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17 October 2011

  • 17th October 2011

    Video: SNP leader Alex Salmond urges gay people to be proud 104

    Alex Salmond filmed an 'It Gets Better' video

    4:56 PM — SNP leader Alex Salmond has filmed an 'It Gets Better' video to encourage Scottish LGBT young people to be more visible. The Scottish first minister, who has been criticised by Catholic leaders for his plans to legalise gay marriage, said he wanted gay people to be "proud of who they are".

  • Stonewall seeks new trustees 7

    Stonewall is looking for new trustees

    3:16 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall is seeking new trustees. The current chair and deputy chair, David Isaac and Liz Grant, will complete their terms next year and the organisation is seeking to replace them, as well as appointing a number of other trustees.

  • Dustin Lance Black accuses GQ Australia of homophobia 11

    Dustin Lance Black accused GQ Australia of using outdated stereotypes (Photo: Greg Hernandez)

    2:54 PM — Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black has accused the Australian edition of GQ magazine of homophobia. Writing on his blog, the openly gay star said the publication was guilty of outdated "lies, myths and stereotypes" about gay people.

  • Poland’s first transgender MP will fight for equal rights 9

    Anna Grodzka is Poland's first transgender MP

    2:43 PM — Anna Grodzka, Poland's first transgender MP, says she will seek equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people. The 57-year-old, who was elected an MP for Krakow last week, said she would make the Catholic country more accepting.

  • Cliff Richard backs gay marriage 76

    Cliff Richard supports gay marriage

    2:41 PM — Cliff Richard has come out in support of gay marriage. The 71-year-old singer, who is one of Britain's best-known Christians, says he sees no reason why gay people should not have marriage equality.

  • US Republican lawsuit: ‘Gays don’t need heightened legal protections’ 22

    Gay people are not 'politically powerless', the filing claims

    1:27 PM — A lawsuit filed by US Republicans says that gay people do not need the same level of legal protection accorded to other minorities because they are "not politically powerless".

  • Gay man jailed for homophobic attack 23

    Robert Jackson was jailed for the attack

    11:11 AM — A gay man has been jailed for breaking another gay man's jaw in two places in a homophobic attack. Maidstone crown court heard that Robert Jackson's attack was motivated by homophobia, despite being gay himself.

  • Star Trek actor Zachary Quinto comes out as gay 59

    Zachary Quinto has come out (Photo: watchwithkristin)

    9:28 AM — Zachary Quinto, the star of Heroes and 2009's Star Trek, has revealed he is gay. The 34-year-old has refused to discuss his sexuality until now, although he joined other celebrities in making an 'It Gets Better' video.

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