21st June 2011
US couple have Nepal’s first lesbian wedding 16
4:04 PM — An American couple have become the first lesbians to marry publicly in Nepal. Courtney Mitchell, 41, and Sarah Welton, 48, both from Colorado, tied the knot in a colourful ceremony at a Kathmandu temple yesterday.
World Health Organization calls for anti-discrimination laws to tackle HIV 10
3:34 PM — The World Health Organization (WHO) has released new guidelines on HIV in gay and bisexual men and transgender people. According to the body, there has been a recent resurgence of HIV infection in men who have sex with men, especially in industrialised countries.
Trans woman wants drag acts banned from Pride festival 144
2:01 PM — A transgender woman in Calderdale is calling for the area's Pride festival to ban drag acts or publish a disclaimer about them. Rose White, 64, claims that drag acts promote negative stereotypes about trans people and encourage hatred.
David Cameron to host gay reception at No10 128
12:55 PM — Prime minister David Cameron is to host a reception at Downing Street for the gay community tomorrow evening. The event will focus on tackling homophobia in sport and invitees will include gay and lesbian sports stars, campaigners and celebrities.
University of Winchester to record gay staff and students 45
11:51 AM — A lecturer at the University of Winchester hopes to persuade LGBT staff and students to join an online list of who is out. Professor Eric Anderson, who has conducted research into homophobia in sport, says the 'Outlist' would help staff and students meet each other and plan events.
New York gay marriage vote delayed 67
10:35 AM — New York's Republican-controlled Senate delayed a crucial vote on gay marriage last night, citing concerns over exemptions for religious groups. Last week, the Assembly passed the bill by 80-63 votes.
20th June 2011
Google celebrates LGBT pride with a gay rights rainbow on results 10
6:50 PM — Google has continued its now annual tradition of celebrating LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans) pride on certain results during what is termed "pride month."
Feature: The gay traveller’s guide to New York 11
3:51 PM — New York, the Big Apple, the city that never sleeps, the capital of the world – we’ve all heard it. But what’s NYC like for a first time gay traveller? Dan Harrop-Griffiths gives us his beginners' guide.
Hotel workers win compensation over anti-gay bullying 17
3:46 PM — Two hotel workers who were mocked and called gay by their boss have won their claims for discrimination. Head chef Martin Owen and manager Andrew Roberts-Evans successfully claimed sex discrimination against Simon Buckley, the director of the Grapes Hotel, in Maentwrog, Snowdonia.
Third Republican presidential candidate gets glittered 26
3:35 PM — A Republican presidential candidate who said that gays are "specifically targeting our children" was 'glittered' in Minneapolis this weekend. Michele Bachmann, a Minnesota representative, was at the 'Right Online' conservative bloggers' conference when a gay rights activist showered her in rainbow glitter.
Rush to to pass New York gay marriage bill 23
2:55 PM — Gay rights advocates in New York are hoping that a gay marriage bill can be passed by the Senate before a legislative session ends this evening. Last week, the Assembly passed the bill by 80-63 votes.
President of gay group GLAAD resigns 1
1:41 PM — The president of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has resigned over a letter of support for AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile. Jarrett Barrios, a former Massachusetts senator, stepped down on Saturday after two years in the role.
30 Rock star Tracy Morgan meets gay teenagers in New York 42
11:43 AM — After horrifying gay fans with a homophobic outburst earlier this month, 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan has made amends with a visit to a shelter for LGBT teens.
First gay couple for Neighbours 20
11:21 AM — Neighbours is to get its first gay male couple, reports say. The show has had a regular gay character, Chris Pappas (James Mason), since last August and producers have now cast a love interest for him.
19th June 2011
Church of England to publish guidance on appointment of celibate gay bishops 162
2:21 PM — The Church of England is due to publish advice tomorrow that gay clergy who are in civil partnerships will be entitled to become bishops, so long as they promise to remain celibate.
Row after Israeli airport staff strip search Barcelona gay rights leader’s boyfriend 231
12:01 PM — Two of the leading members of Barcelona's LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans) community have claimed that they were subjected to humiliating security checks while trying to fly home to Spain from Israel's Ben Gurion Airport. Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has criticised the actions by airport security staff.
Anne Robinson criticised for asking a vicar if his shirt was ‘gay’ in Weakest Link episode 33
2:09 AM — TV presenter Anne Robinson has lived up to her 'Queen of Mean' nickname by describing a Weakest Link contestant’s shirt as 'gay' but the comment was cut from the programme before it was broadcast on Wednesday.
17th June 2011
Hillary Clinton: UN resolution on LGBT people is a ‘historic moment’ 97
11:25 PM — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has hailed the passing of a UN resolution calling for the recognition of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans) people as a "historic moment."
Video: Another anti-gay politician gets glittered 64
5:35 PM — US activists have 'glittered' another politician accused of being against gay rights. Tim Pawlenty, the former governor of Minnesota and a 2012 presidential hopeful, was targeted as he held a book signing in San Francisco yesterday.
Lesbian couple ‘told to stop kissing at baseball game’ 54
4:56 PM — A lesbian couple say they were told off by a security guard for sharing a brief kiss at a Minnesota Twins baseball game. Taylor Campione and Kelsi Culpepper, from Minneapolis, say the Target Field guard told them: "We don't play grab-ass here".