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28 January 2011

  • 28th January 2011

    Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker wins last minute reprieve from deportation from UK 22

    The campaigner Peter Tatchell and other activists at an earlier protest

    11:59 PM — Solicitors acting for a Ugandan lesbian who was due to be deported from the United Kingdom earlier this evening have said that she has won a temporary reprieve of in advance of a fresh court appeal.

  • Gay former cabinet minister Nick Brown claims his phone was tapped 4

    Nick Brown was chief whip under Gordon Brown and Tony Blair

    7:12 PM — Gay Labour MP, Nick Brown, who served as chief whip during Gordon Brown's tenure as prime minister and during Tony Blair's first administration has said that he believes his phone line was bugged by a tabloid newspaper.

  • Gay campaigners hope for reprieve for Ugandan asylum seeker 14

    Campaigners at an earlier protest (Photo: Brett Lock)

    5:49 PM — Gay rights campaigners are hoping that a lesbian Ugandan woman will be spared deportation from the UK this evening. Brenda Namigadde is to be placed on a plane at 9.20pm after the UK Border Agency decided that she had no right to remain in the UK, as there was not enough evidence to show she is gay.

  • Three appear in court over anti-gay leaflets

    The men were accused of handing out leaflets near a mosque

    5:14 PM — Three men appeared in court today on charges of distributing threatening written material to stir up hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation.

  • David Kato buried as pastor condemns homosexuality 22

    David Kato was buried today

    4:55 PM — Ugandan gay rights campaigner David Kato was buried today but scuffles broke out at his funeral as the pastor urged gays to repent. Mr Kato, who was murdered in his home on Wednesday, was laid to rest in his village near Kampala.

  • London anti-hate crime charity opens drop-in service 2

    Galop has opened a drop-in centre

    4:10 PM — London charity Galop is offering a new drop-in service for LGBT people affected by hate crime, discrimination and domestic abuse. The service will also offer LGBT people the chance to talk to a sexual abuse caseworker in confidence about incidents, whether recent or from childhood.

  • Star Trek writer wishes he’d included gay roles 29

    Star Trek has never had a gay character

    3:33 PM — Star Trek writer and producer Brannon Braga says he regrets not including gay characters in the TV series and films. Speaking to After Elton, he said it was "a shame" that gay characters had not been included in the late 80s and early 90s.

  • Thai airline recruits transgender staff 15

    A Thai airline is recruiting trans women

    2:19 PM — Thai airline PC Air is recruiting transgender staff in a bid to boost the prospects of the "third sex". The newly-formed company took on three trans women this week in its first round of hiring.

  • French court says no to gay marriage 30

    France allows gay couples to have civil unions

    1:24 PM — France's constitutional court upheld the ban on gay marriage today after a challenge from a lesbian couple. Corinne Cestino and Sophie Hasslauer, who have lived together for 15 years and have four children, asked for the right to marry but were turned down by the Constitutional Council.

  • US store censors Elton’s magazine cover with new baby 37

    The 'modesty shield' over the magazine (Photo: Twitter)

    11:11 AM — A US chain store deemed a magazine cover featuring Elton John's family so offensive, it was covered to "protect" young shoppers.

  • Men charged with anti-gay hatred over execution leaflets

    The men will appear before a court today

    10:50 AM — Two men in Derby are the first to be charged under new laws against stirring up hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation. Razwan Javed, 30, and Kabir Ahmed, 27, were accused of handing out leaflets called 'The Death Penalty?' outside a Derby mosque.

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