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June 2011

  • 24th June 2011

    New York gay marriage vote delayed again 37

    New York's gay marriage bill drags on (Photo: Ludovic Bertron)

    10:37 AM — The New York Senate's vote on gay marriage has been delayed again. The bill has already been approved by the Assembly but amendments to give religious groups more protection are being discussed.

  • 23rd June 2011

    Russell T Davies: ‘Cameron and Clegg are evil’ 76

    Russell T Davies called David Cameron and Nick Clegg "evil"

    5:31 PM — Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies has launched an outspoken attack on David Cameron and Nick Clegg over spending cuts to the BBC. Davies, who is one of the BBC's most senior writers, called the leaders "savage and evil people" and claimed the Conservative Party was "buffoonish" but "lethal as a laser".

  • John Barrowman tells Torchwood fans: ‘Expect man sex and nudity’ 146

    John Barrowman says there will be "man sex"

    4:56 PM — Torchwood star John Barrowman says that the show's next series will be the sexiest yet - with "man sex" and "full-on" nudity. The 44-year-old star said ardent fans know his character Captain Jack Harkness likes men and women.

  • Will Boris Johnson lead London Pride again? 30

    Boris Johnson led last year's Pride

    4:34 PM — He led London Pride last year but with an election coming up in 2012, will Boris Johnson lead the parade again next weekend? PinkNews.co.uk understands that Pride organisers are keen for the mayor to take his place at the head of the march but City Hall has not yet given the go-ahead.

  • London’s oldest gay charity ‘saved’ 7

    London Friend says it has been promised a loan

    3:50 PM — Islington council has announced that London LGBT charity London Friend will be able to buy its premises. The charity, which is the capital's oldest counselling service for LGBT people, faced an uncertain future when the council announced in November that the Caledonian Road property was to be put up for auction with just a few weeks' notice.

  • Transgender woman banned from using Poole stadium toilets 52

    Victoria Saxe-Coburg says she was banned from the women's toilet

    3:36 PM — A transgender woman has described her humiliation at being barred from using the women's toilets at Poole stadium. Victoria Saxe-Coburg, 55, was watching a speedway event between Poole Pirates and Wolverhampton Wolves on June 8th when security staff told her in front of other fans that there had been a complaint about her.

  • Comment: Why it’s vital to kick homophobia out of sport, by David Cameron 152

    David Cameron called for more positive role models in sport

    3:06 PM — Writing exclusively for PinkNews.co.uk, prime minister David Cameron says sport is at the heart of the nation and more must be done to stop homophobia and encourage positive role models.

  • Chris Brown defends homophobic comment to photographer 57

    Chris Brown called a photographer 'gay' (Photo: Gemma Mary)

    1:37 PM — US singer Chris Brown has defended himself after calling a paparazzi photographer 'gay'. The star made the remark after almost receiving a parking ticket in Los Angeles.

  • New Jersey man charged over murder of transgender model

    Victoria Carmen White was shot dead in an alleged hate crime

    11:43 AM — A New Jersey man has been charged with murder and bias intimidation over the death of a transgender woman last September. Victoria Carmen White, 28, was shot dead after an altercation on September 12th 2010 at a house in Maplewood.

  • Obama holds New York gala fundraiser for gay supporters 19

    President Obama is hosting a fundraiser for gay supporters tonight

    11:07 AM — President Obama is to hold a fundraiser for gay supporters in New York tonight - as the state Senate is expected to vote on a gay marriage bill. The gala was booked far ahead of the vote, making the timing a coincidence, albeit a happy one for gay rights campaigners.

  • Louis Walsh denies ‘sex attack’ on man in nightclub

    Louis Walsh denies the indecent assault

    9:29 AM — X Factor judge Louis Walsh has denied an indecent assault on a young man in a nightclub toilet. The star, 58, is accused of molesting a 24-year-old man after meeting him in a Dublin bar following a Westlife concert on April 10th.

  • 22nd June 2011

    David Cameron says UK will pressure Africa on gay rights 274

    David Cameron held a reception for the LGBT community

    8:45 PM — After kicking off his speech with a risqué joke about queens, prime minister David Cameron told guests at a Downing Street LGBT reception that the government would keep working on LGBT issues.

  • Gay firefighters in London Pride boycott 65

    Firefighters at an earlier London Pride march

    2:49 PM — Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans firefighters say they will refuse to march with London Fire Brigade in the capital's Pride parade next weekend. Members of the Fire Brigades Union say they are boycotting the brigade's usual place in the parade over a range of equality issues.

  • Nigerian women’s football team ‘eradicates lesbianism’ 111

    The coach of the Nigerian women's team says she has eradicated lesbianism

    2:32 PM — The Nigerian women's football team says it has successfully banned homosexuality among players. Coach Eucharia Uche claims that since she was hired in 2009, she has eradicated homosexuality from the squad.

  • 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan apologises to Nashville for anti-gay gig 21

    Tracy Morgan: on a publicity blitz (Photo: Alex Erde)

    1:48 PM — US comedian Tracy Morgan has visited Nashville to apologise for homophobia during a recent gig. The star, who has embarked on a publicity blitz to show his contrition, addressed media and gay rights campaigners yesterday at a press conference organised by GLAAD.

  • Cee Lo Green explains ‘homophobic’ tweet 52

    Cee Lo Green did not apologise for the tweet (Photo: Julio Enrequiez)

    1:27 PM — Singer Cee Lo Green has explained why he called a female music critic "gay". The Voice coach reacted badly when a journalist called his Thursday night show in Minneapolis "gross" and "inept".

  • Gay men more likely to suffer sexual dysfunction on prostate cancer drugs 14

    Gay men were more likely to suffer sexual dysfunction

    12:08 PM — Gay men taking bicalutamide for prostate cancer are more likely to experience sexual dysfunction than straight men, a study says. Researchers in Romania and the US studied 17 straight men and 12 gay men receiving a 50mg daily dose of bicalutamide before and after their treatment.

  • New York gay marriage vote could be decided on Wednesday 50

    New York's Senate could vote on gay marriage tomorrow

    10:54 AM — New York senators are expected to vote on gay marriage tomorrow (Wednesday) or Thursday. The bill was to go to the vote last Friday but stalled after Republicans raised concerns about protections for religious groups.

  • 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.

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