18th August 2010
UK gay rights groups (with one exception) set out positions on marriage equality 75
4:59 PM — After a PinkNews.co.uk poll showed high support for opening up civil marriage to gay couples, we asked UK gay rights groups to set out their views on the issue. Eight accepted our invitation, but Stonewall, Britain's largest LGB charity declined to take part and clarify their stance on the issue.
New students reminded to look at gay-friendly university guide 13
4:33 PM — Gay and lesbian students who get their A Level results this week are being reminded to make use of a guide to the most gay-friendly universities. The guide, compiled by gay charity Stonewall, rates most of the UK's universities for how welcome they make LGB students feel.
US gay group angry at retailer Target’s donations to ‘anti-gay’ Republican 2
4:25 PM — America's largest gay group, Human Rights Campaign, is protesting over Target's $150,000 donation which was used to support a Republican gubernatorial candidate who has opposed gay rights.
Police appeal after toilet fire at Brighton Pride 3
3:22 PM — An arson attack on portable toilets at Brighton Pride caused £30,000 worth of damage. The fire was started at the block of toilets at the north side of the park near Preston Park Avenue at around 10pm on Saturday August 7th.
Arabic website to tackle gay issues 2
2:32 PM — An Arabic-language website set up by two Israeli-Arab literary figures will tackle the issue of homosexuality. Qadita.net, launched this week, is an online magazine devoted to politics and culture.
US lesbian student sues school after being excluded from yearbook 19
2:00 PM — An American teenager is suing her school district after being excluded from the yearbook for wearing a tuxedo in her photo. Ceara Sturgis, 18, is a lesbian and prefers to wear masculine clothing.
First regular gay character for Neighbours
1:23 PM — Neighbours has got its first gay regular gay character. Recent Ramsay Street addition Chris Pappas, played by James Mason, came out in an episode earlier this month.
BBC apologises for weatherman’s rude gesture 24
11:24 AM — The BBC has apologised after viewers saw a weatherman sticking his middle finger up at his co-presenters. Tomasz Schafernaker did not realise he was on camera when he made the rude gesture to News 24 anchors Simon McCoy and Fiona Armstrong.
Lib Dem deputy leader Simon Hughes says deal with Labour could still happen 13
11:11 AM — Simon Hughes, the deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats, has said that a power-sharing deal between his party and Labour could happen as soon as 2015.