2nd February 2012
Video: Washington state governor: ‘States can’t be in the business of discrimination’ 11
10:58 PM — The governor of the north-western US state of Washington has recorded a video for the Human Rights Campaign where she affirms her support for gay marriage, likely to be introduced in the state.
Premier League clubs sign anti-homophobia charter 7
4:43 PM — The twenty football clubs which make up the Premier League have signed the Sports Charter aiming to tackle homophobia and transphobia in sport.
Comment: No more stalling, gay and straight couples deserve equality now 74
4:10 PM — On the first anniversary of the Equal Love campaign's appeal to the European Court of Human Rights, Peter Tatchell examines the inequalities of straight marriage and gay civil partnerships.
Ann Widdecombe: Let unhappy gays try to turn straight 236
3:48 PM — Ann Widdecombe has backed the ability of therapists to offer so-called 'gay cure' treatments to clients who want to become straight.
Guilty verdict for killer of gay teen Jack Frew 18
2:08 PM — A jury in Scotland has found gay teenager Craig Roy guilty of the murder of Jack Frew in 2010.
Priests ask for choice over gay ceremonies 20
1:27 PM — In a letter published today, over a hundred clergy from the Diocese of London have asked the Church of England to let individual priests be free to conduct civil partnership ceremonies for gay couples if they so wish.
Maryland girl: For my birthday, ban gay marriage 202
12:18 PM — A committee at the Maryland state senate, where equal marriage legislation is being considered, has heard the birthday wish of a 14-year-old girl: to keep the ban on gay marriage.
US police ‘told gay couple faggots don’t deserve to wear pants in jail’ 47
11:36 AM — A US gay couple arrested on assault charges say they were denied trousers for a day after being told "faggots don't deserve to wear pants in jail".
London protest follows Sweden’s trans sterilisation rule 24
10:55 AM — Worldwide protest at continuing insistence by the Swedish government on what has been described as a policy of eugenics in respect of trans men and women led on Monday to the unusual sight of a demo outside that country's London embassy.
South African lesbian killers sentenced to 18 years in prison 8
10:15 AM — Four men convicted of murdering a lesbian near Cape Town have received 18-year prison sentences, days before the sixth anniversary of her death.
Washington state senate approves equal marriage 12
9:41 AM — Washington's state senate approved a bill last night to give equal marriage rights to gay citizens. The lifting of the gay marriage ban looks certain to pass as it heads to the state's House of Representatives, where it is not expected to encounter majority opposition.