12th August 2011
Academia ‘has ignored LGBT issues’ 29
6:04 PM — A new National Union of Students report says that LGBT issues have been "actively cut out" of education and academia. The report, Liberation, Equality and Diversity in the Curriculum, says lessons in all subjects should try to be more "inclusive", with focus on LGBT issues, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities.
Ricky Martin says women still flirt with him 17
5:32 PM — Gay singer Ricky Martin says women still try to seduce him, a year after he came out. The star said he was flattered, but uninterested.
Trial of US gay school shooting expected to end next week
5:23 PM — The trial of a California boy accused of murdering his gay classmate is expected to end this week. Lawyers for Brandon McInerney, now 17, were expected to rest their case today.
Starbucks CEO pulls out of talk at anti-gay mega-church 32
3:19 PM — The chief executive of Starbucks has cancelled a talk at an anti-gay mega-church. Howard Schultz, who is also the coffee chain's president and chairman, was due to speak at the 2011 Leadership Summit at Illinois-based Willow Creek Church, held this week.
Republican gay group appoints ‘homophobe’ Ann Coulter to its board 94
3:17 PM — The US Republican gay group GOProud has appointed Ann Coulter to its advisory board. Ms Coulter, a lawyer and conservative commentator, opposes gay marriage, the end of the military gay ban and teaching children about the "homosexual lifestyle", among other LGBT issues.
Tel Aviv LGBT youth centre faces closure 4
1:26 PM — An LGBT youth centre in Tel Aviv may have to close because of financial problems. The Bar Noar centre was the scene of a fatal shooting two years ago, in which a teenage girl and a counsellor died. The perpetrator has not been caught.
Don’t call me a bigot, says MSP who believes gay relationships aren’t equal 87
10:58 AM — An MSP who believes that gay relationships are not in "any way equal" to straight ones says he has been upset by messages calling him a bigot. Bill Walker, the MSP for Dunfermline said gay rights campaigners had "intimidated" him.
61 per cent of Scots support gay marriage 83
10:34 AM — A large majority of Scottish people now support marriage equality. According to the 2010 Scottish Social Attitudes Survey, published yesterday, 61 per cent of people believe gays and lesbians should have the right to marry.