Gay Star News http://www.gaystarnews.com/articles/news GSN Feed en Owner of camp accused of starving, torturing, killing gay teens defends himself http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/owner-camp-accused-starving-torturing-killing-gay-teens-defends-himself300714 <!--paging_filter--><p> Game ranger course 'general' is on trial for murder, child abuse, neglect and allegedly forced teen to eat his own faeces</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/owner-camp-accused-starving-torturing-killing-gay-teens-defends-himself300714" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/owner-camp-accused-starving-torturing-killing-gay-teens-defends-himself300714#comments News Alex De Koker Business De Koka Echo Wild Game Rangers camp Eric Calitz In hospital Indictment Koker Labor Law Michael Erasmus Nicolaas Van Der Walt Person Attributes Raymond Buys South Africa The camp Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:21:30 +0000 joem 17052 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Supreme Court orders Colorado county to halt gay marriages http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/supreme-court-orders-colorado-county-halt-gay-marriages300714 <!--paging_filter--><p> Boulder County had issued 202 marriage licenses to gay couples, and for now, will issue no more</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/supreme-court-orders-colorado-county-halt-gay-marriages300714" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/supreme-court-orders-colorado-county-halt-gay-marriages300714#comments News Attorney General Boulder, Colorado Business California law Colorado Colorado Hospitality Human geography John Suthers John Suthers Law LGBT rights LGBT rights in California Person Party Politics Same-sex marriage Same-sex marriage in Oregon Supreme Court UN Court United States Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:48:22 +0000 joem 17049 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Zambia VP uses C’wealth Games to attack gay marriage http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/zambia-vp-uses-cwealth-games-attack-gay-marriage300714 <!--paging_filter--><p> Guy Scott, whose parents were born in Scotland, said it was an 'unreasonable expectation' for Zambia to decriminalize homosexuality</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/zambia-vp-uses-cwealth-games-attack-gay-marriage300714" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/zambia-vp-uses-cwealth-games-attack-gay-marriage300714#comments News Gender Glasgow Guy Scott Homophobia Homosexuality Human behavior Human sexuality Livingstone Person Attributes Person Location Scotland Social Issues the Commonwealth Games vice-president VP Zambia Zambian Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:00:15 +0000 joem 17046 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Uganda anti-gay law faces court scrutiny for the first time http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/uganda-anti-gay-law-faces-court-scrutiny-first-time300714 <!--paging_filter--><p> Constitutional Court has heard submissions from LGBTI rights activists claiming the law is not constitutional</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/uganda-anti-gay-law-faces-court-scrutiny-first-time300714" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/uganda-anti-gay-law-faces-court-scrutiny-first-time300714#comments News Adrian Jjuuko counsel Frank Mugisha lawyer LGBT LGBT rights in Uganda LGBT social movements Martin Ssempa Sexual Minorities Uganda Social Issues Uganda Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:38:29 +0000 joem 17045 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Uganda rapper lashes out after getting banned from UK venues over 'burn the gays' lyrics http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/uganda-rapper-lashes-out-after-getting-banned-uk-venues-over-burn-gays-lyrics300714 <!--paging_filter--><p> Bobi Wine, who uses his songs to encourage fellow Ugandans to burn gay people, has been dropped from two upcoming shows for discriminatory lyrics</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/uganda-rapper-lashes-out-after-getting-banned-uk-venues-over-burn-gays-lyrics300714" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/uganda-rapper-lashes-out-after-getting-banned-uk-venues-over-burn-gays-lyrics300714#comments News Barack Obama Batty boy Birmingham Bobi Wine Coming out Gay Star Gender Homosexuality Human sexuality London Male homosexuality President Rapper Robert Kyagulanyi Sexual orientation Social Issues Uganda Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:43:41 +0000 joem 17043 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Singapore’s censors allow X-Men gay wedding comic because some characters disapprove http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/singapore%E2%80%99s-censors-allow-x-men-gay-wedding-comic-because-some-characters-disapprove300714 <!