24th August 2012
Madonna forgives Elton John after ‘stripper’ jibe 21
9:03 PM — Madonna says she knows that Sir Elton John is a fan even though he called her a "fairground stripper".
Zimbabwe: Police in Harare close down GALZ offices 21
5:40 PM — Police in Harare have finally pressed charges against Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) and closed down their office.
Justin Hawkins of The Darkness says he likes to ‘connect’ with gay audiences 5
5:04 PM — The frontman of metal-parody band The Darkness has said he likes to "connect" with gay audiences.
Minnesota: Politician gives in and steps down after gay sex scandal 15
3:40 PM — A 56-year-old Minnesota Democrat who had a sexual encounter with a minor he met online has dropped his re-election bid.
LGBT centre in Lancashire awarded £450,000 4
2:00 PM — An LGBT project in Lancashire has been awarded £450,000 by the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund.
Bulgaria: Hackers use gay pop singer’s video to attack Russian court’s website 9
1:08 PM — Unidentified hackers attacked the website of the Moscow-based court who sentenced Pussy Riot last week by posting on it a video by Azis, a gay Bulgarian Romani pop singer.
Talk show host Geraldo Rivera suggests US Homeland Security is staffed by a ‘lesbian cabal’ 31
12:15 PM — Fox News and US chat show host Geraldo Rivera suggested on a TV debate earlier this week that the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was becoming "some kind of lesbian cabal".
Manchester Pride to send message of solidarity to St Petersburg 13
11:14 AM — The thousands who attend Manchester Pride this weekend are being urged to use the event to send a message of solidarity to LGBT people in St Petersburg.
Opponents of marriage equality gather to protest Scottish government’s legislation plans 47
10:29 AM — A cabinet meeting hosted by the Scottish leadership at Renfrew Town Hall yesterday drew a crowd of around 200 people protesting against their government's plans for marriage equality.
British singer comes out as bisexual and says “everyone is gay” 15
1:34 AM — British singer/songwriter, Neon Hitch, has come out as bisexual in an interview in which she discusses her mother, living with Amy Winehouse and a "wonderful" night she shared with an unnamed woman.
Vermont resort settles lawsuit brought after refusing to host lesbian wedding reception 5
12:50 AM — A settlement, including no longer being allowed to host wedding receptions, has been reached by a venue which refused to host a wedding party for a lesbian couples' wedding because of the owners' Catholic beliefs.
James Franco set to star in and produce gay-art film “James Franco’s Cruising” 6
12:18 AM — James Franco has teamed up with a gay art-porn director to produce and star in an indie film which re-imagines footage lost from the film "Cruising" which starred Al Pacino.