13th July 2011
Twitter’s most powerful LGBT people 45
5:43 PM — Who are the top LGBT Tweeters? Who's got more followers than anyone else in the world? Who loves to talk to fans - and who has clearly never heard of 'reply' or 'retweet'?
Ohio lesbian loses custody battle over ex-partner’s daughter 5
4:18 PM — A lesbian in Ohio, US, has lost a custody battle over the biological daughter of her former partner. Michele Hobbs and Kelly Mullen had lived together in Cincinnati and made the decision to become parents before Ms Mullen gave birth to the child, Lucy, in 2005.
Equality commission defends ‘compromise’ plan for gay and religious rights clashes 284
2:22 PM — The Equality and Human Rights Commission says the rights of gays and lesbians will not be diminished by an intervention into legal cases where Christians workers refused to serve gay people. Instead, the body said that its heavily criticised plans would lead to "better respect for religious rights within the workplace ... without diminishing the rights of others".
We don’t have a ‘gay agenda’, says Corrie boss 41
1:15 PM — Coronation Street producer Phil Collinson has responded to claims that the soap's gay characters are turning off viewers. Ratings fell from 10.4million in May to an unprecedented 7.4million last week following criticism of gay storylines.
Ms Dynamite to headline UK Black Pride 22
11:27 AM — Garage star Ms Dynamite is to headline the sixth UK Black Pride next month. The singer, fresh from performing at Glastonbury, will appear at the August 20th event in Torrington Square, at Birkbeck College, London.
Jersey allows religious civil partnerships 30
10:55 AM — Jersey has passed a law to allow civil partnerships - including giving gay couples the right to tie the knot in church if they - and religious organisations - wish.