10th April 2012
Video: TV show ‘Neighbours’ features first ever gay kiss 30
10:25 PM — The Australian soap-opera 'Neighbours' has featured its first ever gay kiss in its 27 year history, in an episode which aired on Monday.
9th April 2012
India: Gay couple get married, but in uncertain terms 6
11:34 PM — A gay couple who were married according to Hindu rites, and had their marriage registered in Uttar Pradesh last month, have fled home, as their marriage has been discovered to be registered under the Hindu Marriage Act, which does not permit same-sex unions.
Obama opposes Minnesota’s proposed anti-marriage equality measure 5
11:09 PM — President Obama's campaign group in Minnesota has issued a statement today, saying they will oppose the state's proposed constitutional amendment to define marriage as strictly that between one man and one woman.
Poll: 56 per cent of MPs think equal marriage will become law 110
10:42 PM — A cross-party survey of MPs by ComRes has found that only 56 per cent of them believed that the proposals to include same-sex couples in civil marriages would succeed, which reduced to 41 per cent with Tory MPs. By contrast, more than two-thirds of Labour MPs and almost all of Liberal Democrats were confident that things would go ahead as planned.
Archbishop panel member says gay people can ‘change’ sexual attraction 100
9:37 PM — The Crown Nominations Commission, whose job it is to recommend a successor to Dr Rowan Williams for the position of the Archbishop of Canterbury, includes a leading member of the Anglican Church who believes that gay people can be counselled to suppress and/or change their sexuality, the Guardian reports today.
Study: Homophobes probably harbour same-sex attraction 187
12:02 AM — The claim that homophobic people are in secret attracted to members of their own sex, though they refuse to admit as much, will receive support from a series of psychological studies to be published later this month.
8th April 2012
Update: Investigation suggests serious flaws in the Coalition For Marriage petition 168
8:30 PM — PinkNews.co.uk's Edmund Broch explores how accurate the reliable the system is that appears to suggest that the Coalition for Marriage has amassed 400,000 signatures in opposition to the Government's plans to allow gay couples to marry and asks 'do their numbers add up?'
Anti-gay MSP Bill Walker expelled from SNP over abuse claims 31
6:18 PM — Bill Walker, the member of the Scottish Parliament who once compared gay rights campaigners to Nazis, and has been an outspoken opponent of government proposals for marriage equality, has been expelled from Scottish National Party (SNP) over allegations of domestic abuse.
Comment: The time is now to take action for equal marriage! 72
1:35 PM — Have you heard the news? Coalition for Marriage (C4M) has collected over 400,000 signatures for its petition to keep a restricted and homophobic (yes, homophobic) definition of marriage. Apparently, it is an institution only heterosexuals can and should enjoy. Meanwhile, how is the other camp, the Coalition for Equal Marriage (C4EM) doing? Merely a tenth of that number.
7th April 2012
Australia: Opposition leader’s sister confirms lesbian relationship 24
10:19 PM — Tony Abbott, the Opposition leader in Australia, has commended the bravery of his sister in publicly affirming her same-sex relationship, but has said that it will not shift his stance on equal marriage.
Video: Mormon students make “It Gets Better” video 30
8:53 PM — Twenty-two students at the Brigham Young University in US, owned and run by the Mormon church, have made a video for the It Gets Better project, where they talk about reconciling faith and sexuality.
New York: Catholic official quits over archdiocese’s anti-gay stance 23
8:17 PM — Joseph Amodeo, an official affiliated with the New York Roman Catholic archdiocese, has quit the junior board of Catholic Charities over a heterosexuals-only policy implemented by the church for homeless people, the Associated Press reports.
6th April 2012
Buenos Aires may allow foreign gay couples to marry in the city 70
11:03 PM — Argentina, which extended the definition of marriage in 2010 to include same-sex couples, and was the first country in Latin America to do so, may make it legal for gay foreigners to get married on their soil, and in Buenos Aires, in particular.
Study: Majority of US Latinos accepting of gay people 24
10:34 PM — A study released yesterday by the Pew Hispanic Center has found that 59 per cent of US Latinos think that society should be accepting of homosexuality, while this figure climbs nine per cent higher with second generation Hispanics.
Maryland court hears lesbian divorce case
10:07 PM — A lesbian couple who were married in California are petitioning for divorce at a high court in Maryland, where same-sex weddings are not recognised, for the second time, after their first petition was thrown out two years ago.
Actors’ union launches initiative to support LGBT actors coming out 20
9:36 PM — Following a revelation that only 57% of gay actors felt that they could be open about their sexuality with their agents, the actors' union Equity has launched a new initiative to support those LGBT actors who choose to come out.
4th April 2012
Boston Court hears anti-DOMA appeal 3
9:42 PM — A federal appeals court in Boston, Massachusetts, has begun hearing arguments today about the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which denies federal benefits to married same-sex couples.
US Catholic school fights back against anti-gay lecture 50
8:45 PM — A group of senior students at Minnesota's Catholic DeLaSalle forced a mandatory lecture to end abruptly due to their virulently anti-gay rhetoric, with homosexuality compared to bestiality.
Bruno Mars denies gay rumours 29
7:58 PM — A representative for Bruno Mars has dismissed a series of reports yesterday that the singer had come out of the closet.
3rd April 2012
US student sues school for banning him from wearing anti-homophobia t-shirt 36
11:18 PM — A student at a high school in Cincinnati, Ohio has filed a law suit in federal court today, after school officials refused to let him wear a t-shirt that read: "Jesus is not a homophobe."