Gay stories from around the world

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What’s hot on the web? brings you a little taster of some of the gay-related news items on the net today.

The Sun

Biting football lesbian is caged

A LESBIAN footballer who bit off her lover’s EAR has been jailed indefinitely. Ex-Arsenal ace Katie Saunders, 28, leapt on Emily Kelly, 25, after chasing her down the street.

The Times

Case study: gay pay

Comparing the hourly pay between couples shows that gay men living in a couple earn, on average, about 1 per cent less than heterosexual men in a couple, not accounting for any differences in characteristics. In contrast, lesbian women in couples earn about 35 per cent more than heterosexual women in couples.

School Refuses To Give In To Demand ‘Laramie Project’ Be Cancelled

(West Des Moines Iowa) Some parents at Valley High School are upset over the school’s decision to let students perform “The Laramie Project,” a play based on Matthew Shepard, a University of Wyoming student who was killed because he was gay.

Jesus Christ! It’s ex-gay TV

A television show hosted by and featuring “ex-gays,” including an alleged prostitute and a self-confessed thief, is preparing for its launch on two Christian networks.

Daily Record

I’ll be taking the gay road

SCOTLAND’S most famous busybody has swapped the High Road for a comeback at Scotland’s biggest gay festival.

Gwyneth Guthrie, who played the soap’s Mrs Mack, has signed up to star at Glasgow’s Glasgay festival.

Sydney Morning Herald

VD on the rise via unsafe gay oral sex

MEN who have unprotected oral sex with other men have been urged to use condoms and get regular blood tests after a dramatic rise in rates of sexually transmitted diseases.

Southern Voice, Georgia

Black Gay Pride marks decade of growth

The loud beat of an African drum and high-energy tribal dancing helped “make way for revolution” Sept. 1 at the opening ceremony of Atlanta’s annual Black Gay Pride celebration.

The Advocate

Depression fuels risky behaviour in gay men, new study claims

“Living on the Edge: Gay Men, Depression, and Risk-taking” was released Wednesday by the Medius Institute for Gay Men’s Health, a health advocacy group in New York City. The study pointed out that 17% of gay men have depression, approximately twice the rate of depression among the general public.

Raul Castro puts the gay in Communist … or something

As you know, Fidel Castro’s days are numbered. While no one seems to know what number we’re on, it’s been pretty clear since July that he’ll soon be heading to the big commune in the sky.

In the meantime, he’s handed power over to his baby bro: Raul Castro. One thing we’re sure you’ll find interesting, as the newly revived Radar Magazine did, is that Raul’s a big ‘mo.

High School Muscial Wins Gay Subtext Emmy

LOS ANGELES, CA – In a category packed with worthy nominees, the Disney Channel movie High School Musical took home the Emmy Award on Sunday for Best Television Programming With Gay Subtext. The Emmy was presented by former West Wing stars Bradley Whitford and Rob Lowe to Musical director Kenny Ortega, who won the Oscar for Gay Subtext in 1993 for his work on Newsies.