11th September 2009
Judge rules names of gay rights opponents can be kept secret 8
11:02 AM — A Washington judge has ruled that the names of those who signed a petition against equal rights for gay couples can be kept secret, despite arguments from gay groups that changing the law should be an open process.
British consul killed in ‘homophobic’ attack in Jamaica – note on his bed called him a ‘batty man’ 64
9:52 AM — A British honourary consul has been found murdered at his home in Jamaica, in what police believe is a homophobic attack.
10th September 2009
Gay-friendly church asks ‘Would Jesus discriminate?’ 99
5:28 PM — A liberal church movement has launched a new campaign designed to ask people whether Jesus would discriminate against others. The Metropolitan Community Church, which has congregations in more than 20 countries, is strongly committed to gay rights and support same-sex marriage.
Survey: Gays thought to face most discrimination 12
4:28 PM — A US survey has found that people believe gays are the most discriminated-against social group, with Muslims and Hispanics following.
Gay adoption now legal in Uruguay 8
10:53 AM — A bill allowing gay couples in Uruguay to adopt has been approved by the country's Senate. It was approved by Congress late last month and Uruguay's adoption statute will now be modified, making it the first Latin American country to allow gay adoption.
Lesbian star Ellen DeGeneres named as American Idol judge 3
10:25 AM — Ellen DeGeneres has been picked to replace Paula Adbul as a judge on American Idol. The actress and comedian is one of the most popular entertainers in the US and also one of the most high-profile lesbians.
9th September 2009
Lindsay Lohan appointed artistic advisor for House of Emanuel Ungaro 6
10:46 PM — Bisexual actress Lindsay Lohan has been appointed "artistic adviser" for House of Emanuel Ungaro. The 'Mean Girls' star- who already has her own range of leggings and fake tan - will work alongside Spanish designer Estrella Archs for the French fashion house and will be giving her own input on designs and styles.
Comment: We need to speak up against homophobia in music 4
5:54 PM — Several concerts by reggae artist Buju Banton were recently cancelled in America, amid controversy over notoriously homophobic lyrics which incite the murder of gay people. The campaign which led to the cancellations shows gay people need to confront musicians like him.
Gay bishop Gene Robinson: ’20 years ago, coming out was almost like committing suicide’ 5
4:55 PM — The first gay US bishop, Gene Robinson, has spoken about coming out, his relationship with his former wife, and the chances of more gay bishops being elected.
Washington judge rejects attempt to block referendum on gay partnership law
12:12 PM — A Washington judge has refused to block a statewide referendum on whether gay couples should be given expanded rights under domestic partnerships.
Video: George Clooney resists gay fan who stripped off for him 2
10:56 AM — George Clooney proved his reputation for smoothness this week when a half-naked man made a pass at him. The incident happened at a press conference at Venice Film Festival.
8th September 2009
Trans woman runs for mayor in Idaho 1
5:49 PM — A trans woman running for mayor in Nampa in the US state of Idaho says she has been warmly received by voters. Melissa Sue Robinson filed her application last month after announcing her plans to run for the role in June.
Lesbian soldier who deserted US Army pleads for refugee status 2
5:40 PM — A lesbian soldier who deserted the US Army after allegedly being physically abused and threatened is appealing to be allowed to stay in Canada as a refugee.
Missouri city set to remove anti-gay law 5
4:38 PM — The city of Springfield, in the US state of Missouri, is set to remove a law which discriminates gays and lesbians from its ordinances tonight.
7th September 2009
Lesbian soldier: ‘Military gay ban same as ban on blacks and women’ 1
6:27 PM — A lesbian servicewoman fired under 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' has said that the argument behind the law is the same one used to keep women and African-Americans from serving in the military.
Trans woman stabbed to death in DC 3
5:15 PM — Two trans women who were attacked in the street may have been the victims of a hate crime,Washington DC police have said.
New York senate could vote on gay marriage this month
4:33 PM — A gay New York state senator has said that the Senate could vote on gay marriage in the next few weeks. Democrat Tom Duane, who is the state's only openly gay senator, was hopeful it could be dealt with in a special session.
4th September 2009
Gossip singer Beth Ditto: ‘Obama is smart for not prioritising gay marriage’ 27
5:02 PM — Gossip singer Beth Ditto has called marriage "stupid" and said she agrees with US president Barack Obama for not making gay marriage a priority.
Lindsay Lohan praised as ‘fashion expert’ 2
4:28 PM — Bisexual star Lindsay Lohan is "extremely knowledgeable" about fashion, so says the resident expert on US TV show Project Runway.
Lindsay Lohan leads mourners at memorial service for DJ AM 2
4:00 PM — Bisexual actress Lindsay Lohan and her girlfriend Samantha Ronson (sister of singer Mark Ronson), Nicole Richie and John Mayer were among mourners at a memorial service for DJ AM yesterday.