12th September 2011
Gay campaigners urge Northern Ireland health minister to overturn blood donation ban 2
2:33 PM — Gay rights campaigners in Northern Ireland are pressuring health minister Edwin Poots to overturn the lifetime ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood.
Scottish Catholic Church steps up attack on gay marriage 127
12:35 PM — The Catholic Church in Scotland has intensified its attacks on proposals to give gay couples the right to marry. Bishop of Paisley Philip Tartaglia, who is expected to become the next Archbishop of Glasgow when Mario Conti steps down, said marriage equality would be "an act of cultural vandalism".
David Cameron backs new international gay rights charity 35
11:18 AM — A new UK-based charity will be launched to support LGBT people suffering persecution around the world. The project has been backed by political leaders and prime minister David Cameron, who said Britain should be a "global beacon for reform" on the issue of LGBT rights.
Stonewall report: Older gay people at risk of loneliness 42
10:53 AM — A report by gay rights charity Stonewall says older lesbian, gay and bisexual people are at more risk of loneliness and isolation.
10th September 2011
US politician Sally Kern: Gays are more dangerous than terrorists 186
12:05 PM — Ahead of the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States, Republican member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives Sally Kern has renewed her claim that homosexuality has killed more people in the United States than terrorism.
9th September 2011
US Christian school ‘asked lesbian student to leave’ 55
5:32 PM — A Christian school in the US state of Connecticut allegedly asked a student to leave because she is a lesbian.
Three gay men attacked in Utah in a fortnight 23
5:08 PM — Three gay men have been been attacked in the US state of Utah in the last two weeks. Early on Thursday morning, 32-year-old Cameron Nelson was attacked in American Fork as he took out rubbish at a hair salon.
Police figures show rise in recorded anti-gay and transphobic crimes 86
3:52 PM — Recorded hate crime in England, Wales and Northern Ireland fell by seven per cent last year - but crimes based on sexual orientation, transgender status and disability rose.
Preview: Tom Robinson, writer of ‘Glad to be Gay’, examines bisexuality for BBC Radio 4 18
3:45 PM — From darling of the gay rights movement thanks to his song 'Glad to be Gay', singer-songwriter Tom Robinson went on to fall in love with a woman. In a new programme for BBC Radio 4 he examines what it's like to be bisexual.
Lesbian MSP Ruth Davidson launches campaign to lead Scottish Tories 27
2:38 PM — Lesbian MSP Ruth Davidson has launched her bid to lead the Scottish Conservative Party. The 32-year-old was only elected in May but is tipped to win the leadership contest.
London charity for older LGBT people seeks volunteers 33
2:09 PM — Opening Doors London, the charity for older LGBT people, is seeking donations and volunteers. The service, run by Age UK, offers information, help, 'befrienders' and social activities for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people over the age of 50.
Daily Mail writer Melanie Phillips and MSP Bill Walker tipped for Bigot of the Year 87
12:13 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has announced the nominees for its annual Hero and Bigot of the Year awards. Those in the running for Bigot of the Year include Daily Mail columnist Melanie Phillips who claimed gay charities were "brainwashing children" and MSP Bill Walker, who said gay relationships should not be "in any way equal" to straight ones.
Website tracks ‘gay homophobes’ 39
10:43 AM — Barely a week seems to go by without a new case of 'gay homophobia' - that is, professional homophobes apparently caught in the act they claim to despise. Now, website Gayhomophobe.com tracks the number of days since the latest scandal.
Archbishop of Glasgow hits out at ‘foolish’ gay marriage supporters 87
10:15 AM — Another Scottish Catholic leader has attacked proposals to bring marriage equality to the country. Mario Conti, the Archbishop of Glasgow, said that allowing gay marriage would be "foolish" and render marriage "meaningless".
8th September 2011
Peter Tatchell: A 12-month blood donation ban is still unjustified 49
7:46 PM — Opinion: Although the new policy is a big improvement on the existing discriminatory rules, a 12-month ban is still excessive and unjustified. Most gay and bisexual men do not have HIV and will never have HIV.
Poll: North Carolina residents oppose gay marriage ban 8
5:08 PM — A small poll of voters in the US state of North Carolina says that most would vote against a proposed ban on gay marriage. Republican lawmakers announced last week that they will push for a voter referendum on the issue in 2012.
Two freed over South African lesbian’s murder
4:19 PM — Two of the nine suspects accused of murdering a South African lesbian have been released. Zoliswa Nkonyana, 19, was stoned and stabbed to death after a night out in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, on February 4th 2006.
Teenager jailed for car-jacking at gay cruising spot 11
3:30 PM — A 19-year-old man has been jailed for five years for car-jacking a man at a gay cruising spot. Lewis Harding, of Kingshurst, West Midlands, was arrested when he was seen driving the vehicle the following day.
Man who falsely accused Louis Walsh of sexual assault charged
3:02 PM — A man who accused X Factor judge Louis Walsh of sexual assault has been charged with making false claims. Leonard Watters, 24, initially claimed that 58-year-old Walsh had groped him at the Krystle nightclub in Dublin after a Westlife concert in June.
Disgraced designer John Galliano avoids jail over anti-Semitic slurs 25
2:16 PM — Former Dior designer John Galliano has been given a suspended fine of 6,000 euros for using racist and anti-Semitic slurs. The disgraced fashion star avoided jail for two outbursts in a Parisian cafe last February and October.