1st October 2012
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12:43 PM — Gay couples will now be given greater freedom of choice as outdated time restrictions on civil partnership ceremonies are removed by the government.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".