21st February 2011
Target agrees to fund gay groups following Lady Gaga deal 44
11:11 PM — A special edition of Lady Gaga's new single, 'Born This Way', is to be exclusively sold at the retailer Target. The company has in the past donated considerable sums to organisations that support those who discriminate or even advocate death and violence to gays. Now Lady Gaga has forced the retail chain to "make amends" and donate to gay rights groups.
Norman Tebbit: All David Cameron stands for is gay weddings in Westminster Abbey 55
9:26 PM — In an extraordinary rant, the former chairman of the Conservative party, Lord Norman Tebbit, has said that apart from a "big society gay wedding in Westminster Abbey", he has no idea where prime minister David Cameron wants to take Britain.
Man claims he had four-year gay affair with killer Raoul Moat 18
3:33 PM — Killer Raoul Moat had a four-year affair with another man, it has been claimed. According to the Sun, 34-year-old Carl Redford says he and Moat slept together up to three times a week.
Israel appoints first out gay judge 14
2:46 PM — The first openly gay judge has been appointed in Israel. Dori Spivak, an attorney and former Civil Rights Association chairman, was appointed as a judge at the Tel Aviv Labor Court on Friday.
Rufus Wainwright has baby with Leonard Cohen’s daughter 8
2:44 PM — Rufus Wainwright has become a father. The gay singer-songwriter announced on his website today that he and Lorca Cohen, daughter of Leonard Cohen, had become "proud parents".
The Queen’s composer hits out at ‘gay-bashing thugs’ in Church of England 6
12:38 PM — The Queen's composer has attacked "gay-bashing fundamentalists" in the Church of England for refusing to allow civil partnerships. Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, 76, hit out at clerics for refusing to officiate gay couples' ceremonies.
Liverpool to promote gay village 10
12:34 PM — Liverpool is to promote and develop its gay quarter to cash in on the so-called 'pink pound'. The council has hired a planning consultancy to look at how the city can be marketed as a worldwide tourist destination for gay travellers.
Ugandan asylum seeker says publicity will put her life at risk 9
11:00 AM — A Ugandan asylum seeker who was ordered to leave the UK says that publicity means her life will be at risk if returned to Uganda. The woman, referred to as BN, initially claimed that she was a lesbian but a judge ruled that there was no evidence for this.
Trans model Lea T says she wished she was gay 7
9:45 AM — Givenchy muse and model Lea T has revealed she used to wish she was gay instead of transgender. The 28-year-old was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey last week and explained how she had come to accept she was born in the wrong body.
Gay-only hotels to be investigated for discriminating against straights 134
9:42 AM — The Equality and Human Rights Commission is to investigate gay-only hotels for possible breaches of equality law. The body said it needed to establish an "objective balance" after investigating Christian-run hotels which bar gay couples.