12th April 2012
Obama refuses to sign an anti-discrimination bill for LGBT employees 30
11:09 PM — In a move that is likely to disappoint gay rights activists and liberal supporters alike, President Obama has decided not to sign an executive order that would ban discrimination by employers with federal contracts against LGBT employees.
Australia: Equal marriage likened to incest 55
10:38 PM — A Christian opponent of marriage equality in Australia has compared homosexuality to incest, and said that people with same-sex attraction can be "cured."
Comment: The ex-gay ads prove public homophobia still remains acceptable 97
9:56 PM — The commercial agency responsible for selling advertising on London's transport system thought it fit to run a deeply offensive and homophobic ad on London buses. Does this prove again, Balaji Ravichandran asks, that homophobia remains the most accepted and acceptable form of public prejudice?
Transport for London bans ‘Some People are Ex-Gay! Get Over It’ adverts after Mayor Boris Johnson intervenes 160
6:47 PM — Transport for London has said that the 'Some People are Ex-Gay! Get Over it!' bus advertisements booked by religious groups will not be allowed to be displayed anywhere on London transport's network.
Video: Vote to decide new anti-homophobia campaign ad 17
5:07 PM — The Lesbian & Gay Foundation is appealing for votes to decide which of these eight videos it will use to promote its Enough is Enough campaign against homophobia this year.
Gay arts festival seeks submissions 6
3:30 PM — London's annual gay and transgender arts festival GFEST is looking for submissions for this year’s event.
Religious groups respond to Stonewall with ‘Ex-Gay, Get Over It’ London bus adverts 192
2:31 PM — Religious groups have responded to Stonewall's current bus advertising campaign in favour of gay equality with a campaign of their own, defending the view that gay people can become straight.
Dubai: British man jailed for three years for public gay sex 60
1:15 PM — Two men have been sentenced for three years in jail for having drunken gay sex in public in Dubai.
Council to discuss marriage and MP’s gender-neutral Shakespeare comments today 27
12:37 PM — A full house is expected today at a meeting in Margate to discuss the government’s proposals for equal marriage and the comments made by Sir Roger Gale, Thanet North's MP.
Milton Keynes to host first pride parade this year 17
12:10 PM — The Buckinghamshire town of Milton Keynes is to hold its first ever gay pride parade.
Malta: Court hears details of assault on teenage lesbian couple 2
11:21 AM — Further details of an attack against a lesbian couple in the Maltese town of Hamrun emerged at a court hearing yesterday, with a defendant reportedly head-butting one of the girls.
Two women and a man arrested in the Gambia on gay charges 18
10:23 AM — Three people have been arrested in the Gambia this week on indecency charges related to homosexuality.
Teenager’s sentence altered after anti-gay stabbing 60
9:05 AM — A London teenager who stabbed a gay man in the chest and leg has had his sentence changed from an indefinite period to a nine-year term due to his age.