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  • 29th September 2010

    Lesbian mother wins legal battle over child support 8

    The lesbian mother won her case at the European Court of Human Rights (Photo: D Sharon Pruitt)

    1:33 PM — A lesbian who had to pay more child support than if she was in a heterosexual relationship has won her case at the European Court of Human Rights. She was awarded £2,550 in damages and £15,275 after the court ruled that she had been discriminated against.

  • 28th September 2010

    Judge rules sacked lesbian flight nurse should be reinstated

    Major Margaret Witt should be reinstated, a judge ruled

    4:25 PM — A flight nurse sacked under Don't Ask, Don't Tell should be reinstated, a federal judge has ruled. Former Major Margaret Witt was sacked in 2007 after 19 years of service in the Air Force and Air Force Reserves.

  • Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson ‘relieved’ at coming out 12

    Kieron Richardson said he received 17,000 emails of support

    2:41 PM — Kieron Richardson, the actor who plays Ste Hay in Hollyoaks, has said he is relived to have announced he is gay. The 24-year-old came out on This Morning earlier this month.

  • Police detain gay cruisers in Beijing 9

    Up to 80 gay men were said to have been arrested

    11:33 AM — Dozens of gay men have been detained at an outdoor cruising site in Beijing, China. According to AFP, a gay rights campaigner claimed that more than 80 men at a forested pick-up spot in Mudanyuan, to the north of the city, on Sunday and Monday.

  • 27th September 2010

    Anti-gay pastor Eddie Long vows to ‘fight’ gay sex claims

    Eddie Long said he would fight the allegations

    10:58 AM — Eddie Long, the anti-gay leader of one of America's largest church congregations, has said he will fight allegations he coerced young men in his flock to have sex with him. Last week, three young men filed lawsuits alleging that Mr Long gave them money, cars and holidays in return for massages, oral sex and masturbation.

  • 22nd September 2010

    Lesbian feminist writer Jill Johnston dies aged 81 6

    Jill Johnstone died last week

    6:15 PM — The feminist author Jill Johnston has died of a stroke at the age of 81. she lived with her wife and partner of 30 years Ingrid Nyeboe in northwestern Connecticut after their second marriage last year.

  • Brian Paddick: My marriage is ‘downgraded’ in Britain 32

    Brian Paddick recounted his wedding in Oslo last year

    5:06 PM — The former most senior out gay police officer in the UK, Brian Paddick, has revealed how his wedding in Norway changed his mind about civil partnerships. Writing in the Independent, Mr Paddick recounted his 2009 wedding to Petter Belsvik in Oslo.

  • 20th September 2010

    London’s gay art festival GFEST announces programme 1

    GFEST 2010 takes place in November

    7:14 PM — London's gay art and culture festival GFEST has announced its programme for this year. The event will be held across venues in London between November 8th-21st and is now in its fourth year.

  • Lady Gaga to join gay rights protest 7

    Lady Gaga will join a protest today

    3:43 PM — Lady Gaga will join a protest in Maine against the ban on out gay soldiers in the US military. A spokesman from the Servicemembers Legal Defence Network said the bisexual singer would join LGBT veterans at the event today in Portland.

  • AA Gill nominated for Stonewall’s ‘Bigot of the Year’ award 24

    The Stonewall awards take place in November

    2:12 PM — Sunday Times columnist AA Gill has been nominated for Stonewall's 'Bigot of the Year' award for offending lesbian TV presenter Clare Balding. Gill wrote in a July column that Balding was a "dyke on a bike, puffing up the nooks and crannies at the bottom end of the nation".

  • 16th September 2010

    Missing Russian gay rights campaigner ‘in Minsk’ 4

    Nikolai Alekseev is thought to be in Minsk

    8:28 PM — Nikolai Alekseev, the Russian gay rights campaigner who was arrested at an airport in Moscow yesterday, is believed to be in Minsk. Mr Alekseev, who is unpopular with Russian authorities for attempting to hold Pride marches, was arrested by border control police yesterday at Domodedovo airport after passing through passport control.

  • 6th September 2010

    Lady Gaga ‘training’ to become a minister to perform gay marriages 9

    Lady Gaga is bisexual

    8:51 AM — Popstar Lady GaGa is reportedly training to become an ordained minister in order to perform gay marriages for her LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) fans. According to British tabloid, the Daily Star, the bisexual singer has been spurred on by the continuing row over gay marriages in California.

  • 19th August 2010

    A third of HIV-positive gay men show signs of post-traumatic stress disorder 19

    Starting antiretroviral therapy was marginally the strongest trigger for PTSD

    7:00 PM — A study has found that one third of gay and bisexual men diagnosed with HIV show signs of post-traumatic stress disorder. Researchers were surprised to find that starting HIV medication was the strongest trigger for PTSD.

  • Germany’s justice minister considering giving gay couples equal income tax rights 5

    Gay couples in Germany are disadvantaged by the tax system

    4:35 PM — Germany's justice minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger said today she is looking at how gay couples can be given equality in the income tax system.

  • Trans woman claims she lost her job after wearing women’s clothes 10

    Rachel Millington claims she lost her job after she started presenting herself as female

    1:53 PM — A trans woman from Lincoln is suing her former employers, claiming that they sacked her after she began wearing women's clothes to work.

  • 6,000 civil partnerships formed last year 14

    6,281 gay couples had a civil partnership last year

    10:52 AM — Figures show that 6,281 gay couples had civil partnerships in the UK in 2009, a fall of 12 per cent compared with 2008. According to the Office for National Statistics, 3,227 male and 3,054 female couples tied the knot last year.

  • 16th August 2010

    Teenager shot dead at Brazil pride festival 1

    The teenager was shot at Juiz de Fora Pride,

    11:49 AM — A teenage boy was killed in a shooting at a pride festival in south-east Brazil on Saturday. The teenager was killed at the Juiz de Fora Pride, which attracted nearly 70,000 people.

  • 12th August 2010

    98 per cent of PinkNews.co.uk readers want full marriage equality 46

    98 per cent of respondents agreed with making marriage laws gender-neutral (Photo: Matthias Rhomberg)

    10:21 AM — A poll of almost 800 LGBT PinkNews.co.uk readers has found that the vast majority want equal marriage rights. The survey found that 98 per cent agreed that marriage laws should be gender-neutral, while just two per cent feel civil partnerships are adequate.

  • 29th July 2010

    MP Angela Eagle defends Australian lesbian minister’s opposition to gay marriage 35

    Angela Eagle said Penny Wong was "dedicated" to gay rights

    6:21 PM — Labour MP Angela Eagle has defended an Australian lesbian politician for publicly opposing equal marriage. Ms Eagle, who was the only out lesbian in parliament until this year, said that Australian Labor politicianPenny Wong should be commended for her previous record on gay rights.

  • Banking heir sues for libel over Peter Mandelson story

    Peter Mandelson was the most powerful gay man in Britain until this year

    5:12 PM — Nathaniel Rothschild is suing the Daily Mail over a story which claimed he set up a meeting between Lord Mandelson and a Russian billionaire. The newspaper's story, published on May 22nd of this year, was titled "Mandelson, an oligarch and a £500m deal".

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