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  • 8th November 2010

    Thousands join Argentina’s gay Pride march 2

    Pride was held on Saturday

    7:20 PM — Thousands of people joined Argentina's annual gay Pride march on Saturday in Buenos Aires. Marchers celebrated new laws which made the country the first in Latin America to recognise same-sex marriage.

  • Travel companies ‘need to do more to be gay-friendly’ 16

    Travel companies should do more to prove they are gay-friendly, the survey says

    7:12 PM — Although plenty of travel companies now advertise themselves as being gay-friendly, a survey shows that many need to do more to justify the claim.

  • 25th October 2010

    2,000 join London vigil against hate crime 13

    2,000 people attended the event

    12:01 PM — Two thousand people braved the wind and rain to join a London vigil to remember victims of hate crime on Saturday evening. The crowd assembled in Trafalgar Square and heard speeches by equality minister Lynne Featherstone and Stuart Milk, the nephew of murdered US gay rights activist Harvey Milk.

  • 13th August 2010

    Orthodox rabbis sign pro-gay document 14

    A new document calls for the acceptance of gay Jews

    3:57 PM — Three Montreal rabbis became the latest signatories yesterday of a statement calling for the acceptance of Jewish gay men and lesbians into synagogues.

  • 23rd June 2010

    Toronto gay rights protesters march against G20 1

    Toronto's LGBT community protested against the coming G20 summit

    1:24 PM — Gay rights activists stormed the streets of downtown Toronto yesterday ahead of this week's G20 summit, demanding that world leaders seriously address LGBT issues. It was described by one protester as "a carnival of resistance".

  • 26th May 2010

    Canadian researchers argue for lifting of blood ban for gay men 9

    gay men are banned from giving blood in the UK, US and Canada

    3:47 PM — A team of investigators in the online edition of the Canadian Medical Association Journal has argued that the lifetime ban on gay men giving blood should be replaced with a deferral for those who have been in a stable, monogamous relationship for at least one year. In Canada, the USA and the UK, gay men and any other men who partake in sex with men are permanently banned from giving blood.

  • 23rd February 2010

    US Army will not accept temporary ban on gay firings 7

    Army chiefs said they would not accept a temporary ban

    5:52 PM — US Army chiefs told a Senate hearing today that they would oppose attempts to implement a temporary ban on firings of out gay servicemembers.

  • 22nd February 2010

    Openly gay soldiers ‘won’t cause disruption’ 4

    Lifting the ban 'will not cause disruption' (Photo: US Army)

    3:24 PM — A new study of militaries around the world has found that changing policy to allow gay soldiers to serve does not cause disruption. Opponents to lifting the US ban argue that it will affect recruitment and morale.

  • Mass screening ‘could eradicate AIDS in 40 years’ 28

    HIV could be eradicated in 40 years, Dr Brian Williams said

    2:41 PM — A leading researcher has claimed that testing billions of people could eradicate HIV/AIDS within 40 years. Dr Brian Williams of the South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis said that focus needed to shift to stopping transmission.

  • 22nd January 2010

    Prop 8 supporter tells trial gays are ’12 times more likely’ to be paedophiles 59

    Tam said gays were more likely to abuse children

    4:20 PM — A supporter of Proposition 8 called as a hostile witness told a trial on gay marriage yesterday that gays are more likely to molest children. William Tam's name appeared on Prop 8 papers as an official proponent against gay marriage.

  • 14th January 2010

    MPs sign motion to condemn Uganda’s gay execution bill 8

    MPs called on the government to condemn the bill

    1:05 PM — Twenty MPs have signed an early day motion to attack Uganda's plans to introduce the death penalty for gays. The motion was tabled by Labour MP Harry Cohen and calls for the British government and European Union to press Uganda not to proceed with the law.

  • 13th January 2010

    Ugandan president Museveni distances himself from anti-gay bill 10

    Museveni said foreign policy interests must be considered

    8:36 PM — Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni said yesterday that the country must take into consideration its foreign policy interests when debating an anti-homosexuality bill.

  • 21st December 2009

    Canadian MP gets widespread support after Christmas card controversy 16

    The card shows Brison with his partner Maxime St. Pierre standing in an orange-coloured autumn field next to the ocean near their Nova Scotia home with their golden retriever, Simba.

    2:15 PM — Openly gay Novia Scotia MP Scott Brison has been given the support of Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff after a Christmas card featuring his partner stirred controversy.

  • 18th December 2009

    Canadian MP’s Christmas card attacked by homophobes 19

    Scott Brison is one of a handful of out gay Canadian MPs

    3:21 PM — A gay Canadian MP who sent out a Christmas card featuring himself and his husband has been attacked by homophobes on the internet. Nova Scotia Liberal MP Scott Brison's personalised card shows him and husband Maxime St Pierre on a walk with their dog.

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