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  • 4th February 2011

    Study suggests immune system treatment for HIV 3

    The mice were cured of an HIV-like illness

    3:58 PM — A study on mice with an HIV-like infection found that boosting their immune systems cured them of the disease. Scientists at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Australia said their findings could help develop drugs to help people rid their bodies of infections such as HIV, hepatitis B and C and tuberculosis.

  • Trans woman to stand trial over death of trans lawyer

    Sonia Burgess died in October

    3:13 PM — A trans woman from Cricklewood is to stand trial in July over the death of lawyer and trans woman Sonia Burgess.

  • US lesbians win right to attend school event together 7

    The students won the right to attend together (FILE PHOTO)

    2:08 PM — A Minnesota lesbian couple have won the right to attend their school's royalty court event together. Desiree Shelton and Sarah Lindstrom, both 18, were elected to onto the royalty court but Champlin Park High School then announced a change in policy, saying that students would walk with a parent or favourite teacher.

  • Ugandan police say David Kato was killed over sex payment 34

    David Kato was killed last week

    10:47 AM — Ugandan police have claimed that gay rights campaigner David Kato was killed by a man he had arranged to pay for sex. Mr Kato, who was recently outed by a newspaper, was beaten to death with a hammer at his home last week.

  • 3rd February 2011

    Utah politician’s bill ‘to exclude gay families’ 15

    Gay parents have few rights in Utah (Photo: ILGA)

    5:31 PM — A politician in the US state of Utah has introduced a bill which gay groups fear could strip all recognition of gay couples.

  • Homophobia ‘can make you ill’, study says 17

    The study looked at cortisol levels in the brain

    4:48 PM — A study has found a link between homophobia and hormonal changes that can lead to illness. According to research from Montreal's Concordia University, people who had suffered homophobia had higher levels of stress hormone cortisol in their brains.

  • Simon Pegg says men should kiss more to beat homophobia 36

    Simon Pegg says he is "boringly straight"

    3:02 PM — Straight men should kiss each other more to understand homosexuality, Simon Pegg says. The married actor said that homophobia comes from a fear of the unknown.

  • 2nd February 2011

    Reports say man confessed to Ugandan gay activist murder 7

    David Kato was killed last week

    5:39 PM — A man has reportedly confessed to killing Ugandan gay rights campaigner David Kato. The campaigner was killed in his home last week and local police said today that a man had admitted to killing him in a "personal disagreement".

  • Anti-gay Iris Robinson fined for car crash 22

    Iris Robinson has withdrawn from public life

    5:12 PM — The homophobic former DUP MP Iris Robinson has been fined £200 for causing a car crash. According to the Belfast Telegraph, she was also given three penalty points after admitting driving without due care and attention

  • Iowa lawmakers move to ban gay marriage 23

    Iowa's gay marriage laws are under threat

    3:41 PM — Iowa's House has approved a measure that seeks to ban gay marriage in the state. The state legalised marriage for couples in 2009 after Supreme Court judges said a ban violated the constitution.

  • Carlisle men fined for shouting abuse at trans women 8

    The pair were fined for the abuse

    2:22 PM — Two men from Carlisle have been fined for shouting abuse at two transgender women in the street. Carlisle magistrates' court heard that Wayne Blair and Stephen Currie, both 22, had threatened Simone Armstrong and Kim Oakland and yelled anti-gay abuse at them.

  • Police launch new hate crime website 8

    Police say hate crime is under-reported

    11:40 AM — A new website to encourage people to report hate crime has been launched. True Vision gives information on what hate crime is and how to report it.

  • Video: Saturday Night Live attacked for ‘transphobic’ skit 13

    A still from the fake commercial

    10:51 AM — US television show Saturday Night Live has been attacked for including a skit which mocked transgender women. The piece, a mock advertisement for hormone pills, was "destructive and dehumanising", the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation said.

  • 1st February 2011

    Six trans women killed in Honduras in two months 7

    LGBT groups say the killings need to be investigated

    5:57 PM — LGBT campaigners are calling on Honduran authorities to fully investigate the murders of six transgender women in just 60 days. According to Human Rights Watch, the first death was on November 29th and the latest took place on January 17th.

  • Support for Football V Homophobia Day 11

    Football's anti-homophobia campaign received support (Photo: Stephen Depolo)

    5:21 PM — The Justin Campaign's Football V Homophobia Day has received support from football's equality body Kick It Out and the FA. The annual day, in February, is now in its second year and encourages teams at all levels to tackle homophobia.

  • Man says Parkinson’s drug turned him into gay sex addict 24

    Didier Jambart says the drug turned him gay

    2:35 PM — A French man is suing pharmaceuticals giant Glaxo because he claims that a drug used to treat his Parkinson's disease turned him into a gay sex addict.

  • New Kids star Jonathan Knight confirms he’s gay 8

    Jonathan Knight said he didn't want to exploit his sexuality

    10:51 AM — New Kids on the Block star Jonathan Knight has confirmed he is gay. He appeared to have been outed by 90s popstar Tiffany last week but said he had "never been outed by anyone but myself".

  • 31st January 2011

    Cycling champion Graeme Obree says he’s gay 8

    Graeme Obree came out today

    5:18 PM — Scottish cycling champion Graeme Obree has revealed that he is gay - and that he tried to kill himself twice as he struggled to accept his sexual orientation.

  • Gay people were sexually abused, says senior advisor of New York Muslim centre 58

    The mosque is to be built near Ground Zero (Photo: Derek Rose)

    4:40 PM — A senior advisor of the proposed Muslim centre near Ground Zero says that homosexuality is mainly caused by emotional or sexual abuse. Abdallah Adhami, 44, said in a lecture that being gay was a "painful trial" which results from past trauma.

  • Q&A: The Equal Love campaign’s legal case 13

    The Equal Love campaign seeks marriage equality

    3:47 PM — This week, four gay and four straight couples will file a challenge at the European Court of Human Rights against the UK's ban on gay marriage and straight civil partnerships. Here, human rights lawyer and case advisor Professor Robert Wintemute explains the legal basis of the application to the European court.

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