7th October 2012
George Osborne: I will vote in support of equal marriage 29
3:28 PM — Chancellor George Osborne has reiterated his support for the government’s policy on equal marriage as the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham gets underway.
6th October 2012
US: The number of LGBT characters on TV has increased, GLAAD study finds 21
1:50 AM — The number of gay and bisexual characters in the upcoming US television season, including cable TV, is on the rise, according to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.
UN human rights office puts pressure on Ukraine regarding LGBT censorship law 4
1:05 AM — The human rights office of the United Nations has urged Ukraine to rethink a draft LGBT censorship law which was announced earlier this week.
5th October 2012
Sacha Baron Cohen signs up to make new film, The Lesbian, based on a true story 6
1:05 AM — Sacha Baron Cohen's next comic character is to be a based on the true story of a Chinese man who recently offered a $65million dowry to any man who could woo his lesbian daughter.
US: Teen denied Eagle Scout badge for ‘not meeting standard on sexual orientation’ 57
12:35 AM — A scout in California has been denied the Eagle Scout badge by his scoutmaster because of his decision to come out as gay, despite, he claims, not being told he would not be awarded the badge.
4th October 2012
US: Trans prisoner files for expenses from gender-reassignment legal battle
10:52 PM — Michelle Kosilek, the trans woman incarcerated in an all-male prison, has filed for the expenses she, and her attorney, are requesting from the court, following a ruling that her legal costs, as well as the cost of gender reassignment surgery, as a treatment for gender dysphoria.
Government Communications chief regrets treatment of codebreaker Alan Turing 49
8:55 PM — The head of the Government Communications Headquarters has expressed his regret at the way Alan Turing, a gay World War Two codebreaker, was treated in the years leading up to his suicide after being convicted of homosexuality.
3rd October 2012
Anna Paquin: Bisexuality? ‘It’s just part of who I am’ 11
11:07 PM — In a new interview, actress Anna Paquin has addressed confusion she has faced about her open bisexuality, and accusations that she is actually straight, because she is married to a man.
US: Trans woman’s health insurance will pay for gender-reassignment surgery 7
10:36 PM — A New York trans woman has won the right to have gender-reassignment surgery paid for by her health insurance, following an out of court settlement with her insurance company.
Video: Expedia advert shows a man’s acceptance of his gay daughter 10
9:17 PM — US Travel company, Expedia, has launched a new video in which an elderly father travels across the country to attend his lesbian daughter's wedding.
NFL player Chris Kluwe references the Bible in defence of equal marriage 11
2:36 AM — In a recent interview, NFL player Chris Kluwe turned to the Bible to explain why he supports equal marriage, and discussed how important he thinks it is to do so.
US: Lawsuit to challenge California ban on gay ‘cure’ therapy 9
12:54 AM — A Christian group are set to sue in an attempt to reverse California's new law which will ban gay 'cure' treatments for people under 18 from January 2013.
2nd October 2012
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s parents thought he was gay and tried to ‘cure’ him 15
12:48 AM — Film star-turned-politician, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has spoken out saying that his parents thought he was gay when he was a teenager, and that they took him to a doctor in order to try to "cure" him.
US: Football player voices opposition to equal marriage, says ‘marriage is in trouble’ 50
12:27 AM — The question of NFL players being allowed to speak out in favour of equal marriage has been a contentious issue recently, and those opposed to the idea are beginning to voice their opinions too.
27th September 2012
New York: Same-sex marriage case heard in appeals court 3
9:47 PM — A New York lawyer for the Justice Department was made, by a federal appeals panel to explain the US government's decision behind ceasing to defend the Defense of Marriage Act.
Ex employee deems Chick-fil-A ‘a safe place for people to hate’ 7
9:09 PM — A former employee of fast food restaurant, Chick-fil-A, has resigned after almost ten years, saying that the company created an atmosphere where it was understood “that Chick-fil-A doesn’t like homosexuals.”
26th September 2012
Adam Lambert says Paris Hilton is ‘not worth it’ after homophobic remarks 14
11:53 PM — The openly gay former American Idol contestant, Adam Lambert, has said he doesn't care about what Paris Hilton had to say about gay men.
US: State to appeal against gender reassignment ruling for trans prisoner 21
11:12 PM — The Department of Correction is to appeal against a judge's ruling that a trans woman incarcerated in a male-only prison should be given gender-reassignment surgery as the only way to treat her condition.
Couple to sue over anti-gay political campaign which used their photo without permission 6
10:40 PM — A couple from New Jersey are set to sue over a political campaign which used their engagement photo, without permission, and in an attack on a state lawmaker who supported a failed equal marriage bill.
25th September 2012
Stephen Fry tweet confuses fans into believing Hugh Grant came out as gay 20
11:44 PM — Following the news that Hugh Grant had 'come out' in support of equal marriage today, Stephen Fry's celebratory tweet confused some Twitter users into thinking he was actually coming out as gay.