24th August 2012
Justin Hawkins of The Darkness says he likes to ‘connect’ with gay audiences 5
5:04 PM — The frontman of metal-parody band The Darkness has said he likes to "connect" with gay audiences.
Minnesota: Politician gives in and steps down after gay sex scandal 15
3:40 PM — A 56-year-old Minnesota Democrat who had a sexual encounter with a minor he met online has dropped his re-election bid.
LGBT centre in Lancashire awarded £450,000 4
2:00 PM — An LGBT project in Lancashire has been awarded £450,000 by the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund.
23rd August 2012
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son joins up with Born This Way Foundation 12
1:36 PM — The son of Arnold Schwarzenegger has joined the ranks of supporters of Lady Gaga’s BornThis Way Foundation.
22nd August 2012
Video: Men in Swimwear perform Anti-Romney One Direction spoof 7
2:09 PM — A group of barely clad models gathered poolside to perform "Disclosure," a sexed-up spoof the ubiquitous One Direction single What Makes You Beautiful, in which they poke fun at Mitt Romney and the Republican party.
Sir Elton John holidays with Bel Ami star Dolph Lambert 32
1:42 PM — The Daily Mail reports that popstar Sir Elton John has been holidaying in St Tropez with gay porn star Dolph Lambert among others while baby Zachary was in the care of a nanny.
Town rallies to help out victim of homophobic vandalism 12
11:33 AM — A student in Virginia who had his car vandalized four times this year with homophobic slurs has had his car restored and fitted with new features when auto-repair shops throughout the town rallied to his aid in a display of solidarity.
21st August 2012
Julie Goodyear says she may talk about her ex-female lover while on Celebrity Big Brother 10
5:00 PM — Former Coronation Street star Julie Goodyear has hinted she might discuss some of her past conquests - male and female - while appearing on Celebrity Big Brother.
Surrey FA team up with Pride Sports 2
3:33 PM — The Surrey Football Association have tamed up with Pride Sports with a view to help combat homophobia in sports and encourge LGBT people who wish to participate in football.
20th August 2012
Downton Abbey’s gay footman to get featured storyline in new series 15
5:41 PM — Rob James-Collier, who plays Thomas the footman in Downton Abbey, has said that his character's sexuality is further explored in the new series, having taken a back seat in the previous one.
Essex landlord forced by council to remove gay pride flags from pub 63
3:25 PM — A pub in Essex has been forced to take down rainbow pride flags after complaints from villagers.
17th August 2012
50 Cent speaks about his ‘lesbian mother’ 21
5:49 PM — In an interview with celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, 50 Cent has spoken about growing up with a lesbian mother and how he came to understand her sexuality.
Ukrainian public morality body claims Spongebob Squarepants is “gay” 39
11:10 AM — There are proposals afoot in the Ukraine to censor a number of children's television shows following a study by a conservative commission group who have deemed certain shows "a real threat" to the country's young, including Spongebob Squarepants, who was labelled "gay".
16th August 2012
Library of Congress auditor sacked after ‘liking’ gay adoption Facebook page files federal lawsuit 20
5:18 PM — An auditor who says he was fired by the US Library of Congress after his boss discovered he was gay via Facebook has filed a federal lawsuit this month in a US District Court for the District of Columbia.
Homophobic Cheerio-burning man dies of heart-attack 35
12:31 PM — Michael Leisner, whose homophobic protest against food giant General Mills and their pro-marriage equality stance resulted in a viral video, died on Saturday after suffering a heart attack.
15th August 2012
Gay-friendly San Francisco church denies drag queen ban 13
5:54 PM — An LGBT-friendly Catholic church in San Francisco which banned drag queens from its premises has reversed the decision after the church's business manager said the new pastor had: "not been educated about the importance of drag queens in the gay community."
Same-sex ballroom championships come to Blackpool 5
10:05 AM — Same-sex international ballroom dancing championships are to be held in Blackpool this autumn.
14th August 2012
Lady Gaga builds nursery for godson and angers animal rights organisation 35
4:27 PM — Lady Gaga is reportedly getting an new wing built in her house on the Greek island of Crete for her godson Zachary, son of Sir Elton John and David Furnish.
Kentish gay teen couple speak out about homophobic abuse 81
11:48 AM — An 18-year-old gay man from Tonbridge, Kent, has spoken to his local press in the hope of raising awareness about the daily homophobic abuse he has suffered.
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.