24th July 2012
Republicans join push for marriage equality in Maine 6
10:26 PM — Twenty Republican leaders have joined a Republican group pushing for marriage equality in Maine. At a press conference yesterday, state representative Stacey Fitts explained how he changed his mind on the issue.
US: Hedge fund managers back marriage equality in four states 1
10:23 PM — Pro-Republican hedge fund managers are backing marriage equality efforts in four US states. Marriage equality campaigns in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington have received financial support from hedge fund billionaire Paul Singer and Cliff Asness, the founder of AQR Capital Management, the Financial Times reports.
Bristol Palin says son, 3, did not use anti-gay slur 22
10:20 PM — Bristol Palin has denied that her three-year-old son Tripp used a homophobic slur on her reality TV show. A clip from Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp appeared on YouTube last week and seemed to show Tripp calling his aunt a "faggot".
Marriage equality boosts New York City economy by $259m 9
10:18 PM — One year of marriage equality in New York City has brought $259 million into the economy, it was announced today. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Council Speaker Christine Quinn said today that more than 8,000 gay couples had married since the law came into action - one tenth of all marriages in the city in the last year.
Hate crime vigils organiser brings Olympic torch to Soho 6
3:30 PM — The organiser of the 17-24-30 hate crime vigils paused with his Olympic torch in Soho yesterday to remember victims of anti-gay crimes after running in the official relay in south London.
George Michael: Gays have ‘so many things to celebrate these days’ 14
2:34 PM — George Michael has said he is returning from his life-threatening bout of pneumonia last year with an upbeat album.
Police appeal over Brighton man’s death 3
1:53 PM — Police are appealing for information after the body of a 63-year-old gay man was found in Brighton.
Multi-million pound investment in HIV testing outreach announced 89
12:52 PM — Almost £8 million is being invested in driving down HIV infections and providing information to improve people’s sexual health, Public Health Minister Anne Milton announced yesterday.
Police guidance on risk of trans suspects ‘manipulating sex’ was outdated 3
12:28 PM — There were red faces at the Association of Chief Police Officers yesterday as PinkNews.co.uk quizzed officials about wording on recent guidance perceived as offensive by many in the trans community.
Trans pupil ‘had to show head Equality Act’ to wear female clothing for exam 34
12:07 PM — A trans teenager has said she had to show her headmaster a copy of the Equality Act before he would allow her to sit an exam wearing female clothing.
Nebraska: Hundreds attend candlelit vigil for lesbian after attack 12
11:36 AM — Hundreds of people have attended a vigil for the Nebraskan woman who had gay slurs carved into her skin and her home set on fire while she was bound inside it.
Sally Ride, first American woman in space, survived by female partner 17
10:21 AM — The first female American in space, Sally Ride, has died at age 61, being survived by her lesbian partner.
Brighton: Green councillor ‘accountable to God’ in equal marriage vote 140
9:41 AM — A councillor from Brighton has said she is 'accountable to God above any political party' after becoming the only member of the city council to vote against supporting civil marriage rights for gay couples.