2nd November 2010
Ron Howard says ‘Dilemma’ gay joke will stay in film 8
4:03 PM — Ron Howard, the director of The Dilemma, says a joke about 'gay' cars will stay in the film. The film was criticised by GLAAD and CNN news anhor Anderson Cooper for a scene in which Vince Vaughn's character makes a joke about electric cars being gay.
Silvio Berlusconi says it’s ‘better to like pretty women than be gay’ 55
1:56 PM — Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has angered gay groups by saying that having an eye for beautiful women is better than being gay. The premier has been fighting allegations of sexual impropriety in his private life.
Ricky Martin reveals he ‘cried like a baby’ after coming out 5
1:02 PM — Ricky Martin has told Oprah Winfrey about the moment he decided to announce he was gay. The Puerto Rican star posted a message on his website declaring himself to be a "fortunate gay man" but says he broke down in tears afterwards.
Federal appeals court rules DADT will remain in place indefinitely 13
11:56 AM — A US federal appeals court has ruled that Don't Ask, Don't Tell should stay in place indefinitely. The decision by the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals means that the ban on out gay soldiers is expected to be retained throughout a legal battle over whether it is constitutional.
1st November 2010
Myths persist over gay adoptive parents 2
6:10 PM — One in ten people still believe that gay people cannot adopt children, a survey says. According to the research by the British Association for Adoption and Fostering, 11 per cent believed gay or lesbian people were ineligible while 29 per cent thought single men could not adopt.
Trans woman crowned UK Scrabble champion 10
5:56 PM — A trans woman has been crowned the UK Scrabble champion in London. Mikki Nicholson, 32, only began playing the game five years ago. She beat former world champion Mark Nyman for the UK title.
Students deny putting roommate’s gay sex session online
3:22 PM — Two US students accused of invading the privacy of a friend who committed suicide say they did not broadcast his gay sex session online. Dharun Ravi of Plainsboro, New Jersey, and Molly W Wei of Princeton, both 18, were accused of secretly recording Mr Ravi's roommate Tyler Clementi having sex with a man.
Updated: Ugandan newspaper ordered to stop outing gay men 16
3:17 PM — Ugandan newspaper Rolling Stone has been ordered to stop outing gay men and lesbians. The publication, no relation to the US magazine, began publishing the names of gays and lesbians last month. In a previous issue, it carried a banner stating that the individuals should be hanged.
Trans woman remanded in male prison over tube death
12:39 PM — A trans woman has been remanded in a men's prison on a charge of murdering 63-year-old Sonia Burgess, who was hit by a train at Kings Cross station last Monday. Nina Kanagasingham, 34, of Chichele Road, Cricklewood, did not enter an application for bail at the Old Bailey this morning.
Bishops say gay rights laws damage Christian freedoms 60
12:20 PM — Leading Church of England bishops have claimed that equality laws mean gay rights are being "privileged" over the rights of Christians. The figures, including former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey and Bishop of Winchester Michael Scott-Joynt, said that gay rights supporters are able to "suppress all disagreement or disapproval and 'coerce silence'."
Anti-gay Christian couple to challenge fostering ban at High Court 120
11:08 AM — A Christian couple who were barred from fostering children after they admitted that they believe homosexuality is unacceptable are to challenge the ban at the High Court.
Gay and trans campaigners cancel Stonewall awards protest 12
10:39 AM — A demonstration planned for the Stonewall awards this Thursday has been cancelled. Around 100 people were expected to protest outside the ceremony in central London over the gay charity's stance marriage equality and because it does not lobby for trans issues.