12th October 2010
Gay singer Adam Lambert promises not to offend Malaysia 18
6:21 PM — Adam Lambert has promised to tone down his live show to avoid offending Malaysia. The gay singer is currently touring Asia but was accused of trying to promote "gay culture" in the Muslim country.
Gay US teenager killed himself after ‘toxic’ city council meeting 20
6:18 PM — The parents of a gay Oklahoma teenager say he killed himself after attending a "toxic" city council debate in which homophobic opinions were aired. Zach Harrington, 19, killed himself a week after attending the meeting.
French trans woman continues fight to be recognised as female 15
5:07 PM — Bad news for French trans woman Delphine Ravisé-Giard, as an appeal court yesterday refused, once again, to recognise her as female. This follows a year of legal to-ing and fro-ing, as initial willingness by the French state – in the form of the French Air Force – to recognise her female identity was revoked by a court in Nancy last August.
Russian city must allow gay Pride marches, court rules 1
4:26 PM — Russia's second-largest city, St Petersburg, must allow gay Pride marches to go ahead, the city court has ruled. As in the country's capital, Moscow, St Petersburg authorities have repeatedly banned gay marches and refused to give organisers alternative dates.
Gay Irish hurler Donal Og Cusack ‘courted for a political career’ 2
4:10 PM — Donal Og Cusack, the out gay Irish hurler, is rumoured to be considering a move to politics. The sportsman has been courted by two parties, Sinn Fein and the Labour Party, the Belfast Telegraph reports.
Jane Lynch, Colin Firth and Martina Navratilova shortlisted for Stonewall awards 23
1:52 PM — Gay charity Stonewall has announced the celebrity nominees for its annual awards. The yearly event, to be held on November 4th in central London, celebrates positive contributions to LGB life by celebrities and other public figures.
Campaigner and agony aunt Claire Rayner dies aged 79 14
11:41 AM — The agony aunt, safe sex campaigner and gay rights ally Claire Rayner has died at the age of 79. The mother of three, who wrote more than 60 books and was awarded an OBE, passed away at her home in Harrow, north London.
Ninth suspect in New York anti-gay attacks taken into custody
11:16 AM — A ninth man wanted by police in New York in connection with a homophobic attack on three men has been taken into custody. Ruddy Vargas-Perez, 22, was taken into custody yesterday afternoon.