19th October 2010
Wear purple on Wednesday in memory of gay teen suicides 14
5:24 PM — After a spate of suicides among gay US teenagers, people across the world will wear purple tomorrow to honour their memory. More than 1.3 million people have pledged on Facebook to mark 'Spirit Day', which was created by Canadian teenager Brittany McMillan.
Most Scottish people support gay marriage 15
5:00 PM — The majority of Scottish people are in favour of allowing gay couples to marry, a poll suggests. According to an Angus Reid poll conducted for the Green Party, 58 per cent of respondents said they were in favour of full marriage equality.
Gay Saudi prince guilty of murdering servant 20
4:43 PM — A Gay Saudi prince has been found guilty of murdering his servant in a London hotel room. Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud, 34, had beaten and strangled Bandar Abdulaziz, 32, after a campaign of "sadistic" abuse.
Christine Burns becomes first trans patron of LGBT History Month 4
3:32 PM — Trans activist Christine Burns has become the first trans patron of LGBT History Month. The writer, campaigner and former Tory branch secretary was instrumental in helping the government pass the 2004 Gender Recognition Act and was awarded an MBE in 2004.
One in six HIV-positive people ‘suffer poverty’ 8
3:27 PM — One in six people with HIV have lived in poverty at some point in the last four years, a report from the National AIDS Trust and Terrence Higgins Trust says.
Elton John says television is “arse-paralysingly brain crippling” 12
2:49 PM — Sir Elton John has derided reality TV as "boring" and modern songwriters as "pretty awful".
Stonewall drops Bill Leckie nomination for Journalist of the Year after protests 13
2:49 PM — Scottish Sun journalist Bill Leckie has been dropped from Stonewall's Journalist of the Year shortlist.
US judge says she will deny stay on gay military ruling 6
11:09 AM — The US District Judge who ruled last week that Don't Ask, Don't Tell should be immediately repealed has indicated she will deny government requests to stay her order.