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  • 15th November 2010

    US Supreme Court denies request to lift gay military ban 6

    The ban on out gay soldiers was upheld

    6:01 PM — The US Supreme Court declined a request to lift the ban on out gay troops serving in the military on Friday. In the latest round of the fight to have the law repealed, Republican gay group Log Cabin Republicans asked the court to overturn a lower court's ruling that the ban should remain in place indefinitely.

  • 10th November 2010

    Repeal of military gay ban looks doubtful this year 4

    A survey of troops will be published in three weeks (Photo: US Army)

    4:58 PM — Repealing the US ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military by the end of 2010 now looks less likely. Congress will begin a lame-duck session on Monday and the White House is pushing to repeal the law.

  • 2nd November 2010

    Silvio Berlusconi says it’s ‘better to like pretty women than be gay’ 55

    Mr Berlusconi said his eye for pretty women was better than being gay

    1:56 PM — Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has angered gay groups by saying that having an eye for beautiful women is better than being gay. The premier has been fighting allegations of sexual impropriety in his private life.

  • 26th October 2010

    Gay kissing protest for Pope’s visit to Spain 18

    The Pope will visit Spain next month

    3:08 PM — A gay group is organising a kissing protest to greet Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Spain. The Pope is to tour the country next month and Queer Kissing Flashmob says it will stage the demonstration in front of him during a procession.

  • 22nd October 2010

    Iraqi LGBT celebrates fifth birthday with London charity night

    Iraq is a dangerous place for LGBT people

    4:29 PM — Aid group Iraqi LGBT is to hold a fundraising night in central London next week. The group is celebrating five years of supporting persecuted LGBT Iraqis and claims to have helped save the lives of 100 people.

  • 20th October 2010

    Senator David Norris could be Ireland’s first gay president 11

    David Norris hopes to become Ireland's next president

    11:41 AM — Irish Senator David Norris has revealed that he decided to stand for the presidency after a Facebook group urged him to. The 66-year-old is an independent senator known for his campaigning on gay rights.

  • 24th February 2010

    Plaid Cymru launches LGBT group 15

    Plaid Cyrmu launched PlaidPride.

    12:41 PM — Welsh party Plaid Cyrmu has launched PlaidPride, an affiliated group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people. The party announced the new group at its spring conference in Cardiff last weekend.

  • 9th February 2010

    INTERVIEW: Why I believe in an international day against hate crime 9

    The 17-24-30 group was set up by Mark Healey to mark the 10th anniversary of the London nail bomb attacks

    4:48 PM — Pinknews.co.uk speaks to Mark Healey from community group 17-24-30 about why more needs to be done to combat hate crime.

  • Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell ‘disappointed’ with FA decision 11

    'This last minute cancellation is a big disappointment,' said Mr Tatchell

    3:46 PM — Peter Tatchell of the LGBT rights group, OutRage! claims today that the FA’s decision to cancel the screening of an anti homophobia film, “Has thrown the Football Association’s commitment to tackling homophobia into disarray”

  • 8th February 2010

    Human rights group urges government to stop gay deportation 7

    Last year the government of Burundi criminalised homosexuality, punishing offenders with up to two years in prison

    2:13 PM — Human rights groups have called on the British government to intervene in an asylum case which could see openly gay Alvin Gahimbaze deported to Burundi.

  • 4th February 2010

    David Cameron refuses to call Polish allies homophobic 87

    Cameron would not call his European allies homophobic

    11:29 AM — Tory leader David Cameron has defended his party's European alliances with the Polish Law and Justice Party but has refused to call them homophobic, saying the Liberal Democrats also have anti-gay allies.

  • 3rd February 2010

    Gay animal rights group ‘denied place in Sydney Mardi Gras’ 10

    Sydney Mardi Gras is to be held this month

    6:39 PM — An animal rights group have complained they were denied a float at this year's Sydney Mardi Gras. Animal Liberation NSW said it was deemed "not queer enough" to warrant a place in the procession.

  • 14th January 2010

    Lesbian UKIP MEP leaves European group 7

    Nikki Sinclaire left her party's group (Photo; Euro Realist Newsletter)

    3:20 PM — A lesbian MEP for the UK Independence Party has left the group her party joined in the European Parliament. Nikki Sinclaire announced this week that she was leaving the Europe of Freedom and Democracy group.

  • 13th January 2010

    Man convicted for homophobic attack on gay teenagers 10

    The case was heard at Blackburn magistrates' court

    2:02 PM — A 19-year-old man was found guilty yesterday of a homophobic attack on two gay teenagers. Michael Lee Hannan shouted that he hated gays before punching and headbutting the pair, aged 17 and 18, Blackburn magistrates' court heard.

  • 6th January 2010

    Amnesty International joins calls for release of gay Malawi couple 4

    Amnesty International called for the men's release

    5:15 PM — Human rights organisation Amnesty International has joined the calls for a gay couple in Malawi to be released from prison. The group said that Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, who were arrested on December 28th, were "prisoners of conscience".

  • 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.

  • 5th January 2010

    Malawi gay marriage trial expected next week 6

    The couple's arrest has been widely reported

    4:28 PM — The trial of two gay men arrested for holding a wedding party in Malawi is expected to begin on January 15th. Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza are being held in custody in Chichiri Prison and were denied bail by a judge yesterday.

  • Anti-gay hate preacher’s march may be banned 85

    Anjem Choudary has not given a date for the proposed march

    12:11 PM — An attempt by an anti-gay Muslim preacher to hold a march in a British town may be blocked by home secretary Alan Johnson. Islam4UK, headed by Anjem Choudary, plans to march through Wootton Bassett, a town famous for honouring soldiers killed abroad.

  • 23rd December 2009

    Women hurt in homophobic attack in Plymouth 6

    Police are appealing for witnesses

    11:55 AM — Two young women were injured in Plymouth when they were attacked outside a bar. The pair, one in her teens and one in her early 20s, told police they were attacked by a group of men outside Goodbody's cafe and bar at around 3.15am on Monday morning.

  • 22nd December 2009

    INTERVIEW: Why we need a London AIDS Memorial 35

    Organisations, individuals already involved in HIV/AIDS projects and club promoters have all put their names forward to help

    4:29 PM — PinkNews.co.uk speaks to London scene legend Gary Henshaw about why he is pushing for permanent London AIDS memorial in the capital. The London AIDS memorial group was founded on December 1st 2009 by Gary Henshaw and Swarmite Ananda. Its aim is to provide a permanent AIDS memorial where people can gather to remember the ones who 'succumbed, dying bravely, defiantly and with no knowledge of the battle ahead.'

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