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25 February 2011

  • 25th February 2011

    Gay journalist Johann Hari calls for open debate on ‘Muslim homophobia’ 199

    One of the stickers posted in the East End

    5:33 PM — There should be an open discussion on homophobia amongst Muslims, gay journalist Johann Hari says. The Independent columnist lives in east London, close to where anti-gay stickers were plastered around streets earlier this month.

  • Move to tackle racism on the gay scene 83

    One of the posters from the campaign

    3:47 PM — A new push to tackle racism on the gay scene is encouraging people to be "switched on" about discrimination. Gay men's health charity GMFA, which is leading the project, says discrimination inside the community will make it weaker.

  • India bans gay couples from surrogacy 23

    Surrogacy pays well for Indian women

    2:39 PM — India is to ban gay couples from using surrogate mothers. As part of reforms to the country's surrogacy and fertility treatment laws, only heterosexual couples will be allowed to have children by surrogate.

  • Lady Gaga to be godmother to Elton John’s son 22

    Lady Gaga will be a godmother to baby Zachary

    1:02 PM — Lady Gaga is to be a godmother to Elton John and David Furnish's new baby son. Furnish recently let slip in an interview that the bisexual star would be an important part of two-month-old Zachary's life.

  • US right hopes to make gay marriage an election issue 28

    The US right wants to make gay marriage an election issue

    11:31 AM — Following the Obama administration's announcement that it will no longer defend the Defence of Marriage Act, US conservatives say they will make gay marriage an election issue.

  • Donation saves Alan Turing’s papers 11

    Alan Turing's papers have been saved

    10:52 AM — A collection of computer genius Alan Turing's papers have been saved for the nation by the National Heritage Memorial Fund. The documents were to be auctioned last year but a campaign began to raise enough money for them to stay at Bletchley Park, where Turing worked during the second world war.

  • Anonymous takes down ‘God Hates Fags’ church websites 241

    Anonymous say the church lied about earlier threats to crash their website

    12:50 AM — Anonymous, the online activist movement, has taken down the website of the Westboro Baptist Church, home of the anti-gay campaign group which claims US soldier deaths abroad happen because God hates homosexuality.

  • Maryland Senate passes gay marriage bill on third reading 4

    Maryland may be the sixth state to make gay marriage legal

    12:04 AM — A bill to introduce gay marriage in Maryland has passed its third and final reading in the Senate on Thursday evening by 25 votes to 21. Although the bill must pass in house of delegates, the state's governor Martin O’Malley has pledged to sign it.

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