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17 March 2011

  • 17th March 2011

    Petition to ban ‘gay cure’ iPhone app 58

    4:55 PM — A petition has been started to ban a 'gay cure' group's iPhone app. Christian group Exodus International claims that people can find “freedom from homosexuality” through prayer and practises conversion therapy.

  • Stonewall to launch ‘biggest ever gay men’s health survey’ 4

    The survey will ask about healthcare experiences

    3:56 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has launched a survey into gay and bisexual men's health. The organisation says the study will be the largest of its kind in Britain and will cover mental health, diet, fitness, long-term health conditions and illnesses like heart disease and cancer.

  • Isle of Man legalises gay civil partnerships 15

    The Isle of Man is to allow civil partnerships

    3:28 PM — Civil partnerships have been signed into law on the Isle of Man. The law comes into effect on April 6th - five years after the UK legalised civil partnerships.

  • Gay businesses asked to stump up for Liverpool Pride 8

    Councillors want gay businesses to help fund Pride (Photo: Liverpool Pride)

    2:23 PM — Liverpool's gay businesses are being asked to contribute to the cost of the city's Pride festival. City council leaders are to invest £10,000 in the August 6th event but want gay bars and clubs which will profit from Pride to help out financially.

  • Gay author Armistead Maupin’s shock at ‘real men’ restaurant slur 58

    Armistead Maupin and his partner were barred from a restaurant's bathroom

    1:23 PM — Gay author and activist Armistead Maupin says his partner was barred from using an Australian restaurant's toilets because of his sexuality. They were told by a waiter that only "real men" could use the bathroom.

  • Gay men arrested for sex in London gym 240

    The gym is popular with gay men (File photo)

    11:52 AM — Exclusive:Two men were arrested earlier this month for having sex in a London gym, PinkNews.co.uk can reveal. The pair, who were understood to have been in the sauna at the Virgin Active gym in Barbican, were arrested on suspicion of outraging public decency after staff called police.

  • Malaysian radio censors Lady Gaga’s pro-gay song 24

    Lady Gaga is too gay for Malaysian radio

    11:14 AM — Lady Gaga's hit song Born This Way has been censored in Malaysia because its pro-gay lyrics are deemed "offensive".

  • Scottish government advised to legalise gay marriage 47

    Scotland should allow gay marriage, the report says (Photo: Ludovic Bertron)

    10:52 AM — The Scottish government has been advised to give gay couples the right to marry. A report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission says that current law discriminates against gay people and is not supported by public polls.

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