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  • 15th February 2012

    Gambian president: Gay rights ‘destroy culture’ 65

    Jammeh said being gay was an "abomination"

    1:25 PM — Yahya Jammeh, the President of the Gambia, has said those who think gay rights are human rights in the African state are making a "great mistake".

  • FA charges Ravel Morrison on anti-gay tweet 35

    Morrison was said to have been responding to a racist message

    11:47 AM — New West Ham player Ravel Morrison has been charged by the FA after a tweet appearing on his account earlier this month included a gay slur.

  • 18th January 2012

    German FA head: Gay players should have ‘courage’ to come out 24

    Germany does not have any out gay professional footballers

    12:43 PM — The head of the German Football Association has again urged gay professional football players to come out. Theo Zwanziger spoke during a discussion on Tuesday at the Sportschule Hennef, which was centered on sexuality within professional sports.

  • 9th April 2011

    Academic who blamed fall of Roman Empire on gays under pressure to resign 104

    Homosexuality is found in a great deal of Roman art(Photo: Marie-Lan Nguyen)

    9:57 PM — A leading but controversial Italian academic is facing calls for him to resign as vice president of the country's Centre for National Research after he claimed that homosexuality caused the fall of the Roman Empire.

  • 8th April 2011

    US military chiefs committed to ending gay ban 12

    The ban is set to be lifted in the summer

    10:35 AM — US military chiefs say they are making smooth progress towards lifting the ban on openly gay troops. During a House Armed Services Committee hearing yesterday, the leaders of the Navy, Army and Air Force and Marines said troops did not appear anxious about the change.

  • 4th April 2011

    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.

  • 25th March 2011

    Video: Jake Gyllenhaal on all those gay rumours 76

    Jake Gyllenhaal appearing on the Jimmy Kimmel show

    5:19 PM — Jake Gyllenhaal has joked that he understands why some people think he's gay. Speaking on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the Brokeback Mountain star revealed people had mistaken his childhood best friend for his lover.

  • 5th March 2011

    Foster’s deny homophobia in new ad 41

    Foster's advert (Image: Heineken International)

    1:49 PM — Foster's responded to complaints about their latest ad by saying that to promote homophobia "would be totally unacceptable and it has no place in our business."

  • 4th March 2011

    Video: Is the new Foster’s ad homophobic? 104

    Foster's advert (Image: Heineken International)

    2:22 PM — Complaints of homophobia are brewing over the latest TV ad for Foster's lager. "Remember Deano, the following things are not permitted: eye contact, scented candles, power ballads, and do not apply if he's wearing budgie smugglers."

  • Gay networking site Jake renames but loses control of old web address 6

    JakeTM.com currently advertises Staffordshire Web Design

    12:35 PM — The LGBT social network, Jake, changed its name to "Jake & Jacki Connect" and its web address, but failed to update the old site.

  • 3rd March 2011

    Travel: Cape Town – South Africa’s Rainbow City 2

    Cape Town- the rainbow city (photo: Adam Smith)

    6:30 PM — Adam Smith traveled to Cape Town and finds that rainbows everywhere, from tourism board leaflets to the floor at the airport. While there's not handholding to the same degree as Madrid or Amsterdam, it’s evident there are plenty of gay couples out and about, and although there is a lively gay scene, that is certainly not the only place you’ll find the odd homo.

  • 28th February 2011

    Website blaming gays for Christchurch quake shut down 23

    The ChristchurchQuake.net website was hosted in Utah

    9:19 PM — A website that blamed the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, on gay people, has been shut down by its Utah-based web hosting provider, BlueHost. It follows complaints from the readers of PinkNews.co.uk and other LGBT media.

  • 7th December 2010

    GLAAD celebrates 25 years of gay rights campaigning 1

    GLAAD celebrated 25 years

    1:10 PM — The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has celebrated 25 years of campaigning. The group was formed in 1987 in New York to protest the New York Post's reporting of HIV and AIDS.

  • 6th December 2010

    Jamaican gay rights activist found stabbed to death 4

    A member of a gay rights group was found stabbed to death

    4:35 PM — A member of a gay rights organisation has been found stabbed to death in the Jamaican capital of Kingston. The Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG) said that the 26-year-old's body was found behind an insurance company building on Friday.

  • Appeals court hears California gay marriage case 2

    The gay marriage case entered the next round today (Photo: Tim Schapker)

    3:57 PM — A federal appeals court was due to begin hearing a case on California's gay marriage ban today. The Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco will hear arguments around a federal judge's ruling that the ban on gay marriage in the state is unconstitutional.

  • Actress Amber Heard announces she’s a lesbian 12

    Amber Heard said she didn't want to be 'part of the problem' (Photo: gdcgraphics)

    10:56 AM — American actress Amber Heard has officially come out at an awards ceremony in Los Angeles. The star attended the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) 25th anniversary event on Saturday night with her girlfriend Tasya van Ree.

  • 3rd December 2010

    Gay groups’ anger at ‘homophobic’ World Cup hosts Russia and Qatar 24

    Russia and Qatar will hold the 2018 and 2022 World Cups

    2:47 PM — Gay groups have said they are "deeply concerned" by FIFA's decision to award the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar respectively. Homosexuality is illegal in Qatar and can be punished with lashes and jail, while the Russian capital of Moscow has banned gay Pride marches for years.

  • 2nd December 2010

    Illinois senate approves civil unions 7

    Illinois is expected to legalise civil unions

    10:16 AM — The Illinois senate has given a green light to civil marriage legislation by 32-24 votes. Democratic Governor Pat Quinn is expected to sign the bill into law shortly, making Illinois the fifth US state to allow civil unions.

  • 30th November 2010

    Comment: We’ve got to change gay men’s attitudes to cut HIV 48

    Stigma remains in the gay community (Photo: B Hernandez)

    6:27 PM — It’s almost 30 years since the first cases of AIDS were diagnosed and the HIV epidemic among UK gay men shows no real signs of abating. The only way to cut HIV rates is to tackle stigma around the infection, Michael Carter argues.

  • Kenyan gay groups concerned after prime minister says they should be arrested 9

    Kenya criminalises homosexuality

    3:48 PM — Gay groups in Kenya are concerned after the country's president said gays and lesbians should be arrested. Raila Odinga made the remarks at a rally on Sunday in the Nairobi slum of Kibera. He said that men and women caught in the middle of gay and lesbian sex would be detained.

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