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11 January 2012

  • 11th January 2012

    Liberian Speaker rules out gay rights bills 32

    Tyler vetoed future bills on gay rights

    4:20 PM — The Speaker of Liberia's House of Representatives has said no gay rights bills will make progress during his tenure. The African state has a population of 3.8 million people and reportedly no gay rights organisations

  • Oxford City dismisses player for Gareth Thomas tweet 57

    Lee Steele was "released" after his tweet about Gareth Thomas (pictured)

    2:01 PM — Oxford City FC said today it had released Lee Steele from his obligations to the club after the player posted a comment on Twitter which was "seriously contrary to the ethos of the club".

  • Archie comics’ gay marriage issue out today 18

    Kevin marries Clay in today's issue (Photo: Archie Comics Publications Inc.)

    12:38 PM — The first gay character in the Archie Comics world, Kevin Keller, marries his partner in the issue released today, with the town's mayor presiding over the ceremony.

  • Video: Star Wars soldiers’ gay tale in Spanish film festival 9

    (Photo: Thomas Geersing)

    12:11 PM — Two soldiers taken from the Star Wars films who must carry on their relationship in secret on the Death Star while a battle rages outside are the subject of a short Spanish film at this year's Notodo Film Festival.

  • Spies and accountants in Stonewall’s new employer index 31

    Ernst & Young is a global firm (Photo: Nick Bastian Tempe, AZ)

    11:20 AM — One of the largest professional services firms in the world, Ernst & Young, has topped Stonewall's list of the 100 best employers for gay and bi employees. Among 25 new entries for 2012 is MI5, the UK's counter-intelligence and security agency, ranked 62.

  • Gay man “terrorised” by leaflets, court told

    The leaflets were distributed to the public and to private homes (Photo: James Cridland)

    10:45 AM — Gay men have appeared in court in Derby to tell of their experience receiving homophobic leaflets which questioned whether gays should be executed. One said he felt "terrorised" when the leaflets were pushed through his letterbox and thought he was the victim of a hate campaign.

  • Stephen Fry supports Catholic priest’s ‘gay panic’ petition 6

    Fry drew his 3.7 million followers' attention to the petition

    10:01 AM — Stephen Fry backed an Australian Catholic priest's petition to eliminate the "gay panic" defence from Queensland's criminal courts as signatures reached 10,000. He recently topped a PinkNews.co.uk list of the most influential Tweeters on gay life.

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