14th July 2012
Adam Lambert: ‘America is in the middle of a big civil rights movement’ 11
11:53 PM — Pop star Adam Lambert says American attitudes to homosexuality are changing so fast, the country is in the middle of a "big civil rights movement".
Elton John says he ‘wasted a big part’ of his life on drugs 4
11:51 PM — Sir Elton John has spoken candidly about his past drug use, saying he "wasted a big part" of his life. The singer, speaking to the Today show for a forthcoming broadcast, said he was "consumed by cocaine, booze and who knows what else" earlier in his career.
13th July 2012
LGBT book prize longlist announced 4
12:08 PM — Organisers of the Polari First Book Prize have announced the long list for 2012.
12th July 2012
Chile’s president signs hate crime legislation into law 15
10:14 PM — Chile's president Sebastian Pinera signed anti-discrimination legislation into law today. The move comes after the Neo-Nazi killing of a gay man, Daniel Zamudio (pictured), in March. Mr Zamudio's killing shocked Chile and sparked a national debate on hate crime.
US: 12 Episcopal bishops speak out against gay blessings 11
9:08 PM — Twelve US Episcopal bishops have spoken out against the church's decision to approve a blessing for gay unions.
US: Maryland will vote on marriage equality 11
8:06 PM — Maryland will vote on the issue of marriage equality this November after opponents gathered enough support to challenge the state's new gay marriage law.
Chloe Sevigny worried about reactions to trans assassin role 18
7:05 PM — Chloe Sevigny says she feared trans people would be disappointed with her for playing a trans character in TV series Hit & Miss. The actress, 37, told Out magazine she was concerned there would be anger that a transgender performer wasn't playing the part of Mia, an assassin.
Video: Kirk Cameron’s anti-gay marriage film criticised 23
5:46 PM — Kirk Cameron has come in for criticism after recording an anti-gay marriage video for the National Organization for Marriage.
Jon Voight backs Brad Pitt’s mother on anti-gay marriage letter 40
4:56 PM — Jon Voight, Angelina Jolie's father, has backed her husband's mother's opposition to gay marriage.
11th July 2012
Canada: Toronto trans community pays tribute to leader who killed himself 3
11:45 PM — Tributes have been paid to a Canadian transgender community leader who killed himself last week. Kyle Scanlon, who was the education, training, and research coordinator at the 519 Church Street Community Centre in Toronto, died on July 3rd. Reports said he had suffered long-term chronic depression.
Video: Anti-gay American Family Association ponders Google ban 31
11:36 PM — The American Family Association is pondering whether to boycott all Google products in response to the internet giant's Legalise Love campaign. Google's campaign, unveiled at the weekend, will push for the decriminalisation of homosexuality around the world.
US: Mitt Romney tells NAACP he will fight against marriage equality 26
11:30 PM — US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told the annual NAACP convention today that he will oppose marriage equality, despite the civil rights group's board of directors endorsing the right of gay people to marry.
Glee’s Chris Colfer says he was bullied ‘every day’ at school for being gay 6
11:27 PM — Glee actor Chris Colfer has revealed he was bullied every day at school for being gay. Speaking to men's fashion website Mr Porter, Colfer said he didn't tell his parents about the harassment because his sister had a severe form of epilepsy and he didn't want to trouble them with his own problems.
10th July 2012
US: Most Utah voters back legal recognition for gay couples – but not marriage 7
11:55 PM — Polling shows that 71 per cent of Utah voters support some form of legal recognition for gay couples. The survey, by Brigham Young University, found that 43 per cent of respondents thought civil unions should be legal, while 28 per cent wanted full marriage equality.
Gay US congressman Barney Frank says Republicans ‘ignored’ his wedding 7
11:45 PM — Barney Frank, the gay US congressman who married his partner at the weekend, says Republican colleagues have "mostly ignored" his wedding.
US: Marriage equality campaign aims to attract young conservatives 1
11:21 PM — A new US marriage equality campaign has been launched for young people who consider themselves Republican, conservative or libertarian. The 'Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry' initiative was launched by national group Freedom to Marry and aims to highlight the bipartisan nature of marriage equality.
US: Gay rights campaigner Frank Kameny has asteroid named for him 6
11:12 PM — American gay rights campaigner Frank Kameny has had an asteroid named after him. The activist, who died last October aged 86, was sacked from his government job as an astronomer in 1957 for being gay. He later became one of the leading lights of the US gay rights movement.
Liverpool FC to march in city Pride parade 18
11:51 AM — Liverpool Football Club has announced it will be the first Premier League club in the country to be officially represented at a Pride event, although no footballers have been announced as taking part.
9th July 2012
US: Latino groups launch push for marriage equality 4
11:45 PM — Leading US Latino groups are backing a campaign to raise awareness of gay rights and marriage equality. Twenty-one of America's largest Latino groups have signed up to the Familia es Familia campaign, which was launched on Sunday in Las Vegas.
HIV treatment ‘hindered by anti-gay laws’ 10
11:11 PM — Treatment for HIV around the world is being hindered by anti-gay laws, an independent report says. The Global Commission on HIV and the Law said that countries were wasting valuable resources by pursuing "archaic" laws against gay people.