20th January 2010
Adam Lambert says AMAs gay kiss ‘went too far’ 17
1:12 PM — Adam Lambert has said he should have included a kiss with a man at the American Music Awards in his rehearsal. The singer had several television appearances cancelled after more than 1,500 US viewers complained about unscripted parts of his performance.
Nepal to court gay tourism 5
12:38 PM — Nepal is set to legalise gay marriage later this year and will celebrate the change by promoting the country as the gay tourism capital of Asia.
San Diego mayor tells gay marriage trial he was ‘prejudiced’ 6
11:44 AM — The mayor of San Diego, Jerry Sanders, testified yesterday before a federal trial on gay marriage how he came to change his mind on the issue. Sanders, a Republican, was opposed to gay marriage but changed his mind after his daughter Lisa revealed she was a lesbian.
19th January 2010
Same-sex hand holding day goes worldwide 5
6:54 PM — The organiser of an initiative to help gay people feel confident holding hands in public is celebrating the spread of the movement across the world.
Mainstream holiday operator to cater for gay couples 17
4:15 PM — Holiday company Thomson has announced it is launching a new holiday brochure aimed at gay couples. The operator said its seven destinations are gay-friendly.
Gay romance expected for Glee 14
3:45 PM — US comedy Glee will reportedly feature a gay romance in its second season. Producers of the comedy, which is currently being aired on UK screens, are casting for three more characters, one of whom will be a love interest for gay student Kurt.
‘Homophobe’ expected to become South African ambassador to Uganda 13
12:47 PM — A media personality who has been accused of homophobia will reportedly be appointed South Africa's ambassador to Uganda next month. Jon Qwelane has praised Robert Mugabe's "unflinching and unapologetic" stance on homosexuality.
Malawi defends prosecution of gay couple 6
12:08 PM — Malawi's government has defended the prosecution of a gay couple who had a wedding ceremony. Information minister Leckford Mwanza Thoto said Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga were "clearly breaking the laws of Malawi."
California gay marriage trial hears gay parents raise ‘well-adjusted’ children 6
11:52 AM — The ongoing trial on gay marriage in California heard has heard that gay parents raise happy and healthy children. Cambridge University psychologist Michael Lamb testified that there was no evidence of children faring worse in same-sex headed families.
18th January 2010
Hawaii to consider civil unions bill 10
6:56 PM — Hawaii's Senate is to vote this Wednesday on a civil unions bill. If passed, it will provide same-sex couples in the US state all of the rights and benefits of marriage.
US student newspaper apologises for ‘gay-bashing’ cartoon 25
6:38 PM — The student newspaper of Notre Dame University in Indiana has had to apologise for a cartoon which joked about attacking gays.
Trans man wins Facebook victory over banned photos 12
4:53 PM — A Canadian trans man who was barred from Facebook for posting an image of his chest reconstruction has been allowed back on the site. Dominic Scaia challenged the social networking site over the policy.
China will not compete for Mr Gay World 2
4:37 PM — Following the cancellation of the first gay pageant last week, China will not be sending a national finalist to the Mr Gay World competition next month, organisers announced.
Author of Uganda’s gay execution bill to attend prayer breakfast with Obama 25
11:22 AM — David Bahati, the MP who authored Uganda's anti-homosexuality bill, is expected to attend a prayer breakfast with US president Barack Obama.
15th January 2010
New York men charged with hate crime over gay beating
6:40 PM — Two men from the Queens area of New York have been charged with hate crimes after an attack on a gay man. Daniel Rodriguez, 21, and Daniel Aleman, 26, are accused of beating and robbing 49-year-old Jack Price.
Lady Gaga to host gay marriage gala 7
6:01 PM — Lady Gaga will host a benefit gala for gay marriage tomorrow evening. The singer, who has just been nominated for a GLAAD award, said she was "honoured" to be chosen to help the cause.
Gay marriage opponents denied referendum in DC 4
5:16 PM — Gay equality opponents in Washington DC were barred by a judge from holding a referendum on gay marriage yesterday. Judge Judith N Macaluso said allowing voters to strike down the law would "authorise discrimination".
UN human rights chief calls on Uganda to shelve anti-gay bill 8
4:46 PM — The United Nations called on Uganda to scrap a bill which could execute and imprison gay people. Navi Pillay, the UN high commissioner for human rights, said today that the proposed legislation was "draconian" and "blatantly discriminatory".
Pentagon lawyers advise delay on lifting military gay ban 34
3:34 PM — Lawyers for the head of the US military have advised that the ban on gays serving openly in the armed forces should not be lifted yet.
Mr Gay China pageant shut down by police 20
1:25 PM — China's first gay pageant has been shut down by police for apparently not following the correct procedures. The event was scheduled to begin today in Beijing, with eight contestants fighting for the chance to represent their country at the Mr Gay World competition later this year.