3rd February 2012
Video: PinkNews.co.uk founder records It Gets Better video on being gay, Jewish and condemning gay cures 190
6:51 PM — PinkNews.co.uk founder and Channel 4 technology correspondent Benjamin Cohen discusses Cohen, 29, discusses coming out to his Jewish family in the time of Section 28, when discussion about being gay was limited in schools. He also condemns repartive therapy for same sex attractions. His former school, JFS, was criticised last month for showing sixth form students a slide about "gay cure" treatments.
Jewish paper’s ‘gay cure’ column provokes anger 75
5:20 PM — A column in the regional Jewish Telegraph newspaper has provoked a backlash from Jewish figures who have criticised "malevolence" towards gay Jews in the piece.
Gay verger ‘shocked’ by woman’s sexual assault claim
4:46 PM — A gay verger told a court today he had "no wish" to touch the breasts of a woman he stands accused of sexually assaulting at Wakefield Cathedral.
Firm discriminated against gay lawyer with ‘batty boy’ friend 24
3:35 PM — A London law firm has lost an appeal of a ruling that it discriminated against a gay barrister. In a memo discovered by Lee Bennett in firm archives in 2010, a partner at Bivonas LLP had written that he should be sacked and that he would "take our cases to his batty boy mate".
China: 16 million women ‘married to gays’ 20
1:31 PM — A university professor in China has estimated that 16 million women in the world's most populous country are married to gays.
Amsterdam’s ‘gay cure’ declaration rabbi reinstated 39
12:44 PM — The chief rabbi of Amsterdam's Orthodox Jewish community has been reinstated after reportedly accepting he should not have signed a 'gay cure' declaration with the title.
Comment: Football needs a culture change, not a gay role model 42
11:35 AM — While football may be dragging itself into the 21st century, Amal Fashanu only scratched the surface. The FA has to show leadership and actions, not empty platitudes, Adrian Tippetts argues.
22,500 thank JC Penney for hiring Ellen after anti-gay complaint 24
10:51 AM — US retailer JC Penney is being thanked for hiring Ellen Degeneres after a group said she should be sacked because a lesbian spokesperson would lose them business.
Comment: Homosexuality is prohibited in orthodox Judaism but so is eating bacon, everyone is welcome 159
10:43 AM — Following the controversy surrounding the issue of reparative therapy for people with same sex attractions within the Jewish community, orthodox Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet argues that religious leaders should separate biblical condemnation of homosexual acts from the way the religion treats gay people.
Bishop of Salisbury backs gay marriage 83
9:51 AM — The new Bishop of Salisbury, The Rt Revd Nick Holtam, has come out in favour of gay marriage today, saying he is "no longer convinced" by arguments that marriage should be between a man and a woman.