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30 August 2011

  • 30th August 2011

    Jedward ‘not gay’, says tour manager 81

    Jedward like girls, their tour manager says

    5:46 PM — Jedward's tour manager has denied that the Irish twins are gay. Liam McKenna told New magazine that despite speculation, the excitable duo like girls but won't discuss sex on Celebrity Big Brother in case their grandmother finds out.

  • Gay cycling champion Graeme Obree warns gay athletes to stay in the closet 45

    Graeme Obree advised other sportsmen and women to keep their sexuality secret

    3:56 PM — Graeme Obree, the cycling champion who came out earlier this year, has warned other gay sportsmen and women not to follow his example. The 45-year-old athlete, known as the Flying Scotsman, revealed in January that he is gay and said he had twice to kill himself over his struggle to accept his sexual orientation.

  • Lady Gaga takes male alter-ego to VMAs 16

    Joe Calderone - Lady Gaga's swearing, smoking alter-ego

    3:28 PM — Lady Gaga attended last night's MTV Video Music Awards as her male alter-ego, Joe Calderone. Sporting a cigarette, stubble and a black quiff, the singer performed new hit You and I with Queen guitarist Brian May, as well as picking up three awards.

  • Anti-gay presidential hopeful claims ‘gay jihad’ against him 53

    Rick Santorum said there was a gay "jihad" against him (Photo: Gage Skidmore)

    3:02 PM — Rick Santorum, the anti-gay Republican presidential candidate, claims there is a gay "jihad" against him. The former Pennsylvania senator, who has attacked gay marriage and compared it to incest, was speaking on Friday in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

  • DADT campaigner Dan Choi on trial for White House protest 13

    Dan Choi chained himself to the White House fence

    2:43 PM — Gay former Army lieutenant Dan Choi has appeared in federal court over a protest he held against the military gay ban. The former soldier, who was dismissed two years ago after coming out on television, chained himself to the fence of the White House last November.

  • Puerto Rico politician resigns over gay Grindr photos 34

    Roberto Arango has not explained how the images came to be on Grindr.

    11:45 AM — A Puerto Rico politician who has voted against gay rights has resigned after reports said explicit photos of him had been found on gay iPhone app Grindr. New Progressive Party Senator Roberto Arango said he had taken some snaps to document his weight loss.

  • German football captain Philipp Lahm says gay players should not come out 38

    Philipp Lahm said gay players would be abused (Photo: Stephen Depolo)

    11:02 AM — Gay footballers should stay in the closet, German football captain Philipp Lahm has said. The Bayern Munich captain, 27, wrote in his autobiography The Subtle Difference that bullied gay players could be driven to kill themselves.

  • Hundreds of complaints over Torchwood gay sex scenes 177

    John Barrowman's sex scenes upset hundreds of viewers

    10:16 AM — The BBC has received hundreds of complaints over gay sex scenes in an episode of sci-fi drama Torchwood. More than 500 viewers contacted the broadcaster over the scenes involving 'omnisexual' character Captain Jack Harkness, played by John Barrowman.

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