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20 July 2010

  • 20th July 2010

    Will Young supports Stonewall at Lovebox’s gay Sunday 3

    Will Young was at Lovebox

    6:47 PM — Gay singer Will Young gave his support to equality charity Stonewall at Lovebox festival on Sunday. The three-day festival, held in London's Victoria Park, designated Sunday as a special gay-friendly day, with performances from artists such as Grace Jones and Peaches.

  • Lesbian teenager banned from prom wins $35,000 damages in settlement 10

    Constance McMillen settled her case

    6:07 PM — A lesbian teenager who was barred from attending her Mississippi school's prom with her girlfriend has settled her case with the school district. Constance McMillen, 18, won $35,000 in damages, plus an agreement from Itawamba County School District to implement anti-discrimination policies.

  • Irish programme launched to tackle LGBT isolation 8

    The programme is designed to cut LGBT isolation

    5:43 PM — A new programme has been launched in Ireland to counter isolation suffered by LGBT people in rural communities. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Diversity programme aims to coordinate support services for LGBT people across the country.

  • Uruguay and Paraguay could be next to debate gay marriage 13

    More Latin American countries could consider same-sex marriage

    4:39 PM — Argentina voted to legalise gay marriage last week and it now looks like two of its neighbours could be on course to consider the same step.

  • Lesbian Coronation Street plot ‘not a phase’ 2

    Coronation Street has not had a lesbian plotline before

    2:34 PM — Coronation Street actress Brooke Vincent has said her character will remain a lesbian, rather than it being a "phase". She plays teenager Sophie Webster in the show, who has begun a relationship with her best friend Sian Powers, played by Sacha Parkinson.

  • Irish president Mary McAleese signs civil partnerships bill into law 31

    Ireland has legalised civil partnerships

    1:53 PM — Irish president Mary McAleese signed the country's civil partnerships bill into law yesterday. It gives gay couples almost all of the rights of marriage. The bill passed in the Dail without a vote and was approved by senators in the Seanad last week.

  • Peter Tatchell to receive honorary doctorate 21

    Peter Tatchell will be given an honorary doctorate

    11:51 AM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell is to be given an honorary doctorate by Sussex University. Mr Tatchell, who has campaigned for equality worldwide for more than 40 years, will receive the honour for services to human rights.

  • Older people with HIV ‘substantially more disadvantaged than peers’ 2

    Older people with HIV face disadvantages, the report said

    11:37 AM — Research into the experiences of HIV-positive people over the age of 50 suggests they face "substantial" disadvantages compared to the general population. The majority of older people with HIV are gay and bisexual men.

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