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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Pinksixty TUESDAY 05 JULY 2011

India's Health Minister has claimed homosexuality is an unnatural "disease" from the West, drawing outrage from activists across the world. The comments come just one year after India made the first step in decriminalising gay sex.

FIFA has publicly criticised Nigeria's female coach for excluding lesbians from the team. FIFA's head of women's competitions said they would remind Eucharia Uche of the organisation's policy on fairness and equality - a code she must adhere to.

A recent poll claims that British Muslims are more likely to be proud of gay rights than secular Britons. The research was conducted by YouGov for a forthcoming study about Conservative attitudes to race and ethnicity.

Prolific lesbian activist Jean Harris has died in her native California home aged 66. The influential campaigner was found dead at her Palm Springs home by her partner, Denise Penn.

Finally, lesbian MSP Ruth Davidson is hotly tipped as the next leader of the Scottish Conservatives. The former BBC journalist is being urged by senior figures in Westminster to stand as a candidate.

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