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  • 5th April 2011

    Police release CCTV image of man wanted for anti-gay stickers 330

    The man is wanted in connection with anti-gay stickers around the east end

    9:59 AM — Police have released a CCTV image of a man wanted in connection with homophobic stickers placed around London's east end. The stickers, which have been found in Brick Lane, Poplar, Bow and Canary Wharf, show a red line through a rainbow flag and the words 'gay-free zone'

  • Gay socialite Philip Sallon attacked in central London 115

    Philip Sallon is recovering in hospital (Photo: fashionsmostwanted.blogspot.com)

    9:53 AM — Gay socialite and event organiser Philip Sallon is recovering in hospital after being assaulted in central London on Saturday morning. Friends said Mr Sallon suffered a fractured skull and broken bones in the attack, which took place in Piccadilly.

  • 4th April 2011

    Defense of Marriage Act still applies to US immigration 6

    The Defense of Marriage Act remains law

    4:48 PM — US immigration officials have confirmed that the Defense of Marriage Act still applies to gay spouses seeking a green card. The US Citizens and Immigration Service briefly put gay spouses' applications on hold while it took legal advice but has now returned to processing them.

  • Man jailed for 21-year-old sex attack on lesbian couple 10

    Anthony Burrows pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey

    4:44 PM — A man has been jailed for 12 months for a 1990 sex attack on a lesbian couple in south London. Anthony Burrows, 55, was caught when police used new DNA techniques on a 'cold case' review.

  • US lesbian teenager allowed to wear tux to prom 7

    The teenager was permitted to wear her tux

    2:34 PM — A lesbian teenager from Illinois has been given the right to wear a tuxedo to her prom. Belinda Sanchez, a student at Proviso East High School, was initially denied the right to wear the garment by principal Milton Patch.

  • Lesbian PC wins discrimination case 16

    PC Tracey West won her case for discrimination

    2:11 PM — A lesbian policewoman has won her case for sexual orientation discrimination against her sergeant. PC Tracey West, 42, was bullied by Sgt Michael Service for six months, a tribunal in Glasgow heard.

  • Marc Jacobs president ‘made staff look at gay porn’ 11

    The New York company was named in a lawsuit last week

    10:41 AM — The president of fashion label Marc Jacobs is being sued by its former chief operating officer. Patrice Lataillade claims that company president Robert Duffy made staff watch gay porn, ordered an employee to pole-dance for him and treated the firm as his own private bank account.

  • 60 arrested in Shanghai gay bar raid 6

    Homosexuality is legal in China

    9:42 AM — More than 60 people were arrested this weekend when police raided a gay bar in Shanghai. According to AFP, police in the Chinese city said that patrons at Q bar were watching "pornographic" shows.

  • New York ‘hate crime’ suspect says he is also gay

    One of the images Damian Furtch posted on Facebook

    9:18 AM — A suspect accused of a homophobic attack on a New York gay man has denied that the attack was motivated by hate and claims that he is gay too.

  • 1st April 2011

    Gay sailor told he can stay in the US Navy 18

    The military gay ban is to be lifted this year

    12:24 PM — A gay sailor who was outed has been told by a military panel that he can stay in the Navy. Petty Officer 2nd Class Derek Morado, 26 told reporters that the three-member panel apparently agreed with his lawyer's argument that Don't Ask, Don't Tell is now dead.

  • Gay British man arrested and beaten in Saudi Arabia 131

    Homosexuality is illegal in Saudi Arabia

    9:30 AM — A British man was arrested and beaten in Saudi Arabia by religious police when they discovered he was gay. Stephen Comiskey, a 36-year-old nurse, was threatened with beheading and thrown in a cell.

  • 31st March 2011

    US gay sailor outed by colleague faces dismissal 18

    The military gay ban remains in place

    4:12 PM — A gay US sailor is facing dismissal after a colleague outed him. Petty Officer 2nd Class Derek Morado, 26, is to appear before a private military hearing today where he will find out if he is to be fired under Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

  • Welsh teenager in court for anti-gay Facebook messages 48

    The teenager sent anti-gay abuse on Facebook

    2:52 PM — A Welsh teenager ended up in court last week for sending homophobic messages on Facebook. Jordan Campbell McKenzie, 18, of Flint, was told by a judge that his offence was a hate crime, the Flintshire Chronicle reports.

  • Police appeal over ‘horrific’ murder of Surrey gay man 3

    Mr Dowling had a goatee beard at the time of his death

    1:55 PM — Police in Surrey are appealing to the gay community for help after a gay man was found murdered in his home. John Gerrard Dowling was found dead at his home in Brighton Road, Addlestone, on Monday February 7th.

  • Washington state to recognise out-of-state gay marriages 3

    Washington will recognises gay marriages as domestic partnerships

    1:29 PM — The US state of Washington is to recognise gay marriages performed in other states as domestic partnerships. A bill has already passed in the state Senate 28-19 and by 58-39 in the House.

  • UK civil partnerships consultation opens 91

    Gay couples will be allowed religious civil partnerships

    12:15 PM — A government consultation on the future of UK civil partnerships opens today. Interested parties are being asked to give their views on ceremonies being permitted in religious buildings, if faiths wish to hold them.

  • Teacher convicted of lesbian affair with pupil 14

    The teacher denied she was a lesbian

    10:08 AM — A drama teacher has been found guilty of having a three-year lesbian affair with a teenage pupil. Caroline French, 38, of Darlington, began grooming the girl for sex when she was 13, a jury at Preston crown court heard.

  • 30th March 2011

    Schoolboy, 15, jumped to his death after rumours he was gay 190

    Dominic Crouch died last May

    4:03 PM — A Gloucestershire teenager jumped to his death after rumours circulated that he was gay, an inquest has heard. Dominic Crouch, 15, a pupil at St Edwards School in Cheltenham, threw himself from a six-storey block of flats last May after returning from a school trip.

  • Young gay man brutally beaten at New York McDonald’s 47

    Damian Furtch needed four stitches after the attack

    1:31 PM — A young gay man has posted pictures of his injuries on Facebook after he was set upon in an anti-gay attack outside a McDonald's restaurant in New York.

  • US immigration officials put hold on gay spouse cases 5

    1:04 PM — The US is apparently no longer automatically rejecting green card applications from the foreign spouses of gay and lesbian citizens.

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