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2010

  • 2nd February 2010

    Pentagon to begin year-long review to repeal military gay ban 10

    The Pentagon is to look at repealing the ban

    6:00 PM — US defence secretary Robert Gates is expected to confirm today (Tuesday) Pentagon plans to begin rolling back the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military.

  • Westlife star Mark Feehily announces engagement 18

    Mark Feehily is engaged

    5:47 PM — Westlife singer Mark Feehily announced his engagement last week on Twitter. The star and his boyfriend Kevin McDaid got engaged on their fifth anniversary. They have not revealed a date for their civil partnership.

  • Gay and straight couples needed to challenge UK gay marriage ban 14

    Katherine Doyle and Tom Freeman are hoping to challenge the gay marriage ban (Photo: PinkNews.co.uk)

    3:17 PM — A heterosexual couple are seeking allies to help them mount a legal challenge against the UK's ban on gay marriage. Tom Freeman and Katherine Doyle need two more straight couples and three gay couples to join their case.

  • Colin Firth says there are ‘invisible boundaries’ for gay actors 38

    Colin Firth said gay actors face barriers

    1:11 PM — Colin Firth has suggested that there are "invisible boundaries" preventing out gay actors from taking leading roles. Firth, a straight actor who played a gay man in Tom Ford's directorial debut A Single Man, said he felt "complicit" in the problem of gay actors losing out on parts.

  • Elton John and David Furnish ‘to produce Broadway play’ 5

    Elton John and David Furnish are joining the production team of Next Fall.

    12:51 PM — Gay singer Elton John and his civil partner David Furnish are reportedly planning to put on a Broadway production of a gay-themed play.

  • NHS ‘paying for ex-gay therapy’ 101

    Some doctors are apparently referring patients to ex-gay therapists

    12:37 PM — The National Health Service is paying for people to have therapy to turn them straight, it has been claimed. According to an investigation by the Independent, some GPs are referring people to 'reparative' therapists to help them change their sexual orientation.

  • New chick for lesbian albatrosses 8

    The albatross pair are looking after their new chick (Photo: James Preston)

    11:23 AM — A pair of lesbian royal albatrosses in New Zealand have welcomed their first chick into the world. The couple, who live at Royal Albatross Colony on South Island, are not unique, but it is particularly unusual for lesbian albatrosses to successfully incubate an egg.

  • 1st February 2010

    Pope Benedict XVI criticises gay rights in Equality Bill 76

    Pope Benedict XVI said gay equality measures violated "natural law"

    6:37 PM — Pope Benedict XVI criticised the Equality Bill on Monday for violating "natural law". He was thought to be referring to provisions in the bill which would have forced churches to employ gay staff. These were defeated by the House of Lords last week.

  • Chaos at Queer Question Time 44

    Julie Bindel appeared at Saturday's Queer Question Time

    6:10 PM — A drink is hurled – or was it an id badge? A speaker quits the stage in tears (but returns in time for the final round-up). Recriminations follow Julie Bindel's appearance at Queer Question Time.

  • Video: Lady Gaga and Elton John perform at the Grammy Awards 4

    Lady Gaga and Elton performed a duet last night

    5:26 PM — Lady Gaga and Elton John played a duet at last night's Grammy Awards smeared in dirt. The pair played on a double ended piano with makeup to look like they had fallen down a rubbish chute.

  • National Secular Society plans protest for Pope’s UK visit 30

    The Pope is due to visit the UK this September

    4:02 PM — The National Secular Society has announced a " large-scale campaign" to protest against Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Britain in September. The pontiff has attacked gay rights on a number of occasions.

  • Trans woman told it was ‘illegal’ for her to use women’s toilets 22

    Katrina Harte was told she could not use the ladies' toilets

    3:45 PM — A trans woman has spoken of her humiliation at being wrongly told it was illegal for her to use the female toilet in her local pub. Katrina Harte, 46, began her transition several years ago and is awaiting her final surgery.

  • Amy Winehouse ‘is bisexual’ 16

    Friends claimed Amy Winehouse was bisexual

    1:29 PM — Back to Black singer Amy Winehouse is bisexual and has had relationships with women, her friends have claimed. She is said to have told close friends: "There is something about being with a woman that is very satisfying. I don't care what people think about me being bi - I do what feels good."

  • Hawaii’s House shelves civil unions bill 4

    Hawaii lawmakers voted to postpone the civil unions bill

    12:50 PM — Hawaii's House has shelved a bill which would have allowed gay couples the right to have civil unions. Although the Senate approved the bill last week, the House voted on Friday to indefinitely postpone it.

  • Repealing military gay ban a priority for Obama in 2010 6

    Obama said he would work to end the ban this year

    12:06 PM — US president Barack Obama will treat repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell as a priority this year, it has been reported. According to the New York Times, the White House has been holding meetings on the issue for the past year with defence secretary Robert Gates and Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

  • Glee star Jane Lynch ‘didn’t want to be gay’ 6

    Jane Lynch said she did not want to be gay

    11:20 AM — Glee actress Jane Lynch has revealed she didn't come out to her parents until her early thirties because she didn't want to be gay.

  • 29th January 2010

    Protests over Super bowl ads for anti-gay Christian group 7

    The Super Bowl is on Sunday

    7:19 PM — A gay group is protesting over the decision of US television network CBS to show an advert by Focus on the Family during the Super Bowl next Sunday.

  • Gay MP and blogger in Twitter spat 37

    Twitter wars

    6:47 PM — Labour MP Chris Bryant and Tory blogger Iain Dale had a war of Tweets this afternoon over Tory leader David Cameron.

  • Boris Johnson supports anti-homophobic bullying film 11

    Boris Johnson supported the anti-bullying DVD

    6:09 PM — Mayor of London Boris Johnson has given his support to a film designed to stamp out homophobic bullying. FIT, the film directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair and produced by gay charity Stonewall, is to be sent to all schools in Britain next month.

  • New service for homophobic hate crime victims in Wales 13

    The new service has been launched (Photo: Flickr user Oracio Alvarado)

    4:35 PM — A partnership between Victim Support and Stonewall Cymru has launched a new service to help victims of homophobic and transphobic hate crimes.

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