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July 2010

  • 8th July 2010

    Caster Semenya to return to sport after gender controversy 5

    Caster Semenya will return to sport, her agent said. (Photo: ASA)

    11:39 AM — The African runner Caster Semenya has been given the all-clear by the IAAF over her gender tests and will compete this month, her agent says.

  • Gay cleric Jeffrey John rejected from Bishop of Southwark post 41

    Rev Jeffrey John was blocked from the post

    10:27 AM — The openly gay cleric Rev Jeffrey John has been blocked from becoming a Church of England bishop. Dr John was shortlisted for the post last week and was believed to be the obvious choice for the role, with reports suggesting prime minister David Cameron was minded to back his appointment.

  • 7th July 2010

    Interview: Labour leadership frontrunner David Miliband speaks to PinkNews.co.uk 21

    David Miliband spoke to PinkNews.co.uk

    5:41 PM — David Miliband is tipped to win the Labour leadership this year. His brother Ed is in second place, while the other contenders trail behind. We interviewed him this afternoon to find out why he believes the gay community should back his leadership bid, if he agrees with full marriage equality and why he enthusiastically supports the Pope's UK visit.

  • Legal club drug NRG-1 ‘should be banned’ 13

    The drug may be banned

    5:22 PM — A drug used on the gay clubbing scene should be banned, the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) has said. NRG-1, which is made from the chemical naphyrone and is similar to mephedrone, is a legal high but should be made a class-B drug, the body advised.

  • Comment: What exactly is the coalition government’s stance on gay marriage? 42

    The UK allows civil partnership but not full marriage equality

    4:53 PM — To some, the difference is negligible. To others, the word 'marriage' is the only way they want to see their relationships recognised in law. Civil partnerships were a fantastic milestone for gays and lesbians but it is clear now they are not good enough.

  • David Hyde Pierce speaks of Prop 8 pain 5

    David Hyde Pierce quietly married his partner two years ago

    2:03 PM — Former Frasier actor David Hyde Pierce has spoken of his anger at Proposition 8, the initiative which banned gay marriage in California.

  • North Wales to get first Mardi Gras festival 8

    A Mardi Gras will be held in north Wales

    1:49 PM — North Wales will get its first LGBT Mardi Gras festival next April. The two-day carnival is being organised by gay group Mesmac and will be held at the Mona showground on Anglesey.

  • Hawaii governor rejects gay civil unions bill 17

    Linda Lingle vetoed the civil unions bill

    11:26 AM — Hawaii's governor Linda Lingle has rejected a bill which would have allowed civil unions for gay couples in the state. The bill would have given both straight and gay couples the right to have their partnerships recognised with all the rights of marriage.

  • Supreme Court rules gay asylum seekers have right to stay in UK 76

    The Supreme Court ruled the pair could stay

    10:40 AM — The Supreme Court has ruled that two gay men from Iran and Cameroon have the right to asylum in the UK. The pair took their cases to the court after being told by the Home Office they could safely return home if they were "discreet" about their sexual orientation.

  • 6th July 2010

    Review: Trans at London Pride 20

    London Pride was held last weekend (Photo: Pride London)

    5:25 PM — Fun, impressive, exciting, inspiring – but Pride London still has a way to go if it wants to bring the transgender community back into the fold, writes Jane Fae.

  • Supreme Court to rule on UK’s ‘discretion’ policy for gay asylum seekers 5

    The Supreme Court will rule on the case tomorrow

    5:03 PM — The Supreme Court will issue a decision tomorrow on a test case on the UK's policy of telling gay and lesbian asylum seekers to go home and be discreet.

  • Liverpool Pride unveils acoustic acts 1

    Liverpool Pride will have a rainbow circus theme

    4:35 PM — Liverpool Pride has released its line-up of acoustic acts for the festival next month. Cocabella, Last Choir Standing and Connie Lush are among the artists who will play the event.

  • Lesbian and gay lawyers ‘deterred from becoming judges’

    Gay and lesbian lawyers are being put off becoming judges, the study said

    3:52 PM — Research has has suggested that the judiciary is failing to represent lesbian and gay people. According to a study by LGBT lawyers' network Interlaw, a perception of hostility to out gay judges, judicial culture and the isolation of the job puts gay and lesbian lawyers off becoming judges.

  • Jeremy Clarkson offends gays with ‘I demand the right not to be bummed’ joke 58

    Jeremy Clarkson was criticised by Stonewall

    3:11 PM — Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has been criticised for a remark about homosexuality. The exchange was cut from Sunday night's BBC2 show, but was revealed by his guest Alistair Campbell.

  • Anti-Pope protesters urged to show tolerance 74

    The Pope will visit the UK in September

    2:15 PM — The prime minister's special representative for Pope Benedict's visit to the UK says protesters should show restraint. Chris Patten, a former governor of Hong Kong and Tory minister, also said the taxpayer's share of the costs of the visit had risen to £12 million, excluding security.

  • Comment: Beyond gay and straight 10

    London Pride was held on Saturday (Photo: Pride London)

    1:13 PM — Saturday's gay pride parade in London celebrated 40 years since the formation of the Gay Liberation Front in Britain. This was a watershed moment in British queer history. For the first time, thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people stopped hiding in the closet and suffering in silence.

  • Stonewall publishes guide to gay-friendly universities 12

    Prospective students can find out how gay-friendly universities are

    11:51 AM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has published an online guide which rates UK universities on how gay-friendly they are. The guide tells prospective students what measures institutions take to make them feel welcome, such as whether there is an LGBT society and what diversity training staff are given.

  • George Michael arrested after crashing car into shop

    George Michael crashed his car into Snappy Snaps

    11:07 AM — Gay singer George Michael was arrested early on Sunday morning after crashing his car into a shop in Hampstead, north London. He was thought to be returning from London Pride.

  • 5th July 2010

    Feature: Football’s last taboo 7

    Justin Fashanu committed suicide in 1998

    6:00 PM — Why has so little advancement been made around homophobia in football in the last 30 years? Ben Riley-Smith meets gay grassroots players to find out more about the sport's last taboo.

  • Sam Fox in rabies scare 6

    Sam Fox was bitten by a cat feared to have rabies (Photo: Orangekaki)

    5:24 PM — Eighties pin-up Sam Fox has revealed that she is having rabies treatment after she was bitten by a stray cat on holiday. The star, 44, was staying on the island of Koh Samui with her partner Myra Stratton when the animal attacked her.

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