10th October 2005
UK Government Launches Gay Marriage Campaign
12:00 AM — Meg Munn, the Equality Minister yesterday launched the government's publicity drive for the Civil Partnerships Act. The change in the law that allows gay couples to have similar rights to married straight couples comes into force in England and Wales on the 5th December, allowing the first ceremony to take place on the 21st December.
Gay Chav Club Promises They’re Not Racist
12:00 AM — The London club for chavs, Rude Boyz has apologised after their door staff excluded a number of East Asian men over the past few weeks. The apology follows protests from OutRage, the gay rights group led by Peter Tatchell.
Channel Islands Look Towards Equalising Gay Age of Consent
12:00 AM — Following similar moves by the government of the Isle of Man, the governments of the Channel Islands are considering equalising the age of consent for gay and straight sex.
Gay Dads Risk Their Two Year Old Son Being Deported
12:00 AM — Britain's first gay couple to have become surrogate fathers now face their third child being deported.
New York’s Gay Penguins Split Up (and one turns straight) 3
12:00 AM — One of New York's most famous gay couples has split up. Silo and Roy two male chinstrap penguins have been living together as husband and husband for the past six years.Since their relationship began, the pair have successfully hatched and raised an adopted chick, after they tried to incubate a rock.
12:00 AM — Cheap, friendly and good music in a slightly dingy basement beneath central London.
Transsexual Accused of Turning Attack Into a Media Circus 1
12:00 AM — Lauren Harries, a transsexual, who was once the child prodigy James Harries, was accused by defence lawyers of turning an attack into a "media circus".Ms Harries, who rose to national fame in the 1980s as a golden-haired boy antique expert, was attacked together with her father Mark and brother Adam by a gang of youths near to their family home in Cardiff.
22 Year Old Gay Iranian Escapes Death After State Flogging
12:00 AM — A 22 year old Iranian, known only as Amir has escaped his home country after being subjected to 100 lashes which left his back covered in huge bloody welts.The state's religious police identified him as being gay following an undercover investigation.
Birmingham Gay Killer Gets Life
12:00 AM — A man from Birmingham was given a life sentence for killing a family friend after the friend sexually molested him.
Gay Muslim Faces Deportation to Iran 33
12:00 AM — A Gay Iranian faces deportation to his home country where three gay men have been executed in the past few weeks.The man, aged 29, who has not been named for legal reason fled the country after his gay friend was arrested as a result of a video seized by religious police that allegedly shows the men kissing.