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  • 25th January 2010

    Brighton hopes to entice gay American tourists 10

    Brighton is a popular LGBT holiday spot

    4:55 PM — Brighton and Hove city council has joined a campaign to attract more gay US tourists to Britain. The city is thought of as the top LGBT tourist destination in the UK and local tourism bosses are keen to hold onto this position.

  • 22nd January 2010

    Culture chief receiving hate mail over gay Bible exhibition 25

    The exhibition was attacked by Christians

    6:36 PM — The head of Glasgow’s museums and art has described receiving harassment and hate mail after an exhibition on homosexuality and the Bible.

  • 21st January 2010

    Ex-gay therapy survivor testifies at gay marriage trial 8

    The trial examines California's gay marriage ban (Photo: Flickr user joeand)

    5:01 PM — A gay man who was forced to undergo 'reparative therapy' to make him straight has given evidence before a trial on California's gay marriage ban. Ryan Kendall said he knew at age 13 he would not stop being gay.

  • 20th January 2010

    San Diego mayor tells gay marriage trial he was ‘prejudiced’ 6

    Prop 8 banned gay marriage (Photo: Flickr user albany_tim)

    11:44 AM — The mayor of San Diego, Jerry Sanders, testified yesterday before a federal trial on gay marriage how he came to change his mind on the issue. Sanders, a Republican, was opposed to gay marriage but changed his mind after his daughter Lisa revealed she was a lesbian.

  • 19th January 2010

    ‘Homophobe’ expected to become South African ambassador to Uganda 13

    One of Jon Qwelane's Sunday Sun articles

    12:47 PM — A media personality who has been accused of homophobia will reportedly be appointed South Africa's ambassador to Uganda next month. Jon Qwelane has praised Robert Mugabe's "unflinching and unapologetic" stance on homosexuality.

  • 13th January 2010

    China’s state press covers gay wedding 8

    The couple are shown in the top right

    7:20 PM — A state-run Chinese newspaper gave its front page to a gay wedding today. China Daily, an English-language newspaper, featured the wedding of Zeng Anquan and Pan Wenjie, which took place on January 3rd.

  • 8th January 2010

    Portugal votes to legalise gay marriage 30

    Portugal's parliament approved the law

    3:09 PM — Portugal's parliament today voted to legalise marriage for gays and lesbians. The Catholic country will be the sixth in Europe to grant same-sex couples the right to wed, although this will not include adoption rights.

  • 31st December 2009

    Stages set for midnight weddings as fifth US state legalises gay marriage 5

    Gay couples will gather at the New Hampshire State House at midnight to celebrate

    4:20 PM — Legislation in New Hampshire which will eliminate differences between civil unions and straight marriages comes into force on New Year's Day.

  • 18th December 2009

    Washington DC mayor signs gay marriage bill 12

    DC mayor Adrian Fenty supported the bill

    7:15 PM — Washington DC's mayor Adrian Fenty has signed a bill allowing gay marriage in the district. He signed it at a public ceremony at All Souls Church, which has a gay-friendly Unitarian congregation.

  • 16th December 2009

    Rwanda to vote on criminalising homosexuality 31

    Prison terms of up to ten years could be imposed

    11:11 AM — Rwanda's lower house will reportedly vote today on a revision to the penal code which would criminalise homosexuality. It would impose prison sentences of five to ten years, or fines higher than the average yearly wage.

  • 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.

  • 10th October 2005

    Russian Railway Found Guilty of Discrimination for Sexual Orientation

    12:00 AM — A St. Petersburg court has ruled that the Oktyabrskaya Railroad acted illegally in rejecting a man's application to work as a train conductor because he was gay, the plaintiff's lawyer said this past week.

  • 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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