9th December 2010
Gay rights ally Elizabeth Edwards’ funeral to be picketed by anti-gay church 26
5:57 PM — The funeral of Elizabeth Edwards, former wife of United States vice-presidential candidate John Edwards, will be picketed by the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church. Mrs Edwards, a lawyer and author, died yesterday at the age of 61 after a six-year battle with cancer.
Gay Jewish group celebrates Chanukah festival 4
5:18 PM — Saturday night saw the celebration of the Jewish festival of Chanukah by London's largest gay men's Jewish group, Gay Jews in London.
New Zealand brewery’s ‘beers for queers’ ad backfires 8
5:03 PM — A New Zealand brewery has withdrawn a marketing campaign which suggested that low-carbohydrate beer is "queer". Moa Beers planned to give away t-shirts which said "Low Carb Beers", with a pink 'Q' superimposed over the letter 'B' to read "Qeers".
Gay slang Polari on list of endangered languages 9
4:02 PM — Polari has been included on a list of endangered languages. The slang, used as a code among some gay people when homosexuality was illegal, is on an online database created by University of Cambridge researchers.
Gay sperm donor battles lesbians over baby 30
2:55 PM — Another gay man is fighting a lesbian couple to gain access to the child he helped them have. Stacey Cassin, 24, and her civil partner Kate, 26, advertised online last year for a sperm donor.
Bikini photo used to derail lesbian student’s lawsuit 13
2:11 PM — A US school district accused of violating a lesbian's rights by making her wear women's clothes is attempting to derail her lawsuit with a photo of her in a bikini. Ceara Sturgis, a student at Wesson Attendance Center, wore a tuxedo in her yearbook photo but was excluded from the book for not wearing female dress.
Oprah: ‘Stop saying I’m a lesbian’ 10
11:39 AM — Oprah Winfrey says she is irritated by the continuing rumours that she is a lesbian. The chatshow host, 56, said she would not hide the truth about her sexuality.
Czech government defends use of ‘gay tests’ for asylum seekers 4
11:08 AM — The Czech government has defended the use of 'arousal tests' to check if asylum seekers who say they are gay are telling the truth. The country has used straight porn to see if applicants become aroused.
HIV-positive porn star says barebacking must be banned 37
10:39 AM — A porn actor who contracted HIV while filming has called for condoms to be made compulsory across the adult film industry. Derrick Burts, 24, tested positive for HIV in October after starring in US gay and straight porn films.