31st August 2012
New Zealand: Churches vow not to officiate same-sex weddings 59
8:48 PM — A majority of New Zealand churches have said that they will not officiate same-sex marriages, following news that an equal marriage bill has jumped the first hurdle towards becoming law.
Stevie Wonder thinks that “some gay people are confused” about being gay 104
8:13 PM — In a recent interview, Stevie Wonder discussed Frank Ocean's recent announcement that his first love was a man, but said that he thinks men can confuse male bonding with being gay.
Malaysia: Court case challenges trans “discrimination” law 2
7:52 PM — Four trans women in Malaysia have begun action to challenge the Islamic law which forbids them from behaving and dressing like women.
Scots police diversity survey slammed as ‘waste of money’ 21
4:53 PM — A Tayside chief constable has been criticised for the cost of circulating a questionnaire asking people about their sexuality.
Los Angeles artist not to be charged for Chick-fil-A graffiti 12
3:20 PM — A Los Angeles artists who allegedly painted the words 'Tastes Like Hate' on a Chick-fil-A restaurant following the announcement that their president was against marriage equality, is not going to be criminally charged.
Gwent police to offer extra help for LGBT victims of domestic violence 6
2:31 PM — Victims of same-sex domestic abuse are to be offered extra support by police in Wales.
One Million Moms vow to get Jennifer Lopez’s new lesbian comedy-drama off air 65
12:55 PM — A pilot for Jennifer Lopez's new comedy-drama about a lesbian couple and their children which has been bought by the ABC television network has been targeted by anti-LGBT group One Million Moms.
Bill to allow lesbian women equal access to fertility services passes California senate 2
11:39 AM — The California State Senate this week voted 26 to 10 to approve a bill that ensures women in same-sex relationships - and single women - can access fertility services on the same terms as women in opposite-sex relationships.
Clint Eastwood to speak at Republican convention – despite being pro-marriage equality 17
10:56 AM — Clint Eastwood is to be guest speaker at the Republican National Convention, despite his pro-marriage equality stance which does not chime with the party's ideology.
Same-sex adoption bill drawn from ballot in New Zealand 3
10:11 AM — New Zealand's 50-year-old adoption laws are to be debated by parliament in order to potentially bring about changes that would allow same-sex couples to adopt.