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  • 25th June 2008

    Gay rights foe accuses Obama of “distorting the Bible” 2

    Obama’s director of religious affairs responded to Dobson’s claims

    11:44 AM — Where there’s smoke, there’s usually Focus on the Family's James Dobson, and as Democratic Presidential hopeful Barack Obama continues his outreach to evangelical voters, Dobson is accusing the Illinois Senator of distorting the Bible.

  • 10th June 2008

    Beauty without boldness

    Globaltex Tropicana collection: fabric designs inspired from fresh, vibrant, tropical and natural forms with a contemporary feel.

    8:42 PM — It’s nice to be able to keep up with current trends in home furnishings and interiors but we also have to live in our homes, and while this season’s chocolate and mocha seem inviting, the similarly trendy fuchsia and aqua shades could prove a little irksome after time.

  • Travel: Indiana Jones style Latin America

    Indiana Jones style travel

    8:12 PM — As heroic adventurer Indiana Jones gets set to return to the silver screen this year in the film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull you might be left wishing you could have an adventure of your own.

  • 7th June 2008

    We never said Clinton had sex with actress claims Vanity Fair

    Bill Clinton’s office vehemently attacked the<em> Vanity Fair </em>article’s commentary

    4:51 PM — Magazine Vanity Fair has come underfire from both former US President Bill Clinton and gay and lesbian icon Gina Gershon for an article alleging her friendship with him might have gone to the next level.

  • 5th June 2008

    The Escapist

    (L-R)Joseph Fiennes as Lenny Drake, Brian Cox as Frank Perry and Liam Cunningham as Brodie in The Escapist.

    3:28 PM — Everyone likes a good prison break, as the producers of the American TV show of the same name can happily attest, now that they’re on their fourth series – despite the titular escape having successfully happened at the end of the first.

  • 3rd June 2008

    Actress denies affair with Bill Clinton

    Hillary Clinton's campaign office apologised for her husband's remarks

    11:13 PM — Gay and lesbian icon Gina Gershon is smokin' mad about a new Vanity Fair article alleging her friendship with former President Bill Clinton might have gone to the next level.

  • 27th May 2008

    COMMENT: Gay students abandoned by parents enter ‘postcode lottery’ 1

    Financial support a young undergraduate student receives requires an assessment of parental income

    3:42 PM — Two years ago at the age of 19, James left home after his stepfather repeatedly beat him because he was gay. As a result, he ended up spending a year living on the streets.

  • 22% of American gays have no health insurance 1

    22 percent of gay and lesbian Americans reported having no health insurance

    11:29 AM — Nearly one in four gay and lesbian adults in the US lack health insurance and are nearly twice as likely as their heterosexual counterparts to have no health insurance coverage.

  • Ballot measure could threaten gay marriage in California

    California’s Supreme Court ruled that the prohibition of same-sex marriage is unconstitutional

    11:10 AM — Human Rights Campaign, America's largest gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organisation, has pledged an initial contribution of $500,000 to protect marriage equality in California.

  • 14th May 2008

    Hillary vows to continue her fight after West Virginia win 1

    Clinton leads Obama by more than 20 percent in Kentuckly

    11:16 AM — Despite trailing democratic Presidential hopeful Barack Obama in overall delegates, Hillary Clinton says she's "more determined than ever" after winning West Virginia by more than 40-percent.

  • 9th May 2008

    One in five US gays and lesbians writes a blog 1

    21% of gay and lesbian respondents had written a personal blog in the last month

    10:22 AM — According to a recent survey of Americans conducted by Harris Interactive, gay and lesbian adults online are reading and writing more blogs than their heterosexual counterparts.

  • 25th January 2006

    USA votes with Iran to deny gay rights representation at the UN 1

    President George Bush was accused of hypocrisy by gay rights groups

    12:00 AM — The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has denounced the United States' vote against two gay rights organizations' applications to join the United Nations Economic and Social Council.The United States joined the repressive, anti-gay regimes of Iran, Zimbabwe, China, Cameroon and others in voting against even granting a hearing to the application of the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) and the Danish Association of Gays and Lesbians (Landsforeningen for Bosser og Lesbiske — LBL).

  • 22nd October 2005

    Authors support USA school challenged for studying gay book

    The school refused to cave into its patron's wishes

    12:00 AM — A private school in Texas recently returned a three million dollar donation rather than submit to the donor's request that a controversial book be removed from the school's reading list.A group of teen book authors was so impressed by the school's actions that they gave themselves a name, Authors Supporting Intellectual Freedom (or AS IF!), and are now all donating signed copies of their books, which the school will display in a planned 'Freedom Library'.

  • 10th October 2005

    US Supreme Court Slams Anti-Gay Judges

    12:00 AM — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is up in arms about judges who he claims are deciding moral issues not addressed in the Constitution, including gay rights, abortion and the death penalty.

  • Gay Fund for Hurricane Katrina Victims

    12:00 AM — In response to the trail of destruction that Hurricane Katrina blazed throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama Rainbow World Fund (RWF) is launching a Hurricane Katrina Relief Campaign.

  • Gay Marriage Challenge in Maryland, USA

    12:00 AM — The American Civil Liberties Union has asked a Maryland circuit court to strike down a state law than bars same-sex couples from marriage and the hundreds of family protections afforded to married couples."The Maryland constitution requires that the state treat all Marylanders equally," said Ken Choe, a Senior Staff Attorney with the ACLU's Lesbian and Gay Rights Project who argued the case.

  • US Court Makes Landmark Decision Over Gay Parental Rights

    12:00 AM — The Supereme Court of Pennsylvania has affirmed a lower court ruling awarding custody of twins to Patricia Jones, a lesbian mother, ruling that Jones would provide a better home than her ex-partner, Ellen Boring (the children's biological parent).

  • Connecticut Gets Gay Marriages

    12:00 AM — In the state of Connecticut this week, a law allowing civil unions for same-sex couples took effect.The law is unique; it allows civil unions for same-sex couples with full benefits of a regular marriage, while at the same time defining marriage as between a man and a woman.Heterosexual couples are not allowed to receive civil unions. The license application will be identical to one for a regular marriage, except "bride" and "groom" are replaced with "party 1" and "party 2."

  • Poll questions US Army’s approach to gays 1

    12:00 AM — Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) has questioned the results of a new poll exploring the impact of the military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' ban on the decision of potential recruits to enlist.Similar polls conducted in Canada and Britain prior to the repeal of gay bans in those nations predicted dire consequences if gays were allowed to serve openly, yet those predictions never materialized after the fact, the group said this week.

  • US Authorities Shut Down Mental Hospital That Claims to Turn Gays Straight

    12:00 AM — Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is gratified to learn that the Tennessee Department of Mental Health has ordered the closing of a facility purporting to turn gays straight, which was illegally providing live-in care and medical treatment.

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