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19 January 2012

  • 19th January 2012

    Qrushr date attacker convicted of attempted murder

    Clifford David was convicted of attempted murder on Tuesday

    4:59 PM — A 21 year old student was convicted of attempted murder earlier this week after stabbing and bludgeoning a man he met on mobile phone 'app,' Qrushr.

  • Video: Beginners, Gaga and Glee in GLAAD nominations

    GLAAD

    4:21 PM — The nominees for the 23rd annual GLAAD awards have been announced. The awards are designed to honour the media for positive portrayals of LGBT people and issues.

  • Study doubts Santorum view that lesbian parents “rob children” 26

    Rick Santorum (phot: Flikr user gageSkidmore)

    3:01 PM — A new study provides a counter-argument to Rick Santorum, who suggested that children of lesbian parents were "worse off than children with a father in prison."

  • Gay marriage rifts appear in several US states 11

    Debates over same-sex marriage are heating up in New Jersey, North Carolina and Minnesota

    2:32 PM — Politicians and campaigners in Minnesota, New Jersey and North Carolina on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate are gearing up for battle ahead of legislative sessions later this month.

  • State-funded Jewish school denies teaching students how to ‘cure gays’ 148

    The school denies its discussion of homosexuality promoted a 'gay cure' group

    2:05 PM — A Jewish faith school in London has said claims it suggested a 'gay cure' group to students are "false". Students allege that a sixth-form discussion on homosexuality at JFS ended with a slide displaying the logo of a 'gay cure' group and portrayed it as something they should explore if they thought they might be gay.

  • Pickets planned at ‘gay leper’ conference 39

    Pickets are planned for tomorrow (Photo: Flickr user stigeredoo)

    1:20 PM — Picketers are planning to target a religious 'ex-gay' conference in Northern Ireland - but organisers of 'The Lepers Among Us' insist they did not mean to cause offence.

  • Seventy mayors to press Obama on gay marriage 19

    Both sides are gearing up for the ongoing debate on marriage equality

    11:03 AM — A number of large-city mayors in the US have formed a coalition with the hope to achieve same-sex marriage equality.

  • Jury to deliberate on anti-gay leaflets

    The men face seven years in prison and an unlimited fine if convicted (Photo: James Cridland)

    10:15 AM — A jury is set to start its deliberations today in the trial of five men accused of distributing leaflets which would stir up hatred against gays, the first under the newly-created offence. In the seven days of the trial which have elapsed, the defendants have admitted creating and distributing the leaflets, but deny they were "threatening" and say they had no intention to stir up hatred.

  • Pride London’s chair to retire 6

    Paul Birrell has been involved in Pride for 18 years

    9:43 AM — The chair of Pride London, the largest Pride event in the UK, has announced he will stand down from the board after 18 years of involvement in the event. After being registered as a charity in 2004, Pride London appointed Birrell Chair of the Board in 2005.

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