22nd May 2012
Kuwait: Mass arrest of people accused of “vice” and “immorality” 37
4:43 PM — Kuwaiti media organisations report that 149 were arrested this weekend for “immoral” behaviour, including four gay men and two transgender women.
Croatia may introduce civil partnerships for gay couples 29
4:18 PM — Croatia may introduce legislations to allow same-sex couples to form domestic partnerships, and also to recognise marriages between members of the same-sex performed elsewhere.
Anti-paedophile vigilante who murdered gay man jailed for 18 years 50
3:35 PM — An anti-paedophile vigilante, who murdered a gay man whom he wrongly believed to be a child molester, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison, and told that he may never be released therefrom.
Advertising Standards Authority accused of bias over Lord Smith’s @Out4Marriage video 47
2:54 PM — The anti-equality group, Coalition for Marriage (C4M) and the religious blogger, Archbishop Cranmer, have accused the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) of bias, after its chairman, Lord Smith, recorded and released a video for the @Out4Marriage Campaign, which asks people who support marriage equality to record and disseminate their message on YouTube.
Video: Lady Gaga kisses Marge Simpson 11
1:59 PM — US pop-star and gay-rights campaigner Lady Gaga has shared an on-screen kiss with Marge Simpson, in the latest episode of the longest running cartoon-sitcom on television.
Video: North Carolina Pastor calls for the death of gay and lesbian people 226
11:59 AM — A pastor from North Carolina has been recorded, in opposing President Obama's endorsement of equal marriage, calling for gay men and lesbians to be put in an electrified penitentiary and be ultimately killed off.
War erupts between India’s cricket chief and his gay son 34
11:28 AM — The gay son of India's cricket chief tells Indian newspapers that his father is using his political influence to torture him and his partner, and that this was now 'a fight to the finish.'
Gay couples and women over 40 to receive fertility treatment through NHS 11
10:40 AM — Same-sex couples and women over 40 will be entitled to free in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment through the National Health Service (NHS), for the first time according to guidelines to be published today.