17th July 2012
US: George W Bush and Hillary Clinton to attend HIV conference 3
11:17 PM — US secretary of state Hillary Clinton and former president George W Bush are expected to attend an HIV conference in Washington this week.
Chick-Fil-A chief confirms company is opposed to equal marriage 46
11:15 PM — The chief operating officer of US fast food chain Chick-Fil-A has confirmed that his company is against equal marriage rights for gay people. Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press that the company was "guilty as charged", when asked about its perceived opposition to equal marriage.
California: Anti-gay groups fail to win vote on Fair Education Act 8
11:12 PM — A coalition of anti-gay groups has failed to secure enough support for a referendum on California's Fair Education Act. Anti-gay campaigners announced yesterday that they did not collect enough signatures for a vote on the pro-LGBT law in November.
US: Boy Scouts will keep ban on gay people 32
11:10 PM — The Boy Scouts of America has announced it will retain its ban on gay members, volunteers and staff. Since 1991, it has stated that homosexuality is inconsistent with the Scout Oath.
No further action against councillor who compared gay marriage with bestiality 13
5:50 PM — No disciplinary action is to be taken against a Conservative party local councillor who compared the government's proposals to legalise gay marriage with legalised bestiality.
Updated: Scottish government fails to reach equal marriage decision 191
4:45 PM — The Scottish government has not reached a decision today on whether to pursue marriage equality for gay couples, frustrating advocates of the move.
China: Dictionary in dispute over gay omission 4
4:01 PM — Dictionary writers in China have been criticised for leaving a word popular among the gay community out of a new edition.
Sweden: Trans asylum seeker’s partner to be deported to Russia 9
2:53 PM — Russian trans asylum seeker, Lita, who is currently in hiding somewhere in Sweden, narrowly escaped being caught last week. But her partner and boyfriend Anton was apprehended by police and is now in deportation prison in Flen, from where he will shortly be removed to Russia.
Liverpool: Mayoral candidate to sue police for flying rainbow flag 36
1:53 PM — A man who recently lost a bid to be Liverpool's mayor has said he will sue the city's police force for flying the rainbow flag for IDAHO.
US approval of drug for HIV prevention welcomed cautiously in UK 35
1:02 PM — The decision by US authorities to approve the anti-retroviral drug Truvada for groups at risk of contracting HIV has been cautiously welcomed in the UK.
York Pride wins bid for rainbow flag over Mansion House 6
12:24 PM — A rainbow flag will fly above the Lord Mayor's residence in York after a motion to block the move was defeated by a large majority yesterday.
Scotland: Government decision on marriage expected today 78
11:42 AM — The Scottish government is expected to make a decision later today about whether to bring forward legislation which would allow gay couples to marry when it publishes details of a public consultation today.
Comment: With rare political consensus, Scotland should be next to let gay couples marry 22
10:47 AM — Labour MP for Glasgow North East Willie Bain says equal marriage will ensure LGBT couples are no longer 'separate but equal', but warns that inequality and homophobia will still exist in Scotland.