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  • 24th May 2010

    Lesbian pastor officially recognised by Evangelical Lutheran Church 3

    The issue of same-sex relationships remains divisive in the USA

    6:06 PM — The Reverend Mary Albing, who has been pastor at Lutheran Church of Christ the Redeemer in south Minneapolis since 2003, was finally officially recognised by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) this Sunday.

  • 23rd February 2010

    Figure skater shrugs off ‘homophobic’ remarks 29

    Johnny Weir in 2008 (Photo: David W Carmichael)

    4:01 PM — A flamboyant American figure skater has shrugged off 'homophobic' remarks made about him by sports commentators. Johnny Weir has been the butt of jokes made by a number of commentators in the past week.

  • 16th February 2010

    London’s Lesbian and Gay Film Festival to open next month 2

    The film festival begins next month

    6:21 PM — The 24th Lesbian and Gay Film Festival is to take place in London next month at the British Film Institute. The event will be held between 17th and 31st March 2010 at the BFI Southbank.

  • 15th February 2010

    Sydney Mardi Gras attacked for being ‘too corporate’ 12

    Sydney Mardi Gras was accused of having become too corporate

    4:09 PM — The world's biggest gay festival, Sydney Mardi Gras, has been criticised for being too interested in corporate relationships, rather than community values and local activism.

  • 11th February 2010

    UK’s only gay bookshop hit by huge rent rise 17

    Gay's The Word has been hit by a rent hike

    11:05 AM — The UK's only bookshop catering exclusively for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people has been hit by a 25 per cent rent increase. The manager of London-based Gay's The Word, Jim MacSweeney, said he was "appalled" by Camden council's decision.

  • 9th February 2010

    Archbishop of Canterbury ‘profoundly sorry’ for comments on homosexuality 26

    The Archbishop called for unity over gay clergy and female bishops

    7:11 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams apologised yesterday for statements he has made about gay people in the church. He said he was "profoundly sorry" for giving the impression of "ignoring or undervaluing" human realities.

  • 2nd February 2010

    New chick for lesbian albatrosses 8

    The albatross pair are looking after their new chick (Photo: James Preston)

    11:23 AM — A pair of lesbian royal albatrosses in New Zealand have welcomed their first chick into the world. The couple, who live at Royal Albatross Colony on South Island, are not unique, but it is particularly unusual for lesbian albatrosses to successfully incubate an egg.

  • 28th January 2010

    Irish civil partnerships bill progresses through parliament 17

    The Irish parliament is considering the civil partnerships bill

    4:59 PM — A bill to allow gay couples the right to civil partnerships is making progress through the Irish parliament. It was presented to parliament in December and completed its second stage in the Dail yesterday. It will now go to a committee for further scrutiny.

  • Students protest after US campus newspaper apologises for anti-gay cartoon 9

    The cartoon was criticised for being anti-gay

    12:46 PM — More than 100 students and staff members protested at an Indiana university yesterday to call for policies against discrimination. The protest followed an apology from the student newspaper for an anti-gay cartoon.

  • Obama promises to end military gay ban 15

    Obama said he would work to lift the ban this year

    10:47 AM — US President Barack Obama promised to end the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military last night. He said he would work with Congree and the military "this year".

  • 21st January 2010

    NHS review calls for clearer cervical cancer guidance for lesbians 2

    The report urged more guidance for lesbians

    3:36 PM — An NHS review on cervical cancer has said that more should be done to raise awareness of cervical cancer in lesbians. Historically, it was believed that the HPV virus, one of the causes of cervical cancer, could only be transmitted through sexual contact with men.

  • 13th January 2010

    Lady Gaga, Glambert and Glee up for GLAAD awards 4

    Adam Lambert was one nominee

    2:13 PM — Nominees for the most gay-friendly films, television programmes and performers have been announced by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

  • 11th January 2010

    Report calls for more encouragement of gay would-be MPs 5

    The report called for more encouragement of gay candidates

    12:40 PM — A report from the Speaker's Conference has recommended a number of measures to encourage more gay people to stand as MPs. The suggestions include allowing gay MPs to have civil partnerships in Westminister and drawing up a code of conduct for campaigning.

  • 7th January 2010

    New South Wales government upholds gay adoption ban 7

    The adoption ban will remain (Photo: D Sharon Pruitt)

    4:13 PM — The Australian state of New South Wales has opted to continue a ban on gay couples adopting. Although a parliamentary inquiry had recommended that changing the law would be in the best interests of children, the state government said there was not enough evidence of support for it.

  • 29th December 2009

    Lesbian Vampire Killers ‘biggest movie flop of 2009′ 9

    Lesbian Vampire Killers was voted the worst film

    2:27 PM — A poll of 20,000 people has rated Lesbian Vampire Killers the worst movie of 2009. The comedy-horror film by Gavin and Stacey stars James Corden and Matthew Horne, was almost universally panned for its lads mag humour and "moronic" script.

  • 23rd December 2009

    Katy Perry in trouble over ‘transphobic’ tweet 19

    Katy Perry: attacked by GLAAD

    2:48 PM — Katy Perry has been accused of transphobia after using Twitter to mock a photo of trans man. The singer, who found fame with her faux-lesbian hit I Kissed A Girl, posted a photo of a naked man with a beard, hairy chest and breasts.

  • 21st December 2009

    Happy fourth anniversary for civil partnerships 40

    Today is the fourth anniversary of civil partnerships

    10:35 AM — Today marks the fourth anniversary of civil partnerships in England and Wales. Although Scotland celebrated its first civil partnership on December 20th 2005 due to a misunderstanding over the date, today marks the fourth anniversary for gay couples in England and Wales.

  • 18th December 2009

    Convictions for homophobic hate crime increase 5

    The CPS figures showed convictions were increasing

    4:28 PM — Figures from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have shown a ten per cent rise in four years in the numbers of people being convicted for homophobic and transphobic hate crimes.

  • 17th December 2009

    Gay Christian group welcomes assurances from Archbishop of Canterbury on Uganda’s anti-gay bill 7

    The Archbishop's office said he condemned the bill

    2:02 PM — The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement has received assurances from the Archbishop of Canterbury's office that he condemns the proposed anti-homosexuality bill currently before the Ugandan parliament.

  • Homophobic singer Buju Banton ‘innocent’ of drug charges 22

    Banton is said to be confident he will be exonerated

    11:45 AM — Buju Banton, the homophobic Jamaican reggae star, is innocent of the drug charges against him, his lawyer has said. The Grammy-nominated singer was arrested last Thursday in Miami.

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