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  • 19th January 2010

    Honour and secrecy for families of gay Muslims 26

    EastEnders' Syed (left) and Christian

    5:25 PM — Last week, a charity warned it was seeing an increase in the numbers of young gay Muslims fleeing violent homes. But one gay Muslim writer warns that emotional manipulation from families and the pressures of social standing can also be devastating.

  • Video: Boyzone release single as a tribute to Stephen Gately 4

    The single features Gately's vocals

    1:30 PM — Boyzone's next album and single will feature the last vocals recorded by Stephen Gately before he died. The singer died in October from an undiagnosed heart condition and this will be the band's first release since his death.

  • 18th January 2010

    Former BNP member jailed for bomb factory 4

    Terence Gavan was jailed for 11 years

    5:45 PM — A former British National Party member was jailed for 11 years last week for hiding a large cache of weapons in his mother's house. Terence Gavan, 39, had been compared to homophobic Soho bomber David Copeland, who killed three in the Admiral Duncan in 1999.

  • Privacy warning over trans people using airport scanners 41

    The scanners show the naked body

    2:48 PM — Trans people may suffer a breach of their privacy if compulsory body scanners are used in airports, the equalities watchdog has warned.

  • Lib Dems attack Tory voting record on gay rights 38

    The Lib Dems attacked the Tory voting record

    1:20 PM — The Liberal Democrat party has attacked the "shameful" Tory record on voting for gay rights issues. According to research by the party, a quarter of David Cameron's shadow cabinet has voted against gay rights legislation.

  • Church to vote on financial benefits for gay partners of clergy 12

    The church will consider equal benefits for gay spouses

    12:02 PM — The Church of England will vote next month on whether to give more benefits to the civil partners of gay clergy. The General Synod will consider the idea of giving equal pension benefits to both straight and gay surviving spouses.

  • 15th January 2010

    Manchester police appeal for information over male rape 25

    Police are appealing for information

    3:46 PM — Police are appealing for information following a male rape near Manchester's gay village. A 30-year-old man was attacked after getting into a car on Bloom Street.

  • Duncan James on bisexuality and depression 22

    Duncan James is appearing in Legally Blonde

    12:36 PM — Former boyband star Duncan James has spoken about being bisexual and how he struggled to come off anti-depressants after Blue split.

  • 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.

  • MP suggests UK should cut aid to Uganda over anti-gay bill 16

    Uganda's parliament is to consider an anti-homosexuality bill

    7:01 PM — A former Foreign Office minister has called for an audit into aid money granted to countries which "promote homophobia", such as Uganda.

  • Man on trial over murder of gay pensioner

    The trial is being held at the Old Bailey

    5:57 PM — A 20-year old Polish man is on trial for the murder of gay pensioner Edward Highwood last July. Marcin Orlowski, of no fixed address, is appearing at the Old Bailey.

  • Homophobic attack victim condemns Iris Robinson 13

    Iris Robinson said the assaulted gay man could be cured of homosexuality

    5:16 PM — A man who was beaten in a homophobic attack shortly before Iris Robinson made her now infamous anti-gay remarks has said her husband should divorce her. Robinson had criticised the attack on Stephen Scott but added that gay people could be "cured".

  • Scottish HIV charity could lose funding after review

    HIV Scotland was given a number of recommendations

    4:52 PM — HIV Scotland has been criticised in an external review for not being active enough, being too close to the government and "neglecting" the needs of some at-risk groups.

  • Lesbian UKIP MEP leaves European group 7

    Nikki Sinclaire left her party's group (Photo; Euro Realist Newsletter)

    3:20 PM — A lesbian MEP for the UK Independence Party has left the group her party joined in the European Parliament. Nikki Sinclaire announced this week that she was leaving the Europe of Freedom and Democracy group.

  • MPs sign motion to condemn Uganda’s gay execution bill 8

    MPs called on the government to condemn the bill

    1:05 PM — Twenty MPs have signed an early day motion to attack Uganda's plans to introduce the death penalty for gays. The motion was tabled by Labour MP Harry Cohen and calls for the British government and European Union to press Uganda not to proceed with the law.

  • Homophobic Iris Robinson resigns from parliament 25

    Iris Robinson resigned as an MP yesterday

    11:34 AM — Northern Ireland MP Iris Robinson resigned from Westminster yesterday after it was revealed last week that she had solicited loans for her 19-year-old lover.

  • 13th January 2010

    Gay man avoids jail for trying to poison lesbian couple 5

    The curry was laced with slug pellets

    7:22 PM — A gay man who tried to poison his neighbours in a row over a cat avoided jail yesterday. Gareth Stewart, of Denton, Manchester, gave Marie Walton and Beverley Sales a curry laced with slug pellets after a feud which started years ago.

  • Man wanted for burglaries 9

    Lee Eves skipped bail

    4:48 PM — Manchester police are seeking a man who befriends people in gay bars in order to steal from their homes. Lee James Eves, 25, failed to answer bail on November 18th after he was arrested in connection with a burglary in Salford in May.

  • Scottish MPs condemn arrest of gay Malawian men 1

    Scottish MPs condemned the arrests

    4:29 PM — More than 20 members of the Scottish parliament condemned the arrest of two gay men in Malawi who held a wedding ceremony. The motion was signed by members of all main parties and called for parliament to condemn the "illegal and homophobic arrests" of Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga.

  • Gay rugby star Gareth Thomas reveals he’s looking for love 35

    Gareth Thomas admitted he looked like "a tough f**ker"

    3:10 PM — Gareth Thomas, the Welsh rugby star who came out at the end of last year, has said he hopes to find a boyfriend. The player also suggested that the Daily Mail had been trying to combat negative publicity when it published his coming out interview.

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