28th June 2011
New York governor Andrew Cuomo tipped for 2016 presidential run 7
2:47 PM — New York governor Andrew Cuomo's gay marriage victory may give him a boost for the 2016 presidential election. Five years is a long time in politics and Mr Cuomo has refused to publicly discuss his intentions, calling suggestions of a presidential run "silly".
Lesbian elected as vice-president of Unison 9
2:42 PM — The union Unison has elected a lesbian as vice-president. Maureen Le Marinel, the branch secretary for UNISON’s Lancashire Police branch, is the first lesbian to hold the position.
Anna Paquin: ‘We should talk about bisexual prejudice’ 77
1:47 PM — True Blood star Anna Paquin says there is a lot of prejudice against bisexual people. The 28-year-old actress, who is married to her co-star Stephen Moyer, came out as bisexual last April when she filmed an advert for an LGBT charity.
Scottish civil servants banned from saying ‘homosexual’ 193
1:35 PM — New guidance from the Scottish government says that civil servants must not use the word 'homosexual' because it is deemed offensive to gay people.
Indian parents ‘using sex reassignment surgery for more sons’ 43
1:17 PM — Some Indian parents are said to be using sex reassignment surgery to turn their healthy daughters into sons because society prizes male children.
Videos: What life might have been like for gay celebs if they were homeless 5
11:58 AM — Gay youth housing charity the Albert Kennedy Trust has released a series of advertisements showing what life might have been like for gay celebrities including Sir Ian McKellen, Andrew Hayden-Smith, Paul O'Grady, Samantha Fox and Sue Perkins.
Brazil judge approves gay marriage 11
11:30 AM — A judge in Brazil has approved the country's first gay marriage. The country legalised civil unions in May but stopped short of granting same-sex couples the right to marry.
East London Mosque accused of breaking promise on anti-gay speakers 120
11:03 AM — Just a few weeks after saying it would no longer host homophobic speakers, the East London Mosque has been accused of breaking its promise. It is to host a conference tomorrow with an organisation called Sex and Relationship Education Islamic but critics claimed that the group includes members of a homophobic extremist group.