28th August 2012
Bill O’Reilly defends claim that pedophilia is a “homosexual problem” 23
7:28 PM — A political commentator on Fox News has been criticised for defending an anti-gay rights lobby group who have made claims that there are connections between homosexuality and pedophilia.
27th August 2012
Update: Anti-gay former school teacher arrested after admitting sexually abusing children
10:49 PM — Police have appealed for more victims to come forward after a 52-year-old man in California was arrested following an admission that he sexually abused numerous children since the early 1980s.
Newcastle: Cabaret star living in fear after homophobic robbery 12
9:59 PM — A cabaret performer has spoken out about how he lived in fear for months, after being attacked and robbed by a man he met on a night out after work.
Supporters of deportee protest immigration office 4
8:55 PM — A group of people opposed to the deportation of a Mexican man from Detroit, gathered outside a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement office today to protest in favour of his release.
Nepal: Religious leaders remain silent over legalisation of LGBT rights 18
2:47 PM — A gay lawmaker in Nepal has said that not a single religious group has made a complaint following a decision by the government to grant equal rights to LGBT citizens.
X Factor contestant’s mum “feels cool” that her daughter is gay 4
2:10 PM — An X Factor contestant has spoken out about being a lesbian, her mother's acceptance, and that her grandad only found out that she was gay by using Google.
Parents of suicide teenager leave church over anti-gay teachings 51
1:41 PM — The parents of Tyler Clementi, who committed suicide in 2010 after finding out that his roommate had filmed a sexual encounter he had, have left their church due to its views on gay rights.
Students lobby Christian Labour MP over equal marriage 29
12:41 PM — The LGBT Society at the University of Huddersfield recently met with Barry Sheerman MP, a devout Christian for an informal discussion.
26th August 2012
Catholic Cardinal calls for objective debate over gay marriage and abortion 51
9:06 PM — An Irish Catholic Cardinal has called for a calm and reasoned debate over gay marriage and abortion, but said the church was not prepared to move their position on the latter.
Snoop Dogg: Hip Hop is ready to accept openly gay rappers 7
8:39 PM — Rapper, Snoop Dogg, has spoken out to say that the world of Hip Hop music is ready to accept a gay rapper, following Frank Ocean's recent announcement that he had been in love with a man.
Scottish government urged to “stand firm” on equal marriage decision 13
7:36 PM — Supporters of equal marriage rights have put pressure on the Scottish government to stand by their policy on equal marriage, following condemnation by the Catholic Church today.
Miley Cyrus “thinks lesbians are awesome” 5
6:59 PM — According to new reports, not only does Miley Cyrus not mind jokes about her haircut making her seem to be "leaning towards gay" she "loves" lesbians, and takes it as a compliment.
Same-sex marriage bill to be introduced in France this October 84
5:47 PM — New legislation which will be introduced into the French Parliament as early as October will allow gay couples to marry.
Doctors: Use of gay apps like Grindr linked to syphilis outbreak 78
1:39 AM — An increase in the number of gay men using gay social apps, such as Grindr, is to blame for a syphilis epidemic, according to a New Zealand doctor.
Republican Mayor of San Diego speaks out in favour of equal marriage 4
1:05 AM — In a TV advert which is to be broadcast during the Republican National Convention, The Mayor of San Diego, California, has spoken urging voters to support equal marriage for all.
Pride event hopes to raise support ahead of Democrats’ gay marriage decision
12:27 AM — A gay pride event, which is being held in the same US city as is set to host the 2012 Democratic National Convention, hopes to raise enough awareness to influence the party's decision on gay marriage.
25th August 2012
Evan Rachel Wood responds to criticism of Miley Cyrus gay haircut tweet 9
11:42 PM — Evan Rachel Wood responded to Twitter critics, and explained that she was joking when she said Miley Cyrus' new haircut was a sign that she might be gay.
TV station: Gay family show banned for being “inappropriate during family time” 26
11:14 PM — A television station based in the US has come under heavy criticism for their decision not to air a new NBC sitcom about a gay couple, their surrogate and her family.
24th August 2012
British singer comes out as bisexual and says “everyone is gay” 15
1:34 AM — British singer/songwriter, Neon Hitch, has come out as bisexual in an interview in which she discusses her mother, living with Amy Winehouse and a "wonderful" night she shared with an unnamed woman.
Vermont resort settles lawsuit brought after refusing to host lesbian wedding reception 5
12:50 AM — A settlement, including no longer being allowed to host wedding receptions, has been reached by a venue which refused to host a wedding party for a lesbian couples' wedding because of the owners' Catholic beliefs.