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Stonewall message for Holocaust Memorial Day

January 30, 2012 by  

Stonewall message for Holocaust Memorial Day

Polling commissioned recently by Stonewall found that three in four victims of homophobic hate crime in Britain had not reported those crimes to the police. Nine in ten secondary school teachers, also polled by YouGov for Stonewall, say that children and young people still experience homophobic bullying in their schools. Across the globe being gay is still […]

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GFSN Welcomes Tonight’s BBC Documentary on Gay Footballers

January 30, 2012 by  

GFSN Welcomes Tonight’s BBC Documentary on Gay Footballers

The GFSN (Gay Football Supporters’ Network) have welcomed the BBC3 documentary “Britain’s Gay Footballers” which will be shown on BBC3 tonight at 9pm. It features coverage of the key issues of homophobia in football – which the GFSN is fighting against. The GFSN has consistently lobbied the FA, PFA and the Government to help create a better environment in which lesbian, gay, […]

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Archbishop Sentamu is “intolerant and out of touch” Say Tatchell

January 30, 2012 by  

Archbishop Sentamu is “intolerant and out of touch” Say Tatchell

Peter Tatchell has made a blistering attack on anti-gay archbishop John Sentamu. In a statement. Tactchell said: “Archbishop Dr John Sentamu has condemned the government over its plans to legalise same-sex civil marriage; insinuating that it is behaving in a dictatorial manner. But he is the real dictator. Dr Sentamu wants to impose his personal […]

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Footballers Union To Tackle Homophobia

January 29, 2012 by  

Footballers Union To Tackle Homophobia

The union for professional footballers in England and Wales will send a poster to every Premier League and Football League club in the country, to raise awareness of homophobia in the sport. According to the Daily Mail, the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) is going to distribute the poster to all professional clubs to make player […]

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Former Archbishop Defends Therapist Who Tried To Cure Gay Man

January 29, 2012 by  

Former Archbishop Defends Therapist Who Tried To Cure Gay Man

The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, and other leading members of the Church of England, have defended a therapist who is facing a ban by her professional body after trying to ‘cure’ a gay man of his homosexuality. Psycotherapist Lesley Pilkington, a practising Christian, awaits an appeal hearing on Wednesday against her suspension by […]

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Actresses’ Choice To Be Gay Worries Activists

January 29, 2012 by  

Actresses’ Choice To Be Gay Worries Activists

Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon has sparked controversy among some gay right campaigners after claiming that she made the choice to be gay. In a recent interview, with the New York Times, the 45-year-old actress claimed that she was openly gay “by choice.” “I gave a speech recently, an empowerment speech to a […]

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Lesbian Charity Single Premiers Tomorrow

January 28, 2012 by  

Lesbian Charity Single Premiers Tomorrow

A new charity single recorded by some of the UK’s best new lesbian musicians will premier tomorrow evening. It’s called ‘The L Project’, and was created by songwriter Georgey Payne with the aim of raising as much money as possible for the LGBT community. According to the website the single, which will be called ‘It […]

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Archbishop Of York Warns Against Gay Marriage

January 28, 2012 by  

Archbishop Of York Warns Against Gay Marriage

The Archbishop of York has warned against the legalisation of Gay marriage, stating that Ministers should not over rule the bible and that marriage must remain between a man and a woman. In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, Dr John Sentamu said marriage is set in history and the state cannot change it overnight. […]

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Gareth Thomas Finishes Third In Big Brother

January 28, 2012 by  

Gareth Thomas Finishes Third In Big Brother

Gareth Thomas finished third in last night’s Celebrity Big Brother 2012 final, narrowly missing out on the top spot. The Welsh rugby star left the house to a positive reaction from the audience at Elstree Studios, after Michael Madsen and the Shannon twins were evicted earlier in the night. On his popularity with the other […]

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Stonewall Welcomes Derby Gay-Hate Guilty Verdict

January 24, 2012 by  

Stonewall Welcomes Derby Gay-Hate Guilty Verdict

Stonewall today welcomed the conviction of three men in Derby for stirring up hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation. The men found guilty of the offence following a trial at Derby Crown Court, having distributed leaflets featuring a catalogue of threatening material in July 2010. Ben Summerskill, Stonewall Chief Executive, said: ‘We’re satisfied to […]

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14 Year Old Commits Suicide After Being Bullied For Being Gay

January 24, 2012 by  

14 Year Old Commits Suicide After Being Bullied For Being Gay

A teenage boy has committed suicide after, what is parents claimed have been, 12 months of bullying due to being gay. Phillip Parker, 14, is reported to have hanged himself last Friday in the bathroom of his foster parent’s home in Gordonsville, Tennessee. The boy also left a note which said: ‘Please help me mom.’ […]

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Professional Footballer Fined £6000 After Gay Jibe At Corrie Star

January 24, 2012 by  

Professional Footballer Fined £6000 After Gay Jibe At Corrie Star

A professional footballer has been fined £6000 by the Football Association after Tweeting homophobic comments about Coronation Street’s Antony Cotton. Michael Ball, who plays for Leicester City, admitted to the charge of bringing the game into disrepute and was given the biggest ever fine for homophobic comments. When Street star, Cotton, was appearing in ITV1’s […]

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Hospital Refuses To Allow Woman To Visit Girlfriend After Car Crash

January 23, 2012 by  

Hospital Refuses To Allow Woman To Visit Girlfriend After Car Crash

A woman has claimed that hospital staff refused to allow her to see her girlfriend who had been admitted after a car crash. Linda Cole was driving in the car behind that of her partner Kat Wilderotter in November last year and witnessed Wilderotter suffer an epileptic fit before crashing into a telegraph pole. However, […]

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Marcus Collins Announces Debut Single

January 22, 2012 by  

Marcus Collins Announces Debut Single

Gay X Factor star Marcus Collins will release a cover of the track ‘Seven Nation Army,’ by The White Stripes, as his debut single. The star, who came second in the TV talent show behind girlband ‘Little Mix’ at the end of last year, has apparently added his own stamp to the song, making it […]

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Welsh Lesbian Choir Ready To Tackle Homophobia

January 22, 2012 by  

Welsh Lesbian Choir Ready To Tackle Homophobia

Wales’ first all-lesbian choir are aiming to break down stigmas around homosexuality and make an impact with their music. Two couples in Cardiff decided to set up South Wales Gay Women’s Choir, also known as ‘Lez Sing,’ after the success of the South Wales Gay Men’s Chorus Conductor Diane Wright, 28, and her partner Hayley […]

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Glee Star To Gain Award For Promoting LGBT Rights

January 22, 2012 by  

Glee Star To Gain Award For Promoting LGBT Rights

Glee star Jane Lynch will be given an award by a leading lesbian rights organisation for her work in promoting gay rights, it has been announced. Lynch, who plays cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester on the show, is to be honoured at the National Center for Lesbian Rights’ 35th anniversary award for “using her fame as […]

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Documentary To Look At Homophobia In Football

January 21, 2012 by  

Documentary To Look At Homophobia In Football

A new documentary will tackle the issue of homosexuality in British football and the reasons why no players have come out since Justin Fashanu, who suffered abuse after revealing that he was gay in the early 1990s. The BBC programme, rresented by Fashanu’s niece Amal Fashanu, Britain’s Gay Footballers gains opinion from current and past […]

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Three Guilty Over ‘Gay Hate’ Leaflets

January 21, 2012 by  

Three Guilty Over ‘Gay Hate’ Leaflets

Three Muslim men from Derby have been found guilty of stirring up hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation after distributing a leaflet that said Islam called for anyone caught committing homosexuality to be executed. Ihjaz Ali, Kabir Ahmed and Razwan Javed handed out the pamphlet, called The Death Penalty?, which showed an image of […]

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Gaga’s Anti-Bullying Charity Launches Next Month

January 21, 2012 by  

Gaga’s Anti-Bullying Charity Launches Next Month

Lady Gaga will officially launch her own charity next month to combat anti-gay-bullying and encourage self-confidence among gay teens, it has been announced. The Born This Way Foundation will launch on 29 February at Harvard University, and will be run by the singer and her mother Cynthia Germanotta Gaga, real name Stefani Germanotta, is a […]

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LGF Launch Pride In Practice

January 16, 2012 by  

LGF Launch Pride In Practice

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) and NHS North West, are building on the success of their GP’s Surgeries project, with the launch of Pride in Practice – a new patient standard for excellence in lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) healthcare – on February 14th. The launch event takes place at The Lesbian & […]

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Yorkshire BNP Candidate Convicted Of Racism

January 16, 2012 by  

Yorkshire BNP Candidate Convicted Of Racism

A former candidate for the British National Party (BNP) was convicted on the charge of racial abuse at Dewsbury Magistrates Court last week, according to the website Hope Not Hate. The site stated that Huntingdon was given a 12 month conditional discharge and ordered to pay costs of £85.00 after being found guilty of using […]

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Mr Gay UK Winner To Donate Some Of His Prize To Leading HIV/AIDS Charity

January 16, 2012 by  

Mr Gay UK Winner To Donate Some Of His Prize To Leading HIV/AIDS Charity

Mr Gay UK winner Samuel Kneen has pledged to give some of his winnings from the competition to the Terrance Higgins Trust. Kneen, 22, from Cardiff took the £2000 prize after winning the beauty contest for gay men, last year and after seeing a close friend be affected by HIV he feels very strongly about […]

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Madonna Reveals Admiration For Lady Gaga

January 15, 2012 by  

Madonna Reveals Admiration For Lady Gaga

Madonna praised fellow pop star Lady Gaga last night. In an interview with BBC chat show host Graham Norton the ‘Material Girl’ star revealed her admiration for the ‘Born This Way’ singer, saying that she approves of the way Gaga interacts with her audience and recognising some similarities between the pair. “I liked her rawness […]

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Gay Dean To Sue Church Of England

January 15, 2012 by  

Gay Dean To Sue Church Of England

Britain’s most senior openly gay cleric has threatened to sue the Church of England unless it promotes him to Bishop. The Very Rev Jeffrey John, currently the Dean of St Albans, has twice been overlooked to become a bishop because of his sexuality. The 58-year-old, was forced to give up his appointment as Bishop of […]

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Sacked Footballer Apologises For Homophobic Tweet

January 15, 2012 by  

Sacked Footballer Apologises For Homophobic Tweet

A footballer who was sacked by Oxford City after a homophobic post on a social media website has apologised for his comments. Striker Lee Steele made a remark on Twitter about the gay former Wales rugby player Gareth Thomas, about his appearance on Celebrity Big Brother. The 38-year-old has now apologised in a statement released […]

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Russell Grant Possibility For Strictly Judging Panel

January 14, 2012 by  

Russell Grant Possibility For Strictly Judging Panel

Russell Grant has been named as a possible replacement for Alesha Dixon on the Strictly Come Dancing judging panel   The celebrity astrologer competed in the show last year, with dancing partner Flavia Cacace, and was eliminated in week nine. He is now said to have been added to a shortlist made by BBC chiefs […]

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American Teen Commits Suicide Just After Making It Gets Better Video

January 14, 2012 by  

American Teen Commits Suicide Just After Making It Gets Better Video

An American teenager has committed suicide just a month after recording a video as part of the ‘It Gets Better Project.’ Eric James Bourges, a writer and film maker, who also worked as an intern for The Trevor Project – which is focused on suicide prevention among gay teens – took his own life on […]

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Homophobic Attacker Jailed For Street Robbery

January 14, 2012 by  

Homophobic Attacker Jailed For Street Robbery

A robber who made racist and homophobic comments to his victim before attacking him and stealing his mobile phone has been jailed for four years. Lee Edge was under the influence of drink when he targeted Everton Greaves, who was walking to his mother’s house in Hanley. Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court yesterday heard Mr Greaves was […]

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Secret Shoppers To Test Barnsley’s Gay Friendliness

January 13, 2012 by  

Secret Shoppers To Test Barnsley’s Gay Friendliness

BUSINESSES in Barnsley will be visited by mystery shoppers to make sure they are gay-friendly as part of a new project due to launch next month. The Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Forum (LGBT) is launching a ‘Rainbow Tick’ scheme that businesses can sign up to show they are gay-friendly as part of a move […]

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Stonewall Appoints New Trustees

January 13, 2012 by  

Stonewall Appoints New Trustees

Gay rights group Stonewall have announced the appointment of six new trustees. The new trustees, who take up their appointments this month, are: Neil Bentley, Deputy Director-General of the CBI and a non-executive director of the Carbon Trust Rachel Harper, Director of Internal Audit (Refining & Marketing) at BP Laura McAllister, Professor of Governance at […]

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Women Claims She Lost Her Job For Wearing Fake Penis

January 13, 2012 by  

Women Claims She Lost Her Job For Wearing Fake Penis

A woman in Pennsylvania has claimed that she lost he job for wearing a prosthetic penis, according to AP reports. Pauline Davis, filed a civil lawsuit claim on Wednesday against former employer J&J Snack Foods, stating that her civil rights had not been met. Davies claimed that she wore the prosthetic penis to work as […]

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67 Year Old Calvin Klein Rumoured To Have Split With 21 Year Old Boyfriend

January 13, 2012 by  

67 Year Old Calvin Klein Rumoured To Have Split With 21 Year Old Boyfriend

Rumours are rife that Calvin Klein has separated from his boyfriend of two years. Klein, 67, met, the now 21 year old, Nick Gruber in early 2010 but rumours about their split began when Klein attended New York’s Ph-D nightclub on Sunday without Gruber. A source for New York Daily newspaper said: “They’re on a […]

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Facebook Deny Accusations That They ‘Destroyed’ The Life Of One Of their Gay Users

January 13, 2012 by  

Facebook Deny Accusations That They ‘Destroyed’ The Life Of One Of their Gay Users

Facebook bosses have denied destroying the life of one of their users after their targeted advertising led to a boy’s homophobic parents finding out that he was gay. Privacy International have made the accusation against Facebook in the wake of a young man in the UK called David being targeted for adverts for gay cruises […]

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Up To 5000 Canadian Gay Marriages May Be Invalid

January 13, 2012 by  

Up To 5000 Canadian Gay Marriages May Be Invalid

A lawyer for the Canadian Government has stated that up to 5,000 gay marriages in the country may not be valid. Sean Gaudet, a Department of Justice lawyer, has said that all gay marriages between overseas couples since 2004 may be completely invalid under domestic law.   The anomaly came to light when an couple, […]

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Sean Bean To Play Trans Woman In BBC Drama

January 13, 2012 by  

Sean Bean To Play Trans Woman In BBC Drama

Actor Sean Bean is to play a transgender character in an episode of a BBC drama, Accused. Bean will be in the role of an English teacher called Simon whose alter-ego Tracie commits a “terrible crime of passion” when searching for love. Bean said: “I’ve wanted to work on a Jimmy McGovern drama for a […]

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‘Lesbian Vampire Killer’ To Be Released From Prison

January 13, 2012 by  

‘Lesbian Vampire Killer’ To Be Released From Prison

A killer who was dubbed the ‘lesbian vampire killer’ will be released from prison after serving 20 years of her life sentence. Tracey Wigginton and her partner lured 47 year old Edward Baldock into their car in 1989 after promising him sex. Baldock was then stabbed 27 times in a ferocious attack that almost severed […]

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Openly-gay leader for Reading Conservatives

January 13, 2012 by  

Openly-gay leader for Reading Conservatives

The new leader of the Conservatives in Reading is to be Tim Harris, it was announced this week.  Cllr Harris, a 41 year old software salesman, was elected without contest as group leader on Reading Council.  Openly-gay, he is well-known for his prominent LGBT campaigning, which recently included successfully facilitating a £10,000 grant to kick-start […]

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LGF Honoured For Schools Initiative

January 11, 2012 by  

LGF Honoured For Schools Initiative

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s Safer Schools Packs have been named as one of the winning projects in the NatWest Community Force initiative.   The Safer Schools Packs were one of the top three projects voted for by the public in the Manchester Central area. Now, we can provide 300 more Safer Schools Packs to […]

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Romney Romps Home In New Hampshire Primary

January 11, 2012 by  

Romney Romps Home In New Hampshire Primary

In the race to be the Republican Presidential nominee, Mitt Romney took top spot in yesterday’s New Hampshire Primary. Romney decimated his fellow GOP hopefuls by taking a massive 39% of the ballot. His nearest rival Ron Paul stayed in the race with 23% while Rick Santorum who lost to Romney in Iowa by just […]

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Stonewall Release Top 100 LGB Employers List

January 11, 2012 by  

Stonewall Release Top 100 LGB Employers List

Stonewall’s list of top 100 workplaces for LGB people has been released today and accountancy Ernst & Young has taken top spot. However, there are 25 new entries to this year’s prominent list including security agency MI5 who until 1989, stated that gays were too “vulnerable to corruption” to work for them. Jonathan Evans, Director […]

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Pope Says Gay Marriage Will “Doom Humanity”

January 10, 2012 by  

Pope Says Gay Marriage Will “Doom Humanity”

During his New Year address yesterday, the Pope declared that gay marriage will doom humanity. Speaking to diplomats from 180 countries, Pope Benedict XVI said: “pride of place goes to the family, based on the marriage of a man and a woman. “This is not a simple social convention, but rather the fundamental cell of […]

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Graham Norton Makes Radio Plea After Burglary

January 10, 2012 by  

Graham Norton Makes Radio Plea After Burglary

Graham Norton made a public plea for the return of his stolen car during his weekend Radio 2 show. Thieves forced their way into the stars £2 million London home last Friday at some time between 7pm and midnight. They found the keys to Norton’s £50,000 Black Lexus Hybrid before taking off in the vehicle. […]

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Queer As Fringe-Manchester

January 10, 2012 by  

Queer As Fringe-Manchester

For the first time ever three of Manchester’s most diverse fringe theatre companies come together to create a brand new event showcasing a night of gay theatre by some of the most successful gay fringe writers in the city. Queer as Fringe features new short plays by the Award Nominated Vertigo Theatre Productions (OUT, Rage, […]

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THT Open Scottish Consultation

January 10, 2012 by  

THT Open Scottish Consultation

On Saturday 28th January, HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland (THT Scotland) is inviting gay and bisexual men from across Fife to attend a ‘Talking Shop’ event, in which they can talk openly about their experiences. The aim is to develop new support networks for those encountering issues common amongst gay and […]

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Footballer Misses Match After Anti-Gay Gareth Thomas Tweet

January 10, 2012 by  

Footballer Misses Match After Anti-Gay Gareth Thomas Tweet

A footballer was left out of a match at the weekend after making an anti-gay jibe about Gareth Thomas and his stay in the Celebrity Big Brother house. Oxford City striker Lee Steele Tweeted: “I wouldn’t fancy the bed next to Gareth Thomas #padlockeda**ehole”. Steele then removed the Tweet 24 hours after posting. Steele had […]

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‘The Iron Lady’ Is Box Office Hit

January 10, 2012 by  

‘The Iron Lady’ Is Box Office Hit

The opening weekend of The Iron Lady took the box office by storm raking in a massive £2.1 million. Though many have claimed that they will boycott the movie which depicts former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, it still became a box office number one. The Thatcher government were responsible for the, now repealed, section 28 […]

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‘Death Penalty For Fags’ Leafleters Go On Trial

January 10, 2012 by  

‘Death Penalty For Fags’ Leafleters Go On Trial

Five men, who handed out leaflets demanding the death penalty for gay men, went on trial at Derby Crown Court yesterday. Ihjaz Ali, 42, Umer Javed, 38, Mehboob Hassain, 45, Razwan Javed, 30, and Kabir Ahmed, 27, were charged under the amended Public Order Act 1986 which now includes provision to prosecute those who deliberately […]

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Openly Gay Man Seeks Republican Nomination For President

January 9, 2012 by  

Openly Gay Man Seeks Republican Nomination For President

An openly gay man has announced that he will be seeking the Republican nomination for President of the United States and made history in the process. Fred Karger, 61, hopes to see off his mainly anti-gay competition in order to win the nomination. Karger has previously worked on nine presidential campaigns including those of Ronald […]

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First Openly Gay Contestants For Miss California Contest

January 8, 2012 by  

First Openly Gay Contestants For Miss California Contest

Two lesbian contestants are competing to be crowned this year’s Miss California, the first time any gay candidates have taken part in the pageant’s 60 year-history. Mollie Thomas, 19, who is representing West Hollywood, and 26-year-old Jenelle Hutcherson, who is the entry for Long Beach, will be among the 400 women competing for the title. […]

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Republican Candidates Reiterate Anti-gay Marriage Stance

January 8, 2012 by  

Republican Candidates Reiterate Anti-gay Marriage Stance

Republican presidential hopefuls have reinforced their anti-gay marriage stance during a live televised debate in New Hampshire. The first question at the ABC News debate centred on the issue of gay marriage, which is an important one in New Hampshire as it’s currently one of only six states that allow same-sex marriage. The candidates were […]

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Shakespeare Was Bisexual

January 8, 2012 by  

Shakespeare Was Bisexual

A Shakespeare expert has branded the Midland bard bisexual – and said people should “get over it”. The extraordinary claim by Professor Stanley Wells, President of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, comes after gay Hollywood actor Sir Ian McKellen questioned the playwright’s sexuality. Sir Ian controversially claimed there was “no doubt” that William Shakespeare had sex […]

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Original Sugababes Record New Material

January 7, 2012 by  

Original Sugababes Record New Material

The original Sugababes line-up have reportedly recorded a number of new tracks together. Keisha Buchanan, Mutya Buena, Siobhan Donaghy allegedly met up last year and decided to reform and record new material, according to Popjustice. Although no record label has yet been approached, a number of collaborators have been listed as working with the former […]

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Rufus Wainwright Honours Christmas Fire Victims

January 7, 2012 by  

Rufus Wainwright Honours Christmas Fire Victims

Gay singer and songwriter Rufus Wainwright sang ‘Over The Rainbow’ yesterday at the New York funeral of you three girls who tragically died in a house fire on Christmas Day. Designer Calvin Klein also attended the service for Lily, Grace and Sarah Badger, the sisters who died in the inferno along with their grandparents Lormer […]

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Not Guilty Verdict In Gay Porn Obscenity Trial

January 7, 2012 by  

Not Guilty Verdict In Gay Porn Obscenity Trial

A jury in London yesterday returned a unanimous verdict of not guilty for a man charged under the Obscene Publications Act 1959 after distributing DVDs containing gay sex. 53-year-old Michael Peacock was cleared of six charges at Southwark Crown Court, in what has been described as “the most significant obscenity trial of the decade”. The […]

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Gareth Thomas To Join Celebrity Big Brother House Tonight

January 5, 2012 by  

Gareth Thomas To Join Celebrity Big Brother House Tonight

Former Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas is to be one of this year’s Celebrity Big Brother contestants which begins on Channel 5 tonight. The star, who came out as a gay in 2009, is to be joined in the house with Natasha Giggs who had an affair with Manchester United winger and brother-in-law Ryan Giggs. […]

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Lesbian Couple’s Plight To ‘Build A Wall For Lyall’

January 5, 2012 by  

Lesbian Couple’s Plight To ‘Build A Wall For Lyall’

A lesbian couple in Leeds have launched a campaign that they hope will improve the life of their two year old son who has severe disabilities. Lyall Cookward who is the son of Steph Ward and Sharon Cook was born in 2009 with a serious heart condition as well as Downs Syndrome. After many operations, […]

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Bachmann Poised To Quit Race

January 4, 2012 by  

Bachmann Poised To Quit Race

Exetreme anti-gay presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann looks set to pull out of the race to secure the GOP nomination despite earlier insisting that her name would remain on the ballot. The Minnesota Representative has announced that she will not be attending the third round of nominations in South Carolina which has fuelled speculation that she […]

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Presidential Anti-Gay Candidate Falls Just Short Of Top Spot

January 4, 2012 by  

Presidential Anti-Gay Candidate Falls Just Short Of Top Spot

Outspoken, anti-gay candidate Rick Santorum was beaten by just eight votes in the GOP Iowa caucuses yesterday. Santorum, who lost top spot to Mitt Romney, has previously said that if chosen as Republican nominee and then proceeds to take the presidency away from Barack Obama, he would invalidate all gay marriages that have been held […]

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Ricky Martin Denies Marriage Rumours

January 4, 2012 by  

Ricky Martin Denies Marriage Rumours

Ricky Martin has refuted claims that he is to marry boyfriend Carlos Gonzalez Abell later this month. The star who came out in 2010 was forced to issue a statement after newspaper reports stated that he was to wed his lover on January 28th. Speaking through his manager, the statement said: “It is a completely […]

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‘Christian’ Group Prayed For ‘Sodomite’ George Michael’s Death

January 4, 2012 by  

‘Christian’ Group Prayed For ‘Sodomite’ George Michael’s Death

George Michael told his Twitter followers yesterday how a ‘Christian’ organisation urged members to pray for his death when he was suffering from pneumonia. Michael, who was struck down by the illness late last year, spent a month receiving treatment in an Austrian hospital. But, while hundreds of thousands of fans of the superstar prayed […]

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Elton John Confirms Movie Of His Life Story

January 4, 2012 by  

Elton John Confirms Movie Of His Life Story

Superstar Elton John has confirmed rumours that a film of his life story is “very much in the works.” The 64 year old singer has said that he would like to co-produce the film with husband David Furnish and would choose Justin Timberlake to play him. The star said that he wanted his biopic to […]

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Corrie Tops National TV Awards Nominees

January 3, 2012 by  

Corrie Tops National TV Awards Nominees

Coronation Street look like clear favourites to take home a Gong at this year’s National Television Awards after receiving four nominations. The long-running soap which was criticised widely in 2011 for having too many LGBT characters and even finished the year by holding a lesbian wedding, has seen off rivals Eastenders who have three nominations. […]

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Tampon Maker Apologises For Transphobic Ad.

