15 August 2008Tyra Banks Ready to Name America’s Next Top ‘Trans’ Model? 1 Could this be the season America’s Next Top Model scores a Cover Girl contract for a trans woman? On the heels of the judges declaring the first plus size model a winner last season comes news this season will introduce the show’s first transgender contestant.
24 July 2008Homophobic politician in gun drama 4 For the second time in two months, anti gay Oklahoma representative Sally Kern was stopped from entering the state capitol with a firearm, saying she simply forgot to remove the gun from her purse.
17 July 2008Singing star Cole has Hepatitis C + Grammy winner Natalie Cole has been diagnosed with Hepatitis C, a liver disease doctors say likely stemmed from her past years of drug abuse, her publicist said in a statement yesterday.
30 June 2008One million commemorate Stonewall Riots in New York 3 The largest of the pride celebrations in the United States, more than one million people attended yesterday's gay pride parade in New York, which commemorates the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots.
24 June 2008New biography reveals Playboy founder Hugh Hefner’s gay experience + Mr. Playboy: Hugh Hefner and the American Dream is set to hit bookstores later this year, and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner has called it "the most authoritative book ever written about me."
19 June 2008Carly Simon comments on lesbian rumours 1 She’s back with a brand new album—the highest debuting release of her career, thanks in part to a partnership with Starbucks—and now, 62-year-old Carly Simon is finally putting to rest those lesbian rumours.
16 June 2008Amy Winehouse in hot water after shocking video found + Video taped footage of troubled British soul singer Amy Winehouse in a crack den singing racist chants and performing sexual acts with her husband has allegedly been obtained by tabloid News of the World, FOX News is reporting.
11 June 2008Lesbian pioneers will be first to same-sex couple to marry in California 2 Four years ago, when San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom cleared the way for same-sex marriages, Del Martin and Phyllis Lyons were the first to tie the knot.
23 May 2008John McCain talks gay marriage with Ellen 2 On the heels of the California Supreme Court’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage, perhaps a guest appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show wasn't the safest stop on Senator John McCain’s campaign tour.
14 May 2008Heroes star reveals Angelina crush + Practically every woman in Hollywood gets asked the question at some point in her career: "Which actress would you go gay for?" Heroes star Hayden Panettiere says she'd have no problem going gay on film.
29 April 2008Obama ally defends HIV comments 5 Continuing to drive a wedge between Barack Obama and the hopeful new America his campaign aims to impart to voters, Rev. Jeremiah Wright further defended comments he made during a YouTube taped Chicago Sermon while speaking before a group of journalists Monday.
23 February 2006Research supports gay genetics debate + New research reported in Forbes magazine has added a twist to the debate on the origins of sexual orientation, suggesting that the genetics of mothers with multiple gay sons act differently than those of other women.Scientists have reported that in nearly one-fourth of mothers with more than one gay son, X chromosomes were processed in their bodies in the same way. Normally, women randomly process the chromosomes in one of two ways -- half go one way, half go the other.
8 February 2006Doctor in court for promoting “anti-gay” treatments + Southern Legal Counsel and the National Centre for Lesbian Rights filed a complaint on behalf of Jamie Beiler earlier this week with the Florida Department of Health and CIGNA Healthcare against Dr. John R. Hartman and his physician's assistant, Dawn Pope-Wright.Ms Beiler visited Dr. Hartman's office in March, 2005 for a routine medical check-up. When her appointment was finished, the complaint alleges Ms Pope-Wright gave Ms Beiler a handful of literature referring to homosexuality as "sinful" and advising lesbians and gay men to change their sexual orientation.
12 January 2006New Jersey moves towards gay marriage + New Jersey politicians voted this week to give same-sex couples the same rights as married couples regarding inheritance and funeral arrangements and to extend gay couples' access to health benefits in the public sector.The two bills were passed overwhelmingly in the state legislature and will now be sent to the state's Governor, Richard Codey, who is expected to sign both.
30 December 2005California anti-gay-marriage group terminates campaign 2 One of the two groups fighting to put a gay marriage ban before California voters in 2006 has bowed out of the fight for now, blaming Hurricane Katrina and the political climate for preventing them from raising funds.Tuesday was the deadline for the ProtectMarriage group to submit the signatures needed to qualify for the June primary ballot one of two overlapping initiatives that would outlaw same-sex marriage and restrict domestic partnership rights.