--paging_filter--><p> Singapore’s Media Development Board has allowed Astonishing X-Men Issue 51 to be sold in the country because not all of the characters in the comic agreed with the marriage of superhero Northstar and Kyle Jinadu</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/singapore%E2%80%99s-censors-allow-x-men-gay-wedding-comic-because-some-characters-disapprove300714" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/singapore%E2%80%99s-censors-allow-x-men-gay-wedding-comic-because-some-characters-disapprove300714#comments News American culture Comic book Comics Kyle Jinadu Literature Northstar Northstar Jinadu Sex Social Issues spokesperson Superhero Technology Uncanny X-Men X-Men Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:51:30 +0000 andrewp 17042 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Leading ‘ex-gay’ Yvette Schneider comes out to back bans on ‘ex-gay’ therapies http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/leading-%E2%80%98ex-gay%E2%80%99-yvette-schneider-comes-out-back-bans-%E2%80%98ex-gay%E2%80%99-therapies300714 <!--paging_filter--><p> Yvette Schneider, formerly a leading spokesperson for the ‘ex-gay’ movement in America, has come out as bisexual and now supports bans on attempts to change children’s sexual orientations which she once spoke in favor of</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/leading-%E2%80%98ex-gay%E2%80%99-yvette-schneider-comes-out-back-bans-%E2%80%98ex-gay%E2%80%99-therapies300714" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/leading-%E2%80%98ex-gay%E2%80%99-yvette-schneider-comes-out-back-bans-%E2%80%98ex-gay%E2%80%99-therapies300714#comments News Ex-gay movement Gender Homosexuality Human behavior Human sexuality Sexual orientation Social Issues Yvette Schneider Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:25:38 +0000 andrewp 17041 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Russia to revive its Soviet era song contest over Conchita Wurst win at Eurovision http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/russia-revive-its-soviet-era-song-contest-over-conchita-wurst-win-eurovision300714 <!--paging_filter--><p> Russia will revive the Cold War era Intervision song contest in October in protest at Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst’s Eurovision win</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/russia-revive-its-soviet-era-song-contest-over-conchita-wurst-win-eurovision300714" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/russia-revive-its-soviet-era-song-contest-over-conchita-wurst-win-eurovision300714#comments News Baltic states Candidate Position Commonwealth Day Commonwealth of Independent States Competition Conchita Wurst Culture Intervision Music Queen Russia Shanghai Sochi Social Issues the 2014 Winter Olympics Unsuccessful attempts to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:47:57 +0000 andrewp 17040 at http://www.gaystarnews.com 10 US senators urge Obama to take Nigeria and Uganda to task over anti-LGBTI laws http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/10-us-senators-urge-obama-take-nigeria-and-uganda-task-over-anti-lgbti-laws290714 <!--paging_filter--><p> Because the leaders of the two African countries refuse to change their laws criminalizing homosexuality, 10 American politicians want President Obama to hit them where it hurts: Their economy</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/10-us-senators-urge-obama-take-nigeria-and-uganda-task-over-anti-lgbti-laws290714" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/10-us-senators-urge-obama-take-nigeria-and-uganda-task-over-anti-lgbti-laws290714#comments News 106th United States Congress Africa Africa African Growth and Opportunity Act America Barack Obama Congress Egalitarianism Executive Goodluck Jonathan Homophobia Homosexuality Human behavior Human rights Human sexuality Law LGBT rights in Africa LGBT social movements Nigeria President Social Issues Uganda Uganda Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill United States Washington DC Yoweri Museveni Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:16:34 +0000 jeanpaulz 17034 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Names and addresses of Texans who signed anti-gay petition leaked online http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/names-and-addresses-texans-who-signed-anti-gay-petition-leaked-online290714 <!--paging_filter--><p> Claiming voter fraud, a gay rights group has published 50,000 signatures from people who opposed a bill protecting LGBTI people from workplace discrimination</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/names-and-addresses-texans-who-signed-anti-gay-petition-leaked-online290714" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/names-and-addresses-texans-who-signed-anti-gay-petition-leaked-online290714#comments News Business Contact Details Houston Houston Equality Labor Law Private Technology Texas Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:21:40 +0000 jeanpaulz 17033 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Horrors suffered by Jamaican LGBT youth captured in new documentary http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/horrors-suffered-jamaican-lgbt-youth-captured-new-documentary290714 <!