January 3, 2012 by  

Tampon Maker Apologises For Transphobic Ad.

A tampon maker has apologised after its televised advert was deemed as being transphobic and caused uproar throughout social media networks. Libra, the company who make tampons, issued a TV commercial in New Zealand which depicted two women putting their make-up on in a clubs toilet. The women are seen trying to outdo each other […]

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Gay WWII Codebreaker To Be Finally Recognised

January 3, 2012 by  

Gay WWII Codebreaker To Be Finally Recognised

A gay World War Two codebreaker who was convicted of gross indecency and sentenced to chemical castration, is to have a stamp distributed in his honour. Alan Turing was part of the famous Bletchley Park team who cracked the Enigma Code during WWII but, in 1952 he was convicted for homosexual acts and two years […]

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Street Preachers Take To Trains To Tell Passengers That Homosexuals Are Evil

January 2, 2012 by  

Street Preachers Take To Trains To Tell Passengers That Homosexuals Are Evil

Street preachers have taken to spreading their messages aboard trains in the Australian city of Adelaide, telling passengers that ‘homosexuals are sinners.’ Passengers reported that preachers were abusing them by shouting things such as: “you are all sinners and will be killed by God,” and “homosexuals are sinners and women are all sinners.” Police were […]

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David Hockney Joins Order Of Merit

January 2, 2012 by  

David Hockney Joins Order Of Merit

Yorkshire man David Hockney has been appointed as a member of the Order of Merit by the Queen, 22 years after the gay artist declined a Knighthood. Only 24 people, who have achieved greatness in the field of arts, literature, public service, science or learning, can hold the honour at one time. Upon their deaths, […]

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Westlife Singer Announces Split With Boyfriend

January 2, 2012 by  

Westlife Singer Announces Split With Boyfriend

Westlife star Mark Feehily has announced that he has split from boyfriend of seven years, Kevin McDaid. Feehily, 31, took to social networking site Twitter to announce the separation. He Tweeted: “Sadly, Kevin & I are no longer together. We’ve had an amazin 7 yrs & are both so thankful for the love & support […]

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Walliams For Britain’s Got Talent?

January 1, 2012 by  

Walliams For Britain’s Got Talent?

David Walliams has reportedly signed a two-year deal to become a judge on ‘Britain’s Got Talent.’ The Little Britain star is believed to have agreed to a £250,000 deal with the ITV show, and will join the other judges when auditions start next week. Simon Cowell recently confirmed that he would be returning as a […]

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MoD Paying For Sex Change Operations

January 1, 2012 by  

MoD Paying For Sex Change Operations

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has used thousands of pounds from taxpayers’ contributions to pay towards “minor surgical procedures relating to gender reassignment,” according to The Sun. The paper submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act which revealed the spending, despite the MoD facing spending cuts in the defence budget. The Surgeon-General of […]

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Santorum Would ‘Invalidate’ Gay Marriages

January 1, 2012 by  

Santorum Would ‘Invalidate’ Gay Marriages

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has once again shown his support for a ban on gay marriage, saying that any now-legal marriages would become invalid under a constitutional amendment. In an interview with NBC yesterday the 53-year-old lawyer declared his belief there should be one marriage law for all 50 states in America, and when […]

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Screenwriter Thanks Fans For Support During Brother’s Cancer Battle

December 31, 2011 by  

Screenwriter Thanks Fans For Support During Brother’s Cancer Battle

Openly-gay Hollywood screenwriter Dustin Lance Black has thanked his fans for their support while he helps his brother battle cancer. Black is best known for his work on the film ‘Milk,’ starring Sean Penn, and well as the film ‘J. Edgar’ which starred Leonardo Dicaprio earlier this year. The 37-year-old has been with his sibling […]

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Robbie Would Go Gay For Cash

December 31, 2011 by  

Robbie Would Go Gay For Cash

Singer Robbie Williams has revealed that he would sleep with men, if he was offered the right amount of cash. The comments came about during a web chat with his former Take That band mates in which Williams asked the others what it would take for them to sleep with a member of the same […]

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Clarkson Defends Backing Of Politician

December 31, 2011 by  

Clarkson Defends Backing Of Politician

American singer Kelly Clarkson has defended her backing of an American Congressman accused of being racist and homophobic. Clarkson recently declared her support for 76-year-old Ron Paul’s campaign for the Republican presidential nomination via Twitter, as she said: “I love Ron Paul. I liked him a lot during the last Republican nomination and no one […]

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Zimbabwe MP Spends Christmas In Custody Accused Of Calling Mugabe Gay

December 29, 2011 by  

Zimbabwe MP Spends Christmas In Custody Accused Of Calling Mugabe Gay

An MP in Zimbabwe spent Christmas in police custody after she allegedly said that Robert Mugabe was gay. Chimanimani West MP, Lynette Karenyi, is said to have told supporters of the anti-gay Mugabe that he had previously had affairs with men including, one with former president Canaan Banana who served two years in prison for […]

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Katie Price Ripped Off By Trans Teen

December 29, 2011 by  

Katie Price Ripped Off By Trans Teen

A trans teenager who fooled bank staff into thinking that she was Katie Price in order to withdraw £2500 has pleaded guilty to five counts of fraud and will be sentenced in the New Year. Kerry Marshall, 18, was identified by CCTV footage of her withdrawing cash in Price’s branch of HSBC bank. The teenager […]

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“The Sodomites Are Coming…” Calendar Banned

December 29, 2011 by  

“The Sodomites Are Coming…” Calendar Banned

A calendar named ‘I’m Not Gay, I’m Just A Sissy’ will no longer be sold by US bookseller Barnes & Noble. The calendar by self-proclaimed Christian cartoonist, Joe King, depicts 12 months of sexual confusion and contains offensive jokes about AIDS and the lives of gay people. King, whose calendar contains a cartoon of Paul […]

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George Michael Returns Home

December 24, 2011 by  

George Michael Returns Home

George Michael has returned home to London following a near month-long battle with pneumonia. Michael was released from AKH hospital in Vienna on Thursday, after being judged to be in good health by the doctors. An emotional Michael spoke to the press outside his home in North London yesterday, and assured fans that he was […]

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Sussex Woman Jailed After Sham Marriage

December 24, 2011 by  

Sussex Woman Jailed After Sham Marriage

A Sussex woman who arranged a sham marriage with her gay hairdresser to help her chances of staying in the country illegally has been jailed for 18 months. Vera Jadoonanan, 39, originally from Trinidad and Tobago has been granted a two-year student visa to study in the UK – but was attempting to secure an […]

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Lesbian Couple Driven Out Of Home

December 24, 2011 by  

Lesbian Couple Driven Out Of Home

A lesbian couple have said that they were drive out of their home in Oxfordshire after suffering months of homophobic abuse. Siobhan Fogarty and her girlfriend decided to leave their home in Banbury after receiving threats and intimidation from their neighbours. She said: “It was a really intimidating experience pretty much all the time and […]

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Man Serving Life Sentence Convicted Of Trying To Kill Gay Inmate

December 21, 2011 by  

Man Serving Life Sentence Convicted Of Trying To Kill Gay Inmate

A man, currently serving a life sentence for murder, has been given a further conviction for attempting to murder a fellow inmate after a relationship. Robert Livesey, 29, was sent to Wakefield Prison, in Yorkshire, after being given a life sentence for murdering his half-brother with a hammer. The murder took place on April 1 […]

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One Direction Star Once Said He Was Gay

December 21, 2011 by  

One Direction Star Once Said He Was Gay

Boy band One Direction hasn’t just won a number one single since coming third in the X Factor last year – they’ve won a number of hearts too. But the boys recently admitted they sometimes find it difficult to deal with unwanted attention from admirers; and have admitted to resorting to desperate measures to let […]

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Six Years Of Civil Partnerships

December 21, 2011 by  

Six Years Of Civil Partnerships

Today is the sixth anniversary of the introduction of civil partnerships. More than 46,000 civil partnerships have been held since the December 2005; and it was six years ago today that three couples entered into civil partnerships at the exact time the legislation came into effect. The first three couples to enter into civil partnerships […]

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‘First Man’ To Campaign Against Gays If Wife Becomes US President

December 20, 2011 by  

‘First Man’ To Campaign Against Gays If Wife Becomes US President

Husband of US presidential candidate Michele Bachman has announced that he will campaign against gay marriage if his wife becomes Commander in Chief. Marcus Bachmann, who would become ‘First Gentleman’ if his wife were to become president, said: “I’ve decided my cause is… pro-marriage, pro-family, and pro-life,” “We’re going to get this message across that […]

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Attempt To Ban Civil Partnerships On Religious Premises Fails

December 20, 2011 by  

Attempt To Ban Civil Partnerships On Religious Premises Fails

A motion which would have banned the celebration of civil partnerships in religious premises has been successfully defeated in the House of Lords. The ‘wrecking motion’ was introduced by Conservative peer Baroness O’Cathain. It would have meant that the ‘Alli amendment’ that Stonewall secured to the 2010 Equality Act last spring would have been scrapped. […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Stars Face Axe

December 18, 2011 by  

Strictly Come Dancing Stars Face Axe

Some of the stars of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing are apparently facing the axe. Professional dancers, and husband and wife, Ola and James Jordan are reportedly unlikely to return next year following a series of backstage rows. The pair, who partnered with Robbie Savage and Alex Jones this year, had already been axed from the […]

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Scottish Government Considering Compromise On Gay Marriage

December 18, 2011 by  

Scottish Government Considering Compromise On Gay Marriage

The Scottish Government is reportedly considering a deal which would legalise gay marriage, just not in religious buildings, after a consultation on the issue. Under the proposal, ministers would pass same-sex marriage legislation, with the condition that the ceremonies can only take place in a civil setting; which is an attempt to offer assurance to […]

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Gay Struggles Influenced Wikileaks Soldier

December 18, 2011 by  

Gay Struggles Influenced Wikileaks Soldier

The gay soldier who is accused of leaking top secret military documents to the Wikileaks website found his work hindered by struggles with his gender identity, a court has been told. Private Bradley Manning, 24, is facing 22 charges of passing on secret information and appeared at the second day of his pre-trial military hearing […]

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Trains First, Gay Rights Second, in Uganda

December 17, 2011 by  

Trains First, Gay Rights Second, in Uganda

Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni has claimed building railways is more important that improving the rights of gay people. Speaking to delegates at a meeting in the Ugandan capital Kampala, Museveni said: “Before anyone gives me a lecture about homosexuals and their rights, first talk about railways.” This follows much debate over the investment of aid […]

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Cross-dressing Comedy Attracts Criticism

December 17, 2011 by  

Cross-dressing Comedy Attracts Criticism

A new ABC comedy, which doesn’t air until January, has already angered some rights groups. The series, ‘Work It’, has attracted attention from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and the Human Rights Campaign, who argue that the series could prove harmful to transgendered individuals. The series stars Ben Koldyke and Amaury Nolasco as […]

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Garland classic to be screened across the UK

December 17, 2011 by  

Garland classic to be screened across the UK

The classic 1944 musical ‘Meet Me in St. Louis, which stars gay icon Judy Garland, is to be screened across the UK in the coming weeks. The film, set in 1903, tells the story of an American family in Louisiana eagerly anticipating the World’s Fair the following year. It stars a 22-year-old Garland as Esther […]

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An Amazingly Generous Christmas Day Offer From Terry George And Michael Rothwell

December 14, 2011 by  

An Amazingly Generous Christmas Day Offer From Terry George And Michael Rothwell

Messers Rothwell and George of Leeds, are always willing to help people out where help is truly needed. What they are offering is the chance for those who are less fortunate, who will not have anywhere to go or perhaps no one to spend Christmas Day with, to join Fibre and The Viaduct Showbar in […]

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Hulk Hogan Denies Affair With Brutus Beefcake

December 13, 2011 by  

Hulk Hogan Denies Affair With Brutus Beefcake

Muscle man Hulk Hogan has denied that he is gay and said that his ex-wifes claims that he had an affair with wrestler Brutus Beefcake are “insane.” Hogan, 58, has now filed a lawsuit against his ex-wife, Linda Bollea, and he is claiming defamation of character. In a statement Hogan, whose real name is Terrance […]

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Metropolitan Police Pay £4000 To Teenager After Gay Jibe

December 13, 2011 by  

Metropolitan Police Pay £4000 To Teenager After Gay Jibe

A 15 year old boy has been awarded £4000 in compensation and an apology from the Metropolitan Police after they told him that it was “dangerous”, “stupid” and “gay” to photograph a military parade. Jules Mattsson was also told by police that he was a “public hazard” and he was committing “anti-social behaviour” when the […]

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Gayleeds.com’s ‘Lonely This Christmas’ Appeal

December 13, 2011 by  

Gayleeds.com’s ‘Lonely This Christmas’ Appeal

For many, Christmas is a time for family and friends to get together and celebrate, swap presents and eat far too much. Some people also choose to spend the day alone but some people are forced to spend the day alone. As Christmas is a time of togetherness, this means that those who have no […]

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Marcus Collins Misses Out On X Factor Top Spot

December 12, 2011 by  

Marcus Collins Misses Out On X Factor Top Spot

Openly gay X Factor finalist Marcus Collins, who was mentored by Gary Barlow, lost top spot to girl band Little Mix on Saturday. Collins, 23, who lives with his boyfriend in Liverpool, performed live in front of an audience of 10,000 at Wembley Stadium. After joining the competition, the singer was reported to have been […]

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THT Launch First Hand Accounts Of People Living With HIV

December 12, 2011 by  

THT Launch First Hand Accounts Of People Living With HIV

HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) has launched a collection of first person accounts from men and women living with HIV in the UK today. The collection, 21st Century HIV, tells the stories of ten very different individuals, including a gay man diagnosed in the mid 1980s, a Zimbabwe-born police officer who lost […]

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Stonewall launches new School Champions programme

December 12, 2011 by  

Stonewall launches new School Champions programme

Stonewall has launched its new School Champions programme. The programme, part of Stonewall’s Education for All campaign, works directly with schools to provide tailored support and guidance in challenging homophobic bullying and celebrating difference. Ofsted’s new framework, which will be launched in January 2012, includes specific reference to behaviour and will look at how schools […]

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Hyde FC Make History By Kicking Out Homophobia In Sport

December 12, 2011 by  

Hyde FC Make History By Kicking Out Homophobia In Sport

HYDE FC has become the first Blue Square Bet North football club to officially sign up to the Government ‘charter against homophobia and transphobia in sport.’ The Tigers pride themselves on being very much a community club and they welcomed Lindsay England from football’s LGBT campaigning organization JUST A BALL GAME? As a guest for […]

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Yorkshire Pink Power List-Voting Extended

December 12, 2011 by  

Yorkshire Pink Power List-Voting Extended

Most people would have seen The Independent On Sunday’s Pink List which named the most influential LGBT people in the country. Now, the first ever Yorkshire Pink Power List is being launched! The aim is to find the top 50 LGB or T people throughout the region who you feel deserve to be recognised for […]

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Mr Gay UK 2011 Is Announced

December 12, 2011 by  

Mr Gay UK 2011 Is Announced

Sam Kneen from Cardiff was awarded the prestigious title of Mr Gay UK 2011 on Saturday 10 December at Mission nightclub in Leeds. After sailing through the gruelling heats, the five finalists all went head to head and strutted their stuff to a packed out crowd at Mission. Middlesbrough’s Greg Lumley, Cardiff’s Samuel Kneen and Leeds’ John […]

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Mr Gay UK Final-TONIGHT!

December 10, 2011 by  

Mr Gay UK Final-TONIGHT!

The final of MR Gay UK 2011 is finally here and it is on at Mission Nightclub TONIGHT! Three of the finalists who are; Bristol – Charlie Drummond, Cardiff – Samuel Kneen, Leeds – John Wheeldon all starred on ITV1’s Loose Women show yesterday afternoon. Terry George, owner and promoter of Mr Gay UK said: “I’m so glad […]

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Scottish Gay Marriage Consultation Receives 50,000 Responses

December 9, 2011 by  

Scottish Gay Marriage Consultation Receives 50,000 Responses

The Scottish Government’s consultation on gay marriage has received more than 50,000 responses. Scottish National Party ministers support the move but some in the party oppose allowing gay couples to marry. A ‘rainbow coalition’ of groups including The Equality Network, Amnesty International, Unison and the Humanist Society of Scotland have all filed submissions supporting changing […]

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Comedian Guest Stars As Lesbian In Hot In Cleveland

December 9, 2011 by  

Comedian Guest Stars As Lesbian In Hot In Cleveland

American comedian, actress and singer Sandra Bernhard has guest starred in the new series of hit comedy ‘Hot In Cleveland,’ this week. The show is co-produced by Will & Grace’s Sean Hayes, who famously played Jack McFarland, and stars Betty White. It follows three past-their-prime entertainment industry veterans from Los Angeles who accidentally relocate to Ohio. […]

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Pensioner Robbed After Visit To Brighton Gay Venue

December 9, 2011 by  

Pensioner Robbed After Visit To Brighton Gay Venue

  A robber tricked his way into an 82-year-old man’s house and beat him up after meeting him at a gay nightspot. Police believe the man was deliberately targeted because he was at a gay venue in Brighton and are warning the city’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community to take care if taking strangers […]

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Marcus Collins and Gary Barlow To Sing Billy Joel Duet

December 8, 2011 by  

Marcus Collins and Gary Barlow To Sing Billy Joel Duet

Openly gay X Factor finalist, Marcus Collins, is dedicating his X Factor final duet with mentor Gary Barlow to his mum, Tracy. It has now been revealed that each act will be doing a duet with their star mentor as part of the final on Saturday night; and Gary Barlow revealed in a final press […]

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Nightclub Ejects Gay Couple For Kissing

December 8, 2011 by  

Nightclub Ejects Gay Couple For Kissing

A Croydon nightclub has caused outrage after throwing out a gay couple for kissing at the weekend.   The two men were escorted out by doormen at Shooshh nightclub in the early hours of Sunday December 4, after they were said to have been canoodling in the VIP area. Manager Albie Saliba admitted his staff […]

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Rick Perry Launches Attack On Obama Over Gays In Military

December 8, 2011 by  

Rick Perry Launches Attack On Obama Over Gays In Military

In a 30-second advert the governor of Texas has opposed the repealing of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy by President Obama, which allows gays to serve in the military.  “I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a Christian,” Mr Perry says in the advert, “but you don’t need to be in the pew every Sunday […]

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Hillary Clinton: “It should never be a crime to be gay”

December 7, 2011 by  

Hillary Clinton: “It should never be a crime to be gay”

Hillary Clinton has declared America will fight for gay and lesbian equality around the world. Speaking at a U.N. summit the American Secretary of State declared that the U.S. will fight discrimination against gays and lesbians abroad by using foreign aid and diplomacy to encourage reform. “It should never be a crime to be gay” […]

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Proof of Love Wins Gay Book Prize

December 7, 2011 by  

Proof of Love Wins Gay Book Prize

The Proof of Love has won the Green Carnation Literary Prize – which celebrates writing by LGBT writers. Author Catherine Hall said: “I’m utterly delighted to have won the Green Carnation Prize – a completely unexpected pleasure, especially given the calibre of the other writers on the shortlist. It’s a great way of raising the […]

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Inquest Hears Anti-gay Bullying Campaigner Was Hanged

December 7, 2011 by  

Inquest Hears Anti-gay Bullying Campaigner Was Hanged

An inquest into the death of Roger Crouch, the 55-year-old anti-gay bullying campaigner, has heard he was found hanged. Mr Crouch had been discovered by his wife, Paola, at their Gloucestershire home on Monday 28 November; where he was confirmed to have died at the scene. Deputy Gloucestershire coroner, David Dooley, opened and adjourned the […]

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School Head Makes Sure “Gay” Stays

December 6, 2011 by  

School Head Makes Sure “Gay” Stays

The head teacher of a school of a Michigan elementary school has ensured that pupils continue singing the original lyrics to a well-known Christmas carol. A music teacher at Cherry Knoll Elementary School had made the decision to change the lyrics of ‘Deck the Halls.’ She changed the line “don we now our gay apparel,” […]

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Gay Film ‘Weekend’ Wins Two Awards

December 6, 2011 by  

Gay Film ‘Weekend’ Wins Two Awards

Critically-acclaimed romantic drama ‘Weekend’ won two trophies at the 14th annual British Independent Film Awards, last weekend. The celebrated British film picked up two BIFA awards on Sunday 4 December, including ‘Most Promising Newcomer’ for the film’s star, Tom Cullen. Chris New, who also stars, had been nominated too.   The film also won the […]

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New Record For HIV Tests Set On World AIDS Day

December 6, 2011 by  

New Record For HIV Tests Set On World AIDS Day

A new record was set by two central-London venues for the number of HIV tests administered in 8 hours last week. On 1 December 2011, 56 Dean Street and G-A-Y set a new Guinness World Record for administering a staggering 467 HIV tests in 8-hours.   The event on World AIDS Day raised awareness around […]

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Gay Actor Apologises Over “Tranny” Comment

December 5, 2011 by  

Gay Actor Apologises Over “Tranny” Comment

Gay actor and director Neil Patrick Harris has publicly apologised after using the word ‘tranny’ on live television. The 38-year-old performer and star of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ made the comment while presenting American talk show ‘Live! With Kelly’ this week on US network ABC. Having inhaling sulfur hexafluoride during a science experiment his […]

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Students suspended after gay teen’s suicide

December 5, 2011 by  

Students suspended after gay teen’s suicide

A high school in New York has suspended students after the suicide of a bullied gay teenager. 14-year-old student Jamey Rodemeyer’s suicide in September of this year received attention from all over the world; including Lady Gaga speaking on the loss of another promising life to bullying. Police investigating the death uncovered five bullying episodes […]

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Madonna For Superbowl

December 5, 2011 by  

Madonna For Superbowl

Pop star Madonna has confirmed that she will perform the half-time show at the U.S Superbowl in February 2012 The slot at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on 5 February is one of the most high profile entertainment slots on American television. Last year, Christina Aguilera caused some controversy by getting the lines of […]

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Nigeria’s Gay Marriage Ban Could Threaten HIV/AIDS Help

December 4, 2011 by  

Nigeria’s Gay Marriage Ban Could Threaten HIV/AIDS Help

A bill to outlaw gay marriage in Nigeria could cost the country millions of pounds worth of aid, given to help stop the spread of HIV and AIDS. More than three million people are infected, and Nigeria has Africa’s second highest number of people living with the disease, according to the United Nations. “There are […]

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Lady Gaga Planning Record-breaking Tour

December 4, 2011 by  

Lady Gaga Planning Record-breaking Tour

The pop star is reportedly a massive two-year, 450-date tour which will make it the biggest tour a performer has ever done.  Gaga already holds the record for the highest-grossing tour by a headlining artist, from her recent ‘Monster Ball Tour’ which ran from the end of 2009 until May this year and included Europe, North […]

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Church of Scotland May Change Gay Marriage Views

December 4, 2011 by  

Church of Scotland May Change Gay Marriage Views

A senior figure in the Church of Scotland said yesterday that it may change its stance on gay marriage once a report into human sexuality is published in 2013 Last week the Church produced a document address to the Scottish Government which argued that marriage is solely between a man and a woman, and to […]

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Louie Spence for Dancing On Ice Judging Role

December 3, 2011 by  

Louie Spence for Dancing On Ice Judging Role

The judging line-up for the upcoming series of Dancing on Ice has been announced. The ice skating show, which begins is January, will feature Louie Spence, Katarina Witt and Robin Cousins on the judging panel – following the departure of Jason Gardiner and Emma Bunton which was announced on Friday. Choreographer Spence has worked with […]

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HIV Discrimination Can Affect Physical and Mental Health

December 3, 2011 by  

HIV Discrimination Can Affect Physical and Mental Health

A study has found that the stigma associated with HIV within gay communities can have an affect on both the physical and mental health of those with it.  The article, published in the journal ‘AIDS Care,’ is the first to look at the effects of the stigma associated with HIV between gay men and within […]

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Church of England Will Not Allow Civil Partnerships

December 3, 2011 by  

Church of England Will Not Allow Civil Partnerships

The Church of England has declared that it will not allow its churches to be used for civil partnership ceremonies, unless the full General Synod gives consent. A new law will come into effect on Monday that will allow civil partnerships to be take place in places of worship in England and Wales. But in […]

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Sue Perkins Honoured At Women in Film and TV Awards

