10th September 2012
Irish councillor and doctor facing growing pressure over ‘stupid’ remarks against equal marriage 21
10:00 AM — A Dublin politician has been roundly condemned after protesting against the city council’s decision to vote in favour of opening up civil marriage to all citizens “regardless” of their sexuality.
New UK culture secretary supports equal marriage, saying marriage should be for ‘everyone’ 67
9:32 AM — Conservative MP Maria Miller has signalled her full backing to the coalition’s policy on same-sex marriage.
Australia: Priest hopeful for a “more inclusive Christianity” including marriage equality 12
12:35 AM — An Australian priest has spoken out saying that he is hopeful that he will one day be able to bless same-sex marriages, and will speak at a church council in the hopes of starting things off.
9th September 2012
Drew Barrymore is now the proud owner of a Hollywood gay club 8
11:57 PM — Drew Barrymore has reportedly bought a club in West Hollywood which features go-go dancers, and is a gay hot spot.
8th September 2012
Iran news agency: ‘Jews are spreading homosexuality in a world-takeover bid’ 97
8:28 PM — A state-sponsored newspaper in Iran has published a document claiming to have uncovered a secret plot by the Jewish people, particularly in the US and UK, to spread homosexuality worldwide.
Connecticut, New York and Vermont to challenge anti-equality law 5
7:59 PM — Vermont is the latest US state to sign a legal bid requesting an appeals court to rule that the legal definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional.
Julian Clary emotional as crowned Celebrity Big Brother 2012 winner 17
7:30 PM — Julian Clary, was stuck for words as he was pronounced the winner of Big Brother, 2012, at the live final last night.
Fellow NFL footballer defends equality-supporting Ravens player from delegate attack 10
7:03 PM — A Maryland delegate caused a storm of controversy this week when he wrote a letter to the owner of a football team urging him to reprimand one of his players who recorded a pro-marriage equality. A fellow player has now spoken out in a passionate letter, condemning the request as a violation of the first amendment of the US constitution.
Rowan Williams: Church ‘wrong’ about homosexuality but Cameron has embarrassed us on gay marriage 68
11:42 AM — In an interview ahead of his upcoming retirement from the role of Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams has said that while the church was "wrong" not to have advocated gay equality, Prime Minister David Cameron was wrong to embarrass the Church of England over the issue of equal marriage.
Update: Maryland pro-equality footballer backed by team after delegate requested his silence 23
2:18 AM — The team of an American Football squad who were asked by a Maryland delegate to take action against one of their players who stood up for equal marriage rights, has declined to do so.
7th September 2012
Chile: Army general criticised for issuing orders to “avoid gays” 6
8:03 PM — Calls for a top Chilean general to retire have come after he issued orders which instructed recruiters to avoid gays and Jehovah's Witnesses.
Lesbian couple escalate adoption rights battle, attempt to have equal marriage ban deemed unconstitutional 5
7:40 PM — A US couple have escalated their own same-sex adoption battle to encompass their state's ban on same-sex marriages. The couple said they are fighting for equality not for themselves, but for the right of their children.
Culture Secretary Maria Miller appeals for dialogue with gay community 70
7:25 PM — The UK’s new culture secretary, who was controversially given the responsibility of looking after the Government Equalities Office in this week’s reshuffle, is keen to begin discussions with LGBT organisations.
Comment: What the reshuffle means for LGBT support in the government 17
6:14 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Chris Ward sums up the LGBT ramifications of this week’s reshuffle and assesses the recent equality record of the main three parties.
Connecticut: Man pleads guilty to killing woman he thought was having an affair with daughter 4
5:41 PM — A man in the US state of Connecticut has pleaded no contest in relation to charges he killed a woman he thought was having an affair with his daughter, and then put her body in a freezer.
Gay couple Syed and Christian to leave EastEnders 32
4:45 PM — EastEnders cast members Marc Elliott and John Partridge, who play gay couple Syed Masood and Christian Clarke, are to be written out of the BBC One soap.
UK LGBT community urged to think about becoming parents 13
4:03 PM — The number of same-sex couples and individuals having children is on the increase, according to the organisers of this year’s Alternative Parenting Show.
Exclusive: Brighton Green MP criticises party councillor for opposing equal marriage 16
2:10 PM — Caroline Lucas, the MP for Brighton Pavilion and former leader of the Green Party, has exclusively told PinkNews.co.uk, about her “disappointment” at Green Councillor Christina Summers’ decision to break rank with the party over marriage rights for same-sex couples.
Israel: High rates of suicide among country’s LGBT youth 13
1:13 PM — New research published this week in Israel has examined suicide rates among LGBT youth in the country.
Ronan Keating: I still miss my ‘best friend’ Stephen Gately 23
12:23 PM — The Boyzone singer has told GaydarRadio that he still misses the gay music star, who died in 2009 from an undiagnosed heart condition; describing Stephen Gately as his “best friend”.