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  • 6th March 2006

    Prevalence of gay teens using clubbing drugs, says study

    Drug use was higher amongst the 2.5% of students who identified themselves as gay or bisexual

    12:00 AM — Gay or bisexual school children as young as fourteen are 17 times more likely than straight students to use crystal methamphetamine and other "club drugs," according to research in Canada.The study surveyed over 600 students aged 13 to 19 at Vancouver and Victoria high schools. It found 14% have used crystal meth and other "club drugs"

  • Gay army recruit refuses discharge

    The South Korean army defines homosexuals as “Disabled in character and attitude“

    12:00 AM — A gay Korean conscript is looking to highlight gay rights issues by refusing a discharge from the Korean army .Yoo Jung Min-Seok announced to the press, "My identity, the duty my country demands and my rights as a citizen are in conflict in a world where it is regarded as compulsory for men to be masculine.""I reject the harm done by the macho barracks culture and an army that produces aggressive, belligerent men."

  • Madonna tries to explain away gay kiss to daughter 2

    Madonna claims her daughter became “obsessed” with gay questions

    12:00 AM — The "Queen" of pop, Madonna has revealed that her girl on girl kiss with the teen pop sensation, Britney Spears left her with some tough questions from her daughter Lourdes.Madonna told an American gay magazine how her nine-year old daughter became "obsessed" with gay questions after her stunt at the MTV awards.

  • Fans complain after tabloids say singer is gay 2

    The case could set a precedent for other entertainers who may have something to hide

    12:00 AM — American Idol fans are suing a music company after complaining that they were duped into buying the music of a former contestant after claims that he is gay.The contestant, Clay Aiken, appeared in the 2003 series of American Idol, he was marketed through his boyish looks and Christian beliefs which have helped him sell millions of records. However, his followers have reacted angrily to tabloid allegations that he met men in gay sex chat rooms.

  • Teenager sues school for not preventing homophobia

    Michale Bullis, 18, says he was injured last November in the Grove High School cafeteria after being attacked because he was gay

    12:00 AM — A gay teenager is seeking compensation from his school in Oklahoma after claiming he was assaulted by another student because he was not given enough protection.Michale Bullis, 18, says he was injured last November in the Grove High School cafeteria after being attacked because he was gay.

  • Lesbian crowned Homecoming King 1

    Some students are hailing the result as a positive symbol while others are seeing it as offensive

    12:00 AM — A lesbian has sparked controversy amongst students after winning a Homecoming King contest at her contest.Jen Jones, a senior at the school, beat three men to the crown at Hood College in Maryland, USA.Some students are hailing the result as a positive symbol while others are seeing it as offensive to the men who took part and that it makes the election look like a joke.

  • Women’s group calling for end to lesbian persecution

    The picket will call for women's rights, an end to the veil and death penalty for lesbianism and adultery, and condemnation of the Islamic regime for 27 years of crimes against women

    12:00 AM — The Organisation for Women's Liberation in Iran is calling for an end to sexual apartheid in the country.They have announced that Wednesday 8 March will be International Women's Day in solidarity with Iranian women. The group will hold a protest in Parliament Square from 12 noon.

  • Brokeback Mountain scores best director award at Oscars

    the gay cowboy movie received awards for best music score, best director and best adapted screenplay (from the book by Annie Proulx)

    12:00 AM — Despite being nominated for eight Oscars including best actor for Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain scored only three awards at the Oscars ceremony held in Hollywood yesterday.The film which has wowed audiences across Britain has scored some high profile fans including the Conservative leader, David Cameron.

  • Publisher jailed after printing gay list

    Homosexuality is a crime in Cameroon punishable by between six months and five years in prison, and a fine

    12:00 AM — The newspaper publisher who outed prominent public figures he thought were gay in Cameroon has been jailed for defamation.Jean Pierre Amougo Belinga, publisher of L'Anecdote, was jailed for four months for defaming a government minister who was named in a list of 50 presumed homosexuals in the African country where homosexuality is illegal.

  • Spanish gays marrying in their thousands

    Spain was the third country to grant civil marriage rights to same-sex couples, after the Netherlands and Belgium

    12:00 AM — Over a thousand same sex couples have been married in Spain since the country's marriage equality law came into force last summer.International newspaper reports claim that 800 same sex ceremonies have been recorded on computers and that only accounts for half of the marriages performed.

  • 5th March 2006

    Gay penguins book banned from children’s library

    And Tango Makes Three,“is based on the true story of two gay penguins

    12:00 AM — A children's book about a pair of gay penguins who raise a baby has been banned from the children's section of two libraries in America after parents complained that it promoted homosexuality."And Tango Makes Three," is based on the true story of two gay penguins, Roy and Silo who hatched an abandoned egg in New York's Central Park Zoo in the late 1990s.

