23rd August 2012
Hugh Hefner announces support for equal marriage 13
9:18 PM — The publishing veteran is adamant that denying same-sex couples the right to marriage is a basic infringement of their human rights.
Gay people biggest threat to Germany after euro crisis – says politician 84
8:23 PM — A senior member of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats Union (CDU) party has ignited a storm of controversy after saying the country’s future “lies in the hands of families [and] not in same-sex partnerships.”
‘Too horny’ anti-gay US Christian fundamentalist convicted of masturbating by a children’s playground 46
6:17 PM — US Christian fundamentalist Rev. Grant Storms, a well known anti-gay protestor has been convicted on one count of committing an obscenity following his arrest last year for masturbating in a public park by a children's playground.
Psychological tests for trans pilots in US is abandoned owing to a one-woman campaign 5
5:16 PM — Psychological testing for trans people who wish to become pilots has been abandoned after one woman sustained a three-year campaign.
South African pastor blames gay men, lesbians and feminists for ‘culture of death’ 41
2:53 PM — Pastor Errol Naidoo of South Africa’s Family Policy Institute has blamed the LGBT community for creating a "culture of death" that led, among other things, to the Marikana mine massacre.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son joins up with Born This Way Foundation 12
1:36 PM — The son of Arnold Schwarzenegger has joined the ranks of supporters of Lady Gaga’s BornThis Way Foundation.
Bishop of Buckingham: ‘Church should get its head around gay relationships and be @Out4Marriage’ 68
1:04 PM — The Bishop of Buckingham has become the most senior member of the Church of England to join the Out4Marriage campaign to introduce equal same-sex marriage in the UK. But a spokesman for the Church says that his message of equality is not the official view of the Church of England.
Northern Ireland: Retired Church of Ireland cleric backs calls for marriage equality to be legalised 10
12:33 PM — A retired senior Church of Ireland cleric has called for marriage equality to be made legal.
Gay-Straight Alliance sue California school over sex abstinence drive 5
12:00 PM — A united group of parents, doctors and the Gay-Straight Alliance Network are suing the Clovis Unified School District in California over a sex education drive championing abstinence until marriage.
Republican amendments to marriage equality rejected 17
10:21 AM — Two Republican Party delegates had their suggestions on amending the party's official position on marriage equality rejected this week.