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15 April 2011

  • 15th April 2011

    Hundreds protest outside John Snow pub that kicked out gay couple for kissing 608

    The view of the protest from the window of FT correspondent Sam Jones

    11:22 PM — A large protest of hundreds of people gathered outside the John Snow pub in Soho, central London earlier this evening in reaction to a gay couple being ejecting from the venue for kissing.

  • Bill could make gay history compulsory in California schools 30

    Schools may be required to teach gay history

    5:52 PM — The teaching of gay history could become compulsory in California schools if a new bill becomes law. The bill, SB 48, was passed by the Senate today by 23 to 14 votes. Its full name is The FAIR (Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful) Education Act.

  • Gay dads celebrate 21 years with plastic baby 29

    The couple with Digby (Photo via The Daily)

    5:50 PM — If you thought Sir Elton John and David Furnish's son Zachary was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, then spare a thought for Digby du Pont. He's travelled the world, met celebrities and has a wardrobe of more than 300 made-to-measure suits. Not bad for a plastic doll.

  • Soho pub closes to avoid gay kissing protest 199

    The John Snow has apparently closed for the night

    4:49 PM — The London pub accused of throwing out a gay couple for kissing has apparently closed for the day to avoid an 800-strong protest. The John Snow, in Soho, ordered drinkers to leave at around 3pm and shut its doors.

  • Rev Jesse Jackson denies harassing gay employee 13

    Jesse Jackson refutes the claims

    4:23 PM — Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson has denied claims he harassed and ridiculed a gay employee. Tommy Bennett, who worked for Rev Jackson's civil rights group Rainbow PUSH from 2007-2009, alleges that his co-workers discriminated against him because he is gay.

  • London gay men warned about ‘aggressive’ new chlamydia strain 49

    Health experts are urging gay men to wear condoms

    3:30 PM — Gay and bisexual men in London are being warned about growing rates of an "aggressive" strain of chlamydia. LGV (lymphogranuloma venereum) arrived in the UK in 2004, health experts say.

  • Drinker claims gay kissing couple were ‘over the top’ 121

    Hundreds will protest at the pub tonight (Photo: Michael Arrighi)

    2:20 PM — A drinker who complained about a gay couple kissing in a London pub claims they were "over the top". Gary from Richmond, who did not give his surname, called BBC 5 Live this morning to explain why he reported the couple to management at the John Snow.

  • BBC editor sacked for ‘gay harassment’ of colleague

    Jonathan Steer is suing the BBC

    2:02 PM — A former BBC picture editor is suing the corporation after he was sacked for sexually harassing a male colleague. Jonathan Steer, who worked on News At Ten and Newsnight, began to bombard the colleague, referred to as Andrew, with emails and late-night phone calls, a London employment tribunal heard.

  • Hundreds to stage kiss-in at Soho pub 55

    Protests will be held at the John Snow (Photo: Michael Arrighi)

    10:50 AM — Hundreds of people are expected to join a 'kiss-in' protest at a Soho pub tonight after a gay couple were thrown out for kissing.

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