9th September 2009
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.
Lacy Gaga ‘thrilled’ two men had gay sex at her concert 10
3:54 PM — Lady Gaga was thrilled to learn two men had sex at one of her concerts. The 'Poker Face' singer says her career high point so far was during a concert in New York when the audience - which included '4 Minutes' star Madonna - shed their inhibitions and made love as she sang.
Lady Gaga says claims she is a hermaphrodite are ‘ridiculous’ 7
3:50 PM — Lady Gaga has branded claims she is a hermaphrodite "ridiculous". The 'Poker Face' singer furiously denied rumours she has both male and female genitalia, insisting the speculation has gone beyond a joke.
Gay US Navy sailor ‘brutalised for two years for refusing to sleep with prostitute’ 21
11:34 AM — A gay US navy sailor who refused to sleep with a female prostitute suffered two years of harassment and bullying, according to official Navy documents.
3rd September 2009
Teachers in anti-gay harassment case ‘on voluntary leave’ 3
10:26 AM — Two Minnesota teachers who allegedly subjected a student to homophobic harassment have reportedly taken voluntary leave.
2nd September 2009
Washington to hold referendum on new gay rights laws 11
2:16 PM — Opponents of expanded rights for gay couples in Washington have secured a referendum over the issue. The law, known as the 'Everything but marriage' measure, was due to come into law in June but was put on hold due to the referendum campaign.
Playboy’s Hugh Hefner was an early gay rights activist 5
11:13 AM — Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner was an early gay rights advocate, a new film of his life claims. The documentary, Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel, says the 83-year-old has a little-known history of campaigning for equal gay rights.
1st September 2009
Three fired over Texas gay bar raid 6
5:25 PM — Three officers from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission have been fired after an investigation into a raid on a Fort Worth gay bar.