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29 September 2010

  • 29th September 2010

    British army claims having openly gay soldiers has ‘increased productivity’ 9

    Gay Trooper James Wharton on the cover of Soldier

    11:43 PM — Following the defeat of a vote in the US Senate to debate ending the US army's Don't ask, Don't tell' policy, the British army claims that allowing gay and lesbians to openly served has improved the armed forces.

  • Labour’s top gay MPs stand for shadow cabinet 3

    Former culture secretary Ben Bradshaw is standing for a post in the shadow cabinet

    5:47 PM — Four of Labour's best-known out gay MPs are among the 49 standing for the shadow cabinet elections. Former ministers Chris Bryant, Ben Bradshaw, Angela Eagle and Stephen Twigg were on the list on nominees published at 5pm today.

  • Gay Labour MP Nick Brown resigns as chief whip 4

    Nick Brown stood aside as chief whip

    5:13 PM — Labour's chief whip, Nick Brown, has resigned at the request of new leader Ed Miliband. Mr Brown, who was one of three gay cabinet ministers before Labour lost the election, withdrew from the race today to keep his job.

  • 21 years in jail for man who killed London trans woman 2

    Destiny Lauren was killed last November

    4:09 PM — A man convicted of killing trans woman Destiny Lauren has been sentenced to at least 21 years in prison. Leon Fyle, 22, was found guilty of Ms Lauren's murder last month.

  • Sir Ian McKellen: Gay marriage has to be on Stonewall’s agenda 15

    Sir Ian McKellen said there are still inequalities for gay people

    3:11 PM — Stonewall co-founder Sir Ian McKellen said today that the gay charity should lobby for gay marriage but issues such as tackling homophobic bullying must take priority. He becomes the second co-founder of Stonewall to call on the charity to campaign for gay marriage, Michael Cashman authored a column for PinkNews.co.uk on Monday entitled, "What part of 'equality' can't Stonewall understand?"

  • Gay campaigner Peter Tatchell honoured with blue plaque 38

    Simon Hughes, Father Bernard Lynch, Peter Tatchell, Councillor Veronica Ward and Sir Ian McKellen (left-right). Photo credit: Chris Houston

    2:12 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell was honoured with a blue plaque outside his home in south London today. A large crowd gathered to watch the unveiling of the plaque in Southwark and actor Sir Ian McKellen spoke at the ceremony.

  • Lesbian mother wins legal battle over child support 8

    The lesbian mother won her case at the European Court of Human Rights (Photo: D Sharon Pruitt)

    1:33 PM — A lesbian who had to pay more child support than if she was in a heterosexual relationship has won her case at the European Court of Human Rights. She was awarded £2,550 in damages and £15,275 after the court ruled that she had been discriminated against.

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