17th August 2009
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.
15th August 2009
George Michael arrested after collision with lorry 12
9:43 AM — Openly gay pop star George Michael was arrested by police in the early hours of yesterday morning following a collision with a lorry it has been revealed.
14th August 2009
Scottish minister quits Kirk over gay ordination 10
5:39 PM — A Church of Scotland minister has quit both his post and the Kirk over the ordination of an openly gay man. John MacLeod, 39, from the Church's World Mission at St Andrew's Kirk in Nassau, Bahamas, resigned in June.
Tories choose lesbian to fight Glasgow by-election 28
5:23 PM — A lesbian woman has been selected by the Conservatives to fight the Glasgow North East by-election. Ruth Davidson, 30, who lives with her partner in Partick, has pledged to fight an "honest campaign".
Alan Cumming dedicates show to HIV charity 4
4:27 PM — Actor Alan Cumming is to dedicate one night of his solo show to HIV charity National AIDS Trust. The star, who describes himself as pansexual, is bringing his show 'Alan Cumming: I Bought a Blue Car Today' to London in September.
Soap star: ‘Coronation Street needs more gay characters’ 13
3:52 PM — A Coronation Street actor has said the soap needs more gay characters. Antony Cotton, who is openly gay, plays the camp Sean Tully in the ITV soap.
Evelyn Waugh ‘had gay affairs at Oxford’ 10
3:34 PM — A new biography of author Evelyn Waugh claims he had three gay relationships while studying at Oxford in the 1920s.
Religious groups planning to derail gay protections in Equality Bill 126
2:15 PM — A number of faith groups are planning to fight anti-discrimination protections for gay people in the Equality Bill. An email seen by PinkNews.co.uk suggests the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is throwing its support behind the efforts.
Gay men and lesbians more likely to seek treatment for mental health and substance abuse 6
2:01 PM — Gay men and lesbians are around twice as likely as their straight counterparts to seek treatment for mental health issues and drug and alcohol abuse, a study has suggested.
Priest’s anger over Archbishop of Canterbury’s remarks about gays 17
11:48 AM — A Romford priest has written an open letter to Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams after Dr Williams said the gay "lifestyle" was at odds with the church's teaching.
Comment: Killing us softly 185
10:35 AM — Last week, Ramsey Dehani wrote about HIV campaigns from the perspective of a young gay man. Today, Gary Leigh, who remembers the "no nonsense" strategies of the 1980s, says the gay health charities have some tough questions to answer.
Utah newspaper bars gay wedding announcement 13
10:11 AM — A gay couple who married in California last year have been barred from placing their wedding announcement in a Utah newspaper.
13th August 2009
Boy hit with homophobic slurs from teachers 13
6:39 PM — A high school student from Minnesota, US, was harassed by two teachers who believed he was gay, according to the state's Department of Human Rights.