10 April 2013 · PinkNews

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10 April 2013

the Turkish Cypriots are backing up their words with deeds'">

3:41 PM — Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis has welcomed the latest developments in decriminalising homosexuality in the northern part of Cyprus.

  • Australia: Sydney’s rainbow crossing dug up despite 15,000 strong petition to save it 3

    Works started today to dig up the rainbow crossing

    3:32 PM — The rainbow road crossing in Sydney’s LGBT district, which was painted for the city’s 35th Mardi Gras celebrations, has been dug up, officials noting a safety hazard, despite a 15,000 strong petition to save it.

  • Anti-gay US-born Israeli terrorist jailed for killing two Palestinians 7

    Yaakov Tytell praised the actions of a gunman, who shot two people dead at an LGBT youth centre in Tel Aviv

    3:05 PM — A US-born West Bank settler, who previously suggested Molotov cocktails should be used at those taking part in a gay pride event, has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of two Palestinians.

  • Iceland PM asked to meet with gay rights activists in Chinese visit 2

    Johanna Sigurdardottir is the world’s first openly gay prime minister

    1:31 PM — Iceland’s Johanna Sigurdardottir, the world’s first openly gay prime minister, has been asked to meet with the parents of gay children in next week's visit to China.

  • Poll: 6% of British people think Section 28 was Margaret Thatcher’s biggest failure 29

    The poll revealed that 6% of British people thought Section 28 was her biggest failure

    1:18 PM — YouGov have released a poll reflecting the divisive nature of Margaret Thatcher's politics, which revealed that 6% of British people thought that Section 28, a law banning the "promotion" of homosexuality in schools, was her worst policy ever.

  • Singapore High Court rejects repeal of gay sex ban for men 9

    The High Court (pictured) is the lower division of the Supreme Court of Singapore (Wiki Terence Ong)

    12:16 PM — LGBT campaigners have expressed their disappointment after Singapore's High Court r­ejected a petition to repeal an archaic law criminalising sex between men.

  • Apple criticised after banning comic because of gay sexual images 22

    Photo: Brian K Vaughan & Fiona Staples (Courtesy New Statesman)

    11:18 AM — Apple has banned the sale of a comic which features two small images of gay sex.

  • French Senate approves crucial article of equal marriage bill 23

    LGBT campaigners in France and around the world have welcomed the Senate's decision (James Cridland)

    10:29 AM — France's equal marriage bill clears its first hurdle in the country's Senate.

  • Blessings for same-sex couples rejected by Church of England 67

    The Church of England rejected the idea of offering blessings for same sex couples

    2:02 AM — The Church of England has decided not to offer blessings to same-sex couples, and has reiterated its stance that such public acknowledgements are appropriate only for straight marriages.

  • US: Mixed martial arts fighter suspended for calling trans woman a ‘disgusting freak’ 16

    Matt Mitrione was suspended for making transphobic comments about trans woman fighter Fallon Fox

    1:18 AM — The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) moved to suspend one of its fighters after he referred to a transgender fighter as "a lying, sick, sociopathic, disgusting freak."

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