--paging_filter--><p> Young LGBT Jamaicans who live in a sewer and are under constant threat of brutal attacks from locals share the alarming truths and silver linings of their distressing situation</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/horrors-suffered-jamaican-lgbt-youth-captured-new-documentary290714" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/horrors-suffered-jamaican-lgbt-youth-captured-new-documentary290714#comments News Christopher Murdock Jamaica Kingston LGBT rights by country or territory Maurice Tomlinson Rihanna Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:09:03 +0000 jeanpaulz 17032 at http://www.gaystarnews.com ‘Burn the gays’ rapper axed from UK venues http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/%E2%80%98burn-gays%E2%80%99-rapper-axed-uk-venues290714 <!--paging_filter--><p> Bobi Wine, who uses his songs to encourage fellow Ugandans to burn gay people, has been dropped from two upcoming shows for discriminatory lyrics</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/%E2%80%98burn-gays%E2%80%99-rapper-axed-uk-venues290714" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/%E2%80%98burn-gays%E2%80%99-rapper-axed-uk-venues290714#comments News Africa Africa Barack Obama Birmingham Bobi Wine Bobi Wine Company Location Culture Drum Theatre Education Human Interest London Music of Uganda Person Location Political geography President Rapper Robert Kyagulanyi Social Issues Uganda Uganda United States Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:46:33 +0000 jeanpaulz 17031 at http://www.gaystarnews.com David Cameron ‘delighted’ to support Brighton Gay Pride http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/david-cameron-%E2%80%98delighted%E2%80%99-support-brighton-gay-pride290714 <!--paging_filter--><p> On the eve of one of the country’s biggest Gay Pride celebrations, three of the UK’s top politicians send messages of congratulations and solidarity to the British seaside city</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/david-cameron-%E2%80%98delighted%E2%80%99-support-brighton-gay-pride290714" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/david-cameron-%E2%80%98delighted%E2%80%99-support-brighton-gay-pride290714#comments News Travel Travel-Prides-and-Parties Brighton Gay Pride Caroline Lucas John David Cameron Ed Milliband Gay pride Gay Pride Gender Labour leader LGBT LGBT culture LGBT rights in the United Kingdom MP Person Party Pride parade Prime Minister Sexual orientation YouTube Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:03:23 +0000 jeanpaulz 17030 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Quebec family receive threatening note after displaying rainbow pride flag http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/quebec-family-receive-threatening-note-after-displaying-rainbow-pride-flag290714 <!--paging_filter--><p> A family in Longueuil, Canada have received a threatening note warning they would ‘suffer the consequences’ if they didn’t take down an LGBTI rainbow pride flag</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/quebec-family-receive-threatening-note-after-displaying-rainbow-pride-flag290714" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/quebec-family-receive-threatening-note-after-displaying-rainbow-pride-flag290714#comments News Greater Montreal Longueuil Longueuil Montérégie Quebec Quebec Rainbow flag Service de police de Longueuil Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:21:27 +0000 andrewp 17029 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Michigan Democrat Adam Zemke wants to ban ‘ex-gay’ therapies for minors http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/michigan-democrat-adam-zemke-wants-ban-%E2%80%98ex-gay%E2%80%99-therapies-minors290714 <!--paging_filter--><p> Michigan state Representative Adam Zemke has introduced a bill that would protect under-18’s from being subjected to attempts to ‘cure’ their same-sex attractions and is hopeful that some Republicans will vote for it as well</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/michigan-democrat-adam-zemke-wants-ban-%E2%80%98ex-gay%E2%80%99-therapies-minors290714" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/michigan-democrat-adam-zemke-wants-ban-%E2%80%98ex-gay%E2%80%99-therapies-minors290714#comments News Adam Zemke California Chris Christie Controversies Conversion therapy Ex-ex-gay Ex-gay movement Governor Human sexuality Illinois Michigan New Jersey New York Ohio Patrick McAlvey Pennsylvania Person Location Person Party representative Social Issues Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:26:48 +0000 andrewp 17028 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Sweden resumes aid to Uganda after withdrawing it over anti-gay laws http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/sweden-resumes-aid-uganda-after-withdrawing-it-over-anti-gay-laws290714 <!