  • 4th March 2006

    Sydney Gay Pride celebrates Brokeback Mountain and Dick Cheney

    The celebrations of gay rights begun as a civil rights march in 1978 and in the 1980s attracted crowds of over half a million.

    12:00 AM — Gay cowboys aping the stars of Brokeback Mountain together with Kate Moss lookalikes snorting fake cocaine and a float celebrating Dick Cheney have taken to the streets of Sydney to celebrate the city's gay pride festival.The celebrations of gay rights begun as a civil rights march in 1978 and in the 1980s attracted crowds of over half a million. This year's celebrations drew in an estimated quarter of a million revellers from across the world.

  • 3rd March 2006

    Catholic charity members resign over anti gay adoption

    The Vatican believes gay adoptions are “gravely immoral.“

    12:00 AM — Several members of the Catholic Charities Board resigned this week in protest against Massachusetts bishop's anti gay adoption stance.Roman Catholic bishops in Massachusetts have requested that Christian social service agencies are exempt from gay adoption laws. The bishops said state law compromised their religious freedom by ordering them to consider gay people as adoptive parents.

  • Parents offered anti gay therapy for teens 4

    Alan Chambers says he is living proof that gays can change

    12:00 AM — Religious organisations are harming homosexual teenagers by offering bogus "cure" therapies, according to research from a US gay group.The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute claims that Christian groups in Florida are offering parents therapy to stop their child becoming gay.

  • Officer stopped treatment of gay man, lawsuit claims 2

    The lawsuit charges that Mr Bowman discriminated against Green by preventing others from providing life-saving medical care to Green because of his sexual orientation and/or perceived HIV status

    12:00 AM — The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit on behalf of the family of a West Virginia man who died of a heart attack after the police chief allegedly prevented his friend from performing CPR because he falsely assumed the man was HIV positive.Claude Green, 43, who was gay, died last year. The ACLU filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia on behalf of his family against the City of Welch and Robert K. Bowman, Welch's Chief of Police.

  • Gay health removed from government website

    The page, ran by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA),  discussed safer sex and the impact of discrimination as well as drug abuse

    12:00 AM — A US gay rights group is accusing the government of bias towards christian groups after it removed gay health information from its website following anti gay groups complaints.The Family Research Council (FRC), a Judeo-Christian group which promotes marriage and family as the centre of society, encouraged its members to complain to the Department of Health and Human Services over a web page they believe contains destructive behaviour and biased views. Within two weeks the material was removed.

  • Brokeback Mountain is top internet search

    Brokeback Mountain, directed by Ang Lee,  is tipped for Oscar glory at the Hollywood ceremony on March 5, with eight nominations

    12:00 AM — Gay cowboy movie Brokeback Mountain is the most searched for film ahead of this weekend's Oscars ceremony.Ahead of the 78th Annual Academy Awards ceremony which takes place this Sunday, research reveals those films and actors the UK public have been searching on over the past few weeks.Web analysts, Hitwise Search Intelligence revealed that the film has had the highest amount of hits since nominations fot the 78th Annual Academy Awards were announced in January

  • Sweden looking for gay campers

    Swimming is just one of the activities taking place at the camp

    12:00 AM — A Swedish group has set up a camp for gay, bisexual men and others who want to explore their homosexuality.The International GayCamp 2006, for Men who have Sex with Men, will take part for 8 days from July 23 outside Stockholm in Sweden. The Gay-Camp Organisation is a non-profit organisation run by men from the gay community for males who wants to explore their sexuality.

  • Gay marriage push in China

    Homosexuality was seen a mental disorder in China until 2001

    12:00 AM — A Chinese sociologist is encouraging her country to allow gay marriage so that homophobic discrimination will end.Li Yinhe, a sociologist and member of the advisory body to parliament, is submitting a proposal on same-sex marriage. Until 2001 Homosexuality was seen a mental disorder in China.

  • New York’s gays can’t decide whether to back Hillary Clinton

    Mrs Clinton has come under fire for her views on gay marriage

    12:00 AM — A week after PinkNews.co.uk reported that gay groups in New York were not backing Hillary Clinton's re-election campaign, it has emerged that the groups are split over whether to sever donations to the former first lady.Last week, a confidential memo written by Alan Van Capelle, theexecutive director of the Empire State Pride Agenda, was leaked to the gay media. It recommended that gay groups should not contribute funds to Mrs Clinton's re-election campaign for her seat in the Senate.

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