13th December 2012
US: Court throws out Bel Ami’s legal case over their models being ‘thrown off’ a gay cruise 10
5:09 PM — A legal case brought by gay porn producers Bel Ami against the gay cruise company RSVP has been dismissed by a judge in a Los Angeles federal court.
FBI: Anti-gay hate crime rising while other hate crimes fall 7
4:06 PM — The FBI has said that while hate crimes overall are declining in the USA, anti-gay hate crime are on the rise.
UK: Jewish Masorti movement hints it might endorse same-sex marriage in synagogues 2
2:20 PM — While the Reform and Liberal Judaism movements have welcomed the government’s plans to allow gay couples to marry in synagogues, the Masorti movement has not joined the orthodox United Synagogue and the Chief Rabbi in opposing the moves.
Daily Mail accepts that David Cameron is ‘brave and principled’ to support equal marriage 45
1:13 AM — The Daily Mail, one of the cheerleaders of the anti-equal marriage press has accepted that David Cameron has been "brave" and is "acting on principle" with his proposals to make same-sex marriage equal. The paper argues though that it is the wrong battle for him to fight.
11th December 2012
Out4Marriage, Peter Tatchell and Ed Miliband raise concerns over Church of England gay wedding ban 33
10:04 PM — Out4Marriage, Peter Tatchell and the leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband have this evening raised conerns over the decision to formally ban the Church of England from performing same-sex marriages.
Ed Miliband: Entire Labour Shadow Cabinet will vote for same-sex marriage but it will be a free vote 18
7:37 PM — Although he will not be whipping all his MPs to vote for equal marriage, the leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband has said that his entire shadow cabinet backs the move.
8th December 2012
Video: Publisher’s ‘It Gets Better’ tells young gay people to ‘write their own future’ 1
3:41 PM — The Hachette Book Group has published it's 'It Gets Better' video from LGBT staff members. They share their experiences to give LGBT teens hope to the 'write their own future'.
Lady Gaga thanks Russian Prime Minister for his softer stance on gay people 19
12:26 PM — The singer Lady Gaga has posted two messages of support for the anti-homophobia comments made by the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
7th December 2012
Maria Miller: Allowing churches to hold same-sex marriages will strengthen religious freedom 38
11:07 PM — The Culture Secretary and Minister for Equality, Maria Miller has laid out the Government’s plans for introducing full marriage equality in an article for the Conservative supporting Daily Telegraph.
Nick Clegg: We won’t force churches to hold same-sex marriages if they don’t want to 18
4:01 PM — The Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg has joined David Cameron in commenting on the reports that the government is to allow same-sex marriages to take place in churches.
Gay couple lose court case over claims airline taped a dildo to their suitcase 16
9:24 AM — A gay couple from Virginia have lost a court case against Houston-based United/Continental Airlines after baggage handlers allegedly removed a sex toy from one of their checked bags, leaving on show before it went back on the carousel.
6th December 2012
Poll: 90% of gay Americans say discrimination is a serious problem but life is getting better 3
9:11 PM — A Gallup poll for USA Today has found that roughly the same number of LGBT Americans believe that homophobic discrimination remains a serious problem and that people have none-the-less become more accepting in recent years.
Poll: Record numbers of Americans back same-sex marriage 4
4:39 PM — A new poll for the US national newspaper USA Today has found that 53 per cent of Americans now support same-sex marriage.
4th December 2012
Iran reveals more than 1,000 gender reassignment operations in four years 19
6:03 PM — An Iranian news service has said that more than one thousand Iranians have undergone gender reassignment surgery in the Islamic State between 2006 and 2010
American Psychiatric Association to stop classifying transgender people as having a mental illness 17
4:08 PM — The American Psychiatric Association has agreed to no longer classify people who are transgender and non-gender conforming as having mental illness.
California: Judge blocks new ban on ‘gay cure therapy for young people 32
9:03 AM — A federal judge has temporarily blocked California from a new law that bans licensed psychotherapists from attempting to change the sexual orientation of young people. The judge’s actions only apply to three providers that appealed to him to overturn the legislation.
3rd December 2012
US Radio host: ‘Same-sex marriage encourages children to have gay sex’ 96
9:43 PM — Linda Harvey, a radio host with an Ohio based Christian radio station WRFD has said that same-sex marriage is wrong because it encourages children to have gay sex.
Sir Ian McKellen: ‘I regret not coming out until I was 49′ 19
9:16 PM — The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit star Sir Ian McKellen has told Vanity Fair magazine that he regrets not coming out until he was 49 and that he would have done earlier if he knew that his reception would be so warm
Katy Perry receives Hero award from Trevor Project and reveals the intolerance of her childhood 11
1:00 PM — The singer Katy Perry has received a ‘Hero’ award from the Trevor Project, a charity that seeks to prevent suicide among the young LGBT community.
1st December 2012
Labour leader Ed Miliband calls on UK to ‘stand up for the rights of those in society with HIV’ 4
11:11 AM — Labour leader Ed Miliband has joined in other political leaders in recording a message to mark World AIDS Day. Unlike his political rivals, Mr Miliband chose not to wear a World AIDS Day ribbon.