6th February 2012
Court to rule tomorrow if California’s gay marriage ban is constitutionally valid 22
6:47 PM — A federal appeals court will rule tomorrow on whether California’s Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage is constitutionally valid. Prop 8, the 2008 voter initiative that banned gay and lesbian marriages has been the subject of constant legal battles.
Canada: Trans woman detained under US flight rules 16
5:56 PM — In the wake of Canada’s continued support of a no-fly rule for anyone who fails to meet gender norms, as subjectively assessed by that country’s border police, a harrowing tale emerges of an incident last year in the United States.
Male models back after falling foul of Facebook rules 12
5:02 PM — A Facebook page which posts photo shoots of male models to a generally gay audience was suspended on Friday afternoon after an image was singled out for being inappropriate.
Attitude magazine speaks up for bullied gay youth 29
3:06 PM — Daniel Radcliffe returns to the cover of Attitude magazine for next month's issue, which is devoted to tackling homophobic bullying and telling the stories of bullied gay youths.
Edinburgh plans Valentine’s Day marriage rally 6
2:27 PM — Gay marriage advocates in the Scottish capital are asking equality-lovers to march in support of the cause on 14 February.
Tunisian human rights minister: No free speech for gays 68
1:17 PM — Tunisia's human rights minister Samir Dilou has attacked new online magazine Gayday and said gays need ‘medical treatment’ in a TV interview.
Interview: Edmund White on gay fiction 14
12:50 PM — Edmund White selects five novels which combine beautiful writing with gay themes: A Single Man, Maurice, The Folding Star, Our Lady of the Flowers and Dancer from the Dance.
Lesbians in rural train ‘attack’ after kiss
11:57 AM — A court has heard claims that a 16-year-old lesbian in Sussex was attacked on a train after kissing her girlfriend.
Lost man ‘jumped’ from gay cruise 15
10:59 AM — A man is feared dead after reportedly jumping from a gay cruise near Mexico.
Amazon sells book on ‘gays going to hell’ 107
10:23 AM — Amazon's Kindle Store has sparked a backlash by offering a fundamentalist religious text which tells gay and trans people they are going to hell.
Top Tory blog editor backs gay marriage 51
10:14 AM — A prominent Tory commentator and editor of the Conservative Home website has come out in favour of gay marriage.