13th July 2010
Catholic cardinal says gay marriage in Argentina is the work of the devil 25
6:24 PM — Argentina's highest-ranking Catholic prelate has warned that the country's gay marriage bill is a "machination" of the devil. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio has called on priests in Buenos Aires, where he is archbishop, to protest against the bill.
Lesbians and gay men more likely to read blogs and use online networks 3
6:07 PM — A US survey has found that lesbians and gay men are among nation's heaviest users of internet blogs and social networking sites.
Janelle Monae says she’s not a lesbian 7
5:31 PM — Singer Janelle Monae has said she is not gay and claims to only date androids. The rising star, whose debut album The ArchAndroid has led to comparisons with Prince, dismissed rumours about her sexuality.
Hawaii governor who vetoed civil unions compares them to incest 28
5:11 PM — Linda Lingle, the Hawaii governor who vetoed a civil unions bill last week, has compared them to condoning incest. The bill had passed both houses and would have given both straight and gay couples the right to have their partnerships recognised with all the rights of marriage.
Parliament report: Two small victories for trans activists 8
4:12 PM — Trans activists were celebrating a double victory last week. A rather clumsy proposal to “help” the transgendered by outing them was kicked into touch. Meanwhile, one member of the coalition government hinted publicly that it might be time to remove gender entirely from official documents, unless it was genuinely necessary.
Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow ‘to make Brokeback Mountain-style video’ 4
3:32 PM — Robbie Williams will reportedly reunite with Take That - and make a Brokeback Mountain-themed promo video with former bandmate Gary Barlow.
One million gay teens’ data could be at risk after US magazine goes bankrupt 2
2:44 PM — The creditors of a US magazine for gay teenagers and its accompanying website have been warned not to sell off any of their young subscribers' personal information after going bankrupt.
Stonewall sponsors Black Pride 22
1:39 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has become a main sponsor of UK Black Pride. The festival, to be held on Saturday August 14th, is the UK's biggest celebration of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American LGBT people and their friends.
Football study finds 93% of fans disapprove of anti-gay abuse 4
11:59 AM — A study of more than 2,000 football fans has found that the vast majority frown upon homophobic abuse shouted from the terraces. The research, carried out by the University of Staffordshire, found that 93 per cent of those surveyed disapproved of the abuse and 60 per cent thought gay footballers should come out of the closet.
Tory councillor cleared of homophobia over ‘limpwristed boys’ remark 48
11:10 AM — A Conservative councillor who made a remark on Facebook about "limpwristed boys" has been cleared of homophobia. Denis Knowles, a councillor for Seacombe in the Wirral, made the comment in March after spotting gay Labour activists handing out leaflets for lesbian Labour MP Angela Eagle.
Judge in rent boy scandal resigns before he was expected to be sacked 5
12:31 AM — A senior circuit judge has resigned following newspaper revelations last year over his relationship with a male sex worker. He was suspended last year pending an investigation. Judge Gerald Price QC, 60, who is married with two children, reportedly had a nine-month relationship with 25-year-old prostitute Christopher Williams, allowing him to sit in court and see confidential documents.