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01 June 2010

  • 1st June 2010

    Gay US soldier Dan Choi on hunger strike 37

    Dan Choi in a recent protest at the White House

    5:27 PM — Gay US soldiers Dan Choi and Jim Pietrangelo entered their sixth day of a hunger strike today over the military gay ban. The pair, who chained themselves to the White House fence recently, announced last Thursday they were going on hunger strike and say they will not eat until President Barack Obama meets their demands.

  • Madonna celebrates release of gay Malawi couple 9

    Madonna thanked her fans for supporting the couple (Photo: David Shankbone)

    4:37 PM — Madonna has thanked her fans for supporting her call for Malawi to release a couple jailed for homosexuality offences. Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga were pardoned by Malawian president Bingu wa Mutharika last week after being sentenced to 14 years of hard labour.

  • David Laws: ‘It was too hard to tell the truth about being gay’ 47

    David Laws said he paid a high price for concealing his sexuality

    3:54 PM — David Laws has indicated he will continue as an MP after losing his Cabinet post over expenses paid to his gay lover. He said in a statement he had paid a "high price" for his secrecy but found it too hard to come out.

  • Gay man becomes Britain’s youngest mayor 19

    Ian Campbell is Britain's youngest mayor

    2:36 PM — A 23-year-old gay man has been elected Britain's youngest mayor. Ian Campbell, a Labour councillor, was elected mayor of Retford, Nottinghamshire, last month.

  • A Team star Quinton Jackson says acting is ‘kinda gay’ 30

    Quinton Jackson said acting was "kinda gay".

    1:58 PM — One of the stars of upcoming film The A-Team has said that acting is "kinda gay". Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson, the Ultimate Fighting champion, told the Los Angeles Times that it "makes you soft".

  • David Laws ‘considering stepping down as an MP’ 24

    David Laws is considering his position (Photo: Keith Edkins)

    12:10 PM — David Laws, the Liberal Democrat who resigned as Chief Secretary to the Treasury last week, is said to be considering his position as an MP. He was forced to resign after it was revealed he had paid almost £40,000 in expenses to his secret boyfriend.

  • Survey suggests gaydar does exist 7

    The survey suggested gaydar does exist

    11:32 AM — A small survey of gay and straight people has suggested that 'gaydar' does exist. The term means a sixth sense for guessing who is gay and Dutch researchers believe gay people have better attention to detail than their straight counterparts.

  • US Catholic Church ‘scapegoating’ gay priests 28

    Non-celibate gay men are barred from being priests (Photo: runneralan2004)

    11:26 AM — The Catholic Church in America has been accused of effectively barring celibate gay priests by asking new recruits a battery of deeply personal questions about their sexuality. Prospective priests are being asked the questions in an attempt to weed out those with paedophile tendencies but the church has been accused of "scapegoating" gay men in the process.

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