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  • 21st February 2011

    Trans model Lea T says she wished she was gay 7

    Lea T said her family had come to accept her

    9:45 AM — Givenchy muse and model Lea T has revealed she used to wish she was gay instead of transgender. The 28-year-old was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey last week and explained how she had come to accept she was born in the wrong body.

  • Gay-only hotels to be investigated for discriminating against straights 134

    Gay-only hotels are being investigated

    9:42 AM — The Equality and Human Rights Commission is to investigate gay-only hotels for possible breaches of equality law. The body said it needed to establish an "objective balance" after investigating Christian-run hotels which bar gay couples.

  • 18th February 2011

    WikiLeaks cables reveal Ugandan homophobia 7

    David Kato was mocked at a meeting, one cable said. (Photo: Jocelyn Edwards)

    4:41 PM — Diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks show the extent of Ugandan homophobia. American embassy cables describe a 2009 UN-sponsored meeting which gay rights campaigner David Kato spoke at.

  • New Hampshire’s gay marriage law under threat 10

    New Hampshire's gay marriage law is under threat

    3:03 PM — Politicians in the US state of New Hampshire are attempting to repeal a 2009 marriage equality law. New Hampshire legalised the practice in 2009 but two bills to make it illegal are currently in front of the House.

  • Teenager jailed for kicking gay man in the face 13

    Kyle Watson was jailed for the attack

    1:39 PM — A teenager from Newcastle has been jailed for his part in an attack on a gay man. Kyle Watson, 19, admitted kicking 25-year-old Michael Gibbons after barging into his house.

  • 17th February 2011

    Amnesty International asks Hungary to allow Budapest gay Pride 1

    Budapest Pride has been banned

    5:37 PM — Human rights charity Amnesty International has asked Hungary to allow this year's Budapest Pride. After asking permission to hold a rally outside parliament, organisers were told that the entire march would be banned.

  • New Moscow mayor says no to gay Pride marches 6

    Sergei Sobyanin is not in favour of gay rights marches

    3:43 PM — Moscow's mayor Sergei Sobyanin says that the city does not need gay Pride marches. When asked by the Ekho Moskvy radio station if a march would be permitted this year, he said: "I doubt it."

  • 16th February 2011

    Clerics furious at Londonderry gay sauna 47

    Clerics are furious at the sauna

    2:35 PM — Protestant ministers in Londonderry are furious over a newly-opened gay sauna in the city. The Cage, on John Street, opened last week, although it does not yet have planning permission.

  • Virginia House panel says no to gay employment protections 4

    Gay and lesbian state workers are not protected in Virginia (Photo: Jyri)

    11:13 AM — A bill to ban discrimination against gay people in state employment has been killed by a Virgina House panel. Currently, Virgina gives no legal protection lesbians and gays employed by the state, although it does offer employees protection from discrimination on the basis of race, gender and a number of other characteristics.

  • 15th February 2011

    Wanted: US/night news writer and contributors

    4:42 PM — PinkNews.co.uk is looking for a US/night writer to cover US and world news and contributors who want to get their work noticed on the UK's biggest LGBT news website.

  • Budapest Pride banned by police over ‘traffic concerns’ 5

    Protestors wanted to hold a rally outside parliament (Photo: Dirk Hartung)

    4:10 PM — This year's Budapest Pride festival has been banned by police, ostensibly because it will cause too much traffic disruption. Gay rights campaigners in the Hungarian capital claimed that the decision was politically motivated and are planning to challenge it in court.

  • Gay waiter wins £21,500 over harassment 8

    The waiter was awarded £21,500.

    10:43 AM — A gay waiter at one of London's Michelin-starred restaurants has won £21,500 after colleagues subjected him to anti-gay taunts.

  • Two men deny inciting anti-gay hatred

    The five were charged with stirring up hatred

    10:18 AM — Two Derby men have denied inciting hatred by distributing leaflets which allegedly called for gays to be killed. Razwan Javed, 30, and Kabir Ahmed, 27, appeared at Southern Derbyshire magistrates' court yesterday to plead not guilty to the charge.

  • 14th February 2011

    Sacked Christian doctor says he may sue Home Office 27

    Dr Raabe wants an apology

    11:03 AM — A Christian doctor sacked as a drugs advisor by the government says he may sue if the Home Office does not apologise to him. Dr Hans-Christian Raabe was fired from the advisory panel because he failed to mention controversial past work in interviews, the Home Office said earlier this month.

  • 11th February 2011

    US gay newspaper staff quit over ‘censorship’ 9

    The pair quit the Florida Agenda last week

    4:32 PM — The editor and a reporter at a US gay newspaper have quit, claiming that they were asked to kill an unflattering story on an advertiser.

  • Botswana MP says he hates gays and lesbians 42

    Homosexuality is illegal in Botswana

    3:59 PM — A Botswana politician says he agrees with Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe's views on homosexuality. Pono Moatlhodi, who is the deputy speaker of the Botswana National Assembly, told a January meeting on HIV prevention that he would "never tolerate" gays and lesbians.

  • Lady Gaga debuts ‘gay anthem’ Born This Way 27

    Lady Gaga released Born This Way today

    12:10 PM — Lady Gaga released her latest single Born This Way today. The track was hailed as "the new gay anthem" by Elton John. Listen to it here.

  • 10th February 2011

    Figures show 28% rise in London anti-gay hate attacks 72

    Ruby Thomas was convicted of Ian Baynham's manslaughter (photo: Facebook)

    5:36 PM — A month after a teenage girl was jailed for the manslaughter of a gay man, new figures have shown a rise in reported anti-gay hate attacks in London.

  • TV preview: Scott Mills explores homophobia in Uganda 56

    Scott Mills travels to Uganda to find out about attitudes to homosexuality

    5:32 PM — In a BBC Three programme to be broadcast next week, gay Radio 1 presenter Scott Mills travels to Uganda to find out about life for gay citizens.

  • Polish MP sorry for ‘sexist’ lesbian joke 10

    The MP said he was sorry for sounding sexist (Photo: Kpalion)

    4:01 PM — A Polish MP has said sorry for a joke he made about about lesbians - although he maintains his views on homosexuality have not changed.

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