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  • 30th December 2009

    The gay highs and lows of 2009 13

    Will 2010 see a prime minister marching with the Pride parade?

    7:07 PM — A look back at the best and worst moments for LGBT causes in 2009. While sports stars came out and politicians rushed to stand up for gay rights, the year was marred by the death of a much-loved pop star and a string of violent homophobic attacks.

  • Gay Malawi couple plead not guilty to indecency charges 5

    The couple are expected to ask for bail on Monday

    2:12 PM — A gay couple in Malawi who held a wedding ceremony last weekend have denied charges of gross public indecency. Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza had a traditional ceremony in the south African country on Saturday.

  • 29th December 2009

    Former club drug addict relaunches support website

    Jay Evans has relaunched his support website

    4:41 PM — A man who recovered from addiction to club drug GBL has relaunched his support website for other addicts. Jay Evans has put knowghb.org.uk back online educate and assist those in the UK affected by GHB and GBL.

  • 24th December 2009

    Ethics minister says Uganda’s death penalty for gays will be ditched 49

    James Nsaba Buturo said the death penalty would be ditched

    11:26 AM — The Ugandan minister for ethics and integrity has suggested that the country will ditch its plans to execute gays in favour of life imprisonment. James Nsaba Buturo said this would allow authorities to rehabilitate gays.

  • 23rd December 2009

    Lithuanian parliament revises ‘gay ban’ law 10

    Lithuania's parliament revised the law

    5:09 PM — Lithuania has revised a controversial law banning the "promotion" of homosexuality. The country's parliament voted 58-4, with 25 abstentions, to amend the law. It prohibited the "public dissemination" of any materials which could be seen to promote homosexuality.

  • 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.

  • 21st December 2009

    Exclusive: Eurocreme CEO speaks to PinkNews.co.uk about the bareback porn debate 19

    Eurocreme was founded in the United Kingdom by director Max Lincoln, whose first film was 'DreamBoy', released in 2002.

    3:09 PM — Max Lincoln, CEO of one of Europe's largest gay pornography producers 'Eurocreme', speaks exclusively to PinkNews.co.uk about his decision to stop producing bareback porn.

  • 18th December 2009

    Ugandan parliament to debate anti-gay bill today 15

    Uganda's parliament will debate the bill today

    12:40 PM — Uganda's anti-homosexuality bill will be discussed in the country's parliament today. It is thought that this debate will follow a second reading and a vote will be taken in January after a third reading.

  • 17th December 2009

    Tatchell says BBC ‘invited’ homophobia 10

    Peter Tatchell criticised the BBC

    1:11 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has criticised the BBC for allowing online readers to debate whether gays should be executed. He praised open debate but said the BBC put forward a "weak" argument against the question.

  • BBC ditches ‘Should homosexuals be executed?’ debate title after complaints 43

    The two different titles of the debate

    12:54 AM — Following outrage across the web, the BBC has renamed a premoderated debate on its 'Have Your Say' website from "Should homosexuals face execution?" to "Should Uganda debate gay execution?" Politicians from all the main parties have expressed revulsion at the BBC's handling of the debate.

  • 16th December 2009

    BBC defends debate on gay executions in Uganda 40

    BBC editors said the question was "challenging"

    7:24 PM — BBC editors have defended allowing online readers to debate whether gays in Uganda should be executed. The discussion, on the broadcaster's Have Your Say feature, asked: "Should homosexuals face execution?"

  • Gay US students want mixed-sex dorm rooms 7

    LGBT students want the option of mixed-sex rooms

    6:53 PM — LGBT students in the US are campaigning for mixed-sex college rooms, saying many of them feel more comfortable living with someone of the opposite gender.

  • 15th December 2009

    Lesbian couple win UK appeal over Gibraltar’s housing policy 2

    The couple won their case in the UK

    4:11 PM — A lesbian couple who were refused a joint tenancy in government housing in Gibraltar have won their UK appeal. Three years ago, the Housing Allocation Committee refused to grant the unnamed couple a joint tenancy on the basis that they were unmarried.

  • 14th December 2009

    Coalition calls on Lords to reject religious exemptions in Equality Bill 12

    The bill will have its second reading in the Lords tomorrow

    12:36 PM — A coalition of liberal religious and social justice groups is calling on the House of Lords to reject religious opt-outs from the Equality Bill. The bill is scheduled for its second reading in the Lords tomorrow.

  • 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.

  • 10th October 2005

    Teacher “Tried To Out 11 Year Olds as Gay”

    12:00 AM — A Florida elementary school teacher has resigned amid allegations he attempted to force two male sixth grade students (equivalent to the UK's Year 7) to hold hands in front of classmates and announce to the room they were gay.

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