17th August 2012
Russian anti-gay group sues Madonna for $10m for ‘causing moral suffering’ 85
10:39 PM — A group of homophobic Russian activists have sued Madonna for $10 million after they claimed she insulted their feelings when she spoke out in favour of gay equality during last week's concert in St Petersburg.
50 Cent speaks about his ‘lesbian mother’ 21
5:49 PM — In an interview with celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, 50 Cent has spoken about growing up with a lesbian mother and how he came to understand her sexuality.
Guatemalan trans woman says she was raped in mens’ wing of Danish asylum seekers camp 66
4:40 PM — A young Guatemalan trans woman who sought asylum in Denmark says that on her arrival she was placed in the men's wing of an asylum seeker's camp and gang raped by several men who forced their way into her room.
California watchdog approves $49,000 fine for anti-marriage equality group 7
3:02 PM — A campaign watchdog agency in California yesterday approved a $49,000 fine against the campaign committee for Proposition 8.
Update: each member of LGBT-supporting feminist punk band Pussy Riot sentenced to two years in prison 86
1:21 PM — Three members of Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot have been found guilty and convicted of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred, over a their protest in a Moscow cathedral during which they performed an anti-Putin "punk prayer".
Seattle lawyers issue complaint against anti-marriage equality groups 11
12:40 PM — A Seattle law firm has filed a complaint against two anti-gay marriage groups for not declaring the source of their funding.
Appeal against century-long ban on gay pride in Moscow is refused 29
11:54 AM — Nikolay Alexeyev, founder of Moscow Gay Pride, has had his appeal against the century-long ban on the parade rejected by Moscow City Court.
Ukrainian public morality body claims Spongebob Squarepants is “gay” 39
11:10 AM — There are proposals afoot in the Ukraine to censor a number of children's television shows following a study by a conservative commission group who have deemed certain shows "a real threat" to the country's young, including Spongebob Squarepants, who was labelled "gay".
Gunman responsible for Family Research Council shooting is charged 33
10:26 AM — The gunman who opened fire at the offices of The Family Research Council (FRC) in Washington DC yesterday, whose full name is Floyd Lee Corkins II, has been charged with assault with intent to kill and interstate transportation of a firearm and ammunition.
Pressure piles on Boris over @Out4Marriage video promise 35
7:27 AM — The Mayor of London Boris Johnson is facing renewed calls to honour a commitment to record an Out4Marriage video after London Assembly Member Tom Copley submitted a formal question.
Brighton: Police seek South African in connection with gay man’s murder
12:18 AM — Sussex Police want to question Ricardo Pisano, also known as Brandon Victor Pillay, in connection with the murder of 63-year-old Michael Polding.