11th October 2010
Gay MPs Stephen Twigg and Chris Bryant on Labour front bench 5
2:20 PM — Gay Labour MPs Stephen Twigg and Chris Bryant will return to Labour's front benches as junior ministers. Both missed out on places in the shadow cabinet.
Video: Vince Vaughn film trailer axed over ‘electric cars are gay’ joke 15
11:31 AM — Universal Pictures has dropped a trailer for a new Vince Vaughn film which calls electric cars "gay". In the trailer for The Dilemma, Vaughn is seen addressing a boardroom and saying: "Electric cars are gay. Not homosexual gay, but my-parents-are-chaperoning-the-dance gay."
Britain ‘more comfortable’ with homosexuality but two-thirds of gay students are bullied 7
11:03 AM — Britain has become substantially more comfortable with homosexuality in the last 20 years but homophobic bullying remains a problem for students. According to a report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, How Fair is Britain?, two-thirds of lesbian, gay and trans students have suffered homophobic bullying and 17 per cent have received death threats.
George Michael freed from jail 4
10:57 AM — Gay pop star George Michael was freed from jail today after serving half of his sentence for driving and drug offences. The 47-year-old was jailed for eight weeks last month and was released from Category C prison Highpoint, in Suffolk, this morning.
10th October 2010
Video: First Belgrade pride march since 2001 marred by violence 11
9:48 PM — 100 people, mostly police, have been injured in clashes between the police and anti-gay protesters intent on distrputing a gay pride march in Belgrade. The march, which was the first to be held in the capital of Serbia since 2001, was long predicted to be targeted by homophobic groups.
8th October 2010
Australian LGBT support group wins legal pay-out 9
5:31 PM — A court in the Australian state of Victoria has upheld a complaint from a gay youth support group after a Christian youth camp refused them accommodation, claiming it was against their position on homosexuality.
Washington DC Methodist Church approves same-sex marriages 4
4:29 PM — Worshippers at Washington DC's Foundry United Methodist Church voted 367 to 8 last month to allow same-sex marriages to take place at the church and to allow its clergy to perform said ceremonies.
Serbian Orthodox Church issues anti-Pride statement ahead of Sunday’s parade in Belgrade 12
3:45 PM — The Serbian Orthodox Church said today that they strongly oppose the gay Pride march planned for this Sunday in Belgrade.
Ozzy Osbourne ‘disgusted’ by anti-gay church’s use of his music at protest 29
3:20 PM — Ozzy Osbourne has hit out at the homophobic Westboro Baptist Church after discovering that they had used one of his hits at their recent protests at the US Supreme Court in Washington DC.
Russian court rules LGBT Pride parade ban ‘illegal’ 5
1:28 PM — A Russian Judge at the Court of St Petersburg ruled on Wednesday that the ban on the city's Pride march back in June was illegal.
Much-loved Cardiff gay pub under threat 4
12:20 PM — Cardiff's gay community are engaged in a campaign to save a pub in central Cardiff which is being threatened by gentrification.
Prisoner given extra time for slashing gay inmate’s face 2
11:32 AM — A man serving time for assault in an Edinburgh prison who was due to be released in January has been given en extra 20 months for slashing the face of a gay fellow inmate.
Ben Bradshaw and Chris Bryant lose out on Shadow Cabinet places – but Angela Eagle succeeds 25
10:51 AM — The results of the shadow cabinet elections were published last night, revealing that three of the Labour's best-known out gay MPs did not make the final cut.
7th October 2010
Catholic adoption agency fights to retain right to discriminate against same-sex couples 15
5:36 PM — England's last remaining Catholic adoption agency have filed an appeal against the Charity Commission for England and Wales, who forbade them to turn away any same-sex couples approaching them with a view to becoming adoptive or foster parents.
Fewer than half of Americans are against legalising same-sex marriage, poll finds 5
4:11 PM — According to results released by the Pew Research Centre yesterday, a new poll has found that fewer than half of Americans are against legalised same-sex marriage.
Campaign begins against potential ‘catastrophic’ cuts to London LGBT services and charities 56
2:51 PM — Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) charities in London which provide vital services to said communities are facing unprecedented threats to their funding, which is currently provided by by London Councils.
Study suggests bisexuals get ‘bad deal’ in local government equality policies 35
2:05 PM — A research project undertaken by the University of Huddersfield on LGBT equalities and local government has found that a lack of understanding surrounding bisexuality in the workplace is leaving those who identify as such largely invisible.
One half of Malawian couple is seeking asylum in Canada 11
12:40 PM — Tiwonge Chimbalanga, one half of the Malawian couple sentenced to 14 years' hard labour before being released in May, is seeking asylum in Canada.
New Jersey senator says he’ll introduce anti-bullying legislation on US college campuses 5
12:04 PM — The senator of New Jersey, Frank Lautenberg, announced yesterday that he planned to introduce legislation requiring colleges to adopt a code of conduct that prohibits bullying and harassment. This comes in the wake of a student's recent suicide after his involvement in a gay sexual encounter was secretly filmed and broadcast online.
Accused Stonewall Inn ‘gay basher’ denies he’s a homophobe 5
11:11 AM — Matthew Francis, one of the two men accused of assaulting a gay man in New York City's Stonewall Inn early last Sunday, claimed in a prison interview yesterday that he doesn't hate gay people.