18th September 2012
US: Clergy plan to announce support for equal marriage this week 5
2:14 AM — A group of pastors from across the US are to rally this week in Maryland, in support for equal marriage rights.
Canada: Baseball player took to the field with a homophobic slur on his face 6
12:22 AM — Suspension or a fine have been suggested as punishment for a Canadian Major League Baseball player who participated in a game, with a homophobic slur written on his face.
17th September 2012
US: Trans prisoner may be given legal costs as well as surgery 3
8:03 PM — The legal costs of a trans woman incarcerated in a male prison, who has been allowed to have gender reassignment surgery whilst still serving her sentence, may also be eligible to have her legal costs covered, a court has ruled.
Mika: I was scared of not being accepted by my family 23
6:19 PM — In an interview with Metro, the Lebanese singer said: “I was scared [of] not being accepted by my family. “No one in my family is gay. No one in my extended family is gay”.
PM told to stop ‘whoring’ after the gay vote, by Telegraph journalist 98
5:37 PM — Damian Thompson, the editor of Telegraph Blogs and a columnist for the paper has criticised Prime Minister David Cameron for trying to gain support from the LGBT community.
Clarke Carlisle: First UK gay footballer can expect a ‘commercial windfall’ 10
4:50 PM — Clarke Carlisle, the chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association, has told Inside Sport that the first English footballer to reveal that he is gay can expect to receive a commercial windfall from doing so.
Canadian government criticises Iran on gay rights 12
4:22 PM — In a swipe at Iran, Canada’s Justice Minister Jason Kenney says the country is determined to promote gay rights on the international stage.
Video: Radio 1 unveils new trailer ad for Grimmy 6
2:41 PM — Several celebrities are helping out Radio 1’s new breakfast show presenter Nick Grimshaw, in a promotional video for the station. After confirming that he is indeed gay last month, the 28-year-old is about to become one of the country’s most prominent LGBT public figures.
Jamaica: Education officials ban ‘homosexual’ textbook 11
1:47 PM — The Jamaican Ministry of Education has recalled part of its high school curriculum after a TV news report showed parents and teachers had complained about its content on same-sex relationships and gay sexual health.
Uganda: British producer of gay play bailed from jail 3
12:47 PM — British theatre producer David Cecil has been released on bail in Uganda, where he was charged over a play featuring a gay storyline.
Police investigate south London homophobic attack 1
12:04 PM — Police are seeking to identify two suspects involved in a homophobic attack which took place last month on Kennington Road near Vauxhall.
Anti-equal marriage protesters to hold Tory conference rally 137
11:20 AM — A rally by the Coalition for Marriage, the campaign group leading the opposition to equal marriage rights for same-sex couples in the UK, is to take place on Monday 8 October at next month’s Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham.
16th September 2012
Rupert Everett: Gay parents? I can’t think of anything worse 184
5:13 PM — Rupert Everett, star of the, St Trinians films, has been criticised by gay rights advocates for saying that he thinks only straight couples should have children.
Study: Repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell had no negative impact on US military 14
4:27 PM — A new study has revealed that the repeal of the ban on openly gay people serving in the US military, one year on, had no negative impact on the US military.
US: Oklahoma Judge denies name-change for those transitioning 53
3:12 PM — A judge in Oklahoma has denied two trans people the right to change their name to fit with their transition, ruling that they were appealing to change for fraudulent purposes.
15th September 2012
France: Equal marriage bill is criticised for “half-hearted equality” 25
4:44 PM — The French government released details of their proposed equal marriage bill this week, and it received criticism from both conservatives, as well as LGBT rights advocates, who said that it lacks fertility assistance, without which, it is not a fair deal.
X Factor star Lucy Spraggan dismisses sexuality interest 12
4:33 PM — In an interview with PinkNews.co.uk, X Factor contestant Lucy Spraggan says she is surprised by recent media attention about her sexuality.
US: New hotel to scrap “clothing optional” tradition in favour of LGBT families 11
4:06 PM — A new hotel set to open in January, in Palm Springs, a destination popular with gay travelers, has unveiled a twist; it is to be marketed specifically towards LGBT families.
US: Texas school shuts down entire course, to prevent possibly gay student from joining 75
3:29 PM — The principal of a school in Texas has cancelled an entire course, reportedly to prevent a man he thought might be gay, from enrolling.
Clare Balding talks of the ‘terror’ of coming out and about not fitting in 11
2:27 PM — In an interview with The Times, Clare Balding bares all about coming out in her twenties, not fitting in at school, and becoming a national treasure.