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  • 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.

  • 16th December 2010

    UK parliament gets first LGBT network 6

    Parliament will have an LGBT network

    5:32 PM — Lords, MPs and parliament staff will soon have a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender network. The group, named ParliOut, will be launched next week with Speaker John Bercrow as its president.

  • Gay referee Nigel Owens on reporting homophobic abuse 26

    Nigel Owens is supporting a Samaritans campaign

    10:42 AM — Rugby referee Nigel Owens has spoken about why he called police over homophobic abuse at a recent game. He was on duty at a Welsh premiership game between Llanelli and Neath at Parc y Scarlets last month when a fan allegedly began shouting anti-gay abuse.

  • Kevin Spacey: ‘Asking me about being gay is like bullying’ 24

    Kevin Spacey said sexuality was used as a "weapon"

    10:40 AM — Kevin Spacey has compared media interest in his sexuality to anti-gay bullying. The actor has fiercely protected his private life and has denied that he is gay for years.

  • 15th December 2010

    Husband of murdered bride accused of gay sex with prostitute

    Police are investigating the prostitute's claims

    11:06 AM — Police are questioning a male prostitute who claims he was paid for sex by the husband of murdered honeymooner Anni Dewani. She was shot dead in Cape Town, South Africa, last month and local police believe her husband Shrien arranged for her to be killed by hitmen.

  • 13th December 2010

    Ricky Martin: My mother helped me come out 7

    Ricky Martin said he didn't want to teach his sons to lie

    8:41 PM — Ricky Martin says his mother "opened the door" for him to come out. The Puerto Rican star said his mother reacted positively at first but then became concerned that his career would be over.

  • Transgender model Lea T on why she came out 13

    Lea T in the Givenchy adverts

    5:33 PM — Givenchy model Lea T has revealed why she decided to be open about being transgender. The Italian model was asked by Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci to star in the ads and says that she agreed on the condition of being open about her trans status.

  • Equal Love campaign: Final couple challenge marriage laws 16

    The UK does not allow gay couples to marry

    5:19 PM — The last couple to challenge the UK's marriage laws under the Equal Love campaign will do so tomorrow. Lucy Hilken and Tim Garrett will go to Aldershot registry office to demand a civil partnership.

  • FIFA president says gays should refrain from homosexuality during Qatar World Cup 37

    Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup (Photo: Stephen Depolo)

    5:14 PM — Sepp Blatter, the president of FIFA, has dismissed concerns that Qatar is unsuitable to host the 2022 World Cup because of its attitude to homosexuality saying that gay football fans should refrain from having homsexual sex while in the country.

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