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16 September 2011

  • 16th September 2011

    David Cameron ‘emphatically in favour’ of gay marriage 124

    David Cameron is said to be confident of pushing through gay marriage plans

    9:14 PM — Prime minister David Cameron is 'emphatically' in favour of allowing gay couples to marry, PinkNews.co.uk has been told. A senior Downing Street source said Mr Cameron had "personally intervened" to ensure that a consultation on the issue takes place and that the law is changed within the lifetime of this parliament.

  • Government proposes introducing gay marriage after Cameron intervention 75

    The government will look at 'how' gay marriage can enacted (Photo: Ludovic Bertron)

    9:13 PM — A government consultation on the process for allowing gay couples to marry will take place next March, PinkNews.co.uk understands that prime minister David Cameron is "emphatically" in favour of the change.

  • Woman ‘too disgusted by gays to leave the house’ 285

    Stacy Trasancos says she is upset at encountering gay people in her daily life

    6:15 PM — A Catholic woman from Massachusetts says she is so disgusted by gay people that she fears leaving her house. Stacy Trasancos, a stay-at-home mother of seven children, detailed her extreme homophobia on her blog, acceptingabundance.com.

  • Archie Comics’ first gay character Kevin Keller to wed 7

    Kevin Keller has been a popular character

    3:29 PM — The first gay character in Archie Comics, Kevin Keller, will get married in an upcoming issue. In the storyline, in Life With Archie #16, Kevin returns to Riverside as an adult after serving in the Army.

  • Travel: Dazzlin’ Dallas — not your average Western Cowtown 6

    Dallas lives large, thinks big (Photo: Clay Coleman)

    2:44 PM — Live Large. Think Big. That’s the Dallas marketing slogan and one on which the metropolis delivers in true Texan style. But there is also a very different side to Dallas, as JD van Zyl found – one which boasts a buzzing gay scene, a rich cultural experience and unrivalled Texas hospitality.

  • US gay rights campaigner Arthur Evans dies 6

    Arthur Evans was inspired by the Stonewall uprising

    2:06 PM — Arthur Evans, the American gay rights campaigner, has died at the age of 68. He was found dead of a heart attack at his home in San Francisco on Sunday, having being diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm last year.

  • Australia to allow transgender and intersex passport options 19

    Trans and intersex people can choose their passport gender

    11:48 AM — Changes to passport rules in Australia are about to make travel a great deal easier for intersex or trans individuals. Under the new rules, gender may be recorded on passports as 'M', 'F' – or 'X'.

  • Gay troops prepare for end of military ban 25

    The ban will end on September 20th

    11:24 AM — The ban on openly gay US troops will come to an end on Tuesday, 18 years after it was signed into law. Despite some attempts to derail the repeal, the process is on track.

  • Welsh clerics to consider pensions for gay partners 9

    The Church in Wales will look at pension rights for gay clergy

    10:13 AM — The Church in Wales is to consider giving pensions to the partners of gay clergy. Currently, surviving partners of gay clergy can claim a pension calculated from 2005, when civil partnerships became legal.

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