1st October 2012
Sussex: Vicar has anti-gay ban lifted 17
7:49 PM — A gay vicar in Sussex who was banned from preaching by the Church of England has been told he can now resume work.
Equal marriage defeat for Northern Ireland 39
6:58 PM — A motion calling for same-sex couples to be given the right to marry in Northern Ireland has been defeated in the Stormont Assembly.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: ‘I don’t have to be for gay marriage’ — despite carrying them out 12
6:23 PM — California’s former governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has spoken of performing two marriage ceremonies for gay couples during his eight years in office - although he is quick to point out that it doesn’t mean he is for “gay marriage”.
California bans teenage gay ‘cure’ therapy 19
5:55 PM — Campaigners and medical professionals have welcomed California Governor Jerry Brown’s decision to ban teenagers from accessing discredited treatments that seek to reject an LGBT identity.
Russia: Pussy Riot appeal case delayed
4:13 PM — A Russian court has adjourned the appeal hearing of three activists from the LGBT-supporting punk band Pussy Riot.
Presbyterian Church: Equal marriage will ‘demolish’ society 42
2:56 PM — The Presbyterian Church has written to all Northern Ireland Assembly members stating its staunch opposition to equal marriage.
Malawi: President Joyce Banda U-turns on gay rights 25
1:36 PM — Malawi's President Joyce Banda believes her country isn't ready to repeal a law which outlaws homosexuality, despite her pledge after taking office to work to overturn the legislation.
UK: Ban on night time civil partnerships lifted 23
12:43 PM — Gay couples will now be given greater freedom of choice as outdated time restrictions on civil partnership ceremonies are removed by the government.
UK: Law on quashing consensual gay sex charges comes into force 24
11:41 AM — From today men with historic convictions for consensual gay sex can apply to have them wiped, as the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 comes into law.
George Michael cancels tour over ‘anxiety’ fears 8
12:42 AM — In a statement on his website, the pop star said the cancellation of nine concerts "breaks my heart".