31st August 2010
Australian same-sex adoption bill debate heats up 7
11:28 AM — Approximately 200 people were present in Sydney's New South Wales (NSW) Parliament House earlier today for a Council of Churches meeting and a public protest against the same-sex adoption bill.
Peter Tatchell receives standing ovation at Christian festival 40
10:25 AM — Gay rights and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell received a standing ovation for his speech at the Greenbelt festival this weekend.
27th August 2010
Breaking news: Tory minister Crispin Blunt reveals he is gay 85
5:43 PM — Tory justice minister Crispin Blunt admitted he is gay and has separated from his wife.
A year on from Tel Aviv shootings, young survivors visit Berlin memorial
4:06 PM — A year after the shootings at a Tel Aviv LGBT youth centre in which two young people died, over a dozen teenagers who were present at the attack have undertaken an organised trip to Germany.
Manchester Pride accused of ‘dumbing down’ 11
3:16 PM — The 20th Manchester Pride, whose "Big Weekend" celebrations kick off today, has been branded "dumbed down" by gay rights group Reclaim the Scene.
South London newspaper News Shopper rewards anti-gay letter with a prize 78
2:05 PM — News Shopper, a south London newspaper, has awarded one of their readers with a prize for an anti-gay missive, which was published as their "Star Letter".
Police investigate possibility that murdered British spy may have died at hands of gay lover 12
12:51 PM — The private life of Gareth Williams, the British MI6 operative found dead in his Pimlico apartment in London this week, is currently being investigated by detectives who are attempting to discover whether he was murdered by a male lover.
Gay discrimination ordinance is withdrawn in Tennessee at request of LGBT rights group 5
11:34 AM — A controversial Employment Non-Discrimination Ordinance (ENDO) created to protect LGBT people from discrimination when applying for jobs with the city council of Memphis, Tennessee, has been withdrawn - at the request of a local gay rights group.
Ken Mehlman’s coming out provokes mixed reaction from gay community 13
10:23 AM — Ken Mehlman, former aide to President George W. Bush and onetime chairman of the Republican National Committee, who came out publicly this week in an interview with the Atlantic, has provoked a mixed reaction from LGBT people worldwide over his confession.
26th August 2010
Nepal holds first gay Pride parade 2
6:07 PM — Hundreds attended Nepal's first ever gay Pride procession yesterday in the country's capital, Kathmandu.
Conservative US chat-show host angers anti-gay group by supporting same-sex marriage 16
4:52 PM — A conservative TV chat-show host has angered an Illinois-based gay group for coming out in support of gay marriage.
Manchester Pride’s Big Weekend kicks off tomorrow
3:12 PM — Manchester Pride's "Big Weekend" kicks off tomorrow. The festvities will last until Monday night, when a candlelit vigil will bring the ten-day festival to a close.
Video: Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow send up Brokeback Mountain in new duet 14
1:54 PM — Former Take That bandmates Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow have recorded a duet together. The song, entitled Shame, appears on Williams' new greatest hits album, In and Out of Consciousness, is accompanied by a video in which the two men send up gay cowboy film, Brokeback Mountain.
Polish gay rights group angered over ‘homophobic’ textbook 9
1:31 PM — A Polish gay rights group has requested their country's government withdraw a textbook used in secondary schools that they claim portrays homosexuality as an illness.
Middlesbrough’s Supergay 2010 festival commences on Monday 1
12:29 PM — Supergay, Middlesbrough's annual celebration of LGBT life, returns next Monday. The festival will last until 11 September and is expected to be the biggest yet, featuring theatre, comedy, cabaret and more.
Israeli gay man kidnapped by relatives 5
11:49 AM — Four residents of Tamra, northern Israel, are suspected of kidnapping a 19-year-old gay relative from his home in Tel Aviv and holding him captive for 12 hours.
Anglican campaigner fails in call for boycott of Christian festival over Peter Tatchell’s appearance 18
11:18 AM — A boycott campaign which called on Christians to stay away from the Greenbelt Christian arts festival in protest their decision to invite gay and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell to speak, has apparently failed.
Former Republican party chairman comes out as gay 19
10:10 AM — Ken Mehlman, the former Republican party chairman and aide to George Bush, has revealed he is gay.
25th August 2010
Attitude magazine tackles mental health issues in gay men 26
5:48 PM — The latest edition of Attitude, the UK's best-selling gay magazine, is focusing on the sensitive - and often taboo - issue of mental health problems in gay men.
Gay couple challenge Wyoming’s same-sex marriage ban 7
5:05 PM — A gay couple from Cheyenne in the US state of Wyoming have filed a federal lawsuit claiming the state's refusal to allow them to marry is unconstitutional.