December 2, 2011 by  

Sue Perkins Honoured At Women in Film and TV Awards

Comedienne Sue Perkins was honoured earlier today at the Women in Film and TV awards, along with several other stars. Almost 1,000 guests, including actress Emily Watson and television executive Janice Hadlow, attended the 21st WFTV awards which took place at London’s Park Lane Hilton Hotel this afternoon. It was hosted by actress and comedian […]

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Church of Scotland Opposes Plans For Same-sex Marriage

December 2, 2011 by  

Church of Scotland Opposes Plans For Same-sex Marriage

The Church of Scotland has insisted that proposals to allow same-sex marriages in church would “surrender” the traditional concept of marriage. According to the Church marriage is solely between a man and a woman, and to redefine that to include same-sex marriages would “involve a fundamental change in its understanding of marriage.” The official submission to […]

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Gay Security Guard Wins Compensation

December 2, 2011 by  

Gay Security Guard Wins Compensation

A gay security guard has accepted an out of court settlement after his former colleagues poked fun at him over his sexuality.  39-year-old Keith Morgan quit his job at the Aylesford depot of Sunwin Cash Management this summer after complaining of the ‘homophobic abuse’ he faced from co-workers. Since 2008 he had been in his job […]

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League Managers Association joins forces with HIVsport to mark World AIDS Day 2011

December 1, 2011 by  

League Managers Association joins forces with HIVsport to mark World AIDS Day 2011

To mark the occasion of World AIDS Day, the League Managers Association is once again supporting the annual HIVsport World AIDS Day campaign to raise awareness of the global threat of HIV and AIDS. To support the campaign the LMA will be sending the HIVsport red ribbon ‘Badge of Hope’ to all 92 league managers […]

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Mr Gay 2011 Finalists Are Announced

November 30, 2011 by  

Mr Gay 2011 Finalists Are Announced

The voting is over and the top five finalists for Mr UK 2011 have been announced. The finalists are: Bristol – Charlie Drummond Cardiff – Samuel Kneen Leeds – John Wheeldon Middlesbrough – Greg Lumley Newcastle – Nik Chapman Terry George, owner and promoter of Mr Gay UK said: “I’m so glad to be able to bring back […]

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Michael Barrymore Arrested After Early Morning Drunken Car Accident

November 28, 2011 by  

Michael Barrymore Arrested After Early Morning Drunken Car Accident

Michael Barrymore has been arrested at the scene of an early morning car crash as he was deemed to be drunk and disorderly. Barrymore, 59 whose real name is Michael Parker, was found by police at 4.30am last Tuesday morning near his home in Acton West London, when his car had hit a kerb. Barrymore […]

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Liverpool Pride Start Fundraising For 2012 Event

November 28, 2011 by  

Liverpool Pride Start Fundraising For 2012 Event

Organisers of Liverpool Pride have announced that they will begin fundraising next month in order to keep next year’s event free. Liverpool, who were granted an official gay quarter last month, had over 40,000 people attend their 2011 Pride which, on that day alone, contributed £2.6million to the city’s economy. However, the council have announced […]

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Dot Cotton To Join Brighton’s Gay Men’s Chrous

November 28, 2011 by  

Dot Cotton To Join Brighton’s Gay Men’s Chrous

Eastenders actress June Brown has revealed that she will be joining the Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus for their Christmas show ‘Pull a Cracker.’   The 84 year old star who has played long-suffering Dot Cotton in the hit soap for 25 years, will be performing on stage with the choir at the Brighton Dome on […]

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ITV’s Biggest Loser Coach Dies In Suspected Suicide Jump

November 24, 2011 by  

ITV’s Biggest Loser Coach Dies In Suspected Suicide Jump

Angie Dowds, the fitness instructor from ITV show The Biggest Loser, has died after plunging off Beachy Head cliff top. Though not yet confirmed, the lesbian star is believed to have committed suicide. Earlier this year, Ms Dowds separated from partner Corrie Preece who she was engaged to and is also believed to have fought […]

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Hospitalised George Michael Cancels Tour Dates

November 24, 2011 by  

Hospitalised George Michael Cancels Tour Dates

Superstar George Michael has had to cancel a many of his live tour dates after being hospitalised with pneumonia. To date, the 48 year old gay singer has cancelled upcoming shows in Vienna and Strasbourg though it is believed that more cancellation dates will follow. George Michael’s spokesperson said, in a statement: “With great regret, […]

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No Charges To Be Brought Against Suicide Teen’s Homophobic Bullies

November 24, 2011 by  

No Charges To Be Brought Against Suicide Teen’s Homophobic Bullies

No charges are to be brought to the homophobic bullies who taunted a school boy which prompted him committing suicide. Jamey Rodemeyer, 14, killed himself last month after enduring bullying. The suicide prompted Lady Gaga to begin a campaign to stop this type of bullying. The Chief of Police in Amherst, New York, John Askey, […]

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Brighton Campaigners Call For An Official Gay Village

November 22, 2011 by  

Brighton Campaigners Call For An Official Gay Village

Campaigners in Brighton are calling to make the area around St James’s Street an ‘official gay village.’   The move comes in the wake of Liverpool’s gay area getting similar recognition earlier this year and also campaign by the Leeds LGBT community to get an official ‘gay quarter.’   Editor of Brighton and Hove’s Gscene […]

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Football Fans Arrested On The Terraces For Shouting Homophobic Abuse

November 22, 2011 by  

Football Fans Arrested On The Terraces For Shouting Homophobic Abuse

Two spectators at a football match have been arrested after allegedly chanting homophobic abuse on the terraces. During last Saturday’s Southampton v Brighton match, two Southampton fans, who were taunting Brighton fans due to their town being a popular gay destination, were taken away by police. Chair of Brighton & Hove Albion FC, John Hewitt […]

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Yorkshire’s LGBT Students Facing Widespread Discrimination

November 18, 2011 by  

Yorkshire’s LGBT Students Facing Widespread Discrimination

A study by Sheffield Hallam University to discover how Yorkshire LGBT students are treated, found that some students are instructed to get changed for sports away from the straight students. The Tackling Homophobia and Transphobia In Settings Supporting Young People report found that students at several schools had been instructed to get changed in toilet […]

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Mark Wright Has A Fumble In The Jungle

November 18, 2011 by  

Mark Wright Has A Fumble In The Jungle

I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here viewers came close to getting more than they bargained for when contestant Mark Wright had a fumble in the jungle. The Only Way Is Essex star may have had an insect infestation or maybe he was just searching for a morsel for dinner?    

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Liverpool’s Official Gay Quarter Searching For A Brand To Benefit Businesses

November 18, 2011 by  

Liverpool’s Official Gay Quarter Searching For A Brand To Benefit Businesses

Liverpool City Council and agency Liverpool Vision, have opened up a Facebook poll to decide on a brand for the city’s new Gay Quarter. The idea behind the campaign is to give the area a stronger and recognised symbol that business can use to promote their area and also attract new business. Head of area […]

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World Aids Day

November 18, 2011 by  

World Aids Day

World Aids Day on December 1st is fast approaching. Here are just some of the facts around HIV HIV facts HIV stands for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. It is a virus which attacks the body’s immune system — the body’s defence against diseases. HIV can be passed on through infected bodily fluids, most commonly via […]

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Tulisa Supports The Risk At G-A-Y

November 14, 2011 by  

Tulisa Supports The Risk At G-A-Y

X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos went to support her axed band The Risk at London’s G-A-Y at the weekend. The N-Dubz star’s boyband were performing with other axed X Factor contestant Jonny Robinson. Prior to watching her band The Risk which includes, Derry Mensah, Andrew Merry, Charlie Healy and Ashford Campbell, the star Tweeted: ‘Heading to […]

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LGBT Labour Welcome Government’s Move Towards Marriage Equality

November 13, 2011 by  

LGBT Labour Welcome Government’s Move Towards Marriage Equality

In response to the Government’s plans to legislate for same-sex marriages in England and Wales by 2015  James Asser, Co-Chair of LGBT Labour comments: “LGBT Labour is encouraged see plans announced on making progress towards marriage equality, which is a subject LGBT Labour has campaigned actively on. We will take part in the consultation process […]

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New Jobs Site For LGB Jobseekers

November 13, 2011 by  

New Jobs Site For LGB Jobseekers

Stonewall have launched two new tools for lesbian, gay and bisexual jobseekers completing the charity’s suite of resources for gay people moving through education and their careers. Proud Employers, a job site with posts exclusively from LGB-friendly employers, joins the Starting Out Careers Guide, which is now in its seventh edition and available online and […]

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THT Launched ‘Stand Up, Stand Out’ For World Aids Day

November 13, 2011 by  

THT Launched ‘Stand Up, Stand Out’ For World Aids Day

HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust has launched its new World AIDS Day campaign, Stand Up, Stand Out, and asking people nationwide to ‘show us their undies’ to support people living with HIV. Almost 20 people are still being diagnosed with HIV every day in the UK and it is an incurable and […]

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Stonewall Tackles Homophobic Language During Anti-Bullying Week

November 13, 2011 by  

Stonewall Tackles Homophobic Language During Anti-Bullying Week

‘Stop and think – words can hurt’ is the theme for this year’s Anti-Bullying Week (14-18 November) Ninety five per cent of secondary school teachers, recently polled by YouGov for Stonewall, reported hearing the phrases ‘you’re so gay’ or ‘that’s so gay’ in their schools. And nine in ten said that children and young people, regardless of […]

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Lesbian Elected Leader Of Scottish Conservatives

November 13, 2011 by  

Lesbian Elected Leader Of Scottish Conservatives

The Conservatives have today elected a new leader for their Party in Scotland.  The successful candidate is Ruth Davidson, who is 32 and openly-gay.  She was elected as a Member of the Scottish Parliament just last year and is thought to be the first ever openly-gay leader of any mainstream UK political Party. Reacting to […]

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Bradford City FC Sign Anti-Homophobia Charter

November 13, 2011 by  

Bradford City FC Sign Anti-Homophobia Charter

Just a Ball Game?  would like to announce that Bradford City  will become the 3rd Professional Football Club to sign to the government ‘CHARTER’ taking action  against homophobia and transphobia in sport, after they confirmed they will be publicly signing up to the charter prior to their home fixture against Plymouth Argyle on December 10th […]

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Liverpool’s Official Gay Quarter Unveils New Street Signs

November 12, 2011 by  

Liverpool’s Official Gay Quarter Unveils New Street Signs

Liverpool’s new official gay quarter has become the first UK city to be recognised by street signs. The signs contain a rainbow arch for the streets showing Stanley Street, Cumberland Street, Temple Lane, Temple Street and Eberle Street. The Deputy Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Sharon Sullivan, unveiled the first sign outside of the Lisbon pub […]

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Madonna ‘Very Upset’ At New Track Being Leaked

November 12, 2011 by  

Madonna ‘Very Upset’ At New Track Being Leaked

Madonna is said to be ‘very upset’ after a part of her new single has been leaked on the internet. A demo of her new track, the first since leaving her Warner Bros label, called Give Me All Your Love, is rumoured to be launched during a live performance at the US Super Bowl in […]

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Separated Gay Penguins To Be Reunited

November 12, 2011 by  

Separated Gay Penguins To Be Reunited

In response to worldwide sympathy over the plight over the gay penguins who are due to be separated, Toronto Zoo have announced that Buddy and Pedro will be reunited in the Spring. The couple, who are both endangered African penguins, will be separated by the zoo in the hope that they will mate with females […]

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News Editorial: Lest We Forget 11/11/11

November 11, 2011 by  

News Editorial: Lest We Forget 11/11/11

Every year at 11am, on the 1th day of the 11th month, our country stands still to remember those who gave their lives for us. World War 11 was the deadliest military conflict that the world has ever known, over 60 million people were killed during this horrendous time this equalled 2.5% of the entire […]

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Gareth Gates To Appear At Back Door Disco

November 10, 2011 by  

Gareth Gates To Appear At Back Door Disco

Pop sensation Gareth Gates has announced that he will be performing at Back Door Disco at Leeds Mission 2 Nightclub this Saturday. Gareth, 27, rose to fame during ITV’s Pop Idol competition in 2002 and was then signed to Simon Cowell’s record label. Close friend of Gareth’s, Terry George, said: “I went to Mission with […]

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Former Straight Rugby Player Becomes Gay After A Stroke

November 10, 2011 by  

Former Straight Rugby Player Becomes Gay After A Stroke

A previously heterosexual man from Wales has claimed that he became gay after regaining consciousness after a stroke. Chris Birch from South Wales, suffered a stroke whilst rugby training and lost consciousness. He said: “I was gay when I woke up and I still am. “It sounds strange but when I came round I immediately […]

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David Kato’s Killer Sentenced To 30 Years

November 10, 2011 by  

David Kato’s Killer Sentenced To 30 Years

The man who confessed to murdering Ugandan gay rights campaigner, David Kato, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Sydney Nsubuga, 22, killed Mr Kato on 26 January, 2011. Nsubuga, who was staying at Mr Kato’s house, had earlier claimed that Mr Kato had offered to pay him for sex but later, refused to […]

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Gay Leeds MP Tells Commons Of His Attack By Homophobes

November 10, 2011 by  

Gay Leeds MP Tells Commons Of His Attack By Homophobes

Openly gay Member of Parliament for Pudsey, Stuart Andrew, has spoken, in the House of Commons, about being the victim of a homophobic attack. The Yorkshire MP, speaking during equality questions, praised the way in which West Yorkshire Police work with gay people to encourage them to report homophobia but called for further police forces […]

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BBC3 ‘Singleton’ Contestants Wanted

November 10, 2011 by  

BBC3 ‘Singleton’ Contestants Wanted

FEVER MEDIA AND BBC3 ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR SINGLETONS WHO ARE SERIOUS ABOUT FINDING LOVE TO TAKE PART IN A GROUNDBREAKING DATING EXPERIMENT   ARE YOU LOOKING FOR MR RIGHT BUT ALWAYS END UP WITH MR WRONG? HAS YOUR SEARCH FOR MISS PERFECT HIT A DEAD END?   WOULD YOU LIKE THE CHANCE TO MEET […]

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Mr Gay UK 2011-Voting Open

November 10, 2011 by  

Mr Gay UK 2011-Voting Open

All of the amazing heats have now been completed and now, the public are being asked to decide who is Mr Gay UK 2011. Voting is simple, JUST CLICK HERE and choose who you want to walk away with the prestigious crown of Mr Gay UK

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Yorkshire Pink Power List Launched

November 10, 2011 by  

Yorkshire Pink Power List Launched

Voting has now opened for the first ever Yorkshire Pink Power List. (PPL) The PPL aims to identify lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people throughout the whole of Yorkshire who do extraordinary things for their communities and for the rights of LGBT people. Yorkshire is an amazing and diverse county and people work tirelessly, […]

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Antony Cotton To Enter ‘I’m A Celebrity’ Jungle

November 10, 2011 by  

Antony Cotton To Enter ‘I’m A Celebrity’ Jungle

Coronation Street star, Antony Cotton is to be a contestant in ITV’s ‘I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here.’ The gay actor will enter the jungle on Sunday along with McFly’s Dougie Poynter, Fatima Whitbread, Jane Clement, Willie Carson, Freddie Star and Mark Wright. Cotton, who also appeared in cult show Queer As Folk, […]

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Gay Penguin Couple Face Forced Seperation

November 8, 2011 by  

Gay Penguin Couple Face Forced Seperation

Two male penguins who are believed to be in a relationship together are going to be separated due to them being an endangered species. Penguins Buddy, 20, and Pedro, 10, were born in captivity and arrived at the Toronto Zoo in May this year. The pair quickly formed an attachment and displayed mating behaviour. However, […]

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Appeal To Be Heard Today On Hotel Owner’s Who Banned Gay Couple

November 8, 2011 by  

Appeal To Be Heard Today On Hotel Owner’s Who Banned Gay Couple

The case of two hotel owners, who refused to allow a gay couple to share a room, will be heard in the Court of Appeal today. Civil Partners Martin Hall and Steven Preddy attempted to get a room together at the Chymorvah Hotel, Penzance. However, the Christian owners of the hotel, Peter and Hazel Bull, […]

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Gay Men Now Allowed To Give Blood

November 8, 2011 by  

Gay Men Now Allowed To Give Blood

By Gareth Watson   Rules preventing men who have had sex with other men from donating blood have been lifted. But, rather than an outright ban there will be a one-year deferral period, meaning that only men who have had sex with other men in the last twelve months will be unable to give blood. […]

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Glee’s Gay Love Triangle Plot

November 3, 2011 by  

Glee’s Gay Love Triangle Plot

Warning, contains spoilers   A new ‘villain’ in the third season of hit musical Glee is set to become embroiled in the middle of a gay love triangle. New boy Sebastian, Grant Gustin, catches the eye of Blaine Anderson who is the boyfriend of Kurt Hummel, played by Chris Colfer. Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, […]

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Lady Gaga To Launch ‘Born This Way’ Foundation

November 3, 2011 by  

Lady Gaga To Launch ‘Born This Way’ Foundation

Lady Gaga has announced the launch of her Born This Way Foundation which will focus on anti-bullying. The bisexual superstar, who named the foundation after her hit song, has been a long campaigner against gay bullying and even met with US President Barack Obama after one of her teenage fans, Jamey Rodemeyer, committed suicide after […]

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Kelly Osbourne’s Embarrassment at “Chick With A D**k” Cheating Saga

November 2, 2011 by  

Kelly Osbourne’s Embarrassment at “Chick With A D**k” Cheating Saga

Kelly Osbourne has revealed that the discovery that her, now former, fiancé cheated on her with a transsexual was her ‘top embarrassing moment.’ Osbourne discovered that Luke Worrall had cheated on her with Elle Scneider a model awaiting gender reassignment surgery. She said: “Having to tell my parents my ex-fiancé Luke had cheated on me […]

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Gay Celebs And Supporters Gather For The THT ‘Supper Club’

November 2, 2011 by  

Gay Celebs And Supporters Gather For The THT ‘Supper Club’

Many high profile gay celebrities gathered last night to support the Terrence Higgins Trust who hosted their annual Supper Club event. The charity which raises money to support those affected by HIV and AIDS, saw the likes of Graham Norton and the Prime Minister’s adviser Michael Salter take part in the 11th event of its […]

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Civil Partnerships To Take Place In Religious Buildings By End Of Year

November 2, 2011 by  

Civil Partnerships To Take Place In Religious Buildings By End Of Year

The Home Office have confirmed that they will allow civil partnerships to take place in religious buildings by the end of the year. The report from a consultation, which was carried out earlier this year, was released today and details regulations needed to comply with the 2010 Equality Act which stated that gay civil partnerships […]

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Teacher Tells Child To Act ‘Less Gay’ To Avoid Bullies

November 1, 2011 by  

Teacher Tells Child To Act ‘Less Gay’ To Avoid Bullies

A child bullied at school due to their sexuality, has claimed that a teacher said to act ‘less gay’ in order to avoid being targeted. Essex County Council commissioned a conference for children and teachers to discuss bullying in schools in order to develop new anti-bullying packs. It was during this conference the pupil spoke […]

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Homophobes Stabbed Gay Man And Threw Him Into A Fire

November 1, 2011 by  

Homophobes Stabbed Gay Man And Threw Him Into A Fire

A gay man was stabbed in the face with a broken bottle and thrown into a fire during a vicious homophobic attack. Burke Burnett, of Reno, Texas, was at a party last weekend when four men began to shout abuse at him. Some of the things they are reported to have said are: “Gay bitch,” […]

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Police Arrest A Man In Connection To Gay Murder Victim

October 31, 2011 by  

Police Arrest A Man In Connection To Gay Murder Victim

An 18 year old man has been arrested by police investigating the murder of barman Stuart Walker. Mr Walker was found dead in Cumnock, Scotland during the early hours of 22 October; he had been beaten and burned. Police are investigating the possibility that Mr Walker was attacked due to being gay and there has […]

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Gay Man Sparred Jail After Affair With 14 Year Old Boy

October 31, 2011 by  

Gay Man Sparred Jail After Affair With 14 Year Old Boy

A gay man who had an affair with a 14 year old boy has been placed on the sex offenders register but has been sparred a prison sentence. Davrian Smythe, 20, met the boy on a gay website. The boy initially told Smythe that he was 16 but, when Smythe discovered that the boy was […]

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Police Release CCTV In Connection To Gay Bar Attack

October 27, 2011 by  

Police Release CCTV In Connection To Gay Bar Attack

Police have released CCTV images of a man who they wish to question in relation to a serious assault during an incident at a Leicester gay bar. On Tuesday, 25 October, two men suffered burns when a fire was seemingly deliberately started at the Rainbow and Dove bar on Charles Street. The men were taken […]

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Mr Gay UK 2011 Comes To Leeds

October 26, 2011 by  

Mr Gay UK 2011 Comes To Leeds

Mr Gay UK, the annual beauty contest for gay men is hitting Leeds tonight. From 9pm at The Viaduct Showbar, judges will be looking at who has the buffest body and most pleasing of pecs before finally deciding who is the most worthy to carry on and try to win the MR Gay UK 2011 […]

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Murdered Barman May Have Been Sexually Assaulted

October 26, 2011 by  

Murdered Barman May Have Been Sexually Assaulted

Police investigating the murder of Scottish barman Stuart Walker, believe that he may have been sexually assaulted before his horrific death. The 28 year old from Cumnock, was found dead at 5am last Saturday morning. He had been beaten, burned and left dying in the street. Though detectives have not said that the attack on […]

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Gay Man Brutally Murdered In Scotland

October 24, 2011 by  

Gay Man Brutally Murdered In Scotland

A gay man in Scotland has died after being tied to a lamppost, beaten and burned. Stuart Walker, 28, of Cumnock, was found dead with ‘horrific injuries’ at 5am, last Saturday. Mr Walker, a barman, was last seen alive at 2.30am before his body was found two and a half hours later. Police are investigating […]

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Pink List Revealed

October 24, 2011 by  

Pink List Revealed

The Independent on Sunday has revealed the results of its established annual Pink List, which is now in its twelfth year. Topping the list is Elly Barnes, a teacher at Stoke Newington School who has been recognised for promoting anti-homophobic strategies within schools around the country. The pioneering list, published in The Independent on Sunday on […]

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Numbers Of Lesbians And Gays Adopting Has Tripled

October 24, 2011 by  

Numbers Of Lesbians And Gays Adopting Has Tripled

By Marcus Matthews A study from the US has shown that the number of gay and lesbian people and couples adopting children has more than tripled over the last ten years. The American system pays for the health care and college fees of children adopted through the fostering system and until recently this was only […]

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BBC Documentary Made About ‘Secret Millionaires’ Latest Project

October 21, 2011 by  

BBC Documentary Made About ‘Secret Millionaires’ Latest Project

Leeds-born ‘Secret Millionaire’ and philanthropist, Terry George, will star in a BBC1 documentary in which he discusses his ‘Aspire to Achieve’ program. This project, is just the latest of many inspired by the businessman who has given tens of thousands of pounds of his own money to worthy causes, as well as raising a phenomenal […]

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Facebook Marks ‘Purple Spirit Day’

October 20, 2011 by  

Facebook Marks ‘Purple Spirit Day’

Facebook are marking today’s ‘Spirit Day’ by turning many of their pages purple. The day which was created last year, by teenager Brittany McMillan from Canada, asks people to wear purple on October 20th to honour and remember LGBT teenagers who have committed suicide after being bullied for being gay. On the rainbow flag, the […]

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Corrie Stars Shoot Final Scenes

October 13, 2011 by  

Corrie Stars Shoot Final Scenes

Coronation Street stars Sacha Parkinson and Brooke Vincent have filmed their final scenes together. The pair who play lesbian couple Sophie and Sian, have been linked to a dramatic Christmas storyline which sees Sian leave the Street for good. A show spokesperson said: “It’s all change at Corrie. We are always looking to mix things […]

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Councillor Compares Gay Marriage To Bestiality

October 13, 2011 by  

Councillor Compares Gay Marriage To Bestiality

A Conservative Party councillor has been suspended after comparing gay marriage to bestiality. James Malliff, councillor for Wycombe, objected to prime minister David Cameron backing gay marriage and tweeted: “There is no doubt the PM is wrong on this issue. We may as well legalise marriage with animals, crude I concede but no apology.” Mr […]

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Nominate Terry George For The Pink List

October 12, 2011 by  

Nominate Terry George For The Pink List

As many of you may know, the Independent on Sunday is asking for you to put forward your nominations for the Pink List 2011. So with this in mind, we would like to ask you all to support Bent Magazine’s very own Terry George who is owner of many venues in Leeds including Fibre and […]

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Nominate For The Independent On Sunday Pink List

October 12, 2011 by  

Nominate For The Independent On Sunday Pink List

The Independent on Sunday opens nominations for its ‘Pink List’ Annual list to reveal the most influential lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender men and women in Britain The Independent on Sunday has opened the nominations for its established annual Pink List. The pioneering list, which is now in its eleventh year, celebrates today’s 101 most […]

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PM Announces That He Will Cut Aid To Homophobic Countries

October 11, 2011 by  

PM Announces That He Will Cut Aid To Homophobic Countries

The Prime Minster has announced that he is too cut funding to homophobic African countries if they continue to make LGBT people suffer. After imprisoning gay couple Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge  Chimbalanga, (were later released after intense diplomatic pressure) Malawi has had its funding from Britain cut to £19 million from £200 million. International Development […]

