4th September 2012
University stands by controversial study on children of gay parents 42
1:12 AM — The University of Texas has made a statement defending a report published in July which suggested that children born to parents who had a gay relationship have more problems in adult life than those born to married, straight parents.
2nd September 2012
Billionaire GOP supporter disagrees with platform, says he supports gay marriage 13
9:47 PM — A supporter of the Republican Party has broken with their consensus on equal marriage, and said that he is in support of the movement towards equality.
Historic gay sex convictions will be able to be deleted from October 14
8:51 PM — From October, men with historic convictions for having consensual gay sex will be able to apply to have the convictions removed from official databases.
In a legal first, a trans woman who was convicted of public indecency has her sentence altered 4
8:24 PM — In a legal first, a trans woman has had her sentence altered due to the now unsuitable nature of a community order she was issued before gender reassignment.
Eagle Scouts return their medals in protest against Boy Scouts of America’s anti-gay policy 7
7:41 PM — Many Eagle Scouts in the US have returned their medals to the Boy Scouts of America in protest to their anti-gay policy which does not allow any gay members, volunteers or staff.
Student aims to start study to ensure safety and comfort for gay retirees 2
7:01 PM — A masters degree student in Canada has hopes that a new study will lead to comfortable and safe retirement homes aimed at LGBT retirees.
Gay teen to sue school for failing to protect him from homophobic bully 11
2:23 AM — A gay teenager in Indianapolis who was expelled for bringing a stun-gun to school to scare off bullies, is suing the public school system for failing to protect him from bullying.
South Africa: Gay adoptive parents were asked if child “would become gay” under their care 16
1:50 AM — A couple who have been caring for a four-year-old boy since 2010, the biological parents of whom were homeless alcoholics, have been questioned on their ability to raise the child, apparently because they are gay.
Stevie Wonder apologises for saying “gay people are confused” 60
1:11 AM — Stevie Wonder has apologised for a comment he made about Frank Ocean in a recent interview, saying that he thought men get confused between male bonding and being gay.
New Zealand Prime Minister “Too Gay”, says Conservative leader 20
12:58 AM — The Prime Minister of New Zealand has been mentioned in a pamphlet sent out by an opposing political party, saying that people are disgruntled about his vote in favour of the equal marriage bill.
Northern Ireland: Alliance Party votes in favour of equal marriage 13
12:25 AM — The Alliance Party in Northern Ireland has voted in favour of introducing equal marriage. The motion passed, calling for “equal civil marriage with robust protection for faith groups”.
1st September 2012
Previously banned gay family show will air in Utah after all 6
12:19 AM — An NBC show which features a gay couple, their surrogate and her family, which was removed from the schedule of a Utah TV network for being "inappropriate" has been picked up by another station in the state.
31st August 2012
New Zealand: Churches vow not to officiate same-sex weddings 59
8:48 PM — A majority of New Zealand churches have said that they will not officiate same-sex marriages, following news that an equal marriage bill has jumped the first hurdle towards becoming law.
Stevie Wonder thinks that “some gay people are confused” about being gay 104
8:13 PM — In a recent interview, Stevie Wonder discussed Frank Ocean's recent announcement that his first love was a man, but said that he thinks men can confuse male bonding with being gay.
Malaysia: Court case challenges trans “discrimination” law 2
7:52 PM — Four trans women in Malaysia have begun action to challenge the Islamic law which forbids them from behaving and dressing like women.
30th August 2012
Brazil: Gay father granted full “maternity” leave 7
11:22 PM — A government agency in Brazil has granted the full allotment of "maternity" leave to a gay man in a civil partnership, who has adopted a child.
Egypt: Leader of “gay sex network” arrested by police 3
10:57 PM — Egyptian police have arrested a man from Cairo based on the accusation that he was the head of a "gay sex network".
GLAAD index names best and worst in LGBT friendly broadcasting 3
10:19 PM — The sixth annual Network Responsibility Index has been published by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, and includes details of networks and shows which have accurately reflected, or not, the LGBT community through their broadcasting.
Warning made to US churches that collecting money for anti-equality causes is not allowed 8
9:12 PM — Churches in Washington have been reminded that they are not to act as intermediaries by taking donations for political causes, including a group attempting to overturn the legalisation of equal marriage in the state.
Tasmania: equal marriage bill passes in first stage of parliament 20
8:35 PM — Tasmanian advocators of equal marriage celebrated today, as a bill to legalise same-sex marriage was passed in the first chamber of parliament.