24th August 2010
Pentagon conducts survey of military spouses on potential repeal of ‘Don’t ask, Don’t tell’ 6
11:54 AM — The Pentagon has distributed a 44-question survey to 150,000 military spouses in the USA to gauge their views on potential situations that may arise should the "Don't ask, Don't tell" policy be repealed.
George Michael pleads guilty to drugs charges 10
11:15 AM — George Michael has pleaded guilty to crashing his car while under the influence of cannabis and to possessing cannabis cigarettes for his personal use.
Faith school denies place to daughter of lesbian couple 19
10:20 AM — A private Christian school in Texas has refused admission to the daughter of a lesbian couple. The school say their reason for the refusal is that they base their enrollment policies on the "clear teaching of the Christian faith".
23rd August 2010
Proposed film may test Greek attitudes to gay marriage 5
6:10 PM — A new screenplay about gay marriage by a Greek-based British author is expected to be shot next summer by a consortium of UK production companies.
New American pro-gay Catholic group formed 12
5:12 PM — A group of American LGBT Catholics have created a new organisation to promote gay political causes and help bridge the gap between the traditional wing of the Church and the more progressive followers of the faith.
Anti-gay student loses legal appeal 56
3:51 PM — A federal judge has upheld the right of a university in the state of Georgia to enforce standards in its counselling graduate programmes after an anti-gay student sued the institution for insisting she comply with the rule that gay people be treated equally.
GaydarRadio announces best listening figures to date
2:32 PM — The award-winning digital station GaydarRadio have scored their highest listening figures to date.
New US poll report finds changing attitudes to homosexuality 7
12:54 PM — According to new national research, Americans have become more accepting of homosexuality of the past 16 years, with over half of those polled saying they support civil unions.
Mexican gay rights activists and Catholic protestors clash 7
12:05 PM — In Mexico yesterday, gay rights activists and a group of Roman Catholics clashed during a demonstration over the issue of same-sex marriage which is currently legal only in the country's capital, Mexico City.
New biography alleges Vivien Leigh was an ‘adulterous bisexual’ 24
11:17 AM — A new biography of British movie star Viven Leigh alleges she was an adulterous bisexual with a fondness for "rough trade".
Dubliners march for same-sex marriage rights 10
10:12 AM — Thousands of LGBT people took to the streets of Dublin yesterday to protest the lack of civil marriage rights for same-sex couples.
20th August 2010
Attitude publisher set to buy lads’ mag Loaded 2
5:30 PM — The owner of gay magazine Attitude is in talks to buy 'lads' mag' Loaded. Although popular in the 1990s, Loaded has seen its share of the market slip heavily in recent years. It is currently owned by IPC Media.
Manchester Pride begins with Fringe festival 4
5:13 PM — Manchester Pride 2010 began today with a Fringe festival of comedy, art, theatre and sport. More than 40 events will be held in 20 venues ahead of the Big Weekend, which starts next Friday.
Gay marriage becomes election issue as Australia goes to the polls 17
4:53 PM — Australia's general election will be held tomorrow and marriage equality has become an unexpected hot issue. Both prime minister Julia Gillard and her opponent Tony Abbott, of the centre-right Liberal Party, have been challenged on their positions in the last week.
Comment: Black Pride and prejudice 114
3:34 PM — Last weekend, London saw the fifth annual Black Pride festival. Kevin Maxwell, who is mixed-race, argues that racism in the gay community means gay ethnic minorities feel the need to hold their own pride events.
Matthew Parris wishes he had come out while a Tory MP 13
2:28 PM — Matthew Parris, the journalist and political commentator, says he wishes he had come out as gay while he was a Tory MP in the 1980s. Speaking to Total Politics magazine, the Times writer said he believed he "could have got away with it" at a time when gay politicians were considered scandalous.
Gay vicar won’t promise to remain celibate after civil partnership 19
1:34 PM — The Rev Colin Coward, director of the liberal Changing Attitude church group, plans to tie the knot with his fiance in a civil partnership in October.
British man in Nepal’s first foreign gay marriage ceremony 4
11:48 AM — A foreign gay couple had a gay marriage ceremony in Nepal this week. Sanjay Shah, a British man from Leicester, married an Indian man who did not want to be named in a ceremony on Tuesday evening.
Updated: Ray Gosling will be charged with wasting police time over ‘mercy killing’ 24
10:35 AM — Gay BBC presenter Ray Gosling will be charged with wasting police time after he claimed to have killed a gay lover who was dying from AIDS. He answered bail today and the Crown Prosecution Service said there was "sufficient evidence" to suggest that his confession was false.
19th August 2010
A third of HIV-positive gay men show signs of post-traumatic stress disorder 19
7:00 PM — A study has found that one third of gay and bisexual men diagnosed with HIV show signs of post-traumatic stress disorder. Researchers were surprised to find that starting HIV medication was the strongest trigger for PTSD.