17th September 2012
US: Trans prisoner may be given legal costs as well as surgery 3
8:03 PM — The legal costs of a trans woman incarcerated in a male prison, who has been allowed to have gender reassignment surgery whilst still serving her sentence, may also be eligible to have her legal costs covered, a court has ruled.
Mika: I was scared of not being accepted by my family 23
6:19 PM — In an interview with Metro, the Lebanese singer said: “I was scared [of] not being accepted by my family. “No one in my family is gay. No one in my extended family is gay”.
PM told to stop ‘whoring’ after the gay vote, by Telegraph journalist 98
5:37 PM — Damian Thompson, the editor of Telegraph Blogs and a columnist for the paper has criticised Prime Minister David Cameron for trying to gain support from the LGBT community.
Clarke Carlisle: First UK gay footballer can expect a ‘commercial windfall’ 10
4:50 PM — Clarke Carlisle, the chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association, has told Inside Sport that the first English footballer to reveal that he is gay can expect to receive a commercial windfall from doing so.
Canadian government criticises Iran on gay rights 12
4:22 PM — In a swipe at Iran, Canada’s Justice Minister Jason Kenney says the country is determined to promote gay rights on the international stage.
Video: Radio 1 unveils new trailer ad for Grimmy 6
2:41 PM — Several celebrities are helping out Radio 1’s new breakfast show presenter Nick Grimshaw, in a promotional video for the station. After confirming that he is indeed gay last month, the 28-year-old is about to become one of the country’s most prominent LGBT public figures.
Jamaica: Education officials ban ‘homosexual’ textbook 11
1:47 PM — The Jamaican Ministry of Education has recalled part of its high school curriculum after a TV news report showed parents and teachers had complained about its content on same-sex relationships and gay sexual health.
Uganda: British producer of gay play bailed from jail 3
12:47 PM — British theatre producer David Cecil has been released on bail in Uganda, where he was charged over a play featuring a gay storyline.
Police investigate south London homophobic attack 1
12:04 PM — Police are seeking to identify two suspects involved in a homophobic attack which took place last month on Kennington Road near Vauxhall.
Anti-equal marriage protesters to hold Tory conference rally 137
11:20 AM — A rally by the Coalition for Marriage, the campaign group leading the opposition to equal marriage rights for same-sex couples in the UK, is to take place on Monday 8 October at next month’s Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham.