21st May 2012
Zimbabwe rejects gay rights, says gay people will be imprisoned 61
8:44 PM — After meeting with the UN human rights chief, the justice minister of Zimbabwe vowed not to recognise any gay rights, and also rejected allegations that the country has state-sponsored violence.
Bisexual councillor in Thanet fears ‘hate campaign’ 11
8:08 PM — A bisexual councillor in Kent has said that he may be the target of a homophobic campaign, after receiving a hostile voicemail message, the BBC reports.
Dharun Ravi sentenced to 30 days over filming roommate’s gay kiss 113
7:50 PM — A US student who was convicted of using a webcam to secretly film his room-mate sharing a gay kiss, who eventually committed suicide, has been sentenced to 30 days in prison.
MEPs support ‘free speech’ after Kiev pride violence 12
6:29 PM — Members of the European Parliament are concerned about the number of gay pride marches being cancelled or banned across Europe due to homophobic violence or laws criminalising public support for LGBT rights.
Azerbaijan accuses Iran of slander over Eurovision gay pride rumours 22
5:43 PM — Azerbaijan has accused neighbouring country Iran of slander after claims that Baku would host a gay pride march to coincide with this week’s Eurovision song contest.
DC Comics superhero to come out as ‘prominent’ gay character 87
4:35 PM — A major DC Comics character is likely to come out as lesbian, gay or bisexual in the not too distant future.
Video: Lord Chris Smith comes @Out4Marriage – without marriage we are ‘not going to be equal’ 7
3:32 PM — Labour life peer and chairman of the Advertising Standards Authority, Lord Chris Smith, is standing in solidarity with the ever-growing list of people who have filmed a video for the Out4Marriage Campaign.
First transgender ‘Miss Universe Canada’ pageant contestant misses out on title 94
2:37 PM — The first ever transgender contestant to compete in the Miss Universe Canada pageant has lost her bid to win the title after strutting the runway this weekend.
Homophobic attack in Worcestershire may threaten Rainbow Picnic celebrations 17
1:24 PM — A teenager was the victim of an unprovoked homophobic attack over the weekend after a night out in Worcester city centre.
London music teacher nominated for ‘Teacher of the Year’ award after LGBT campaigning 14
12:29 PM — A London music teacher has been nominated for Teacher of the Year in the 2012 Times Educational Supplement (TES) Schools Awards.
Lady Gaga ‘Born This Way Ball’ goes ahead in Philippines despite religious protests 18
10:39 AM — Controversial bisexual star Lady Gaga has confirmed her concerts will go ahead on Monday and Tuesday night in the Philippines, despite protests from conservative Muslim and Christian groups.