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  • 13th January 2012

    US group aims for ‘dot gay’ web domain 19

    The group wants .gay to be an "empowering resource" (Photo: Flickr user Adikos)

    10:45 AM — As applications for new top level domains on the web open today, an American group is trying to secure '.gay' for the LGBT community, saying it will make it "an exemplary beacon of social entrepreneurship and an empowering resource".

  • 28th October 2011

    Darren Hayes: I don’t want to be a poster child for gay rights 52

    Darren Hayes says he wants to be known for his music

    3:23 PM — Former Savage Garden singer Darren Hayes says he does not want to be pigeon-holed as a gay artist. The 39-year-old musician, who came out five years ago, told News.com.au: "I don't want to be a gay or a straight artist. I don't make gay records - I make records."

  • 16th September 2011

    Woman ‘too disgusted by gays to leave the house’ 285

    Stacy Trasancos says she is upset at encountering gay people in her daily life

    6:15 PM — A Catholic woman from Massachusetts says she is so disgusted by gay people that she fears leaving her house. Stacy Trasancos, a stay-at-home mother of seven children, detailed her extreme homophobia on her blog, acceptingabundance.com.

  • 13th September 2011

    Section 28 backer Brian Souter accuses Google of censoring his website 69

    Brian Souter accused Google of censoring free speech

    10:58 AM — Scottish entrepreneur Brian Souter, who gave £1 million to the campaign to keep Section 28, has accused Google of blocking his personal website. The Stagecoach founder accused the search engine of censoring free speech and said his website, briansouter.com, had "mysteriously disappeared" from Google's top results for his name.

  • 12th September 2011

    MTV Networks closes 365gay.com 5

    365gay.com is to close on September 30th

    4:36 PM — Gay news website 365gay.com is to be shut down by Viacom's MTV Networks division. Editor in chief Jennifer Vanasco said MTV Networks “has shifted its online strategy".

  • 9th September 2011

    Website tracks ‘gay homophobes’ 39

    Roberto Arango 'took the images to document his weight loss'

    10:43 AM — Barely a week seems to go by without a new case of 'gay homophobia' - that is, professional homophobes apparently caught in the act they claim to despise. Now, website Gayhomophobe.com tracks the number of days since the latest scandal.

  • 9th February 2011

    William Hague urged to raise gay rights on Middle East trip 8

    William Hague is on a tour of the Middle East

    3:13 PM — Gay rights activists are urging Foreign Secretary William Hague to raise the issue of gay rights on a trip to the Middle East this week.

  • 14th January 2011

    Jane Lynch says gay actors will never get the straight leading roles 49

    Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester in Glee

    2:42 PM — Glee star Jane Lynch says that while she does not think Hollywood is homophobic, gay actors will never get to play straight leads. The lesbian actress, who married her partner in 2010, told AfterElton.com that mainly straight audiences want to pin their "hopes and dreams" on straight actors.

  • 11th January 2011

    New Zealand McDonald’s lifts ban on some gay websites 1

    McDonald's said it would lift the ban on some websites

    10:52 AM — McDonald's says it has begun lifting the blocks on some gay websites in its New Zealand restaurants. The fast food giant was criticised by gay website GayNZ.com for blocking non-sexually explicit gay websites on its customer wifi network.

  • 10th October 2005

    Teacher “Tried To Out 11 Year Olds as Gay”

    12:00 AM — A Florida elementary school teacher has resigned amid allegations he attempted to force two male sixth grade students (equivalent to the UK's Year 7) to hold hands in front of classmates and announce to the room they were gay.

  • Gay and Lesbian Home Buying Hits All Time High

    12:00 AM — According to a new study by European based legal insurer Zurich Professional, gays and lesbians are buying more homes in recent years ever before. Lesbian and gay couples are increasingly buying properties together, according to to the survey.

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