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25 March 2011

  • 25th March 2011

    Gay Scottish MP David Cairns admitted to intensive care 2

    David Cairns was admitted due to acute pancreatitis

    11:34 PM — David Cairns, the openly gay Labour MP for Inverclyde, has been taken into intensive care after falling ill with acute pancreatitis.

  • Feature: Is Botox poison or pleasure? 15

    Botox is popular with gay men (Photo: Flickr user Sarah G)

    6:21 PM — Botox, once the preserve of middle-aged ladies with just a little too much cash, has become increasingly popular among men, particularly gay men. But what’s it like? Does it work? And what does the growth of the practice tell us about the gay community? Tim Davies went to the Private Clinic in Harley Street to try it out.

  • Vigil for New York teen killed in anti-gay attack 21

    Anthony Collao was killed in the Queens district of New York

    5:50 PM — A vigil has been held for a New York teenager who was allegedly killed in a homophobic attack. Anthony Collao, 18, was attacked at a party last Saturday by a gang who allegedly shouted anti-gay slurs before kicking, punching and beating him with a metal pipe.

  • Video: Jake Gyllenhaal on all those gay rumours 76

    Jake Gyllenhaal appearing on the Jimmy Kimmel show

    5:19 PM — Jake Gyllenhaal has joked that he understands why some people think he's gay. Speaking on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the Brokeback Mountain star revealed people had mistaken his childhood best friend for his lover.

  • Reports say Ugandan anti-gay bill has been killed 31

    Uganda's anti-gay bill has reportedly been killed

    4:33 PM — Reports from Uganda say the country's anti-homosexuality bill has been dropped. The controversial legislation would have strengthened Uganda's current laws against gay sex but several reports say the government has intervened to drop it.

  • Interview: Andrew Hayden-Smith is grown up, single and returning to your TV 35

    Andrew Hayden-Smith is keeping his new project under wraps (Photo: Loranc Sparsi)

    3:39 PM — The last time we saw Andrew Hayden-Smith on television he was battling Cybermen alongside David Tennant’s Doctor Who. Since then the openly gay Geordie has been taking a bit of a breather, but not for much longer.

  • Elizabeth Taylor ‘fashionably late’ for own funeral 12

    Elizabeth Taylor was buried yesterday

    1:57 PM — Elizabeth Taylor was laid to rest in style yesterday afternoon, having arrived fashionably late for her own funeral. The actress and HIV campaigner died on Wednesday aged 79 and was buried at the Forest Lawn Cemetery just outside Los Angeles.

  • Rugby fans warned over anti-gay chants at Gareth Thomas 9

    Photo: Jeremy Foo

    1:33 PM — Castleford Tigers fans have been warned by the club's chief executive to ensure that homophobic chants directed at gay player Gareth Thomas are not repeated.

  • US retailer Target sues gay rights group 45

    1:06 PM — Target is suing a San Diego gay rights group for canvassing outside its stores. The US retail giant claims that Canvass For A Cause, which is working for gay marriage, is driving away its customers.

  • Man takes ‘gay sex addict’ drug case to court 37

    Didier Jambart says medication turned him gay (Photo: E-Magine Art)

    10:55 AM — A French man who claims a faulty Parkinson's Disease drug turned him into a gay sex addict is demanding £390,000 in compensation. Didier Jambart, 52, from Nantes, is suing ReQuip manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline for his psychological trauma.

  • Colorado Senate approves gay civil unions 14

    A civil unions bill was approved by the Senate

    10:27 AM — The US state of Colorado's Senate has passed a civil unions bill. Lawmakers approved the bill by 23-12 votes and it will now go to the House.

  • Man, 20, charged with murder of gay lecturer

    A man will appear in court today

    10:07 AM — A 20-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a retired gay lecturer in Edinburgh. He is due to appear before Edinburgh Sheriff Court today over the death of 64-year-old Roger Gray, who taught maths and statistics at Heriot-Watt University.

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