14th February 2012
Actor Matt Bomer comes out 38
9:52 AM — US actor Matt Bomer revealed this weekend he is gay. The star of White Collar, 34, came out at the weekend as he accepted an award for HIV/AIDS activism in California.
13th February 2012
Washington Governor: Signing gay marriage law is my proudest moment 24
11:52 PM — Governor Chris Gregoire, a Democrat and a Roman Catholic, signed into law Washington State's gay marriage legislation. The North Western state becomes the seventh in the United States to offer gay marriage equality.
New Jersey Senate approves gay marriage but Governor will veto 24
6:46 PM — The state senate in New Jersey has voted in favour of giving equal marriage rights to gay couples. Governor Chris Christie has said he will veto the bill if it passes both houses in favour of a referendum.
Whitney Houston was ‘at her happiest in lesbian relationship’, Peter Tatchell claims 124
5:08 PM — The late singer Whitney Houston was at her happiest in the 1980s when she was with a "female partner", human rights activist Peter Tatchell said today.
‘Gay is not okay’ church forced to change sign 39
4:34 PM — A reverend has had to change a sign at his Des Moines church from reading "Gay is not Okay" after a hundred protesters gathered outside.
Malta: Lesbian assault victims ‘to be charged with breaching peace’ 16
3:19 PM — The lesbian victims of an assault which led the prime minister to promise new hate crime laws now face charges themselves, reports say.
Man who ‘did not remember’ anti-gay attack sentenced 11
2:11 PM — A man who repeatedly pushed a gay couple to the ground as they tried to make their way home in Cumbria told a court he had no recollection of the attack.
Video: Anti-homophobic bullying single an overnight hit 69
1:08 PM — A charity single raising money to tackle homophobic and transphobic bullying has become a sensation over the weekend.
Raquel Welch: Ben-Hur star Stephen Boyd was gay 33
12:56 PM — Ben-Hur actor Stephen Boyd was gay, according to his one-time co-star Raquel Welch.
South Africa: Four in court over gay club owner’s death
12:05 PM — Four men are due to appear in Cape Town Magistrate's Court today following after the owner of a gay nightclub was found dead.
Israel urged: No war before Madonna’s Pride gig, please 30
11:19 AM — An Israeli man has created a Facebook page calling on his government to hold off on a potential war with Iran until Madonna has completed her pre-Pride gig in Tel Aviv.
Homophobic graffiti man jailed in east London 74
10:28 AM — A man who daubed a housing block in London's Shadwell with homophobic graffiti has been jailed for eight weeks.
Two equal marriage bills enter Australian parliament 7
10:07 AM — Two private members' bills have been introduced at the parliament of Australia today which would give equal marriage rights to gay couples if they can muster more support.
12th February 2012
Trans man becomes first male in UK to give birth 58
12:08 PM — A trans man is believed to have become the UK's first 'male mother' to give birth despite having already had gender reassignment surgery. According to the Sunday Times, the man in his thirties gave birth to a child last year via a caesarean section.
10th February 2012
Elton John and David Furnish fear gay dad ‘stigma’ for son 50
5:04 PM — Elton John and David Furnish have spoken of fears their son will suffer stigma for having famous gay parents.
Street preacher cleared of anti-gay verbal abuse charge 248
3:42 PM — A street preacher in Somerset has been cleared over charges he verbally abused a gay couple in a town centre.
Jail for gay hate leaflet men 248
3:09 PM — Three Muslim men from Derby have been jailed for distributing leaflets intended to stir up hatred against gays.
Ken Livingstone: A gay banker would have his penis cut off in Dubai 90
2:47 PM — The 2012 London mayoral hopeful had almost been clear of controversy for the week when he suggested gay bankers would be mutilated in the emirate of Dubai.
Trial begins for ‘gays burn in hell’ street preacher
2:17 PM — A street preacher has appeared in court in Somerset on charges of verbally abusing a gay couple. Michael Overd, 47, from Creech St Michael in Somerset, allegedly told Craig Manning and Craig Nichol that they were “evil” and would “burn in hell”.
Video: Turkish parents’ appeal for anti-homophobia film 2
1:55 PM — A support group for the families of gay and trans people in Turkey is appealing for funds to finish a documentary on the experiences of parents.