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  • 23rd November 2010

    Teenage girls ‘kicked gay man as he lay unconscious’

    Ian Baynham died last year after being attacked in Trafalgar Square

    3:05 PM — Two teenage girls taunted a gay man and then kicked him as he lay unconscious, a court has heard. Ruby Thomas and Rachel Burke are accusing of stamping and kicking Ian Baynham, a 63-year-old civil servant who died 18 days after he was knocked to the floor last September in Trafalgar Square.

  • 19th November 2010

    Video: Prime minister David Cameron tells bullied gay kids ‘things will get better’ 39

    David Cameron recorded a message for gay teenagers

    2:44 PM — Prime minister David Cameron has added his voice to a campaign to support bullied gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans youngsters. Mr Cameron recorded a video message for gay charity Stonewall in which he urged bullied teens to talk to someone about their problems.

  • 17th November 2010

    May scraps ‘ridiculous’ equality duty but promises new action on anti-gay bullying 35

    Home Secretary Theresa May scrapped the public body equality duty

    12:56 PM — Schools will be given new powers to deal with homophobic and transphobic bullying and measures to delete historic sex convictions will be in the Freedom Bill, Home Secretary Theresa May announced today. She also said that an equality duty on public bodies would be scrapped.

  • 16th November 2010

    Gay Metro proposal – he said yes! 36

    Today's front cover of the Metro

    3:59 PM — His proposal on the front cover of Metro today was slightly overshadowed by a heterosexual couple but Jon Ireland is celebrating this afternoon after his boyfriend agreed to tie the knot.

  • 4th November 2010

    Christina Aguilera tells gay kids ‘just be yourself’ 3

    Christina Aguilera told gay kids "it gets better"

    3:41 PM — Pop star Christina Aguilera has added her support to Stonewall's campaign against homophobic bullying. The charity has begun a new campaign called It Gets Better... Today, which is inspired by the US YouTube campaign It Gets Better.

  • 2nd November 2010

    Lesbian PC killed herself after being ‘victimised’ 4

    A verdict of suicide was recorded

    6:36 PM — A lesbian police officer killed herself after being bullied about her sexuality and appearance, an inquest heard today. Lara Goldie, 28, was found hanged at her Hackney flat in June.

  • 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.

  • 28th October 2010

    Gay arts festival Homotopia kicks off 2

    Homotopia begins today

    5:13 PM — Liverpool's seventh annual Homotopia festival begins today. The month-long event showcases the best in LGBT art and culture, including dance, cabaret, poetry, literature, film and exhibitions.

  • 26th October 2010

    Trans woman’s murderer guilty of rape 2

    Neil MacMillan was found guilty of rape

    7:27 PM — A man convicted of murdering trans woman Andrea Waddell has been found guilty of raping another woman. Neil MacMillan, 41, of Brighton, was found guilty today of raping the woman in her twenties five weeks before he strangled Ms Waddell, a sex worker.

  • 25th February 2010

    Australian Senate rejects gay marriage bill 13

    The Senate rejected the bill

    2:57 PM — The Australian Senate today rejected a bill to give equal marriage rights to gay citizens. The bill was introduced by the Greens but was defeated 45-5, just days before the world's biggest gay celebration, Sydney Mardi Gras.

  • 23rd February 2010

    US Army will not accept temporary ban on gay firings 7

    Army chiefs said they would not accept a temporary ban

    5:52 PM — US Army chiefs told a Senate hearing today that they would oppose attempts to implement a temporary ban on firings of out gay servicemembers.

  • 18th February 2010

    Tatchell attacks PCC ruling on Jan Moir 39

    Peter Tatchell said the PCC should be disbanded

    6:36 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has criticised the Press Complaints Commission for rejecting complaints over Daily Mail writer Jan Moir. Mr Tatchell argued that the watchdog should be disbanded.

  • 17th February 2010

    Pope may be invited on BBC’s Thought for the Day 39

    The Pope may be asked to present Thought for the Day

    5:59 PM — The BBC is in talks with the Pope for him to give the Thought of the Day on Radio 4's Today programme. The Pope is to visit the UK in September and BBC director-general Mark Thompson, a devout Catholic, is understood to have visited the Vatican to discuss BBC coverage of the trip.

  • Inquest hears Alexander McQueen hanged himself 1

    Alexander McQueen was found dead last week

    1:02 PM — The inquest opened into the death of Alexander McQueen heard today that the fashion designer had hanged himself. McQueen, 40, was found hanging in a wardrobe by his cleaner at his Mayfair home on Thursday February 11th, ten days after his mother died.

  • 12th February 2010

    Alexander McQueen hanged himself on the eve of mother’s funeral 36

    Alexander McQueen killed himself after his mother's death

    12:56 PM — Fashion designer Alexander McQueen killed himself the day before his mother's funeral. His mother Joyce died on February 2nd and McQueen, whose real name was Lee, reportedly refused to get out of bed since her death.

  • 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.

  • 27th January 2010

    Ted Haggard ‘cured’ of gay urges, wife claims 63

    Ted Haggard: 'Cured' of gay urges

    6:00 PM — The wife of disgraced US pastor Ted Haggard says counselling has successfully freed him of his gay urges and made their marriage "better than ever".

  • 26th January 2010

    Tatchell ‘surprised’ at third of British people who still believe homosexuality is wrong 24

    Peter Tatchell said he was surprised at the survey's findings

    5:23 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has expressed surprise at the results of a survey into social attitudes, saying he expected a greater change in the numbers who accepted homosexuality.

  • 15th January 2010

    Mr Gay China pageant shut down by police 20

    Mr Gay China was cancelled today

    1:25 PM — China's first gay pageant has been shut down by police for apparently not following the correct procedures. The event was scheduled to begin today in Beijing, with eight contestants fighting for the chance to represent their country at the Mr Gay World competition later this year.

  • 14th January 2010

    Bercow hopes for Westminster civil partnerships before May 9

    Gay MPs could have their civil partnerships in parliament in the spring

    7:12 PM — Speaker John Bercow said today that he hopes civil partnerships for gay MPs will be held in parliament in the next few months.

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