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24 October 2011

  • 24th October 2011

    Zimbabwe prime minister says gay rights are ‘human rights’ 107

    Morgan Tsvangirai says gay rights are human rights (Photo: Harry Wad)

    4:20 PM — Zimbabwe's prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai has done a U-turn on gay rights and says he now wants them protected under the new constitution. Speaking to BBC News, he said gay rights were a "human right" that should be respected by Zimbabweans.

  • 49 per cent of Hawaii voters back gay marriage 7

    Hawaii will soon allow civil unions

    3:54 PM — Just under half of voters in Hawaii want gay marriage to be legalised, a poll says. Public Policy Polling foudn that 49 per cent back gay marriage, 40 per cent oppose it and 11 per cent are unsure.

  • SNP condemns gay blood ban 51

    The lifetime ban will be lifted on November 7th (Photo: Sarah G)

    3:21 PM — The Scottish National Party has approved a motion condeming the blood donation ban on gay men. Delegates at the party's conference in Inverness backed a motion which said that new rules allowing gay men to donate blood if celibate for a year are not good enough.

  • Tesco becomes major London Pride sponsor 38

    London will host WorldPride next year

    2:28 PM — Supermarket giant Tesco has become a major sponsor of London Pride. Next year, London will host WorldPride across two days of festivities and marchers will follow an extended parade route.

  • Denmark set to introduce gay marriage 19

    Denmark may be next to allow gay marriage (Photo: Ludovic Bertron)

    1:54 PM — Lawmakers in Denmark are considering legalising gay marriage. Church minister Manu Sareen told the Jyllands-Posten newspaper that gay couples may be allowed to wed in the spring of 2012.

  • Christian housing manager demoted for Facebook comments on gay marriage 179

    Mr Smith now plans to sue

    11:44 AM — A Christian housing manager has been demoted for questioning gay religious marriage on his Facebook page. Adrian Smith, 54, who works at the Trafford Housing Trust, made the remarks on his private Facebook page.

  • Police investigate ‘horrific’ death of gay man 128

    Stuart Walker was found dead early on Saturday

    10:31 AM — Police are investigating the brutal killing of a gay man in Ayshire, Scotland. Stuart Walker, 28, from Cumnock, was found dead with "horrific injuries" close to Caponacre Industrial Estate, Cumnock, just before 5am on Saturday.

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