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  • 4th January 2012

    George Michael slams “twisted” prayer for his death 78

    The singer praised "admirable, generous and loving" Christians

    10:35 AM — Recovering from pneumonia, George Michael has slammed a fundamentalist organisation which told people to pray for his death, but praised the "admirable, generous and loving" Christians in his life.

  • 3rd January 2012

    Comment: On running club nights and marathons 4

    By day, Sam Feller is a surveyor from East London

    10:01 AM — Sam Feller runs QueerlyOut, a gay club night in London and is training to complete a marathon this year in Rwamagana, East Rwanda to benefit the survivors of the 1994 genocide.

  • 22nd December 2011

    Trans woman’s killer found guilty of manslaughter after Tube death 8

    Sonia Burgess was killed in October last year

    2:46 PM — The killer of Sonia Burgess, a trans human rights lawyer who was pushed to her death under a Tube train in London last year, has been convicted of manslaughter. Senthooran Kanagasingham, 35, of Cricklewood, admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility at the Old Bailey.

  • 14th December 2011

    Parents of gay US suicide teenager launch charitable foundation in his name 6

    Tyler Clementi jumped from a bridge in New Jersey last September

    2:09 PM — The parents of a gay teenager who killed himself last year have launched an anti-bullying foundation named in his honour.

  • 13th December 2011

    Trans woman ‘pushed to death’ by friend

    Sonia Burgess was killed in October last year

    9:06 AM — A respected human rights lawyer and transgender woman was pushed to her death in front of a train by a friend she had been helping, a court heard today.

  • 5th December 2011

    Students suspended as case closes on gay New York teen’s suicide 6

    Jamey Rodemeyer died in September. He had been bullied for being gay.

    4:33 PM — As incidents of bullying had not been brought to the school's attention attention until after Jamey Rodemeyer died and the police investigation began, students are only now able to be disciplined by the school board.

  • 24th November 2011

    20th anniversary of Freddie Mercury’s death 12

    Freddie Mercury in 1978 (Photo: Carl Lender).

    11:54 AM — The singer passed away at his London home on 24 November 1991. He had been diagnosed HIV positive several years earlier and died of bronchial pneumonia, brought on by AIDS.

  • 22nd November 2011

    Sentencing postponed in lesbian murder case 1

    The case has been postponed more than 40 times.

    5:00 PM — Zoliswa Nkonyana,19, was stabbed and stoned to death near Cape Town during February 2006.

  • 17th November 2011

    Michael Lucas: Beware of the risk of homophobia arising from the Arab Spring 174

    Michael Lucas is the CEO of Lucas Entertainment

    11:12 PM — Gay entertainment mogul Michael Lucas warns of the risks of homophobic Islamist governments forming after the Arab Spring. After decades in power, a brutal dictator in a Muslim country is dramatically deposed by a massive popular uprising. Sound familiar? Of course: that's what happened in Egypt and Libya this year, as part of what's known as the Arab Spring. But it's also what happened in Iran in 1979 -- and that should make us pause for a moment.

  • 2nd November 2011

    MPs call for ‘humane’ gay asylum policy 16

    The government says it protects those at "proven risk of persecution" (Photo: Flickr user dannyman)

    3:20 PM — Shadow Immigration Minister joins others to stress the importance of a consistent approach to gay asylum seekers.

  • 25th October 2011

    Anti-gay Twitter users mock Stuart Walker’s death 127

    Some Twitter users mocked Mr Walker's death

    12:03 PM — Homophobic Twitter users have outraged others by mocking the death of Ayrshire gay man Stuart Walker. Mr Walker, 28, was found dead near an industrial estate early on Sunday morning. Police said he had suffered a "violent" and "sustained" attack.

  • 24th October 2011

    Police investigate ‘horrific’ death of gay man 128

    Stuart Walker was found dead early on Saturday

    10:31 AM — Police are investigating the brutal killing of a gay man in Ayshire, Scotland. Stuart Walker, 28, from Cumnock, was found dead with "horrific injuries" close to Caponacre Industrial Estate, Cumnock, just before 5am on Saturday.

  • 17th October 2011

    Star Trek actor Zachary Quinto comes out as gay 59

    Zachary Quinto has come out (Photo: watchwithkristin)

    9:28 AM — Zachary Quinto, the star of Heroes and 2009's Star Trek, has revealed he is gay. The 34-year-old has refused to discuss his sexuality until now, although he joined other celebrities in making an 'It Gets Better' video.

  • 14th October 2011

    ‘Inspirational’ Ugandan lesbian campaigner wins human rights award 8

    Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera was honoured for her courage

    1:54 PM — Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, the Ugandan gay rights campaigner, has been honoured with a prestigious human rights award. The activist, who has risked death to speak up for other LGBT people, received the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders in Geneva on Wednesday.

  • 10th October 2011

    Four convicted of Cape Town lesbian’s murder 2

    Zoliswa Nkonyana, 19, was stoned and stabbed to death.

    2:08 PM — Four men have been found guilty of murdering a lesbian in Cape Town, South Africa. Zoliswa Nkonyana, 19, was stoned and stabbed to death after a night out in Khayelitsha on February 4th 2006.

  • 4th October 2011

    New York student suspended for saying bullied gay teen was ‘better off dead’ 32

    Jamey Rodemeyer was taunted even after he had died, his parents said

    12:00 PM — A classmate of New York schoolboy Jamey Rodemeyer has been suspended for chanting that the bullied gay teenager was "better off dead". The student made the taunts at a Williamsville North High School dance attended by Jamey's sister.

  • 28th September 2011

    Transgender woman tells of DIY surgery 27

    Kirsty Cass tried to carry out her own surgery

    11:37 AM — A transgender woman has revealed how her desperation for sex reassignment surgery led her to try and cut off her genitals. Kirsty Cass, of Crawley, West Sussex, says she almost bled to death after using a Stanley knife to partially sever her penis.

  • 15th September 2011

    Edinburgh police investigate gay sauna death 4

    Police are appealing for information

    10:30 AM — Police in Edinburgh are investigating after a man died suddenly during a visit to the city's most popular gay sauna. The man, in his sixties, was visiting the Number 18 sauna on Leith Walk and was rushed to hospital after being given CPR.

  • 14th September 2011

    Speaker launches gay rights group Kaleidoscope 39

    Bisi Alimi said Kaleidoscope would ask gay Africans what help they need

    10:50 AM — New gay rights group Kaleidoscope has been launched by its honorary president Speaker John Bercow. A reception was held in parliament last night to celebrate the new non-profit organisation, which seeks to help LGBT people and rights movements around the world.

  • 13th September 2011

    Gay Iranians come out on Facebook 24

    Homosexuality is illegal in Iran

    4:27 PM — A Facebook group has been set up for gay Iranians to come out and discuss their personal stories. Iran has the death penalty for homosexuality and there is no gay rights movement operating openly within the country.

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