19th July 2010
Mickey Rourke planning biopic of gay rugby star Gareth Thomas 11
10:45 AM — Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke is hoping to make a film of the life of gay Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas. The rugby fan reportedly wants to play Thomas in the film and got the idea after reading about the player coming out late last year.
5th July 2010
Homophobic Polish politician Jaroslaw Kaczynski loses presidential election 11
5:06 PM — Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the homophobic right-wing Polish politician, has lost a presidential election. The election was called after the death of his twin, the late president Lech Kaczynski, in a plane crash in April.
30th June 2010
Wisconsin Supreme Court rejects challenge to gay marriage and civil union ban 35
4:42 PM — Wisconsin's Supreme Court has upheld the state's ban on gay marriage and civil unions. The court was asked to examine whether a 2006 constitutional amendment was correctly put to voters.
29th June 2010
Northern Ireland gay man ‘devastated’ by homophobic attack 4
4:46 PM — One of the two men beaten in Londonderry by a three-strong gang has spoken about the attack and said he was too scared to answer his own door.
21st May 2010
First gay magazine launched in Morocco 12
4:57 PM — The first gay magazine has been launched in Morocco, despite the fact homosexuality is illegal in the country. The Arabic publication, titled Mithly, has sold around 200 copies so far, having been distributed informally. It is also available to read online.
19th May 2010
Andy Burnham to enter Labour leadership race with the worst gay voting record of contenders 9
5:32 PM — Former health secretary Andy Burnham is expected to announce his candidacy for the Labour leadership tomorrow. Mr Burnham has the worst voting record for LGBT rights of the five Labour leadership candidates.
Lawyers for gay Malawi couple ask for non-custodial sentences 5
5:13 PM — Lawyers for the gay Malawian couple found guilty of homosexual sex have asked for the pair to receive non-custodial sentences. Stephen Monjeza, 26, and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, 20, were found guilty of unnatural acts and gross indecency yesterday.
Boy George actor to star in film about gay author 4
4:37 PM — Douglas Booth, the actor who starred in a BBC biopic of Boy George, has been lined up to appear in a film about A Single Man author Christopher Isherwood.
EastEnders actor Marc Elliot ‘abused in the street’ for gay character 9
10:51 AM — Marc Elliot, the actor who plays gay Muslim Syed in EastEnders, has revealed he gets regular abuse in the street for playing a gay character.
18th May 2010
Video: Daniel Radcliffe’s ad on gay youth suicide rates 14
5:45 PM — Actor Daniel Radcliffe has filmed a public service announcement on behalf of a gay charity. The Harry Potter star is a supporter of the Trevor Project, a charity which supports LGBT young people who are at risk of suicide.
Mathew Horne dismisses accusations of homophobia 31
4:49 PM — Mathew Horne, one of the stars of Gavin and Stacey, has dismissed accusations his sketch show was homophobic, saying it was criticised because he and co-star James Corden were "over-exposed".
Killer who claimed ‘gay panic defence’ jailed for 18 years 9
12:08 PM — An Ipswich man who killed a gay hairdresser and claimed the victim touched him has been jailed for 18 years. Rodney Greenland, 47, of Manchester Road, Ipswich, stabbed 36-year-old Simon Amers to death last July.
17th May 2010
New Foreign Office minister marks IDAHO 5
5:28 PM — New Foreign Office minister for Europe David Lidington has released a message to mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. The Conservative MP said the Foreign Office was "committed to promoting British values" abroad, including LGBT rights.
Belarus police break up Slavic Pride 2
5:03 PM — A group of 20 marchers who defied a ban on Slavic Pride was forcefully broken up by Belarus police on Saturday morning. The event was cancelled by Minsk city officials but a small group decided to march anyway.
Sir Ian McKellen and Antony Cotton support anti-homophobia campaign 6
11:54 AM — Sir Ian McKellen and Coronation Street star Antony Cotton have given their support to a Lesbian & Gay Foundation initiative against homophobia.
14th May 2010
Kiss-ins planned around the world for IDAHO 1
4:40 PM — Fifty cities around the world will see kiss-in events this weekend to celebrate International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO).
New equality minister Lynne Featherstone says government not diverse enough 19
4:12 PM — Newly-appointed junior equality minister Lynne Featherstone has criticised the coalition government for not having enough women. She said she was "very disappointed" at the lack of female representation.
Graham Norton takes over Jonathan Ross’ radio show 5
11:33 AM — Graham Norton is taking over Jonathan Ross' Satuday morning BBC Radio 2 show. The gay presenter was tipped as the most likely successor to Ross, who is leaving the BBC after 13 years.
Gay Tory MP Alan Duncan appointed international development minister 12
11:08 AM — Out gay Conservative MP Alan Duncan has been appointed international development minister in David Cameron's new coalition government.
Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan ‘outed by softball photo’ 7
10:35 AM — An American newspaper has been accused of outing Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan by publishing a photograph of her playing softball as a student.