4th August 2010
Trans woman given suspended sentence after judge says she would be vulnerable in jail 25
2:37 PM — A trans woman convicted of harassing her neighbour for years will not be sent to prison because a judge said she would have to be kept in solitary confinement for her own safety.
Police release descriptions of homophobic attack suspects 1
1:30 PM — West Yorkshire police have released the descriptions of two suspects wanted in connection with a homophobic attack on a gay barman.
Iranian teenager faces execution for ‘false’ gay assault charges 19
11:57 AM — An 18-year-old Iranian man is facing execution over a false sodomy charge, campaigners say. Ebrahim Hamidi was sentenced to death two years ago at the age of 16 for an unspecified assault on another man which was later withdrawn.
Lady Gaga’s record-breaking 13 MTV nominations 9
11:21 AM — Lady Gaga has been nominated for 13 MTV award nominations - the highest number for any artist yet. The gay-friendly singer was shortlisted twice for video of the year for singles Telephone and Bad Romance.
Judge in California gay marriage trial to issue ruling today 5
10:39 AM — The judge presiding over the trial on the constitutionality of California's gay marriage ban will announce his ruling today. Chief US District Judge Vaughn Walker's spokeswoman confirmed that he had reached his decision.
3rd August 2010
Exclusive: Andy Burnham supports gay marriage but won’t change mind on lesbian IVF 34
6:50 PM — Andy Burnham, currently third in the race to become Labour leader, tells PinkNews.co.uk he was the first candidate to support gay marriage but does not agree with lifting the blood donation ban or removing the 'need for a father' from IVF laws.
BBC Trust rejects complaints about ‘should gays be executed?’ online debate 25
6:49 PM — The BBC Trust's editorial standards committee has rejected complaints made significant numbers of people about a BBC Online debate entitled 'Should homosexuals face execution?' saying that while the language was "stark", the apologies made by the BBC resolved the issue.
Gay MP speaks at Leeds Pride 1
1:10 PM — Newly-elected Tory MP for Pudsey Stuart Andrew was one of the speakers at Leeds Pride on Sunday. Mr Andrew told crowds at the city's Millennium Square that the new coalition government was committed to tackling homophobic bullying and led the party's gay group LGBTory in the parade.
Police warn gay cruisers of danger on Clapham Common 21
12:05 PM — Police have been visiting Clapham Common after dark to warn gay men meeting for sex that they may be attacked or robbed. There have been increased reports of robberies and assaults on gay cruisers in the area.
Trans man Thomas Beatie gives birth to third child 65
10:28 AM — Thomas Beatie has given birth to his third child, reports say. Mr Beatie, who was born female, had his first child in 2008 because his wife Nancy was unable to conceive.
Gay Leeds man knocked unconscious in homophobic attack 9
10:23 AM — A gay barman was knocked unconscious in a homophobic attack the day before Leeds' fifth Pride festival. Dane Holdsworth, 21, from Leeds, said he was attacked by two men as he walked home from work early on Saturday morning on York Road.
2nd August 2010
First gay condom for India 1
6:15 PM — One of India's leading condom manufacturers is to manufacture a condom for gay men. The country legalised homosexuality last year and society is making gradual steps towards acceptance.
Banning same-sex marriage ‘will save money’, anti-gay activist claims 24
6:13 PM — A supporter of the anti-gay US group National Organisation for Marriage has claimed that banning gay marriage will save states money. The claim, which goes against most credible research, was made by Tamara Scott, Iowa's director of Concerned Women of America, at a rally in Des Moines this weekend.
Chile senator says he will sponsor gay marriage bill 9
4:23 PM — A Chilean senator who is the head of the country's Socialist party has announced he will sponsor a bill to introduce same-sex marriage. Fulvio Rossi's bill will not give gay couples the right to adopt children but he said he hoped this issue could be debated at a later stage.
West Yorkshire police launch campaign to tackle gay domestic violence 1
3:31 PM — West Yorkshire police are launching a campaign to encourage victims of same-sex domestic violence to come forward. The force says that there have been more than 400 reported incidents of same-sex domestic violence in West Yorkshire in the last year, including three murders.
Lindsay Lohan released from jail after 13 days 4
2:06 PM — Lindsay Lohan was released from jail in the early hours of this morning and is expected to begin a 90-day rehabilitation programme. The bisexual actress served just 13 days of her 90-day sentence for violating a 2007 probation for a drink-driving offence.
Argentinian gay couples begin marrying 4
1:39 PM — Argentina held its first weddings for gay couples last week. The country became the first in Latin America to legalise gay marriage last month and the first couples to take the advantage of the new legislation did so on Friday.
Independent on Sunday’s pink list ranks gay victors and villains 20
10:55 AM — The Independent on Sunday has published its annual list of the 101 most influential gay and lesbian people in Britain. The list, which the newspaper said was designed to "entertain and celebrate, infuriate and amuse", also features a rogues' gallery of those who are "out but not in" - including Elton John.
Clare Balding complains to PCC over journalist’s ‘dyke on a bike’ jibe 25
10:36 AM — Lesbian sports presenter Clare Balding has made a complaint to the Press Complaints Commission after a journalist called her a "dyke on a bike".