11th July 2012
Canada: Toronto trans community pays tribute to leader who killed himself 3
11:45 PM — Tributes have been paid to a Canadian transgender community leader who killed himself last week. Kyle Scanlon, who was the education, training, and research coordinator at the 519 Church Street Community Centre in Toronto, died on July 3rd. Reports said he had suffered long-term chronic depression.
Video: Anti-gay American Family Association ponders Google ban 31
11:36 PM — The American Family Association is pondering whether to boycott all Google products in response to the internet giant's Legalise Love campaign. Google's campaign, unveiled at the weekend, will push for the decriminalisation of homosexuality around the world.
US: Mitt Romney tells NAACP he will fight against marriage equality 26
11:30 PM — US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told the annual NAACP convention today that he will oppose marriage equality, despite the civil rights group's board of directors endorsing the right of gay people to marry.
Glee’s Chris Colfer says he was bullied ‘every day’ at school for being gay 6
11:27 PM — Glee actor Chris Colfer has revealed he was bullied every day at school for being gay. Speaking to men's fashion website Mr Porter, Colfer said he didn't tell his parents about the harassment because his sister had a severe form of epilepsy and he didn't want to trouble them with his own problems.
South Africa: Church billboard lists homosexuality with alcoholism 20
4:43 PM — The South African Advertising Standards Authority has received a complaint over a billboard which listed homosexuality among vices and personal problems a church could help people with.
Soho: Woman ‘thrown out of bar’ over Hitler wine complaint 107
4:08 PM — A woman claims she was 'violently thrown out' of a private club in London's gay district of Soho after complaining about an image of Hitler on a wine bottle behind the bar.
Russia: Group calls for Facebook ban over gay marriage icon 53
3:35 PM — Religious activists in Russia are calling for a nationwide ban on Facebook now the social network allows gay couples to use an icon to represent their marriage.
Boy George in Twitter spat over WorldPride photos 66
2:25 PM — Boy George criticised a photographer today over a series of images of him performing at WorldPride in London this weekend.
London: Gay bookshop burgled 7
1:04 PM — London's gay bookshop Gay's the Word is currently closed after a break-in overnight saw computer equipment and its safe stolen.
Irish prime minister refuses to take view on equal marriage 17
12:15 PM — The Irish prime minister, the Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he will not be drawn into taking a position on whether marriage should be available to gay couples before a constitutional convention examines the issue.
Northern Ireland: Equal marriage campaign group launched 13
11:13 AM — A new campaigning group, Equal Marriage NI, has been launched to push for marriage equality between gay and straight couples in Northern Ireland.
Vince Cable: ‘Difficult’ to justify gay marriage ban 91
10:31 AM — Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable has said he believes the current system of civil partnerships for gay couples is 'fine', but that it is 'difficult' to justify a ban on gay civil marriages and will support plans to lift it.
Lady Gaga social network unveiled 13
9:40 AM — Bisexual pop star Lady Gaga has unveiled a new social network, LittleMonsters.com.