16th August 2012
Sir Elton John ‘devastated’ by death of his bass guitarist 2
10:25 PM — The pop veteran says he’s "devastated and shocked" after Bob Birch was found dead, aged 56.
Library of Congress auditor sacked after ‘liking’ gay adoption Facebook page files federal lawsuit 20
5:18 PM — An auditor who says he was fired by the US Library of Congress after his boss discovered he was gay via Facebook has filed a federal lawsuit this month in a US District Court for the District of Columbia.
Slovakian opposition party proposes legislation for registered same-sex couples 3
4:08 PM — The opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party of Slovakia have announced plans to submit a bill to next month's parliamentary session that would partially make the registered partnerships of LGBT couples equal with those of married heterosexual couples.
American politician makes history by becoming Florida’s first out gay legislator 2
3:17 PM — David Richardson has become the first openly gay legislator of Florida. The 55-year-old forensic accountant said he was comfortable having made Florida history on election night.
Opinion: What impact will extra compulsory school sport have on LGBT pupils? 91
1:13 PM — Writing for Pinknews.co.uk, former school governor and Surrey councillor Chris Ward ponders on what the government's new drive for competitive sport in the classroom means for LGBT students currently suffering from homophobic bullying.
Homophobic Cheerio-burning man dies of heart-attack 35
12:31 PM — Michael Leisner, whose homophobic protest against food giant General Mills and their pro-marriage equality stance resulted in a viral video, died on Saturday after suffering a heart attack.
Public debate about marriage equality to be held among Pacific communities in New Zealand 17
11:32 AM — Pacific leaders in Auckland, New Zealand say it is necessary for their communities to hold a public debate on the country's marriage equality bill to quell fears that it will cause conflict with Pacific churches and undermine "traditional values".
Nepalese LGBT rights group condemn ‘brazen thuggery’ of ‘biased and malicious’ TV programme 15
10:58 AM — The Blue Diamond Society (BDS), Nepal’s leading LGBT rights organisation, have issued a statement condemning "a biased and maliciious" news report about their activities, which was screened on a national television station this week.
Shooting in Baltimore leaves one gay man dead and another in a coma 26
9:42 AM — Police in Baltimore are investigating a shooting which left a gay photographer dead and an LGBT community activist in a coma.
Police: Gunman who opened fire at Family Research Council criticised the anti-gay group 158
12:43 AM — A man arrested over the shooting and wounding of a security guard at the headquarters of the anti-gay Christian lobby group the Family Research Council made a negative comment about the group before opening fire, a police official has said.