16th June 2011
New Jersey lawmaker wants push for gay marriage 4
5:26 PM — A New Jersey politician says he hopes the state will return to a push for gay marriage as New York teeters on the brink of legalisation. Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, who is gay, said: "They’re talking about it in New York. Why aren’t we talking about it in New Jersey?"
Gay policeman found not guilty of rape 93
5:17 PM — A policeman and former Mr Gay UK has been cleared of rape and two counts of sexual assault. Mark Carter, from Birkenshaw, was charged with sexually assaulting three men and raping a fourth in December 2009 while on a work night out.
Comment: What life is really like for gay Syrians 28
5:01 PM — Sami Hamwi, the Syria editor of GayMiddleEast.com, offers a glimpse of what LGBT life is really like in the country.
Scottish MPs complain over invitation to anti-gay speaker 114
3:59 PM — Two MSPs have complained over an speaking invitation given to the president of the Mormon-owned US university. Green MSP Patrick Harvie, who is gay, and Independent MSP Margo MacDonald said Cecil Samuelson, president of Brigham Young University, should not have been invited to address Holyrood.
New York Starbucks staff accused of mistreating gay employee 36
2:46 PM — Starbucks says it is investigating claims that an employee was mistreated by co-workers because he is gay. A customer at the coffee giant's Centereach, Long Island, store claims she saw three female staff berating the man for 15-20 minutes in a "brazen" display of homophobia.
Video: Super Bowl legend David Tyree says gay marriage will lead to ‘anarchy’ 219
12:18 PM — Former New York Giants star David Tyree has claimed that allowing gay marriage will lead to "anarchy". The player, famous for making a 'helmet catch' in Super Bowl XLII, gave an interview to the anti-gay National Organization for marriage, in which he condemned gay parenting.
Tory councillor censured for gay ‘queens’ remark 36
12:07 PM — A Conservative councillor from Brentwood has been censured for using the word "queen" about gay people during a council debate last January. During a discussion on plans to promote the rights of gay people and domestic violence victims, Keith Parker was accused of saying: "The scream team will be conversing with the the queen team."
New York Assembly passes gay marriage bill 26
10:30 AM — The New York Assembly has approved a gay marriage bill, setting the stage for a crucial Senate vote on Friday. The Democrat-controlled Assembly passed the bill by 80-63 votes yesterday.