The UKs first ever LGBT History Month magazine is being launched with the support of Angela Eagle
Budget airline EasyJet yesterday offered to fly Pope Benedict XVI to the UK following the recent controversy surrounding his viewpoints on British Equality laws and estimated cost of his visit.
The Sun has caused havoc after publishing a poll yesterday asking whether gay people should be allowed to be cabinet ministers.
The Government will not push through proposals that churches argue would restrict their ability to deny jobs to gay people and transsexuals, Equality Minister Harriet Harman has confirmed.
The rugby player Gareth Thomas has confirmed he is working with a writer on a film about his life which previous reports suggest could star the Oscar-nominated actor, Mickey Rourke.
Rourke told Jonathan Ross he would like to play Thomas, who came out as gay in 2009, in a film. The comments raised eyebrows because the actor is 58, while Thomas is 36.
"To be a man who plays rugby who is gay and to live with that secret for the amount of years that Gareth had, to perform at the high level that he performed at, it takes a lot of courage," Rourke said in interviews.
He has also met with Thomas to discuss the role.
Thomas's manager told BBC Wales: "A scriptwriter has been chosen for the film and is getting to know Gareth. The idea is that he will be with him throughout January to get to know Gareth as well as he can.
"Mickey is extremely hands-on in the whole process of the film and is fully intent in bringing this to fruition."
Asked via Twitter how he could be played by a man in his late 50s, Thomas tweeted: "My story is of feelings, and overcoming. It's about bringing the inside out, it has nothing to do with a visual presence."
The rugby player, who currently plays for rugby league side the Crusaders, is said to be the world's only openly gay current professional player in a team sport. He was voted the most influential gay person in the UK last year and received Stonewall's Hero of the Year award in October.
Source: The Guardian
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