22nd December 2012
US: Wisconsin court rules in favour of same sex domestic partnership registry 3
2:34 AM — An appeals court ruled on Friday that Wisconsin's same sex domestic partnership registry does not violate a state constitutional amendment which bans marriage equality.
Possible US Defence Secretary nominee: Comments about gays “do not reflect my views” 17
1:45 AM — A former US Senator, and Barack Obama's likely choice for Defence Secretary, apologised on Friday for "insensitive" remarks he made about an openly gay nominee for an ambassadorship.
Video: Gay men’s chorus performs song dedicated to Sandy Hook victims 3
12:13 AM — The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles and students from the Creative Planet School of the Arts, got together last week to dedicate a performance to the victims of the Sandy Hook shootings, and the families of Newtown, Connecticut.
21st December 2012
The Sun claims Katie Price’s new boyfriend is a ‘gay icon’ as he has appeared on gay porn sites 16
1:58 AM — Former glamour model, Katie Price's new lover, Kieran Hayler, is a stripper, has appeared on gay porn sites, and has been described as a "gay icon".
Football Association Chairman: ‘No player should fear coming out as gay’ 9
1:25 AM — The Chairman of the FA, David Bernstein, has said that no football player should fear coming out of the closet, following a decision by the governing body to tackle discrimination.
US: Minnesota group to push for marriage equality 1
12:48 AM — The head of the group which led the campaign to vote 'no' on a bill which would have banned equal marriage, has said it will now push to legalise it, starting in the legislative session next month.
20th December 2012
Taiwan: ‘Milestone’ equal marriage case sent to top court 2
2:08 PM — A Taiwanese court which had been scheduled to give a decision today on the case of a gay couple who had appealed to have their marriage legally recognised, made no ruling, and instead sent the case to the country's top court.
US: Judge approves legal fees for trans woman prisoner, denies personal costs 2
2:36 AM — A US judge has approved the payment of legal fees to the lawyers representing a trans woman prisoner, who is to be allowed gender-reassignment surgery as treatment for her gender dysphoria.
Taiwan: Court decision could lead to legalisation of equal marriage 5
2:06 AM — A decision is expected on Thursday by a Taiwanese court which could result in the first legally recognised marriage of a gay couple in the country.
19th December 2012
Nate Silver: My friends describe me as ‘sexually gay but ethnically straight’ 11
3:24 AM — US statistician, Nate Silver, said his friends would describe him as "kind of sexually gay but ethnically straight", in a recent interview.
Trinidad and Tobago: Prime Minister to give ‘due consideration’ to LGBT discrimination 4
2:48 AM — The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago has gone on record to say that she will give "due consideration" to the issue of discrimination raised by LGBT people.
US: Baseball player apologises for tweeting homophobic slur 1
1:55 AM — A New York Mets baseball player has apologised after he used a homophobic slur in a twitter conversation with a friend earlier this month.
18th December 2012
Rabbi: Bans gay teachers, says they are ‘perverts’ 36
3:34 PM — A prominent Rabbi has said that people seeking private lessons, especially for their children, are not allowed to employ "perverted" gay teachers, "evil" atheists.
Republican Mike Huckabee: The Newtown shootings were the fault of gay people 57
2:38 PM — Fox News presenter and former 2008 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, has made several comments about the Newtown, Connecticut, school shootings, seemingly blaming gay people for the massacre.
Russian football club declines “stupid” fan club request to avoid gay or black players 7
1:12 PM — The director of sports at a Russian football club has declined the request of its largest fan club to discriminate against gay and black players.
Vatican paper says marriage equality efforts aim for a gay ‘utopia’ 41
12:36 PM — The media in the Vatican has likened moves towards equal marriage to a communist-like "utopia", and said that the Catholic Church will not accept "fashionable" changes in favour of equality.
US: Judge rules that fetal death certificates should include same-sex parents 3
11:53 AM — An Iowa judge has ordered that the Department of Public Health alter the process of issuing fetal death certificates, in order to be inclusive of same-sex parents.
Dolly Parton: ‘If I was gay, I would have come out of the closet just a-flying’ 4
11:09 AM — Dolly Parton has addressed rumours that she is secretly a lesbian by saying that if she was she would have come out of the closet years ago.
Muslim council wants exemption from “discriminatory” marriage equality law 81
10:49 AM — Muslim leaders have spoken out about upcoming marriage equality legislation to say that all religions should be allowed exemption from the law, not just the Church of England and Church in Wales.
17th December 2012
Video: Peaceful Vatican equal marriage protest stopped by police 20
3:25 AM — Gay rights campaigners who held a silent protest near St Peter’s Square on Sunday, during the Pope’s weekly prayers, have said that they had their placards confiscated, and some were detained by police, reports suggest.