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11 May 2011

  • 11th May 2011

    I let down gay youngsters, George Michael says 41

    George Michael said he let gay kids down

    5:30 PM — George Michael says he wants to make amends to the gay young people he's let down over the years. The singer said that gay children had to witness the "homophobia" directed towards him every time he slipped up.

  • Man charged over East End anti-gay stickers

    The stickers were found across the East End

    5:25 PM — An 18-year-old man has been charged with a public order offence over homophobic stickers found plastered around London's East End. Mohammed Hasnath, 18, of Leamouth, Tower Hamlets, was arrested last month at his home.

  • Updated: Confusion over Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill 23

    The status of the bill is unclear

    4:48 PM — Update: 17.30 GMT. Associated Press reports that officials have indicated that the bill will now be debated on Friday in an extra session.

  • US Presbyterian church votes to allow gay ministers 28

    The Presbyterian Church (USA) has approved gay clergy

    4:06 PM — US Presbyterians have voted to allow gay people in relationships to be ordained as ministers, elders and deacons. The Presbyterian Church (USA) has been debating the issue for more than 30 years.

  • Two drag queens attacked in Liverpool’s gay quarter 44

    Two people have been attacked in the city's gay quarter in recent weeks

    3:17 PM — Two drag queens have been attacked in separate incidents in Liverpool's gay quarter. Last Friday, drag queen and DJ Lady Shaun was punched in the face in the early hours of Friday morning. She was knocked unconscious and suffered a broken jaw. Several weeks earlier, another performer was attacked.

  • David Laws faces suspension over expenses claims 34

    David Laws will reportedly be suspended for seven days (Photo: Keith Edkins)

    1:57 PM — Gay Liberal Democrat MP David Laws will reportedly be suspended for seven days for breaking expenses rules. Sky News reports that the MP, who claimed he was trying to keep his sexuality secret, will also have to apologise to the House of Commons.

  • Peter Tatchell claims WikiLeaks soldier Bradley Manning is a ‘gay hero’ 16

    Bradley Manning has been called a "gay hero"

    12:28 PM — Bradley Manning, the US soldier held for allegedly leaking secret government files, is a "gay hero", rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has claimed. Mr Tatchell said that if Mr Manning had leaked the documents to WikiLeaks, he should be praised as a human rights defender.

  • Civil partnership for gay Tory MP Nick Boles 79

    Nick Boles had a "quiet" civil partnership in March

    11:39 AM — Conservative MP Nick Boles has tied the knot with his partner. The 45-year-old had a "quiet" civil partnership ceremony with his partner Shay Meshulam in Camberwell in March.

  • US Navy backtracks over gay weddings on bases 13

    The Navy backtracked over the plans

    10:57 AM — The US Navy has reversed its plans to conduct gay weddings on bases, saying that officers need more time to look at the legal issues. The change was due to take place this summer.

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