30th September 2010
Stonewall responds to open letter on marriage equality 44
5:38 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has responded to an open letter asking it to clarify its stance on marriage equality for gay and straight couples. The response said that Stonewall was consulting its supporters and identifying objections that could be made against a change in the law.
US suicide teenager may have asked for help over webcam spying 14
5:22 PM — The American student who killed himself after a roommate allegedly recorded him having gay sex may have asked for help, reports suggest. A strikingly similar plea for advice was posted on a gay community website.
Tory MP Nick Herbert addresses Republican gay dinner 13
4:33 PM — Gay Tory MP Nick Herbert addressed a US Republican gay group last week and said conservatism and gay rights are not incompatible. He was speaking at the Log Cabin Republicans' annual dinner in Washington.
Indonesian gay film festival disrupted by protests 3
3:49 PM — Indonesia's annual gay film festival was disrupted by angry protesters in Jakarta this week. The festival, called Q!, showcases films about HIV/AIDS, LGBT issues and human rights at a range of venues around the city.
Tasmania to recognise foreign gay marriages 4
3:15 PM — Tasmania is to become the first Australian state to recognise gay marriages performed abroad. They will be recognised as Tasmanian deeds of relationship, which are similar to civil partnerships.
California governor Schwarzenegger signs ‘gay cure’ repeal bill 3
2:24 PM — California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill to remove a 'gay cure' provision from the state's laws. The 1950 law instructed California's State Department of Mental Health to investigate and research "the causes and cures of homosexuality".
Soap star Adam Rickitt to host Conservative gay party 25
1:00 PM — Former Coronation Street actor Adam Rickitt is to host the Conservative Party's official gay night at its annual conference in Birmingham. Conference Pride is now in its second year. It was said to be one of the most popular parties at 2009's Tory conference.
US teenager kills himself after roommate ‘taped him having sex with a man’ 37
11:08 AM — An American student committed suicide after his roommate allegedly taped him having sex with a man and streamed it on the internet. Tyler Clementi, 18, a student at Rutgers University in New Jersey, is thought to have jumped from the George Washington Bridge on September 22nd.
Lesbians and bisexuals ‘not represented enough’ on the BBC 23
8:21 AM — The internal research, conducted with gay and straight people, found that lesbian and bisexual people in particular feel underrepresented in the broadcaster's programmes. It also found that one in five people is uncomfortable with seeing gays and lesbians on television.