17th August 2009
Trans woman performed own surgery after transition delays 17
8:15 PM — A trans woman has performed her own gender reassignment surgery after being told she would have to wait two years for professional help.
Shadow equalities minister Theresa May to attend gay Tory conference event 53
6:24 PM — Shadow equalities minister Theresa May is to be a guest at a Pride event scheduled for this year's Conservative Party Conference.
Gay Israeli peace campaigner avoids jail for now
6:05 PM — A gay Israeli man who has opposed the demolition of Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank has escaped jail for now. Ezra Nawi will be sentenced on September 21st.
Obama administration says marriage law discriminates against gays but will still defend it 7
5:49 PM — The Obama administration has admitted that the Defence of Marriage Act (DOMA) is discriminatory but has said it will still defend it in court.
Street preacher takes legal action after claiming he was threatened with arrest 28
4:33 PM — A street preacher who read out anti-gay Bible passages in Manchester city centre has accused police of abusing their powers.
Video: Bill Clinton ‘regrets’ Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell 6
2:34 PM — Former US president Bill Clinton has said he regrets how the military's ban on gays serving openly was implemented. He was interrupted by a heckler last week in Pittsburgh.
Sir Michael Bishop: ‘Gay people in business still face problems’ 6
12:22 PM — Sir Michael Bishop, the openly gay former head of airline BMI, has said that gay people still face discrimination in the corporate world.
Equality and Human Rights Commission repeats calls for gay census question 9
11:38 AM — The Equality and Human Rights Commission has said it will continue to lobby for the next census to include a question on sexual orientation.
Gay Iraqis face torture and murder, report finds 32
11:07 AM — A report has found that gays in Iraq are facing rising levels of homophobic violence from militia groups and the government is not doing enough to stop attacks.