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Trans Woman Killed By Brother Who Wanted To ‘Cleanse His Honour’

October 10, 2011 by  

Trans Woman Killed By Brother Who Wanted To ‘Cleanse His Honour’

A transgender woman in Turkey has been murdered by her own brother who claims he did it to “cleanse his honour.” Ramazan Cetin, 24, was being treated for injuries sustained in a fall, in Gaziantep Cengiz Gökçek Hospital, on the 4 October, when brother Fevzi entered the building and shot his sibling three times in […]

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Homophobic Attacker Sets His Dog On Lesbian

October 10, 2011 by  

Homophobic Attacker Sets His Dog On Lesbian

A man has been jailed after setting his dog onto a lesbian in an unprovoked homophobic attack in Manchester in July. Jason Boswell of Dean Road, Gorton was walking his Japanese Akita when he saw victim, Karen Wilson who was out cycling with friend Melaine Silgram. Boswell launched into a tirade of homophobic abuse at […]

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Gay Teenager Tortured By Father To Make Him Straight

October 10, 2011 by  

Gay Teenager Tortured By Father To Make Him Straight

An American student has spoken out about the horrific torture inflicted upon him by his father in an effort to turn him straight. Samuel Brinton was 12 when he told his father that he preferred his male best friend to models in a Playboy magazine. His father, a Southern Baptist missionary, then beat, burned and […]

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PM Under Fire From Religious Leaders For Backing Gay Marriage

October 6, 2011 by  

PM Under Fire From Religious Leaders For Backing Gay Marriage

Prime Minister David Cameron, who pledged his support for gay marriage at the Conservative Party conference yesterday, has come under fire from church leaders. During his keynote speech, Mr Cameron said: “Conservatives believe in the ties that bind us; that society is stronger when we make vows to each other and support each other. “So […]

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Britain’s ‘First Gay Dads’ Go On Trial

October 4, 2011 by  

Britain’s ‘First Gay Dads’ Go On Trial

The UK’s first gay couple to have surrogate children are to go on trial on Wednesday charged with five counts of contravening the Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations. Barrie and Tony Drewitt-Barlow have five surrogate children the oldest of which, who are twins, were born in 1999. The children were born to a […]

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Criminal Records For Gay Sex To Be Wiped

October 4, 2011 by  

Criminal Records For Gay Sex To Be Wiped

The government has announced plans to clear the records of men convicted of engaging in gay sex when it was illegal. As promised by the Conservative Party before winning the 2010 election, an estimated 16,000 people who have been charged with offences such as ‘loitering with intent’ will now have their records wiped. Though gay […]

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New Passport Forms For Same-Sex Parents

October 3, 2011 by  

New Passport Forms For Same-Sex Parents

A new passport form will be available in December that will accommodate  gay and lesbian parents. The Identity and Passport Service (IPS) have said that the new plans will make it easier for same-sex parents who are applying for a passport for their child. At present, the application form requires that the ‘mother’ and ‘father’ […]

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Man Raped When Walking Home

October 3, 2011 by  

Man Raped When Walking Home

Police have appealed for information after a 22-year-old man was raped in the early hours of Saturday morning when walking along a footpath. At 5.30am on Saturday, the victim was walking in the Old Redbridge Road area of Southampton when another man appeared and raped him. The attacker is thought to then have ran away […]

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Eastenders Actor Marries Boyfriend

October 3, 2011 by  

Eastenders Actor Marries Boyfriend

Eastenders actor John Partridge has married his long-term boyfriend in a London civil ceremony. The actor, 40, who plays, a gay character, Christian Clark in the hit soap married his partner of eight years Jon Tsouras, 29. Many Eastenders co-stars were in attendance to celebrate the couple’s day including Nina Wadia (Zainab Masood), Laurie Brett […]

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Progress Of LGBT School Children To Be Officially Monitored

October 2, 2011 by  

Progress Of LGBT School Children To Be Officially Monitored

The progress of LGBT school children in the classroom will be subject to official inspections and play a key part in high how their school scores in official ratings. Along with traveller children and those from ethnic minorities, LGBT children have been classified as being in ‘vulnerable groups’ and will now be monitored in-line with […]

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Majority Of Britons Are Against Gay Marriage

September 29, 2011 by  

Majority Of Britons Are Against Gay Marriage

Research by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that more than half of the UK population are against gay marriage. The report given to the government, shows that 55% of people in Britain do not think that full gay marriage should be legal in Europe. The report also discovered that 77% of people […]

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Trans Woman Nearly Dies After Attempting To Cut Off Own Penis

September 29, 2011 by  

Trans Woman Nearly Dies After Attempting To Cut Off Own Penis

A transgender woman almost bled to death after attempting to cut off her penis with a Stanley Knife. Kirsty Cass, 49, made a desperate bid to physically become a woman due to being distraught about her body. The council worker from Crawley, West Sussex said: “I was so desperately unhappy in my own skin that […]

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Gaydar Conman Jailed

September 29, 2011 by  

Gaydar Conman Jailed

A man has been jailed after a ten year spree of conning men that he met on Gaydar. Mark Bishop, 37, stole almost £300,000 from men who he met on the dating site whilst using the aliases of Tobias Osbourne, Jamie Hopegood, Toby Hughes, Jack Cadogan or Max Lane. Bishop would claim that his family […]

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York Landlord Claims Homophobia After Losing His Pub License

September 27, 2011 by  

York Landlord Claims Homophobia After Losing His Pub License

The landlord of the Little John pub in York is claiming that he is the victim of homophobia in the wake of having his licence revoked by the city’s council. Chris Ransome has claimed that Janette Robinson, who runs a cafe next to the pub, had made several complaints about him because he runs a […]

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L Word Star Removed From Flight After Kissing Girlfriend

September 27, 2011 by  

L Word Star Removed From Flight After Kissing Girlfriend

One of the stars of TV’s lesbian Drama ‘The L Word’ was escorted of a flight yesterday after complaints that she was kissing her girlfriend. Leisha Hailey, who played Alice Pieszecki in the hit show, was on a Southwest Airlines flight from Baltimore to St Louis but was asked to leave before the flight took […]

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Homophobic Bullies Of Dead Teenager May Be Charged By Police

September 27, 2011 by  

Homophobic Bullies Of Dead Teenager May Be Charged By Police

The homophobic bullies who targeted a 14 year old boy, who then killed himself, may be charged by police. Jamey Rodemeyer, from Buffalo, New York, committed suicide last Sunday regularly posted on social networking sites to say that he was being bullied because he was gay. Just before his death, the school boy wrote, on […]

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Police Seek Homophobes Who Broke Man’s Jaw

September 26, 2011 by  

Police Seek Homophobes Who Broke Man’s Jaw

A man in Edinburgh is suffering from a broken jaw after a gang of teenagers attacked him on Sunday morning. The 20 year old man left the nightclub, GHQ at the city’s Broughton Street at 2.30 am on Sunday. Making his way home, the man encountered a group of four males aged between 18 and […]

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News Comment: Lesbian Couple’s Honeymoon Hell

September 26, 2011 by  

News Comment: Lesbian Couple’s Honeymoon Hell

Last week, nearly all of the mainstream newspapers covered the story of how lesbian honeymooners, Gemma and Tamsin Harman claimed that they had been victims of homophobia whilst celebrating their marriage in the Dominican Republic. By the weekend many of the usual anti-gay newspapers commented that Gemma and Tamsin were basically whinging because they did […]

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High-Heel-Athon Raises Thousands For Charity

September 26, 2011 by  

High-Heel-Athon Raises Thousands For Charity

The High-Heel-Athon 2011 proved an immense success yesterday as hundreds of people wearing the highest of heels completed a gruelling mile and a half race through Leeds city centre in order to raise money for cancer charities. Event sponsor Terry George, Susan & Leesah Platt and Paul Mattison were just some of the Gay Leeds […]

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Street Preacher In Court After Telling Gay Couple That They ‘Will Rot In Hell’

September 24, 2011 by  

Street Preacher In Court After Telling Gay Couple That They ‘Will Rot In Hell’

A preacher has appeared in court after shouting in the street at two gay men and telling them that they would ‘rot in hell.’ Street preacher Michael Overd, 47, was apparently spreading the ‘word of the lord’ in Taunton when he saw couple Craig Manning and Craig Nicholl approach. Overd is alleged to have told […]

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Secret Millionaire Donning High Heels For Charity

September 24, 2011 by  

Secret Millionaire Donning High Heels For Charity

Businessman and one of TV’s Secret Millionaires will be doing a sponsored mile in Leeds tomorrow whilst wearing the highest of high heels. Terry George is one of many celebrities who will be donning impossibly high heels tomorrow and walking a designated route around the city in order to raise money for The Haven and […]

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CCTV Released Of Vicious Homophobic Assault

September 22, 2011 by  

CCTV Released Of Vicious Homophobic Assault

CCTV footage showing the vicious homophobic attack of two men in August has been released by police. The victims were walking towards Tottenham Court Road, London at 1.30am on the 9 August when they attacked by four men who had been following them. The victims were beaten and kicked whilst having homophobic abuse shouted at […]

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Lady Gaga To Meet With The President After A Young Fan Kills Himself

September 22, 2011 by  

Lady Gaga To Meet With The President After A Young Fan Kills Himself

Lady Gaga has announced her intention to meet with President Obama in the wake of one of her teenage fans committing suicide. Jamey Rodemeyer, who was just 14 years old, killed himself last Sunday after being the victim of homophobic bullying. Just hours before the teenager, from New York State, took his own life, he […]

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14 Year Old Boy Commits Suicide After Suffering Homophobic Bullying

September 21, 2011 by  

14 Year Old Boy Commits Suicide After Suffering Homophobic Bullying

A 14 year old boy from New York has committed suicide after being subjected to homophobic bullying. Jamey Rodemeyer, from Buffalo in the state of New York, was found dead at his home on Sunday. The teenager had come out to some close friends in May this year and had even made his own It […]

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Yorkshire Lesbian Couple’s Honeymoon Hell

September 21, 2011 by  

Yorkshire Lesbian Couple’s Honeymoon Hell

A couple from West Yorkshire endured a ‘nightmare’ honeymoon by travel company staff who refused to acknowledge that the women were a couple. Gemma Harman, 24, and Tamsin Harper, 36, from Brighouse, West Yorkshire, decided to celebrate their civil-partnership by honeymooning in a resort run by Thomson in the Dominican Republic. However, the couple claim […]

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Airman YouTubes ‘Coming Out’ To Dad On Day Military Ban Ends

September 21, 2011 by  

Airman YouTubes ‘Coming Out’ To Dad On Day Military Ban Ends

A US airman celebrated the end of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell by ringing his father to ‘come out’ whilst recording the conversation and then posting it on YouTube. Based in Germany, the airman rang his dad in Alabama and said: “Dad, I’m gay…I always have been, and I’ve known since whatever.” The airman, whose real […]

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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Ends Today

September 20, 2011 by  

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Ends Today

The law known as Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and ban on openly gay US military service personnel officially ends today. The law was passed in 1993 when Bill Clinton was president. Anyone who was openly gay could not serve in the forces but a blind eye was turned to those who kept their sexuality private. […]

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Presidential Candidate Defends Her ‘Pray Away The Gay’ Clinics

September 20, 2011 by  

Presidential Candidate Defends Her ‘Pray Away The Gay’ Clinics

Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has defended the gay conversion clinics that she owns with her husband and insists that they do not discriminate. Speaking to Jay Leno on the Tonight Show, Bachmann, who was the first Republican candidate to sign the reviled Marriage Vow pledge, believes that homosexuality is an unhealthy lifestyle choice rather than […]

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Lib Dem President Says Gay Rumours Are ‘Poisonous’

September 20, 2011 by  

Lib Dem President Says Gay Rumours Are ‘Poisonous’

The Liberal Democrat Party president has said that rumours that he is gay are ‘wicked, poisonous and horrible.’ Tim Farron, a 41 year old father of four, was linked to a blackmail case within his constituency when a local man was sent to prison after blackmailing someone within the Lake District community. About the gay […]

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Mark Carter Officially Cleared Of All Charges

September 19, 2011 by  

Mark Carter Officially Cleared Of All Charges

Earlier this year, June 16 to be exact, Bent News spent the day at Leeds Crown Court to report on the verdict of PC Mark Carter who was accused of rape and sexual assault. The police officer and former Mr Gay UK winner met a man when out on a work Christmas Party in 2009. […]

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Tory Peer Slams Treatment Of Gays In Commonwealth

September 19, 2011 by  

Tory Peer Slams Treatment Of Gays In Commonwealth

In a recent House of Lords speech, Lord Black of Brentwood slammed the way many Commonwealth countries treat LGBT people.  It was during a debate to mark the 100th anniversary of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association that the Conservative Peer illustrated how appalling the situation is across the world. Lord Black, himself openly-gay, pointed out that, […]

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Pair Jailed For GBH On Gay Man In His Own Home

September 19, 2011 by  

Pair Jailed For GBH On Gay Man In His Own Home

Two men have been jailed after severely beating a gay man in his own home after they met in a bar. Andrew Davis, 42, and Johnathan Huckerby, 21, met their 47 year old victim at the Harboro Hotel bar in Melton, Leicester, they flirted with him and then went back to the man’s house where […]

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Justice For War Veteran Who Was Deemed ‘Undesirable’

September 19, 2011 by  

Justice For War Veteran Who Was Deemed ‘Undesirable’

An 89 year old who was discharged from the US Navy for being ‘undesirable’ will now have his status changed in the wake of Tuesdays official repeal of the infamous ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy. Melvin Dwork, a veteran of World War 2, was discharged from the navy in 1944 for being gay and his […]

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Home Office Considering ‘Genderless’ Passports

September 19, 2011 by  

Home Office Considering ‘Genderless’ Passports

The Home Office are to consider developing passports that do not require a person’s gender to be stated. The move comes in the wake of changes to the Australian passport system where people can now be listed as ‘X’ if they are intersexed. Currently, intersex people must choose whether they are male or female when […]

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Woman Finds Gays So Disgusting That She Is Fearful To Leave Her House

September 17, 2011 by  

Woman Finds Gays So Disgusting That She Is Fearful To Leave Her House

A catholic woman is so disgusted by gay people, that she is becoming too afraid to leave her house. Mother of seven, Stacy Trasancos, from Massachusetts details her fear of gays on her weblog acceptingabundance.com. Last month, the woman wrote that she was fearful of going out anymore after saw witnessed two men ‘effeminately rubbing […]

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Gay Civil Marriage Consultation To Take Place

September 17, 2011 by  

Gay Civil Marriage Consultation To Take Place

The government has announced plans to hold a public consultation in March 2012 on same-sex marriage.   The announcement enforces the government’s pledge to commit to promoting and advancing equal rights for LGBT people. Lynne Featherstone, Equalities minister, said: “I am delighted to confirm that early next year, this government will begin a formal consultation […]

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Ben’s Eastenders Hunk

September 17, 2011 by  

Ben’s Eastenders Hunk

Back in July, we brought you the news that Ben Mitchell would be making his return to Albert Square after show bosses decided to introduce another gay character. Now, Ben’s back and trying to live up to the Mitchell hard-man image by stepping into the boxing ring. But Ben takes a shine to sparring partner […]

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PayPal Will Not Remove Gay Hate Groups

September 15, 2011 by  

PayPal Will Not Remove Gay Hate Groups

PayPal has refused to cancel the accounts of anti-gay faith groups, despite banning other forms of hate groups, citing ‘freedom of religion.’ ALLOut, the campaign group whose petition raised over 25,000 signatures, have said that PayPal quickly removed the account of white supremacist group the Ku Klux Klan when they received complaints. The group have […]

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City Clerk Fears Gay Marriage Could Lead To Bestiality

September 14, 2011 by  

City Clerk Fears Gay Marriage Could Lead To Bestiality

A New York town clerk has refused to sign gay marriage licenses as she fears that it could lead to bestiality. Rose Belforti may be forced to resign from her position as town clerk for Ledyard due to her ‘policy issue’ with New York’s gay marriage laws. Ms Belforti said: “I don’t personally have any […]

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John Barrowman Hits Back At Catholic Church’s Anti-Gay Stance

September 14, 2011 by  

John Barrowman Hits Back At Catholic Church’s Anti-Gay Stance

John Barrowman has hit out at the Scottish Catholic Church after their fierce criticism of gay marriage. The Torchwood star reacted to the claim of Cardinal O’Brien earlier this week who referred to gay marriage as a ‘grotesque subversion of a universally accepted human right.’ Barrowman said: “That’s not being Christian at all. In fact, […]

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Transgender Child Bullied By Adults Rather Than Classmates

September 13, 2011 by  

Transgender Child Bullied By Adults Rather Than Classmates

The mother of a 10-year-old transgender schoolgirl in the UK has said that adults rather than other children are bullying her daughter. The woman, who does not want to be named as to try to protect her daughter, has said that the girl’s classmates have accepted her daughter who, was physically born as a boy […]

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San Francisco Pay Tribute To Gay 9/11 Victim

September 13, 2011 by  

San Francisco Pay Tribute To Gay 9/11 Victim

A rainbow flag was flown half-mast in the San Francisco district of Castro on Sunday to remember openly gay Mark Bingham who was killed on Flight 93 on September 11 2001. The hijacked Flight 93 was one of four taken by terrorists on 9/11 but, unlike the other three, two of which hit the World […]

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Elton John & George Michael Support ‘Kaleidoscope’

September 12, 2011 by  

Elton John & George Michael Support ‘Kaleidoscope’

Openly gay musicians Elton John and George Michael are to throw their considerable showbiz weight behind a new campaign aimed at revoking 19th century laws against homosexuality across the Commonwealth and beyond. The new campaign is called Kaleidoscope and has been set up following the beating to death of a Ugandan gay rights campaigner and […]

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Catholic Church In Scotland Attack Gay Marriage

September 12, 2011 by  

Catholic Church In Scotland Attack Gay Marriage

The Scottish Roman Catholic church has made a blistering attack on proposals for gay marriage. Phillip Tartaglia, Bishop of Paisley, has said that any Scottish government that backs same-sex marriage does not deserve the support of the Catholic community. Bishop Tartaglia, whose influence is set to increase as he is in line to become the […]

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‘Gays More Dangerous Than Terrorism’ Says US Politician

September 11, 2011 by  

‘Gays More Dangerous Than Terrorism’ Says US Politician

Just days prior to today’s anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks which killed thousands of people in New York and Washington, a US politician has renewed her claim that homosexuality has killed more people in America than terrorism. Sally Kern, who is a Republican member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, was secretly recorded in […]

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LGB People More Likely To Face A Lonely Old Age

September 11, 2011 by  

LGB People More Likely To Face A Lonely Old Age

LGB people are more likely to have a lonely old age then heterosexual people according to a YouGov survey commissioned by Stonewall. The poll which surveyed 1,050 heterosexuals and 1,036 lesbian and gays all over the age of 55, showed that less than a quarter of gay people saw their biological family at least once […]

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LGBTory Welcome ‘Step Forward’ In Blood Donation Policy

September 10, 2011 by  

LGBTory Welcome ‘Step Forward’ In Blood Donation Policy

A leading political LGBT group has announced its support to a change in policy which has abolished the lifetime blood donation ban on men who have sex with men. The Conservative Party’s LGBTory group welcomed the government’s initiative which strives to ensure that gay men are treated in a more balanced manner if they wish […]

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MIM Push To End ‘Taboo’ Of Bisexuality

September 10, 2011 by  

MIM Push To End ‘Taboo’ Of Bisexuality

Singer songwriter Tom Robinson is to present a radio programme later this month examining the changing attitudes to bisexuality. Tom Robinson was the singer songwriter who became a darling of the gay liberation movement with his song ‘Glad To Be Gay’ in the late 1970s – but just a few years later he’d fallen in love with […]

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Lesbian Pupil Forced To Leave Christian School

September 10, 2011 by  

Lesbian Pupil Forced To Leave Christian School

A schoolgirl has been allegedly been forced to leave her Christian school after officials discovered that she was a lesbian. Rachel Aviles, 17, was a pupil at The Masters School in Connecticut, US. During a school trip, Aviles and another girl were said to be joking around together by holding hands and pretending to be […]

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Hate Crimes Against LGBT People Have Risen

September 10, 2011 by  

Hate Crimes Against LGBT People Have Risen

Crimes against LGBT people in the UK saw a rise last year despite there being a seven per cent decrease in hate crime overall according to the Association of Chief Police Officers. Faith and race focused hate crime saw a steady decline between 2009 and 2010 in contrast to crimes against transgender people rising by […]

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Louis Walsh’s Sex Accuser In Court

September 9, 2011 by  

Louis Walsh’s Sex Accuser In Court

The man, who falsely accused X Factor star Louis Walsh of sexual assault, has appeared in court. Leonard Watters, 24, accused Mr Walsh of assaulting him at the Krystle nightclub in Dublin after a Westlife concert earlier this year. Watters, of Naven, Co. Neath was charged with two counts of lying to the Garda over […]

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‘God Hates Fags’ Group To Protest At Ground Zero

September 8, 2011 by  

‘God Hates Fags’ Group To Protest At Ground Zero

Anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church are planning to hold a protest at Ground Zero on the tenth anniversary of the New York and Washington terror attacks. The group which protests at military funerals with ‘God Hates Fags’ placards have announced that it is shameful that people will be mourning the loss of those killed in the […]

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Secret Millionaire Supports Aspiring Students

September 8, 2011 by  

Secret Millionaire Supports Aspiring Students

Article source Leeds Metropolitan University Leeds-born ‘Secret Millionaire’ and philanthropist, Terry George, will launch a new programme at Leeds Metropolitan University on Thursday 15 September to encourage working class teenage boys in Leeds to consider a university education. 100 year ten boys will attend the launch of Terry George’s Aspire 2 Achieve programme at the […]

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Lifetime Ban On Gay Blood Donation Expected To Be Lifted Today

September 8, 2011 by  

Lifetime Ban On Gay Blood Donation Expected To Be Lifted Today

The lifetime ban which prevents men who have had sex with men from donating blood, is expected to be abolished in the UK today. The ban was imposed during the increased awareness of AIDS in the 1980’s and men who been sexually active with other men were given a lifetime donation ban whilst others in […]

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118 GAY

September 8, 2011 by  

118 GAY

The new 118 Gay website has been launched today and gives you the chance to win £1000! As well as providing you with excellent service every time you need a number, you could also appear as the voice of 118 Gay in a brand new TV advert. So, if you fancy a bit of fame, […]

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First Person Charged With Transphobia In Scotland

September 7, 2011 by  

First Person Charged With Transphobia In Scotland

A teenage soldier has become the first person in Scotland to be convicted of a transphobia motivated offence. Terry Porter, 19, admitted to targeting transgender woman Chloe Dow and calling her a ‘freak’ and a ‘mutant.’ He also forced his way into a house in which she was sleeping and elbowed her before threatening to […]

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Rapper Wants ‘Secret Gays’ To Come Out

September 7, 2011 by  

Rapper Wants ‘Secret Gays’ To Come Out

Rapper The Game has said that he believes some of his fellow rappers are gay and should come out as he is afraid that closeted gays could pass on AIDS. The hip hop sensation whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor said: “I think there are several rappers that are in the closet and gay. […]

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Three Men Allegedly Hanged For ‘Committing Sodomy’

September 7, 2011 by  

Three Men Allegedly Hanged For ‘Committing Sodomy’

Human rights campaigners have announced that they believe that three men have been hanged in Iran for having gay sex. Iran Human Rights said that the men were hanged as they were found to have broken laws of the Islamic penal code which enforce the death penalty for sodomy. A spokesman for the group said, […]

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K-Y Gets Saucy With Lesbian Ad

September 6, 2011 by  

K-Y Gets Saucy With Lesbian Ad

The K-Y lubricant brand have made a TV advert that shows a ‘satisfied’ lesbian couple in bed together after using the product. Making its screen debut last weekend, the ad features couple Alex and Emma telling viewers the secret to their long-term relationship. During the conversation, Emma surprises Alex by stating that the lubricant ‘K-Y […]

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Tatchell Verbally Abused Trying To Join Muslims In EDL Protest

September 6, 2011 by  

Tatchell Verbally Abused Trying To Join Muslims In EDL Protest

Campaigner Peter Tatchell has said that he was subjected to homophobic abuse when he attempted to unite with Muslims in a protest against the English Defense League (EDL) Tatchell said that he attended the demonstration on Saturday as he wanted to defend the Muslim community against EDL thuggery and to stand in solidarity with Muslims […]

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Google Pays Tribute To Freddie Mercury

September 6, 2011 by  

Google Pays Tribute To Freddie Mercury

Google paid tribute to Queen frontman Freddie Mercury yesterday on, what would have been, his 65th birthday. The animated ‘Google Doodle’ cartoon video which featured Queen’s 1978 hit ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ showed Mercury singing to fans, sitting on a throne and also showed him hovering whilst dressed as a woman. Bandmate and Queen guitarist […]

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Madonna Is Back With New Album Soon

