4th January 2012
Justin Timberlake considering Elton John biopic role “very seriously” 5
5:04 PM — Justin Timberlake is said to be taking the suggestion that he reprise his role as Elton John in the latter's planned biopic "very seriously". A source told E!Online the singer turned actor was "working with his people to figure out exactly how to respond".
Governor of Washington state “to support marriage equality” today 11
3:54 PM — The Governor of the state of Washington, Christine Gregoire, is set to announce her support today for legislation which would introduce marriage equality for gay couples in the state, according to reports.
18-year-old jailed for two months after Stonewall Inn assault 14
3:08 PM — A man has been jailed in New York for two months attacking a man in the toilets of the city's Stonewall Inn. Christopher Orlando had admitted one charge of third-degree assault as a hate crime and one charge of second-degree attempted robbery against Benjamin Carver, 34.
Transgender airline staff make inaugural flight in Thailand 10
2:18 PM — Thailand's first transgender air stewardesses have taken part in PC Air's inaugural flight from Bangkok to Surat Thani. The new airline took on four transgender crew last year when hiring thirty in-flight staff.
Rupert Murdoch considers Rick Santorum’s “big vision” 38
12:50 PM — Rupert Murdoch, Chairman of News Corporation, has spoken out in support of Republican presidential candidacy hopeful and marriage equality opponent Rick Santorum's "big vision" for the US and praised his presentation style "regardless of policies".
Spain’s first gay retirement home to be sited in Madrid suburb 9
12:09 PM — The planners of Spain's first gay retirement home have secured a plot of land on the outskirts of the capital city. The December 26th Foundation plans to build the new 115-apartment complex in Rivas-Vaciamadrid.
Comment: Sex, blood and the status quo 23
11:16 AM — While Northern Ireland continues to drag its feet on lifting the lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, recent developments in Great Britain are no great victory, Nine argues.
George Michael slams “twisted” prayer for his death 78
10:35 AM — Recovering from pneumonia, George Michael has slammed a fundamentalist organisation which told people to pray for his death, but praised the "admirable, generous and loving" Christians in his life.
Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney first by slim margin in Iowa caucuses 49
9:57 AM — In a tight vote, Mitt Romney has emerged narrowly ahead of Rick Santorum at the Iowa caucuses, which traditionally predicts a favourite for the Republican Party's presidential candidate. With 30,015 ballots cast in his favour, or 24.6% of the vote overall, the former governor of Massachusetts emerged only eight votes ahead of Santorum, who received 30,007 (24.5%).