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  • 8th January 2010

    Iris Robinson may face questions over financial dealings with 19-year-old lover 33

    Iris Robinson's former lover was 19, it was claimed.

    12:01 AM — Homophobic Northern Ireland MP Iris Robinson's lover was 19 when they had an affair, it has been reported. He was named tonight as Kirk McCambley, who is now 21.

  • 7th January 2010

    Social worker struck off for abusing trans child 6

    The social worker was struck off

    2:18 PM — A social worker has been found guilty of shouting homophobic abuse at a child in his care. Stan Lansdell, 52, was struck off today for "gross abuse" of his position. He worked for Bradford council at the time of the offences.

  • 6th January 2010

    Canterbury’s only gay bar closes 16

    The bar was Canterbury's only gay venue

    4:35 PM — The only gay bar in Canterbury, a city which was condemned by a local Pride group for not being gay enough, has closed. O2 was opened six months ago on King Street but is closing because of a lack of business.

  • 18th December 2009

    Man who killed gay council worker has sentence reduced 13

    Meehan's sentence was reduced by two years

    11:41 AM — A man who murdered a gay council officer has had his prison sentenced reduced by two years. David Meehan, who was 19 at the time, admitted murdering James Kerr, 51, in a public park and leaving him for dead while he and his accomplices went to a party.

  • 16th December 2009

    Groups welcome Ladele ruling over civil partnerships 10

    Lillian Ladele lost her appeal yesterday

    4:48 PM — Secular and libertarian groups have welcomed the Court of Appeal ruling yesterday that a council did not discriminate against a Christian registrar who refused to perform civil partnerships.

  • 15th December 2009

    Washington DC council votes to legalise gay marriage 10

    The DC council has approved gay marriage

    9:45 PM — As predicted, the Washington DC council has voted 11-2 to legalise gay marriage in the district. Mayor Adrian Fenty has promised to sign the bill when it reaches his desk, which is the next stage.

  • Lesbian couple win UK appeal over Gibraltar’s housing policy 2

    The couple won their case in the UK

    4:11 PM — A lesbian couple who were refused a joint tenancy in government housing in Gibraltar have won their UK appeal. Three years ago, the Housing Allocation Committee refused to grant the unnamed couple a joint tenancy on the basis that they were unmarried.

  • Christian registrar Lillian Ladele loses civil partnerships appeal 3

    Lillian Ladele lost her appeal

    3:42 PM — An Islington registrar who refused to carry out civil partnerships for gay couples has lost her appeal. The Court of Appeal ruled today that Lillian Ladele had not been discriminated against.

  • Hundreds attend gay marriage rally ahead of Washington DC council vote 2

    DC is expected to pass the gay marriage bill

    1:14 PM — Washington DC's council will today vote on a bill allowing gay marriage in the district. Advocates are quietly confident, as nine of the council's 13 members are listed as co-sponsors and mayor Adrian Fenty has clearly signalled he will sign it.

  • Updated: Christian registrar Lillian Ladele loses appeal 254

    Lillian Ladele lost her appeal

    10:47 AM — An Islington registrar who refused to carry out civil partnerships for gay couples has lost her appeal. The Court of Appeal ruled today that Lillian Ladele had not been discriminated against.

  • 14th December 2009

    Man evicted for homophobic hate campaign 6

    Richard Leonard had harassed his neighbours

    7:11 PM — A man who made his neighbours' lives hell has been served with a 56-day eviction notice. Richard Leonard, 57, of Baldmoor Lake Road, Erdington, had been accused of waging a homophobic and anti-social hate campaign against his neighbours since May.

  • Straight teacher loses homophobic harassment claim 12

    James Campbell claimed the school had not dealt with his complaints

    4:18 PM — A straight Scottish teacher who tried to make a claim for homophobic harassment has lost his case. James Campbell, who worked at at Denny High School, claimed that the homophobic insults he received amount to sexual orientation discrimination, despite being straight.

  • Author Jeanette Winterson attacks ‘anti-gay’ tabloids 12

    Jeanette Winterson

    3:36 PM — Lesbian author Jeanette Winterson has attacked the 'negative' use of the word lesbian in newspapers. Writing on her blog, the Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit author complained that tabloids tended to emphasise the sexual orientation of gay or lesbian criminals.

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