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22 December 2010

  • 22nd December 2010

    Portia DeGeneres: I had no lesbian role models

    Portia DeGeneres said she had no lesbian role models

    5:25 PM — Portia DeGeneres says her struggle with her sexuality contributed to years of suffering with eating disorders. The former Ally McBeal star, now married to talkshow host Ellen DeGeneres, revealed that she didn't know of any lesbian actresses to look up to.

  • Canadian province still lists homosexuality as a mental illness 23

    Homosexuality is still classed as a mental disorder in Alberta

    4:49 PM — The Canadian province of Alberta still classifies homosexuality as a mental disorder, government records show. Between 1995 and 2004, doctors cited the diagnostic code more than 1,750 times when billing the province for treating gays and lesbians, the Vabcouver Sun reports.

  • Obama signs bill to end Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell 10

    The ban may not be lifted for several months

    2:58 PM — President Obama has signed a bill to end the ban on openly gay troops in the US military. Two years after he promised to end the controversial policy in his election campaign, the president signed the bill during a ceremony at the Interior Department.

  • Parents of gay suicide student will sue university 15

    Tyler Clementi's parents are to sue over his death

    2:52 PM — The parents of a New Jersey student who jumped to his death after his roommate allegedly broadcast his gay sex session are to sue his university. Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old student at Rutgers University, killed himself by jumping from the George Washington Bridge in September.

  • Federal inquiry into US gay teenager’s suicide 9

    Seth Walsh died in October

    1:05 PM — Federal education officials are investigating the suicide of a 13-year-old California boy who killed himself after suffering homophobic bullying. Seth Walsh died nine days after hanging himself in his garden on September 28th.

  • Mystery remains over spy’s death 9

    Mr Williams worked for MI6

    12:33 PM — Police are still mystified over the death of British spy Gareth Williams, whose body was found padlocked inside a sports bag in August. Mr Williams, 31, was a GCHQ code-breaker who was on secondment to MI6 at the time of his death.

  • Obama to sign repeal of gay military ban today 6

    President Obama will sign a repeal bill today

    11:15 AM — President Obama is to sign a bill to repeal the ban on out gay troops in the US military today. He will sign the bill during a ceremony at the Interior Department.

  • Video: George Osborne’s ‘pantomime dame’ jibe 43

    George Osborne's aides said he had been joking

    10:42 AM — George Osborne was accused of being "homophobic" by out gay Labour MP Chris Bryant yesterday for joking that the latter was a "pantomime dame".

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