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.
28th October 2012
Northern Ireland Health minister criticised by Greens over gay adoption appeal 15
4:34 PM — Speaking at his party’s conference, Northern Ireland Green Party leader Steven Agnew said Edwin Poots was "unfit for office" over his decision to challenge a senior judge’s ruling on adoption rights for couples in civil partnerships.
Gay former Tory MP linked with abuse scandal 29
3:33 PM — The late Sir Peter Morrison, a gay former Conservative MP and ex-parliamentary aide to Margaret Thatcher, has been described as a “paedophile” by the former leader of the Welsh Conservatives Rod Richards.
Ian McKellen: ‘Being forced to hide my homosexuality made me a great actor’ 16
12:19 AM — Speaking at a school in London, Sir Ian McKellen said that he thinks hiding his sexuality for years was pivotal in perfecting his acting skills.
27th October 2012
Mitt Romney: ‘Some gays are actually having children. It’s not right’ 81
2:17 PM — Mitt Romney was recently accused of deliberately trying to make it harder for same-sex couples to register the birth details of their children during his time as governor of Massachusetts.
Zachary Quinto: LGBT supporters have ‘only one choice; in the US election 26
1:38 AM — Gay actor and supporter of LGBT rights, Zachary Quinto, has said that, in the upcoming US Presidential Election, LGBT rights supporters have "only one choice" when it comes to picking a candidate.
26th October 2012
Human Rights Watch: Cameroon must protect lawyers from anti-gay threats 1
11:28 PM — Human Rights Watch has called on the authorities in Cameroon to protect two lawyers who have been on the receiving end of death threats because of their LGBT advocacy work.
Northern Ireland marks landmark gay rights anniversary 5
10:28 PM — Thirty years ago in 1982 Jeff Dudgeon, a shipping clerk and gay rights activist in Belfast, successfully challenged the criminalisation of sexual relations between men at the European Court of Human Rights.
Jamaica faces legal action over anti-gay laws 15
8:57 PM — Three people have launched legal against Jamaica due to the country’s continued enforcement of anti-gay laws.