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  • 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.

  • 16th December 2011

    Gay Wikileaks soldier Bradley Manning’s pre-trial hearing begins today 73

    Bradley Manning faces more than 30 charges

    12:34 PM — The pre-trial hearing of Bradley Manning, the gay soldier accused of sending sensitive documents to the Wikileaks website, begins today in the US state of Marlyand.

  • 6th December 2011

    Call for views on gay marriage before Scottish consultation closes 10

    The Equality Network is urging responses before the consultation closes on Friday (Photo: Flickr user Adikos)

    11:55 AM — The Equality Network is calling for equal marriage supporters to have their say in the government's public consultation on extending marriage rights to gay couples before Friday's deadline.

  • 60,000 petition Nigerian President not to sign anti-gay law 56

    A protester in New York, where the petition was delivered (Photo: AllOut)

    10:19 AM — Activists have delivered a copy of a 60,000-strong global petition addressed to the Nigerian President, urging him not to sign in new laws that target gays. At the end of last month, the Nigerian Senate voted through a bill criminalising gay relationships, with prison sentences of up to 14 years.

  • 1st December 2011

    Study finds 30% of UK adults “need more information about HIV” 19

    The online survey was undertaken by Durex

    2:25 PM — Almost a third of UK adults have said they need more information about HIV, according to a new survey. 34% of men and 26% of women believe they do not know enough about the virus in answers to questions posed online by Durex.

  • 22nd November 2011

    Video: Dutch anti-gay bullying website reports 200 cases in less than a month 2

    The Dutch LGBT support group COC has been raising awareness about the problem in schools.

    12:22 PM — At least half of all Dutch LGBT pupils do not feel safe enough to be open about their sexuality. Gay Kraut’s new website is designed to give advice on combatting anti-gay hatred and homophobic violence.

  • 21st November 2011

    Birmingham’s Nightingale Club goes into administration 14

    The club first opened in 1969.

    11:25 AM — Several separate consortiums are understood to be planning to bid for the assets and lease of the venue. The administration process is expected to be concluded in less than two months.

  • 21st October 2011

    Stonewall launches gay-friendly job website 22

    Gay jobseekers can find gay-friendly vacancies (Photo: Jyri)

    10:27 AM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has launched a job website with vacancies from gay-friendly employers. ProudEmployers.org.uk lists jobs with employers such as Credit Suisse, BP and De Montford University - all of whom are members of the charity's Diversity Champions programme.

  • 30th September 2011

    New website lists gay-friendly therapists 35

    The directory is aimed at LGBT clients and therapists

    4:55 PM — A new website allows LGBT people to find sensitive, non-judgemental therapists and counsellors. Soho-based counselling group Pink Therapy says its online directory will help LGBT people avoid therapists who believe they are mentally ill.

  • 23rd September 2011

    Ten Italian MPs accused of being ‘gay hypocrites’ 34

    Italy does not allow gay marriage or adoption (Photo: Vaughan Leiberum)

    5:46 PM — Ten Italian MPs have been accused of being "gay hypocrites". A US-based blog named the politicians, who include right-wing MPs and members of Silvio Berlusconi's ruling party, and said they were secretly gay.

  • 19th September 2011

    Brian Souter says society may ‘implode’ if ‘traditional marriage’ falls 100

    Brian Souter says 'traditional' viewpoints are becoming marginalised

    12:03 PM — Scottish entrepreneur and SNP donor Brian Souter says society is in danger of "imploding" if "traditional marriage" declines. The businessman, who fought to save Section 28 ten years ago, was answering questions about his views on gay marriage.

  • 13th September 2011

    New York clerk refuses to sign gay marriage licences 141

    The clerk has refused to issue gay marriage licences

    5:00 PM — A town clerk in New York may be forced to resign over her refusal to sign marriage licences for gay couples. Rose Marie Belforti, the town clerk for Ledyard, suggested that the new gay marriage law could lead to people marrying animals.

  • Section 28 backer Brian Souter accuses Google of censoring his website 69

    Brian Souter accused Google of censoring free speech

    10:58 AM — Scottish entrepreneur Brian Souter, who gave £1 million to the campaign to keep Section 28, has accused Google of blocking his personal website. The Stagecoach founder accused the search engine of censoring free speech and said his website, briansouter.com, had "mysteriously disappeared" from Google's top results for his name.

  • 9th September 2011

    Website tracks ‘gay homophobes’ 39

    Roberto Arango 'took the images to document his weight loss'

    10:43 AM — Barely a week seems to go by without a new case of 'gay homophobia' - that is, professional homophobes apparently caught in the act they claim to despise. Now, website Gayhomophobe.com tracks the number of days since the latest scandal.

  • 2nd February 2011

    Police launch new hate crime website 8

    Police say hate crime is under-reported

    11:40 AM — A new website to encourage people to report hate crime has been launched. True Vision gives information on what hate crime is and how to report it.

  • 1st February 2011

    New Kids star Jonathan Knight confirms he’s gay 8

    Jonathan Knight said he didn't want to exploit his sexuality

    10:51 AM — New Kids on the Block star Jonathan Knight has confirmed he is gay. He appeared to have been outed by 90s popstar Tiffany last week but said he had "never been outed by anyone but myself".

  • 11th January 2011

    New Zealand McDonald’s lifts ban on some gay websites 1

    McDonald's said it would lift the ban on some websites

    10:52 AM — McDonald's says it has begun lifting the blocks on some gay websites in its New Zealand restaurants. The fast food giant was criticised by gay website GayNZ.com for blocking non-sexually explicit gay websites on its customer wifi network.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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