13th December 2012
Yahoo asks users if ‘homosexuality is a choice’ and 300,000 people say yes 58
6:46 PM — Following the publication of research suggesting the way that homosexuality could be passed on genetically, the US internet company Yahoo has asked users if they believe homosexuality is a choice.
Simon Callow: I’m @Out4Marriage because I pay taxes and I’d like the same privildges as everyone else 13
5:55 PM — In his video for the Out4Marriage campaign, the actor Simon Callow says that as a tax payer, he must have the same rights and privileges as anyone else to marry.
Study: Homosexuality passes from fathers to daughters and mothers to sons 36
4:39 PM — New research published in the Quarterly Review of Biology suggests genetics which make a person more likely to be gay are passed from fathers to daughters or mothers to sons
12th December 2012
Study: Male gay fish behaviour found to turn on female fish 20
6:37 PM — German scientists say they have found a tropical male fish that becomes more attractive to females when it displays same-sex behaviour.
Simon Callow: Banning the Church of England from same-sex marriage is a ‘medieval idea’ 29
4:12 PM — Simon Callow has described the government's decision to ban the Church of England from conducting same-sex marriages as "a bit bewildering" and a "sort of medieval idea".
10th December 2012
Mexico: Teacher fired for showing the pro-gay film Milk 12
7:21 PM — A teacher in Mexico has been fired after screening the film "Milk" to her class, with her boss describing the movie as “filth”.
Advertiser’s Feature: Elderly care in the gay community
5:02 PM — The team behind the LGBT-friendly home care agency, ReassureCare explain the services that they can offer to elderly people within the gay community.
Culture secretary prepares to address Commons on same-sex marriage 9
3:13 PM — Culture Secretary Maria Miller is responding to an urgent question about the government’s equal marriage proposals in the House of Commons this afternoon.
7th December 2012
US: Supreme Court agrees to hear landmark same-sex marriage cases 18
8:52 PM — The US Supreme Court has decided to hear two landmark equal marriage cases in the coming term.
6th December 2012
US: Gay soap star Scott Evans arrested for attempting to buy drugs 13
6:59 PM — Scott Evans, the younger brother of Captain America star Chris Evans was arrested in Los Angeles on Tuesday night for attempting to buy drugs from an undercover police officer.
Colombian senator: Same-sex marriage would lead to bestiality or necrophilia 31
4:04 PM — When Colombia’s Congress took its first step towards legalising same-sex marriage this week, Senator Edgar Espíndola reacted by saying the measure would open the way towards necrophilia, bestiality and paedophilia.
5th December 2012
Ireland: Man accused of raping woman after telling her was gay
6:30 PM — The trial of a 46-year-old man accused of raping a woman, having previously told her he was gay, is drawing to a close at the country’s Central Criminal Court.
Canada: Activists say blood reforms will still discriminate against gay men 6
4:46 PM — The Canadian Blood Services’ proposed changes to blood donor eligibility do nothing to lessen discrimination against gay men, according to an HIV/AIDS awareness organisation.
4th December 2012
George Takei beams into Archie Comics’ gay teen series Kevin Keller 3
6:39 PM — Gay actor George Takei, whose best known for his portrayal as Star Trek’s Mr Sulu, crosses a new frontier this week appearing as himself in an issue of Archie Comics' series about Kevin Keller, an openly gay teenager.
France: President’s partner to be a witness at one of the first same-sex weddings 2
2:51 PM — Valérie Trierweiler, the partner of the French President François Hollande, has shown her support for moves to make marriage equal by announcing that she will be a witness at one of the first same-sex marriages.
3rd December 2012
Rylan shuns TOWIE after branded a ‘douchebag’ 12
6:38 PM — It’s been claimed Rylan Clark has reportedly dropped out of tonight’s live episode of The Only Way is Essex after two of the show’s cast complained.
US Supreme Court fails again to decide on equal marriage cases 5
3:33 PM — The US Supreme Court once again failed today to indicate whether it plans to hear multiple cases related to equal marriage.
Gay GOP lawmaker: ‘I thought my same-sex attraction would simply go away’ 29
12:50 PM — A gay central Pennsylvania state Republican, who was married to a woman for almost a decade, says his Christian faith kept him from coming out for years.
1st December 2012
Video: The HIV Hip Hop campaign to reduce stigma and raise awareness 7
4:55 PM — An HIV video message with a difference, developed by the Sheffield Centre for HIV and Sexual Health, learn about HIV through hip hop.
28th November 2012
Scottish charity launches largest ever LGBT consultation
8:15 PM — The Equality Network has launched a major consultation on the future priorities for LGBT people in Scotland.