24th January 2012
A prose poem for Peter Tatchell, by Stephen Fry 26
11:55 PM — Author, actor and television presenter Stephen Fry wrote this prose poem to mark Peter Tatchell's 60th birthday. It forms part of our day long celebration of the life of Peter Tatchell, Britain's iconic LGBT rights champion
Maryland introduces equal marriage bill 9
5:35 PM — Maryland’s Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley introduced another bill this week which would lift the ban on gay marriage in the US state of Maryland.
‘Homophobic’ teacher struck off 43
5:11 PM — A substitute teacher who verbally and physically abused his students, including using homophobic language, has been struck off, and is banned from teaching indefinitely.
Gay teen Jack Frew was ‘a threat’ to killer’s new relationship
3:41 PM — The High Court in Glasgow has heard testimony from forensic psychiatrist Dr Sharat Shetty, who said that Craig Roy, on trial for the murder of schoolboy Jack Frew, described the deceased as a "sex pest".
Malta: Lesbian attack prompts call for hate crime law 7
3:17 PM — An attack in Malta which left a 16-year-old lesbian with a fractured nose has prompted calls for the government to introduce hate crime legislation to protect gays.
Cynthia Nixon: ‘My homosexuality is a choice’ 198
2:15 PM — Cynthia Nixon has caused controversy by announcing in a recent interview that she believes her homosexuality "is a choice".
Group fears ‘undesirable gays’ at Olympics event 33
2:03 PM — A Clapham residents' group lodged an objection to the gay Pride House event at this year's Olympics saying it is "highly likely" to become a "magnet for undesirable elements of the gay community".
Ecuador’s new lesbian health minister to close ‘gay cure clinics’ 8
12:36 PM — The appointment of a lesbian politician as Ecuador’s new health minister has caused a stir this week.
Zulu king’s alleged anti-gay comment to be investigated 8
12:32 PM — Anti-gay comments reportedly made by the king of the Zulu people are set to be investigated by South Africa's Human Rights Commission, but the royal family insists it was a mistranslation by a national newspaper.
Russia: Gay pride suspicion stops nationalist jog 10
11:45 AM — Police in the Kaliningrad outpost of Russia have reportedly stopped a group of right-wing joggers after being wrongly tipped that they were staging an illegal gay pride parade.
Washington Senate has votes for marriage equality 10
10:55 AM — State senator Mary Margaret Haugen became the crucial 25th supporter of proposed legislation, saying "none of us holds a monopoly on what it means to be an American".
Michael Ball fined £6,000 for anti-gay Antony Cotton tweet 34
9:56 AM — Leicester City player Michael Ball has been fined £6,000 by the FA for anti-gay comments he made on Twitter. Ball admitted the charge of bringing the game into disrepute with his expletive-peppered tweet.