1st August 2012
Olympics accused of lack of action against discrimination ahead of LGBT sports event 21
10:50 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has once again called on the International Olympic Committee to take decisive action against homophobic and transphobic discrimination, ahead of an LGBT sports event planned for this Saturday.
Bid to decriminalise gay acts in Northern Cyprus at European court 11
6:00 PM — The European Court of Human Rights has registered a case to decriminalise homosexuality in Northern Cyprus, the last place in the Council of Europe where being gay is a criminal offence.
Stonewall dismisses rumour Ken Livingstone was nominated for homophobe award 30
5:28 PM — Stonewall's chief executive has denied former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone and a gay Catholic opposed to equal marriage rights are contenders for this year's Bigot of the Year award.
Call for policing guidance after Tom Daley gay hate and death threat tweets 51
4:53 PM — Following threatening and anti-gay tweets sent to young British diver Tom Daley, police have said they are currently forced to 'make it up as they go along' in Twitter abuse cases, as the 17-year-old behind the original message received anti-gay abuse from the public.
Gotye addresses trans ‘hoax’ 6
3:20 PM — Belgian-Australian musician Gotye has addressed rumours he is transgender, describing them as part of a 'hoax' but explicitly declining to deny them.
Lord Mayor of Belfast first DUP representative to attend Pride event 35
2:16 PM — The Lord Mayor of Belfast, a councillor for the Democratic Unionist Party whose members have made numerous anti-gay comments in recent years, has attended a Pride event in the city.
New Zealand: Equal marriage bill ‘likely to pass first reading’ 19
1:30 PM — A member's bill selected for a vote in the New Zealand parliament reportedly has enough support from MPs to pass its first reading.
Connecticut federal court finds DOMA unconstitutional 7
12:52 PM — A US federal court in Connecticut has become the latest to find the Defense of Marriage Act, which forbids recognition of gay marriages at the national level, unconstitutional.
US: Supreme Court asked to hear Proposition 8 appeal 26
11:14 AM — Proponents of Proposition 8, the voter-approved ban on gay marriages in the US state of California, have asked the Supreme Court to overturn two lower judgements that it was unconstitutional.
Author and essayist Gore Vidal dies aged 86 33
10:08 AM — American author and political commentator Gore Vidal has died aged 86 at his home in Los Angeles.