27th August 2012
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.
James Franco set to star in and produce gay-art film “James Franco’s Cruising” 6
12:18 AM — James Franco has teamed up with a gay art-porn director to produce and star in an indie film which re-imagines footage lost from the film "Cruising" which starred Al Pacino.
22nd August 2012
Minnesota representative urged to step down following gay-sex scandal 23
8:58 PM — A member of the of the Minnesota House of Representatives has been urged to step down by his party leaders after admitting to having a gay-sex liaison with a 17-year old he met on the internet.
Police: Fake hate crime victim wanted to “spark change” through hoax attack
7:52 PM — Police investigating an allegedly fake violent hate crime in the US state of Nebraska have said they believe to have found the motive behind the incident, during which the victim said she had derogatory words carved into her skin.
Police criticised for giving verbal warnings to gay hate Twitter users 25
7:19 PM — Sussex Police are facing heavy criticism for their approach when dealing with teenagers who tweeted homophobic comments about a rival football club’s fans. Three London teenagers aged between 15 and 16 were identified as the offenders, after they tweeted what was described as “vile and explicit” homophobic messages about Brighton and Hove Albion football supporters. […]
South Carolina creates first LGBT Political Action Committee 1
6:55 PM — A new political action committee has been created in South Carolina to fight for equality, and to end discrimination against its LGBT residents.
Is the newest Barbie to be released actually a drag queen? 13
6:23 PM — Questions have been flying around since the announcement of the newest Barbie to be released, and whether or not this version of the doll is actually a drag queen.
Gay pride pub landlord receives council apology 10
1:35 PM — A council in Essex which forced a pub landlord to take down gay pride flags, following a complaint from the paris council, has issued an apology.