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  • 25th March 2013

    US: GLAAD alters its mission statement to include trans and bisexual focus 4

    2:35 PM — The organisation has formally dropped the words ‘Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’ from its name, to now include more focus on transgender and bisexual people.

  • 7th June 2012

    Boy Scouts of America to review gay leader ban 15

    Zach Wahls delivers the petition (Photo: Change.org)

    4:03 PM — Presented with a 275,000 strong petition, the Boy Scouts of America will review a motion to allow individual units to lift the ban on gay leaders if they choose, but a spokesman has said there is no plan to amend the policy.

  • 13th January 2012

    US group aims for ‘dot gay’ web domain 19

    The group wants .gay to be an "empowering resource" (Photo: Flickr user Adikos)

    10:45 AM — As applications for new top level domains on the web open today, an American group is trying to secure '.gay' for the LGBT community, saying it will make it "an exemplary beacon of social entrepreneurship and an empowering resource".

  • 4th January 2012

    George Michael slams “twisted” prayer for his death 78

    The singer praised "admirable, generous and loving" Christians

    10:35 AM — Recovering from pneumonia, George Michael has slammed a fundamentalist organisation which told people to pray for his death, but praised the "admirable, generous and loving" Christians in his life.

  • 20th December 2011

    “Ex-gay” group promoted in Caribbean as US arm faces “financial oblivion” 34

    A similar advert which ran in the Trinidad Sunday Express

    2:46 PM — A full-page advert denouncing homosexuality and promoting Exodus International, a group which advocates "ex-gay" therapies, has appeared in a Jamaican newspaper amid reports the organisation is facing bankruptcy in the US.

  • 1st December 2011

    Video: One in three young people “would fear telling parents about HIV” 43

    One in five respondents thought their parents would not want people to know if they had HIV (Photo: Shannon Yeh)

    2:10 PM — A survey by the British Red Cross has found one in three young people in Britain would be scared to tell their parents if they were HIV positive. While 20% of respondents also said their parents would not want them to tell anyone else if they were living with HIV, 69% said they believed their parents would love them either way.

  • 17th November 2011

    Marcus Bachmann “demands clinic cancellation fees” from gay rights group 24

    A recording has been released of Marcus Bachmann demanding fees which total $150 (Photo: David Shankbone)

    11:46 AM — Presidential candidate's husband has pursued Truth Wins Out for $150 of cancellation fees after its undercover report on him, the organisation claims.

  • 9th November 2011

    National homophobic bullying charity launches in London 19

    Suran Dickson (far left) joins supporters at the launch (Photo: Stacey Osborne)

    2:03 PM — The Home Secretary delivered a speech at Westminster wishing the organisation well on tackling homophobia and transphobia in schools.

  • 31st October 2011

    Trust which demoted Christian housing manager feared loss of gay award 61

    Mr Smith is suing his former employer for loss of earnings

    1:48 PM — Adrian Smith's demotion and pay cut were seen by many to be too severe, as housing trust sought to protect award for supporting gay youth.

  • 17th October 2011

    Stonewall seeks new trustees 7

    Stonewall is looking for new trustees

    3:16 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall is seeking new trustees. The current chair and deputy chair, David Isaac and Liz Grant, will complete their terms next year and the organisation is seeking to replace them, as well as appointing a number of other trustees.

  • 14th September 2011

    Speaker launches gay rights group Kaleidoscope 39

    Bisi Alimi said Kaleidoscope would ask gay Africans what help they need

    10:50 AM — New gay rights group Kaleidoscope has been launched by its honorary president Speaker John Bercow. A reception was held in parliament last night to celebrate the new non-profit organisation, which seeks to help LGBT people and rights movements around the world.

  • 10th February 2011

    Ricky Martin honoured for promoting gay rights 23

    Ricky Martin will be honoured by GLAAD

    4:04 PM — Ricky Martin is to be honoured by GLAAD for raising the profile of gay rights. The star will received the Vito Russo Award at the organisation's annual awards next month.

  • 10th January 2011

    UUP leader Tom Elliott will meet gay community 4

    The UUP leader said he would meet a gay rights group

    3:35 PM — The leader of the Ulster Unionist Party, Tom Elliott, is to meet a gay rights organisation. He said in September that he would refuse to attend gay rights parades or GAA matches if elected leader of the party.

  • 6th January 2011

    Turkish LGBT group shut down by court 35

    Another Turkish gay group has been ordered to close

    2:36 PM — Another Turkish LGBT organisation has been ordered to close. A criminal court in Bursa, north-west Turkey, ruled that the Rainbow Association must shut down after claims its members had engaged in prostitution. The group denies the allegations.

  • 22nd December 2009

    Ugandan President threatens to reject homophobic bill 28

    US newspaper DC Agenda claims that President Yoweri Museveni pledged to reject the bill

    3:00 PM — The President of Uganda has threatened to veto the a controversial new bill that could see homosexuals sentenced to the death penalty or lifetime imprisonment. US newspaper DC Agenda claims that President Yoweri Museveni pledged to US secretary of state for African affairs Jonnie Carson on two separate occasions that he would reject the bill currently making its way through parliament.

  • 14th December 2009

    UN officials says Uganda may lose AIDS research centre 5

    Uganda could lose the AIDS research institute

    7:12 PM — Uganda may lose the chance to host a major AIDS research institution if its parliament passes a bill against homosexuality, a United Nations official has said.

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