24th August 2012
Zimbabwe: Police in Harare close down GALZ offices 21
5:40 PM — Police in Harare have finally pressed charges against Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) and closed down their office.
Bulgaria: Hackers use gay pop singer’s video to attack Russian court’s website 9
1:08 PM — Unidentified hackers attacked the website of the Moscow-based court who sentenced Pussy Riot last week by posting on it a video by Azis, a gay Bulgarian Romani pop singer.
Talk show host Geraldo Rivera suggests US Homeland Security is staffed by a ‘lesbian cabal’ 31
12:15 PM — Fox News and US chat show host Geraldo Rivera suggested on a TV debate earlier this week that the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was becoming "some kind of lesbian cabal".
Manchester Pride to send message of solidarity to St Petersburg 13
11:14 AM — The thousands who attend Manchester Pride this weekend are being urged to use the event to send a message of solidarity to LGBT people in St Petersburg.
Opponents of marriage equality gather to protest Scottish government’s legislation plans 47
10:29 AM — A cabinet meeting hosted by the Scottish leadership at Renfrew Town Hall yesterday drew a crowd of around 200 people protesting against their government's plans for marriage equality.
23rd August 2012
Psychological tests for trans pilots in US is abandoned owing to a one-woman campaign 5
5:16 PM — Psychological testing for trans people who wish to become pilots has been abandoned after one woman sustained a three-year campaign.
South African pastor blames gay men, lesbians and feminists for ‘culture of death’ 41
2:53 PM — Pastor Errol Naidoo of South Africa’s Family Policy Institute has blamed the LGBT community for creating a "culture of death" that led, among other things, to the Marikana mine massacre.
Northern Ireland: Retired Church of Ireland cleric backs calls for marriage equality to be legalised 10
12:33 PM — A retired senior Church of Ireland cleric has called for marriage equality to be made legal.
Gay-Straight Alliance sue California school over sex abstinence drive 5
12:00 PM — A united group of parents, doctors and the Gay-Straight Alliance Network are suing the Clovis Unified School District in California over a sex education drive championing abstinence until marriage.
Republican amendments to marriage equality rejected 17
10:21 AM — Two Republican Party delegates had their suggestions on amending the party's official position on marriage equality rejected this week.
22nd August 2012
Texan LGBT rights activist found dead in apparent suicide 10
5:22 PM — The leader and co-founder of Fairness Fort Worth, a major Texan LGBT rights group, has been found dead, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Singapore: High Court to hear if anti-gay sex law is unconstitutional 6
4:11 PM — The High Court in Singapore is set to hear if the law that criminalises gay sex in the country is unconstitutional.
Zimbabwe: LGBT activists being visited by police after last week’s raid 10
3:29 PM — Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) say that some of the LGBT campaigners arrested last week are being visited by police at home and that those who were not arrested have been ordered to report to their local police stations.
Lord Ashcroft: most Tory voters are pro-marriage equality 29
1:27 PM — Lord Ashcroft has looked into the Conservative Party's voter polls in order to calibrate the varied reaction to Prime Minister David Cameron's pledge to legalise marriage equality.
Australian rugby player speaks out for marriage equality on television 9
12:01 PM — Australian rugby player David Pocock has pledged that he and his girlfriend will not marry until marriage equality is legalised in Australia.
Vicar returns to parish and vows celibacy after being attacked by his lover 18
10:43 AM — A gay vicar who was scarred after being attacked by his lover has returned to work in his parish, vowing celibacy.
21st August 2012
Man who donated to pro-marriage equality cause fears being sacked by Catholic employer 9
5:48 PM — A man who made a donation to a group who are fighting against the amendment of Minnesota's marriage equality ban has asked his contribution to remain anonymous over fears that his Catholic employer may fire him.
Scotland for Marriage to protest against marriage equality meeting 18
4:03 PM — Campaigners against marriage equality in Scotland are planning to hold a protest outside a Scottish cabinet meeting this Thursday.
Pro-life group say marriage equality could lead to an increase in abortions 159
2:08 PM — The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC), a pro-life and anti-LGBT group, have issued a flyer urging people to write to their MP in protest at the government's plans for marriage equality because they believe it to be a threat to unborn children.
Lesbian couple in Nevada lose baby after hospital denies them rights 58
1:13 PM — A lesbian couple in Nevada lost their baby after a hospital denied them their domestic partnership rights.