9th April 2012
Study: Homophobes probably harbour same-sex attraction 187
12:02 AM — The claim that homophobic people are in secret attracted to members of their own sex, though they refuse to admit as much, will receive support from a series of psychological studies to be published later this month.
8th April 2012
Sunday Times disagrees with sister paper The Times over allowing gay couples to marry 46
9:48 PM — The Times made waves last month with a series of editorials backing the Government's plans for the introduction of civil marriage equality. But its sister newspaper The Sunday Times today backed the gay former Labour cabinet minister Ben Bradshaw saying that same sex marriage is "unnecessary".
Update: Investigation suggests serious flaws in the Coalition For Marriage petition 168
8:30 PM — PinkNews.co.uk's Edmund Broch explores how accurate the reliable the system is that appears to suggest that the Coalition for Marriage has amassed 400,000 signatures in opposition to the Government's plans to allow gay couples to marry and asks 'do their numbers add up?'
Anti-gay MSP Bill Walker expelled from SNP over abuse claims 31
6:18 PM — Bill Walker, the member of the Scottish Parliament who once compared gay rights campaigners to Nazis, and has been an outspoken opponent of government proposals for marriage equality, has been expelled from Scottish National Party (SNP) over allegations of domestic abuse.
Comment: The time is now to take action for equal marriage! 72
1:35 PM — Have you heard the news? Coalition for Marriage (C4M) has collected over 400,000 signatures for its petition to keep a restricted and homophobic (yes, homophobic) definition of marriage. Apparently, it is an institution only heterosexuals can and should enjoy. Meanwhile, how is the other camp, the Coalition for Equal Marriage (C4EM) doing? Merely a tenth of that number.
Comment: Why do so many gay guys not ‘do’ relationships? 213
12:39 PM — Ethan Bourne wonders why it is that he finds so many gay guys just don't want to be in conventional relationship. "It’s just not quite right", "I’m just not in the right place for a relationship", "In all honesty, I don’t actually ‘do’ relationships". I’m sure you’ve heard all the excuses under the sun, just as I have, but after having a conversation with a guy this week, it’s genuinely got me thinking whether we’re just pre-disposed not to want a relationship and whether gays are actually capable of one.
7th April 2012
Australia: Opposition leader’s sister confirms lesbian relationship 24
10:19 PM — Tony Abbott, the Opposition leader in Australia, has commended the bravery of his sister in publicly affirming her same-sex relationship, but has said that it will not shift his stance on equal marriage.
Video: Mormon students make “It Gets Better” video 30
8:53 PM — Twenty-two students at the Brigham Young University in US, owned and run by the Mormon church, have made a video for the It Gets Better project, where they talk about reconciling faith and sexuality.
New York: Catholic official quits over archdiocese’s anti-gay stance 23
8:17 PM — Joseph Amodeo, an official affiliated with the New York Roman Catholic archdiocese, has quit the junior board of Catholic Charities over a heterosexuals-only policy implemented by the church for homeless people, the Associated Press reports.
PinkNews.co.uk to host interactive Mayor of London debates 86
3:34 PM — Building on the huge popularity of our ‘Ask the Leaders’ feature during the General Election 2010, PinkNews.co.uk is to allow LGBT voters in London to quiz the leading candidates to become Mayor of London live in an interactive debate.
6th April 2012
Buenos Aires may allow foreign gay couples to marry in the city 70
11:03 PM — Argentina, which extended the definition of marriage in 2010 to include same-sex couples, and was the first country in Latin America to do so, may make it legal for gay foreigners to get married on their soil, and in Buenos Aires, in particular.
Study: Majority of US Latinos accepting of gay people 24
10:34 PM — A study released yesterday by the Pew Hispanic Center has found that 59 per cent of US Latinos think that society should be accepting of homosexuality, while this figure climbs nine per cent higher with second generation Hispanics.
Maryland court hears lesbian divorce case
10:07 PM — A lesbian couple who were married in California are petitioning for divorce at a high court in Maryland, where same-sex weddings are not recognised, for the second time, after their first petition was thrown out two years ago.
Actors’ union launches initiative to support LGBT actors coming out 20
9:36 PM — Following a revelation that only 57% of gay actors felt that they could be open about their sexuality with their agents, the actors' union Equity has launched a new initiative to support those LGBT actors who choose to come out.
Gay couple to use White House Easter event to confront Obama 6
5:14 PM — A gay couple plan to ask President Obama to sign an executive order banning workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation at Monday’s annual Easter Egg roll, which takes place on the White House lawn.
Italian Catholic group calls for boycott of new gay-themed film 36
4:16 PM — A Catholic political group in Italy, calling themselves the Militia Christi, are calling for a boycott of a new gay-themed film.
Mr Gay World finals take place this weekend in Johannesburg 2
3:14 PM — The 2012 Mr Gay World competition is to be held at Gold Reef City in Johannesburg, South Africa, this Sunday, but some of the African competitors will be absent or participating apprehensively.
Australian faith leaders declare support for gay couples marrying 15
1:34 PM — Twenty Australian faith leaders have signed a letter urging citizens of the country to declare their support for same sex-marriage to two federal parliamentary inquiries on the issue.
Israeli committee to recommend legal surrogacy for gay couples 2
12:50 PM — As a result of a gay couple's appeal to the High Court of Justice in Israel, a public committee which regulates issues around fertility and childbirth in Israel is to recommend changing current legislation on adoption, which excludes gay couples.
Possible gay link to death of French academic in New York 15
12:16 PM — A married Parisian academic who was found dead in his Manhattan hotel room on Tuesday this week is said to have been using gay hook-up websites on his laptop prior to his death.