15th February 2012
French UMP ‘expelling’ Vanneste over gay comments 40
5:02 PM — The French UMP party of French president Nicolas Sarkozy is reportedly expelling Christian Vanneste for comments he made about gay people and gay history in a video released this week.
Activist calls Libyan anti-gay comment at UN an ‘attack on human rights’ 8
4:21 PM — A gay activist and journalist from Tripoli, Libya has responded to reports that a Libyan delegate to the UN Human Rights Council claimed gays threatened the continuation of the human race.
Social network aims to connect rural gays 15
3:21 PM — A new social network has been launched to help geographically isolated gay and trans people socialise with other members of the LGBT community.
Video: Italian gay marriage film shows unequal laws 8
2:45 PM — An Italian marriage equality video shows the preparations for a gay couple's wedding as a reminder that the country provides no legal recognitions for same-sex relationships.
Dermot O’Leary day to be auctioned for Terrence Higgins Trust 48
2:20 PM — A day's fishing and cooking with Dermot O'Leary and dinner with Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes are among the auction lots being offered to benefit Terrence Higgins Trust in London next month.
Gambian president: Gay rights ‘destroy culture’ 65
1:25 PM — Yahya Jammeh, the President of the Gambia, has said those who think gay rights are human rights in the African state are making a "great mistake".
French MP: Gays must be narcissists 24
12:40 PM — Christian Vanneste's views on homosexuality and gay history have been called "nauseating" and led to a demand for him to be ejected from his party.
FA charges Ravel Morrison on anti-gay tweet 35
11:47 AM — New West Ham player Ravel Morrison has been charged by the FA after a tweet appearing on his account earlier this month included a gay slur.
Interview: Armistead Maupin on Tales of The City, Ian McKellen and Rock Hudson 14
11:13 AM — Laurence Watts meets Armistead Maupin to talk Tales of the City, the joy of gay life in 1970s San Francisco and the truth about his relationships with Rock Hudson and Ian McKellen.
Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City gets serial e-release 6
11:08 AM — The Armistead Maupin novels, acclaimed for their depictions of gay life in San Francisco and the subject of a musical adaptation by Jake Shears, are to be available electronically for the first time.
Kath & Kim star Magda Szubanski comes out 35
10:22 AM — Magda Szubanski, star of hit Australian comedy Kath & Kim has revealed she is a lesbian and questioned why serial killers have more right to marriage than gays.
Australian rules footballer: ‘Sick fascination’ with gay players 12
9:54 AM — An Australian rules football player has said society is developing a "sick fascination" with players' sexuality and the culture of the game has changed to one of "great acceptance".