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  • 19th March 2010

    Row over gay hustings 23

    Peter Tatchell said the event was badly organised

    7:22 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has attacked a gay general election hustings held on Thursday night, claiming that the Green Party were not allowed to choose their representative.

  • Second poll shows young gay people heading to the Tories 130

    David Cameron's party came out top in the latest gay poll

    7:06 PM — Another poll has suggested that younger gay people will vote for the Conservative Party at the upcoming general election.

  • ‘Bully’ jailed for attacking gay teenager 9

    The teenager was jailed for robbery

    3:13 PM — A 19-year-old who subjected a gay teenager to homophobic abuse before robbing him has been jailed for two and a half years.

  • iPhone app created for gay London tourists 6

    1:03 PM — London's tourism board has launched the first gay travel application for smart phones users visiting the city. Visit London's 'Gay London' application currently has 131 listings of bars, restaurants, hotels and attractions for gay visitors.

  • Gay hustings reveals more laughs than policy differences between parties 48

    Chris Bryant provided the most laughs at the debate

    2:03 AM — An audience of around 200 almost exclusively gay men attended the Village Drinks LGB election hustings hosted by Stonewall chief executive Ben Summerskill. A panel representing the four largest political parties in Britain consisted of the openly gay Europe minister Chris Bryant; Liberal Democrat Young people and Equality spokesperson Lynne Featherstone; Conservative shadow environment secretary Nick Herbet and Green Party candidate Chris Smith.

  • 18th March 2010

    Gay soldier Dan Choi chains himself to White House fence 8

    Dan Choi chained himself to the White House fence

    9:54 PM — US Army Lt Dan Choi chained himself to the White House fence on Thursday afternoon to protest over the ban on out gay soldiers. The Iraq veteran interrupted a rally organised by comedian Kathy Griffin and Human Rights Campaign at Freedom Plaza in Washington DC.

  • Miley Cyrus received hate mail over gay marriage remarks 15

    Miley Cyrus said Jesus loves gay people

    6:05 PM — Christian pop star Miley Cyrus has revealed she received hate mail for her support of gay marriage. The 17-year-old Hannah Montana star tweeted her support for gay couples marrying last April, saying that everyone deserves to be happy.

  • Politicians to attend gay hustings event tonight 5

    The hustings will be held tonight

    3:22 PM — Politicians from the three main parties will attend a gay hustings event in London tonight. Gay networking group Village Drinks is hosting the event with Europe minister Chris Bryant, shadow environment secretary Nick Herbert and Lib Dem equality spokeswoman Lynne Featherstone.

  • Gay protection loophole allowed Catholic adoption appeal 12

    The ruling may allow other Catholic agencies to reopen

    3:01 PM — The Catholic adoption agency which won a legal victory over gay couples won its case through a loophole designed to protect gay organisations.

  • Gay disco ‘could offend Christians’ 66

    The committee said Christians could be offended by a gay event

    2:24 PM — A man was barred from holding a gay disco at a community hall because of fears it could upset Christians. Jason Hudson, from St Agnes in Cornwall, planned to hold the event on April 2nd, which is Good Friday.

  • 24th BFI Lesbian and Gay Film Festival begins

    The Lesbian and Gay Film Festival is celebrating its 24th year

    12:30 PM — The British Film Institute's annual Lesbian and Gay Film Festival opened last night in central London. The event, which is celebrating its 24th year, opened with a screening of new British film The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister at the Odeon West End.

  • 17th March 2010

    London protest will call for release of gay Malawi couple 5

    The couple are awaiting a verdict

    5:31 PM — A protest will be held in central London next week to call for the release of two gay men arrested for having gay sex in Malawi.

  • Thief jailed for five years for preying on gay community 4

    Nicholas Rowell was jailed for five years

    4:28 PM — A Sussex man who targeted gay people has been jailed for five years for burglary. Nicholas Rowell, 44, was already serving a five-year jail term for burglary when he escaped from an open prison in June last year.

  • Gay man beaten by chatroom robbers 2

    Police are appealing for witnesses

    2:55 PM — A Leicestershire gay man was beaten by robbers who tricked him into meeting them in a park. The 50-year-old victim had gone to a park in Colts Close, Burbage, at about 8pm on Sunday March 14th, after agreeing to meet someone on an internet forum.

  • Mad Men actor Bryan Batt says gay actors must ‘make a choice’ 5

    Batt, left, in a gay scene from Mad Men

    2:25 PM — Former Mad Men star Bryan Batt has said that some gay actors have to choose between honesty and success. The actor, who has been with his partner Tom Cianfichi for 21 years, said that the public does not always accept out gay stars.

  • Catholic adoption agency wins right to appeal gay parents case 85

    The charity won its High Court case

    12:44 PM — Updated The last Catholic adoption agency to refuse to serve gay couples has won its High Court appeal. Terry Sanderson, president of the National Secular Society, warned that the decision could reverse other gay rights rulings.

  • 16th March 2010

    Slash sorry for calling Michael Jackson song ‘gay’ 13

    Slash said he meant the song sounded "happy" (Photo: Scott Penner)

    6:58 PM — Former Guns N 'Roses guitarist Slash has apologised for calling a Michael Jackson song 'gay'. He said he meant it sounded "happy".

  • Top family law expert says gays could successfully challenge UK marriage ban 18

    Lady Deech said that gay couples may be able to successfully challenge the law

    5:34 PM — One of Britain's leading experts in family law has said that gay couples may soon be able to successfully use human rights laws to challenge the gay marriage ban.

  • Changes to condom advertising ‘may help fight HIV’ 5

    Condom advertising will be allowed at any time

    4:52 PM — Changes to how condoms can be advertised on television may help fight HIV, charities have said. The Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice announced today that condom advertising will be allowed before the 9pm watershed.

  • Pope confirms details of UK visit 92

    The Pope announced details of his UK visit today

    3:24 PM — Pope Benedict XVI has confirmed the details of his UK visit this September, which will include beatifying a man who was rumoured to be gay.

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