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21 June 2011

  • 21st June 2011

    Interview: Henry Badenhorst, the Gaydar guy 24

    Gaydar co-founder Henry Badenhorst

    5:55 PM — Gaydar co-founder Henry Badenhorst is arguably one of Britain’s most influential gay men, even if you don't recognise his name. Laurence Watts meets him to discuss the company's story.

  • Turkey accused of ignoring violence against gays 26

    Turkey has been accused of ignoring LGBT discrimination

    5:18 PM — Turkey has been accused of ignoring cases of harassment, discrimination and violence against LGBT people. According to an Amnesty International report published today, the government has refused to back laws against discrimination.

  • US couple have Nepal’s first lesbian wedding 16

    Courtney Mitchell and Sarah Welton wed at a temple

    4:04 PM — An American couple have become the first lesbians to marry publicly in Nepal. Courtney Mitchell, 41, and Sarah Welton, 48, both from Colorado, tied the knot in a colourful ceremony at a Kathmandu temple yesterday.

  • World Health Organization calls for anti-discrimination laws to tackle HIV 10

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has released new guidelines on HIV.

    3:34 PM — The World Health Organization (WHO) has released new guidelines on HIV in gay and bisexual men and transgender people. According to the body, there has been a recent resurgence of HIV infection in men who have sex with men, especially in industrialised countries.

  • Trans woman wants drag acts banned from Pride festival 144

    Drag acts should be banned or come with a disclaimer, Rose White said.

    2:01 PM — A transgender woman in Calderdale is calling for the area's Pride festival to ban drag acts or publish a disclaimer about them. Rose White, 64, claims that drag acts promote negative stereotypes about trans people and encourage hatred.

  • David Cameron to host gay reception at No10 128

    David Cameron and deputy prime minister Nick Clegg at last year's reception

    12:55 PM — Prime minister David Cameron is to host a reception at Downing Street for the gay community tomorrow evening. The event will focus on tackling homophobia in sport and invitees will include gay and lesbian sports stars, campaigners and celebrities.

  • University of Winchester to record gay staff and students 45

    Professor Anderson says the Outlist will encourage inclusivity

    11:51 AM — A lecturer at the University of Winchester hopes to persuade LGBT staff and students to join an online list of who is out. Professor Eric Anderson, who has conducted research into homophobia in sport, says the 'Outlist' would help staff and students meet each other and plan events.

  • New York gay marriage vote delayed 67

    The vote on gay mariage has been delayed

    10:35 AM — New York's Republican-controlled Senate delayed a crucial vote on gay marriage last night, citing concerns over exemptions for religious groups. Last week, the Assembly passed the bill by 80-63 votes.

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