September 5, 2011 by  

Madonna Is Back With New Album Soon

Superstar Madonna has revealed that she will release her new studio album early next year. Madonna, 53, made the announcement whilst filming in Venice last week. The ‘Papa Don’t Preach’ sensation, who is directing a movie in Venice which is about the love between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII, last released an album in […]

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WHSmith ‘Censors’ Gay Magazines

September 5, 2011 by  

WHSmith ‘Censors’ Gay Magazines

WHSmith have been subject to criticism after one store censored their gay magazines but left the ‘lads mags’ alone. The store in Leamington Spa has replaced their gay magazines with plastic signs which advises customers to take to the counter in order to purchase their gay magazine. However, a copy of Zoo magazine which featured […]

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Local Government Officer Wants LGBT Monitoring To Stop

September 3, 2011 by  

Local Government Officer Wants LGBT Monitoring To Stop

Councils are to be banned from asking people about their sexuality, if they are transgender and about their race and ethnicity. Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles has declared that such questions by local authorites are not necessary and intrusive. Mr Pickles said: “At a time when taxpayers are watching their pennies, the last thing councils […]

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Openly Gay Paddick Gets Nomination For London Mayor

September 3, 2011 by  

Openly Gay Paddick Gets Nomination For London Mayor

The former highest ranked gay police officer in Britain, Brian Paddick, has won the Liberal Democray nomination for Mayor of London. Mr Paddick came third in the race for Mayor of London in 2008 in which Boris Johnston won and now the former policeman, who also appeared on I’m A Celebrity Get me Out Of […]

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Hundreds More Torchwood Complaints Made

September 1, 2011 by  

Hundreds More Torchwood Complaints Made

The BBC has received hundreds of complaints over a Torchwood episode that showed gay sex, despite the scenes being ‘watered down’ for UK viewers. More than 500 people contacted the BBC to complain after last Thursday’s showing of character Captain Jack Harkness, played by John Barrowman, kissing another man before showing the pair in bed. […]

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Teenager Accused Of Murdering Pensioner After Arranging To Have Sex

September 1, 2011 by  

Teenager Accused Of Murdering Pensioner After Arranging To Have Sex

A teenager has appeared in court accused of murdering a 67 year old man after arranging to have sex with him. The 17 year old, who cannot be named, met David Cowley last year and after agreeing to have sex, Mr Cowley drove to a remote spot with the teenager. Prosecutor, at Lincoln Crown Court, […]

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Jedward ‘Not Gay’ Announces Tour Manager

August 31, 2011 by  

Jedward ‘Not Gay’ Announces Tour Manager

Jedward’s tour manager has denied that the pair are gay and are just shy of girls. Liam McKenna insists that the pair will not discuss girls, in shows such as their current appearance on Celebrity Big Brother, as they do not want their grandmother to find out about their love lives. McKenna said the John […]

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Reverend ‘Stuns’ Congregation By Announcing Her Civil Partnership

August 31, 2011 by  

Reverend ‘Stuns’ Congregation By Announcing Her Civil Partnership

There have been calls for a Scottish church minister to resign after she informed her congregation that she plans to have a civil partnership. Reverend Lynn Brady, of Newburgh Parish Church, Fife, this week announced her plans to marry her girlfriend. A source from the church said that the congregation was stunned at the reverend’s […]

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Pope’s Anti-Gay Speech Stopped By An ‘Act Of God’

August 30, 2011 by  

Pope’s Anti-Gay Speech Stopped By An ‘Act Of God’

Pope Benedict’s anti-gay speech last weekend was cut short by a severe storm which blew off his skullcap. 1.5 million people gathered in Madrid on Saturday night to hear the Pope proclaim that marriage is a union for a man and a woman. He said: “The Lord calls many people to marriage, in which a […]

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Man Pleads Guilty Of Hitting Father After Years Of Homophobia

August 30, 2011 by  

Man Pleads Guilty Of Hitting Father After Years Of Homophobia

A gay man has pleaded guilty of assaulting his father after tolerating more than 30 years of homophobic remarks from him. Mark Shaw, 47, caused bruising to the left ear of his 80 year old father Peter in an argument over unpaid loans which was sparked by Mr Shaw asking his son for more money […]

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Hundreds Of Thousands Gather For Manchester Pride

August 28, 2011 by  

Hundreds Of Thousands Gather For Manchester Pride

Manchester Pride saw hundreds of thousands of people lining the streets yesterday to get a glimpse of the parade. This year’s ‘Best of British’ themed event sees the 21st year of Manchester’s gay pride celebrations. Just some of the performers this year include Pixie Lott, Blue, The Sugababes and Heather Peace. Earlier this month, Pride […]

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High Heel-a-thon 2011 Is Launched

August 25, 2011 by  

High Heel-a-thon 2011 Is Launched

The High Heel-a-thon 2011 was launched in Leeds Yesterday with a colourful group of supporters. The press were on hand to capture the start of this exciting event which will take place on Sunday 25th of September in Leeds City Centre. The beneficiaries of this year’s massive, star-studded event are The Haven and Sue Ryder […]

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Judge Prevents Father From Leaving His Children Alone With His Husband

August 25, 2011 by  

Judge Prevents Father From Leaving His Children Alone With His Husband

A judge has ordered that a father cannot leave his children alone with his husband. William Flowers was married to a woman and together, they had three children before their divorce in 2004. Flowers later met and married Jim Evans in a ceremony in Connecticut. Flowers, of Texas, then decided to try to seek custody […]

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Killer Of Gay Classmate Refuses To Testify

August 24, 2011 by  

Killer Of Gay Classmate Refuses To Testify

A schoolboy, who murdered his gay classmate as he thought he was making sexual advances onto him, has refused to testify at his own trial. Brandon McInerney is accused of shooting and classmate Lawrence King in 2008 in front of over 20 fellow pupils. King, who was 15 at the time, had begun to dress […]

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12 Year Old Drag Queen Gets Cornish Carnival Prize

August 23, 2011 by  

12 Year Old Drag Queen Gets Cornish Carnival Prize

A 12 year old drag queen who calls himself ‘Naughty Nora’ blew judges away to win the ‘Carnival Drag Queen’ prize. Schoolboy Redvers Stokes competed with men up to three times his age to win the drag queen crown and has spoken about how much he enjoys dragging up. Stokes said: “I don’t think there’s […]

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George Michael Admits Split With Goss

August 23, 2011 by  

George Michael Admits Split With Goss

George Michael told fans at his sell-out concert on Monday that he and Kenny Goss had split. George Michael took to his Twitter account in March to deny rumours of the separation but admitted to fans at the Prague State Opera House on Monday that he and Goss had actually been separated for two and […]

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Corrie’s Lesbian Love Triangle Plot

August 22, 2011 by  

Corrie’s Lesbian Love Triangle Plot

WARNING, CONTAINS SPOILERS.   Coronation Street have planned a spectacular lesbian love triangle plot to entice audiences this Christmas. Sophie Webster, played by Brooke Vincent, is set to leave girlfriend Sian Powers, Sacha Parkinson, heartbroken as she and Dev Alahan’s daughter Amber become embroiled in an affair. It has been reported that Amber and Sophie […]

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Bride Refused Sale Of Wedding Dress For Same-Sex Service

August 22, 2011 by  

Bride Refused Sale Of Wedding Dress For Same-Sex Service

A bride was refused the sale of a wedding dress in a shop when the manager discovered that she was marrying another woman. Alix Genter visited Here Comes the Bride shop last weekend to pick out her dress. Later the store’s manager Donna Saber rang Ms Genter to ask why she had crossed out the […]

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Teenager Found Guilty Of Targeting And Stabbing Gay Man

August 22, 2011 by  

Teenager Found Guilty Of Targeting And Stabbing Gay Man

A teenager has been has been found guilty of deliberately targeting and stabbing a man for being gay. 18 year old Guelor Moaso attacked 37 year old David Farrer in the early hours of February 14th and stabbed him three times in the chest and leg. Mr Farrer had been on a night out with […]

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24 Year Old Man Charged With Raping Another Man

August 20, 2011 by  

24 Year Old Man Charged With Raping Another Man

A man arrested in England on Tuesday has been charged of raping another man in Belfast. The 24 year, who cannot be named for legal reasons, faces four charges which include assault and false imprisonment for his alleged actions which occurred in January. The accused’s solicitor has said that the medical report, which said that […]

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Teacher Suspended After Anti-Gay Facebook Rant

August 19, 2011 by  

Teacher Suspended After Anti-Gay Facebook Rant

A teacher has been suspended after posting on Facebook that he ‘almost threw up’ after he heard about the legalisation of gay marriage in New York. Social Studies teacher Jerry Buell also wrote that same-sex marriages were a ‘cesspool and a ‘sin’. After discovering the teacher’s remarks, school chiefs in Lake County, Florida suspended Buell […]

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Prison For Man Who ‘Viciously’ Attacked Lesbian Couple In West Yorkshire

August 18, 2011 by  

Prison For Man Who ‘Viciously’ Attacked Lesbian Couple In West Yorkshire

A man from Keighley, West Yorkshire has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison after launching a vicious attack on a lesbian couple. Adrian Feather, 22, saw Tracey Williams and Verona Benson in Keighley town on the 9th of July. Bradford crown court was told that Feather  held a grudge against the […]

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Manchester Pride Director Announces Resignation

August 18, 2011 by  

Manchester Pride Director Announces Resignation

The Manchester Pride, Jackie Crozier, director has announced that she is resigning her post of festival co-ordinator. Crozier, who has been in the job for six years, has agreed to continue until her replacement is announced. She said: “I’ve been involved with Manchester Pride for six years and remain as passionate about it today as […]

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Defendant Shows Court Her Bottom To Prove Her Innocence

August 18, 2011 by  

Defendant Shows Court Her Bottom To Prove Her Innocence

A woman accused of a homophobic assault showed the court a photo of her bottom in order to try to prove her innocence. Lauren Proverbs, 21, was accused of inflicting actual bodily harm to lesbian Gina Landan who she allegedly punched. But proverbs, who is also accused of calling Ms Landan a fucking lesbian, insists […]

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Glee: 3D Flops In The States

August 17, 2011 by  

Glee: 3D Flops In The States

Glee: The 3D Concert Movie failed to live up to US box office expectations when it was released last weekend. Despite the hype, the film which stars characters from the hit TV show did not manage to make it into the movie top 10 chart and took just $5.7m in its first weekend. The 3D […]

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Eastender’s Star To Write Tell-All Book About The Soap

August 17, 2011 by  

Eastender’s Star To Write Tell-All Book About The Soap

Eastenders actress Pam St Clement has announced that she will be writing a book detailing her 25 years in the soap. Pat, who plays Albert Square Matriarch; Pat Evans will be bowing out of the hit show at Christmas in what the soap bosses have said will be an explosive exit. The bisexual actress, who […]

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Study Finds Gay Birds Who Mate For Life

August 17, 2011 by  

Study Finds Gay Birds Who Mate For Life

Some birds have been found to form same-sex, lifelong relationships. A study undertaken by researchers at the University of California, Berkley, studied the mating habits of a species known as Zebra Finches which are known to have monogamous relationships. When raised in a male only group, over half of the birds formed relationships  and became […]

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MP Compares Gay Rights Campaigners To Nazi’s

August 15, 2011 by  

MP Compares Gay Rights Campaigners To Nazi’s

An MP for the Scottish Nationalist Party has withdrawn a comment he made in which he compared gay rights campaigners to Nazi’s. Bill Walker, MSP for Dunfermline, spoke out against an anti-homophobia logo which featured the word homophobia with a line crossed through it. Walker said: “I regarded that as quite intimidating actually because … […]

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Anti-Gay Runner For President Gets A Boost From Voters

August 15, 2011 by  

Anti-Gay Runner For President Gets A Boost From Voters

The campaign of anti-gay presidential hopeful Michele Bauchmann continued to gain momentum on Saturday when she won a Republican Party straw poll in Iowa. Bauchmann, who won the poll by just 152 votes, said: “[We] just crossed a very important hurdle, but it’s the first one,” and added that she was “stunned and humbled and […]

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Leeds To Make A Bid For An Official Gay Quarter

August 14, 2011 by  

Leeds To Make A Bid For An Official Gay Quarter

The Gay community in Leeds have formed an executive committee in order to request that Leeds City Council officially recognise the Leeds Gay Quarter. Following in the footsteps of Manchester and now Liverpool, the community of Leeds have decided to proceed with plans to gain the same recognition. One of the founders of the campaign, […]

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Hollyoaks Actor Jeered Of Stage At Brighton Pride

August 14, 2011 by  

Hollyoaks Actor Jeered Of Stage At Brighton Pride

Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson was booed off stage at Brighton Pride yesterday. Richardson, who plays Stephen Hay in the soap, apparently ran out of things to say to the crowd whilst acting as compare at the Preston Park event for which the crowds paid £12.50 each to attend. The actor made a last gasp attempt […]

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Six Major Travel Companies Persuaded To Pull Out Of Anti-Gay Donation Scheme

August 12, 2011 by  

Six Major Travel Companies Persuaded To Pull Out Of Anti-Gay Donation Scheme

Campaigners have persuaded six major travel companies to cut all ties with the anti-gay, Christian Values Network. The CVN allows customers to donate money from their purchases to charity but some of these include homophobic groups such as Focus on the Family and Family Research Council. But now, campaigners, who sent hundreds of letters to […]

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61% Of Scots In Favour Of Full Marriage Equality

August 12, 2011 by  

61% Of Scots In Favour Of Full Marriage Equality

A poll has revealed that 61% of Scottish People now support full marriage equality for LGB people. The results of the poll done by Scottish Social Attitudes, asked whether ‘gay and lesbian couples should have the right to marry each if they want to.’ Whilst a staggering 61% agreed, 18% said that they neither agreed […]

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Married Gay Couple Face Forced Separation By Government

August 12, 2011 by  

Married Gay Couple Face Forced Separation By Government

A gay married couple who have been together for twenty years face separation as their marriage is not recognised. Bradford Wells and Anthony Makk live together in San Francisco and seven years ago, they married in Massachusetts. Mr Makk however is an Australian citizen and he has now been denied permission to remain in the […]

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Bisexual MP To Sue Over Phone Hacking

August 12, 2011 by  

Bisexual MP To Sue Over Phone Hacking

The deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats who was forced to come out as bisexual by The Sun newspaper is to sue News International amid phone hacking claims. In 2005, Simon Hughes came out after he admitted The Sun’s claims that he had been contacting men through a gay chat line. But now, the former […]

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Witness Appeal After Man Is Sexually Assaulted And Robbed

August 11, 2011 by  

Witness Appeal After Man Is Sexually Assaulted And Robbed

Police have appealed for witnesses after a gay man was attacked, sexually assaulted and mugged. The attack took place on London’s Hampstead Heath during the times of 11pm on Sunday night and 9.30am on Monday morning. Police believe that the victim may have been drugged by his attacker and are awaiting toxicology results. The suspect […]

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Petition Calls For Sesame Street’s Bert And Ernie To Wed

August 11, 2011 by  

Petition Calls For Sesame Street’s Bert And Ernie To Wed

More than 900 people have signed an online petition calling Sesame Street muppets Bert and Ernie to have a gay wedding. Change.com, who instigated the petition believe that holding such a wedding could help children who are suffering from homophobic bullying. A spokesperson from Change.com also said: “We are not asking that Sesame Street do […]

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Gay Presidential Hopeful Wants To Send A Message To LGBT Youngsters

August 11, 2011 by  

Gay Presidential Hopeful Wants To Send A Message To LGBT Youngsters

A gay candidate for President of the United States, has said that he wants to send a message to LGBT youngsters. Republican Fred Karger, who is a former political advisor, has said that he felt too ashamed to come out for many years. Karger, 61, said: “I want to send the message to gay younger […]

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Manchester Pride To Continue As Planned Despite Riot Damage

August 11, 2011 by  

Manchester Pride To Continue As Planned Despite Riot Damage

Organisers of Manchester Pride have confirmed that this month’s Pride will go ahead despite riot damage. More than 100 people were arrested as gangs rampaged through the streets of the city smashing windows and looting businesses. Several venues on Canal Street suffered smashed windows but the ‘Best of British’ themed Pride event, which is the […]

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Gay Fans Give Steven Gerrard ‘Hottest Player’ Title

August 11, 2011 by  

Gay Fans Give Steven Gerrard ‘Hottest Player’ Title

Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard has been voted as the Premier Leagues ‘Hottest Player’ by gay fans. A survey by dating agency Gaydar also found that Gerrard managed to win the double as he was also won the ‘Best Legs’ title. Manchester United were named as hottest squad closely followed by Liverpool and Chelsea whilst Spurs […]

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Canal Street Hit By Manchester Rioters

August 10, 2011 by  

Canal Street Hit By Manchester Rioters

Businesses in Manchester’s LGBT area, Canal Street, were damaged during yesterday’s riots in the city. Venues on the street including Churchills, View, Via, The REM Bar and Tribeca all suffered damage such as smashed windows. Also, the Olive Deli on Sackville Street was damaged and looted and a burnt out van was outside of Essential […]

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Party in the Park Leeds 2011

August 10, 2011 by  

Party in the Park Leeds 2011

This year’s Party in the Park event in Leeds saw stunning performances from the likes of The Wanted, JLS, Pixie Lott, Olly Murs, Cher Lloyd and Inna! For a free event you can’t go wrong! Temple Newsam in Leeds was completely rammed out with 16,631 successful ticket applications. Unfortunately the crowd didn’t so much agree […]

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Gay Couple To Sue Theme Park After ‘Fag’ Jibe

August 10, 2011 by  

Gay Couple To Sue Theme Park After ‘Fag’ Jibe

A gay couple are suing a theme park after a photo of them holding hands on a ride was allegedly doctored and ridiculed by staff. Edmund Yang and Craig Pearson decided not to buy the photograph of them holding hands whilst they were on the Psycho Mouse ride at California’s, Great American Park. But later, […]

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Criticism Over Lesbian Politician Having A Baby With Girlfriend

August 10, 2011 by  

Criticism Over Lesbian Politician Having A Baby With Girlfriend

The girlfriend of Australian Finance Minister Penny Wong is expecting a child after receiving IVF treatment. Sophie Allouaches is due to give birth in December but, as well her pregnancy reigniting the fierce debate over same-sex marriage and parenting in the country, other politicians are unhappy with the couple’s decision to have a child. Christian […]

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John Barrowman Hits Back At Torchwood’s Anti-Gay Critics

August 10, 2011 by  

John Barrowman Hits Back At Torchwood’s Anti-Gay Critics

Torchwood star John Barrowman has told those who have complained that his character is ‘too gay’ to switch channels if they don’t like it. Several complaints have been made to BBC bosses about Barrowman’s character, the openly bisexual Captain Jack Harkness, as they say that far too much gay content is being shown. In response […]

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Heterosexual Pride Gets Green Light

August 10, 2011 by  

Heterosexual Pride Gets Green Light

People of São Paulo, home to one of the world’s largest gay pride events, have been given council permission to hold an annual Heterosexual Pride Day. Approximately three million people celebrate gay pride in the Brazilian city every year and now campaigners look set to hold their own heterosexual pride on the third of December […]

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Boy George Speaks Out About His Homophobic Prison Abuse

August 9, 2011 by  

Boy George Speaks Out About His Homophobic Prison Abuse

Boy George has spoken out about the homophobic abuse that he suffered whilst in prison. George was found guilty of falsely imprisoning a male escort in 2009 and was sentenced to four months in prison. The Culture Club star said: “When you first arrive, it’s terrifying, I don’t care how hard you are. But eventually […]

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Gay Bookshop Attacked By London Rioters

August 9, 2011 by  

Gay Bookshop Attacked By London Rioters

A well-known bookshop called ‘Gay’s the Word’ has been attacked during the London riots. The store in Marchmont Street in the city was the only shop in the area to be attack giving fears that the rioters had homophobic motives. A rock and a bottle was thrown through the shop’s front window by the rioters […]

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40’000 People Rock Liverpool Pride

August 9, 2011 by  

40’000 People Rock Liverpool Pride

40,000 people attended Liverpool Pride on Saturday, double the amount from last year’s event. The family of murdered teenager, Michael Causer, led the parade of approximately 2’500 people and where joined by around another 38’000 people at the city’s waterfront and gay quarter. Chair of Liverpool Pride, Tommy McIlravey, said: “It was an absolutely brilliant […]

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Gay Man’s Choir Sign £1 Million Record Deal

August 9, 2011 by  

Gay Man’s Choir Sign £1 Million Record Deal

Brighton & Hove’s Gay Men’s Chorus has signed a £1 million record deal with Universal Records. The chorus, which was formed six years ago by John Hamilton and Jason Pimblett, will join stars such as U2, Grace Jones and Paul Weller on the Universal label. Mr Hamilton said: “Rather than being a gay chorus, we’re […]

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BBC Make Pilot For Possible Gay Sitcom

August 9, 2011 by  

BBC Make Pilot For Possible Gay Sitcom

The BBC are in the process of piloting a new sitcom about the life of a middle-aged gay couple. The show called George and Bernard Shaw, has yet to be commissioned, but the pilot stars My Family actor Robert Lindsay and Richard Griffiths. Creator of the Radio 4 show, Cabin Pressure, John Finnemore has penned […]

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Murdered Teenager’s Mum To Lead Liverpool Pride Parade

August 6, 2011 by  

Murdered Teenager’s Mum To Lead Liverpool Pride Parade

The mother of murdered teenager Michael Causer, will lead Liverpool’s Pride parade later today. Michael, from Whiston on Merseyside was attacked in nearby Huyton three years ago, he later died in hospital. The public outcry over the attack on the gay hairdresser led to the city holding one of its first Gay Prides in over […]

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Last Gay Survivor Of Nazi Camps Dies

August 4, 2011 by  

Last Gay Survivor Of Nazi Camps Dies

A gay man, who is believed to have been the last surviving person to have been sent to a Nazi concentration camp due to his sexuality, died yesterday at the age of 98. Rudolf Brazda was born in 1913 and grew up in East Germany. When the Nazi’s took over, they declared that homosexuality was […]

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Diva Fever Pull Out Of Liverpool Pride With Less Than 48 Hours To Go

August 4, 2011 by  

Diva Fever Pull Out Of Liverpool Pride With Less Than 48 Hours To Go

Diva Fever have made a last minute cancellation of their scheduled performance  at Liverpool Pride on Saturday. The X Factor hopefuls, who finished in 13th place in last year’s competition, were scheduled to perform at Liverpool, Swindon and Cotswold Pride celebrations all on the same day. Liverpool Pride confirmed today that the duo will be […]

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Trial Begins Of McDonalds Transgender Attacker

August 4, 2011 by  

Trial Begins Of McDonalds Transgender Attacker

The trial begins today of an 18 year old whose savage attack on a transgender woman in McDonald’s was filmed on a mobile phone and then viewed by thousands online. Teonna Monae Brown and a younger teenager are accused of assaulting 22 year old trans woman Chrissy Polis in a McDonald’s restaurant in April; an […]

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David Norris Resigns From Presidential Race Amid Controversy

August 3, 2011 by  

David Norris Resigns From Presidential Race Amid Controversy

Irish presidential hopeful David Norris has withdrawn from the race following revelations that he asked for leniency for his ex-partner who was convicted of the statutory rape of a 15 year old boy in Israel. It emerged over the weekend, that Norris wrote a letter to the Israeli authorities at the time of the conviction […]

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Vigil To Take Place Tonight To Remember Murdered Teenager

August 2, 2011 by  

Vigil To Take Place Tonight To Remember Murdered Teenager

A vigil for murdered gay teenager Michael Causer will take place this evening to mark the third anniversary of his death. Michael was attacked in Liverpool in August 2008. His attacker, James O’Connor, shouted homophobic abuse at him before punching and kicking Michael who later died in hospital. O’Connor was later jailed for a minimum […]

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Australia To Include LGB People Who Have Married Abroad In Census

August 2, 2011 by  

Australia To Include LGB People Who Have Married Abroad In Census

Australia, a country that will not allow same-sex marriage, is to officially include LGB people, who have married abroad, in their next census. Even when citizens of Australia have married in other countries, their rights of marriage are still not recognised when they return home. Peter Furness, Australian Marriage Equality spokesperson said: “It is an […]

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Church Minister Holds Protest Against Sodomy At Belfast Pride

August 1, 2011 by  

Church Minister Holds Protest Against Sodomy At Belfast Pride

A church minister who organised an anti-gay protest during Belfast Pride said that his actions were “a service of thanksgiving about what the Bible teaches on sodomy”. The Reverend David McIlveen, of Sandown Free Presbyterian Church, arranged a crowd of protesters to meet the gay pride parade as it walked by. About the event, he […]

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Brighton Pride Bag Alexandra Burke To Headline

August 1, 2011 by  

Brighton Pride Bag Alexandra Burke To Headline

Brighton Pride, the largest LGBT park event in Europe, have announced that Alexandra Burke will be this year’s headline act. The X-Factor winner will perform in the city’s Preston Park on the 13 August and other X-Factor winner, Joe McElderry, who also recently won reality show Popstar To Operastar, will also be appearing on the […]

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‘Gay Free Zone’ Man In Court Again For Spraying Burkas Onto Posters Of Models

