5th September 2011
Katy Perry films YouTube tribute to Freddie Mercury 2
6:59 PM — It's not just Google who has been paying tribute to the late gay Queen star Freddie Mecury on what would have been his 65th birthday. Singer Katy Perry posted a video on YouTube to someone who she credits with inspiring her to go into the music industry.
Comment: Peter Tatchell on Saturday’s anti-English Defence League protest 357
5:49 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, who joined Saturday's counter-demo against the English Defence League, argues that the Left must do more to oppose far-right Islamists.
Gay millionaire faces one of the UK’s most expensive divorces 47
4:47 PM — A millionaire hedge fund manager who recently came out as gay is facing one of the UK's most expensive divorces. Pierre Lagrange, a former trader for JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs, separated from his wife a year ago.
WHSmith blames shoplifters for removal of gay magazines 66
3:28 PM — WHSmith says it was forced to remove gay magazines from shelves in its Leamington Spa store because of shoplifters. The retailer was condemned by Twitter users for apparently putting Attitude and Gay Times behind the counter, while leaving 'lads mags' on show.
Video: Google pays tribute to late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury 19
2:59 PM — Google has paid tribute to late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury with an animated 'Google doodle' on its homepage. Today would be the gay singer's 65th birthday. The search engine is celebrating with a cartoon of the star which features 1978 Queen hit 'Don't Stop Me Now'.
Senior Church of Ireland minister announces civil partnership 4
12:22 PM — A senior minister in the Church of Ireland has announced he is in a civil partnership. Rev Tom Gordon Dean of Leighlin Cathedral, Co Carlow, said he had the ceremony in July with his partner of more than 20 years.
WHSmith store covers up gay magazines – but ‘lads mags’ are uncensored 55
11:53 AM — See updated story. A WHSmith store has come under fire for apparently censoring gay magazines. An image circulated on Twitter shows plastic signs advising customers who wish to purchase the magazines to take the sign to the counter.
Video: K-Y Jelly makes first lesbian ad 20
10:17 AM — K-Y Jelly has made its first advert featuring a lesbian couple. The ad, which will air today in the US, shows couple Alex and Emma talking about their relationship.
Prosecutors seek new trial for boy who shot gay classmate
9:39 AM — Prosecutors in California are seeking a new trial for a teenager who shot his gay classmate dead. Last week, a mistrial was declared in the case of 17-year-old Brandon McInernery, who admits killing 15-year-old Larry King in 2008.