21st September 2011
Obama’s UN speech: We must stand up for gay rights everywhere 60
5:57 PM — Addressing a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly today, US president Barack Obama urged countries to stand up for gay rights. The president, who was discussing the Palestine statehood bid, said: "No country should deny people their rights because of who they love, which is why we must stand up for the rights of gays and lesbians everywhere."
CCTV shows vicious anti-gay attack in central London 109
4:48 PM — Police have released CCTV footage of a vicious homophobic attack on two men in Charing Cross, London. The film shows the victims, aged 22 and 25, walking in the direction of Tottenham Court Road at around 1.30am on August 9th.
Video: Foo Fighters play ‘gay love song’ to God Hates Fags church 26
2:34 PM — The Foo Fighters found an unusual way to hit back at anti-gay protesters picketing their gig at the weekend - by performing a 'gay love song' for them.
Marines begin recruitment drive at gay community centre 8
2:12 PM — Marine recruiters pitched up at an Oklahoma gay community centre to find openly lesbian, gay or bisexual recruits. The 18-year-old law banning openly gay troops was finally repealed yesterday and Marine recruiters set up a stall at the Dennis R Neill Equality Center in Tulsa.
New York boy, 14, kills himself after anti-gay bullying 78
1:13 PM — A 14-year-old boy from Buffalo, New York, killed himself after suffering homophobic bullying. Jamey Rodemeyer, a student at Williamsville North High School, had made an 'It Gets Better' YouTube video and said that pro-gay singer Lady Gaga was the "reason" he was still alive.
Teen says he killed gay man because he came on to him
11:30 AM — A Lincolnshire teenager accused of murdering a pensioner says he lashed out because the older man came on to him. Aiden Jackson, is accused of murdering David Cowley, 67, at Sleaford Rail Station in November last year.
Tasmanian parliament backs gay marriage 17
10:22 AM — The Tasmanian parliament's House of Assembly has backed gay marriage, putting pressure on the federal Labor government to follow suit. This is the first time a house in any Australian parliament has voted in favour of marriage equality. Tasmania only voted to legalise homosexuality in 1997.