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03 May 2011

  • 3rd May 2011

    Video: Gay couple’s 61-year wait to marry 14

    The couple have been together for 61 years

    6:03 PM — Haven't they waited long enough? New York residents Richard Adrian Dorr and John Mace have been together for 61 years but still cannot get married.

  • 500 join Stonewall’s Equality Walk 7

    Stonewall's Equality Walk was held on Sunday

    5:44 PM — A record 504 people joined gay charity Stonewall's annual Equality Walk on Sunday. Walkers raised £50,000 for the charity's work and followed a route along the sea front and through Brighton's gay village.

  • Law firm loses clients over refusal to defend anti-gay marriage law 29

    The Obama administration will not defend the Defense of Marriage Act

    5:12 PM — A US law firm has lost two high-profile clients over its refusal to defend the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act. King & Spalding was seemingly lobbied by gay rights campaigners not to defend the law but has now lost the National Rifle Association and Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli as clients.

  • Death of gay New York man ‘not a hate crime’

    Louis Duffy has been charged with second degree murder

    3:36 PM — The killing of a New York state gay bar owner was not motivated by homophobia, police said today. Clinton ‘Billy’ Lewis, who owned Club Chili and helped organise Pride events in Elmira, was shot dead early on Sunday morning at his home.

  • Cambridge academic blackmailed over gay sex 29

    The court heard that Ellis had struggled since the death of his brother

    3:25 PM — A Cambridge academic was blackmailed for £6,000 by a man he met at a gay cruising spot, a court heard. Philip Ellis, 26, who is homeless, met the man at the Paradise Woods area in Newnham last year and was paid £10 for a sex act. Two weeks later, the academic paid him £40 for full sex.

  • PinkNews.co.uk poll: Gay voters back AV, huge drop in Lib Dem support 83

    The poll found support for AV

    12:19 PM — A PinkNews.co.uk poll suggests that the UK's LGBT community will back the alternative vote system in Thursday's referendum. The results also showed a massive drop in support for the Liberal Democrats.

  • Gay campaigners say South African lesbian’s murder was ‘hate crime’ 4

    Police have not made any arrests yet

    11:53 AM — A lesbian who was raped and murdered in a South African township last week was clearly attacked because of her sexuality, gay campaigners say. Noxolo Nogwaza, 24, was found dead in an alley in Kwa-Thema township, South Africa, on Easter Sunday morning.

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