13th August 2012
Freddie Mercury’s hologram ‘duets’ with Jessie J at Olympics closing ceremony 22
12:37 PM — The hundreds of millions of viewers who tuned in to view the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony last night witnessed huge images of Freddie Mercury recreating his famous 1985 Live Aid appearance projected onto the main stage.
10th August 2012
Journalism student uncovers ‘transphobic and homophobic culture’ at major Australian newspaper 8
4:34 PM — A journailsm student at the University of Melboune has exposed what she described as a "sexist, transphobic and homophobic culture" at the Herald Sun, one of the country's biggest newspapers.
Gay Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham declares he’ll dive naked if he wins Gold 47
11:46 AM — Australian Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham has decalred that he'll dive naked if he wins another Gold medal.
Anti-homophobia march takes place at University of Alberta in support of assaulted student 3
11:03 AM — A fortnight after an apparent homophobic attack on a student from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, hundreds of locals showed their support for the victim in a march against homophobia.
8th August 2012
Lesbian sends dinner request to Chick-fil-A chief 16
11:46 PM — A lesbian business owner in Atlanta, Georgia, has invited Chick-fil-A chief Dan Cathy to have dinner with her family. Marci Alt, who is a married mother of two, wants the firm's leader to "share a meal with an LGBT family".
US: Trans man’s doctor ‘failed to tell him he had cancer’ 13
11:39 PM — A New York transgender man has revealed that his doctor didn't tell him he had breast cancer because he was confused by his patient's transgender status.
Obama opposes Scouts anti-gay discrimination 8
11:37 PM — President Obama is opposed to the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay members, volunteers and staff, his spokesman said today. He is the honorary president of the Scouts group.
US: Montana man falsely claimed he was beaten in anti-gay attack 13
11:35 PM — A Montana man has admitted falsely reporting that he was injured in an anti-gay attack. According to police, Joseph Baken claimed that he was beaten early on Sunday morning by three men after entering a Missoula bar and asking where he could find a gay bar.
Liverpool: 52,000 attend city’s third annual Pride celebrations 4
9:51 AM — Over 52,000 people are believed to have attended a rainy Liverpool Pride 2012, organisers have said.
7th August 2012
Argentina: Gay couple legally recognised as fathers 15
10:42 PM — A gay couple in Argentina have been legally recognised as the fathers of their baby boy born by surrogate. Alejandro Grinblat and Carlos Gustavo Dermgerd had a son named Tobias on June 29th in New Delhi. He was carried by a Canadian surrogate mother.
US: Delaware governor says state could legalise marriage equality in 2013 3
10:40 PM — The governor of Delaware is confident that his state will legalise marriage equality in 2013. Jack Markell, a Democrat, told the Huffington Post that work on legislation "probably will" start as soon as the next session.
Malaysian gay couple hold wedding celebration 3
10:36 PM — A gay couple in Malaysia have held what is considered to be the country's first gay wedding celebration. Ngeo Boon Lin, a Malaysian-born pastor and his new husband, African-American music producer Phineas Newborn III, celebrated with a front of a crowd of family members, friends and journalists.
Mitt Romney ‘supports rights of gay Scout members’ 17
10:34 PM — US presidential candidate Mitt Romney is against many gay rights measures, but he does back the right of gay people to join the Scouts. In 1994, he said that while the Boy Scouts of American should be free to set its own policies, he agreed that it should allow gay people to be members, staff and volunteers.
Gay man publishes father’s letter disowning him 187
3:35 PM — A gay man has published a letter sent to him by his father to disown him after he came out.
Manchester: Nurse convicted of homophobic verbal abuse against policeman 22
1:50 PM — A nurse in Manchester has been convicted of homophobic abusing a policeman as he tried to break up a racially aggravated argument.
6th August 2012
ObamaCare ‘will ban discrimination against transgender people’ 6
10:10 PM — A senior official with the Department of Health and Human Services has told transgender rights groups that federal health programmes and companies receiving federal dollars are barred from discriminating against trans people.
US: Gay rights group donates $1m to marriage equality efforts
10:06 PM — US gay rights group Human Rights Campaign has donated $1m to marriage equality efforts in four states. Campaign groups in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington will each receive $250,000.
Poll: Gay men take twice as many holidays 38
10:02 AM — A new poll suggested gay men take double the national average number of holidays each year.
2nd August 2012
London: Record attendance at gay professionals network 10
5:19 PM — Village Drinks, the social event for gay professionals, is celebrating its highest attendance for an event, with a record 600 members attending the group’s summer party in London tonight.
1st August 2012
Bid to decriminalise gay acts in Northern Cyprus at European court 11
6:00 PM — The European Court of Human Rights has registered a case to decriminalise homosexuality in Northern Cyprus, the last place in the Council of Europe where being gay is a criminal offence.