6th June 2012
Ireland: Bid to overturn laws prohibiting gay marriages welcomed 29
12:12 PM — A new legal challenge has been launched in Ireland to test the country's legislation which currently prohibits gay marriages from taking place.
5th June 2012
Canadian porn star ‘who cannibalised his male lover’ arrested in Berlin 41
6:59 PM — A bisexual porn star who was the subject of an international manhunt for cannibalising his male lover has been arrested in Berlin, and is set to be deported to his native Canada.
Utah: Mormons march in their hundreds at gay pride parade 42
5:28 PM — Almost three hundred members of the Mormon Church, all of whom define themselves as straight, joined the gay pride march in Salt Lake City, Utah, in order to show their support for gay rights.
Reform Jewish Rabbi welcomes Conservative equal marriage progress 1
2:58 PM — A senior US Reform rabbi has welcomed progress from the Conservative faction of American Judaism after it approved guidelines for performing same-sex weddings last week.
New Irish human rights legislation for LGBT people 46
2:33 PM — Same-sex civil marriage and protection for LGBT students in schools are just two of the positive steps which may result from new legislation published in Ireland today.
Dutch minister stops gay ‘cure’ therapy health insurance 24
1:29 PM — Gay 'cure' therapy will no longer be available in the basic health insurance package in the Netherlands, Dutch Health Minister Edith Schippers announced today.
Janet Jackson calls to ‘stop the hate’ towards transgender people in new documentary 15
11:32 AM — Janet Jackson is set to become the executive producer of a documentary covering the lives and struggles of transgender people around the world.
4th June 2012
Vatican criticises a pro-gay book by US nun 34
11:14 PM — The Vatican has criticised sharply a 2005 book by a US theologian and nun on sexual ethics, where she defends gay rights and equal marriage.
Bishop of Shrewsbury attacks equal marriage as being anti-family 206
9:57 PM — The Roman Catholic Bishop of Shrewsbury has launched a sharply-worded attack against equal marriage, demanding that MPs work to keep what he described as the traditional definition of marriage.
Video: Michelle Obama proud to support marriage equality 18
9:26 PM — Nearly a month after US President Barack Obama came out in support of equal marriage, the First Lady, Michelle Obama, has spoken of her support for the right of gay couples to marry, while answering questions from her Twitter follows.
3rd June 2012
Birmingham Pride unveils the Gay Rhino 24
9:18 PM — Thousands of people attended a weekend of celebrations to mark Birmingham Pride, which saw the unveiling of the lavish rhinestone sculpture, nicknamed the Gay Rhino.
Facebook, Grey’s Anatomy honoured at the final leg of GLAAD media awards 1
8:36 PM — The social networking website Facebook, the TV series Grey's Anatomy, and the website Huffington Post were among those honoured at the final leg of the 23rd annual Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards.
Video: Jason Alexander apologises for ‘gay cricket’ comment 38
8:20 PM — Jason Alexander, former star of Seinfeld, has apologised after he made comments on Craig Ferguson's The Late Late Show which were deemed homophobic by gay rights activists and LGBT blogs.
Scottish sport is steeped in homophobia, report says 165
6:30 PM — Homophobic bullying is rife in Scottish sports, from grassroots to elite levels, with the government taking 'little or no specific action' to tackle anti-gay prejudices, according to a scathing report released today.
Video: Australian celebrities launch a high-profile campaign for equal marriage 10
5:37 PM — As the Out4Marriage campaign gathers momentum in the UK, celebrities in Australia have lent their voices to a high-profile equal marriage campaign, launched today.
Poland and Latvia host gay pride marches 17
12:56 AM — Hundreds of gay and trans men and women, together with their supporters, marched through the capitals of Poland and Latvia today, demanding greater acceptance and rights in their respective societies, where they still face high levels of homophobia and transphobia.
JC Penney releases another pro-gay ad for Father’s Day 41
12:13 AM — Partly in celebration of Father's Day, and partly in response to the criticisms it received for releasing a pro-gay ad featuring a lesbian couple, the US clothing retailer JC Penney has released another pro-gay ad, this time featuring two dads.
2nd June 2012
US: Conservative Judaism approves equal marriage 18
11:49 PM — The Conservative faction of American Judaism has formally come out in support of equal marriage, nearly six years after lifting a ban on ordaining gay men and women as rabbis.
1st June 2012
Target Corp. releases gay pride t-shirts, angers anti-gay groups 23
10:12 PM — US retail giant, Target, has begun selling gay pride t-shirts on its website in order to raise money for a pro-equality group, earning thus the wrath of anti-gay groups around the country.
Green Lantern is to be reintroduced as a gay man 107
9:25 PM — One of the oldest and most established characters in DC Comics, Green Lantern, will be revealed as gay in the forthcoming title, it has been confirmed.