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.
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.