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BBC issues apology for online debate over gay executions

The BBC has issued an apology following complaints about an online debate which asked: “Should homosexuals face execution?” in response to proposed anti-gay legislation in Uganda. Critics blasted the British broadcaster, saying the BBC should not treat the execution of ...

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HBO’s ‘Big Love’ to explore gay storyline in season four

Matt Ross plays Alby Grant in 'Big Love'
Television polygamy drama Big Love returns for a fourth season in January with a gay storyline that is likely to stir up controversy in Mormon circles where homosexual relations are prohibited, reports Reuters. The creators of the HBO cable show, ...

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Man sentenced in Utah attack on gay man

A man once on the Salt Lake City Police Department’s “Most Wanted” list has been sentenced to probation and a year in jail for 2008 attack that SLC police have called a hate crime. Fa Junior Moi Moi, 21, was ...

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CA gay marriage trial to take national stage in January

From Reuters: The biggest U.S. gay rights battle next year is brewing in a California federal court as raucous fights over same-sex marriage in state legislatures and at state ballot boxes subside. In part, 2010 will reflect a growing move ...

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Gareth Thomas: ‘It’s time to tell the world the truth — I’m gay’

Rugby great Gareth Thomas stunned the sporting world this week, and has publicly come out as gay. The married 35-year-old Cardiff Blues player, who in 2007 became the first ever Welshman to win 100 caps for his country, admitted he ...

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NY governor signs order protecting transgender state employees

ALBANY — New York Gov. David Paterson has signed an executive order protecting transgender state workers from discrimination in the workplace. Flanked by gay rights activists, Paterson signed the order at a press event at the LGBT Community Center in ...

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State department official says U.S. urging Uganda to block anti-gay bill

The United States said Friday it is urging Uganda's leadership to block a bill that would criminalize homosexuality. ...

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DC mayor signs bill to legalize gay marriage in nation’s capital

Before a jubilant crowd at a northwest Washington church, District of Columbia Mayor Adrian Fenty officially legalized same-sex marriage in the nation's capital, signing the bill passed earlier this week by the DC Council. ...

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Police arrest man for tagging anti-gay slurs in Seattle neighborhood

Ryan Cox
A man suspected of spray-painting homophobic slurs on a number of West Seattle buildings was arrested Thursday morning, reports KOMO-TV. Ryan J. Cox, 31, was arrested without incident and booked into King County Jail. Cox was arrested in May for ...

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Senate committee approves domestic partner benefits bill

The Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act would provide domestic partner benefits for federal employees and their same-sex partners, including federal health insurance, retirement and disability benefits, family, medical and emergency leave, and compensation for work injuries. ...

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