21st August 2012
‘Gay Hate Day’ taking place in Cameroon today 54
12:15 PM — African human rights campaigners and leaders are uniting to denounce a 'Gay Hate Day' taking place today in Cameroon.
New Zealand’s Minister of Justice comes out in support of marriage equality and other LGBT rights 20
11:02 AM — The New Zealand Minister of Justice, who previously voted against the country's civil union legislation, has now come out in favour of marriage equality, same-sex couples adopting and legal recognition of gender identity for trans people.
Head of Taiwan’s Centre for Disease Control says marriage equality will help prevent spread of STDs 23
10:23 AM — The deputy director-general of Taiwan's Centres for Disease Control (CDC) is the first first senior official in the country to publicly come out in support of marriage equality.
Rosie O’Donnell’s poem reveals she has suffered a heart attack 4
12:23 AM — Talkshow host Rosie O'Donnell has written a poem where she reveals that she suffered from a heart attack after she helped a large woman out of a car.
20th August 2012
Downton Abbey’s gay footman to get featured storyline in new series 15
5:41 PM — Rob James-Collier, who plays Thomas the footman in Downton Abbey, has said that his character's sexuality is further explored in the new series, having taken a back seat in the previous one.
United Church of Canada elects first openly gay moderator in historic vote 18
4:32 PM — The United Church of Canada elected its first openly gay moderator this week.
Essex landlord forced by council to remove gay pride flags from pub 63
3:25 PM — A pub in Essex has been forced to take down rainbow pride flags after complaints from villagers.
Poll suggests churchgoers less likely to vote Tory in light of PM’s support for marriage equality 34
2:23 PM — A new poll suggests that many churchgoers in the UK are increasingly unlikely to vote Tory owing to David Cameron's promise to legalise marriage equality prior to the next election.
Video: Boris Johnson comes @Out4Marriage and says marriage is a ‘happy state’ 53
1:31 PM — The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has become the most high-profile Tory in the country to release a video message in support of the global campaign for equal marriage.
Millionaire’s will says gay son must marry a woman or lose inheritance 36
1:11 PM — A Manhattan Criminal Court Judge is trying to overturn his father's will because it states says he must marry the mother of his child - despite the fact she acted as a surrogate for him and his husband.
Shetland youth politicians promote marriage equality in schools 9
12:16 PM — Youth politicians in the Shetland Isles are actively promoting the Love Equally campaign alongside the rest of the Scottish Youth Parliament.
Ulster councillor withdraws ‘gay disease’ remark 38
11:32 AM — An Ulster Unionist councillor has taken back a series of comments he made in which he compared homosexuality variously to a “disease” and a "disability" during a debate on marriage equality.
Warner Bros shelves Alan Turing biopic 39
11:00 AM — Warner Bros. have abandoned pre-production on a new Alan Turing biopic.
Australian Greens concerned over too-early vote on marriage equality bill 11
10:09 AM — The Australian Green Party have voiced their concerns over the government attempting to bring an early vote on the marriage equality bill in an attempt to clear it off the political agenda.
19th August 2012
Cardinal snubs Scottish government over equal marriage 102
1:57 PM — Britain's most senior Roman Catholic has moved to further isolate himself with Alex Salmond’s government after suspending direct communication over the issue of equal marriage.
18th August 2012
Radio 1’s Grimmy confirms he’s gay and would like to date Frank Ocean 64
2:12 PM — Nick Grimshaw, the new host of Radio 1’s flagship breakfast show, has spoken about his sexuality for the first time in an in-depth interview to the Guardian newspaper.
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.