--paging_filter--><p> The government of Sweden will give Uganda around $200 million in development aid over the next five years after it became one of the first countries to suspend or redirect aid to the country over the passage of its draconian Anti-Homosexuality Bill</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/sweden-resumes-aid-uganda-after-withdrawing-it-over-anti-gay-laws290714" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/sweden-resumes-aid-uganda-after-withdrawing-it-over-anti-gay-laws290714#comments News Africa Business East Africa Health Hillevi Engstrom Labor minister Political geography Reuters Social Issues Technology the Wall Street Journal Uganda Uganda Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill Ugandan government Wall Street Journal Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:43:43 +0000 andrewp 17027 at http://www.gaystarnews.com North Carolina's Attorney General will no longer defend state's gay marriage ban http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/north-carolinas-attorney-general-will-no-longer-defend-states-gay-marriage-ban290714 <!--paging_filter--><p> Roy Cooper believes federal court decision in Virginia case makes gay marriage inevitable in his state</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/north-carolinas-attorney-general-will-no-longer-defend-states-gay-marriage-ban290714" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/north-carolinas-attorney-general-will-no-longer-defend-states-gay-marriage-ban290714#comments News Attorney General California law Case law Court of Appeals LGBT history LGBT rights in California Maryland Massachusetts v. United States Department of Health and Human Services North Carolina Politics of the United States Roy Cooper Same-sex marriage Same-sex marriage in the United States South Carolina Virginia West Virginia West Virginia Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:06:08 +0000 gregh 17024 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Appeals court in Virginia strikes down gay marriage ban in ruling that could impact other states http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/appeals-court-virginia-strikes-down-gay-marriage-ban-ruling-could-impact-other-states280714 <!--paging_filter--><p> US Court of Appeals for Fourth Circuit is governing judicial circuit for Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and South Carolina</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/appeals-court-virginia-strikes-down-gay-marriage-ban-ruling-could-impact-other-states280714" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/appeals-court-virginia-strikes-down-gay-marriage-ban-ruling-could-impact-other-states280714#comments News Baker v. Nelson Business California law California Proposition 8 Case law Court of Appeals Hospitality Law LGBT rights in California LGBT rights in Massachusetts Loving v. Virginia Maryland Mildred and Richard Loving Mildred Loving North Carolina Perry v. Brown Politics Politics of the United States Religion Same-sex marriage Same-sex marriage in California Same-sex marriage in the United States South Carolina Tim Bostic U.S. Supreme Court United States US Court of Appeals Virginia West Virginia West Virginia Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:18:03 +0000 gregh 17021 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Stonewall chooses Ruth Hunt as new CEO http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/stonewall-chooses-ruth-hunt-new-ceo280714 <!--paging_filter--><p> Hunt is likely to work more closely with other LGBTI organizations. She has tried to support transgender people and develop international work</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/stonewall-chooses-ruth-hunt-new-ceo280714" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/stonewall-chooses-ruth-hunt-new-ceo280714#comments News Acting CEO Ben Summerskill Ben Summerskill British people CEO chief executive deputy chief executive English people officer Person Attributes Person Education Person Location Ruth Hunt Stonewall Stonewall United Kingdom Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:04:14 +0000 trisrs 17014 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Lesbian couple, the first to marry in Michoacan, wins legal right to become mothers http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/lesbian-couple-first-marry-michoacan-wins-legal-right-become-mothers280714 <!--paging_filter--><p> The first same-sex couple to legally marry in the Mexican state of Michoacan has set another precedent in obtaining the legal right to have children</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/lesbian-couple-first-marry-michoacan-wins-legal-right-become-mothers280714" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/lesbian-couple-first-marry-michoacan-wins-legal-right-become-mothers280714#comments News Alejandra Banderas Rosales Brazilian law Brizeiry López Ramos Civil union Claudia Brizeiry López Family law Human sexuality LGBT LGBT adoption Mexico Recognition of same-sex unions in Brazil Same-sex marriage Same-sex relationship Status of same-sex marriage Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:00:35 +0000 jeanpaulz 17013 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Homeless LGBT Jamaicans could get new shelter, say police http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/homeless-lgbt-jamaicans-could-get-new-shelter-say-police280714 <!