16th April 2012
Gay dean: Leak culprit should be found before new Archbishop of Canterbury appointed 22
11:42 AM — The Church of England's most senior openly gay cleric has said the source of leaked documents which cost him an appointment as Bishop of Southwark must be found before a replacement for the Archbishop of Canterbury is decided.
Michael Cashman MEP meets Northern Cyprus leaders over anti-gay law 8
10:53 AM — Last week, openly gay MEP Michael Cashman met leaders and non-governmental organisations in the northern part of Cyprus, advocating for the decriminalisation of homosexuality.
Saudi Arabia: Schools ‘ban tomboys and gays’ 51
10:17 AM — The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has reportedly banned gays and tomboys from its schools citing efforts to tackle the two 'phenomena'.
15th April 2012
Video: “Child Celebrities Opposing Kirk Cameron (CCOKC)” 42
5:06 PM — A group of former child stars have made a spoof video, called "Child Celebrities Opposing Kirk Cameron," or CCOKC, where they attack Kirk Cameron for the anti-gay comments he made during an interview with Piers Morgan on CNN.
Paul Iacono comes out as gay 17
4:27 PM — The star of MTV's now defunct show "The Hard Times of RJ Berger," Paul Iacono, has come out as gay.
Gay rights activists angry at Obama’s refusal to sign anti-discrimination order 30
3:40 PM — LGBT activists have reacted angrily to President Obama's decision not to sign an executive order that would have outlawed workplace discrimination on the grounds of sexuality and gender identity.
St. Andrews: LGBT students protest during sermon by anti-gay Cardinal O’Brien 81
2:46 PM — In addition to a silent protest that greeted Cardinal Keith O'Brien at the University of St Andrews today, some members of the university's LGBT group staged a walk-out as soon as the Cardinal began his sermon.
Lord Carey: Christians ‘vilified’ and ‘driven underground’ by British Courts 112
1:54 PM — In a written submission to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), the former archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, has said that Christians are being "vilified" by British courts and "driven underground."
14th April 2012
Deputy First Minister of Scotland handed petition against equal marriage by her own constituents 88
7:45 PM — More than 1,000 Catholic constituents of the Deputy First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, have signed a petition calling for her to oppose changing the law to allow gay couples to marry.
Mayoral hustings: Boris Johnson vows to re-enter GLA in Stonewall index, Ken Livingstone quotes Muhammed’s sermon of tolerance 213
2:50 PM — Incumbent Mayor of London Boris Johnson promised to re-enter the Greater London Authority in Stonewall's Employer Index and defended his decision not to publish an LGBT manifesto, while Ken Livingstone quoted from the last sermon of the prophet Muhammed in a bid for cultural understanding at the charity's mayoral hustings today.
13th April 2012
US gay hate-crime law leads to its first indictments 12
10:50 PM — In the first set of indictments that follows from a federal hate crime law which protects against attacks motivated by sexual orientation, two women from Kentucky have pleaded guilty to helping in the kidnap and assault of a gay man.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie give up on waiting for marriage equality and get engaged 47
10:45 PM — Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have finally decided to abandon their pledge not to marry until every couple in the United States can do the same, gay or straight. The couple had indicated that they were facing pressure from their children to formalise their relationship.
Library of Congress employee sacked after “liking” pro-gay Facebook page 19
10:17 PM — A gay auditor at the US Library of Congress, the largest library in the world, has sad that his pressing the "Like" button on a Facebook page that promoted gay adoption led to workplace harassment, discrimination, and eventually his sacking.
Russia rejects gay rights in G8 statement 48
9:22 PM — Russia has formally distanced itself from endorsing LGBT rights, even going so far as refusing to recognise such rights, in a joint statement released by G8 foreign ministers.
Analysis: The multi-million pound ‘gay divorce’ 6
5:46 PM — Brenda Long writes that though civil partners can be assured the principles of dissolution are the same as divorce, this brings its own set of issues.
Ken Livingstone publishes LGBT manifesto for London 47
5:17 PM — Ken Livingstone has published an LGBT manifesto ahead of the London mayoral election next month, promising support for London's Pride event, a zero tolerance approach to hate crime and opposition to cuts in LGBT organisations' funding.
Brighton Pride 2012 announces theme 2
3:10 PM — A public vote has decided the theme of Brighton Pride 2012 as The United Colours of Pride.
Comment: We are not just green and you are not just pink, writes Jenny Jones 11
2:36 PM — Green Party candidate Jenny Jones sets out a case for why gay and transgender Londoners should consider her in the upcoming mayoral election.
Religious groups ‘to sue mayor’ over ex-gay London bus adverts 175
1:32 PM — The groups behind the 'ex-gay' London bus adverts which were banned last night are reportedly instructing lawyers to sue the Mayor of London and advertising display agency CSBO.
Australia’s first openly gay party leader stands down 5
12:54 PM — Bob Brown, the leader of the Australian Greens has announced his resignation as his party's leader and a senator in the Canberra federal parliament.