17 December 2005Chinese police shut down gay arts festival + Chinese police officials shut down the opening of a gay and lesbian cultural arts festival on Friday, an action participants are saying highlights deep-rooted intolerance toward homosexuality in the conservative country.The festival was to be a weekend of films, plays, exhibitions and seminars on the issue of homosexuality, but police raided the opening reception on Friday night and participants said they were still negotiating on whether any of the events could go ahead.
21 November 2005Police Investigating Disappearance of Gay Man + (London, UK) - Detectives from London's Specialist Crime Directorate are investigating the disappearance of 61-year-old Alexandre Madeira Marques, known as Alex.Alexandre, originally from Portugal, was last seen at 11:00am on Sunday, October 16 when a neighbor saw him at his home in Notting Hill. He apparently arranged with a friend to meet for a drink at the Notting Hill Gate Cafe, but then did not show up or call.Alexandre works in London as a waiter and at the ARTS club in Mayfair and failed to show up the following day for work. Coworkers said he was known for being very reliable and punctual.
16 November 2005UK travel industry unprepared for gay honeymooners + The United Kingdom's travel industry is expected to struggle to meet the sudden demand for gay honeymoons when same-sex weddings become legal next month.Beginning the fifth of December, gay and lesbian couples will be able to formalize their relationships with local authorities under the Civil Partnership Bill. Already, the UK based Out Now Consulting has predicted nearly 275,000 gay couples will take advantage of the new law.
2 November 2005Michigan halts equal treatment of gay partners 1 The Michigan Court of Appeals issued a temporary halt this week to a ruling that allowed governments and public universities to provide health insurance to the partners of gay employees.The dispute goes back to Michigan voters' approval almost a year ago of a constitutional amendment that made the union between a man and a woman the only agreement recognized as a marriage "or similar union for any purpose."
1 November 2005USA gay rights group criticise Bush over Supreme Court nominee 1 Gay rights groups in the USA were quick to criticise President Bush as pandering to the far right by choosing jurist Samuel Alito to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.They expressed particular doubt as to Alito's willingness to protect the rights of LGBT and HIV-affected people.Alito's nomination comes on the heels of hopeful Harriet Miers bowing out of her nomination last week after scathing attacks from the extreme right.
Articles by Angela D'Amboise
- UK: Card Factory accused of homophobia for selling offensive ‘fag’ birthday card1
- US Pastor: Why I support Jason Collins’ decision to come out as gay+
- Petition urges Google search engine results to stop automatically linking ‘gayest’ with ‘worst’1
- Nick Clegg and Francis Maude agree to fly rainbow flag from Cabinet Office for Pride week5
- Video: Book published to teach children to pray to Jesus for gay people to turn straight24
- Lib Dem MP Gordon Birtwistle defends voting against equal marriage33
- Australia: Man who stalked footballer and talked of ‘gay orgy’ jailed1
- Governor Rick Perry: ‘I am greatly disappointed’ that the Boy Scouts will allow gay members18
- Question Time: Ian Paisley Jr defends saying he was ‘repulsed’ by gays and lesbians38
- Boy Scouts of America: We will not ‘not sacrifice our mission’ over gay members7
- Question Time: Ian Paisley Jr defends saying he was 'repulsed' by gays and lesbians38
- US church blames Oklahoma tornado on gay basketball player Jason Collins58
- Governor Rick Perry: 'I am greatly disappointed' that the Boy Scouts will allow gay members18
- Video: Book published to teach children to pray to Jesus for gay people to turn straight24
- Florida: Lesbian teen expelled from school and charged over same-sex relationship23
- Lib Dem MP Gordon Birtwistle defends voting against equal marriage 33
- Australia: Man who stalked footballer and talked of 'gay orgy' jailed 1
- London: Gay couple threatened with death in violent late night homophobic assault141
- Government considers watered down same-sex marriage bill to minimise Tory rebellion133
- Tory MP Gerald Howarth: 'There are plenty in the aggressive homosexual community who want more than just same-sex marriage'94
- France: Far right activist commits suicide in Notre Dame following legalisation of equal marriage93
- Philip Hammond: 'No great demand for gay marriage and it's upsetting vast numbers of people'73
- Norman Tebbit: David Cameron has 'f**** things up' with his equal marriage bill66
- Tory MP Sir Gerald Howarth defends 'aggressive homosexual community' equal marriage slur65
- US church blames Woolwich suspected terror killing on UK acceptance of gay people63
- David Cameron: Gay teenagers will stand that bit taller following equal marriage vote63
- Sir Gerald Howarth: 'I should have used 'militant' rather than 'aggressive' to describe homosexuals60
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