August 1, 2011 by  

‘Gay Free Zone’ Man In Court Again For Spraying Burkas Onto Posters Of Models

A teenager who was arrested in June for putting up ‘gay-free zone’ posters in the street has appeared in court again after spray painting burkas onto scantily dressed models on bill-boards. Mohammed Hasnath, along with Muhammed Tahir, admitted to defacing the posters as they claimed that women should not be uncovered and that they were […]

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Anti-Gay Bachmann Told To Comment On LGBT Teen Suicides

July 31, 2011 by  

Anti-Gay Bachmann Told To Comment On LGBT Teen Suicides

Anti-gay, Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann has been told that she must address the LGBT suicides of teenagers in her district Minnesota. House minority leader, Nancy Pelosi, has criticised Bachmann for her silence for not commenting about the suicides of four LGBT students in her district over a nine month period. Ms Pelosi said: “I […]

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York Pride Pays Tribute To Murdered Gay Rights Campaigner

July 31, 2011 by  

York Pride Pays Tribute To Murdered Gay Rights Campaigner

A York Gay rights campaigner who was murdered in Uganda was remembered during Saturday’s Gay Pride. David Kato was a student in the city but was beaten to death in January when he returned to his home in Uganda. The crowds at Rowntree Park in York released a mass of coloured balloons that had been […]

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Lady Gaga To Be Ordained As A Minister

July 31, 2011 by  

Lady Gaga To Be Ordained As A Minister

Lady Gaga has announced that she will be ordained as a minister so that she can perform the marriage ceremony for two of her lesbian friends. The superstar, Gaga, aims to join her yoga teacher and long term girlfriend in matrimony in the wake of New York now allowing same-sex marriages. Lady Gaga said: “My […]

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Gay Man Stabbed Until Knife Snapped In Homophobic Horror

July 30, 2011 by  

Gay Man Stabbed Until Knife Snapped In Homophobic Horror

 A gay man was savagely beaten and stabbed 11 times with a kitchen knife by a man who he took back to his house after a night out. Adam Beaumont, 21, met his 46 year old victim in a gay bar before accompanying him home. After then beating him and stabbing him until the knife […]

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Manchester Goes ‘Shameless’ For Pride

July 30, 2011 by  

Manchester Goes ‘Shameless’ For Pride

Manchester Pride have commissioned a short film featuring some of the cast of Shameless to celebrate the festivals 21st Anniversary. The film called ‘First Time On Canal Street, will show a man venturing onto the famous street for the first time on his own 21st birthday when he takes a fancy to Mickey Maguire, played […]

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BBC Cuts Ties With Christian Values Network

July 30, 2011 by  

BBC Cuts Ties With Christian Values Network

BBC America, who were inadvertently contributing towards a gay hate religious groups has now severed all ties with the organisation. Commissions from the sales of BBC America online shops were feared to be passed on to groups throughout the Christian Values Network (CVN) such as Focus on the Family, The Family Research Council and other […]

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Steps ‘H’ To Have A Baby

July 29, 2011 by  

Steps ‘H’ To Have A Baby

Former ‘Steps’ performer H has revealed that he and his partner will fly to the US next week in order to begin the process of having a baby. Ian ‘H’ Watkins and partner of four years, Craig Ryder, will meet their egg donor and surrogate carrier in the States through the agency that was set […]

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Lesbian Couple To Move Into Emmerdale

July 29, 2011 by  

Lesbian Couple To Move Into Emmerdale

A lesbian couple are due to set up home in Emmerdale this autumn. Former Bad Girls actress Alicya Eyo, who played the violent Denny Blood in the hit show, will appear as the character Ruby and star alongside former Shameless star Kelli Hollis who will play her girlfriend Ali. Series producer, Stuart Blackburn, said: “Ali […]

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X Factor Staff Referred To Contestant As “Pam The Tranny”

July 28, 2011 by  

X Factor Staff Referred To Contestant As “Pam The Tranny”

An X Factor contested is furious after she was accidentally sent an email by programme staff who referred to her a as ‘tranny.’ Transgender Pamela-Michelle Giovanni, 46, was the subject of an email discussion apprising her performance when one of the shows junior researchers accidentally sent the email to the contestant which was titled, ‘Pam […]

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Religious Street Preacher Shouted At Gay Couple To “Burn In Hell”

July 28, 2011 by  

Religious Street Preacher Shouted At Gay Couple To “Burn In Hell”

A gay couple were turned to “burn in hell” by a religious preacher as they were walking down the street holding hands. Craig Manning and his civil partner, who does not wish to be named, said that they had received abuse from the same preacher last year before this, the latest incident. Manning, of Taunton, […]

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Newly Married Indian Lesbians Seek Court Protection From Family

July 27, 2011 by  

Newly Married Indian Lesbians Seek Court Protection From Family

A lesbian couple who have recently married in India are in fear of their lives from faily members. The couple from Manesar, near New Delhi have been forced to take the drastic step of asking a court to protect them as they say family members have threatened to kill them in the wake of their […]

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Mr Gay UK Is Back!

July 27, 2011 by  

Mr Gay UK Is Back!

The world famous Mr Gay UK competition is returning after a three year break. The beauty contest for gay men, which is owned by entrepreneur Terry George, has been associated with a whole host of stars since it began in 1984. Sir Ian McKellen, Robbie Williams, Jason Donovan, Graham Norton, John Paul Gaultier, Anita Dobson […]

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Brian Dowling To Host The New Big Brother

July 27, 2011 by  

Brian Dowling To Host The New Big Brother

Brian Dowling is to be the host of Big Brother when it re-launches on Channel 5 next month. Dowling, the winner of the second series ten years ago, will be stepping into the shoes of Davina McCall while Emma Willis will host the spin-off show, Big Brothers Little Bit On The Side. Dowling said: “I […]

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Convicted Rapist Claims That He is Gay To Gain UK Asylum

July 25, 2011 by  

Convicted Rapist Claims That He is Gay To Gain UK Asylum

A Ugandan man who is serving a four-year prison sentence for raping a woman in Scotland is claiming that he is gay in order to avoid deportation. John Ssewagudde, 21, raped a woman in Glasgow in June last year and then confessed to the attack on his Facebook page. He was later convicted of the […]

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Witness Appeal After Homophobic Attack

July 25, 2011 by  

Witness Appeal After Homophobic Attack

Police have released CCTV images to try to identify two people who savagely attacked a gay man last Friday in what is being treated as a homophobic assault. The 42 year old victim was heading up Villiers Street in the Charing Cross area of London at around 3.40am when he was approached by a man […]

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First Legal Gay Marriages Take Place In New York State

July 25, 2011 by  

First Legal Gay Marriages Take Place In New York State

For the first time yesterday gay couples in the state of New York were able to legally marry. Since legalising gay marriage two weeks ago, the state received 1,728 applications for gay marriage licenses and due to demand, judges waived the mandatory 24 hour waiting period for a license. At midnight on the 24 July […]

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60% Of Gay Men Unaware Of Early HIV Symptoms

July 22, 2011 by  

60% Of Gay Men Unaware Of Early HIV Symptoms

The National AIDS Trust has found that 60% of gay men are unaware of the early symptoms of the HIV infection. According to the research, the Trust found that between 70 and 90 per cent of infected people experienced the ‘triad’ of symptoms which are, sore throat, rash and fever but fewer than one in […]

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Ghana Minister Orders All Gays And Lesbians To Be Arrested

July 22, 2011 by  

Ghana Minister Orders All Gays And Lesbians To Be Arrested

A minister in Ghana has ordered that all gays and lesbians in the western region of the country are to be arrested. Paul Evans Aidoo has instructed the Bureau of National Investigations to find all gays in the region and put them before the courts. As well as this, Aidoo has instructed all landlords to […]

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Jamie: Drag Queen At 16 Gives BBC3 A Boost

July 22, 2011 by  

Jamie: Drag Queen At 16 Gives BBC3 A Boost

The one-off BBC3 show Jamie: Drag Queen at 16 gave the channel a massive boost in viewing figures on Wednesday. The show, made by Firecracker Films, showed the life of 16 year old Jamie Campbell as he attended his school prom in drag and prepared to do his first performance as his alter ego Fifi […]

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Butcher Puts Sign In Shop Window To Say That He Is NOT Gay

July 21, 2011 by  

Butcher Puts Sign In Shop Window To Say That He Is NOT Gay

A butcher in East Yorkshire put a sign in his shop window declaring that he was not gay. Brian Fields, owner of Anlaby butchers in Hessle said that he took the drastic step to put an end to rumours that his wife was divorcing him due to a gay affair. Fields also said that his […]

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Ben Mitchell To Return As Eastenders Third Gay Character

July 21, 2011 by  

Ben Mitchell To Return As Eastenders Third Gay Character

Another Eastenders regular is set to become the shows third gay character when Ben Mitchell returns to our screens. Ben, played by Joshua Pascoe, is set to share an on-air kiss with another teenager called Duncan when the beleaguered teenager returns from an extended stay with granny, Peggy Mitchell. According to Digital Spy, a show […]

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Criticism For Penis Size Study That Tells If Gay Men Are ‘Top Or Bottom’ Lovers

July 20, 2011 by  

Criticism For Penis Size Study That Tells If Gay Men Are ‘Top Or Bottom’ Lovers

The US government has been criticised for undertaking a study to discover if the length of a gay man penis makes them a ‘top or bottom’ lover. The study entitled ‘The Association Between Penis Size and Sexual Health Among Men Who Have Sex With Men’ was undertaken by the National Institute of Health and identified […]

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George Michael Tweets That Jeremy Clarkson Is A ‘Pig-Ugly Homophobic Twat’

July 20, 2011 by  

George Michael Tweets That Jeremy Clarkson Is A ‘Pig-Ugly Homophobic Twat’

George Michael has strongly hit back at Jeremy Clarkson after the Top Gear presenter made a joke about Michael’s sexual promiscuity. The row broke out earlier this month when George Michael tweeted a video of someone driving a pink Bentley and said: “I swear this is real. And I sound like Jeremy Clarkson with someone’s […]

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Gay Sex Scene Cut From UK Showing Of Torchwood

July 20, 2011 by  

Gay Sex Scene Cut From UK Showing Of Torchwood

Gay sex scenes in Torchwood will not be shown to UK viewers it has been revealed. The scene involving Captain Jack Harkness, played by John Barrowman, and a barman having sex, have been cut for being too sexy for a primetime audience. A source within the show, in which the sex scenes have already been […]

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Man Carjacked After Removing Clothes At Cruising Spot

July 19, 2011 by  

Man Carjacked After Removing Clothes At Cruising Spot

A man had his car stolen after removing his trousers and underwear at a cruising spot. The victim, 45, was parked in a layby at the A45 in Coventry when he was approached by a 19 year old man who asked him to remove his trousers and underpants. Then, the 19 year old along with […]

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Straight Man Stopped From Donating Blood For Acting ‘Too Gay.’

July 19, 2011 by  

Straight Man Stopped From Donating Blood For Acting ‘Too Gay.’

A straight man was told by a blood donor centre that he ‘looked gay’ before they refused to let him give blood. Aaron Pace, 22, went to the Bio-Blood Components centre in order to give a possible life saving donation of blood. During the initial interview, Pace claims that staff told him that his looks […]

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Lords Hear That Better Teacher Training Is Needed To Stop Homophobic Bullying

July 15, 2011 by  

Lords Hear That Better Teacher Training Is Needed To Stop Homophobic Bullying

The House of Lords heard yesterday how teachers need to be given more training to spot and prevent homophobic bullying in schools. Schools minister Lord Hill responded to questions by saying: “We have updated our advice to schools to make it clear that prejudice-based bullying such as homophobic bullying should not be tolerated. “This advice […]

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Petition For Equal Marriage Campaign Underway

July 15, 2011 by  

Petition For Equal Marriage Campaign Underway

The Equal Love Campaign, led by Peter Tatchell, have launched a petition to demand for gay marriages and straight civil partnerships. UK law, at present, only allows gay people to have a civil partnership but the Equal Love Campaign state that it is unfair that gay people cannot have a marriage and straight people cannot […]

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Glee To Axe Three Top Characters

July 15, 2011 by  

Glee To Axe Three Top Characters

Hit show Glee is to lose three of its top stars when the third series ends. Gay character Kurt (Chris Colfer) Rachel (Lea Michele) and Finn (Cory Monteith) will not be returning for a fourth series of the internationally acclaimed show. Co-creator of Glee, Ryan Murphy, said: “You can keep them on the show for […]

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Gay Soldiers Attacked In Restaurant

July 14, 2011 by  

Gay Soldiers Attacked In Restaurant

Two gay soldiers were attacked and beaten in a restaurant due to their sexuality. The two men, who have asked to remain anonymous through fear that being gay could harm their careers, were at a nightclub in Colorado, US, and decided to leave to go and get something to eat along with other friends who […]

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Bryant Calls Kay Burley ‘A Bit Dim’ During Live Sky News Interview

July 13, 2011 by  

Bryant Calls Kay Burley ‘A Bit Dim’ During Live Sky News Interview

Openly gay MP Chris Bryant demanded an apology whilst on-air with Sky News presenter Kay Burley and called her ‘a bit dim.’ Still smarting from what has been described as a ‘ferocious interview’ last year in which Burley attacked Bryant for saying that phone hacking was endemic within the British media, the MP demanded an […]

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Independent Suspend Gay Journalist After Complaints

July 13, 2011 by  

Independent Suspend Gay Journalist After Complaints

Award winning gay journalist Johann Hari has been suspended form the Independent after bloggers accused him of plagiarism. Hari, who won the coveted Orwell prize, was also accused of ‘churnalism’ after it was spotted that he had used old, unattributed, quotes in interviews. The journalist did apologise and said that that he was trying to […]

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Lesbian Couple Receive £200K Harassment Pay-Out

July 13, 2011 by  

Lesbian Couple Receive £200K Harassment Pay-Out

A lesbian couple have been awarded £200,000 after enduring four years of bullying by their neighbour. Samantha Jones and Rachel Lovegrove of Northampton told the Appeal Court how their neighbour, property developer Liam Ruth, subjected them to a campaign of harassment when he was carrying out extensive building work to his home. The couple complained […]

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George Michael To Be Questioned By Police Over News Of The World Tweets

July 12, 2011 by  

George Michael To Be Questioned By Police Over News Of The World Tweets

George Michael has revealed on Twitter that the Metropolitan Police want to interview him in respect of his comments about News of the World boss Rebekah Brooks. Last week, after the surprise announcement of the papers closure, Bent News reported that superstar George Michael said the Brooks had implied that the police were a major […]

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Presidential Hopeful Signs Anti-Gay Pledge

July 11, 2011 by  

Presidential Hopeful Signs Anti-Gay Pledge

US Presidential hopeful Michelle Bachman has become the first Republican to sign an anti-gay pledge which aims to ban gay marriage. As well as banning gay marriage, the ‘Marriage Vow’ pledge which was formed by Iowa’s Christian group Family Leader, targets infidelity, pornography and Islamic Sharia Law. The makers of the vow and those pledging […]

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Joe McElderry Takes Operastar Crown

July 11, 2011 by  

Joe McElderry Takes Operastar Crown

Former X-Factor champion Joe McElderry was crowned winner of ITV’s Popstar to Operastar on Saturday. Despite being dropped by Simon Cowell’s label, SYCO, earlier this year due to poor record sales, the 21 year old was delighted to win yet another talent show and has revealed that he may now pursue an operatic career. After […]

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England Out Of The World Cup After Penalty Misery

July 11, 2011 by  

England Out Of The World Cup After Penalty Misery

England’s women are out of the World Cup after losing a nail-biting quarter final against France on penalties. Openly lesbian Hope Powell’s side were just three minutes away from securing a semi-final place when France’s Elise Bussaglia hit the back of the net and forced extra time. Both teams struggled to keep up the momentum […]

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Four Year Old Murdered By Religious Leader For Showing ‘Gay Behaviour’

July 10, 2011 by  

Four Year Old Murdered By Religious Leader For Showing ‘Gay Behaviour’

A religious cult leader murdered a four year old boy as he thought he was gay. Lucas Moses, 27, is facing the death penalty for killing Jadon Higganbothan after witnessing his ‘gay behaviour’ when he was hitting another boy on the bottom. Moses took the four year old child to a garage and shot him […]

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Popular Gay Journalist Viciously Assaulted

July 8, 2011 by  

Popular Gay Journalist Viciously Assaulted

A well-known gay journalist has been left ‘deeply traumatised’ after a vicious attack in a Dublin restaurant. The 46 year old writer was eating in the city when he was approached by two men who he engaged in conversation with. The journalist told the men that he had been at a gay event earlier that […]

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Pat Butcher Calls Last Orders On EastEnders

July 8, 2011 by  

Pat Butcher Calls Last Orders On EastEnders

Pam St Clement who plays matriarch Pat Butcher in hit soap Eastenders has announced that she is quitting the show. The character of Pat and her infamous earrings have been a feature of the show since 1986. In a statement the 69 year old bisexual actress said: “I have enjoyed 25-and-a-half wonderful years in EastEnders […]

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Queer As Folk Writer To Make New TV Show About Gay Men

July 8, 2011 by  

Queer As Folk Writer To Make New TV Show About Gay Men

Queer As Folk creator Russell T Davies is said to be making a new show which again highlights the lives of gay men. Davies is currently working with BBC Worldwide Productions with the new show which has the working title of ‘Cucumber.’ Queer As Folk ran for only two series in the UK but its […]

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George Michael ‘Thrilled’ At News Of The World’s Closure

July 8, 2011 by  

George Michael ‘Thrilled’ At News Of The World’s Closure

Superstar George Michael has said that he is thrilled that tabloid paper News of the World is to be shut down. The paper has often targeted Mr Michael and in 2008 it ran with the opening: “HE’S at it again-troubled pop idol George Michael has been NABBED by cops in a public toilet . . […]

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Brad Pitt Speaks Out On Gay Marriage Issue

July 7, 2011 by  

Brad Pitt Speaks Out On Gay Marriage Issue

Actor Brad Pitt has spoken out in favour of gay marriage in the wake of the state of New York making it legal. Pitt, who has six children with partner Angelina Jolie, once said that he would marry her when everyone had the right to marry regardless of sexuality. In a statement, the Inglourious Basterds […]

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Schoolboy On Trial For Murdering Gay Classmate

July 6, 2011 by  

Schoolboy On Trial For Murdering Gay Classmate

A teenage boy is on trial for shooting his classmate twice in the back of the head because he was gay. Brandon McInerney, now 17, shot 15 year old Larry King in 2008 when he was just 14 years old. The prosecution claim that McInerey is a white supremacist and he murdered King due to […]

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Lady Gaga Says Claims That She ‘Uses’ LGBT People Are Ridiculous

July 6, 2011 by  

Lady Gaga Says Claims That She ‘Uses’ LGBT People Are Ridiculous

Lady Gaga has said that criticisms of her using the gay community to sell records are ‘ridiculous.’ The influential gay rights campaigner was appalled at critics’ suggestions that she only speaks out on behalf of the LGBT community in order to make money. She said:  “I would say the top thing I think about every […]

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The Mail Asks Is Manchester ‘The Sodom Of The North’ In Corrie Attack

July 6, 2011 by  

The Mail Asks Is Manchester ‘The Sodom Of The North’ In Corrie Attack

Hit soap Coroanation Street came under attack in today’s Mail Online due to having an excessive number of gay characters on the show. Writer Brian Sewell told readers that The Street has become unrealistic and was a platform for homosexual propaganda. Sewell also said:” Is it true that the lives of heterosexual Mancunians are haplessly […]

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Transexual Left ‘Humiliated’ After Being Refused Entry To Ladies Bathroom

July 5, 2011 by  

Transexual Left ‘Humiliated’ After Being Refused Entry To Ladies Bathroom

A transexual woman has been left feeling ‘humiliated’ after being refused entry to the female toilets during an event at a stadium. Victoria Saxe-Coburg, 55, had gender reassignment surgery 20 years ago and was at a ‘Poole Pirates’ speedway match at Poole Stadium, Bournemouth when the incident occurred. Ms Saxe-Coburg was attempting to use the […]

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WikiLeaks Insider Bradley Manning Beaten For Being Gay

July 5, 2011 by  

WikiLeaks Insider Bradley Manning Beaten For Being Gay

Bradley Manning, the alleged WikiLeaks source, was repeatedly taunted and assaulted for being gay whilst he was serving in the US army. Manning, who faces the death penalty if found guilty of passing on secret military intelligence to WikiLeaks, said, in a newly released AOL instant messenger conversation: “It took them [the army] a while, […]

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LGBT People Are “Social Garbage” Say Faith Officials After Embassy Event

July 5, 2011 by  

LGBT People Are “Social Garbage” Say Faith Officials After Embassy Event

A gay rights event at the US embassy in Pakistan has led to condemnation from Muslim groups in the country. The event last month which was hosted by deputy ambassador, Richard Hoagland, to support LGBT people in the country caused outrage amongst some faith officials. Pakistan’s largest Islamic party, Jamaat-e-Islami, were amongst those who were […]

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Yorkshire Play Cancelled After School Demands Gay Character Be Removed

July 4, 2011 by  

Yorkshire Play Cancelled After School Demands Gay Character Be Removed

An opera penned by Billy Elliot author Lee Hall has been cancelled due to a primary school insisting that a gay character be written out. Mr Hall, who spent a year working on the project which involved Opera North and 400 residents of Bridlington, East Yorkshire, refused to remove the scenes which featured the gay […]

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Leeds Man Sentenced Over Illegal Gay Sex Shop

July 4, 2011 by  

Leeds Man Sentenced Over Illegal Gay Sex Shop

A court has heard how a man raked in up to £12,000 after running an illegal gay sex shop from his home. Gary Pickard’s home was raided by police who discovered around 1,500 gay porn DVD’s and magazines that were a part of Pickard’s seven year business. Kate Batty, prosecutor at Leeds Crown Court, said […]

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Pilot’s Homophobic Mid-Flight Rant Is Accidently Broadcasted

July 3, 2011 by  

Pilot’s Homophobic Mid-Flight Rant Is Accidently Broadcasted

A pilot whose homophobic rant was accidently broadcast to air traffic controllers has apologised. James Taylor was in mid-flight when he began his tirade about the cabin crew and referred to them as “fucking homosexuals and grannies.” Taylor was also heard referring to a gay flight attendant as a “fag” as well as calling other […]

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Terrorists Told To Pretend To Be Gay To Evade MI5

July 3, 2011 by  

Terrorists Told To Pretend To Be Gay To Evade MI5

A discovered training manual for potential terrorists advises them to pretend to be gay in order to thwart potential female spies from the security services. The manual named Class Notes From The Security and Intelligence Course is a guide for UK based Islamic extremists to evade capture by MI5. The book says: “Many hotels – […]

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Catholic Church Denies Funeral To Gay Man

July 3, 2011 by  

Catholic Church Denies Funeral To Gay Man

A family was denied permission to hold a funeral service in a catholic church due to the deceased being gay. John Sanfilippo, who died last week, was a long time attendee to Our Lady of the Rosary Church and even left money to the institution in his will. But when his family, including Sanfilippo’s partner […]

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LGBT Youngsters Being Forced Into Straight Marriages

July 3, 2011 by  

LGBT Youngsters Being Forced Into Straight Marriages

A charity has warned of the dangers for LGBT youngsters who are being forced into marriages by their families. Plan UK say that a study found that some young people are being forced into marriage by their families who fear that their child is gay. Rowan Harvey, policy and advocacy officer for Plan UK, said: […]

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Gay Group Calls For Livingstone To Be Banned From Pride Parade

July 3, 2011 by  

Gay Group Calls For Livingstone To Be Banned From Pride Parade

A leading political LGBT group has called for London mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone to be banned from this weekend’s Pride event in the city. LGBTory claim that Mr Livingstone is being hypocritical by wishing to attend the event and is only doing so in order to portray himself as an LGBT advocate whereas he actually […]

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Pensioner Arrested For Kissing Anti-Gay Protester

July 1, 2011 by  

Pensioner Arrested For Kissing Anti-Gay Protester

A 74 year old gay rights campaigner has been arrested for kissing a man who was protesting about gay equality. Joan Parker from North Carolina attended a rally in which 49 year old preacher, James Belcher, was protesting about gays. Belcher stated that the pensioner ran over to him and attacked him by throwing her […]

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Man Who Raped And Stabbed Lesbian Couple Says God Made Him Do It

July 1, 2011 by  

Man Who Raped And Stabbed Lesbian Couple Says God Made Him Do It

A man who broke into the home of a lesbian couple before raping and stabbing them has claimed that God told him to do it. Isaiah Kalebu, 25, admitted to breaking into the couple’s home in Seattle in July 2009 and attacked the couple who were due to marry soon. Teresa Butz, 39, died in […]

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Baby Girls Being Given Forced Sex Change Operations

July 1, 2011 by  

Baby Girls Being Given Forced Sex Change Operations

Girls as young as one year old are being given forced sex change operations in India by parents who want boys. The girls, who are regarded as a financial burden by some in the country, are operated on and then being pumped full of hormone drugs to turn them into boys. Children’s rights groups have […]

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18 Years For Man Who Beat To Death Housemate For Propositioning Him

