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  • 22nd April 2012

    Adele unveiled as a new ‘gay icon’ 21

    Adele won more than half of the votes among Gaydar Radio listeners

    6:41 PM — The British pop-singer Adele has been unveiled as a new "gay icon," in a large survey among listeners of Gaydar Radio, displacing Kylie Minogue who previously held that position.

  • 1st April 2012

    Gay people in South West of England ‘living in daily fear’ 23

    Exeter plays host to one of the largest gay pride celebrations in the region over this weekend

    5:00 PM — Many gay and lesbian people in South West England are living in constant fear of discrimination and abuse, according to a regional survey by a local LGBT charity.

  • Alleged male sexual assault at Prince Harry’s airbase 56

    Prince Harry is stationed at Wattisham airbase in Suffolk

    4:13 PM — Military police are investigating an alleged sexual assault on a soldier at the Wattisham air station near Stowmarket, Suffolk.

  • 31st March 2012

    Exeter hosts gay pride 3

    The rainbow flag was 50 m long this year

    9:05 PM — Exeter played host one of the biggest gay pride celebrations in the South West, with a 50 m long rainbow flag floating down the High Street to Exeter Phoenix.

  • Equal marriage moves a step closer in Ireland 29

    Fine Gael wants to prioritise the consideration of "same-sex marriages" in Ireland

    8:09 PM — Members of Fine Gael, a centrist party in the Republic of Ireland, have voted at the party's Árd Fheis to prioritise the consideration of equal marriages in the country at the forthcoming Constitutional Convention.

  • US student loses court bid over prom policy 15

    Reuben Lack was commended for his initiative, but the judge ruled against his suit

    12:55 PM — A high school student from Atlanta, who had filed a federal lawsuit against his school, alleging that the administrators removed him as student body president after he proposed to make the prom more inclusive to LGBT students, has lost his case on the first day of hearing.

  • 30th March 2012

    Chile ponders hate crime legislation as thousands attend gay man’s funeral 14

    Daniel Zamundio's tragic death has lead to an unprecedented public outrage

    10:36 PM — In the wake of a gay man’s torture and death at the hands of four neo-Nazis, Chile is under pressure to pass a hate crime legislation, as thousands attend his funeral in Santiago.

  • Romney faces criticism for clandestine donation to anti-gay group 18

    Mr Romney's donation to NOM has taken advantage of a legal loophole in Alabama

    9:41 PM — It has been revealed that Mitt Romney’s political action committee (PAC) made a $10,000 donation in 2008 to the National Organization of Marriage in its fight to repeal the granting of marriage licences for same-sex couples in California through the infamous Proposition 8.

  • Edinburgh: Two men jailed for killing gay man 35

    Mr Carter was openly gay and did not know the accused previously

    9:05 PM — Two men have each been sentenced to eight years imprisonment for killing a 44-year-old gay man, and then dumping his semi-naked body in a lift at a block of flats in Edinburgh.

  • 29th March 2012

    Transphobic ad against Alaskan Proposition 5 criticised 12

    Opponents of Prop. 5 claim that sexual minorities are already protected in Anchorage

    9:22 PM — Supporters of Proposition 5, which would expand the anti-discrimination laws in Anchorage, Alaska, to include sexual orientation and gender identity in its legislative field, have criticised an advertisement released by opponents, calling it ‘dehumanizing.’

  • Teacher sues Lamar University for ‘forcing’ her to attend a gay show 41

    The lawsuit alleges that Ms Ozmun was discriminated on grounds of her religious beliefs

    8:46 PM — A theatre and dance teacher in Texas has filed a law-suit on Lamar University, claiming that the college disciminated against her on grounds of religion, when she failed to attend a gay show.

  • Carson Daly apologises for gay joke 40

    Carson Daly changed his voice to what many considered to be a gay stereotype

    8:08 PM — The American broadcaster, Carson Daly, best known for hosting shows on MTV and NBC, was forced to apologise today after suggesting, in his radio show in Los Angeles, that gay people would not have been brave enough to restrain the pilot who recently went 'berserk' on a flight to Las Vegas.

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