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  • 15th August 2008

    Tyra Banks Ready to Name America’s Next Top ‘Trans’ Model? 1

    This season will introduce the show’s first transgender contestant

    2:50 PM — 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.

  • 24th July 2008

    Homophobic politician in gun drama 4

    Kern breached security by carrying her firearm

    10:29 AM — 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.

  • 17th July 2008

    Singing star Cole has Hepatitis C

    Cole is due to release the follow up to Unforgettable

    11:19 AM — 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.

  • 30th June 2008

    One million commemorate Stonewall Riots in New York 3

    One million viewers watching the parade pass by - photo of NY Pride 2007 by kcjc009@flickr.com

    10:21 AM — 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.

  • 24th June 2008

    New biography reveals Playboy founder Hugh Hefner’s gay experience

    Stephen Watts tells of Hefner’s Chicago hook up with another man

    10:27 AM — 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."

  • 19th June 2008

    Carly Simon comments on lesbian rumours 1

    62-year-old Carly Simon is finally putting to rest those lesbian rumours

    5:32 PM — 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.

  • 16th June 2008

    Amy Winehouse in hot water after shocking video found

    Winehouse attended rehab but left before her stay was scheduled to end earlier this year

    11:59 AM — 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.

  • 11th June 2008

    Lesbian pioneers will be first to same-sex couple to marry in California 2

    Del Martin and Phyllis Lyons will be the first to tie the knot

    11:31 AM — 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.

  • 23rd May 2008

    John McCain talks gay marriage with Ellen 2

    A guest appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show wasn’t the safest stop on Senator John McCain’s campaign tour

    2:41 AM — 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.

  • 14th May 2008

    Heroes star reveals Angelina crush

    Hayden is currently dating her co-star Milo Ventimiglia

    2:49 PM — 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.

  • 29th April 2008

    Obama ally defends HIV comments 5

    Rev. Wright’s comments caused trouble for the Obama campaign

    1:04 PM — 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.

  • 23rd February 2006

    Research supports gay genetics debate

    Scientists have been debating the issue of genetics and sexual orientation for more than a decade as a few scientists have tried to find genes that might make people gay or straight

    12:00 AM — 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.

  • 8th February 2006

    Doctor in court for promoting “anti-gay” treatments

    A lesbian was given leaflets labelling  homosexuality as “sinful“

    12:00 AM — 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.

  • 12th January 2006

    New Jersey moves towards gay marriage

    The two bills were passed overwhelmingly in the state legislature

    12:00 AM — 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.

  • 30th December 2005

    California 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

    12:00 AM — 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.

  • 17th December 2005

    Chinese police shut down gay arts festival

    A gay-themed film festival was forced to shift from its venue at Beijing University earlier this year under pressure from police

    12:00 AM — 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.

  • 21st November 2005

    Police Investigating Disappearance of Gay Man

    Police request that anyone with information contact them urgently

    12:00 AM — (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.

  • 16th November 2005

    UK travel industry unprepared for gay honeymooners

    “Gay honeymoons are going to be booming but the travel industry has to do much more if it is to capitalize on the new developments“ says the report

    12:00 AM — 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.

  • 2nd November 2005

    Michigan halts equal treatment of gay partners 1

    Republican State Attorney General Mike Cox is appealing the court ruling that gives public sector gay workers equal treatment

    12:00 AM — 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."

  • 1st November 2005

    USA gay rights group criticise Bush over Supreme Court nominee 1

    Samuel Alito is accused of being supported by anti-gay organization, Concerned Women for America

    12:00 AM — 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.

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