June 30, 2011 by  

18 Years For Man Who Beat To Death Housemate For Propositioning Him

A man who beat his openly gay housemate to death for propositioning him has been found guilty of murder for a second time. Aaron James Johnston, 29, shared a flat with 46 year old Phillip Higgins. In September 2006, the victim allegedly suggested to Johnston that they had oral sex. Fuelled with rage and alcohol […]

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Obama Still Will Not Endorse Gay Marriage

June 30, 2011 by  

Obama Still Will Not Endorse Gay Marriage

President Barack Obama continued to refuse to give his personal opinion on gay marriage yesterday but did concede that New York’s move to legalise same-sex marriages was a ‘good thing.’ At the news conference and reception for gay rights campaigners yesterday, Mr Obama praised the New York Senates vote on gay marriage and said: “What […]

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Presidential Hopeful Condemns Gay Rights Campaigners

June 30, 2011 by  

Presidential Hopeful Condemns Gay Rights Campaigners

A politician hoping to become President of the United States has condemned gay rights campaigners for deliberately trying to undermine marriage. Rick Santorum, a former senator who, in 2003 compared homosexuality to incest, said in a speech on Monday: “The reason the Left has gone after same-sex marriage is because it’s a twofer. “When you […]

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Viewers Complain About TV Ads With Lesbian Content

June 30, 2011 by  

Viewers Complain About TV Ads With Lesbian Content

TV adverts to promote the new lesbian reality show Candy Bar Girls, has been hit by complaints by some disgruntled viewers. Captions such as “red…hot…lesbians” and “pussy…loving…ladies” on the Channel 5 promotional adverts have been reported to Ofcom by those who feel offended by the content. Candy Bar Girls is the real life following of […]

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Louis Walsh’s Sex Accuser To Face Charges

June 29, 2011 by  

Louis Walsh’s Sex Accuser To Face Charges

The man who accused Louis Walsh of sexually assaulting him is thought to be facing charges of extortion and wasting police time. The man, who has been named as 24 year old Leonard Watters, accused the X-Factor star of groping him in a Dublin Bar after a Westlife concert; the accusations became public knowledge after […]

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Scottish Government Bans Staff From Saying ‘Homosexual’

June 29, 2011 by  

Scottish Government Bans Staff From Saying ‘Homosexual’

The Scottish government has banned its civil servants from using the word ‘homosexual’ as they consider it offensive to gay people. The new directive states: “It is not acceptable to use the word ‘homosexual.’ This term is offensive to many people as it is the term that was used in law to make same-sex sexual […]

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Mosque Backtracks On Promise To Ban Anti-Gay Speakers

June 29, 2011 by  

Mosque Backtracks On Promise To Ban Anti-Gay Speakers

A UK mosque has been accused of back-tracking on its promise to ban homophobic speakers by allowing anti-gay extremists to speak at a conference today. The Sex and Relationship Education Islamic (SRE) conference is being held at an East London Mosque today and has been described as an emergency public meeting for parents who are […]

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New Jersey won’t legalise gay marriage

June 27, 2011 by  

New Jersey won’t legalise gay marriage

Chris Christie, the govener of New Jersey, a republican, has said he will not follow New Yorks lead in legalising gay marriage. Speaking on NBC’s Meet The Press, he said: “In our state, we’re going to continue to pursue civil unions. I am not a fan of same-sex marriage. It’s not something that I support.” […]

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Torchwood: with “man sex” and “full on nudity”

June 24, 2011 by  

Torchwood: with “man sex” and “full on nudity”

The Torchwood star John Barrowman tells fans to ‘Expect man sex and nudity’… The character John plays Captain Jack Harkness, likes men and women. John Barrowman says “I’m naked in one episode – I am full-on naked. I am bumping and grinding in this one. I am having man sex.” “One day, I get to […]

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London’s oldest gay charity saved

June 24, 2011 by  

London’s oldest gay charity saved

LGBT charity London Friend has been promised a loan which allows them to buy Islington councils premises. London’s oldest gay charity which provided a counseling service for LGBT people, was given just a few weeks’ notice when the property was to be put up for auction which faced them with an uncertain future. The charity […]

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PM To Host LGBT Sports Reception

June 21, 2011 by  

PM To Host LGBT Sports Reception

The Prime Minister David Cameron is to hold a Downing Street reception tomorrow for LGBT sports representatives. The annual reception will, this year, be focused on tackling homophobia in sport and hundreds of invitations have been sent out to people who support the Government’s Charter Against Homophobia in Sport. Medal winners from the Cologne Gay […]

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Google Goes Gay For Pride Month

June 21, 2011 by  

Google Goes Gay For Pride Month

Google has added a rainbow flag to its search bar in order to celebrate Pride month. The colourful design appears when a user types words such as gay or lesbian into the search engine. Google said: “It’s not the first June when Google changes the search results interface when you search for [gay, lesbian] and […]

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First Gay Dog Show At London Pride 2011

June 20, 2011 by  

First Gay Dog Show At London Pride 2011

London Pride will be hosting its first ever ‘gay dog show’ with the winner taking centre stage on one of the parade floats. Julian Bennett, presenter of Queer Eye For The Straight Guy and Help! My Dog’s As Fat As Me, will be judging the best behaved and best looking pooches at nightclub Fire on […]

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Neighbours To Screen First Gay Couple

June 20, 2011 by  

Neighbours To Screen First Gay Couple

Long running Australian soap, Neighbours, is due to have its first gay couple as schoolboy Chris Pappas is set to find love with nurse Aidan Foster. James Mason plays school basketball captain Chris and soap bosses have decided that it is time for him to have a little romance in the shape of Bob Morley […]

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BBC Forced To Defend More Gay Scenes

June 20, 2011 by  

BBC Forced To Defend More Gay Scenes

The BBC has yet again had to defend showing scenes of a same-sex couple kissing, this time in the show Holby City. Only a week after over 100 viewers complained about the scenes involving Christian Clarke and Syed Massood hugging in bed, Holby City has now come under similar scrutiny. Characters Dan Hamilton (Adam Astill) […]

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Celibate Gay Men In Civil Partnerships Could Become Bishops

June 20, 2011 by  

Celibate Gay Men In Civil Partnerships Could Become Bishops

Gay men could who are in civil partnerships could  be ordained as Church of England Bishops in future but must remain celibate and repent for any previous ‘homosexual activity.’ A guidance paper that has been prepared ahead of next month’s meeting of the General Synod gives advice that is in accordance with the 2010 Equality […]

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‘Gay Cure’ Expert Hired By Hong Kong Government

June 18, 2011 by  

‘Gay Cure’ Expert Hired By Hong Kong Government

A government has hired an expert who says that gay people can be cured. Hong Kong leaders have employed psychiatrist Hong Kwai-wah, who is an apparent expert in ‘reparative therapy,’ to train the country’s social welfare staff. Hong is the chairman of group New Creation Association who claim, on their website, to help people struggling […]

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Weakest Link Presenter Criticised For ‘Gay’ Shirt Jibe

June 18, 2011 by  

Weakest Link Presenter Criticised For ‘Gay’ Shirt Jibe

Weakest Link presenter Anne Robinson has come under fire for suggesting that one of the shows contestants was wearing a gay shirt. Reverend Peter Hayler was shocked when Ms Robinson said that he was wearing a brightly coloured shirt and asked if it was gay. The vicar who was also wearing his dog collar told […]

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Another Politician Gets ‘Gay Glittered’

June 18, 2011 by  

Another Politician Gets ‘Gay Glittered’

Another anti-gay politician has been gay glittered in the US due to his lack of support to gay rights. Presidential hopeful for 2012 and former governor of Minnesota, Tim Pawlenty was doing a book signing in San Francisco yesterday when he was covered in rainbow glitter by gay rights activists Nancy Mancias and Chelsea Byers. […]

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Woman Wins A Retrial After Being Convicted Of Rape

June 17, 2011 by  

Woman Wins A Retrial After Being Convicted Of Rape

An Irish woman convicted of raping another woman has successfully appealed to have her trial reheard. Anne Marie O’Loughlin was sentenced to two and a half years in February after being found guilty of two counts of digital rape, which is forced penetration using fingers, and also of one count of depravation of liberty whilst […]

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Safeway Worker Fired After Calling Gay Couple ‘Fucking Faggots’

June 17, 2011 by  

Safeway Worker Fired After Calling Gay Couple ‘Fucking Faggots’

A woman has been fired by supermarket Safeway after calling two customers “Fucking Faggots.” Jason Morgan and partner Brendan Harrington were placing their shopping on the conveyor belt in the store in Washington D.C, when the cashier, only identified as D’Angela, said: “Oh God, they’re faggots.” Mr Harrington replied by saying: “I’m sorry I did […]

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Mark Carter Not Guilty Of Rape

June 16, 2011 by  

Mark Carter Not Guilty Of Rape

Police Officer and former Mr Gay UK, Mark Carter has been found not guilty of rape at Leeds Crown Court today. The police officer was accused of raping a man who accompanied him back to his hotel room after a Christmas party in 2009. The two men had sex and then Mr Carter’s accuser took […]

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Trans Woman To Run For President

June 16, 2011 by  

Trans Woman To Run For President

A transgender woman has announced her plans to run in the 2012 French presidential elections. Mlle Goldberg heads the newly formed Avenir 2012 party, which translates as The Future 2012, and though the party’s foundations are in line with those of ‘Trans-Europe,’ they plan to represent all and not just the trans community. Goldberg said: […]

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STI’s On The Rise In Men Who Sleep With Men

June 16, 2011 by  

STI’s On The Rise In Men Who Sleep With Men

Sexually-transmitted infections in gay and bisexual men continues to rise say the Health Protection Agency (HPA) New figures have shown that the highest at-risk groups are gay/bi men as well as young people. Head of the HPA’s STI department, Dr Gwenda Hughes, said: “The message of consistent condom use is even more important for men […]

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Policeman Accused Of Rape, Verdict Expected Today

June 15, 2011 by  

Policeman Accused Of Rape, Verdict Expected Today

PC Mark Carter has spoken in court of his devastation at being accused of rape by a man who accompanied him back to his hotel room. The policeman and previous winner of the prestigious ‘Mr Gay UK’ title was on a Christmas night out with work colleagues in Leeds in December 2009 when he met […]

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Street Star Told To ‘Get Aids And Die’ On Twitter

June 15, 2011 by  

Street Star Told To ‘Get Aids And Die’ On Twitter

Coronation Street star Antony Cotton was told: I hope you get Aids and die” by a Twitter follower. The user who calls herself ‘kittykatlovex’ has now had her account by Twitter bosses and Cotton, who plays Sean Tully  in the hit soap threatened to involve the police due to the hateful nature of the Tweet. […]

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Lesbian Paedophile Jailed

June 15, 2011 by  

Lesbian Paedophile Jailed

A lesbian who posed as a teenage boy in order to groom to teenage girls for sex has been jailed for 18 months. 30 year old Natalie Reed posed as 17 year old William Hymes on the internet and was introduced to a 12 and 14 year old girl online through a mutual friend. Reed […]

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Morgan: “I Would Stab My Son To Death If He Was Gay”

June 13, 2011 by  

Morgan: “I Would Stab My Son To Death If He Was Gay”

Rock star Tracy Morgan has admitted that he went too far with his recent anti-gay jokes which included saying that he would ‘stab his son to death if he came out as gay.’ During a stand-up gig in Nashville last week, the comedian also took offence when some people walked out after refusing to listen […]

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Grindr’s Global Dominance Hits 2m

June 13, 2011 by  

Grindr’s Global Dominance Hits 2m

The popularity of the gay man’s dating application, Grindr, has exploded and now has massive 2m followers worldwide. Grindr has 45,000 users per second and it is now the globes largest gay social network and has people registered throughout 92 countries. Launched in 2009, Grindr was quick to become a worldwide phenomenon and was quick […]

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MP Opens Blackpool’s Sixth LGBT Pride

June 13, 2011 by  

MP Opens Blackpool’s Sixth LGBT Pride

Blackpool’s sixth annual LGBT Pride event had a successful weekend after being opened by MP Paul Maynard. The Conservative, Blackpool North and Cleveleys, representative addressed the crowds from the main stage and urged revellers to have an enjoyable and safe day whilst stressing the importance of Pride and thanking LGBTory for all of their support. […]

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Catholic School Bans Rainbows For Being Too Gay

June 12, 2011 by  

Catholic School Bans Rainbows For Being Too Gay

A Catholic school has banned its pupils from using rainbow symbols and also prevented them from giving $200 that they raised to an LGBT charity. Some of the pupils at St Joseph’s school in Canada formed an unofficial gay-straight alliance group and held a cake sale to raise money for an LGBT charity during an […]

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‘Boys Don’t Cry’ Star To Play Trans Assassin In New British Show

June 12, 2011 by  

‘Boys Don’t Cry’ Star To Play Trans Assassin In New British Show

‘Boys Don’t Cry’ star Chloe Sevigny will play a transgender assassin in a new British TV series. Sevigny who was nominated for an Oscar for playing the girlfriend of Brandon Teena (Hilary Swank) in the moving 1999 film, Boys Don’t Cry, will be playing a transgender hitwoman in the new show called Hit and Miss. […]

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Homophobic Men Are Turned On By Gay Porn More Than Non-Homophobes

June 12, 2011 by  

Homophobic Men Are Turned On By Gay Porn More Than Non-Homophobes

Homophobic men are more likely to be turned on by gay porn, a study has shown. The publication Psychology Today produced findings on an experiment undertaken with heterosexual men. The men were asked about their attitudes towards homosexuality and then, based on these scores, the men were divided in two groups, those that were homophobic […]

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Glee Star Is Delighted With Book Deal

June 10, 2011 by  

Glee Star Is Delighted With Book Deal

Gay Glee star Chris Colfer has spoken of his nerves and excitement after signing a deal to write two children’s books. The actor who plays gay student Kurt Hummel in the hit show spoke has joined forces with publisher, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers to write the novels. Colfer said that writing books has […]

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Gay Man Quits After Being Forced To Work With Homophobic Killer

June 10, 2011 by  

Gay Man Quits After Being Forced To Work With Homophobic Killer

A gay charity worker has resigned after being forced to work with a homophobic murderer who killed another gay man because he winked at him. Patrick Gillian, 55, worked for the charity Pepenbury which provides residential and outreach services for people with learning difficulties. In 2010, a prisoner from Blantyre House resettlement prison in Kent […]

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TV & Film Stars Make A Shocking TV Ad

June 10, 2011 by  

TV & Film Stars Make A Shocking TV Ad

A flurry of big and small screen stars have taken part in a new TV advert for The Albert Kennedy Trust aimed at raising awareness of the victimisation of LGBT people. The moving scenes show Sir Ian McKellen being doused with a bottle of cider by thugs whilst sleeping rough. Paul O’Grady shrinking in fear […]

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Eastenders Defend Christian And Syed After Complaints

June 9, 2011 by  

Eastenders Defend Christian And Syed After Complaints

The BBC has issued a strong statement in response to viewer complaints to the gay relationship between two of Eastenders main characters. In the soap, Christian Clarke, played by John Partridge and Syed Masood, Marc Elliott, live together as a couple. But some viewers have complained that scenes showing the loved up couple lying in […]

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Doctor Stopped ‘Sissy Boys’ From Turning Gay

June 9, 2011 by  

Doctor Stopped ‘Sissy Boys’ From Turning Gay

A three part series about a doctor who worked to stop children from becoming gay is due to be screened on CNN. ‘The Sissy Boy Experiment’ will show  Dr George Rekers and his work in the 1970’s with a boy called Kirk Andrew Murphy who then went on to commit suicide in 2003. Murphy’s mother, […]

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Two Hospitals To Offer Routine HIV Tests On A&E Patients

June 8, 2011 by  

Two Hospitals To Offer Routine HIV Tests On A&E Patients

Routine HIV tests are, for the first time, to be offered to Accident & Emergency patients at two London hospitals. The new scheme aims to save lives as the Health Protection Agency (HPA) say that 26 per cent of the estimated 86,500 people with HIV within the UK are unaware of their condition. Dr Ann […]

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Trans Prisoner To Fight In Court After Botched Self-Castration Attempt

June 8, 2011 by  

Trans Prisoner To Fight In Court After Botched Self-Castration Attempt

A trans prisoner who nearly died after attempting a self-castration is taking her State to court to get permission for a sex change operation. 50 year old Ophelia De’lonta, who was born Michael Stokes, was sent to a Virginia prison in 1978 after being found guilty of drugs, weapons and robbery charges. In 2004, De’lonta […]

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Lesbian Blogger Kidnapped At Gunpoint In Damascus

June 7, 2011 by  

Lesbian Blogger Kidnapped At Gunpoint In Damascus

The lesbian author of the blog ‘A Gay Girl in Damascus’ has been kidnapped by a gang of armed men. Amina Arraf, who blogs under the name of Amina Abdallah, tells the world of the constant political unrest and suppression of citizens in Syria, through her popular internet posts. Whist on her way to a […]

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Cameroon Man Sentenced To Three Years Due To Being Gay

June 7, 2011 by  

Cameroon Man Sentenced To Three Years Due To Being Gay

Amnesty International have reported that a Cameroon man has been sentenced to three years in prison for being gay. Jean-Claude Roger Mbede had arranged to meet an acquaintance in March this year when police turned up and arrested him. It is thought that Mr Mbede’s acquaintance had shown police text messages that the couple had […]

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Gary Lineker Slammed For Acting Too Gay

June 7, 2011 by  

Gary Lineker Slammed For Acting Too Gay

Former England footballer and TV pundit Gary Lineker has been blasted by his own brother who has criticised the Walkers Crisps adverts as being ‘so gay.’ Wayne Lineker, 48, who is a millionaire pub chain owner was reported by today’s Daily Star as saying that he ‘can’t face watching the new Walker’s TV ad.’ The […]

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Kylie Welcomed Home By Flash Mob Led By Drag Queen

June 7, 2011 by  

Kylie Welcomed Home By Flash Mob Led By Drag Queen

Kylie Minogue has been welcomed back ‘down under’ in style as a 100 strong flash mob, led by Drag Queen Joyce Maynge, serenaded her. The 43 year old pop sensation took some time out to say hello to her fans outside of the Wildfire venue in Sydney, Australia when the flash mob launched into a […]

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Lady Gaga To Do Rome Pride

June 7, 2011 by  

Lady Gaga To Do Rome Pride

Lady Gaga has confirmed that she will be taking part in this year’s Rome Gay Pride at the Circus Maximus which also, is the closing event for Euro Pride 2011. The United States Ambassador to Italy David Thorne said: “I am very proud to have an Italian-American artist of her stature [come to the event.]” […]

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Catholic Care To Make Fourth Appeal Against Adopting To Gay Parents

June 6, 2011 by  

Catholic Care To Make Fourth Appeal Against Adopting To Gay Parents

Adoption charity Catholic Care has announced that they will have to close if they are forced to allow gay couples to adopt. The Leeds based charity, that recently lost their third legal attempt not to let gays adopt through them, are planning to now make a fourth appeal to the Upper Tribunal. Catholic Care arranges […]

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Trafalgar Square Busker Arrested For Shouting Homophobic Abuse Over The PA

June 6, 2011 by  

Trafalgar Square Busker Arrested For Shouting Homophobic Abuse Over The PA

A busker has been arrested and charged with a hate crime after shouting homophobic abuse at two gay men in London’s Trafalgar Square. Paul Jorgensen and Gareth McCallion were walking through the famous central London square when a busker began to shout abuse at them through the PA system last Thursday. Jorgensen called the busker […]

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US Marines Told That They Will Serve With Gays In the Military

June 6, 2011 by  

US Marines Told That They Will Serve With Gays In the Military

US Marines have been bluntly informed that they will have no choice but to continue to serve despite some strong objections to allow gays in the military. During a question and answer session between soldiers and US Defence Secretary Robert Gates at a base in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, a Marine Sergeant said: “Sir, we joined […]

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Conservative Family Group Warns Of ‘Gay Day At Disney’

June 6, 2011 by  

Conservative Family Group Warns Of ‘Gay Day At Disney’

A Conservative family organisation chartered a plane to fly a banner over Disneyland that said: “Warning Gay Day At Disney.” The Florida Family Association (FFA) spent $7000 to fly the plane and its 7ft banner over the resort over the weekend in protest at Disney celebrating their annual Gay Days. The FFA said that they […]

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Aids At 30

June 5, 2011 by  

Aids At 30

Today marks the 30th anniversary of a rare disease, now known as Aids, being reported to have been found in five men in Los Angeles. Since the landmark day in 1981, in the UK alone, 20,000 people have died of Aids out of the 115,000 who have been diagnosed as having the HIV virus. According […]

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Jane Lynch’s Emmy Glee

June 5, 2011 by  

Jane Lynch’s Emmy Glee

Glee star Jane Lynch has said that she is “tickled pink” after being chosen to host the 2011 Primetime Emmy TV awards. The openly lesbian actress who married her long term partner last year and plays the wicked cheerleader coach in the hit show said: “I’m looking forward to singing, dancing and sporting my finest […]

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“It’s OK To Be Gay And A Scout”

June 5, 2011 by  

“It’s OK To Be Gay And A Scout”

The Scouts are learning to’ Be Prepared’ for equality as they look to welcome more gay recruits and leaders. The 500,000 strong youth organisation are keen to remove the myth that gays cannot join the Scouts and in a document entitled ‘It’s OK to be gay and a Scout’ they state that they are keen […]

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‘It Gets Better’ UK Ad Launched

June 5, 2011 by  

‘It Gets Better’ UK Ad Launched

A UK centred ‘It Gets Better’ advertisement made by Google Chrome and Stonewall was premiered yesterday and included a host of famous faces. The anti-bullying advert that was launched online and on television carries a poignant message to gay and lesbian teenagers and tells them  that dealing with their sexuality gets easier in time and […]

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Pink Gives Birth To A Baby Girl

June 3, 2011 by  

Pink Gives Birth To A Baby Girl

Gay and lesbian icon Pink has given birth to a baby girl. Willow Sage Hart was born to the superstar yesterday in Los Angeles and fans were delighted when Pink herself announced the birth on Twitter. She said: “We are ecstatic to welcome our new beautiful healthy happy baby girl, Willow Sage Hart. She’s gorgeous, […]

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Wanda Sykes ‘Accidental’ Outing

June 3, 2011 by  

Wanda Sykes ‘Accidental’ Outing

Quirky lesbian comedienne Wanda Sykes has said that she shocked herself by ‘coming out’ to thousands at a gay rights rally in 2008. Protesting about California’s Proposition 8, whilst in Las Vegas, Sykes told the crowds that she had secretly married her partner just before the Proposition 8, which banned same-sex unions, came into force. […]

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Couple Say “I Do” After 47 Year Wait

June 3, 2011 by  

Couple Say “I Do” After 47 Year Wait

A couple have finally been allowed to tie the knot in a civil union ceremony after waiting for 47 years. James Darby, 79, and Patrick Bova, 73, who have been together since 1963, were among the 32 couples to marry in Chicago’s Millennium Park  on Thursday in the wake of January’s ‘Illinois Religious Freedom Protection […]

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Transsexual Widow Stripped of Hero Husband’s Assets

June 2, 2011 by  

Transsexual Widow Stripped of Hero Husband’s Assets

A transsexual widow has been stripped of $600,000 worth of her dead husband’s assets by a judge who has declared her marriage void. Nikki Araguz of Texas married fireman Thomas Araguz in 2008 and then had Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS) two months after the wedding. In 2010, Mr Araguz died on duty whilst tackling a […]

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Obama Declares June As LGBT Pride Month

June 2, 2011 by  

Obama Declares June As LGBT Pride Month

June has been officially declared as national Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride month in the United States for the third year in a row. President Barack Obama issued the declaration in a White House statement yesterday which said: “The story of America’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community is the story of our fathers […]

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Lesbian ‘Branded’ With Hot Iron Faces Deportation

June 2, 2011 by  

Lesbian ‘Branded’ With Hot Iron Faces Deportation

A Ugandan lesbian seeking asylum has spoken of her terror at being returned to her home country after losing her appeal to stay in the UK. Betty Tibikawa, 22, was branded with a hot iron, before fleeing from Uganda, as a punishment for being a lesbian. She was ‘outed’ by a magazine called ‘Red Pepper’ […]

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French MP Compares Gay Marriage To Bestiality

May 27, 2011 by  

French MP Compares Gay Marriage To Bestiality

French MP Brigitte Barèges has caused outrage by comparing same-sex marriages to beastiality. The MP who is part of the country’s leading, right wing, UMP party was taking part in a parliamentary debate on gay marriage when she said: “So in that case, why not unions with animals? Or polygamy?” The 58 year old MP […]

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‘Pray Away The Gay’ Therapist Found Guilty Of Unprofessional Behaviour

May 27, 2011 by  

‘Pray Away The Gay’ Therapist Found Guilty Of Unprofessional Behaviour

In a landmark ruling this week a psychotherapist was decided to have committed professional malpractice after claiming to help patients ‘pray away the gay.’ Lesley Pilkington was found guilty of ‘treating’ a patient for his homosexuality and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) described her as ‘reckless’, ‘disrespectful’, ‘dogmatic’ and unprofessional’. Pilkington, 60, […]

