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23 May 2011

  • 23rd May 2011

    Church of Scotland ends moratorium on gay ministers 19

    The general assembly has decided to lift the moratorium

    6:02 PM — The Church of Scotland has voted to end an moratorium on ordaining gay ministers. A temporary ban was instituted in 2009 after anger over the ordination of an openly gay man, the Rev Scott Rennie.

  • Chicago Bulls star Joakim Noah apologises for gay slur 10

    Joakim Noah said sorry today

    5:07 PM — Chicago Bulls star Joakim Noah has apologised for calling a fan a “faggot” at last night’s game. The player, whose team lost to Miami Heat in the NBA play-offs, was caught on camera saying “f**k you faggot” to a fan. Today, the 26-year-old said: “I apologise. “The fan said something to me that I thought […]

  • Consultation on Liverpool’s gay village ends 34

    Liverpool's gay quarter is to be improved

    3:48 PM — The consultation on developing Liverpool's gay village has ended. Local councillors hope to turn the area into an international destination and plans include making a central square surrounded by restaurants and cafes.

  • Man jailed for six years over homophobic glassing attack 55

    Shane Smitham was jailed for six years

    2:12 PM — A Cumbrian man has been jailed for six years after glassing a gay man in the face in a homophobic attack. Shane Smitham, of Firth View, Workington, had been drinking at the victim's house for several hours on January 8th before he "flipped".

  • Surrey newspaper goes pink to celebrate gay award 12

    The Surrey Comet's pink masthead

    12:24 PM — The Surrey Comet turned its masthead pink last week to celebrate winning an award from a local gay and lesbian group. The newspaper won a 'Heart of Equality’ award from the charity Gay Surrey last Tuesday, which was the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO).

  • Church of Scotland to debate gay ministers today 13

    Rev Scott Rennie's ordination sparked the debate

    11:43 AM — The Church of Scotland will debate today whether gay ministers should be ordained. The General Assembly will decide whether to retain a ban on ordaining gay ministers until a report is published next year.

  • Minnesota voters to decide on gay marriage ban 79

    Minnesota voters will be asked whether gay marriage should be banned in the consitution (Photo: Ludovic Bertron)

    10:50 AM — Voters in the US state of Minnesota will decide next year whether to place a constitutional ban on gay marriage. Late on Saturday night, the state House voted to allow voters to decide the issue.

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