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23 September 2010

  • 23rd September 2010

    Councillor accused of gay slur apologises

    Jim Farquharson denied using a homophobic slur

    5:48 PM — A Tory councillor accused of calling a gay city council leader a "faggot" has apologised. Jim Farquharson denied calling Liberal Democrat city leader John Stewart the offensive term and said he had been misheard.

  • Peter Tatchell: Tide is turning on gay marriage 29

    Civil partnerships were legalised in the UK in 2005

    5:22 PM — Same-sex marriage is an idea whose time has come. It is the growing trend all over the world, from Canada to South Africa and Argentina. Why can't we have marriage equality in Britain too?

  • Anti-gay megachurch preacher denies sex with young men

    Eddie Long has been accused of coercing young men into sex

    5:04 PM — The pastor of one of America's largest congregations is denying that he coerced three young men into sex by offering them cars, jewellery and cash. Eddie Long, the pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta, has frequently attacked homosexuality and has called for a national ban on gay marriage.

  • Interview: London Fashion Week DJ Kris Di Angelis 1

    Kris Di Angelis was an official DJ for London Fashion Week (Photo: Louie Banks)

    4:20 PM — DJ/producer and resident at some of the best gay (and straight) nights that London has to offer, Kris Di Angelis is a home-grown talent and scene favourite who always gets the crowd dancing and smiling with his superb mix of upbeat old and new music – with everything from classic disco to rare online remixes.

  • Polish equality minister ‘outs gay man on television’ 24

    Elżbieta Radziszewska was accused of homophobia

    3:10 PM — The Polish minister for equality has been accused of homophobia for outing a gay man on television and saying Catholic schools should have the right to sack gay teachers.

  • Florida ends ban on gays and lesbians adopting 4

    Florida's ban on gays and lesbians adopting has been overturned (Photo: D Sharon Pruitt)

    1:44 PM — The US state of Florida has overturned its ban on gays and lesbians adopting children. Governor Charlie Crist announced the 3rd District Court of Appeal ruling yesterday and said the ban would end immediately, although the decision can be appealed.

  • Teenager jailed for extorting £87,000 in gay chatline sting 7

    Kelz Sutherland was jailed for 45 months

    12:28 PM — An Edinburgh teenager has been jailed for 45 months after he was found guilty of extorting £87,700 in a sting on men using gay and adult chatlines. Kelz Sutherland, 19, last month admitted nine charges of extortion between January 1st 2008 and December 31st 2009.

  • First national survey finds 1.5 per cent of adults say they are gay, lesbian or bisexual 42

    1.5 per cent said they were gay, lesbian or bisexual

    11:28 AM — A survey of 450,000 UK adults has found that 1.5 per cent were willing to identify themselves as lesbian, gay or bisexual. This is the first time the Office for National Statistics has asked about sexual orientation and the body stressed that the question was "experimental".

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