16th August 2012
Shooting in Baltimore leaves one gay man dead and another in a coma 26
9:42 AM — Police in Baltimore are investigating a shooting which left a gay photographer dead and an LGBT community activist in a coma.
15th August 2012
Indianapolis city council passes proposal for same-sex couple benefits 1
5:05 PM — Earlier this week, Indianapolis City-County Council approved a proposal that would benefit those city and county employees who are in same-sex domestic partnerships.
Gay Dean: Church of England’s attitude on marriage equality is ‘contemptible’ 31
4:38 PM — Dr Jeffrey John, Britain's highest-ranking out gay cleric has slammed the Church of England, saying that they are pursuing a "morally contemptible" policy on marriage equality.
Nearly 1,400 same-sex Czech couples are in registered partnerships 3
3:23 PM — A total of 1,390 same-sex couples have entered into registered partnerships in the Czech Republic since the law came into being in July 2006. The majority of the couples are male.
Saudi government objects to ‘.gay’ domain name endings 21
2:24 PM — The government of Saudi Arabia has objected to several proposed new Internet address endings, including .gay.
Pro-traditional family group blast US ambassador for supporting Prague Pride celebrations 28
1:26 PM — An international anti-LGBT, pro-traditional family group is apparently furious that the US ambassador to the Czech Republic has given his blessing to the Prague Pride Festival taking place this week.
Anonymous hack into Ugandan government websites in protest at their anti-LGBT policies 14
11:57 AM — Anarchic 'hacktivist' group Anonymous hacked into two of the Ugandan government's websites yesterday in protest at their homophobic policies which include the Kill The Gays bill which is currently being deliberated.
Mennonite pastor charged with aiding kidnapping in same-sex child custody dispute 25
11:01 AM — A Mennonite pastor in Vermont has been charged with aiding in international kidnapping after he helped a woman flee the US with her child - because she did not want to share custody with her former lesbian partner.
14th August 2012
Marriage equality on the cards for Taiwan 2
5:38 PM — Two women were married in a Buddhist ceremony in Taiwan last weekend, in the first known ceremony of its kind to be held in the country.
Report on homophobia in schools to be launched in Manchester 5
2:47 PM — The Greater Manchester Prevalence of Homophobia Report 2012 will be launched at the city's Pink Triangle theatre later this month. The pioneering campaign was launched by local associations of the National Union of Teachers to survey members’ views on levels of homophobia in schools.
Thousands join campaign to oppose American Scouts’ anti-gay policy 14
1:02 PM — A campaign has begun on Change.org to urge California’s Golden Empire Council to reinstate 22-year-old Eagle Scout Tim Griffin and to reject the Boy Scouts of America’s policy barring LGBT scouts and leaders.
Writer of Arthurian fantasy series subjected to homophobic reviews 34
10:40 AM — The work of author Sarah Luddington has been subjected to homophobic abuse via online reviews of her Arthurian fantasy series, The Knights of Camelot, in which the hero is bisexual.
Police raid headquarters of Zimbabwean LGBT rights group 19
10:01 AM — A police raid took place on the headquarters of the Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) association in Harare over the weekend, in which police arrested 44 gay rights activists.
13th August 2012
Nick Clegg says churches should not face equal marriage ban 20
5:24 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is set to open the channels to allow the UK Government's plans for marriage equality to extend to ceremonies in churches and other religious institutions.
Judge agrees to hear case for overturning Nevada’s equal marriage ban
4:18 PM — A federal Nevada judge said last Friday in Reno that he’ll listen to the arguments of a national gay rights advocacy group who wish to challenge the state's ban on marriage equality.
Gay social workers being ‘hounded out’ of the profession by homophobia according to survey 24
3:14 PM — A Community Care poll has found that four in ten social workers believe that homophobia is a problem for those in the profession, with some claiming their colleagues have been forced out of their jobs owing to their sexuality.
Homophobic slur made on gay-friendly Midwestern church 5
1:24 PM — A homophobic slur appeared in a vandalised car parked outside a church in St Paul, Minnesota, where a service was taking place for an openly gay Lutheran pastor.
Arizona judge questions validity of trans marriage in divorce case 88
12:09 PM — Thomas Beatie, the trans Arizona man who became pregnant in 2008, is being blocked from divorcing his wife of nine years by a state judge who is questioning the validity of the marriage.
Ten out gay Olympians win gold at London 2012 Games 14
11:12 AM — Ten openly LGBT Olympians have taken home gold from the London 2012 Games. If they were a team, they would have tied with Mexico and Ethiopia in total medals.
Thousands gather in Dublin for marriage equality march 6
9:59 AM — The fourth Irish March for Marriage took place in Dublin city centre yesterday afternoon. Thousands gathered for a lively demonstration calling for the country to introduce marriage equality.