6th September 2011
Next round for California’s gay marriage ban 21
11:34 AM — The next challenge for California's ban on gay marriage comes today when the state's highest court considers whether gay marriage opponents have the legal standing to defend it in court.
Scottish domestic violence stereotypes ‘fail gay and transgender people’ 19
10:28 AM — The Scottish government's definition of domestic violence leaves some victims 'invisible', a law lecturer has claimed. Brian Dempsey, who teaches at the University of Dundee in Scotland, said that the standard view of male abusers and female victims means that LGBT people may be unable to access help.
5th September 2011
Katy Perry films YouTube tribute to Freddie Mercury 2
6:59 PM — It's not just Google who has been paying tribute to the late gay Queen star Freddie Mecury on what would have been his 65th birthday. Singer Katy Perry posted a video on YouTube to someone who she credits with inspiring her to go into the music industry.
Comment: Peter Tatchell on Saturday’s anti-English Defence League protest 357
5:49 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, who joined Saturday's counter-demo against the English Defence League, argues that the Left must do more to oppose far-right Islamists.
Gay millionaire faces one of the UK’s most expensive divorces 47
4:47 PM — A millionaire hedge fund manager who recently came out as gay is facing one of the UK's most expensive divorces. Pierre Lagrange, a former trader for JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs, separated from his wife a year ago.
WHSmith blames shoplifters for removal of gay magazines 66
3:28 PM — WHSmith says it was forced to remove gay magazines from shelves in its Leamington Spa store because of shoplifters. The retailer was condemned by Twitter users for apparently putting Attitude and Gay Times behind the counter, while leaving 'lads mags' on show.
Video: Google pays tribute to late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury 19
2:59 PM — Google has paid tribute to late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury with an animated 'Google doodle' on its homepage. Today would be the gay singer's 65th birthday. The search engine is celebrating with a cartoon of the star which features 1978 Queen hit 'Don't Stop Me Now'.
Senior Church of Ireland minister announces civil partnership 4
12:22 PM — A senior minister in the Church of Ireland has announced he is in a civil partnership. Rev Tom Gordon Dean of Leighlin Cathedral, Co Carlow, said he had the ceremony in July with his partner of more than 20 years.
WHSmith store covers up gay magazines – but ‘lads mags’ are uncensored 55
11:53 AM — See updated story. A WHSmith store has come under fire for apparently censoring gay magazines. An image circulated on Twitter shows plastic signs advising customers who wish to purchase the magazines to take the sign to the counter.
Video: K-Y Jelly makes first lesbian ad 20
10:17 AM — K-Y Jelly has made its first advert featuring a lesbian couple. The ad, which will air today in the US, shows couple Alex and Emma talking about their relationship.
Prosecutors seek new trial for boy who shot gay classmate
9:39 AM — Prosecutors in California are seeking a new trial for a teenager who shot his gay classmate dead. Last week, a mistrial was declared in the case of 17-year-old Brandon McInernery, who admits killing 15-year-old Larry King in 2008.
4th September 2011
Thousands of primary school pupils reported for homophobia 391
12:24 AM — Thousands of primary school aged children have been labelled as homophobic by their teachers in the past year, information released under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act has revealed.
3rd September 2011
Former police chief Brian Paddick wins Lib Dem nomination for Mayor of London 48
12:42 AM — Brian Paddick, formerly the most senior out gay police officer in Britain, has won the race for the Liberal Democrats nomination for the Mayor of London. Mr Paddick, came third in the 2008 Mayoral contest and less than a year ago told PinkNews.co.uk that he would not stand for Mayor again.
2nd September 2011
Alabama school backs down over student’s gay rights t-shirt 475
5:33 PM — A school in the US state of Alabama has backed down after telling a student she could not wear a gay rights t-shirt. Sara Couvillon, a student at Hoover High School in Birmingham, threatened school officials with legal action when she was told not to wear the shirt for her own safety.
Councils to be banned from asking residents if they are gay or transgender 67
4:36 PM — Local councils will be banned from routinely asking residents about their sexual orientation, transgender status, religion and race. Local government secretary Eric Pickles said that the surveys, typically sent out with responses to residents' queries about local services, were "unnecessary and "intrusive".
Tory MP Crispin Blunt speaks for first time after coming out 30
2:22 PM — Conservative MP Crispin Blunt has spoken about his sexuality for the first time since coming out a year ago. Speaking to US gay website The Advocate, he described how he came to terms with his sexual orientation.
Edinburgh man admits killing gay former lecturer
1:52 PM — A 21-year-old man has admitted killing a gay former lecturer. Pawel Rodak admitted attacking 64-year-old Roger Gray at the latter's home in Merchiston Crescent on March 18th and 19th this year.
Scottish government launches gay marriage consultation 47
1:13 PM — The Scottish government has launched its promised consultation on marriage equality. The SNP-led government says it is considering whether to allow "religious ceremonies for civil partnerships and the possible introduction of same sex marriage".
Tory voters turned off by gay TV kisses 87
12:59 PM — Conservative voters are more likely to oppose same-sex kisses on TV soaps, although they prefer lesbian clinches to gay male ones, a poll says. YouGov surveyed 2,206 people about their views on same-kisses and their voting habits.
Rickshaw driver not guilty of raping lesbian
11:28 AM — A London rickshaw driver has been cleared of raping a lesbian doctor. Murat Durmus, 23, of Walthamstow, said the pair had consensual sex after he drove her home from a night out on February 5th.