11th April 2012
Study: Coming out is good for your health, if your parents are supportive 31
10:42 PM — Coming out as gay, lesbian or bisexual to one's parents, especially supportive ones, can significantly improve their mental health, while reducing their propensities for substance abuse, a study by researchers at Boston University has found.
Leader of Wildrose Party in Canada says she is pro-gay, pro-choice 16
9:54 PM — Danielle Smith, leader of the Wildrose Party in Canada, has moved to quash rumours surrounding her social beliefs by confirming that she is in favour of marriage equality, and is pro-choice on abortion rights.
Liberian President backtracks on anti-gay comments 22
9:15 PM — The President of Liberia, Nobel-laureate Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has vowed to veto any legislation that would criminalise homosexual behaviour in the country, despite having defended the law during a joint interview with Tony Blair.
Anti-gay group endorses Mitt Romney for President 19
8:32 PM — The National Organisation for Marriage (NOM), an anti-gay group which opposes equal marriage across the US, has officially endorsed Mitt Romney for President this morning.
Psychiatrist requests retraction of controversial ‘gay cure’ study 21
5:14 PM — Dr Robert Spitzer has said he would like to retract a study he conducted on the result of 'gay cure' therapy which has been used to claim that some gay people are able to turn straight.
Irish minister to bring forward protections for gay teachers 5
4:23 PM — Statements made by Ireland's Education Minister Ruairi Quinn at yesterdays ASTI Conference in Cork of his intention to bar discrimination against gay people that may prevent them taking up employment as teachers have been welcomed.
Ben Bradshaw defends marriage priority comments 124
3:32 PM — Gay Labour MP Ben Bradshaw has said his comments on marriage equality, which he said was not a priority for the gay community while a debate over government proposals continues, have been taken 'out of context rather grotesquely' and 'quoted selectively'.
Irish Student Union to campaign for marriage equality 7
2:34 PM — The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has voted to campaign in favour of equal rights for gay couples to marry and adopt in its latest Congress.
Challenge to release correspondence behind Brian Souter’s knighthood 38
1:32 PM — A further challenge is to be made to release the correspondence behind the knighthood of Sir Brian Souter, who donated £1 million in an effort to keep Section 28 on the statute books.
Campaign thanking EA for gay characters suspended over false signatures 13
12:14 PM — An AllOut.org campaign to support Electronic Arts over its inclusion of gay characters in two recent video games has had to be suspended following hackers' efforts to add thousands of fake signatures.
Gloucester police appeal after man bitten in anti-gay attack 9
11:32 AM — Gloucester police have released an image of a bite injury sustained by a man who was subjected to homophobic abuse in an early-morning assault.
Budapest urged to reverse Pride route refusal 5
11:13 AM — The Human Rights Watch group is calling on Hungarian authorities to reverse a decision which refused Pride organisers permission to hold a march on their chosen route in Budapest later this year.
Gay equality in presidential race policies ’6 percent higher’ after Rick Santorum exit 15
10:29 AM — Rick Santorum's decision to end his campaign seeking the Republican party's nomination to run for presidential race later this year has boosted the proportion of gay-friendly policies in race by 6 percent, according to an analysis released today.