9th June 2011
Gay Glee star Chris Colfer signs children’s book deal 18
5:09 PM — Glee actor Chris Colfer has signed a deal to write two children's books. The gay star, who plays Kurt Hummel in the series, will pen children's novel The Land of Stories for Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, with a follow-up later.
Interview: Branded a liar by UK authorities, the Ugandan lesbian outed in a national newspaper 22
4:42 PM — Ugandan lesbian Betty Tibakawa has been branded three times. Twice, physically with a flat iron full of hot charcoal, in a brutal homophobic assault in Uganda which left her with permanent scars on her inner thighs. The third occasion took place here in the UK, where she has now been branded again, as a liar.
Confusion over ‘kidnapped’ lesbian Syrian blogger 8
3:50 PM — There is confusion over the identity of a lesbian blogger allegedly kidnapped in Syria. Supporters claimed earlier this week that Amina Arraf, the author of the Gay Girl in Damascus blog, had been detained by Syrian security forces.
Australian man killed gay housemate over sexual advances
3:17 PM — An Australian man killed his gay housemate when the man made drunken sexual advances to him, a court has heard. Aaron James Johnstone, 29, admits attacking 46-year-old Philip Higgins at their Seaford home in September 2006 but denies he intended to kill him.
Lady Gaga to address Rome gay Pride 22
1:49 PM — Lady Gaga is expected to address around hundreds of thousands of marchers at Rome Pride on Saturday. The singer, who is considered the world's best-known gay rights advocate, will sing her hit single Born This Way.
Scottish church may break away over gay ministers 50
11:47 AM — A church in Aberdeen is expected to break away from the Church of Scotland over the issue of gay ministers. Gilcomston South Church, which has a congregation of around 400, will formally vote on the issue at a later date.
Father of ‘gay rumours’ suicide boy to speak at anti-bullying conference 48
11:03 AM — The father of a 15-year-old boy who jumped to his death is to speak at a conference on homophobic bullying. Roger Crouch, whose son Dominic died last May, will join television presenter Gok Wan in addressing the Stonewall Education Conference on July 1st.