13th April 2011
Comment: Are we too scared to be camp? 112
6:00 PM — Last week Boy George claimed that gay men are now less willing to stand out and attract attention. Cameron Lamont says gay men are under pressure to tone down their campness because of fears of violence and prejudice in the community.
Gay Brighton couple hope to be first elected councillors together 29
5:51 PM — A gay couple from Brighton hope they will become the first civil partners to be elected as councillors at the same time. Peter Booth, a businessman, and Kelvin Poplett, a travel agent, are standing as Tory candidates for East Brighton ward alongside Chris Sandland, who was a founder member of Stonewall.
Football club asks fans to report racist or anti-gay abuse 2
4:31 PM — Football club Tottenham Hotspur has asked all fans at tonight's match against Real Madrid to report anti-gay or racist language if they hear it.
Indian minister says declining female birth rate means ‘we’ll all become gay’ 67
3:37 PM — An Indian minister says he is concerned that the whole population will become gay if gender balance trends continue. Farooq Abdullah, the minister for new and renewable energy, was commenting on new Census figures which show that the ratio of female children to male children is the lowest since India gained independence.
Peter Tatchell: Ten-year gay blood ban is unjustified 40
2:34 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell says that replacing the blanket ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood with a ten-year ban is unjustified and most can safely become donors.
Australian Facebook group outed gay soldiers 59
11:45 AM — The Australian Defence Force has been accused of failing to discipline soldiers who were involved in an online hate campaign against their gay colleagues.
Gay penguins book is back at top of complaints list 35
10:56 AM — A children's book about two gay penguins has returned to the top spot in a list of America's most controversial books. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell has been on the American Library Association's (ALA) list of the most complained about books for five years.
Student lied about anti-gay campus attack 41
10:03 AM — A University of North Carolina student who claimed he was branded in a homophobic attack on campus lied about it, police have said.