2nd September 2010
Review: Bisexuality conferences tackle hate crime, censorship and Shakespeare 6
5:07 PM — Two major events in the bisexual calendar took place at the weekend. Seminars were held on employment, hate crime and culture, while delegates also enjoyed social events.
Glee hots up with gay kisses 5
4:43 PM — Glee is hotting up next season with gay character Kurt experiencing his first on-screen kiss. Actor Chris Colfer revealed to E! Online that he would be “fine" with the prospect of having a kiss on the series.
New South Wales adoption bill passes lower house 3
4:38 PM — A bill to allow same-sex couples to adopt in New South Wales, Australia, has narrowly passed in the lower house. It passed a vote 46-44 yesterday, and after amendments were made, passed 45-43 today.
Gay Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham urges footballers to come out 8
3:22 PM — Gay Olympic diving champion Matthew Mitcham has encouraged gay Australian Football League (AFL) players to feel safe and open about their sexuality.
Archbishop of Westminster’s aide says gay rights have made Britain a ‘wasteland’ 82
2:42 PM — An advisor to Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster, has attacked gay rights and the "feminisation of masculinity". Edmund Adamus, the influential director of pastoral affairs for the Diocese of Westminster, was speaking three weeks before Pope Benedict XVI visit Britain.
David Cameron backs William Hague over gay rumours 37
1:54 PM — Prime minister David Cameron's spokeswoman has said he fully supports William Hague after the foreign minister issued a statement denying he was gay.
Scandinavian airline to hold first mid-air gay wedding 1
11:14 AM — A Scandinavian airline hopes to host the world’s first mile-high gay wedding. SAS Scandinavian Airlines is running an online competition to find a lucky couple to walk down the aisle during a flight from Stockholm to New York on December 6th.
Australian school drops ‘gay’ from Kookaburra song 7
10:51 AM — An Australian school has been criticised for dropping the word 'gay' from a children song. Garry Martin, the head of Lepage Primary in Melbourne, said that he replaced the word with 'fun' to avoid children rolling around on the floor in "fits of laughter".