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  • 23rd April 2010

    Survey finds more straight women barebacking than gay men 23

    Women were less likely to use condoms for anal sex

    4:47 PM — A survey has found that heterosexual women are less likely to use condoms for anal sex than gay men. The research, carried out by the New York City Department of Health, found that only 23 per cent of women required their male partners to use condoms during anal sex, compared with 61 per cent of gay or bisexual men.

  • White House protesters released 6

    The six chained to the White House fence on Tuesday

    4:12 PM — Gay US soldier Dan Choi and five other military veterans have been released from jail after chaining themselves to the White House fence.

  • Archie comics to introduce gay character 7

    Issue 202 features the first gay character

    3:01 PM — The first gay character for Archie comics will be introduced in an upcoming issue of Veronica. In the issue, titled 'Isn't It Bromantic?' new character Kevin Keller moves to Riverdale to enrol at high school.

  • Elton John ‘would give up fame and fortune’ for teenager who died of AIDS 4

    Elton John credits Ryan White with saving his life

    11:04 AM — Elton John would give up everything to have a conversation with the boy he credits with saving his life, a letter reveals. The gay singer has said that he was able to beat his drug addiction in the 1980s because of Ryan White, who died aged 18 of AIDS in 1990.

  • 22nd April 2010

    Allowing gay divorce ‘strengthens’ Texas gay marriage ban 2

    Texas does not recognise gay marriage

    5:48 PM — An attorney from one of the gay men attempting to get a divorce in Texas has argued that it would actually strengthen the state's gay marriage ban.

  • Bolivian president says eating chicken turns men gay 56

    Evo Morales said eating modified chicken turns men gay

    5:04 PM — The president of Bolivia has said that eating chicken turns men gay. Evo Morales told a conference on climate change: "The chicken we eat is loaded with female hormones. So, when men eat it, they tend to deviate from their manhood."

  • Bisexual men ‘not gay enough’ for softball team 23

    The players say they were deemed not gay enough

    11:45 AM — Three bisexual American men are suing after they were ruled to be not gay enough to play in a gay softball league. The trio say they were interrogated about their sex lives.

  • 21st April 2010

    Gay soldier Dan Choi arrested again at White House 12

    The six chained to the White House fence yesterday

    11:14 AM — Gay US soldier Dan Choi and five other people in uniform chained themselves to the White House fence yesterday to protest the military's ban on out gay soldiers. Lt Choi was arrested last month for a similar stunt.

  • 20th April 2010

    Anti-gay sign protected by law 34

    The message quoted Leviticus

    6:15 PM — An American homeowner who painted his fence with an anti-gay phrase will be allowed to keep the message because it does not break the law. Chris Trumbull, who lives in Casper, Wyoming, painted the words "Leviticus 20:13, To be gay = death" on his fence.

  • Texas attorney general to appeal second gay divorce 6

    Gay marriage is banned in Texas

    4:29 PM — Texas attorney general Greg Abbott has said he will appeal a second gay divorce in order to protect heterosexual marriage in the state.

  • Video: Obama heckled by gay rights activists 13

    Barack Obama was heckled by gay activists

    3:03 PM — Gay rights activists interrupted a fundraiser yesterday to heckle US president Barack Obama on repealing the military gay ban.

  • Chaz Bono ‘very happy’ with gender reassignment 3

    Chaz Bono at last weekend's GLAAD awards

    2:10 PM — Cher's son Chaz Bono has said he is "very happy" with his transition so far. Bono, 41, lived as a lesbian until last year, when he began transitioning.

  • 19th April 2010

    Gwyneth Paltrow pulls out of transgender film 10

    Gwyneth Paltrow pulled out of the film

    5:01 PM — Gwyneth Paltrow has pulled out of appearing in The Danish Girl, a film about trans painter Einar Wegener. Paltrow was herself a replacement for Charlize Theron for the part of the painter's wife Gerda.

  • Glee and Tom Ford win at GLAAD awards 6

    Chris Colfer, who plays Kurt Hummel in Glee, accepted the show's award

    3:19 PM — Hit television series Glee won the award for best comedy at the annual GLAAD awards in California on Saturday. Creator Ryan Muphy and stars Jane Lynch and Chris Colfer were among those accepting the gong.

  • 16th April 2010

    Video: Ricky Martin is out, proud and nude 24

    Ricky Martin came out last month

    2:28 PM — Ricky Martin has celebrated coming out with a naked video. In the two-minute clip, called My Skin Talks, Martin is seen naked save for computer-generated tattoos and a strategically-placed shadow.

  • Obama gives gay partners equal healthcare rights 18

    Obama said that gay and lesbian couples were often barred from visiting partners

    2:10 PM — US President Barack Obama has ordered almost all hospitals to give gay partners equal rights in visiting and making decisions for their loved ones.

  • 15th April 2010

    Ellen DeGeneres named ‘most powerful gay person’ 7

    Ellen DeGeneres: Ranked America's most powerful gay person

    4:36 PM — Television presenter Ellen DeGeneres has been named the most powerful gay person America. The lesbian star, who is now an American Idol judge, won the top spot in Out magazine's annual Power 50 rundown.

  • 14th April 2010

    Huckabee compares allowing gay marriage to legalising incest or polygamy 23

    Mike Huckabee ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008

    2:42 PM — Mike Huckabee, who ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008 and is a possible candidate for 2012 has said that allowing gays and lesbians to marry is as inappropriate as legalising incest, polygamy and drug use. He also condemned gays adopting saying "children are not puppies."

  • Britney Spears had gay time at Palm Springs White Party 1

    Britney Spears is a gay icon

    12:24 PM — Britney Spears apparently had a gay old time at the annual gay White Party held in Palm Springs, California over the weekend. The pop star made an unscheduled appearance at the close of the event to support the signer Agnes who won the Swedish Pop Idol series in 2005.

  • 13th April 2010

    Rufus Wainwright claims 50 Cent is gay 18

    Rufus Wainwright is an out gay singer

    5:14 PM — Rufus Wainwright claims he just "knows" that rapper 50 Cent is gay. The Canadian musician told a magazine he loved his "cute little voice".

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