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16 May 2011

  • 16th May 2011

    Donald Trump won’t run for US president 23

    Donald Trump won't run for the presidency

    6:11 PM — US billionaire and gay marriage opponent Donald Trump has announced he will not run for the Republican presidential nomination. In a statement today, he said he had a "strong conviction" that he could win the race and ultimately the presidency in 2012 but is not ready to leave the private sector.

  • Rugby star Ben Cohen quits to fight for gay rights 38

    Ben Cohen is setting up a foundation to tackle bullying and homophobia

    5:53 PM — England rugby union star Ben Cohen is retiring to become a gay rights activist. The player, whose last team was Sale, has set up a foundation to tackle homophobia and bullying.

  • Christian doctor wants drug advisor job back 175

    Dr Hans-Christian Raabe wants his job back

    4:55 PM — A Christian doctor who was sacked from his job as a government drugs advisor is launching a legal bid to get his job back. Hans-Christian Raabe was fired from the advisory panel in February because of papers he had written on homosexuality.

  • Concerns over Eurovision 2012 host Azerbaijan’s gay rights record 84

    Germany hosted this year's event

    3:43 PM — After winning Saturday's Eurovision Song Contest, Azerbaijan has won the right to host next year's competition. However, broadcasters, fans and human rights groups are concerned that the country's record on gay rights makes it deeply unsuitable to hold the contest.

  • Chaz Bono hopes to marry his girlfriend 20

    Chaz Bono plans to get married

    2:53 PM — Chaz Bono has revealed he plans to marry girlfriend Jennifer Elia before the year is out. Speaking to Piers Morgan, the star said he and Elia had been engaged for two years but "kind of had to put things on hold a little bit" while he transitioned.

  • US basketball chief Rick Welts announces he’s gay 12

    Rick Welts said he wanted to start a conversation about gay people in sport

    2:30 PM — Rick Welts, the president and chief executive of US basketball team Phoenix Suns, has come out. He made the announcement in a newspaper interview this weekend.

  • Teenager jailed for seven years over anti-gay attack 94

    Adam Ayres was jailed for seven years

    10:44 AM — A Leicestershire teenager has been jailed for seven years for his part in a vicious attack on a gay man. Adam Ayres, 18, tricked the gay man into meeting him in a car park and ambushed him last March.

  • Violence breaks out between Christians and gays in Australian city 215

    The gay rights rally was interrupted by Christian protesters

    10:40 AM — Police had to intervene when a clash broke out at a gay rights rally in Adelaide, Australia, this weekend. The rally was held to mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO).

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