29th August 2012
Northern Ireland: Peer who compared homosexuality to bestiality quits 33
2:18 AM — An Ulster Unionist Party peer has stepped down after making comments describing gay marriage as "deviant", and describing a Gay Pride march though Belfast as "offensive".
28th August 2012
Bill O’Reilly defends claim that pedophilia is a “homosexual problem” 23
7:28 PM — A political commentator on Fox News has been criticised for defending an anti-gay rights lobby group who have made claims that there are connections between homosexuality and pedophilia.
Gay couple sue airline after dildo taped to top of their luggage and displayed on baggage carousel 79
5:19 PM — A gay couple from Virginia is suing Houston-based United/Continental Airlines after baggage handlers allegedly removed a sex toy from one of their checked bags, leaving on show before it went back on the carousel.
Spoof Todd Akin article that claims ‘homosexuality can be cured by breastfeeding’ outrages Twitter 15
4:41 PM — An article on satirical American website The Daily Currant which claimed that a republican senate nominee said breast milk can cure homosexuality has outraged thousands on Twitter, despite its being a spoof.
Maryland marriage equality fundraiser to be held in New York City next month 2
3:59 PM — A star-studded fundraiser for Maryland's marriage equality law is to be held in New York City next month.
Lesbian doctor is first openly gay president of the Canadian Medical Association 14
2:54 PM — The Canadian Medical Association has its first openly gay president.
Australian Football league launches major anti-homophobia drive 6
1:05 PM — The Australian Football League (AFL) has "declared war" on homophobia in a new initiative.
Danish Prime Minister denies fresh rumours that her husband is gay 30
12:16 PM — Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt has again dismissed claims about the sexuality of her husband, the son of Neil Kinnock.
The adventure continues with New Super Mario Bros. 2
11:38 AM — He’s been in our lives for almost three decades – and this year everyone’s favourite hero is back. Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL users have an all new adventure to enjoy now that New Super Mario Bros 2 is in stores, but how did our hero and his friends get to be such an important part of the gaming world?
Pennsylvania: Congressional nominee changes mind on marriage equality 4
11:18 AM — The Democratic nominee for a congressional seat in Pennsylvania has this week reversed his opposition to marriage equality.
Prop 8 contributor and church youth leader indicted on child abuse charges 18
10:47 AM — A church youth leader in California who donated money to the anti-marriage equality Proposition 8 campaign has been indicted on charges of child molestation.
27th August 2012
Update: Anti-gay former school teacher arrested after admitting sexually abusing children
10:49 PM — Police have appealed for more victims to come forward after a 52-year-old man in California was arrested following an admission that he sexually abused numerous children since the early 1980s.
Newcastle: Cabaret star living in fear after homophobic robbery 12
9:59 PM — A cabaret performer has spoken out about how he lived in fear for months, after being attacked and robbed by a man he met on a night out after work.
Supporters of deportee protest immigration office 4
8:55 PM — A group of people opposed to the deportation of a Mexican man from Detroit, gathered outside a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement office today to protest in favour of his release.
Nepal: Religious leaders remain silent over legalisation of LGBT rights 18
2:47 PM — A gay lawmaker in Nepal has said that not a single religious group has made a complaint following a decision by the government to grant equal rights to LGBT citizens.
X Factor contestant’s mum “feels cool” that her daughter is gay 4
2:10 PM — An X Factor contestant has spoken out about being a lesbian, her mother's acceptance, and that her grandad only found out that she was gay by using Google.
Parents of suicide teenager leave church over anti-gay teachings 51
1:41 PM — The parents of Tyler Clementi, who committed suicide in 2010 after finding out that his roommate had filmed a sexual encounter he had, have left their church due to its views on gay rights.
Students lobby Christian Labour MP over equal marriage 29
12:41 PM — The LGBT Society at the University of Huddersfield recently met with Barry Sheerman MP, a devout Christian for an informal discussion.
26th August 2012
Catholic Cardinal calls for objective debate over gay marriage and abortion 51
9:06 PM — An Irish Catholic Cardinal has called for a calm and reasoned debate over gay marriage and abortion, but said the church was not prepared to move their position on the latter.
Snoop Dogg: Hip Hop is ready to accept openly gay rappers 7
8:39 PM — Rapper, Snoop Dogg, has spoken out to say that the world of Hip Hop music is ready to accept a gay rapper, following Frank Ocean's recent announcement that he had been in love with a man.