15th July 2010
Washington DC’s highest court rejects challenge to gay marriage 13
5:55 PM — Washington DC's highest court has rejected a challenge against the district's equal marriage law. Same-sex marriage was legalised in the district in March but opponents wanted to put an initiative on the ballot asking voters to define marriage as between one man and one woman.
No appeal for homophobic murderer 2
5:29 PM — A man found guilty of a homophobic murder has been failed in his bid to the sentence overturned. Mark Malone, 33, from Walton-on-Thames, was sentenced to a minimum of 30 years behind bars in 2008 when he was found guilty of the murder of Jeffrey Akers, 50.
PCC receives complaints over media coverage of gay asylum case 11
5:03 PM — The Press Complaints Commission has received a number of complaints over newspaper coverage of a Supreme Court decision on gay asylum seekers.
Police officer who spied on gay lovers quits job 4
3:50 PM — A married police officer who used police databases to spy on his gay lovers has quit his job. Haydn Evans, 55, a constable from Swansea, admitted 12 counts of illegally accessing data and was given a conditional discharge in June.
Cristiano Ronaldo parties with gay singer Lance Bass 14
3:14 PM — Real Madrid footballer and gay icon Cristiano Ronaldo has been spotted partying with gay former *NSYNC star Lance Bass. The pair were photographed dining out together in Tribeca, New York’s gay district, last Friday night.
Government responds to petition against ‘homophobic’ Pope’s visit 28
2:20 PM — Peter Tatchell has complained that a government response to his petition against the Pope's visit to the UK has "ignored all the issues". The gay rights activist is leading a campaign against the Pope's September visit, accusing him of homophobia, opposing women's rights and helping to cover up child abuse.
Graham Norton tipped to replace Jonathan Ross on Friday nights 4
12:56 PM — Graham Norton will take over the BBC1 Friday night flagship slot left empty by Jonathan Ross, sources say. Ross filmed his last show for the corporation yesterday and pictures released showed him apparently wrestling with guest David Beckham.
Argentina becomes first country in Latin America to legalise gay marriage 58
10:35 AM — Argentina's Senate has voted 33-27 to support a bill to legalise gay marriage. As President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner supports the legislation, she is expected to sign it into law, making Argentina the first Latin American country to allow same-sex marriage.
Peter Mandelson says he’s a ‘good role model’ for gay politicians 23
10:16 AM — Lord Mandelson, the former business secretary, has said he is proud to have blazed a trail for gay politicians. In an interview to promote his memoirs, he was quizzed by the Times about his position as the "the most powerful gay man in the country" when he was seen as the de facto deputy prime minister in Gordon Brown's Labour administration.
Travel: Ibiza – time for a return by gay travellers? 4
12:54 AM — Sam Feller travels to Ibiza to discover whether it really lives up to the stereotypes and if it is time for gay travellers to rediscover the island. Like any good Jewish gay boy, his journey around the island and visits to some of the world's largest nightclubs with PinkNews.co.uk founder Benjamin Cohen is punctuated with good meals rather than Class A drugs.