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Christian groups sign 'gays are welcome' charter

About 9,000 Christians and 90 Christian groups have signed a declaration to show their acceptance of homosexuality. A coalition of campaigners for homosexual rights welcomed the move but took issue with one point in the declaration.

Monday, 22 July, 2013, 7:17am

I'm gay, says Philippine pop star Charice

Philippine pop star Charice has announced she is a lesbian, ending weeks of media speculation following a drastic image change where she ditched her teen starlet look and adopted a more edgy style.

4 Jun 2013 - 2:27am

Police inspector John MacLennan was 'hounded' into suicide over homosexuality

Murray Burton was responding to questions raised in last week's Sunday Morning Post about how MacLennan could fire off five rounds into his own body, and the conspiracy theories that have arisen over the motive behind the police force's homosexuality charges against him.

2 Jun 2013 - 8:18am

Policeman's suspicious death brought change in attitudes, but discrimination against gays persists

Before Inspector John MacLennan was found with five gunshots to the chest in 1980, he knew he was about to be interviewed by the Special Investigations Unit - a specialist police unit charged with investigating homosexuals.

26 May 2013 - 8:18am

Play about gay officer revives memory of John MacLennan's 1980 suicide

Behind the Curtain, which the True Heart Theatre group premiered in London this month, is based loosely on the suspicious death of John MacLennan. The Scot was found dead with five gunshots wounds to his chest on the morning he was to be arrested on charges of indecency.

26 May 2013 - 6:40am

Fear of abuse keeps bulk of Chinese gays in closet in workplace

More than half of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people on the mainland have heard colleagues use insulting language or tell offensive jokes about LGBT people, resulting in most choosing to stay in the closet, according to a report released in Beijing yesterday.

18 May 2013 - 5:24am 1 comment

Federer, Murray unfazed by gay players on tour

Roger Federer and Andy Murray have insisted that any player who came out as gay would not face discrimination on the ATP Tour. US basketball star Jason Collins recently revealed he was gay, becoming the first active professional player in the US to declare his homosexuality.

14 May 2013 - 5:45am

UK historian Niall Ferguson sorry over John Maynard Keynes gay remarks

British historian Niall Ferguson has apologised for remarks suggesting that economist John Maynard Keynes did not care about future generations because he was gay and childless.

The academic and author, a professor at Harvard University, described as "stupid" his comments at a conference in California on Thursday, made in an "off-the-cuff" answer following a presentation.

6 May 2013 - 4:08am

The truth has set Collins free

As far as seminal moments in sports go, this is near the top. "I didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport," Jason Collins wrote in a Sports Illustrated cover story this week. "But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation."

5 May 2013 - 4:03am

Hope for Myanmese gays living in a secret world

Snapping a portrait of two men in traditional Burmese costumes, smiling in a sea of golden bowls and flowers, may seem relatively innocuous compared to the many historic steps Myanmar has taken in recent years. But photographer Phone Myat Htoo may have been the first in recent years to capture a gay wedding in Myanmar.

14 Mar 2013 - 12:01pm