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  • 5th November 2010

    Mum’s defence of cross-dressing 5-year-old becomes internet hit 46

    Boo in his Daphne costume

    3:03 PM — A US mother has become an internet hit for defending her decision to let her son dress as a girl for Halloween. Missouri blogger Sarah wrote: "He's gay. Or he’s not. I don’t care. He is still my son."

  • Ian McKellen: Don’t call me ‘Sir’ 15

    Ian McKellen says he prefers not to use his title (Photo: Stefan Servos)

    2:28 PM — Veteran gay actor Ian McKellen has revealed that he does not like using his title of 'Sir', despite being knighted in 1991. The Lord of the Rings star was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Savannah Film Festival yesterday.

  • 4th November 2010

    Vince Vaughn glad that gay joke will stay in film 16

    Vince Vaughn said he was pleased the joke stayed in the film

    6:44 PM — Actor Vince Vaughn says he is glad that a joke about 'gay' cars will stay in his latest film. He said the use of the word in The Dilemma "wasn't derogatory".

  • Christina Aguilera tells gay kids ‘just be yourself’ 3

    Christina Aguilera told gay kids "it gets better"

    3:41 PM — Pop star Christina Aguilera has added her support to Stonewall's campaign against homophobic bullying. The charity has begun a new campaign called It Gets Better... Today, which is inspired by the US YouTube campaign It Gets Better.

  • Trans student first to play NCAA basketball 11

    Kye Allums will be the first trans basketball player in the NCAA

    1:52 PM — A Washington student has become the first transgender person to play NCAA basketball. Kye Allums, 21, of George Washington University, is returning to the women's team this month, although he is now known as a man.

  • Glee attacked for ‘tranny slur’ 29

    Glee is usually lauded for its LGBT portrayal

    11:59 AM — US comedy Glee has been criticised for using the word 'tranny'. The show, which has been commended for its approach to LGBT issues, had a Rocky Horror-themed episode last week, in which the cast took on roles from the 1970s musical.

  • 3rd November 2010

    US mid-term elections: Four out gay representatives 4

    The House now has four out gay representatives

    3:45 PM — There are now four out gay men and women in the US House of Representatives after David Cicilline, a Democrat, won the Rhode Island congressional seat being vacated by retiring Representative Patrick Kennedy.

  • US mid-term results pose challenges and opportunities for gay rights 13

    Gay groups say pro-gay candidates fared well

    2:50 PM — The US mid-term elections have seen the Republicans gain control of the lower house, while the Democrats held on to the Senate. According to commentators, the result presents both challenges and opportunities for gay rights.

  • Iowa voters oust gay marriage ruling judges 23

    Three Supreme Court judges were ousted in Iowa

    12:53 PM — Three Iowa Supreme Court judges who ruled that the state's ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional have been ousted by voters after a campaign by anti-gay groups.

  • 2nd November 2010

    US school official formally resigns after anti-gay rant 9

    Clint McCance has resigned (Photo: CNN)

    6:49 PM — Clint McCance, the US school district official who had to apologise last week for an anti-gay rant on his Facebook page, has officially resigned.

  • Ron Howard says ‘Dilemma’ gay joke will stay in film 8

    Vince Vaughn's character calls electric cars 'gay'

    4:03 PM — Ron Howard, the director of The Dilemma, says a joke about 'gay' cars will stay in the film. The film was criticised by GLAAD and CNN news anhor Anderson Cooper for a scene in which Vince Vaughn's character makes a joke about electric cars being gay.

  • Ricky Martin reveals he ‘cried like a baby’ after coming out 5

    Ricky Martin said he didn't want to teach his sons to lie

    1:02 PM — Ricky Martin has told Oprah Winfrey about the moment he decided to announce he was gay. The Puerto Rican star posted a message on his website declaring himself to be a "fortunate gay man" but says he broke down in tears afterwards.

  • Federal appeals court rules DADT will remain in place indefinitely 13

    The ban will stay in place for now

    11:56 AM — A US federal appeals court has ruled that Don't Ask, Don't Tell should stay in place indefinitely. The decision by the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals means that the ban on out gay soldiers is expected to be retained throughout a legal battle over whether it is constitutional.

  • 1st November 2010

    Students deny putting roommate’s gay sex session online

    Tyler Clementi killed himself in September

    3:22 PM — Two US students accused of invading the privacy of a friend who committed suicide say they did not broadcast his gay sex session online. Dharun Ravi of Plainsboro, New Jersey, and Molly W Wei of Princeton, both 18, were accused of secretly recording Mr Ravi's roommate Tyler Clementi having sex with a man.

  • 31st October 2010

    Gay synagogue was target of Yemeni exploding packages plot 5

    The Or Chadesh gay community believes it was the target of attack

    11:49 AM — A lesbian and gay Jewish congregation in Chicago was the target of one of the explosive-laden packages intercepted on route from Yemen, a Rabbi has claimed.

  • 29th October 2010

    Golden Girl Betty White supports gay marriage 17

    Betty White supports gay marriage

    5:48 PM — Veteran actress Betty White says she supports gay marriage and doesn't understand how people can oppose it so much. The 88-year-old former star of Golden Girls and The Mary Tyler Moore Show said people should mind their own business.

  • Study says one in ten sexually-active teens has same-sex partners 4

    The survey found that almost one in ten teens has same-sex partners (Photo: Katie Tegtmeyer)

    5:32 PM — A study of sexually-active American teenagers says that almost one in ten has same-sex partners. In 2002, a similar study of teenagers in Vermont and Massachusetts found that only five to six per cent had same-sex partners.

  • School board official to resign over anti-gay comments 33

    Clint McCance said he was sorry for the remarks (Photo: CNN)

    1:38 PM — The US school board official who wrote on his Facebook page that "queers" and "fags" should kill themselves says he will resign. Clint McCance, who is the vice-president of the Midland school district in Arkansas , said last night he was sorry for his "hurtful" remarks.

  • ‘Most US troops’ okay with openly gay colleagues 9

    Most troops were said to be okay with out gay colleagues (Photo: US Army)

    10:56 AM — The majority of US troops and their families are okay about serving alongside openly gay colleagues, according to Pentagon sources familiar with the findings of an internal survey.

  • 28th October 2010

    US school official tells gay teens to kill themselves 47

    The school official said he enjoyed the fact that AIDS kills gay men

    3:55 PM — Gay rights groups are calling for a US school board official to resign after he posted an anti-gay rant on his Facebook page. Clint McCance, who is the vice-president of the Arkansas school district, wrote on his page that "queers" and "fags" should kill themselves.

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