arrested", kidnapped and blackmailed by a gang dressed as police officers, a court heard.
Video: Lesbian Illinois politician engaged, but can’t marry 1
3:42 PM — A politician in the US state of Illinois announced yesterday she was engaged to her girlfriend but must marry in another state. Deborah Mell, a Chicago Democrat, rose to tell the House she had some "bittersweet" news to share.
Tory candidate may lose job over ‘homophobic’ comments 14
3:01 PM — Philip Lardner, the Scottish Conservative candidate who said homosexuality was "not normal", may lose his job. He works as a primary school teacher at Rashielea Primary in Erskine, Renfrewshire, but was suspended after the remarks on his campaign website came to light.
Canadian teacher ‘fired for being a lesbian’ 11
2:01 PM — A music teacher in Vancouver, Canada, claims she was essentially fired after school officials discovered she was a lesbian whose partner had just given birth.
Counsellor who refused to work with gays loses appeal bid 54
1:27 PM — Gary McFarlane, the Christian sex counsellor who refused to work with gay couples, has lost his Court of Appeal bid. He wanted to challenge a ruling that found in favour of counselling service Relate, which sacked him in 2008 after he said he would not "encourage sin" in gay and lesbian couples
Daily Mail’s online chief says Twitter users ‘did not read Moir article’ 31
12:21 PM — The managing director of Mail Online, the Daily Mail's online version, has said that many of those who attacked the newspaper for Jan Moir's article on Stephen Gately had not actually read the piece.
Vinnie Jones ‘has a big gay following’ 7
11:37 AM — Hollywood hardman Vinnie Jones has said he has an army of gay fans. The footballer-turned-actor credited the leather outfit he wore as Juggernaut in X-Men for his popularity.
MEP Michael Cashman defends Labour’s record on gay rights abroad 25
11:08 AM — Gay MEP Michael Cashman has defended Labour's record on gay rights abroad, saying that the party remains "concerned" about the situation for LGBT people in Iraq.