23rd March 2009
Christopher Biggins: ‘Anti-gay hate laws will create a new climate of fear’ 20
11:16 AM — Gay actor Christopher Biggins has criticised legislation which will criminalise language which could offend gays and lesbians, saying that gays and lesbians cannot be treated as normal if "special treatment" protects them from everyday humour.
20th March 2009
One-third of HIV sufferers ‘face discrimination’ 9
6:00 PM — A survey has suggested that one-third of people living with HIV experienced discrimination relating to their status in the last year. It also found that discrimination was compounded by homophobia, racism or asylum and immigration-related prejudice.
Federal judge orders gay men’s names to appear on birth certificate 2
2:44 PM — A district judge has ordered the names of a gay couple who adopted a child born in Louisiana to be added to the birth certificate. Oren Adar and Mickey Ray Smith, who now live in San Diego, adopted the boy in New York, a state which allows gay couples to list both their names on the birth certificate.
18th March 2009
Police close Birmingham gay club after ‘violence’ 4
2:42 PM — West Midlands police have said drunken violence was the reason they closed a gay club in Birmingham on Friday night. Club DV8, on Kent Street in the city's gay village, was asked by police to close early due to "substantial and widespread drunken disorder".
Italian footballer calls homosexuality ‘a sin’ 36
1:23 PM — Juventus defender Nicola Legrottaglie has denounced homosexuality as a sin and said it is "seen like fashion" these days. In his autobiography, released today, he discussed his Christian beliefs and recommended that gay people should read the Bible.
Scottish Parliament asked to review Marriage Act 10
12:09 PM — The Scottish Parliament was asked yesterday to review the Marriage Act with regard to gay marriage. A request from the Public Petitions committee has asked MSPs to reexamine the act and detail any reasons for refusing to amend it.
Denmark parliament approves equal adoption rights 7
11:32 AM — A majority vote in parliament yesterday will see the introduction of a bill giving equal adoption rights for civil partners and straight married couples in Denmark.
17th March 2009
Oklahoma teacher resigns over gay film 9
10:36 AM — A teacher in Oklahoma, US, has lost her job after showing students The Laramie Project, a film about murdered gay teenager Matthew Shepard. Debra Taylor resigned from Grandfield High School after showing the film and allowing students to film their own short clips about it.
11th March 2009
Robbie Williams to star in Little Britain sketch 1
9:17 AM — Former Take That star Robbie Williams is to appear as a little girl in a Red Nose Day special Little Britain sketch. "It's hard to say no when asked to take part in a Little Britain sketch for Comic Relief," said Williams.
2nd March 2009
Lesbians who have IVF win right to name partners on birth certificates 10
12:24 PM — Lesbians who have children through IVF will be able to name their partners on birth certificates from next month.
1st February 2009
Hollyoaks Spoilers: Calvin feels the strain
4:19 PM — Calvin is feeling the strain of trying to keep his wife happy as Carmel starts discussing holidays now that Calvin's making more money at work. Realising that he'll have to make more cash if he wants to give Carmel what she craves, Calvin goes to see Warren and asks for one more job. Sasha also drops in on Warren, hoping for more of the same from the other night, but he's not in the mood and is cold towards her.
26th January 2009
Sean Penn wins Screen Actors Guild award for role as gay politician Harvey Milk 3
9:15 AM — Sean Penn last night won the Screen Actors Guild award for his portrayal of the gay politician Harvey Milk in the film Milk.
15th January 2009
LGBT youth of the world unite! New activist site launched 1
3:26 PM — Two leading gay organisations have joined forces to launch the first international network to allow young activists from across the world to work together.
14th January 2009
Spiderman creator’s new teen hero hiding super powers and homosexuality 7
4:08 PM — Cartoon creator Stan Lee is in the process of developing the world's first gay superhero for a new television show. The character, reportedly the son of another superhero, is a high school student called Thom Creed.
13th January 2009
Formula 1 boss receives apology over homophobia allegations at tribunal 4
3:58 PM — An employment tribunal in Southampton has come to an end with an apology from the man who brought the case.
12th January 2009
Ex-Senator Larry Craig ends legal challenges to gay cruising conviction
2:12 PM — Former United States Senator Larry Craig has finally decided to accept his conviction for lewd conduct in an airport toilet.
8th December 2008
Northern Ireland gets first sexual health promotion strategy 1
12:36 PM — The first ever Sexual Health Promotion Strategy and Action Plan for Northern Ireland has been published.
3rd November 2008
Coronation Street Spoilers: Rosie makes a dramatic escape 1
5:29 AM — Fiz and John return from their romantic weekend away and John is super-keen to go to his gran's to "feed the cat". A taxi job comes first though and as he rushes off to work he leaves his keys and mobile behind. Fiz quickly becomes concerned about the moggy when she hears that Lloyd hasn't fed it while they've been away. Taking matters into her own hands she decides to head to John's gran's to feed the cat herself. What is she about to find?
23rd October 2008
Trans woman claims violation of human rights over marriage refusal
1:42 PM — A woman in Malta who has been refused the right to get married to her male partner because she used to be male has challenged the decision in court.
8th August 2008
Gay youth radio station will use £4,000 grant to overhaul website 1
4:52 PM — FYI Radio, a LGBT youth user-generated radio station, has been awarded £4,000 from the European Youth in Action programme.