--paging_filter--><p> After threats of forced evacuation and complaints of ‘bad behavior’ for living in a sewer, a group of homeless LGBT Jamaicans could get a shelter for ‘skills training’ but not ‘to carry on homosexual activities’</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/homeless-lgbt-jamaicans-could-get-new-shelter-say-police280714" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/homeless-lgbt-jamaicans-could-get-new-shelter-say-police280714#comments News Busking Christopher Murdock GSN Homeless shelter Homelessness Humanitarian aid J-Flag Jamaica Kingston Personal life Poverty Social Issues Socioeconomics Sociology Technology Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:13:05 +0000 jeanpaulz 17012 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Nigeria’s Security Service claims ‘gay cross-dresser’ masterminded bombing that killed 80 http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/nigeria%E2%80%99s-security-service-claims-%E2%80%98gay-cross-dresser%E2%80%99-masterminded-bombing-killed-80280714 <!--paging_filter--><p> Nigeria’s State Security Service have arrested a ‘homosexual cross-dresser,’ over a an attempted assassination on the country’s former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari but the country’s Opposition think it’s a set up</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/nigeria%E2%80%99s-security-service-claims-%E2%80%98gay-cross-dresser%E2%80%99-masterminded-bombing-killed-80280714" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/nigeria%E2%80%99s-security-service-claims-%E2%80%98gay-cross-dresser%E2%80%99-masterminded-bombing-killed-80280714#comments News Armed Attack Congress General Kaduna Major General Muhammadu Buhari Mujahid Dokubo-Asari Mujahid Dokubo-Asari Politics Toyota Toyota Sienna War Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:13:47 +0000 andrewp 17010 at http://www.gaystarnews.com 5,000 march for LGBTI rights in the Faroe Islands http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/5000-march-lgbti-rights-faroe-islands280714 <!--paging_filter--><p> One-in-ten people in the Danish dependency of the Faroe Islands marched in the Faroe Pride March on Sunday as lawmakers continue to oppose the legalization of same-sex marriage despite wide public support for the reform</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/5000-march-lgbti-rights-faroe-islands280714" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/5000-march-lgbti-rights-faroe-islands280714#comments News Denmark Europe Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Geography of Europe Northern Europe Outline of the Faroe Islands Scandinavia Tórshavn Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:29:46 +0000 andrewp 17009 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Arizona argues its same-sex marriage ban protects procreation http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/arizona-argues-its-same-sex-marriage-ban-protects-procreation280714 <!--paging_filter--><p> '...The State regulates marriage for the primary purpose of channeling potentially procreative sexual relationships into enduring unions for the sake of joining children to both their mother and their father'</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/arizona-argues-its-same-sex-marriage-ban-protects-procreation280714" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/arizona-argues-its-same-sex-marriage-ban-protects-procreation280714#comments News Arizona Behavior Culture District Court Ethology Marriage MSNBC Same-sex marriage Same-sex marriage and the family Same-sex relationship Technology Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:50:18 +0000 Jamesw 17008 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Towing company owner arrested for targeting cars at Orlando's Gay Days http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/towing-company-owner-arrested-targeting-cars-orlandos-gay-days270714 <!--paging_filter--><p> The towing company allegedly targeted cars during last year's Gay Days</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/towing-company-owner-arrested-targeting-cars-orlandos-gay-days270714" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/towing-company-owner-arrested-targeting-cars-orlandos-gay-days270714#comments News Corporal Driving Employment Relation Gay Days Indictment Jason Combs Law Orlando Orlando Sentinel Orlando, Florida Parking R. David de Armas Rick Schmeltzer The Orlando Sentinel Towing Trucks Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:37:30 +0000 Jamesw 17007 at http://www.gaystarnews.com