9th January 2012
Homophobic Welsh crime rate up on “improved victim confidence” 9
4:33 PM — A 40% rise in reported homophobic crime over the last three years in South Wales has been attributed to the increased confidence of gay people to come forward. 401 homophobic incidents were reported to South Wales Police in 2011, up significantly on the 289 in 2008.
Video: Rick Santorum would try to be a “good father” to a gay son 66
2:48 PM — As gay rights continue to be discussed by the Republican presidential candidacy hopefuls, an NBC debate on Sunday drew noteworthy statements from both Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.
Five men on trial today for “gay death penalty” leaflets
2:14 PM — The trial of five men accused of stirring up hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation begins today. The defendants are accused of breaking new laws by handing out leaflets calling for gays to be executed.
Alan Cumming announces gay wedding in New York 30
12:59 PM — The bisexual actor announced last night he had married his partner in the US. The pair were celebrating the fifth anniversary of their civil partnership and had a special message for Rick Santorum.
Oxford City player misses match after Gareth Thomas tweet 67
12:29 PM — Lee Steele holds the record for the fastest-ever goal by a Leighton Orient player, managing to score in 12 seconds while playing for the club in 2004, but waited until the following day to delete his tweet about the gay rugby star.
Lesbians lose out at Miss California pageant 13
12:01 PM — Two openly gay contestants entered the Miss California USA pageant this year but lost out as the winner was chosen yesterday.
Malaysian opposition leader’s sodomy charge thrown out 8
10:48 AM — The former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia has been cleared today of the sodomy charges in Kuala Lumpur after key DNA evidence was questioned. Anwar, 64, the current leader of the political opposition in the Asian country said he was a "little surprised".
Cardinal apologises to gays for “inflammatory” Ku Klux Klan comparison 45
9:58 AM — Cardinal Francis George has apologised for suggesting the organisers of Chicago's Pride parade were similar to white supremacist group the Ku Klux Klan, calling it an "inflammatory analogy".