18th April 2012
Matthew Mitcham happy to be seen as an LGBT icon 12
11:30 PM — The Australian Olympic champion, Matthew Mitcham, has said that he's happy to be seen as an icon for the LGBT community, and did not mind the attention that would be drawn to his personal life as a result.
Video: Tony Abbott’s dinner interrupted by equal marriage activists 16
11:02 PM — The Australian opposition leader, Tony Abbott, who is against equal marriage in the country, has been the target of a small group of equal marriage activists during dinner with a journalist at a restaurant.
Tennessee: ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill advances through the House 43
10:35 PM — Republicans who dominate the Tennessee Legislature have moved one step closer towards passing a bill that would interdict elementary and middle school teachers from discussing homosexuality and gender identity.
Glasgow: Muslim leaders offer ‘no compromise’ equal marriage opposition 155
6:00 PM — A group of Muslim leaders in Scotland has said marriage equality would be an "attack" on the faith and recommended voters do not back candidates who favour such a move in upcoming local elections.
Iranian cleric criticises western laws allowing ‘disgusting’ gay acts 54
5:20 PM — An Iranian cleric has described gay men and the politicians who pass laws protecting them as being 'worse than pigs and dogs'.
Anti-marriage equality MSP expelled over abuse claims returns to Holyrood 45
4:12 PM — A member of the Scottish Parliament who likened an anti-homophobia logo to a Nazi initiative and said gay relationships should not be 'in any way equal' to straight marriages has returned to parliament after being expelled from the SNP over domestic abuse claims.
Comment: The gay community, the police and the question of trust 73
3:13 PM — Stuart Ross writes that police services need to continue rebuilding confidence with the LGBT communities, and communities need to challenge police by reporting hate crime.
Canada: Man to be charged today over murder of gay rights activist
2:03 PM — A man is due to be charged with second-degree murder today following the death of a popular gay rights activist.
Archbishop of Wales: Church should acknowledge and support gay civil marriages 250
1:10 PM — The Archbishop of Wales has said his Church should acknowledge civil marriage equality for gay couples and work against an impression that it is 'uncaring and unsympathetic' and leading gay people to feel 'unwanted, unloved, and sinful'.
Video: New teaser for equal marriage ad 19
12:23 PM — A teaser video for viral advertisement to promote the Coalition for Equal Marriage and the cause of marriage equality in England and Wales has been released.
Boy Scouts of America petitioned to change gay exclusion policy 24
11:42 AM — A gay mother in Ohio has started a petition calling on the Boy Scouts of America to reverse its stance on expelling gay youths and leaders from the organisation.
One Million Moms targets gays again over catalogue kiss 45
10:20 AM — What it lacks in success, One Million Moms continues to make up for in persistence, urging supporters to boycott clothing retailer Urban Outfitters for featuring a lesbian kiss in its catalogue.