24th February 2011
Congressman pushes for repeal of anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act 9
6:19 PM — A Democratic congressman is to re-introduce a bill to overturn the anti-gay Defence of Marriage Act next week. Jerrold Nadler, a representative for New York, is calling on other politicians to support the Respect for Marriage Act.
Maryland gay marriage bill gains preliminary Senate approval 1
5:48 PM — The Maryland Senate last night gave preliminary approval for a gay marriage bill in the state, 25 votes to 22. The Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act will remove gender references in the US state’s marriage laws and give churches the right not to conduct ceremonies.
Manchester to celebrate centenary of gay computer scientist Alan Turing 27
3:55 PM — Manchester will celebrate the centenary of Alan Turing's birth next year. The gay computer scientist and codebreaker, who was born in 1912 and lived in the city, was persecuted for his sexual orientation and forced to undergo chemical castration.
Indian TV report outs gay men 15
2:50 PM — Several gay men have been outed by a TV news report in an Indian city. Channel TV9 Telugu, which is broadcast in Hyderabad, carried out a 'sting' on gay internet dating profiles.
Most Irish people support gay marriage, poll says 12
1:45 PM — A survey of Irish adults says that the majority - 61 per cent - support marriage equality for gay couples. Just 27 per cent of voters are opposed to the idea of gay marriage, the Irish Independent/Millward Brown Lansdowne research found.
Hawaii governor signs civil unions bill 2
1:06 PM — The governor of Hawaii, Neil Abercrombie, signed a civil unions bill into law yesterday. The measure was approved by the Senate last week and will give gay couples almost all of the rights of marriage.
Christian website blames Christchurch Quake on gays 92
12:13 PM — Members of the LGBT community in New Zealand have denounced a US-based Christian website for blaming the Christchurch earthquake on vengeance from God because of the "amoral" behaviour of gays and lesbians.
Customers of oldest gay pub in Wales lose battle to save venue 8
11:43 AM — The oldest gay pub in Wales, Cardiff's Kings Cross is to be closed and converted into a gastropub despite a campaign supported by gay rugby star Gareth Thomas to save it.
‘The King’s Speech’ shared set with gay porn shoot 20
11:26 AM — It has been revealed that The King's Speech, winner of numerous BAFTA awards as well as hot tip for the Oscars was filmed in the same location as a gay porn film.