15th October 2010
The Real PM?: ‘Warts and all’ film of Peter Mandelson 11
5:23 PM — A candid documentary following Peter Mandelson in Labour's last days in power is to be screened next month. 'Mandelson - The Real PM?', filmed by Hannah Rothschild, shows the former business secretary in the eight months up to the May election.
Saudi prince ‘could face death penalty for being gay’
5:01 PM — A Saudi prince accused of murdering his servant in a London hotel room could face the death penalty at home for being gay, the Old Bailey heard today.
11th man arrested over New York gay-bashing
4:49 PM — Eleven men have now been arrested in connection with an anti-gay attack in the Bronx, New York. Luis Garcia, 26, was arrested by New York police yesterday after a gay man, his brother and two teenage boys were attacked on October 3rd.
NY governor candidate Andrew Cuomo promises to legalise gay marriage 4
4:23 PM — Andrew Cuomo, the Democratic candidate for New York governor, says he will legalise gay marriage if elected. According to the New York Daily News, he told attendees at the Empire State Pride Agenda's Fall Dinner: “I don't want to be the governor who just proposes marriage equality."
Gavin Rossdale admitted gay relationship for publicity, Marilyn claims 7
3:58 PM — 1980s singer Marilyn says he is pleased that Gavin Rossdale has told the truth about their relationship - but claims he did it for publicity.
London vigil against hate crime to be held next weekend
3:34 PM — After 10,000 people joined a vigil against hate crime in Trafalgar Square last October, organisers hope to turn it into an annual event. Last year's candle-lit vigil was held two weeks after 62-year-old gay man Ian Baynham died in hospital. He was kicked and punched in the square while on a night out.
Lady Gaga and Ellen DeGeneres in top ten most powerful women 16
2:22 PM — Bisexual singer Lady Gaga and lesbian TV presenter Ellen DeGeneres have been named in the top ten of a list of the world's 100 most powerful women. Forbes' 2010 list places the pair ahead of women such as House speaker Nancy Pelosi and US secretary of homeland security Janet Napolitano.
Vince Vaughn says gay joke must stay in film 37
12:00 PM — Vince Vaughn has said that a joke about "gay" electric cars must stay in his new film because comedy should not be censored. A trailer for The Dilemma was cut last week by Universal Pictures after gay rights activists complained.
Obama seeks stay on gay military ban judgment but promises policy will end 16
11:16 AM — US president Barack Obama promised yesterday that he would end Don't Ask, Don't Tell. At the same time, his administration filed an application to stay a court judgment ordering an immediate end to the policy.