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  • 12th September 2011

    Gay senator David Norris ‘could re-enter race for Irish presidency’ 46

    David Norris will reportedly re-enter the race

    3:04 PM — Openly gay independent senator David Norris could re-enter the race for the Irish presidency, it has been reported. The Sunday Independent reported that he is considering whether to stand again, following a "consistent outpouring of public support".

  • 8th September 2011

    Poll: North Carolina residents oppose gay marriage ban 8

    The poll suggests the move would be opposed by voters (Photo: Ludovic Bertron)

    5:08 PM — A small poll of voters in the US state of North Carolina says that most would vote against a proposed ban on gay marriage. Republican lawmakers announced last week that they will push for a voter referendum on the issue in 2012.

  • Video: US Department of Interior posts ‘It Gets Better’ clip 3

    US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar appears in a film which also contains federal employees from the National Parks Service and the US Geological Survey among others

    9:21 AM — The US Department of the Interior has become the latest US government department to make an 'It Gets Better' film to give support to LGBT teenagers.

  • 7th September 2011

    Kristen Chenoweth on being a Christian and a gay rights supporter 47

    Kristen Chenoweth says she is a liberal Christian

    4:50 PM — US singer and actress Kristen Chenoweth has described how she balances her Christian faith with support for gay rights. The West Wing and Wicked star has been praised for supporting equality and last year, defended her Promises, Promises co-star Sean Hayes after an article said he couldn't play a straight man.

  • 10th June 2011

    Watch: Viral video shows the impact of homophobia 36

    Paul O'Grady as an abused pensioner

    4:12 PM — A viral video by charity Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT) is raising awareness of the devastating impact homophobia can have. The film shows gay celebrities as people facing abuse, harassment, drug addiction and homelessness because of their sexual orientation.

  • 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.

  • 3rd February 2011

    Homophobia ‘can make you ill’, study says 17

    The study looked at cortisol levels in the brain

    4:48 PM — A study has found a link between homophobia and hormonal changes that can lead to illness. According to research from Montreal's Concordia University, people who had suffered homophobia had higher levels of stress hormone cortisol in their brains.

  • 1st February 2011

    Video: George Bush’s wife and daughter support gay marriage 12

    Barbara Bush says gay couples should be allowed to wed

    3:18 PM — Former US president George Bush's daughter has joined his wife in declaring her support for marriage equality. Laura Bush announced last year that she supports same-sex marriage and believes abortion should remain legal.

  • 31st January 2011

    Don’t demonise gays and lesbians, Archbishop of Canterbury warns 30

    The Archbishop warned against 'demonising' language

    2:50 PM — Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has warned against "demonising" gays and lesbians. The Anglican leader was speaking on Friday, two days after the murder of Ugandan gay rights activist David Kato.

  • 26th January 2011

    Gay marriage bill gains support in Maryland 9

    Maryland has been urged to grant gay couples marriage, rather than civil unions (Photo: Ludovic Bertron)

    5:32 PM — A bill to give gay and straight couples equal marriage rights has been introduced in Maryland's House of Delegates.

  • Obama: Gays will serve openly in the military this year 3

    Barack Obama said gay troops would serve openly this year

    2:25 PM — US President Barack Obama mentioned the military gay ban in his State of the Union address yesterday. In the annual address, he called for more support for troops, veterans and their families and acknowledged that some are gay.

  • 18th January 2011

    HIV charity Food Chain wins £1m boost from Elton John AIDS Foundation 7

    Volunteers at a Food Chain kitchen

    3:29 PM — London HIV charity Food Chain has received a £1 million sponsorship from the Elton John AIDS Foundation. The charity, now in its 22nd year, provides vital support to HIV-positive people who are too ill to feed themselves properly.

  • 13th January 2011

    Maryland edges towards gay marriage 5

    Maryland could be next to allow gay marriage (Photo Ludovic Bertron)

    3:44 PM — The governor of the US state of Maryland says he will sign a gay marriage bill into law. The bill is currently progressing through the state Legislature and it is thought to have enough support to pass.

  • 10th January 2011

    Labour leader Ed Miliband calls for progress on gay marriage 46

    Ed Miliband called for progress on marriage equality

    4:20 PM — Labour leader Ed Miliband has called for progress on gay marriage by the end of this year. Speaking on Saturday on the tenth anniversary of the equal age of consent, he said that there was more to do on marriage equality.

  • Former Tory candidate to sue party after being sacked for views on homosexuality 40

    Philip Lardner says he will sue the Tory party

    10:38 AM — A teacher is to sue the Conservative Party after he was sacked as a general election candidate. Philip Lardner, who was selected to fight the North Ayrshire and Arran seat, was suspended from his job and dumped by the party after PinkNews.co.uk revealed he said that homosexuality is wrong and children should not be taught about it in schools.

  • McDonalds blocks access to gay support websites in New Zealand 18

    McDonalds blocks gay websites in New Zealand

    6:25 AM — Fast food chain McDonalds has been accused of censoring gay news and support websites in New Zealand from its free wifi service. The hamburger giant blocks access to GayNZ, a New Zealand equivialent of PinkNews.co.uk as well as a number of LGBT support groups.

  • 6th January 2011

    Rhode Island gay marriage bill re-introduced 7

    Rhode Island is expected to return to the issue of gay marriage

    4:45 PM — A bill to allow gay couples to marry is to be re-introduced today. Democrat representative Arthur Handy told The Providence Journal he has secured the support of 27 so-sponsors and expects to sign up more.

  • 4th January 2011

    Sarah Palin’s retweet hints at gay support 25

    Sarah Palin's tweet was supportive of gay rights, Tammy Bruce claimed

    4:10 PM — Sarah Palin has given a hint of support for gay rights after retweeting a Twitter message by a lesbian conservative commentator.

  • 9th November 2010

    Video: Politicians join Stonewall ‘It Gets Better Today’ campaign 14

    Steve Gilbert MP is among the politicians supporting the campaign

    12:19 PM — Politicians from all of the main parties have added their support to a Stonewall campaign to support gay teenagers. The campaign is inspired by the US YouTube campaign It Gets Better and encourages people to record short videos of support.

  • 29th October 2010

    David Cameron supports gay arts event GFEST 18

    David Cameron sent a message of support to GFEST

    12:02 PM — Prime minister David Cameron has released a message of support for GFEST, London's annual gay arts and culture festival. The two-week festival starts on November 8th and will be held at venues across London.

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