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Elton John Up For ‘Dad Of The Year’ Award

May 27, 2011 by  

Elton John Up For ‘Dad Of The Year’ Award

Sir Elton John and husband David Furnish are the first gay couple to be shortlisted for the celebrity dad of the year award. The had their child Zachary in 2010 with a surrogate and are now have now joined the likes of James Corden, Gary Barlow, Wayne Rooney and Jonathan Ross in the running for […]

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Transgender Woman Savagely Attacked By Gang Of Youths

May 26, 2011 by  

Transgender Woman Savagely Attacked By Gang Of Youths

A transgender woman has been viciously assaulted by a gang who were shouting transphobic abuse at her. The incident on Saturday in Virginia, U.S.A, saw a 32 year old transgender woman kicked and beaten with a metal broom handle by at least four attackers. Not wishing to be named, the victim said: “The first time […]

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Lack Of HIV Education Is ‘Unforgivable’ Says Schools Minister

May 26, 2011 by  

Lack Of HIV Education Is ‘Unforgivable’ Says Schools Minister

The government is hugely concerned at figures that show that one in four schoolchildren are not being taught about HIV and AIDS. Schools minister, Nick Gibb told a Lords committee on Tuesday that these figures and the lack of knowledge within the school system was ‘unforgiveable.’ He said: ““It is a concern to the government […]

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Couple Decide That Their Baby Will Be Genderless

May 26, 2011 by  

Couple Decide That Their Baby Will Be Genderless

A couple have revealed that they shall be raising their new born baby as ‘genderless’ so that it can choose its own identity. Kathy Witterick and David Stocker already have two sons Jazz and Kio, aged five and two, who often get mistaken for girls as they have long hair and wear dresses. Now, four […]

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Church Minister Quits After Yes Vote To Allow Gays

May 25, 2011 by  

Church Minister Quits After Yes Vote To Allow Gays

A Church of Scotland minister has announced his resignation due to a decision that will pave the way to allow gay and lesbian clergy to be allowed into the church. A vote on Monday decided to allow the possible entry of gay and lesbian ministers into the church in future and a final report on […]

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‘Don’t Serve Those Lesbians’ Man Gets 18 Month Ban

May 25, 2011 by  

‘Don’t Serve Those Lesbians’ Man Gets 18 Month Ban

A man has been banned from all of Plymouth’s city centre pubs for 18 months after an anti-gay rant at a group of women. Richard Ham, 38, was drinking in The Bank pub in Plymouth when he shouted at the barman “Don’t serve those lesbians, I’m trying to have a quiet drink.” A fight broke […]

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Increase In Homophobic Attacks In U.K Gay Capital

May 25, 2011 by  

Increase In Homophobic Attacks In U.K Gay Capital

Homophobic attacks in London’s Soho area have increased by 26% in the last year say the Metropolitan Police Force. Soho, which is commonly known as a gay area by all locals and visitors to the Capital, hit the headlines earlier this year when two men were asked to leave the John Snow pub for kissing. […]

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‘Vile’ Homophobia In Football Is A Massive Barrier To LGBT People

May 25, 2011 by  

‘Vile’ Homophobia In Football Is A Massive Barrier To LGBT People

Findings that showed that homophobia is a massive barrier to professional football were announced at the Communication Workers Union AGM last night. Lindsay England, author of the blog ‘Just a Ball Game’ undertook a 16 week study to see check the accuracy of academic research and research  by the Football Association that said that homophobic […]

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Afghanistan’s Accidental Gay Pride

May 24, 2011 by  

Afghanistan’s Accidental Gay Pride

Men in Afghanistan have been unwittingly showing their support for gay pride by displaying the rainbow flag in their cars. Thousands of vehicles in the country began to display the international symbol of gay pride and rainbow flags and stickers were being sold in garages across the country. The country’s pioneering Pajhwak news agency took […]

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The Lady Is Gaga For The Over 60′s

May 24, 2011 by  

The Lady Is Gaga For The Over 60′s

Bisexual sensation Lady Gaga has said that she has had a threesome and that she prefers the company of much older British men. The eccentric singer was asked if she had a ‘three-way’ and she replied: “Well I suppose I have, yes. I don’t want to reveal too much. I just can say the truth. […]

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Yes Vote For Gay Clergy, But With Conditions

May 24, 2011 by  

Yes Vote For Gay Clergy, But With Conditions

The Church of Scotland has voted to lift its ban on gay and lesbian ministers but, with conditions attached. During a lengthy debate in which the church’s General Assembly gathered to discuss the ban that was brought in two years ago to block the appointment of gay minister Reverend Scott Rennie. The Assembly voted 351-294 […]

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Homophobic Attacker Gets Six Years For Glassing Victim

May 23, 2011 by  

Homophobic Attacker Gets Six Years For Glassing Victim

A homophobic attacker has been jailed for six years after punching and kicking a gay man before glassing him. Shane Smitham, 22, of Workington, was at the home of his 58 year old victim where he had been drinking for many hours, the court heard how Smitham left the house only to return within minutes […]

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Paul O’Grady Is Such A Lamb

May 23, 2011 by  

Paul O’Grady Is Such A Lamb

Animal loving Paul O’Grady has given a home for life to a one month old lamb that was dumped in a wheelie bin and left for dead. O’Grady, 55, read about the lamb’s plight in The Express newspaper and was so moved; he adopted the lamb and gave him a home on his Kent farm. […]

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William And Kate ‘Just Lolled About’ On Wedding Day

May 23, 2011 by  

William And Kate ‘Just Lolled About’ On Wedding Day

Top gay actor, Four Weddings And A Funeral star, Simon Callow has accused Prince William and Kate Middleton of not taking their wedding seriously enough. Callow, 61, who was awarded a CBE by the Queen for his services to acting, said: “I was struck by the extreme relaxation of the protagonists, and that was kind […]

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‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Passes In U.S State

May 22, 2011 by  

‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Passes In U.S State

A Bill dubbed as the ‘don’t say gay’ bill which would stop schools from teaching pupils about homosexuality has been passed in the United States. The legislation will mean the no child under the age of eight will be able to be told about gay issues or see any teaching material that refers to homosexuality. […]

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George Michael’s Fans Frenzy Crashes Site

May 22, 2011 by  

George Michael’s Fans Frenzy Crashes Site

Fans of superstar George Michael who were desperate to get their hands on tickets for additional tour dates have crashed the sales website. New dates for Earls Court, London were announced on Friday and as fans logged on to get the chance to see him in action on the 16 and 17 of December, the […]

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Return Of ‘Lip Service’ Announced

May 22, 2011 by  

Return Of ‘Lip Service’ Announced

The BBC has announced the return of the extremely popular lesbian drama Lip Service along with a whole host of new characters. The filming of the second series is currently underway in Glasgow and it has been confirmed that all lead characters will be returning as well as some hot new ones. Sinead Keenan (Being […]

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Gay MP Claims Hetrosexuals Face Marriage Discrimination

May 20, 2011 by  

Gay MP Claims Hetrosexuals Face Marriage Discrimination

Openly gay Labour MP Chris Bryant has claimed that hetrosexuals getting married are being discriminated against for not being allowed to play ‘Jerusalem’ during the service. The MP announced that he felt it was unfair that the hymn was just ‘being reserved for homosexuals’ because, many churches have banned Jerusalem due to it not being […]

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Mother Has To Relive Son’s Homophobic Murder

May 20, 2011 by  

Mother Has To Relive Son’s Homophobic Murder

The mother of a man who was murdered in an horrific homophobic attack has spoken of her anguish at having to relive the ordeal due to one of the attackers appealing his conviction. Rosemary Fitzpatrick’s son Shaun died, last year, after being attacked and beaten in an alleyway when returning home from a night out. […]

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Police Sergeant Wins Massive Damages Due To Discrimination

May 20, 2011 by  

Police Sergeant Wins Massive Damages Due To Discrimination

A police sergeant has been awarded damages of $1.1 million after suffering mistreatment and harassment due to being gay. Sgt. Ronald Crump said that his supervisor Lt. John Romero made numerous derogatory remarks about his sexuality. On one occasion when Crump joined the new department Romero described him as “the new Ruby minus the heels” […]

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Gingrich Gets Gay Glittered

May 19, 2011 by  

Gingrich Gets Gay Glittered

An anti-gay politician was showered in rainbow coloured glitter by a gay rights campaigner whilst at a campaign dinner. Newt Gingrich who is running for office of President of the United States, has been a strong supporter of California’s gay marriage ban and announced that America suffers from ‘gay and secular fascism’ and feels that […]

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No ‘Glee’ For Fans Of The Hit Show

May 18, 2011 by  

No ‘Glee’ For Fans Of The Hit Show

Glee fans are in for a huge disappointment after Channel 4 walked away from negotiations for the right to air the hit show. This means that E4 will be unable to show the third series and possibly, the last few episodes of the second series, of the American high school hit which has featured stars […]

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PM Denies Gay Kissing Ban

May 18, 2011 by  

PM Denies Gay Kissing Ban

Prime Minister David Cameron has said that reported plans to ban televised gay kissing before the 9pm watershed are completely false. A spokesman for the PM told the BBC’s ‘Newsbeat’ that those suggesting he is considering such a ban are “both wrong and being irresponsible”. The suggested ban has been widely condemned by soap stars. […]

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World Cup Final City Bans Gay Pride

May 18, 2011 by  

World Cup Final City Bans Gay Pride

The city that will be hosting the World Cup Final has banned gay pride which was due to take place later this month. Moscow will be hosting a semi-final; the final and the opening game of the 2018 World Cup finals but serious doubts have been raised about the safety of gay fans. Human rights […]

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Trans Woman To Sue After Being Told To Use Men’s Bathroom

May 18, 2011 by  

Trans Woman To Sue After Being Told To Use Men’s Bathroom

A Trans woman who has been banned from using the ladies toilet at work is to sue her employers on the grounds of discrimination. Meggan Sommerville worked at the crafts store ‘Hobby Lobby’ for many years as a man and began to identify as female last year and as a result, changed her name and […]

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Gaga Helps Celebrate Being ‘Born This Way’

May 17, 2011 by  

Gaga Helps Celebrate Being ‘Born This Way’

Lady Gaga has thrown her support behind todays International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) by becoming a newspaper editor. Gaga spent yesterday as Metro newspaper’s honorary Global Editor-in-Chief where she selected stories for the paper, which has editions across 18 countries, and highlighted issues surrounding equality, individuality and gay rights. She said: “I am […]

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Street Star Brands Prime Minister ‘Out Of Touch’

May 16, 2011 by  

Street Star Brands Prime Minister ‘Out Of Touch’

Coronation Street star Antony Cotton has branded Prime Minister David Cameron as being ‘out of touch’ for backing a proposed same-sex kissing TV ban before 9pm. Speaking at the National Television Awards Cotton, who is gay on and off the hit soap said on about the PM: “That just goes to show that the man […]

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Tatchell Speaks Out At Azerbaijan Eurovision Win

May 16, 2011 by  

Tatchell Speaks Out At Azerbaijan Eurovision Win

Campaigner Peter Tatchell has spoken out against Azerbaijan’s Eurovision Song Contest win due to the country not being a ‘welcoming or safe place for LGBT people.’ As winners, Azerbaijan will be hosting the competition next summer, but Tatchell said: “Although homosexuality was decriminalised in 2001, the LGBT community suffer police harassment and brutality, including bashings, […]

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Lesbian Army Captain Loses Sexual Discrimination Case

May 16, 2011 by  

Lesbian Army Captain Loses Sexual Discrimination Case

A lesbian army captain, who was sent home two months early from active duty, today lost her sexual discrimination case and has been recommended for discharge from the army. Karen Tait, from Ayr in Scotland was deployed at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan when her partner, Sergeant Caroline Graham allegedly transferred from Kandahar to join her. […]

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Lesbian Kiss Too ‘Toxic’ For Amanda Holden

May 16, 2011 by  

Lesbian Kiss Too ‘Toxic’ For Amanda Holden

Amanda Holden’s ‘lesbian kiss’ made her nose swell during Saturday’s ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ on ITV1. Britney Spears lookalike, Lorna Bliss, gave a raunchy performance of the superstars hit, ‘Toxic’ before the panel of judges, wearing a see-through body stocking, a thong and hundreds of diamantes. ITV1 deemed it appropriate to cover the contestant’s breasts with […]

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Danny Miller Takes Best Actor Gong.

May 16, 2011 by  

Danny Miller Takes Best Actor Gong.

Emmerdale star Danny Miller has taken home the ‘Best Actor’ Gong at the British Soap Awards 2011. The awards ceremony in Manchester on Saturday, which for the first time in its 12 years was held in a northern city, was over-flowing with soap royalty who were all hoping to get the famous ‘Gong.’ Danny Miller, […]

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Kim Cattrall and ‘The Kids Are Alright’ Are Honoured

May 15, 2011 by  

Kim Cattrall and ‘The Kids Are Alright’ Are Honoured

Movie ‘The Kids Are Alright’ and Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall were honoured by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) in San Francisco last night. Writer and Director of Oscar nominated, lesbian family drama ‘The Kids Are Alright’ Lisa Cholodenko, collected the outstanding film award for the movie which stars Annette […]

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Azerbaijan Get Eurovision Glory

May 15, 2011 by  

Azerbaijan Get Eurovision Glory

Azerbaijan joined the Eurovision elite in Dusseldorf last night as they gained a massive 221 points to take first place in the song contest. On the night, ELL & Nikki’s ‘Running Scared’ was the most popular choice with voters from the other 42 countries, whilst Italy came a surprising second after a ten year absence […]

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Teenager Jailed After Gay Attack

May 14, 2011 by  

Teenager Jailed After Gay Attack

A teenager who lured a gay man into a park, savagely attacked him and then bragged about it on Facebook has been jailed for seven years. Adam Ayres, 18, met the 50 year old man on a gay, on-line, chat room and suggested that they met at a local park. The victim who thought that […]

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Chaz Bono Plans To Marry

May 14, 2011 by  

Chaz Bono Plans To Marry

Chaz Bono has revealed his plans to marry long-term girlfriend now that his gender transition is complete. Chaz, 42, said that he had been engaged to Jennifer Elia for two years but had not considered a Civil Partnership before transition as he did not feel like a woman and therefore, he would not have felt […]

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Clooney To Take Gay Lead In Brokeback Inspired Film

May 14, 2011 by  

Clooney To Take Gay Lead In Brokeback Inspired Film

George Clooney is said to have been offered the gay lead in a $50 million Hollywood production. ‘The Set’ caused massive controversy in Australia in 1970 as it involved gay men in relationships along with nudity and sexual scenes. As homosexuality was still illegal in the country at the time, ‘The Set’ was removed from […]

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Ugandan Anti-Gay Bill Postponed

May 13, 2011 by  

Ugandan Anti-Gay Bill Postponed

Uganda’s plans to introduce anti-gay measures including the death penalty have been halted again today after the parliament adjourned the proposal without debate. Technically, the Bill could return to parliament any time between now and the recess of the 17th May but as most MP’s have returned to their constituencies, this appears unlikely. Any Bills […]

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Politician’s, Celebrities And Locals Celebrate Gay Site Hitting Number One.

May 13, 2011 by  

Politician’s, Celebrities And Locals Celebrate Gay Site Hitting Number One.

A local LGBT website which attracts thousands of people from around the world on a daily basis has received congratulations from politicians, celebrities, community groups, performers and bar owners on reaching its first birthday. After bouncing into action on May 13th 2010, Gayleeds.com has had a whirlwind of success and international acclaim. Editor of the […]

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Elton Loves Boys In Blue

May 13, 2011 by  

Elton Loves Boys In Blue

Sir Elton John has given his full backing to Blue for the final of tomorrow night’s Eurovision Song Contest. The boyband who are representing England with ‘I Can’ are currently third favourites for the competition but are still lagging behind Irish X Factor twins Jedward and French opera singer Amaury Vassili Band member, Duncan James, […]

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Man Charged Over Gay Hate Stickers

May 12, 2011 by  

Man Charged Over Gay Hate Stickers

A man arrested in April after being accused of distributing homophobic stickers has now been charged by police. Mohammed Hasnath, 18,  posted at least 70 stickers in the East London area. The actual stickers showed a line running through a rainbow flag and contained the words: “Arise and warn. Gay free zone. Verily Allah is […]

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‘America Has Had A Gay President Says Congressman

May 12, 2011 by  

‘America Has Had A Gay President Says Congressman

United States Congressman Barney Frank has indicated his belief that the country did have a gay President. Congressman Frank who is openly gay and said to be one of the country’s most prominent LGBT politicians, weighed into the long-running theory the James Buchanan the United States 15th President was indeed gay. President Buchanan lived, for […]

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New York Is Top Gay Destination

May 11, 2011 by  

New York Is Top Gay Destination

The world’s favourite gay holiday destination has been revealed as New York according to figures released today. The ‘Out Now Global 2020 Study’ asked LGBT travellers from 18 different countries where they were most likely to visit within the next three years and New York beat gay favourites such as San Francisco and Rio de […]

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Navy’s U-Turn On Gay Marriage

May 11, 2011 by  

Navy’s U-Turn On Gay Marriage

The US Navy has made a stunning U-turn by stopping the right for same-sex couples to be married by naval chaplains. Prior to this recent news, Navy Head Chaplain, Mark Tidd had announced that in states where gay marriage was legal naval chaplains could perform these ceremonies. But, a memo released yesterday ‘suspended’ these plans […]

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Gay MP Dies At Age Of 44

May 10, 2011 by  

Gay MP Dies At Age Of 44

David Cairns, MP,  has died after a short and severe illness. The Inverclyde Labour Party representative was admitted to hospital eight weeks ago after being diagnosed with acute pancreatitis and died last night at London’s ‘Royal Free.’ David Cairns, 44, who was previously a Catholic priest before turning to politics was a patron of LGBT Labour and […]

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Cher’s Transition Struggle

May 10, 2011 by  

Cher’s Transition Struggle

Cher has spoken out at how she spent months avoiding her transgender son through fear of not recognising her child. ‘Becoming Chaz’ which premiered yesterday on Oprah Winfrey’s new OWN network has highlighted the Bono family’s journey as Cher’s daughter Chastity making the transition to Chaz, Cher said: “I was so nervous. I hadn’t seen […]

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Cattrall Honoured For Gay Advocacy

May 10, 2011 by  

Cattrall Honoured For Gay Advocacy

Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall will be honoured with a prestigious award in honour of her commitment to equality for LGBT people.   The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) will present Ms Cattrall with the ‘Golden Gate’ award at their annual ceremony in San Francisco on May 14.   President of […]

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Naval Chaplains To Wed Same-Sex Couples

May 10, 2011 by  

Naval Chaplains To Wed Same-Sex Couples

Navy Chaplains in the United States will soon have the option to perform same-sex ‘marriages’ on naval bases, but only if their personal, religious beliefs are not compromised. In a massive position change by the Navy which previously banned same-sex marriages on federal property, Chief of Chaplains, Rear Admiral Mark Tidd said: “If the base […]

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Footballers urged to ‘Come Out’ by MP

May 9, 2011 by  

Footballers urged to ‘Come Out’ by MP

A gay MP who voted  for section 28 has urged footballers to come out of the closet. Nigel Evans who is the Conservative Party representative for Ribble Valley said that he believes that it would help others to ‘come out’ if top-level footballers publicly declared their homosexuality. “It’s daft to say that there are no gay […]

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New ‘Corrie’ Lesbian is Unrealistic says Street Legend

May 9, 2011 by  

New ‘Corrie’ Lesbian is Unrealistic says Street Legend

Former Coronation Street favourite, Jean Alexander, has claimed that the soap is becoming too ‘far-fetched’ in the wake of reports that a new lesbian character will join the show. Catherine Tyldesley, who recently played a prison officer in Emmerdale, is said to be joining the cast in the role of Stella, the lesbian daughter of […]

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Support For Gay Farmers

May 9, 2011 by  

Support For Gay Farmers

Gay farmers are benefitting, in increasing numbers, by a helpline that has been set up by a chaplain who is also gay. Keith Ineson began the innovative scheme after helping a farmer who was suffering from depression and severe isolation due to the fact that he felt unable to ‘come out.’ Keith said: Nearly all […]

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Olympic Ambassador Resigns After Gay Marriage Row

May 7, 2011 by  

Olympic Ambassador Resigns After Gay Marriage Row

The United States ambassador for the 2012 Olympic Games in London has resigned due to controversy over his gay marriage opposition. Peter Vidmar stepped down from his ‘chef de mission’ post only a week after being given the prestigious role and stated that he did not want the outcry from gay rights groups over his […]

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George Michael Announces His Return

May 7, 2011 by  

George Michael Announces His Return

George Michael will be announcing his UK tour dates on Wednesday, just three years after quitting live performing for good. The pop sensation who recently recorded a cover of Stevie Wonder’s classic ‘You & I’ in honour of Prince William’s and Kate Middleton’s marriage said: “You will probably be happy to hear that I have […]

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Carl Austin’s ‘Overwhelming Delight’

May 6, 2011 by  

Carl Austin’s ‘Overwhelming Delight’

The new councillor for Barnage and former Mr Gay UK winner Carl Austin has spoken to Bent News about his ‘overwhelming delight’ at winning yesterday’s election. “It all feels very bizarre at the moment” said openly gay Mr Austin whose voice is just returning after months of being on the campaign trail. “I was the […]

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Mr Gay UK Wins Council Seat

May 6, 2011 by  

Mr Gay UK Wins Council Seat

Former Mr Gay winner Carl Austin gained overwhelming support in yesterday’s election to take the council seat of Burnage, Greater Manchester In 2001, the former RAF serviceman, won the coveted title of Mr Gay UK which is the country’s biggest beauty contest of its kind. Now, just ten years on, Mr Austin has achieved another […]

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False Leaflets ‘Incite Hatred’

May 6, 2011 by  

False Leaflets ‘Incite Hatred’

False election campaign leaflets that were distributed to a predominately Muslim area have been condemned by Liberal Democrat leaders as an attempt to incite hatred. The leaflets contained an image of two men kissing, the Liberal Democrat logo and details of how front benchers Simon Hughes and David laws are ‘committed homosexuals.’ Other text in […]

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Clinton Calls For A ‘More Perfect Union’

May 6, 2011 by  

Clinton Calls For A ‘More Perfect Union’

Former President of the USA, Bill Clinton, has come out in favour of same-sex marriage. Clinton, 64, has weighed into the debate after hearing of the plight of a New York gay couple who have been together for 61 years but are still unable to marry in their own state. The statement which Mr Clinton […]

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Brazil Announces Equal Rights

May 6, 2011 by  

Brazil Announces Equal Rights

The Supreme Court of Brazil has announced that same-sex couples will now be ensured equal rights under law. Chief Justice Cezar Peluso announced that the ten Supreme Court Justices voted unanimously that gay and lesbian couples in a ‘stable union’ will receive equality such as health benefits, inheritance, rights,  retirement benefits and the option to […]

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Appeal After Homophobic Attack

May 5, 2011 by  

Appeal After Homophobic Attack

Police are appealing for witnesses after a violent homophobic attack. On Monday 18th April a gay couple fell victim to a tirade of anti-gay verbal abuse before one of the men was pushed to the ground and repeatedly punched. When the man’s partner tried to intervene, he was also assaulted. The incident took place at […]

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Vicar Vows For Justice

May 5, 2011 by  

Vicar Vows For Justice

The actions of a super-sleuth vicar have resulted in the jailing of a Dutch lesbian after a sham marriage attempt. Abraham Akinola of Nigeria and bride-to-be Roqsilmar Marti were due to marry in August 2010 but were shocked when police and boarder officials leapt from the church vestry and arrested them during their wedding service. […]

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Ricky’s Gay Struggle

May 5, 2011 by  

Ricky’s Gay Struggle

Latino sensation Ricky Martin has revealed his fear of coming out as he thought homosexuality was evil. The 39 year old star who has had hits such as ‘She Bangs’ and ‘Livin La Vida Loca’ anounced his sexuality in 2010 after years of worldwide speculation. Ricky-originally born Enrique Martín Morales- said that it took him […]

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Emmerdale’s Gay Delight

May 4, 2011 by  

Emmerdale’s Gay Delight

Emmerdale actor Marc Silcock has spoken of his delight at fans reaction to his on-screen gay relationship with co-star Danny Miller. The actor who plays Jackson Walsh in the Yorkshire drama has revealed that the fact that he has received no negative audience reaction has been a massive weight off his shoulders. Marc also expressed […]

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61 year wait for marriage

May 4, 2011 by  

61 year wait for marriage

Equality marriage campaigners have highlighted the plight of a couple who have been in love for 61 years but are still unable to marry. Richard Dorr, 83 and John Mace, 91 have been together since 1950 and though the New Yorkers are able to marry in a number of other states within the USA, they […]

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Gay Claims Not Counted

May 3, 2011 by  

Gay Claims Not Counted

Despite a promise to implement immediate reform, government ministers have admitted to still not having accurate data about LGBT asylum seekers. The UK Border Agency was informed by the Home Office six months ago that new rules on recording and protecting LGBT people fleeing persecution needed to come into force immediately. The lack of accurate […]

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