20th December 2011
Brandon McInerney receives 21 year prison sentence for gay school shooting 48
9:51 AM — A US court has sentenced Brandon McInerney, the Californian student who last month pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of gay classmate Larry King, to 21 years in prison. The prison sentence is part of a plea bargain he made with the court in Ventura County, California.
19th December 2011
Sentencing due today in case of US gay school shooting 17
10:49 AM — A court in the US is due to sentence Brandon McInerney, the Californian student who last month pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of gay classmate Larry King. The district attorney’s office said as part of the plea deal that he would serve 11 years for voluntary manslaughter and 10 years for the use of a firearm, but will not serve time for the murder.
1st December 2011
Comment: Information and early diagnosis will be key to tackling HIV 4
9:41 AM — Deborah Jack from the National AIDS Trust highlights the need to improve HIV education and resources, especially for people living outside the capital, this World AIDS Day.
25th November 2011
New HIV prevention campaign asks businesses to help promote condom use 18
9:42 AM — 'Clever Dick / Smart Arse' will see 100,000 condoms distributed around the country and aims to promote the awareness of the role they play in reducing risk during sex.
22nd November 2011
McInerney admits second degree murder charge for gay school shooting 22
11:01 AM — After a retrial, McInerney, who was 14 when he shot his gay classmate, will serve 21 years in prison. A plea deal means he will serve the time for voluntary manslaughter and use of a firearm.
15th November 2011
BBC’s Business Editor Robert Peston defended for use of “Queer Street” term 53
10:02 AM — Robert Peston used the term on his BBC blog, and faced a brief backlash on Twitter from users who described it as homophobic, before many more rallied to his defence.
14th November 2011
Focus on homophobic speech for Anti-Bullying Week 19
10:29 AM — Nearly all secondary school teachers in a recent poll reported hearing the word "gay" used pejoratively.
2nd November 2011
Gay marriage opponents caught using Obama rally photos 26
1:13 PM — The National Organization for Marriage launched its new website last week with photographs of crowds that had been taken at a rally for Obama.
14th September 2011
PayPal won’t announce action against ‘gay hatred’ groups 47
3:47 PM — PayPal has responded to calls for it to cancel the accounts of faith groups accused of promoting hate against gay people. The e-payments service said it could not comment on individual accounts and has to take "freedom of religion" into account.
7th September 2011
US medical schools ‘don’t provide enough LGBT training’ 5
5:07 PM — A study of American medical schools suggests that they are not giving students enough training on lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender issues. According to the research, most medical schools provide just five hours on LGBT health issues, while one third offer no training on the matter at all.
7th December 2010
Atlanta pays $1 million to gay bar raided by police 7
11:20 AM — The US city of Atlanta has agreed to pay $1 million to a gay bar raided by police last year. The Atlanta Eagle was raided in September 2009 and patrons said officers subjected them to excessive force and homophobic abuse.
21st November 2010
Pope says male prostitutes could use condoms as first step in their ‘moralisation’ 27
5:05 PM — Sexual health charities, politicians and gay rights campaigners have welcomed what appears to be a relaxation in Pope Benedict XVI's opposition to the use of condoms. In an interview for a book that is due to be published this week, the Pontiff argued that in some cases, the use of condoms can be the first step in the direction of "moralisation" of an individual.
15th February 2010
GLAAD demands apology over John Mayer’s ‘fag’ comment 12
1:10 PM — After offending Jessica Simpson fans and being accused of being a racist, John Mayer has now been attacked by GLAAD for his recent Playboy interview.
14th December 2009
Author Jeanette Winterson attacks ‘anti-gay’ tabloids 12
3:36 PM — Lesbian author Jeanette Winterson has attacked the 'negative' use of the word lesbian in newspapers. Writing on her blog, the Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit author complained that tabloids tended to emphasise the sexual orientation of gay or lesbian criminals.