9th September 2009
Turkish man tried in absentia for ‘honour killing’ of gay son 7
4:21 PM — A Turkish man accused of killing his gay son has gone on trial this week in Istanbul. Yahya Yildiz, 49, is on the run and is being tried in absentia for allegedly shooting his son Ahmet, 26, dead in June last year.
Amnesty sends warning over Lithuania’s criminalisation of ‘homosexual propaganda’ 9
2:10 PM — Human rights charity Amnesty International has condemned plans by Lithuania to criminalise the "promotion" of homosexuality, saying it could lead to increased violence and discrimination against gays and lesbians.
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.
Caster Semenya unveils glamorous look as she learns she’ll keep gold medal 27
10:04 AM — South African athlete Caster Semenya has learned that she will be entitled to retain her 800-metre gold medal regardless of the results of tests to ascertain whether she is really a man or a woman. She has also taken part in a glamorous magazine shoot.
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.
‘Gay cure’ yoga guru to to set up centre on Scottish island 29
10:43 AM — An Indian yoga guru who claimed the practice could cure homosexuality is to set up a yoga and meditation centre on a remote Scottish island. Swami Baba Ramdev recently said homosexuality was a "disease" but could be cured by yoga.
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.
GlaxoSmithKline urged to share HIV patents 2
5:54 PM — GlaxoSmithKline, the UK's largest drugs company, has been asked to pool its patents for HIV medication in order to save lives in developing countries.
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.
2,000 march in Budapest Pride 12
11:11 AM — After violent fascist attacks last year, this year's Budapest Pride proceeded peacefully. Two thousand people took part in the march on Saturday amid a massive police presence.
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.
Catholic editor of Italian magazine forced to step down over gay allegations 7
4:57 PM — The editor of Italy's national Catholic newspaper has resigned after "defamatory" media attacks which claimed he was gay. Dino Buffo had criticised Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi for his "immoral" lifestyle.
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.