14th October 2010
EHRC to be ‘substantially reformed’ while HIV quangos are scrapped 16
5:38 PM — The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is to be substantially reformed, the Cabinet Office said today. Today's shake-up of public bodies saw 192 quangos axed, with an estimated 10,000 staff expected to lose their jobs.
Anti-Obama billboard condemned as racist and homophobic 8
4:28 PM — A billboard poster of President Obama which depicts him as a gay man, a Mexican bandit, a gangster and a suicide bomber has been accused of racism and homophobia.
Film to be made about lesbian teenager barred from prom 10
3:27 PM — Constance McMillen, the lesbian teenager who was barred from taking her girlfriend to prom, is to be the subject of a TV film. The 18-year-old, from Mississippi, made news around the world when she launched a lawsuit for discrimination against her school earlier this year.
Trans group angry at Stonewall’s nomination of journalist it criticised 14
3:10 PM — Stonewall has been attacked for honouring a writer who it criticised for using stereotypes about trans people in 2007. Scottish Sun journalist Bill Leckie is one of five nominees for the gay charity's annual Journalist of the Year award.
BBC has ‘no plans’ to employ Ray Gosling again 7
2:10 PM — The BBC says it won't employ veteran broadcaster Ray Gosling after he admitted lying about the mercy-killing of an old lover.
Gay blogger Perez Hilton promises to stop bullying 15
2:05 PM — Gay celebrity blogger Perez Hilton has promised to be nicer and stop making fun of his favourite Hollywood targets. Hilton, who is known for his savage treatment of certain stars, said he had been accused of hypocrisy after raising awareness of a spate of gay teenage suicides.
Paladino loses rabbi’s support after gay apology 24
11:50 AM — Carl Paladino, the New York governor candidate who said children were being "brainwashed" by homosexuality, has lost the support of a prominent rabbi after apologising for his comments.
Trans golfer sues after being banned from tournament 11
11:13 AM — An American trans woman is suing the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) because it only allows women who were "female at birth" to participate. Lana Lawless, 57 and of Palm Springs, California, completed her transition from male to female in 2005.