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2011

  • 6th January 2011

    Rhode Island gay marriage bill re-introduced 7

    Rhode Island is expected to return to the issue of gay marriage

    4:45 PM — A bill to allow gay couples to marry is to be re-introduced today. Democrat representative Arthur Handy told The Providence Journal he has secured the support of 27 so-sponsors and expects to sign up more.

  • James Franco: ‘Maybe I’m just gay’ 17

    James Franco said he had lots of reasons to play gay characters (Photo: David Shankbone)

    4:18 PM — James Franco has a history of taking on gay film roles, which has inevitably stoked curiosity about his sexuality. He told the Advocate last year that he was straight, but was more nuanced in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly.

  • US Navy Capt fired for lewd videos 1

    The Navy fired Capt Owen Honors from his role

    3:46 PM — US Navy Captain Owen Honors has been fired from his role over the obscene comedy videos he produced for his crew. He lost command of the USS Enterprise over the raunchy films, which one gay group described as "frat house behaviour".

  • Turkish LGBT group shut down by court 35

    Another Turkish gay group has been ordered to close

    2:36 PM — Another Turkish LGBT organisation has been ordered to close. A criminal court in Bursa, north-west Turkey, ruled that the Rainbow Association must shut down after claims its members had engaged in prostitution. The group denies the allegations.

  • Door staff attacked with knuckle-duster at Belfast gay club

    Police have not yet established a motive for the attack

    1:37 PM — Three door staff at a Belfast gay club were taken to hospital yesterday after being attacked with a weapon believed to be a knuckle-duster. The staff - two women and one man - were treated for non-life-threatening head or facial injuries.

  • Former chair says Brighton Pride is failing the gay community 23

    Brighton Pride is failing, former chair David Harvey said

    11:50 AM — The former chair of Brighton Pride has said that the festival needs a "radical" overhaul. David Harvey, who ran the event between 2003 and 2006, said Brighton Pride was too straight, that LGBT people did not feel safe there and and that trustees could be breaching Charity Commission rules by "running a party disguised as a charity".

  • First US transgender trial judge is sworn in 8

    Victoria Kolakowski took the oath of office this week

    11:23 AM — Victoria Kolakowski made history this week when she became the first trans person to be sworn in as a trial judge in the US.

  • 5th January 2011

    Teen attacked man he thought was ‘gay flasher’ 12

    The court heard that the victim was kicked on the ground

    4:21 PM — A teenager from Plymouth faces jail after he attacked a man he thought was coming on to him. Liam O'Brien, 18, punched and kicked the victim on the floor because he believed he was exposing himself deliberately, Plymouth magistrates' court heard.

  • Report: French government accused of transgender hypocrisy 8

    The French government has been accused of hypocrisy

    3:41 PM — When it comes to transgender issues, France leads the way in hypocrisy. That is the charge levelled at the French government this week by national transgender organisation Trans-Aide over the right to change gender identity.

  • Trans woman performs DIY castration 22

    The trans woman was said to have been determined to have the surgery

    2:56 PM — A transgender woman in North Derbyshire was treated in hospital after a DIY castration. The patient, 22, is said to have been determined to undergo sex reassignment surgery.

  • New Rhode Island governor calls for gay marriage 12

    Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee supports gay marriage

    2:28 PM — The newly-elected governor of US state Rhode Island has used his first speech to urge for legal gay marriage. Lincoln Chafee, a Republican turned independent, was sworn in yesterday and took the oath of office on the front steps of the Legislature.

  • Viewers complain over BBC interview with anti-gay extremist 93

    Christian preacher Stephen Green was interviewed by the BBC last week

    1:12 PM — Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has received 95 complaints over a BBC news bulletin which invited an anti-gay extremist to air his views about gay parenting. Complaints have also been made directly to the BBC but the corporation refused to reveal how many it had received.

  • Research finds straight men are happy to kiss 34

    The study found male students were happy to be affectionate

    11:27 AM — Research has suggested that straight male students are happy to show affection to their same-sex friends. The study's results have been taken as evidence that homophobia is declining among the young.

  • ‘Princess boy’, 5, inspires book about tolerance 21

    Dyson Kilodavis is happiest in fairy princess dresses

    10:16 AM — An American mother has published a cartoon picture book about her five-year-old son's love of wearing pink dresses. Dyson Kilodavis, who calls himself a "princess boy", loves wearing pink and purple frothy dresses befitting a fairy or a ballerina.

  • Video: Gareth Thomas tells Ellen he ‘prayed to be straight’ 27

    Gareth Thomas described how his parents accepted his homosexuality

    10:01 AM — Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas has revealed he prayed to become straight before he married his wife. He appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show last night and told the lesbian presenter the lengths he went to in order to avoid his homosexuality.

  • Californian appeals court passes on gay marriage case to state Supreme Court 6

    Marriages were supposed to have been ruled as legal in August

    12:42 AM — The federal appeals court due to decide if California's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional has said it can not make a decision until the state's Supreme Court rules if the sponsors of Proposition 8 have the authority to defend the measure.

  • 4th January 2011

    US Navy captain accused of making anti-gay videos 8

    The Navy is investigating the videos

    5:18 PM — A US Navy captain is expected to be temporarily relieved of his duties while the Navy investigates anti-gay and obscene comedy videos he produced for his crew.

  • Sarah Palin’s retweet hints at gay support 25

    Sarah Palin's tweet was supportive of gay rights, Tammy Bruce claimed

    4:10 PM — Sarah Palin has given a hint of support for gay rights after retweeting a Twitter message by a lesbian conservative commentator.

  • Facebook-style site launched for gay US soldiers 5

    The site aims to become a network for gay troops and supporters (Photo: US Army)

    3:45 PM — A social networking site has been launched for LGBT troops and their supporters. Out Military, which looks similar to Facebook, hopes to grow as the US comes closer to repealing the ban on out gay servicemembers.

  • Gay dads Barrie and Tony Drewitt-Barlow to open surrogacy centre 22

    The British Surrogacy Agency opens next month (Photo: Christopher Meredith)

    3:06 PM — The UK's first gay dads to have surrogate children have announced plans to open a surrogacy centre. Barrie and Tony Drewitt-Barlow made history in 1999 when they travelled to the US to conceive twins Saffron and Aspen, now 11, through a surrogate mother.

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