4th April 2006
Irish PM promises gay marriage laws
12:00 AM — The Republic Of Ireland will soon have its own civil partnership laws for the gay community, according to the Irish prime minister.Bertie Ahern made the announcement yesterday at the opening of the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network's (GLEN) offices in Fumbally Court, Dublin.
Hair straighteners star alongside Sharon Stone’s lesbian Basic Instinct romps
12:00 AM — Hollywood star Sharon Stone is back as man-eater Catherine Tramell in Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction, and uses a pair of exclusive HA-Hair straightening irons to keep her luscious blonde locks styled to perfection throughout the film.HA-Hair irons are the most exclusive straightening irons on the market. They are stylishly designed, lightweight, and have their own temperature control system, which no other hair straightening brand offers.
Aguilera buys lesbian Queen Victoria painting
12:00 AM — Singer Christina Aguilera is reported to have purchased a £25,000 painting which portrays Queen Victoria as a lesbian.The artwork is created by British graffiti artist, Banksy, it shows Britain's longest serving monarch, dressed in stockings and suspenders, sitting on the lap of another woman.
3rd April 2006
Gay Muslim claims Islamophobia denied him post as student leader 1
12:00 AM — PinkNews.co.uk ExclusiveAn openly gay and Muslim candidate for president of the National Union of Students (NUS) has claimed that both Islamophobia and homophobia played a part in him losing the election by 28 votes.Pav Akhtar who is currently the NUS black students' officer and formerly the president of the Cambridge University students union, was widely expected to be elected president of NUS at the national conference held last week.
Academics launch national homophobia debate
12:00 AM — A national debate into how to tackle homophobia in schools will be used as part of a three year research project being carried out by the University of Sunderland.The General Teaching Council for England (GTC) has launched a three month online discussion forum as part of the research, which aims to find out teachers' views on how best to challenge homophobia and promote sexualities equality in schools.
FA reports homophobic abuse 1
12:00 AM — The Football Association (FA) has complained to the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) after a Bulgarian team president called British referee Mike Riley a "homosexual."Todor Batkov, president of Levski Sofia, called Mr Riley a homosexual after he sent off one of his side's strikers in an eventual loss to German club Schalke in the quarter finals of the European competition.
Celebrity support for gay charity night
12:00 AM — Stonewall's eighth Equality Dinner, its highest profile annual fundraising event, raised over £216,000 at the Dorchester Hotel last week.Sponsored by UBS, it was one of their most successful annual dinners and the money raised will help Stonewall's ongoing campaigns, such as Education for All which tackles homophobia and homophobic bullying in schools.
Win a Braun luxury razor worth £180
12:00 AM — The Braun 360º Complete electric razor is marketed as capturing the hairs that other shavers leave behind.Providing one of the closest shaves you'll likely to find from an electric shaver, this luxury razor features Power-Comb technology to lift missed hairs that normally lie flat to the skin.Thanks to our friends at Braun, we've got a pair of Braun 360º Complete shavers to give away, complete with the CleanRenew system.
Leicester keeps gay pride despite funding issues
12:00 AM — Leicester Pride, the one day festival celebrating Leicester's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities has been confirmed for Saturday 24th June 2006, despite financial difficulties.The festival, which attracts an estimated 10,000 visitors, will be scaled down due to a luck of sufficient funding.
Big Brother winner attacked
12:00 AM — Gay icon, Anthony Hutton, winner of Big Brother 2005, received minor facial injuries after being attacked in Manchester in the early hours of Sunday morning.The reality TV star, had hospital treatment for facial injuries after the incident which occurred after he left the Baby Grand nightclub in Manchester.
31st March 2006
McKellen criticises Brokeback gay kiss fears 7
12:00 AM — Gay actor Sir Ian McKellen has voiced his disapproval of Brokeback Mountain's Jake Gyllenhaal after he admitted he was scared about kissing co star Heath Ledger in the gay cowboy movie.McKellen slammed the 25 year old actor for not considering how his remarks would be interpreted from a gay view point.
Gay star may be banned from US
12:00 AM — Gay star George Michael could face a ban from entering the US after being cautioned for drugs possession this week.A US immigration spokesman said the sentence could cause a problem for the former WHAM! front man if he ever wants to travel to America.
Lawyer slams ‘discriminatory’ Jersey gay consent law
12:00 AM — A family law expert is calling on the Channel Island of Jersey to lower the gay age of consent after a decision to delay debate on the law.Rose Colley is pushing the States to move the legal age for sexual activity from 18 to 16, which would be the same as the rights enjoyed by heterosexual people.
Dog muck taunts led to transsexual suicide 6
12:00 AM — Abuse from neighbours led a transsexual recluse to hang herself, an inquest heard today.Daily jibes from other residents, combined with emotional issues she was suffering from due to a sex change, left 46 year old Karen Buckley too scared to leave her own home.
Gay Lib Dem MSP weds partner
12:00 AM — A Liberal Democrat has become the first MSP to have a civil partnership, after she wed her partner on the weekend.Margaret Smith, 45, MSP for Edinburgh West, registered her relationship with Suzanne Main in a ceremony with family and friends on Saturday.
First Minister criticises Church’s gay adoption view
12:00 AM — Scotland's first minister has condemned claims by a prominent Roman Catholic that the Scottish Executive is giving in to political correctness through gay adoption policies.The Rt Rev Joseph Devine, Bishop of Motherwell told Jack McConnell he would not support "politically correct zealots" and would not "stand by and watch the destruction of Christian values and truth."
30th March 2006
Gay star gets drugs caution 5
12:00 AM — Gay singer George Michael has been given a police caution for drugs possession after he was found slumped at the wheel of his car in Hyde Park, London, last month.The former WHAM! member was taken into custody at the end of February when police arrested him on suspicion of possessing class C drugs and being unfit to drive.
Schoolboy bullied by gay jibes website 1
12:00 AM — A young pupil was forced to move school after bullies set up a website accusing him of being gay.The 13 year old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was deliberately targeted for almost a year with bogus and abusive claims including false lists of likes and dislikes which labelled him as gay.
Lesbian and Gay film festival rides into town
12:00 AM — The 20th London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival was launched in the West End last night by former Friends star Lisa Kudrow.Leicester Square welcomed the comedy actress who played dipsy Phoebe in the sitcom, along with director Don Ross, who wrote Happy Endings, starring Kudrow, which was shown last night.
Website launched to report homophobic crime
12:00 AM — A support website has been set up to help make it easier to deal with and report homophobic and hate crimes.The site, Silence is Not Golden, aims to provide support for victims of homophobic incidents, in partnership with Hertfordshire Police.Users can find out how homophobic incidents are classified and how and why these incidents should be reported.