19th July 2012
Chick-fil-A answers to criticism over gay rights 37
11:33 PM — US fast food store Chick-fil-A has released a statement after its chief operating officer declared the company was against marriage equality. On Monday, Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press that the company was “guilty as charged”, when asked about its perceived opposition to equal marriage.
US: Judge says Colorado State Patrol has ‘anti-gay culture’ 7
11:30 PM — A state administrative law judge in Colorado has delivered a scathing judgment on the State Patrol for having an "anti-gay culture".
14 openly gay and lesbian athletes to compete in London Olympics 47
11:29 PM — At least 14 out gay and lesbian athletes will be competing in London's Olympic Games. According to OutSports.com, which published the list, statistics suggest that there are many more gay or lesbian competitors.
Video: Warren Beatty’s transgender son speaks out 10
11:26 PM — The transgender son of actors Warren Beatty and Annette Bening has spoken about his life and experiences. Stephen Beatty, 20, who was born physically female, began transition at the age of 14. He has made a video for WeHappyTrans.com.
EU backs exhibition at new Pride House for London Olympics 1
5:29 PM — The European Union has pledged financial support for an exhibition on pioneering gay sport figures at the newly-resurrected Pride House 2012.
Ireland: Two years since civil partnerships law passage marked 29
4:41 PM — The two-year anniversary of the day on which Ireland's civil partnerships system was signed into law by the country's president has been marked with a call for marriage equality.
Man donates Olympic torch for anti-homophobia theatre workshops 2
3:14 PM — An Olympic torch-bearer from Oldham has donated his torch to the gay Pink Triangle Theatre he co-founded for use in its workshops tackling homophobia in schools.
New York: Council speaker criticises carriage driver’s anti-gay and racist comments 13
2:35 PM — New York City Council speaker Christine Quinn, an openly gay woman, has condemned an anti-gay, racist series of remarks by a horse-drawn carriage driver but backed the practice of keeping horses on the city streets.
France: Concern as senate approves protections for ‘sexual’ not ‘gender’ identity 12
1:09 PM — Hopes that the election of a Socialist President and Assembly might usher in a new era of inclusivity in France took a blow last week, as Socialist Senators faced up to a first opportunity to legislate protections for the country’s trans minority but declined to do so.
Scotland ‘needs faith opt-out from Westminster’ for equal marriage 192
12:07 PM — The Scottish government will 'need' clarification of the UK-wide Equality Act to ensure religious celebrants are not forced to conduct gay weddings against their will, according to a leaked email.
US: Hangover actor abandons anti-gay Chick-Fil-A 9
11:57 AM — A star of the Hangover films and the Office sitcom, Ed Helms, says he will boycott fast food group Chick-Fil-A over its multi-million dollar support for gay marriage opponents.
Russian embassy alerts parents to ‘gay families’ at British summer schools 62
10:06 AM — The Russian embassy in London says it has received complaints from parents sending their children to UK summer schools where they have encountered, among other problems, 'families of homosexuals'.