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  • 7th January 2011

    US gay group urges CNN not to use guests from the ‘anti-gay industry’ 20

    GLAAD says CNN uses anti-gay guests just because they are anti-gay

    4:19 PM — The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has urged TV network CNN not to use guests from the "anti-gay industry". It said figures were being invited on air purely because they are homophobic, rather than having any expertise in subjects.

  • Figure skater Johnny Weir announces he’s gay 28

    Johnny Weir said he was "not ashamed" about who he is (Photo: David W Carmichael)

    11:45 AM — The US figure skater Johnny Weir has announced he is gay. The three-time US champion has refused to clarify his sexual orientation until now and previously said he did not want to label himself.

  • 30th December 2010

    Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears pride at being a gay teen role model 4

    Jake Shears created a spoof profile on a rent boy website to promote the band's current albumn

    10:43 AM — Jake Shears, the lead signer of the Scissor Sisters has spoken out against homophobic bullying but also his pride at being a role model for gay teens.

  • 24th December 2010

    Ricky Martin considering adoption 5

    Ricky Martin said he would consider adoption

    12:59 PM — Ricky Martin says he is considering adopting a child. The star, who came out this year, already is already a father to twin sons he had with a surrogate mother.

  • Government ministers ‘discussing’ gay marriage equality 27

    Gay couples cannot currently marry in the UK

    10:51 AM — Coalition ministers are said to be considering legal reforms to allow gay couples to marry. According to the Daily Telegraph, a government source said that potential reforms to open up both marriage and civil partnerships to all couples were “being discussed”.

  • 23rd December 2010

    Texas softball coaches sued for ‘outing lesbian student to her parents’ 13

    The student said she had been interrogated in a locked changing room

    3:45 PM — Two softball coaches in Texas are being sued for allegedly outing a lesbian student to her parents. The 18-year-old, named as SW in court filings, says the coaches at Kilgore Independent School District interrogated her aggressively and violated her privacy.

  • Man sought over gay robberies

    Stephen Murphy is said to target gay men

    2:30 PM — Police are searching for a man accused of robbing gay men after persuading them to let him stay in their homes. Stephen Murphy, thought to be 29 and from Manchester, is said to befriend gay men on dating websites before stealing their possessions.

  • ‘Limbs in the Loch’ killer loses appeal bid 5

    William Beggs was told he could not appeal

    12:14 PM — Akiller who raped and murdered a teenage boy in 1999 has been refused leave to appeal against his conviction at the Supreme Court. William Beggs, 47, was told by the London court yesterday that he could not appeal.

  • 22nd December 2010

    Portia DeGeneres: I had no lesbian role models

    Portia DeGeneres said she had no lesbian role models

    5:25 PM — Portia DeGeneres says her struggle with her sexuality contributed to years of suffering with eating disorders. The former Ally McBeal star, now married to talkshow host Ellen DeGeneres, revealed that she didn't know of any lesbian actresses to look up to.

  • Canadian province still lists homosexuality as a mental illness 23

    Homosexuality is still classed as a mental disorder in Alberta

    4:49 PM — The Canadian province of Alberta still classifies homosexuality as a mental disorder, government records show. Between 1995 and 2004, doctors cited the diagnostic code more than 1,750 times when billing the province for treating gays and lesbians, the Vabcouver Sun reports.

  • Parents of gay suicide student will sue university 15

    Tyler Clementi's parents are to sue over his death

    2:52 PM — The parents of a New Jersey student who jumped to his death after his roommate allegedly broadcast his gay sex session are to sue his university. Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old student at Rutgers University, killed himself by jumping from the George Washington Bridge in September.

  • Mystery remains over spy’s death 9

    Mr Williams worked for MI6

    12:33 PM — Police are still mystified over the death of British spy Gareth Williams, whose body was found padlocked inside a sports bag in August. Mr Williams, 31, was a GCHQ code-breaker who was on secondment to MI6 at the time of his death.

  • Obama to sign repeal of gay military ban today 6

    President Obama will sign a repeal bill today

    11:15 AM — President Obama is to sign a bill to repeal the ban on out gay troops in the US military today. He will sign the bill during a ceremony at the Interior Department.

  • Video: George Osborne’s ‘pantomime dame’ jibe 43

    George Osborne's aides said he had been joking

    10:42 AM — George Osborne was accused of being "homophobic" by out gay Labour MP Chris Bryant yesterday for joking that the latter was a "pantomime dame".

  • 21st December 2010

    Video: Glee star Jane Lynch in TV network’s Christmas clip

    Jane Lynch stars in a fun Christmas video

    5:07 PM — Her marriage was a publicity stunt, she's having a heterosexual affair and she hates the cast of Glee so much she's giving them sick kittens for Christmas. Jane Lynch shows off her Sue Sylvester side in a jokey Christmas video for 20th Century Fox.

  • Malaysian gay man gets death threats after support video 15

    Malaysia frowns on homosexuality

    4:45 PM — A Malaysian Muslim man who spoke out about being gay has received death threats and says he fears for his life. Azwan Ismail, a 32-year-old engineer, made a YouTube video called 'I'm gay, I'm ok', in an effort to encourage other gay Malaysians to feel comfortable with their sexual orientation.

  • London men cleared of stab attack on ‘gay victim’ 6

    The four were acquitted at the Old Bailey yesterday

    2:09 PM — Two men and two teenage boys have been cleared of stabbing a man they allegedly thought was gay. The group was accused of attacking Ricky Brown, of Homerton, east London, because they believed he had made advances to young boys after offering them drink or drugs.

  • Preacher wins £7,000 after being wrongly arrested for homophobia 75

    The preacher won £7,000 in damages

    1:51 PM — A Christian street preacher detained by police for being homophobic has won £7,000 in damages for wrongful arrest. Dale McAlpine, 42, was arrested in Cumbria in April last year after he told a community support officer that homosexuality was a “sin”.

  • Gay MP Chris Bryant accuses George Osborne of homophobia 46

    Chris Bryant accused George Osborne of homophobia

    12:49 PM — Gay Labour MP Chris Bryant has accused Chancellor George Osborne of homophobia for calling him a "pantomime dame". The pair clashed over cuts today during an exchange in the House of Commons.

  • Pentagon unsure how long repeal of gay ban will take 11

    Repeal could take months (Photo: US Army)

    11:59 AM — The Pentagon says it has no timeline for the lifting of the ban on out gay soldiers in the US military. The Senate voted on Saturday to repeal the law but change is expected to take months.

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