29th October 2012
South Africa’s president drops legal case against cartoonist 7
9:28 PM — Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, whose position on HIV/AIDS and gay rights has repeatedly been cited by campaigners as holding the country back, has dropped a lawsuit against one of his critics.
Katy Perry to be honoured with a ‘Hero Award’ by the Trevor Project 6
8:38 PM — Singer-songwriter, Katy Perry, is to be honoured with a 'Hero Award' from the US suicide prevention organisation, The Trevor Project.
US: Bishop urges followers to vote against ‘intrinsically evil’ policies, including equal marriage 12
8:00 PM — A bishop in the state of Wisconsin has spoken out urging voters to choose only candidates who are opposed to equal marriage and abortion, saying that those in favour of such policies were "intrinsically evil".
Anderson Cooper TV show dropped 8
7:22 PM — Anderson Cooper, one of America’s leading gay TV presenters, has expressed his disappointment at the cancellation of his daytime talk show.
UK: Man seriously hurt in Halloween gay club accident 3
5:46 PM — A man is recovering in hospital after accidentally hanging himself on a noose set up as a Halloween prop at a gay club in Buckinghamshire.
Terrence Higgins Trust to launch new HIV testing campaign 101
4:22 PM — England's first National HIV Testing Week will take place next month as part of a strategy designed to tackle high rates of HIV infection among gay and bisexual men.
Lincolnshire: Gay fraudster tricks police commissioner hopeful 11
1:25 PM — A 28-year-old gay man is on the run after fleecing a naive police commissioner candidate out of an estimated £100,000.
Jim Davidson: ‘Gays’ in showbiz more likely to be ‘perverts’ 104
12:56 PM — The controversial comedian Jim Davidson has weighed in on the Jimmy Savile scandal by suggesting gay entertainers are more likely to be sexual abusers.
London: Police investigate death at gay sauna 47
12:24 PM — The Metropolitan Police have launched an investigation after a man died at a gay sauna in central London during the weekend.
Lana Wachowski: ‘I made Cloud Atlas in order to challenge transphobia’ 9
2:14 AM — The co-creator of new film, Cloud Atlas, Lana Wachowski, has said she hopes that the film can challenge the attitudes of transphobic people.
ITV commissions new gay sitcom starring Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi 23
1:36 AM — A new sitcom has been commissioned by ITV, which is set to feature Sir Derek Jacobi and Sir Ian McKellen as an elderly gay couple.
US: Barack Obama endorsed by the New York Times for his support of equal marriage 7
1:09 AM — The New York Times has endorsed Barack Obama for the November presidential election in the US, citing his support of same-sex marriage as one of its main reasons.