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  • 23rd May 2011

    Surrey newspaper goes pink to celebrate gay award 12

    The Surrey Comet's pink masthead

    12:24 PM — The Surrey Comet turned its masthead pink last week to celebrate winning an award from a local gay and lesbian group. The newspaper won a 'Heart of Equality’ award from the charity Gay Surrey last Tuesday, which was the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO).

  • 1st November 2010

    Updated: Ugandan newspaper ordered to stop outing gay men 16

    Rolling Stone has published the names, photos and addresses of gays and lesbians

    3:17 PM — Ugandan newspaper Rolling Stone has been ordered to stop outing gay men and lesbians. The publication, no relation to the US magazine, began publishing the names of gays and lesbians last month. In a previous issue, it carried a banner stating that the individuals should be hanged.

  • 31st October 2010

    Stephen Fry claims The Observer has portrayed him as “the Antichrist” over straight sex comments 33

    Stephen Fry said the comments were inaccurate

    8:35 PM — Actor, author and broadcaster Stephen Fry has used his Twitter account to condemn The Observer newspaper for portraying him as "the antichrist" in relation to comments he made to the gay magazine Attitude. In an interview, Fry is reported to have said he feels sorry for straight men because women only want sex in order to have a relationship.

  • 22nd October 2010

    Ugandan gays and lesbians ‘attacked after being outed’ 7

    There have been reports of attacks on gays and lesbians

    5:20 PM — Several gays and lesbians in Uganda say they have been attacked after a newspaper published their names, photographs and addresses. After the Rolling Stone newspaper called for them to be hanged, a gay activist in the country says that one woman was almost killed when her neighbours pelted her house with stones.

  • 20th October 2010

    Ugandan newspaper publishes ‘list of gays’ and calls for executions 28

    Uganda introduced a bill last year to execute gays and lesbians

    5:22 PM — A Ugandan newspaper has published the names, addresses and photographs of the country's "top" gays and lesbians. Rolling Stone, which has no connection to the US magazine of the same name, had a banner across its front page which read "hang them".

  • 18th February 2010

    Comment: The PCC should not be dismantled 37

    Stephen Gately died last October

    4:31 PM — The Press Complaints Commission made the correct decision about Jan Moir's article on Stephen Gately. Despite the inevitable calls for it to be dismantled and replaced with a statutory body, a free press is the watchdog of a true democracy.

  • 8th February 2010

    Browne: Being gay in business “was simply unacceptable” 12

    The former chief executive of BP was forced to resign after allegations made by his ex-boyfriend were publicised

    3:20 PM — In his first major interview since being ‘outed’ by a Sunday newspaper, former BP CEO Lord Browne has spoken about the difficulties that gay men face in business. In a wide ranging interview with The Sunday Times, the 61 year old spoke openly about his years in the closet and how he has used his experiences to help others.

  • 21st January 2010

    Ugandan MP says he may amend anti-gay bill 6

    David Bahati said he may amend the bill

    5:52 PM — The MP who tabled Uganda's anti-homosexuality bill has said he may amend parts of it. David Bahati had previously refused to change provisions which would impose the death penalty or life imprisonment on gays, saying they would protect the "traditional family".

  • 18th January 2010

    US student newspaper apologises for ‘gay-bashing’ cartoon 25

    The cartoon was published last Wednesday

    6:38 PM — The student newspaper of Notre Dame University in Indiana has had to apologise for a cartoon which joked about attacking gays.

  • 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.

  • 4th January 2010

    Trans woman wins complaint against newspaper for ‘tranny’ headline 22

    The Sunday Life was found in breach of one part of the code

    1:14 PM — The Press Complaints Commission has ruled that a Belfast newspaper breached the press code of practice for calling a trans woman a "tranny". Keira McCormack complained she had been deeply insulted by the November 1st 2009 article in the Sunday Life.

  • 21st December 2009

    Culture secretary Ben Bradshaw criticised for Sri Lankan Christmas holiday 33

    Ben Bradshaw is the Culture Secretary

    12:02 AM — The Independent on Sunday reports that human rights campaigners have questioned whether openly gay culture secretary Ben Bradshaw should have decided to hold his Christmas holiday on the island of Sri Lanka.

  • 14th December 2009

    Archbishop of Canterbury makes first public statement on Uganda’s anti-gay law 28

    Dr Rowan Williams said the bill was "shocking"

    11:49 AM — The Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has made his first public statement on the proposed anti-gay bill passing through Uganda's parliament.

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