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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Stephen Gately's widower makes official complaint about Jan Moir's homophobic column

"Stephen Gately's civil partner has made an official complaint to the Press Complaints Commission about Daily Mail columnist Jan Moir's article on his death," reports UK Pink News. "Gately's widower Andrew Cowles formally approached the watchdog through his solicitors. According to the Guardian, he cited breaches of accuracy, intrusion into grief or shock and discrimination. The Boyzone singer died of a buildup of fluid on the lungs while on holiday in Majorca in October. The day before his funeral, Moir wrote an article suggesting his 'sleazy' death struck 'another blow to the happy-ever-after myth of civil partnerships'. Her comments led to outrage among gay and straight readers, and won her the title of Stonewall Bigot of the Year."

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